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  1. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Air Canada and 'Survivor: Indiana�...

    Chris Ryan, Danny Chau, netw3rk and Robert Mays

    (GIFs by Jason Gallagher) Danny Chau: DeMar DeRozan is nothing if not a worker (and ridiculously athletic). You can see it in his steady year-by-year improvement. On good nights, you can see it in the improved vision and court sense to go with his...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. NBA Playoffs Winners and Losers, So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The first 72 hours of the NBA playoffs have been wild compared with last season's early chalk-fest. We've had nine competitive games out of 10, crazy finishes, a GM giving an ECW-style promo, massive scoring totals, and lots of other fun st...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. How to Fix the First Round of the NBA Playoffs

    Bill Barnwell

    The NBA has never really gotten the first round of its playoff structure right. Those series were in a best-of-three format as recently as 1983, and then the NBA expanded the first round to a best-of-five approach the following year...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Thunder-Grizzlies, Explosions Everywhere

    Danny Chau

    (Video via Jason Gallagher) Watch it. Watch the play of the year over and over and over. It doesn't get any easier to believe. How? Chaos enveloped the entire possession. On each replay, there's another potential disast...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  5. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Opening Statements

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Steve McPhe...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  6. Triangle All-Stars: The Final Roster for the People’s Dream...

    Andrew Sharp and Chris Ryan

    We have come to the end of the road with the NBA regular season. The playoffs start Saturday, and the basketball world will be thrown into chaos from here until mid-June. Zach Lowe has a preview of what's coming over here, but we couldn't l...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  7. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons and Grantland's Zach Lowe give their thoughts on the NBA playoff matchups, who they think the breakout young star will be, and the NBA awards ballots. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check o...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  9. It’s Time for True Seeding in the NBA Playoffs

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Saturday marks one of the best days of the sport year: the first day of the NBA playoffs. Sadly, if you're like me, or if you root for the Suns, you'll spend a lot of the weekend dwelling on one key shortcoming of the greatest bas...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  10. NBA Regular-Season Shootaround: Good-bye to All That

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing happened during the NBA regular season, and the Shootaround crew was here to help you keep track of it all. With the playoffs on the horizon, we looked back on some of our favorite smaller moments, head-scratching story lines...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  12. Fixing the NBA Playoffs

    Bill Simmons

    I didn't write an NBA Bag on Thursday because I knew David Letterman was stepping down. I wrote an NBA Bag because I've been doing mailbags ever since I started writing this column in 1997 ...; and only because I loved Letterman&#...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  13. What Would an NBA Sweet 16 Look Like?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Phoenix Suns are 41-29 and currently a half game out of the Western Conference playoffs. However, they have a better record than all but two teams in the Eastern Conference. They are obviously one of the 16 best teams in the NBA, but there&rs...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  14. NBA Bag: Figuring Out the Ever-Changing, Pick-Swapping 2014 Draft...

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: We're taking next Wednesday off from the NBA Bag, then writing three more for the Triangle on April 2, April 9 and April 16 (last day of the regular season). We might keep it going through the playoffs if the questions are go...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. Sprinting to the Finish Line

    Zach Lowe

    We're coming down the stretch of the NBA season, when contenders jell ahead of the playoffs and the tankers hit an extra gear that features fake injuries, weird rotations, and guys like Mark Madsen chucking 3-pointers. The league separates into ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  16. SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED

    Andrew Sharp

    We couldn't find a good picture of Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach, so the picture above is just a reminder that when the Pistons won their title, Rasheed made championship belts for everyone and then brought his to every single playoff game th...

    Blog | December 20, 2013