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  1. Rest vs. Rust in the NBA Playoffs

    Patricia Lee

    Heading into last night's Game 1 against the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs had exactly nine days of rest, something that became something of a story line in the days that followed. The Heat ended their series Monday and had a three-day turnaround...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  2. About Last Weekend: Miami Ready for an Encore

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy devising an elaborate fake game show so you could injure otherwise forgotten celebrities, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: LeBron James flirted with, but fell two assists shy of, a triple-double as his Miami H...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  3. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers, ...

    Brett Koremenos

    This concludes our look at the sets and actions integral to each NBA playoff team's success. Read about the Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucks here; read about the Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Warriors here. Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams and the UC...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  4. Can the Miami Heat take it to another level? Plus more questions ...

    Zach Lowe

    Can LeBron & Co. be even better? And which team has the best chance to prevent an NBA Finals rematch?

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  5. About Last Night: The Playoff Picture

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy scaring little children by reciting Mariners hitting stats from the past decade, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Utah Jazz were eliminated from the NBA playoff picture after an 86-70 loss to the Memphis G...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. About Last Weekend: Men at Work

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out busting people's chops and bringing them down a peg or two, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Masters has a new champion: Adam Scott defeated Angel Cabrera in a tense two-hole playoff to win his first major ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  7. The Game of ThronestoNBA Playoffs Translator, Book 1: Westeros ...

    netw3rk and Steve McPherson

    To read the Essos (Eastern) Conference translator, click here. Steve McPherson: As darkness sweeps the land, a lone figure works by dim light, trying to write one of those intros where it seems like he's talking about Game of Thrones but then he's...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  8. Grantland on the 2013 NBA Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    Our team's sweep of the NBA postseason.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  9. Metta's First 23 Days of Freedom

    Rembert Browne

    Athletes are at their best in the offseason. Let's celebrate their antics. On May 21, the Los Angeles Lakers were knocked out of the NBA playoffs. Here's what Metta World Peace tweeted about the outcome the next morning: Not the ending we want...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  10. Lakers-Thunder Game Notes: The Big Three, Scapegoats, and Phil Ja...

    Mark Titus

    Despite Kobe Bryant's 42 points, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of their series on Monday night, ending the Lakers' season and setting up a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. If you d...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  11. An Obituary for the Lockout-Shortened Season

    Carles

    Hey, remember the shortened NBA regular season? Now that the playoffs have started, it feels like the regular season only existed to serve as a talking point for diagnosing Derrick Rose's torn ACL. The 66-game season was actually a blessing for d...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  12. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, the New York Knicks, and the one X fac...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Miami Heat's 3-point defense, the Los Angeles Lakers' big bodies, and much, much more.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  13. David Stern, Vince McMahon, LeBron James, John Cena, and the WWE ...

    The Masked Man

    Before the playoffs heat up and things get serious, we looked at which NBA figures have pro-wrestling counterparts.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  14. Jay Caspian Kang on Kobe Bryant: Person of Interest

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Stuck with an aging roster, and just 10,000 points shy of Kareem's record, what exactly is Kobe playing for?

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2012
  15. Wesley Morris on LeBron, Dwyane, Amar'e, and the rise of the NBA ...

    Wesley Morris

    Basketball style and black identity.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011