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  1. The 2014 NBA Finals, Illustrated

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The 2014 NBA Finals featured the two best shooting offenses in the NBA. Miami and San Antonio ranked no. 1 and 2 in effective field goal percentage during the regular season. But during the Finals, the Spurs hit another gear, while...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. NBA Playoffs Overnight: A Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Series

    netw3rk, Andrew Sharp and Danny Chau

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: The Pacers' 2013-14 season has been a journey into basketball schizophrenia. Nothing makes sense. They started the season 15-1 as a relentless vise, squeezing opposing te...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. NBA Playoffs Overnight: LeBron Survives, But Lance Lives Forever

    Andrew Sharp, Danny Chau and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: The Heat do not have an off switch. What they have are actual human bodies, albeit outwardly godlike ones, susceptible to boring regular-person stuff like plain getting tired. They...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Turn the Page

    Danny Chau and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: Joe Johnson - as you may have heard and have probably joked - is quite well compensated, even within the heady ranks of professional basketball players. It&...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  5. NBA Playoffs Overnight: OKC-LAC-WTF?!

    Chris Ryan, Andrew Sharp and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: In a season where the lizard-scaled antebellum worldview of Clippers owner Donald Sterling finally crawled into the daylight of the world's attention, it's quit...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. Class Is Still in Session

    Jonathan Abrams

    Somewhere amid the ankle-breaking crossovers, the crashing dunks, and Jason Williams's elbow passes at the 2000 NBA Rookie Challenge in Oakland, Andre Miller was doing what Andre Miller always does. The 23-year-old Cleveland Cavali...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. About Last Weekend: Flip the Script

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy explaining to the world why you can't explain things to your children, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: In NBA conference semifinals action, Paul George poured in 39 points as the Pace...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  8. Teaching Greg Oden How to Be a Benchwarmer

    Mark Titus

    The most entertaining first round in NBA playoff history is in the books, as are the countless story lines that accompanied the drama over the last two weeks, including Drake's lint roller, Damian Lillard catapulting himself to even greater...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. How Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin Will Define Clips-Thunder...

    Zach Lowe

    We almost don't have enough time to process it after 16 days of first-round euphoria, but holy hell, the Clippers and Thunder are about to face off in a battle of starry NBA juggernauts. It appeared just five days ago the Grizzlies and Clip...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  10. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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