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  1. 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
  2. Why the NBA Playoffs Are Better Than the NCAA Tournament: Baldnes...

    Mark Titus

    This year, like every year, I found myself thinking about the NCAA tournament during the first round of the NBA playoffs. It's no secret that I love March Madness so much that I use the event as a bookmark for other memories in my life. (For exam...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  3. Mark Titus watches the first round of the NBA playoffs and rates ...

    Mark Titus

    Grantland's NCAA hoops columnist watches the first round of the NBA playoffs and wonders how some of the guys he played with and against ended up being so much better (or worse) than he expected as pros.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  4. Mark Titus's Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings, with Trey Burke towing M...

    Mark Titus

    Trey Burke tows Michigan to no. 1 and threatens to ruin the best National Player of the Year race since 2007.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  5. Three Observations From College Basketball's Opening Weekend

    Mark Titus

    Local radio stations are playing Christmas music, the Chiefs are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, and Dick Vitale went into an on-air rant that ended with him talking about Barbra Streisand's high school classmates. This can only mean one...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  6. Is Derek Fisher More Important Than We Think?

    Mark Titus

    Thanks to a brilliant second-half comeback and some questionable officiating, on Wednesday night the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since Cla...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Celtics-76ers Game Notes: Chris Webber, Gollum, and Evan Turner's...

    Mark Titus

    After splitting a couple of one-point games to open their series with the 76ers, the Boston Celtics emphatically won Game 3 in Philadelphia on Wednesday night by shooting 52 percent from the field while holding the Sixers to just 41 percent shooting....

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  9. Clippers-Grizzlies: The Fans, the Beards, and the Ugly Basketball...

    Mark Titus

    Following the most successful regular season in the history of the franchise, the Clippers won a playoff series for just the second time ever by beating the Grizzlies in Game 7 on Sunday. This series was already the most exciting first-round series i...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  10. Basketball Rules in Indiana. Why Don't the Pacers?

    Mark Titus

    With respect to New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and every other place in America that considers itself a "basketball city," nowhere does the game matter as much as it does in Indiana. Spend a single January day in the state and it ...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  11. Spurs-Jazz: Four Things You Missed

    Mark Titus

    On Monday night, I took one for the team and watched the Pacers-Magic game while all of you watched the Heat take a two-game series lead on the Knicks. The next day, I filled you in on what you missed in what I described as the least-interesting firs...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  12. Indiana-Orlando: Seven Things You Missed

    Mark Titus

    The NBA playoffs are only a few days old, but they've already provided a ton of memorable moments, such as Derrick Rose's and Iman Shumpert's knee injuries, Kevin Durant's game-winner, Memphis's choke job, Jordan Hill's alleged choke job, Andrew Bynu...

    Blog | May 01, 2012