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  1. Crying Foul: Understanding the Pacers’ Game 4 Free Throw Pr...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Ask any basketball coach at any level, and they'll likely tell you the same thing: The best place to score is at the free throw line. This is particularly true in the NBA, and almost any time a player is given foul shot attempts, t...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. We Went There Meets NBA Betting Lines: Paul George OMGWTF

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Last week, My Scrabble Friend had an idea. Because I want to steer as far away from endorsing this as I can, I'll let him explain it himself: Scrabble Friend: There's a prop bet for the first team to score 20 points in a game. These lines actuall...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. CourtVision: How the Heat and Spurs Score

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A comprehensive guide to the key players in the season's NBA Finals. MIAMI Miami is a great scoring team that is especially dominant in the two key areas: near the basket and beyond the 3-point line. Their three main scorers, James, Wade, and...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Closer

    Robert Mays, Danny Chau, and Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Kobe Bryant Robert Mays: I haven't looked at the box score from last night's Lakers win, and that's on purpose — because I really don't care to see it. I don'...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  5. NBA Countdown: Who Will Be the NBA's Top Scorer?

    Grantland Channel

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons break down the suddenly tight race for the NBA scoring title between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant. They also explain how Melo and Durant were born to score baskets the way sharks were born to kill fish....

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  6. CourtVision: What's Gotten Into John Wall?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Back on March 25, the Grizzlies and Wizards were playing a game at the Verizon Center. The score was only 4-4 when Zach Randolph missed an 11-foot jumper along the left baseline. The rebound came down into the hands of Washington's Emeka Okafor, who ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  7. The State of the Warriors: Score and Be Scored Upon

    Zach Lowe

    Stephen Curry just wrapped one of the most scintillating two-game stretches you'll ever see, slicing up Indiana and New York on back-to-back nights for 92 points on 32-of-48 shooting — including an insane 18-of-23 from 3-point range. He's on pa...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  8. Kevin Durant is having one of the greatest offensive seasons in N...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    At 24 years old, Kevin Durant isn't just a gifted offensive player — he's already one of the greatest of all time. And he's only getting better. Here's the proof.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  9. The Surprising Offensive Success of Andre Drummond and the Piston...

    Brett Koremenos

    Watching the Detroit Pistons try to score last season had a lot in common with being forced to watch a Whitney marathon. It was long, mildly offensive, and likely done against your better judgment. Finally feeling the effects of some disastrous perso...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  10. Legacy of a Buzzer-Beater: How George Hill Beat the Lakers

    Zach Lowe

    George Hill dropped his second game-winner of the season Tuesday in Los Angeles, sparing the viewing audience five additional minutes of ugly basketball and dropping the Lakers to 7-8. The sub-.500 record has predictably inspired panic around the Lak...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  11. Grantland Exclusive: Inventor of Eyeglasses Weighs In on LeBron-W...

    Chris Ryan

    It's been what feels like four score and seven years, but we finally had an off-day in the NBA on Wednesday as the Heat and the Thunder went back to their corners, albeit briefly. And man did we get some real off-day-type news. There were revelati...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  12. Breaking Down Kevin Love's Post Game

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Kevin Love is a shooter before anything else. Even though we would expect him, as a power forward, to be comfortable playing close to the basket, the centerpiece of Love's game is his jump shot. He often struggles to score in the post, though it isn'...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  13. How Basketball-Reference Got Every Box Score

    Robert Mays

    Last week, Justin Kubatko made an announcement that, on the first reading, didn't make much sense. Kubatko, of Basketball-Reference.com, wrote that the site now had the box scores for every game in NBA history — from Wilt's 100-point game, to w...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  14. Where Has Ivan Johnson Been All Our Lives?

    Rembert Browne

    Last night, some guy named Ivan Johnson came out of nowhere for the Atlanta Hawks to score 13 of his career 15 points against the Miami Heat in a triple-overtime barnburning loss. Some mid-game thoughts on Ivan: 10:22 p.m. EST: "This dude looks ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012