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  1. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: Leading Scorers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Carmelo Anthony led the NBA in scoring this season, but not everywhere. Every player has their own sweet spots — Shane Battier loves the corners, and Al Jefferson is in love with the left block. After an entire season of play, it's interesting...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  2. NBA Finals Shootaround: The Gospel of King James

    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. Not-So-Simple Math netw3rk: ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  3. CourtVision: How the Spurs and Heat Use the Most Important Shot i...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    At first glance, the Spurs and Heat do not seem to have much in common, but one thing they share is a love affair with the corner 3. Across the league, about 6.7 percent of field goal attempts are corner 3s, but Miami shoots 11.3 percent of its shots...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  4. Game 5 Preview: Four Keys to the Most Important Night of the Seas...

    Zach Lowe

    There have been so many possessions in this series during which I've thought to myself, It is shocking that the Kings are in the same professional basketball league as these two teams. You could substitute a half-dozen or so teams in place of Sacram...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  5. CourtVision: The 3-Point Chill in Miami

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In the predawn of July 7, 2012, a very wealthy cruise-ship magnate got out of his English bed and sent out a tweet. "Its 2:30am in London and I was just woken up with great news. Welcome to the family #20!!" Micky Arison, the owner of the Miam...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  6. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Whistle While You Work

    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. Pray 4 Lance (All GIFs by @H...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  7. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: You Can't Stop What's Coming

    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. Force of Nature (All GIFs by...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  8. Players like Shane Battier are harder to find than conventional w...

    Zach Lowe

    Conventional wisdom says you can find shooters who play good defense everywhere. But they're harder to find than you might think — and more valuable than ever.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  9. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Quiet Man

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Carmelo Anthony There was something quiet about Carmelo Anthony's 50-point game in Miami last night. Maybe it was the already reserved Heat crowd seeming downright ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  10. How Wilson Chandler Lights the Denver Nuggets' Fuse

    Brett Koremenos

    Early in Denver's game with Phoenix on March 11, as a deflection sent the ball into the hands of Denver's Andre Iguodala, his teammate Wilson Chandler took off toward the opposite rim. As Iguodala moved the ball toward the center of the floor with a ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  11. 'I Was Sort of a Prick': J.J. Redick on Playing 'J.J. Redick'

    Robert Mays

    In the early part of this century, a shift in power caused the lines of ACC hate to blur. Duke and Maryland were responsible for two of the first three national championships, and as North Carolina sputtered through the Matt Doherty era, the enmity b...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  12. Christian Slater Sang 'The Heat Is On' at a Miami Heat Charity Ka...

    Chris Ryan

    My man was in Heathers. Respect him. You can see a bunch of other photos of the "Battioke Night" — a benefit for the Take Charge Foundation (how perfect is it that Shane Battier named his foundation "Take Charge"?) — over at HoopsHype. Th...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  13. We Went There: LeBron James Rolls Over the Lakers

    Robert Mays

    Even in a game featuring LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, the first 40 minutes of last night's Lakers-Heat game had been filled with typical, mid-January schedule filler play. Within the game's first few minutes, James had already put down two dunks wor...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  14. CourtVision: The Heat, the Wizards, and a Tale of Two Cities

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It's never too early in an NBA season to judge a player or team's performance — just ask Mike Brown. The season has just begun, but important trends are already emerging. Some are familiar; some are brand-new. In terms of scoring, as of Friday,...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  15. Unit Watch: The Heat's Problem on Defense

    Zach Lowe

    We went through this last season with Miami. The Heat allowed the fourth-most 3-point attempts in the league — while playing at a below-average pace — and watched opponents hit a whopping 36.3 percent of those 3s. From 1998-99 through 201...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  16. Rematch Strategy: Five Things to Watch During the Heat-Celtics Sh...

    Zach Lowe

    I've heard it from a few NBA players over the last couple of years: The plays and rotations a team uses in Game 1 will be long scrapped by playoff time. Tonight is a big night, with one glamour matchup, but it's also just the first in a long journey ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012