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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  6. The Charlotte Construction Co.

    Zach Lowe

    The so-called "Thunder model" of NBA team-building was never really a discrete, original thing. It had existed before; Oklahoma City was not the first team to bottom out and rebuild around draft picks. And it can only exist as a success if ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. Eric Bledsoe Injury Puts a Huge Dent in the Fun (Albeit Tanking) ...

    Zach Lowe

    Going into Thursday's games, there were four teams in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession — in offense and defense, basically: Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Miami, and the Clippers. It's an artificial cutoff point, but it'...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  8. How to Watch the NBA on Christmas and Not Get Expelled From Your ...

    Chris Ryan

    Christmas is a time for many things: awkwardly regressing into your childhood by spending copious amounts of time in your old bedroom while avoiding your family, watching Home Alone, frantically buying last-minute gifts, watching Die Hard, gaining wi...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  9. CourtVision: Rip City Bravado

    Kirk Goldsberry

    I'm not sure what happened in Portland during the offseason, but it was definitely something. Here are the results of the final 13 Blazers games last year: Loss @ OKC 83-103 Loss vs. BRK 93-111 Loss vs. UTA 95-105 Loss @ GSW 98-125 Loss @ UTA...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. NBA Shootaround: Rip It Up and Start Again

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back 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. Top of the Wish List (Via iC...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  11. The Portland Trail Blazers Are Scorching, But Can It Last?

    Zach Lowe

    Here's the irony: The 2011-12 Blazers serve as my personal reminder against overreacting to any team trend over the first 10 or so games of the season. Those Blazers started 7-2, and the wins included an icy coldcocking of Oklahoma City on the road. ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  12. The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Despair of Kendrick Perkins

    Brian Phillips

    Can OKC's much-maligned center turn things around this season?

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Break Up the Sixers!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy coming around to the idea that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is just the sort of guy who sometimes has to be yelled at, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In what may prove to be the biggest upset of the entire...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  14. The X-Files: Jeremy Lamb

    Danny Chau

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. We began the series with Zach Lowe's profile of Kawhi Leonard. Today, Danny Chau looks at Oklahoma City swingman Jeremy Lamb....

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  15. Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe on the watchability of every NBA team

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    Part 2 of a not-in-any-way-obsessive exercise.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  16. Shooting Blanks: The Players With the Worst ShotScore

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Yesterday we looked at ShotScore, a new method to identify the NBA's best scorers. You can read the full piece here, but in a nutshell, the method compares the actual point yield of an individual NBA shooter against an estimated tally of what an aver...

    Blog | October 10, 2013