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  1. 10 Key Thoughts on the Greatest, Most Insane NBA Finals Game in Y...

    Zach Lowe

    There have been other recent Finals games that have reached a special place where you throw off the analyst hat, close the laptop, and just take it all in with a wide-eyed giddiness and a tension so profound it surprises you. A few that stand out: Bo...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  2. The Game 4 Questions: Why the Heat's Defense Wilted and How They'...

    Zach Lowe

    Game 4 of a series in any 2-1 state has always been my favorite playoff game. If the trailing team wins and ties things at 2-2, each of the following games obviously takes on its own sort of hyper-drama. But for this moment, at 2-1, a single game det...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  3. We Went There: The Spurs Rain on the Cool, Ineffective Heat

    Zach Lowe

    We forgot about it because of the scary things LeBron James did in the second half of Game 2 on Sunday, but Miami's defense was strangely off for much of that win. They lost track of Danny Green on two 3-pointers, errors of miscommunication that resu...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  4. A Story of Refinement: How the Spurs' Elevated Playmaking Triumph...

    Zach Lowe

    If there's a possession that neatly tied together every major story line, real and fabricated, emanating from San Antonio's stirring Game 1 win in Miami, it was this one with about 6:30 left: Look at all the interesting stuff going on here, ju...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  5. The Gregg Popovich Hunger Games and 9 More Last-Minute Notes on t...

    Zach Lowe

    Game 1 of any series, and especially of the NBA Finals, can be a little funky. LeBron James began last season's Finals guarding Kendrick Perkins, and Game 1 featured so much switching and so many weird matchups it became difficult to track at times. ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  6. We Went There: The Spurs Grind Out a Sweep at the Grindhouse

    Zach Lowe

    This is normally a place for serious basketball analysis — mulling X's and O's, rotation choices, and Lionel Hollins's fantastic wardrobe. But let me step back for a second and say how cool it was watching San Antonio walk off the court, having...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  7. The Bonner Effect: How Shutting Down the Spurs' Shooter Could Be ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stopping the San Antonio Spurs offense, one of the league's three best over the last three seasons combined, is always going to be a chore. Smart defenses can construct wonderful theoretical game plans centered on limiting the Spurs to midrange jumpe...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  8. A Tale of Two Offenses: The Spurs Get Back to Business and the Kn...

    Zach Lowe

    Before they broke out in Game 5 and started to look like themselves again, something had been off with the San Antonio Spurs' offense. In the first four games of their series against Golden State — the first legit playoff team the Spurs had fac...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  9. The Big Sieve: Analyzing Dwight Howard's Defensive Woes This Seas...

    Zach Lowe

    The Thunder are still two and a half games behind the Spurs in the standings, but they're favorites to make the Finals again, regardless of whether Tony Parker's injury allows them to slide into the no. 1 spot — where there's about a 50-50 chan...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  10. San Antonio vs. Stern: Making Sense of the Spurs' Benching Contro...

    Zach Lowe

    There are at least three competing incentives at work in David Stern's pending punishment of the Spurs for resting Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green on Thursday in Miami — a punishment that will surely top out at a fine, s...

    Blog | November 30, 2012