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  1. Q&A: Mike Conley on Being Tricky and the ‘Why Not Us?&r...

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a disjointed season for the Memphis Grizzlies. Despite making the Western Conference finals in 2013, the team made the semi-surprising decision to let Lionel Hollins walk and replace him with Dave Joerger. The new coach has revamped the o...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Please, Basketball Gods, Let the Thunder and Warriors Play in the...

    Chris Ryan

    Man, this has been a weird little season so far. Everybody looks terrible on the second night of back-to-backs, and back-to-backs are happening all the time. Miami looks human, Indy looks unbeatable, Brooklyn looks old, J.R. Smith hates Brandon Jenni...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  3. NHL playoffs conference finals

    Katie Baker

    Chicago takes a 3-1 series lead over the L.A. Kings in the Western Conference finals, while the Bruins look to sweep the Penguins in the East.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  4. NHL Playoffs and the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks

    Katie Baker

    Can the defending Stanley Cup champs come back against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals?

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  5. Bill Simmons's Video Tribute to Tim Duncan

    Grantland Staff

    With San Antonio's sweep of the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals, Tim Duncan is set to play in his fifth NBA Finals — 14 years after playing in his first. In this video essay, Bill Simmons pays tribute to the greatest NBA player of hi...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  6. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's show, The Basketball Jones preview and predict the Western Conference finals. They also discuss George Hill's injury, Mike Woodson finally playing Chris Copeland, guys who have boosted their free-agency stock, whether Paul Pierce has playe...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  7. San Jose struggles and NHL Week 9

    Katie Baker

    Pull it together, San Jose! Plus the rest of the week in the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  8. Who are the NBA's top title contenders this season? And who's tra...

    Zach Lowe

    Determining the Association's tiers of success - or lack thereof - after a wild offseason.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  9. NBA Finals Preview: Can the Thunder Beat the Heat?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder's pick-and-roll play is integral to their offense, which you might remember from my Western Conference finals preview. Of the Thunder's 1,304 half-court possessions in the playoffs, 426 were pick-and-rolls, according to Syne...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  10. 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
  11. What Adjustments Do the Spurs Need to Make?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Everyone expected an exciting Western Conference finals from the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and they have not disappointed. The Spurs looked untouchable on the offensive end through Games 1 and 2, executing to perfection and sco...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  12. A Spurs fan travels to Oklahoma City for game 4 of the Western Co...

    Carles

    A Spurs fan travels to Oklahoma City.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  13. The San Antonio Offense Clinic

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder needed to make adjustments going into Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Adjustments they made, managing 111 points. Yet they still lost, allowing 120 points. The Thunder can't win the ser...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  14. Greatness is bubbling over in the Western Conference finals

    Bill Simmons

    You have to love a game where either a legendary series would be born or San Antonio would continue an epic run.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  15. About Last Weekend: Can Anyone Beat the Spurs?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. In the Western Conference Finals, Manu Ginobili's 26 points led the red-hot Spurs to a 101-98 Game 1 win over the Thunder. In the interest of full ...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  16. The many faces of Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden

    Jordan Conn

    Is he a role player or a superstar? The Thunder will need some of both to beat the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012