Monthly Archives: May 2012

Five Reasons the Thunder Can Beat the Spurs

In the last 50 or so games, the Spurs are 43-4 when they play their starters, according to ESPN’s John Holinger. They swept through rounds 1 and 2 with ease. Al Jefferson, when his Jazz team was down 3-0, proclaimed … Continue reading

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Round 1 Recap and Big Shot Bob Tourney Update

With the Round 2 of the 2012 NBA playoffs ending, I figured we could take a quick step back and look at some of the excitement from Round 1 and its implications for the most prestigious basketball tournament in all … Continue reading

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A Comment on Shot-Creation vs. Play-Making

A familiar mantra in the playoffs is the value of a player who can put a team on his back when the going gets tough. We tout the player who can shoulder the load when the opponent’s defense locks down and … Continue reading

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The Fantastic Four, The Four Factors, Fatal Flaws, and Formidable Foes: Dissecting the Bulls, Heat, Spurs, and Thunder

This season, the Bulls, Heat, Thunder, and Spurs finished top four in the both of ESPN’s Power Rankings, had the best four records, and were far and away the best four teams in SRS (a fancy version of point differential). … Continue reading

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