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Anatomy of a stretch four

The NBA’s favorite power forward is the stretch four. We are in a league that ultimately favors perimeter players, although there are a few exceptions. In basketball’s history, the most complex offenses have still been about getting easy buckets and … Continue reading

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A Different Reality

19.4 seconds left, Game 6, NBA Finals. “Should the Spurs foul? Should Miami go for the 3 right away?” “Just attack the basket,” says former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy. “James catches, puts up the 3…” The ball is released … Continue reading

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The 3-point Assist

My favorite box score stats in basketball is by far the 3-point shot. It’s hard to not like the 3-pointer as a Warriors fan. Teams live and die by the 3, and the Warriors have died by the 3 way … Continue reading

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The Really Early 2013 NBA Redraft

AKA some college students attempt to be a smartass. 1. Cleveland Cavaliers – Ben McLemore Cavaliers did a good job on not picking a big man with their first pick. We are no longer in the 90s. We have learned … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Curry and Thompson?

Stephen Curry made headlines after the heartbreaking Game 1 loss of the Spurs, and quickly earned every sports journalist in the world’s respect, with some people (not me) putting him as the clear best player in the postseason. Klay Thompson … Continue reading

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Drawing Comparisons (and Inspiration) – 2013 Golden State Warriors and the 1996 Houston Rockets

Even down 1-2, Warriors fans (and myself) should stay optimistic. It’s given that there is some unpredictability in the playoffs and anything can happen. After looking like a team assembled of senior rec league all-stars, the Spurs now have the … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating Home Court Advantage

I don’t have the stats (although it would be interesting to pull those up) but with a more level Western Conference, home-court advantage may need to be redone. The current playoff format goes H-H-A-A-H-A-H (H for home, A for away). … Continue reading

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