Knicks-Pacers Game 1: Was Carmelo Anthony the victim of uncalled fouls?

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It's become something of a common refrain among Knicks fans that Carmelo Anthony "never gets any calls." (Full disclosure: I am a Knicks fan, though I do not belong to this particular sect of fandom.) The story goes that the ratio of contact taken to fouls drawn for Carmelo is very high, and that he … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers, losers of four of their last five games, are limping into the playoffs. This season was an incredible success, built on the back of the best defense in the league. But their offense, inconsistent all season, has looked especially shaky lately. They still harbor aspirations of an … [Read more...]

The Raptors Dominating With An Odd Lineup

I hated the Rudy Gay trade for the Raptors when it happened, and to a lesser degree still do. To me, there was no sense in bringing in what I strongly felt was a negative player, destroying their cap situation, and losing a young, improving asset in Ed Davis. That said, the early returns have put … [Read more...]

A Thorough Examination of Dwight Howard’s Defense Against the Heat

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Dwight Howard was the credited defender on an actionable play (FGA, FT or TO) four times last night, per the video tracking service mySynergySports. Heat players went 1-for-4 from the field on those plays. So, if we take only the plays credited directly to Howard, the Heat scored 0.25 points … [Read more...]

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