Why Can LeBron James Shoot Three-Pointers All Of A Sudden?

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In 2010-2011, LeBron James connected on 33.0% of his three-point attempts. In 2011-2012, that number jumped to 36.2%. This past regular season, it surged to 40.6%. In his recent piece on Grantland, Kirk Goldsberry attributed LeBron's improvement (both in three-point field goal percentage and field … [Read more...]

How the Red Mamba’s Venom Slowly, Painfully Killed the Grizzlies In Game One

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He might not have led his team in scoring, but Matt Bonner (a.k.a. the Red Mamba) certainly caused some dismay to the Memphis Grizzlies in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Sunday evening, our favorite ginger mamba since Brian Scalabrine (White Mamba) stretched the Grizzlies' defense and … [Read more...]

Inside the Knicks Offense

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This is Part Two of a deconstruction of the Knicks' offense in their series against the Boston Celtics. In Part One at Hardwood Paroxysm, we covered just what has happened to the offense from an overarching statistical perspective. Here, we're diving into exactly how and why it has happened with the … [Read more...]

Chandler Parsons’ Big Night

With Jeremy Lin injured and James Harden struggling from the field (4-for-12) and with ball control (10 turnovers), Chandler Parsons stepped up in a big way to help the Houston Rockets escape elimination and win Game 4 of their series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Parsons tallied 27 points on … [Read more...]

Post-ups Key in Pacers Game 2 Win

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The Indiana Pacers struggled to score throughout much of the regular season. By the end of January, they were registering only 98.9 points per 100 possessions, which would rank 27th in the league had it marked their full season effort, per NBA.com. For the next two months, though, the Pacers went on … [Read more...]

Playoff Capsule: Miami Heat

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When the super friends joined forces in Miami, most expected their offense to be the primary driving force to the team's success. As it turned out, they soon received league-wide acclaim for their suffocating defense and that eventually became Miami's identity. This season, Miami has embraced a … [Read more...]

Melo’s Scoring Binges Showcase Versatility

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Carmelo Anthony spent his Tuesday and Wednesday evenings pouring in 90 points on 53 shots, which is a pretty nice way to spend your evenings, if you ask me. Melo is no stranger to scoring binges; he previously scored 40+ points in consecutive games in October 2009, and he's always been a player … [Read more...]

Jeff Green – From Operating Table to Dropping Buckets

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Jeff Green's story is truly a fantastic one. He was a rising talent with the young Oklahoma City Thunder, but an inauspicious twist of fate would put him on the operating table, jeopardizing not only his NBA career but his life. After signing a deal with the Boston Celtics, who originally drafted … [Read more...]

Why Can’t Jason Kidd Shoot Three-Pointers Anymore?

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So Jason Kidd is shooting the ball poorly these days. This we know. In the first two months of the season, he shot 44.3% from beyond the arc. Since January 1st, only 28.4%. We actively attribute this to a regression to the mean, but what regressed? What mean? Why did he have to regress to the mean? … [Read more...]

Pinpoint Indiana Execution, Bad Clipper Rotations Lead to Pacers Victory

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The Indiana Pacers are not exactly known for their offense. While they sport the stingiest defensive unit in the league, Frank Vogel's team ranks just 18th overall in offensive efficiency at 102.0 points per 100 possessions, per NBA.com. Over the last month or so, however, that number has taken a … [Read more...]

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