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...]

Knicks Create Options out of Double P&R

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While their series against the Boston Celtics saw the Knicks fall into isolation hell, they've mostly stuck with their spread pick-and-roll identity against the Pacers in the second round. The way Indiana defends the pick-and-roll, though, has kept the Knicks from breaking out offensively. Indiana … [Read more...]

The Grandeur Of Stephen Curry

While they may have lost in a backbreaking fashion, the Warriors showed much more than the inability to execute in crunch time Game 1 against San Antonio. To choke, a team has to have a fairly sizable lead, which Golden State shockingly did. This lead was primarily built on the strength of a … [Read more...]

Wait A Second, We’ve Seen That Play For Danny Green Before…

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So, that Warriors-Spurs Game 1, right? Pretty fun. It was also an exhibition in offensive coaching and running plays and organization versus isolation-style hero ball. It was also also Gregg Popovich vs. Mark Jackson. Gregg Popovich won. Now, to be fair: Pop's Spurs did run plenty of half-hearted … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Double Pick-and-Roll Pays Off

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Last night was a momentous one for pick-and-roll nerds. (All three of us) Another double P&R. All 4 teams tonight. — Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) May 1, 2013 At 1:07 AM Eastern, the Clippers became the fourth out of the four teams playing to run a double pick-and-roll. I counted six times this … [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...]

Nuggets Use Clever Misdirection for Corner 3

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The Denver Nuggets lost to the Golden State Warriors last night, but that doesn't mean there wasn't anything worth noticing on Denver's side of the court. First of all, Ty Lawson was marvelous in scoring 35 points on 50 percent shooting and dishing out 10 assists. Second of all, one of those assists … [Read more...]

Heat Putting Pressure on Milwaukee Pick and Rolls

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We all know how deadly that Miami Heat defense is against pick-and-roll ball handlers. Per mySynergySports, the Heat allowed handlers to score just 0.69 points per play (PPP), best in the league. They also forced turnovers on 30.9% of plays ended by a pick-and-roll ball handler with a shot, foul or … [Read more...]

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