The Hook

It's 2014, and Donald Sterling is still a scumbag


In case the soothing play of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin had let it fade into the white noise, here's a reminder: Donald Sterling is literally the worst.

If the Thunder fail, what happens next?


Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are the Thunder's everything, and that everything currently has them down 2-1 to a feisty Grizzlies squad in the first round without home-court advantage. What happens if they fail?

How the Wizards clawed back to respectability


For the past five years, Washington has hosted one of the NBA's most pointless franchises. Things are finally turning around in D.C.

Don't forget about the Spurs' defense


As expected, the Mavericks had some tricks up their sleeve for Game 1 of their first-round series. Problem is, the Spurs had more.

23 things to look forward to in the NBA playoffs


With the playoffs starting, let's get excited about a lot of playoff things.

Odds are we'll see an NBA Finals rematch


A basic prediction system warns us of impending doom to all who face the Spurs.

The Hook's 2014 NBA Awards

Let us guide you back through the 2013-14 NBA regular season with a look at the superlatives in selected categories.

How Kevin Durant became the MVP


Necessity pushed Durant further down the path to greatness. Now he has caught up to LeBron.

Hibbert's foul rate explains Pacers' road woes


One obvious culprit in Indiana's road struggles is that Roy Hibbert is called for many more fouls away from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Why is this? Do referees let him get away with more at home, or are they too quick to whistle him on the road?

The Pacers' extreme road woes


Part of the Pacers' problem is how much worse they are on the road than the average team.

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