Stat Stuffing

Andrew Garrison's weekly stat-heavy feature.

The NBA's best lineups

Putting together a successful lineup is an art form for NBA coaches. These five groups are their masterpieces.

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Houston's dynamic duo is coming together

It took time for the Rockets to get comfortable with their inside-out identity, but the duo of James Harden and Dwight Howard have them ready to blast off.

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Warriors win deadline with Blake trade

The trade deadline didn't feature any trades worth much commotion. The Warriors made the best low-key move, though, acquiring Steve Blake and drastically improving an area they desperately needed help in.

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The ageless Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki missed the All-Star game for the first time in over a decade last season, but has turned in a brilliant bounce-back season that continues to fly under the radar.

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J.J. Redick: Doc's new weapon of choice

On paper, putting J.J. Redick on the Clippers was a brilliant move. In action? It's proven to be downright lethal.

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The NBA's next superstar

Anthony Davis is on track to accomplish things on the basketball court that only the greats of the game have. The signs are everywhere that he is primed to be the NBA's next generational frontcourt talent.

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KD's the MVP ... so far

Kevin Durant said he was tired of looking up at No. 1 last April. Now he's eye to eye with the king at the top, and if the season ended today, he'd deserve the MVP.

Worst No. 1 pick ever?

The surprise selection of Anthony Bennett has gone terribly wrong for Cleveland, and the numbers paint an especially grim picture.

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Toronto's renaissance

It's been over a month since Rudy Gay was banished from Toronto, and the Raptors are thriving. What's behind their revival?

Will Portland's O outweigh its D?

Terry Stotts has the Trail Blazers' offense purring, leaning on his past to create a fresh future in Portland. Can their perimeter-heavy attack lead them to a title?

Pau's struggles are his fault

Pau Gasol wants the ball in the low post, but is he justified in criticizing Mike D'Antoni's pick-and-roll system? Not really.

Why Dwight and Asik failed

No one's shocked the Rockets couldn't find a way to play Dwight Howard and Omer Asik together. Here's how bad the experiment went and the surprise solution Houston found in the process.

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Iguodala's a perfect fit for Warriors

Andre Iguodala has been as advertised and more for Golden State. Here's why.

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Knicks need a lineup change

Forget panic trades. The first step to solving the Knicks' problems is bringing J.R. Smith off the bench again and going back to last season for an answer they've had all along.

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What's driving George's improvement?

The Pacers went all-in with Paul George and he's returned the favor by averaging career-high scoring marks. Where has this burst of offense come from?

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A new way to understand rebounding

New data from SportVU offers a lot of potential for increasing our understanding of rebounding, but more work needs to be done before we can draw definitive conclusions.

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The NBA's killer lineups

Debates rage about the most effective scorer or best passer in the NBA, but what about the lineups that decimate the opposition? We look at five that did last season, including one you probably didn't expect.

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