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Did CP3 get away with an offensive foul?

We break down Chris Paul's buzzer beater to beat the Memphis Grizzlies. How did he get his shot off? Did he get away with an offensive foul? Does any of that matter?

The real issue with the Lakers' offense

Many criticized the Lakers for not getting the ball down low enough against the Spurs in Game 1, but was that the real issue? We explain why the fix is more complex than one might think.

Deron Williams: Early-offense genius

Deron Williams was firmly in control in Game 1 of the Nets' playoff series against the Bulls. Here's a look at how he read the help defense beautifully and made plays for himself and others.

Pet plays from playoff teams

Every NBA team has a play or two that they use in a tight spot to get a much-needed bucket. What are those plays for the 16 NBA Playoff teams? We break them all down in this two-day series.

Dwight's backdoor lob

Without Kobe Bryant, the Lakers will need to run more set offense than they did for most of the year. This backscreen play for Dwight Howard is an example of what's possible when that happens.

James Harden's skip passes

James Harden's ability to throw skip passes allows the Rockets to beat overloading defense even on isolation plays. Here is how the Rockets take advantage of Harden's passing.

Blake Griffin in the high post

Blake Griffin has become an elite passer from the high post, but how do the Clippers get him there in a position to take advantage of that skill? This breakdown shows some of the ways.

The Warriors' 'Elevator Doors'

The Golden State Warriors have two of the league's best shooters. Here's a particularly creative way that they get them open for threes.

The Beale Street hi-lo

Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph have developed incredible chemistry and allowed Memphis to play an old-fashioned style in a game dominated by spacing and speed. Here's one way the Grizzlies use their skills in a hi-lo situation.

The Wilson Chandler pick and fade

George Karl's decision to play Wilson Chandler at power forward has allowed the Nuggets to surge to new heights. Here is the simple, yet effective play that best takes advantage of Chandler's speed.

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