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Back To Basics: Finding the Grizzlies' Defense

It sounds funny to say it, but as the Memphis Grizzlies fight for their playoff lives their defensive swagger has gone missing. In order to find it, Coach Joerger will have to get his troops to go back to basics and play fundamentally sound defense.

Indiana Pacers: State of the Union Address

A look at the week that was, the current playoff standings, and an evaluation of the Pacers' potential playoff opponents. Is this really how it has to end for a Pacer team that brought fans and excitement back to Bankers Life Fieldhouse?

MCW Playing With More Confidence As Season Ends

As he displayed down the stretch in Boston on Friday, Michael Carter-Williams has played with greater confidence and more offensive swagger during the home stretch of his first NBA season.

Maintaining the psyche of the San Antonio Spurs

A fantastic tale of espionage and secrets, of grievances and reconciliation, of being understood by those around you. A tale and with almost no basis in reality, but no less true for all of that. A tale of the modern age. A tale of the Spurs.

This Is The End-The Celts have lost their identity

At this point, it's pretty obvious that the Boston Celtics aren't a good basketball team, but they're not acting like one either. This matters a lot because, until recently, they were at least...

The life, NBA career and triumphant comeback of Zo

He was the first true face of the franchise. Scowling, flexing and leading the way during one of Miami's best eras. Soon, he will be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Hot Hot Hoops looks at Alonzo Mourning's life, career and lasting impact.

What we learned about OKC after win against SAS

Last night, the Thunder comfortably won over the Spurs, giving some confidence to OKC as the playoffs come around.

Film Study: Where the run back to the top started

The Nets have been one of the best teams in the NBA since the start of 2014, starting in Oklahoma City when the team knocked off the Thunder in a passion filled, come from behind victory.

Pacers 'do's' and 'don'ts' before pointing fingers

Several Pacers have been looking across the locker room to diagnose the team's problems recently, but maybe if those individuals took care of their own business first, things would begin to improve.

What Matters Most in the NBA D-League?

In a guest post for, David Vertsberger ponders what matters most in the D-League --- team play or individual production?

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