The Hook

23 things to look forward to in the NBA playoffs

9

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

Odds are we'll see an NBA Finals rematch

5

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

21

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

Hibbert's foul rate explains Pacers' road woes

1

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...

The Pacers' extreme road woes

1

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

Why the Spurs stay amazing

14

Ho hum, the Spurs are on top of the West again. How do they keep putting together spectacular seasons and staving off the decline so many expect to see?

Overcoming tough defense wins NBA championships

2

The cliché is that defense wins championships. It's a little more complicated than that.

Why the Lakers are so much younger

2

The two most decorated teams in the NBA have each gotten three years younger since last season. But one of them chose that path.

How age correlates to team success

1

By looking at team age data, we can get hints on which teams face the end of their runs and which teams have bright futures.

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