December, 29, 2010
By Ethan Sherwood Strauss
- Just how did the Knicks play better against the Heat? Strategy savant Sebastian Pruiti shows us how New York found success, curbing pick and rolls.
- Love when John Krolik uses a device like “Teams are allowed to shoot from behind that line, and in fact shots made from beyond that line count for more points bullets” to convey his Cavs frustration. I thought the second biggest tragedy of the Gilbert era was how a great writer got robbed of good fodder. Krolik is somehow finding new comedic heights in subterranean Cavs mediocrity.
- As the reaper taps his foot next to Tim Duncan’s career, the Spurs are blossoming. 48 Minutes of Hell parses how San Antonio could be escaping the funeral pyre.
- Darius Soriano from Forum Blue and Gold wonders if this is rock bottom for the Lakers. Why do I feel like Los Angeles will emerge from this funk, strong and scary as ever? Oh ya, the two consecutive championships. Now I remember.
- Matt McHale of Bulls by the Horns presents “The Shooting Guard Quandary,” otherwise known as, “Keith Bogans isn’t very good.”
- Dallas loses, Dirk is the difference.
- Dan Feldman wonders: Is Stuckey the most available Piston?
- Personally, I enjoyed Indy's dalliance with decency. Jared Wade is here to tell us that the Pacers have officially become mediocre.
- Ryan DeGarma of Celtics Hub delves into the mysteries of Boston's bench. And apparently, a hilariously glum-looking Marquis Daniels is the straw that stirs the drink.