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2013 NBA Finals Prediction

Now that the Heat have finally finished off the Pacers, the Finals are set: Spurs at Heat.  Let’s do a little recapping and make the pick for who will take home the title.

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The Pacers were Fortunate to Make Overtime

Frank Vogel is taking a lot of heat today because of his decision to put Roy Hibbert on the bench for the final play of overtime, perhaps allowing LeBron James an easy path to the basket for the winning layup.  … Continue reading

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2013 NBA Playoff Conference Championship Predictions

I was out of town for a long weekend, so I’m a bit behind here on the predictions.  The quick recap of Round 2: the Heat won as expected, the Pacers won their series with the Knicks in what was … Continue reading

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2013 NBA Playoffs: Round 2 Predictions

The first round of the playoffs are over now that the Bulls have eliminated the Nets (and actually we’re already into the second since the Grizzlies and Thunder have started), so it’s time to see how the predictions went and … Continue reading

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NBA 2013 Playoff Round 1 Predictions

Every year I predict how the playoffs are going to go, for both the NHL and NBA.  With the NBA regular season wrapping up last night, I can start with round 1 predictions today.  The method behind the predictions are … Continue reading

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The Thunder Really Hurt Their Chances

A lot of ink (real and virtual) has already been spilled on the James Harden trade, so I won’t say much but I’ll note one thing that is getting relatively less attention compared to questions of if Harden deserves a … Continue reading

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What You Measure Matters

Henry at TrueHoop had a post today on the Celtics and offensive rebounding that I think is interesting for a variety of reasons.  One interesting point is that the Celtics were the worst offensive rebounding team in history; any time … Continue reading

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Usage Should Be Pretty Easy to Change

The Wages of Wins folks had a discussion on usage recently, and in the meantime I’ve had some thoughts percolating on if there should really be a usage-efficiency tradeoff or not.  This isn’t meant to be an all-encompassing treatise on … Continue reading

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Kobe Was Right For Once

I don’t agree with or like Kobe Bryant all that much.  I thought it was funny when he said the current Olympic team could beat the 1992 Dream Team, and a variety of numbers back up his ridiculousness.  But Kobe … Continue reading

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The Suns are Making Me Sad

While I’m a Pistons man, my best friend from college is a Phoenix Suns guy.  I eventually adopted them as a second team because they are in the West and rarely play the Pistons and Steve Nash is really fun … Continue reading

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