Tag: defense

Why The Portland Trail Blazers May Not Compete For A Title This Year

February 5, 20142 Comments

Editor’s Note: We are happy to have Seth Partnow contribute this incredible analysis to BBALLBREAKDOWN. Seth will contribute regularly here, so make sure to follow him @WhrOffnsHppns and on his own website: Where Offense Happens The Portland Trailblazers have been one of the pleasant surprises of this season. With an all-NBA level season from LaMarcus […]

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Knicks’ Passing in Game 3 of Knicks v Pacers

May 14, 20131 Comment

The New York Knicks can be a devastating offensive team with explosive play from both Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith. They can also be a team that struggles on offense, as was the case in Game 3 of their second round series against the Pacers. The Knicks scored 71 points and failed to score 20 […]

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Why The Clippers Are Vulnerable: Defending The Three

March 27, 20134 Comments

While the LA Clippers will win their first Pacific Division title this year, the team is currently far from the one that went undefeated in December. One of the areas of concern has been the Clippers defense against three pointers. To examine this issue, the BBALLBREAKDOWN team examined all three pointers allowed over a 4-game […]

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Why Russell Westbrook Is Not A Championship Point Guard

November 3, 201210 Comments

We’re all well acquainted with the events that unfolded on Thursday night in a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook went the complete wrong way while guarding Tony Parker, who got wide open and made a 20 footer as time expired to lift the Spurs to a victory. Echoes […]

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NBA Finals Game 5: What OKC Needs To Do To Improve

June 28, 20121 Comment

When sitting down to look at the Oklahoma City Thunder and what held them back from winning a championship, you can easily separate their offense from their defense. Having a top 5 offense, regardless of HOW they’re attacking, is enough to win a team a championship. So we can put to rest a lot of […]

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Thunder vs Heat: Game 4 NBA Finals In Game Tweets & Post Game Chat

June 19, 20125 Comments

[View the story "Heat vs Thunder Game 4 In Game Conversation" on Storify] Heat vs Thunder Game 4 In Game Conversation Coach Nick tweets his observations on the strategy and plays of Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Storified by BBALLBREAKDOWN · Wed, Jun 20 2012 01:03:49 Speeding home… Keep me updated!BBALLBREAKDOWN “@bballSource: Speeding home… […]

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Clippers vs. Blazers: Chris Paul Saves His Best For Last

February 18, 20121 Comment

Written by Coach Nick (@bballsource) and Arun (@ArunKnows) The good teams find ways to win even when things get ugly. With both teams shooting less than 40%, Chris Paul scored thirteen points in the fourth quarter to lead the LA Clippers to a 74-71 win over the Portland Trailblazers. The Clippers were down as much […]

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Why The Lakers Offense Continues To Struggle

February 10, 20122 Comments

Statistically Speaking by Arun Chikyarappa & Coach Nick Through 25 games, the Lakers record is a mediocre 14-11, compared to last year’s 18-7 mark at the point of the season. One look at their offensive production, and it’s clear this is a major culprit. Overall, the Lakers offense produces 93.2 points per game, a steep […]

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