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2012 NBA Finals Preview: Heat vs Thunder

June 12, 20123 Comments

Was Karl Malone the 2nd best player in the NBA in 1997? I’m trying to think of the last time the 1st and 2nd best players in the league faced off against each other in the NBA Finals. The fact that these two guys will actually guard each other makes this series even more epic. […]

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2012 NBA Finals Preview: OKC Thunder vs Miami Heat

June 11, 20122 Comments

Coach Nick sat down with Emile Avanessian of @HardwoodHype, someone you should follow on Twitter, to discuss the fate of the Thunder and the Heat. As a contributor to Forum Blue & Gold, we had to talk Lakers as well. He thinks Bynum will get traded along with Gasol, essentially blowing up a Lakers team […]

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Manu Starts, Harden Finishes: 2012 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5

June 6, 20125 Comments

As a coach, there is a tremendous amount of torque in my psyche as I watch the Oklahoma City Thunder attack the defense in the half court. Their sets, especially in crunch time, devolve into a series of 1 on 1 isolations out on top. The shots are of the “most difficult” variety, yet when […]

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Parker Abuses Westbrook: Game 2 NBA Western Conference Finals

May 30, 20123 Comments

With a military background, it’s clear that San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich relishes the mental game within the physical. At this level of the playoffs, it’s the toughest teams mentally that come out on top, and he has identified a weakness in the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s been well documented here why we […]

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Manu vs. Harden: Western Conference Finals Game 1

May 29, 20122 Comments

Brothers from another mother. That’s probably the best way I could describe Manu Ginobili and James Harden. While one was born amid the rolling hills of Argentina and the other a roll down the freeway from Los Angeles, these two players couldn’t be more similar. It starts with their left arms, sharing a kinship and […]

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Matt Moore and Coach Nick Talk NBA Playoffs

May 20, 20120 Comments

Matt Moore, senior blogger for CBSSports.com and weekend editor for ProBasketballTalk.com, joins Coach Nick to go over the important story lines of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

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Game 2 Lakers vs Thunder: How Kobe Let This One Get Away

May 17, 20122 Comments

While so much of the focus on the game between the Lakers and Thunder centers on Kobe’s mishaps deep in the fourth quarter, let’s not ignore the adjustments Mike Brown made that could potentially turn this series around for Los Angeles. The biggest difference between Game 1 and Game 2 for the Thunder’s offense was […]

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Thunder @ Lakers: Bynum Lazy, Metta World Peace Crazy, Kobe Amazing

April 24, 20121 Comment

There were so many story lines to this game between the Lakers and Thunder at Staples, that I could barely keep it straight. A normal breakdown has about 40 clips, but going through this one, I got to 100. Between the Bynum benching, Metta World Peace freaking out, the complete meltdown of the Thunder, Kobe’s […]

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