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Free Agency Finds

7/4/2014

Do you need a rim protector, a floor spacer, a scorer of the bench or a glass cleaner? We check the stats to show some of the top players available with those skills.
Nets Hire Proven Hollins

7/8/2014

With Lionel Hollins tabbed as the new coach of the Nets, NBA.com's John Schuhmann breaks down his 4 1/2-year stint in Memphis, where the Grizzlies improved each year.
Draft Preview: First Round

6/25/2014

With the guidelines for evaluation set in our last post, we now take a look at each team's needs and how they can be addressed immediately in Thursday's Draft.
Preview of the Draft Preview

6/25/2014

Before our team previews, we set guidelines for team and prospect evaluation with a breakdown of expected rookie impact and the separation between lottery, playoff and conference finals teams.
NBA Draft Combine Results

5/14/2014

As the Draft nears, look back at the results of the Draft Combine, where top prospects went through a series of drills, measurements and interviews to try to increase their draft stock.
Game 5 By The Numbers

6/16/2014

We've dug into the box score, record books and series stats to give you 20 numbers you need to know from San Antonio's Game 5 win on Sunday to clinch the 2014 NBA title.
SportVU: NBA Finals, Game 5

6/16/2014

Throughout the Playoffs we've examined defensive matchup statistics from SportVU and do so one last time with the top matchups from San Antonio's title-clinching win.
Finals Prove Old Adage True

6/16/2014

Don't let anyone tell you that "defense wins championships" is just a cliche, because it has plenty of evidence -- including the result of the 2014 Finals -- to back it up, writes John Schuhmann.
The Finals Stat: Game 5

6/16/2014

NBA.com's John Schuhmann breaks down the one stat that stood out from the rest as the Spurs closed out The Finals four games to one after their 104-87 victory in Sunday's Game 5.
Advantage Spurs

6/14/2014

In putting together a commanding 3-1 series lead, the Spurs have found some clear-cut advantages against the Heat: point guard play, bench play and an incredibly effective five-man lineup.
SportVU: NBA Finals, Game 4

6/13/2014

We break down the top matchups from San Antonio's Game 4 win, including Kawhi vs. LeBron, Diaw's success vs. Wade and the Spurs PGs winning their matchup with Chalmers.
Game 4 By The Numbers

6/13/2014

We've searched the box score, record books, player tracking data, advanced metrics and more to give you 20 numbers you need to know from Thursday's Game 4 of The Finals.
The Finals Stat: Game 4

6/13/2014

NBA.com's John Schuhmann breaks down the one stat that stood out from the rest in the Spurs' 107-86 win in Game 4 to give them a 3-1 series lead in The Finals.
Tweet-Cap: NBA Finals, Game 4

6/13/2014

The Spurs put on another incredible performance in Miami, taking Game 4 107-86 to take a 3-1 series lead on Thursday. Look back at the best stats-related tweets from Game 4.
Parker's Pass-First Mentality

6/12/2014

While the offense still runs through him, Tony Parker knows that he must trust his teammates and get the ball out of his hands for the Spurs to be at their best, writes John Schuhmann.
The Third Quarter

6/12/2014

After giving up 71 points on 75.8% shooting in the first half, the Miami Heat made a run to get back into the game in the third quarter. What can they learn from that quarter moving forward?
Game 3 By The Numbers

6/11/2014

We've searched the box score, record books, player tracking data, advanced metrics and more to give you 20 numbers you need to know from Tuesday's Game 3 of The Finals.
Film Study: Spurs Swing and Attack

6/11/2014

NBA.com's John Schuhmann breaks down the video and the numbers behind the return of San Antonio's brilliant passing in Game 3 after the ball "stuck" too often in Game 2.
The Finals Stat: Game 3

6/11/2014

NBA.com's John Schuhmann breaks down the one stat that stood out from the rest as the Spurs defeated the Heat, 111-92, and took a 2-1 series lead.
Tweet-Cap: NBA Finals, Game 3

6/11/2014

From San Antonio's record-breaking shooting in the first half, Kawhi's career night and the Heat's failed comeback, there was plenty to discuss on Twitter during Game 3.
The King, On and Off His Court

6/10/2014

The Elias Sports Bureau breaks down the numbers to illustrate just how much LeBron James' presence on or off the court has meant for the Heat through the first two games of The Finals.
A Common Theme

6/10/2014

As the Spurs continue to try to keep LeBron James and the Heat outside the paint and limit their corner 3s, they have allowed open above the break 3s, which the Heat are hitting at a high rate.
SportVU: NBA Finals, Game 2

6/9/2014

A look at the top matchups from Game 2, including neither Leonard nor Diaw being able to slow LeBron, Andersen spending more time on Duncan and Green defending Wade.
Game 2 By The Numbers

6/9/2014

We've searched the box score, record books, player tracking data, advanced metrics and more to give you 20 numbers you need to know from Sunday's Game 2.
The Finals Stat: Game 2

6/9/2014

NBA.com's John Schuhmann breaks down the one stat that stood out from the rest during Miami's Game 2 win -- LeBron James' shooting from outside the paint.
Tweet-Cap: NBA Finals, Game 2

6/9/2014

Behind 35 points from LeBron James, the Heat picked up a 98-96 win on Sunday to even The Finals at 1-1. Relive the Game 2 discussion on Twitter with the best stats-related tweets.
SportVU: NBA Finals, Game 1

6/6/2014

Take a closer look at the top matchups from Game 1, including Duncan's dominance vs. Bosh, LeBron's efficiency vs. Leonard and Diaw and Green's defense on Wade and Allen.
The Finals Stat: Game 1

6/6/2014

The Spurs defeated the Heat 110-95 in Game 1 of The Finals on Thursday. One stat stood out from the rest as the Spurs took a 1-0 series lead, writes NBA.com's John Schuhmann.
Game 1 By The Numbers

6/6/2014

Here are the 20 numbers you need to know from San Antonio's 110-95 win over Miami in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals.
Tweet-Cap: Finals Game 1

6/6/2014

The Spurs survived the Heat and the heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals with a 110-95 win in a steamy AT&T Center. Look back at the Twitter conversation throughout the game.
2013 NBA Finals Look Back

6/5/2014

As we prepare for the rematch between the Heat and Spurs in the NBA Finals, we take one more look back at their epic seven-game 2013 Finals with 10 numbers you need to remember.
SportVU: Finals Preview

6/3/2014

After their epic clash in last year's Finals, the Heat and Spurs will meet again with the Larry O'Brien trophy on the line. Using SportVU, we take a look at some of the key matchups for this series.
Numbers Preview: The Finals

6/3/2014

NBA.com's John Schuhmann digs deep into the stats to get you ready the Finals. He looks at each team's path to the Finals, their regular season meetings this season and last year's epic series.
SportVU: West Finals Game 6

6/1/2014

Take a look at the matchups from the most competitive game of the West Finals as the Spurs knocked off the Thunder in OT to advance to the Finals for the second straight year.
Tweet-Cap: West Finals Game 6

6/1/2014

The Spurs knocked off the Thunder on Saturday to set up the rematch with the Heat in the NBA Finals. Relive San Antonio's clinching win with the best stats-related tweets from Game 6.
SportVU: East Finals Game 6

5/31/2014

The Heat knocked off the Pacers in six games to advance to their fourth straight NBA Finals. Using SportVU, we look at the matchups the Heat were able to win in their Game 6 blowout.