Bernucca: Grizzlies Take Grit ‘n’ Grind to Another Gear

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Just six NBA teams have played at a .600 pace this season. A seventh briefly reached the threshold last week, and you have to wonder how in the world they got there. Consider that this team:Is in the bottom five in 3-point makes, attempts and percentage in the most prolific season for 3-pointers in league history.Has been without its best player for over a month.Responded to losing its best player by dealing two more of its top five remaining rotation players

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Sprung: The Analytics of Stephen Curry’s Improvement

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After winning the MVP last season and leading his Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship, Stephen Curry has been even better over the first quarter of this 2015-2016 season. Like a lot better, to the point where his offensive wizardry and shot-making mastery has become unfair to opposing defenses that are seemingly rendered helpless by his abilities. The Warriors are now 22-0 after blowing past the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, the best start to an American professional sports season after

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Tweet of the Night: Marreese Speights shares Draymond Green’s instagram video of new banners

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With the new NBA season less than two months away, most players around the league are slowly but surely starting to prepare both physically and mentally for training camp and the upcoming grind. For Draymond Green and Marreese Speights of the Golden State Warriors, there is still plenty of time to admire what they were able to accomplish last season. Speights mentioned a couple of weeks ago what players on other teams can expect from Green next season thanks to the fact that

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Tweet of the Night: Marreese Speights expects a tough upcoming year for many NBA players due to Draymond Green’s trash-talk game

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Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors is known as one of the toughest defenders in the league in an unusual way. Unlike other stout defenders of his size and position who usually stick to defending guys that are within range of their height, Green can guard just about anyone at various times, whether it’s a point guard or a center. It’s that versatility he has on defense that allows the Warriors to play such unique lineups and styles on offense. It’s what almost

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Bernucca: Irving’s Injury Leaves Cavs Without Many Options

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You don’t need to look at the MRI on Kyrie Irving’s knee to know the Cleveland Cavaliers are in trouble. Just look at the boxscore. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Irving was better than anyone could have imagined. Bothered by a nagging sore left knee since Cleveland’s first-round series win over Boston, Irving clearly benefited from the eight-day layoff following the conference finals and rediscovered his All-Star form. Irving collected 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists in nearly 44 minutes,

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Western Conference Finals Preview: Five Things to Watch

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On your mark, get set, go! Track meet, drag race, whatever analogy you like, the Western Conference finals between the top-seeded Golden State Warriors and second-seeded Houston Rockets should be played at a breakneck pace by a pair of teams who are attempting to change the paradigm of NBA offenses. During the regular season, the Warriors led the league in points per game, overall shooting and 3-point shooting. They were second in threes made and scored at least 110 points 40 times,

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