The Thunder travel to Dallas tonight to visit with a Mavericks team that is renewed with spirit and vigor. Early on in the season they were struggling to find a new identity, given all the changes from last season. They have since begun to find their stride, and with a healthy Dirk Nowitzki, are looking to make up ground in the West.
The short answer - of course they did. You don't lose games without weaknesses being exposed. Winning just means the weaknesses didn't cost you as much as it cost the other team. I do know that the Thunder had better tighten up their perimeter defense though, because Jason Terry likes to let it fly.
The trio examines the true value of Kendrick Perkins this season. Is he performing well? Underperforming? Getting dunked on too much?
Levy is back with another entry into his statistical canon. This time out, he takes a graphical look at how team assists get distributed. Serge Ibaka, you need to be passing the ball a little bit more.
The 76ers are the young team in the East, perhaps the Thunder counterpart, who are demonstrating that teams can be rebuilt in the aftermath of a superstar's legacy.
The latest entry into the ethereal definition of "clutch" is offered here.
Using rational judgment and decision making in order to write about sports. Works for me.
Even Pacers are getting into this dunkathon action.
Ultimately, this race is going to come down to popularity between Ricky Rubio and Kyrie Irving, which the author admits. I just think it's great to have two more compelling point guards in the league.