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No, Raptors Don’t Deserve Asterisk if They Win NBA Title

The Toronto Raptors are one game away from toppling the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors and winning their first NBA championship in franchise history. But regardless of whether Warriors star forward Kevin Durant returns at some point—he’s questionable ahead of Monday’s Game 5—no one should suggest the Raptors deserve an asterisk if they do win this…

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PODCAST: NBA Finals Game 3 Preview & Offseason Chatter

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals, preview Game 3 and walk through the latest offseason chatter. Should the Golden State Warriors hold Klay Thompson out of Game 3 to avoid any setbacks with his hamstring injury? Who will take…

Warriors’ Depth Issues Expose Big Four Model Flaws

The #StrengthInNumbers Golden State Warriors, these are not. The Dubs did everything in their power during Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals to stifle Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard. They sent frequent double-teams at him and blitzed on pick-and-rolls, daring the Raptors’ supporting cast to beat them. Pascal Siakam (32 points on 14-of-17 shooting),…

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What to Expect from Toronto, Golden State’s NBA Finals Rotations

The balance a coach must maintain between flexibility and rigidity is forever the most difficult part of the job. In a playoff series, it’s important for a team to adjust to an opponent’s particular strengths and weaknesses, but too many adjustments and said team loses the identity that brought it this far. This dance will…

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TBW Expert 2019 NBA Finals Preview Roundtable

It’s finally here. The Toronto Raptors arrive to their first-ever NBA Finals riding an all-time great postseason showing by Kawhi Leonard. Their reward is facing a Golden State Warriors team that is the most dominant of the era, if not the best ever. Postseason demons finally vanquished and the basketball hopes of an entire nation meet…

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Where L.A. Lakers Go From Here

A fish stinks from the head to the tail. When it comes to dysfunction in a team, corporation or even a family, poor leadership is, more often than not, the culprit. And that always starts at the top. To the Los Angeles Lakers’ credit, they are apparently looking to get rid of the stench that’s…

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How to Win Each Western Conference Series

For those who enjoy watching the chess match between one coach and another, a playoff series provides the opportunity to see it unfold in a way no other league can offer. Coaches have time to adjust, with multiple games in a series and days off to build their scheme. After 82 games, few set plays,…

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Denver Nuggets’ Flaws Are Now Front and Center

Tuesday night was an opportunity for the Denver Nuggets to make yet another statement. They had already eclipsed 50 wins this season and still have a shot at the West’s top seed. A marquee match-up with the Golden State Warriors was the chance to quiet some doubters, as well as make up ground in the…

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