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The Numbers: That Big 3 for Ray Allen

Sometimes it’s the big numbers that shape NBA history. Other times, it’s the big moments. Such was the case when Ray Allen hit only one three-point shot in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. But you already know which shot it was: “The one” that sent the contest between his Miami Heat and the…


The Numbers: Warriors Make 5 Straight Finals

On May 20, 2019, the Golden State Warriors made history when they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 to make it to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight time. They joined the Boston Celtics (who went 10 straight years from 1956-66) as the only teams to do so. Stephen Curry led the way with…


NBA Film Study: The Stagger Twirl Action

How do great shooters get open when everyone in a 20,000-seat arena knows they are looking to snipe from three? Some are fantastic cutters, some are able to change direction quickly and others are simply low priorities for defenses based on their teammates. But in most instances, choreographed offense helps get them open in ways…