Not all championships are created equal. A first-time championship is a skeleton key for superstars. It lets them breathe rarefied air that only the best…View More What This Finals Means For Everyone
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The Boston offense has been a problem for much of this series, and a big part of the blame falls on Jayson Tatum. When a…View More Jayson Tatum Can’t Score Twos. Here’s Why.
Talking heads say a lot of things are important in the NBA Finals. You’ve probably heard that the Celtics’ turnover habits are key; that Draymond…View More Robert Williams Is Everything
Boston: They snagged home court advantage despite Tatum, not because of him — and he’ll play better Although the Game 2 blowout loss has left…View More Reasons For Optimism Before Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Finals
Programming Note: I was a guest on the podcast Charity Stripe Commentary with Trey Hill. We gave some quick NBA Finals preview thoughts in the…View More Two NBA Finals Questions (Plus Some Thoughts)
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No series is decided after one game. The Celtics and Heat played a close one throughout, and Boston surely expects to steal one in Miami…View More The Optimist’s View of Miami/Boston Game 1
The fun and games are over. After an excellent second round culminated with two blowout Game 7’s, we’re finally at the Conference Finals. Grim countenances…View More 2021-2022 NBA Conference Finals Previews
This is likely the first time in NBA history that the two most exciting series are coming from what traditionally have been blowouts. Incredibly, since…View More The 2-7 Series Are The Playoffs’ Best
This year has been the most competitive Eastern Conference season in recent NBA memory, and we’re gearing up for some breathtakingly high-stakes playoff basketball. Half…View More The Eastern Conference Bloodbath is Coming: Part 1