Last night was arguably the best night of basketball we’ve seen so far this season. First there was the double overtime thriller between the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers, that saw the Hawks knock of the Cavs thanks to a Jeff Teague buzzer beater. Then there was the meeting between the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers that went to overtime as well, with the Blazers sneaking out a 116-112 victory. Tonight we have nine games set to go, including a late night affair between the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors that promises to be very exciting. But until the games tip off, take some time to catch up on some reading with today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
All about chemistry: Behind the scenes of TNT’s ‘Inside the NBA’: By Sean Highkin (@highkin)
Without a doubt, TNT’s ‘Inside the NBA’ is the most entertaining and enjoyable sports studio show. But what makes it so successful? Well Sean Highkin of USA Today took a behind the scenes look at the show and wrote about what he experienced.
Stuck In The Warriors’ Elevator: How Klay and Steph Get Open Threes: By Scott Rafferty (@crabdribbles)
The Golden State Warriors’ combo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson is one of the league’s most exciting and high scoring backcourts. But with teams so focused on shutting these two down, they have had to work harder to find open shots. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Scott Rafferty details a really cool play the Warriors use on occasion to free up one of their shooters.
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