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Observe and Report: The First Week of the NBA Playoffs

Since we’re wrapping up the greatest first week in NBA Playoffs history, I wanted to write something about them, but the games have been so good and there are so many possible narratives to discuss that I didn’t have any… Continue Reading

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The Transparency Debate: Is the NBA right when the Referees are wrong?

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The HP crew had a very spirited debate about the purpose, the merits, and the endgame behind the league issuing a statement about the blown call at the end of the Blazers-Rockets first playoff game, as well as the league’s statements about other controversial calls. Continue Reading

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NBA Playoffs Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

How Houston Got Here: The Rockets certainly weren’t playing poorly early on this year—they were 21-13 after December—but they took off in the New Year, going on a 23-6 stretch to open 2014.  In the end, Dwight Howard, James Harden… Continue Reading