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Indiana Pacers: Never As Good or As Bad as They Seem

May 11, 2014; Washington, DC, USA;Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel speaks with his team during a timeout  during the fourth quarter of  game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Washington Wizards  at Verizon Center. Indiana Pacers defeated Washington Wizards 95-92. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

With his team leading by one point and the fourth quarter game-clock winding in his team’s thrilling Game 4 win over the Wizards, Roy Hibbert caught the ball three feet above the left block. Bodied ably by a game Nene, Indy’s embattled center took a left-handed dribble and two lumbering steps to the middle, pushing himself farther away from the basket. Uncomfortable shooting over his right shoulder from such a distance, Hibbert quickly gathered, pivoted, and flung an awkward 12-foot hook at the rim over the outstretched arms of his defender. Continue Reading

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NBA MVP Power Poll

Before I dive right into this countdown, there is something that absolutely needs to be noted: For the most part, the MVP has been a two-man race between Kevin Durant and LeBron James for the majority of the regular season.… Continue Reading

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Saving the Skyhook Podcast #10

Last night was a milestone, as staff writer Mike Wesson and I recorded Saving the Skyhook Podcast #10. We covered a number of topics, including Phil Jackson’s possible return to basketball with the New York Knicks, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ belief… Continue Reading

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Saving the Skyhook Staff Predictions – Slam Dunk Contest

Saturday’s final event will be the always-entertaining Slam Dunk Contest. The high-flying All-Star Weekend Festivity will feature Terrence Ross, Paul George and John Wall from the Eastern Conference and Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard and Ben McLemore from the Western Conference.… Continue Reading