This Is What Happens When You Try to Double-Team James Harden

The Raptors sent an extra defender toward James Harden throughout Thursday’s game. He responded with low production but high efficiency, always making the right play. But that doesn’t mean the Rockets will be able to exploit that opposing strategy in the playoffs. The numbers suggest James Harden played a relatively minor role in his team’s …

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 3-Point Range Looks Real, and The NBA Should Be Terrified

Three-point shooting has long been Giannis Antetokounmpo’s biggest weakness. After a slow start from deep, he’s shooting at career-best levels. As a result, the rest of the league could prove helpless to stop the Bucks. The Milwaukee Bucks’ collapse in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals was hardly the fault of Giannis Antetokounmpo alone. The Toronto …

Kawhi Leonard Has Been Fully Unleashed, and the Competition Seems Powerless to Stop Him

Kawhi Leonard has taken his game to a new level after winning his second Finals MVP award. This latest step in his development comes as Leonard has been fully unleashed by the LA Clippers, unconcerned by injuries and unconstrained by team concept. Comparisons to Michael Jordan are never fair, but with every game, it becomes …