The Action That Turned the Nuggets Into a Juggernaut
The NBA’s best two-man game has carried Denver to the Finals, but it didn’t always look like Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic were destined for greatness. Now they could go down as one of the best pick-and-roll combos in NBA history.
Jamal Murray Delivers an NBA Finals Performance for the Ages
The Nuggets have not one, but two stars who can do it all. In Game 3, Denver’s point guard matched his MVP teammate’s 30-point triple-double, and reminded everyone just how talented he really is.
The Contrast Between “Stopping” Joker and Jimmy
The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat are pouring everything into stopping each other’s best players. But the two teams have very different interpretations of what that looks like.
What Is the Nuggets’ Offensive Solution to the Heat’s Zone Defense?
Seerat and Michael preview Game 3 and discuss what fans should expect from Jimmy Butler moving forward in the series
Did Nikola Jokic Dominate Just Like the Heat Wanted Him To?
Whether or not Miami "forced" Denver’s star to be a scorer in Game 2 can be debated (see: Spoelstra, Erik). Was Sunday a results-based coincidence? Or did Miami find something while squaring the Finals?
The Heat’s Worst-Case Scenario Played Out in Game 1
Miami lacked its usual fire in the Finals opener and went ice-cold from deep. With Denver rested and firing on all cylinders, the Heat will have to be close to perfect to make this a competitive series.
The Heat Deliver One More Miracle to Off the Celtics
What Caleb Martin did to the Celtics will go down as the stuff of legend. With Miami on the brink of a historic conference finals collapse, Martin delivered an unlikely performance for the ages to stun Boston. "That’s what it looks like to y’all," says Jimmy Butler. "To us, he’s a hell of a player."
The Celtics’ Implausible Comeback Hits NBA History’s Doorstep
A mind-blowing finish to Game 6 puts Boston one win away from becoming the first team in 150 tries to overcome a 3-0 deficit. Can the Celtics cap their comeback against the Heat or have they run out of gas?
The Celtics Have an Outside Shot … If They Have an Outside Shot
Game 4 offered a blueprint for Boston to potentially mount a historic comeback. But can the Celtics realistically overcome a 3-1 deficit against a Heat team that has looked so dominant?
ECF Game 4 Preview and NBA Free Agency With Michael Pina
Tate and Michael also speculate on whether Joe Mazzulla will be the Celtics’ head coach next season