Posts tagged "rob mahoney"

Catch n Shoot: April 18, 2011 -- Chris F'N Paul, D12 Wins 3rd Consecutive DPOY, Dunk Porn From Crash, Nenê & ... TD?

Catch n Shoot: April 18, 2011 -- Chris F'N Paul, D12 Wins 3rd Consecutive DPOY, Dunk Porn From Crash, Nenê & ... TD?
The weekend saw the 2nd-best cumulative performances by road teams in Game 1 of the first round (Neil Paine, Basketball-Reference). #5 Hawks 103#4 Magic 93Box Score | RecapHawks lead series 1-0 #7 76ers 89#2 Heat 97Box Score | RecapHeat lead series 1-0 #6 Knicks 85#3 Celtics 87Box Score | RecapCeltics lead series 1-0 #8 Grizzlies... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 31, 2011 -- The 'Rip Move' Scam, Wall's Lost Mind, Inside Points/FT Prejudice

Catch n' Shoot: March 31, 2011 -- The 'Rip Move' Scam, Wall's Lost Mind, Inside Points/FT Prejudice
The “rip move” is a clever way for scorers to exploit a bad NBA rule with no purpose but to produce cheap points. I empathize with Royce Young (Daily Thunder), but a defender striking a shooter is not the same as a ball handler forcing his body through the stationary arm of a defender. The... Read more »

Horny Notes: March 22, 2011 -- Bulls as Championship Favorites, In-Season Playoff Preparation, Team Fatigue, Sad Rose

Horny Notes: March 22, 2011 -- Bulls as Championship Favorites, In-Season Playoff Preparation, Team Fatigue, Sad Rose
Bulls-Hawks preview here. Bulls didn’t get into Atlanta until 3 a.m.: .bbpBox50313363573587970 {background:url(http://a2.twimg.com/profile_background_images/35669026/dunk_small.jpg) #000000;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block} Gonna be one of those gut-check games. Bulls got in about 3 AM Eastern. Starters sitting out 4th... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 9, 2011 -- Bulls Favored to Win East, Heat Lose Fifth Straight, Brad Miller's Disaster Night, NBPA Argument With Owners' Data

Catch n' Shoot: March 9, 2011 -- Bulls Favored to Win East, Heat Lose Fifth Straight, Brad Miller's Disaster Night, NBPA Argument With Owners' Data
Horace Grant reminisces 1991. Bulls are 2:1 favorites to win the East, according to Hollinger’s postseason odds on Wednesday morning, with the Celtics at 3:1. He also has the Bulls and Lakers a little worse than 4:1 to win it all, with the Lakers at 19.6% and the Bulls at 18.5%. Matt Olsen offered up... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness

Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness
If the Bulls win a title, I’ll go with Doug Thonus to get that “1.7%” tattoo. “No stat in basketball is perfect, regardless of the complexity of its formulation,” Rob Mahoney wrote, later adding: “The measures themselves are imperfect, but they’re perfect in promoting further research. None of the advanced stats we have today are... Read more »

Bogans Finding Three-Point Stroke, Shooting a High Rate Over Last Two Months

Bogans Finding Three-Point Stroke, Shooting a High Rate Over Last Two Months
After a bad shooting start, Keith Bogans’ work has paid off, scoring from long-range with high efficiency for over the last two months. ya’rly Keith Bogans was signed by the Bulls in the offseason to come off the bench to relieve Ronnie Brewer on the wing. Brewer had hamstring problems that sat him out most... Read more »
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Saying Rose is a 'Bad Defender' is Wrong

Saying Rose is a 'Bad Defender' is Wrong
The editor of ESPN’s primary basketball blog made the pretty bad statement that Derrick Rose is a “pretty bad defender.” Whether or not Derrick Rose is a serious MVP candidate sent the NBA world all a-Twitter yesterday. The central argument against him are his efficiency numbers — only 14th in PER (22.9) and his FG%... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: December 29, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 29, 2010
The Mavs (24-6) got it handed to them by the damn Raptors (11-20) 84-76. Most astounding is that half the Toronto squad was injured and the other half is worse than bad, so the Raptors played with an eight-man rotation. Some guy named Ed Davis dropped 17 off the bench, FFS! The Mavs were without... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: December 27, 2010

Ron Artest did auction off his 2010 championship ring for “over $500,000″ and already made out the first $50,000 check from the proceeds to aid awareness and treatment of mental health issues with children. Kevin Durant’s sloppy start was over a while ago. LeBron-less Cavs go from second-most popular to least popular team on the... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: December 9, 2010

Four buzzer-beaters ruled Wednesday’s NBA docket. Andrea Bargnani dropped 41 points and Amar’e Stou_emire dropped  34 and grabbed 14 boards for his sixth consecutive game with 30+ points. But Raymond Felton’s three was needed for the Knicks (14-9) to beat the CRaptors (8-14) 113-110 and win their 11th of their last 12. The Teddy Bears... Read more »