Matthew Tynan - Basketball Analysis

How Popovich's Strategic White Flag In Game 2 Could Lead To An Actual Series Still

by Matthew Tynan

May 20, 2017 3:23 AM

Despite what happened in Games 1 and 2, the Spurs have a reason to believe they can challenge the Dubs juggernaut. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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A Series 22 Years In The Making

by Matthew Tynan

May 1, 2017 4:37 PM

Can the Spurs effectively corral James Harden in the pick-and-roll while still defending the smorgasbord of shooters Houston puts on the floor? The Rockets will have issues of their own in how to defend Kawhi Leonard. Read more »

Tags: Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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Oklahoma City Effectively Made Adjustments Yet No Lead On Houston Is Safe

by Matthew Tynan

Apr 21, 2017 3:57 PM

The Thunder came in doing things a bit differently and it worked for most of Game 2, until it didn't. The scariest aspect of the Rockets was put on display: if you're going to throw your best punch at them, you'd better get way out in front because they can catch up in a hurry. Read more »

Tags: Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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The Big Problems For Oklahoma City Against The Rockets

by Matthew Tynan

The best success for the Thunder have come when they've played big but how can you do that when the offense you're defending is so far from the basket? More specifically, where does Kanter fit in? Read more »
Tim Duncan's Final Send Off

by Matthew Tynan

If you grew up in and around San Antonio, Tim Duncan's Spurs likely impacted you in immeasurable ways and watching his number retirement ceremony is like watching your own life flash before your eyes. Read more »
How The Rockets Reshaped Their Weird Roster

by Matthew Tynan

This once entertaining, energetic and unpredictable Houston team did quite a bit to pull itself out of last season's hell - enough that a return to 14-15 form is perhaps more likely than not. Read more »
Three Question NBA Finals Preview: Warriors Vs. Cavaliers

by Matthew Tynan

The teams are the same and the cities are the same, but when you start to break it down, this just feels like an entirely different animal and a rematch in name only. Read more »
Warriors, Thunder Taking Turns Beating Each Other In The Opposite Style

by Matthew Tynan

The Warriors' Death Lineup has been on a suicide mission so Steve Kerr shifted to playing Oklahoma City's way with Andrew Bogut controlling the paint just as Billy Donovan has used his Megadeath small lineup to destroy Golden State in Games 3 and 4. Read more »
Three Question Western Conference Finals Preview: Warriors Vs. Thunder

by Matthew Tynan

A point guard matchup for the ages, the lethal scoring of Kevin Durant, and the size of the Thunder versus the Warriors' smallball lineup of death. Read more »
How Oklahoma City Has Pushed The Spurs To The Brink

by Matthew Tynan

If a team like the Thunder, with all that size, length and explosiveness, has gotten a read on the Spurs' best laid plans, it could be the only extra advantage they need. As if Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant weren't enough. Read more »
The Game 2 Adjustments And The Pandemonium

by Matthew Tynan

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook bounced back in Game 2, LaMarcus Aldridge remained on fire and the series is tied 1-1 but the insanity of the final 13.5 seconds was what everyone was talking about. Read more »
How The Spurs Have Been The Opposite Of What We Expected

by Matthew Tynan

While guarding the Warriors looks like hell on Earth, defense isn't the issue for the Spurs. They've been able to stifle Steph and Co. about as well as anyone else; they just can't seem to score on the defending champs. Read more »