Matthew Tynan - Basketball Analysis

Tim Duncan's Final Send Off

by Matthew Tynan

Dec 21, 2016 12:24 AM

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 »

Tags: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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How The Rockets Reshaped Their Weird Roster

by Matthew Tynan

Jul 29, 2016 4:05 PM

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 »

Tags: Houston Rockets, NBA

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Three Question NBA Finals Preview: Warriors Vs. Cavaliers

by Matthew Tynan

Jun 2, 2016 4:11 PM

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 »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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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 »