Analysis

The Spurs are Pick and Rolling Dallas to death

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San Antonio has found Dallas' weak spot and is relentlessly attacking it.

Why doesn't Tony Parker look like himself?

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Tony Parker is having a solid but unspectacular first round. Are the Mavs responsible for that, is he hurt or is he simply under-performing?

A familiar defensive problem is plaguing the Spurs

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San Antonio's defense has returned to elite status by focusing on stopping the opponent from taking and making efficient shots. But there's no solution when the inefficient looks start to fall.

Who's to blame for the 22 Spurs turnovers?

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Did Dallas suddenly become a defensive juggernaut or did the Spurs suffer from self-inflicted wounds?

After Game 1 of Spurs-Mavs, we still know nothing

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Partially by design, the first game of Spurs-Mavs was defined by outliers on both sides. What can we expect moving forward?

How to get Green and Leonard going on offense

The Spurs will need to tweak a few things about their offense if they want it clicking in all cylinders against the smart Maverick defense.

The strategy behind Spurs vs. Mavs Game 1

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Game 1 was unlike any game the Spurs played all season, from an offensive perspective. Rick Carlisle and the Mavericks dictated the Spurs offense and that is why they were able to nearly steal Game 1.

Playoff Scouting Report: Dallas Mavericks

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A look at what to expect from the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs.

No need to worry about Tony

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While Parker's numbers have dropped after an MVP-level season in 2012-13, he is still scoring at an elite level when the team needs him the most.

Learning the Spurs playbook: P&Rs and post-ups

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After looking at how the Spurs use Motion Weak, Motion Strong and Loop to free up shooters, it's time to see how they set up pick-and-rolls and post-ups out of them.

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