Basketball Intelligence For 5/7/23


MIA 105, NYK 86

Heat blow out Knicks in Butler’s return, relying on defense and physicality
William Guillory, The Athletic

Takeaways from Heat’s Game 3 win
Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald

Knicks have many problems to fix after getting blasted in Game 3
Fred Katz, The Athletic

Butler back and Heat back in series lead after victory over Knicks
Ira Winderman, SunSentinel

3 Takeaways
Jasmyn Wimbish, CBS Sports


If the Sixers are truly NBA title contenders, it’s time to play like it
Keith Pompey, The Inquirer

Game 4 Preview
Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers

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LAL 127, GSW 97

The Lakers are using their advantage at the free-throw line to beat the Warriors
Law Murray, The Athletic

How Rob Pelinka navigated help around LeBron James, Anthony Davis is paying off
Vincent Goodwill, Yahoo Sports

Q & A: D’Angelo Russell
Sam Amick, The Athletic

Lakers reclaim control of series with Game 3 rout
Broderick Turner, LA Times

Anthony Davis, LeBron James spark Lakers in Game 3 rout
Elliott Teaford, OC Register

How the Lakers mucked up the Steph Curry-Draymond Green pick-and-roll with a simple change in assignments
Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind

How the Lakers dominated Warriors in Game 3 win
Andrew Greif, LA Times

Disastrous second quarter sinks Warriors
Madeline Kenney, Mercury News

Return of Playoff Andrew Wiggins lone Golden State bright spot from Game 3 drubbing
Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports


Landale was the defensive glue guy who helped keep the Suns from unraveling on Friday
Dana Scott, Arizona Republic

5 Observations from Game 3
Gerald Bourguet, Go PHNX

Nuggets must avoid being “counter-punchers” to win pressure-packed Game 4
Parker Gabriel, Denver Post

MIN: Is A Pick-And-Roll Offensive Diet The Way Forward?
Jake Paynting, Howls And Growls

OKC: Contract Analysis: Thunder Continues To Derive Tremendous Value
Nick Crain, Forbes

Sunday Notes
Gary Washburn, Boston Globe

Can Jaime Jaquez’s game translate to the NBA?
Adam Spinella, The Box And One

Draft Preview: Tier Two
Matthew Tynan, Corporate Knowledge

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