Basketball Intelligence for 5/9/2023
The Day's Best NBA Reporting and Analysis
1 Stat explaining every second-round series so far
Mike Shearer, Basketball Poetry
Paolo Banchero, Walker Kessler top NBA All-Rookie first team
Tim Bontemps, ESPN
Redrafting the 2022 NBA Draft class: Is Paolo Banchero No. 1? Where does Chet Holmgren land?
Sam Vecenie, The Athletic
NYK 101, MIA 109
5 takeaways from Heat's victory over Knicks in Game 4
John Schuhmann, NBA.com
Knicks’ Julius Randle questions whether Heat just ‘want it more’ after Miami wins Game 4 for commanding 3-1 series lead
Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Coup’s Takeaways: HEAT Play Keepaway Down The Stretch To Take 3-1 Series Lead
Couper Moorhead, NBA.com
How Heat turned a Knicks strength into a weakness to take 3-1 series lead, more Game 4 takeaways
Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald
In the playoffs, the Heat has now outscored opponents by 37 points in the 130 non-Butler minutes. This has been an important part of the Heat’s winning formula this postseason that wasn’t there in the regular season. Opponents outscored the Heat by a total of 73 points or 2.7 points per 100 possessions when Butler wasn’t in the court in the regular season.
Heat take 3-1 series lead on Knicks: Can New York make it a series as Miami keeps finding a way?
Fred Katz/William Guillory, The Athletic
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