Knicks-Pacers Game 1: Was Carmelo Anthony the victim of uncalled fouls?

It's become something of a common refrain among Knicks fans that Carmelo Anthony "never gets any calls." (Full disclosure: I am a Knicks fan, though I do not belong to this particular sect of fandom.) The story goes that the ratio of contact taken to fouls drawn for Carmelo is very high, and that he … [Read more...]

Post-ups Key in Pacers Game 2 Win

The Indiana Pacers struggled to score throughout much of the regular season. By the end of January, they were registering only 98.9 points per 100 possessions, which would rank 27th in the league had it marked their full season effort, per For the next two months, though, the Pacers went on … [Read more...]

Examining Roy Hibbert’s Hook Shot Struggles

Roy Hibbert is having what can generously be described as a down year offensively. His scoring average has dropped 3.1 per game, his field goal shooting has dropped 10.4%, and he's taking fewer free throws per game (while shooting a career low percentage from the stripe) than any season save his … [Read more...]

Indiana’s Defensive Miscommunication Seals Their Fate

During the final possessions of the Hawks win over the Pacers, communication on the defense proved to be the game's deciding factor. Let’s take a look at what went wrong for the Pacers and right for the Hawks. Down by one with 19 seconds remaining, the Pacers were forced to foul in order to get … [Read more...]