How the Red Mamba’s Venom Slowly, Painfully Killed the Grizzlies In Game One

He might not have led his team in scoring, but Matt Bonner (a.k.a. the Red Mamba) certainly caused some dismay to the Memphis Grizzlies in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Sunday evening, our favorite ginger mamba since Brian Scalabrine (White Mamba) stretched the Grizzlies' defense and … [Read more...]

Playoff capsule: San Antonio Spurs

Intricacies of the San Antonio Spurs' motion offense have been well-documented in recent years, especially in the new age of the Internet scribe. The drive-and-kick attack predicated around floor-spacing, ball-movement, corner threes and, ya know, three future Hall-of-Famers, has been a consistent … [Read more...]

Playoff Preview Capsules

The regular season is coming to a close this week, which means its just about playoff time. To help ring in the postseason, HoopChalk will be bringing you team-specific capsules for each and every team in the playoffs this season. The goal is to provide a breakdown of the ins and outs of each team's … [Read more...]

Gregg Popovich: Rare And Surprising

Pretend for a minute that you're Gregg Popovich. Down by one on the road to the Los Angeles Lakers with just under 19 seconds remaining, who do you draw up a play for? Which of the Lakers defenders do you try to attack? Do you go to Tim Duncan - the greatest power forward to ever play the game? … [Read more...]