Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/17/19 PART ONE

BOS: Ainge On Celtics’ So-Called Drama: “These Aren’t Stories” (from Darren Hartwell, NBC Sports):
BOS: How Irving Took Over Crunch Time Vs. The Raptors (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Raptors (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Lack Of Attention To Detail Haunts The Cavs (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DET: Toughness, Resilience The Key To Return To Early Season Form (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Depth Looking Formidable With DMC Set To Return (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
GSW: Klay Thompson’s Under-The-Radar Defensive Work (from Steffen Pedersen, Blue Man Hoop):
GSW: What The DMC Experiment Means (And Doesn’t Mean) (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
GSW: Dubs 147, Pels 140 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
*HOU: Harden’s Great Offensive Run: An Historical Perspective (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Rockets Send Down House: A Gamble For Both Sides (from Rahat Huq, Forbes):
IND: Doug McDermott Does More Than Shoot (from Tony East, BBall Index):
IND: The Pacers Are So Much More Than  Oladipo (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
OKC: Two Games To Understand Westbrook (from Rory Masterson, The Step Back):
OKC: Steven Adams Is The NBA’s Immovable Object (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI: What’s Wrong With Sixers’ Defense & How They Can Improve It (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Elton Brand Tries To Complete The Process (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
PHO: Oubre’s Emergence Raises Lineup & Roster Construction Questions (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
TOR: Inside The New, Free Raptors (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
UTA: Jazz 129, Clippers 109 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Post-Wall Injury, Beal Has Turned Into A Monster (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):
Where Bitadze’s Draft Stock Stands (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Which Teams Are Saving Cap Space For Free Agency? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Sleep Is For Cowards: Europe’s NBA Fans Watch Hoops In The Dark (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):

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*HOU: Harden’s Great Offensive Run: An Historical Perspective (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/10/19

ATL: Huerter Showing Growth With Extended Minutes (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Rodions Kurucs: The Nets Latest Hidden Gem (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
BOS: All Of A Sudden, Celtics Are Offensive Juggernaut  (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: How Tatum Got His Groove Back (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Irving Is Evolving Into An All-Around Star (from Lucio Vainesman, Hardwood Houdini):
DEN: Brandon Goodwin Is Making The Most Of His Follow-Up Shot With The Nuggets (from Dana Caldwell, Naples News):
GSW: How Will Dubs Use DMC?  (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: Lack Of Defensive Consistency Is The Biggest Threat To The Dubs (from Shane Young, Clutch Points):
HOU: Harden Is More Than Free Throws (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
LAC: Beverley’s Trademark Defense Is Getting A New Test (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
LAL: Do The Lakers Have A #2 Option? (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIL: Did The Bucks Provide A Blueprint For Stopping The Rockets? (from Gabe Fernandez, Deadspin):
MIL: Q & A Donte DiVincenzo (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Ryan Saunders Has Prepared His Whole Life For This Opportunity (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Rounding Into Form (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
NYK: Mudiay Needs A Midseason Tuneup (from Ty Jordan, The Knicks Wall):
OKC: Thunder Struggling From Outside (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
OKC: Apart From Poor Shooting, Westbrook Is Doing Everything Else Right (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Sixers’ Fit Isn’t Great But That May Not Matter (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
PHI: How Bolden Has Broken Out (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
UTA: Neto Makes The Most Of His 1st Start Of The Season (from Alex Vejar, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Jazz 106, Magic 93 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Dekker Wears Wisconsin Like A Badge Of Honor (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
The Week In Review: Kawhi, Huerter, Kuzma, Arcidiacono, Melton & More  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Next International Big Man: Goga Bitadze (from Orazio Cauchi, Def Pen):
5 Mid-Major Draft Prospects To Watch (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
The Teams Between The Cap & The Luxury Tax In July 2019  (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):

Assists Are Everything And Almost Nothing (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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