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Layups: Entire Slam Dunk Contest History On One Poster

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Typical Hoopism awesomeness (with guest artist Robb Harskamp).

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Layups: 2011 Internet Basketball Awards

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Vote in the second annual Internet Basketball Awards at BBall Prospectus: Link

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Playoff Preview: #4 Oklahoma City vs. #5 Denver

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Oklahoma City Thunder

55-27, 1st in NBA Northwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Scott Brooks (55-27)

PTS/G: 104.8 (5th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 101.0 (18th of 30)
SRS: 3.81 (9th of 30) ▪ Pace: 92.7 (13th of 30)
Off Rtg: 111.2 (5th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.2 (15th of 30)
Expected W-L: 51-31 (9th of 30)

Arena: Ford Center ▪ Attendance: 726,071 (14th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #3 Dallas vs. #6 Portland

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Dallas Mavericks

57-25, 2nd in NBA Southwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rick Carlisle (57-25)

PTS/G: 100.2 (11th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 96.0 (10th of 30)
SRS: 4.41 (8th of 30) ▪ Pace: 91.3 (18th of 30)
Off Rtg: 109.7 (8th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.0 (8th of 30)
Expected W-L: 53-29 (8th of 30)

Arena: American Airlines Center ▪ Attendance: 803,968 (6th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #2 LA Lakers vs. #7 New Orleans

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Los Angeles Lakers

57-25, 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Phil Jackson (57-25)

PTS/G: 101.5 (9th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 95.4 (8th of 30)
SRS: 6.01 (3rd of 30) ▪ Pace: 90.7 (21st of 30)
Off Rtg: 111.0 (6th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.3 (6th of 30)
Expected W-L: 58-24 (3rd of 30)

Arena: STAPLES Center ▪ Attendance: 778,777 (8th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #1 San Antonio vs. #8 Memphis

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

San Antonio Spurs

61-21, 1st in NBA Southwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gregg Popovich (61-21)

PTS/G: 103.7 (6th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 98.0 (14th of 30)
SRS: 5.86 (4th of 30) ▪ Pace: 92.3 (14th of 30)
Off Rtg: 111.8 (2nd of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.6 (11th of 30)
Expected W-L: 56-26 (6th of 30)

Arena: AT&T Center ▪ Attendance: 750,879 (12th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #4 Orlando vs. #5 Atlanta

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Orlando Magic

52-30, 2nd in NBA Southeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Stan Van Gundy (52-30)

PTS/G: 99.2 (16th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 93.7 (4th of 30)
SRS: 4.92 (5th of 30) ▪ Pace: 91.4 (17th of 30)
Off Rtg: 107.7 (14th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.8 (3rd of 30)
Expected W-L: 56-26 (5th of 30)

Arena: Amway Center ▪ Attendance: 777,852 (9th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #3 Boston vs. #6 New York

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Boston Celtics

56-26, 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Doc Rivers (56-26)

PTS/G: 96.5 (23rd of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 91.1 (1st of 30)
SRS: 4.83 (6th of 30) ▪ Pace: 90.4 (22nd of 30)
Off Rtg: 106.2 (18th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.3 (2nd of 30)
Expected W-L: 57-25 (4th of 30)

Arena: TD Garden ▪ Attendance: 763,584 (11th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #2 Miami vs. #7 Philadelphia

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Miami Heat

58-24, 1st in NBA Southeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Erik Spoelstra (58-24)

PTS/G: 102.1 (8th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 94.6 (6th of 30)
SRS: 6.76 (1st of 30) ▪ Pace: 90.9 (20th of 30)
Off Rtg: 111.7 (3rd of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.5 (5th of 30)
Expected W-L: 61-21 (2nd of 30)

Arena: AmericanAirlines Arena ▪ Attendance: 810,930 (4th of 30)

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Playoff Preview: #1 Chicago vs. #8 Indiana

Posted by Neil Paine on April 15, 2011

Chicago Bulls

62-20, 1st in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Thibodeau (62-20)

SRS: 6.53 (2nd of 30) ▪ Pace: 90.4 (23rd of 30)
Off Rtg: 108.3 (11th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.3 (1st of 30)
Expected W-L: 61-21 (1st of 30)

Arena: United Center ▪ Attendance: 893,462 (1st of 30)

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