About Last Night: Giannis closing statement?

Votes for the Kia Most Valuable Player award are not cast until after Game No. 82. That's a good thing, as voters and NBA observers in general still seem divided between Giannis Antetokounmpo and James…

Numbers to Know: Kia Most Valuable Player

TEAM SUCCESS Antetokounmpo leads the league in total plus-minus, with the Bucks having outscored their opponents by 627 points with him on the floor. On a per-possession basis, he ranks third (among players who have…

About Last Night: Magic jump rungs on the…

The race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference took another interesting twist Wednesday night, as the Orlando Magic moved closer to ending their seven-year playoff drought. Riding another double-double from…

About Last Night: Westbrook matches Wilt

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook is no stranger to ridiculous statistical lines. Indeed, we've become so accustomed to his jaw-dropping performances that there's been virtually zero fanfare for the fact that he's all but assured of…

About Last Night: A contrast of contenders

  The two-team tango at the top of the West saw Golden State seize the lead and Denver stumble in a startling contrast of killer instinct. Neither team faced world-beaters, though the Warriors' opponent (Charlotte)…

Numbers to Know – Defensive Player of the…

RIM PROTECTION Gobert doesn't rank as the best rim protector on his own team, but opponents have still shot just 53.1 percent at the rim when he's been there, according to Second Spectrum tracking. Embiid…

About Last Night: Gracias, Manu

Tim Duncan is the greatest Spur, followed by David Robinson and George Gervin.  But most beloved? One could make a strong case that honor belongs to one Emanuel David Ginobili, whose flamboyance, intensity, humility and…