The Daily Texan

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Heat’s biggest strength has become weakness against Spurs

June 14, 2014

Erik Spoelstra pleaded with his team at halftime of game three. “Just cut it down to 15,” Spoelstra said. “We’re built to play stretches like these. We’re built for this moment.” The...

NBA Western Conference Playoffs: Early Impressions

April 23, 2014

It would be natural to expect that the results of the 1-8 and 2-7 matchups would be more predictable than the 3-6 and 4-5 matchups in the Western Conference. If the first few games showed anything though,...

NBA Contenders vs. Pretenders: Contenders

March 14, 2014

With 80 percent of the NBA regular season complete, there is a large sample size of games from which it is possible to distinguish the contenders from the pretenders. In the first segment of a two-part...

NBA Western Conference Injury Report

January 31, 2014

There are countless injuries to star players in the West - Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, and James Harden. Obviously, injuries to players of this caliber can devastate an NBA Franchise and...

Why Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest NBA players ever

November 18, 2013

As Dirk Nowitzki has recently surpassed Jerry West on the all-time scoring list, it is an opportune time to reflect on the greatness that has embodied this legend’s career. Without a doubt, Nowitzki...

Top 5 NBA storylines

November 5, 2013

The Heat cools down   The Miami Heat is not playing on full throttle. Coach Erik Spoelstra has come to a full understanding that the regular season is irrelevant. Sure, the team still wants...

Looking back: The biggest takeaways from the 2012-2013 NBA season

October 14, 2013

As we creep up on the 2013-2014 NBA season, let’s take a look at the biggest moments from the historically significant 2012-2013 NBA season.  1. Lebron James is on his way to becoming a Top...

Why Greg Oden still has value in the NBA

October 8, 2013

The old adage, “Offense wins games, but defense wins championships,” resonates within the mindset of most NBA coaches.    Most coaches believe that the foundation of a dynasty...

Eastern Conference preview

October 2, 2013

In the past 40 years, no team has won the NBA Finals for four consecutive seasons. That is the challenge the Miami Heat are currently facing. But after LeBron James mentioned in the Heat’s preseason...

NBA Western Conference Rankings

September 30, 2013

With the first NBA exhibition game only a week away, there are several reasons to be thrilled about the 2013-2014 NBA season. The landscape of the NBA is undergoing major transformations this season, ranging...

NBA teams choosing to “rebuild” in hopes of high draft picks

September 24, 2013

Ever since the current NBA draft lottery system was implemented in 1985, there have been a sizable number of teams tanking the season in hopes of drafting a franchise savior. This interesting philosophy,...

A wild finish looming upon the American League Wild Card Race

September 19, 2012

Let’s take a quick preview of the American League’s upper echelon this season (as of Sept. 18): 1. East- NY Yankees (83-63) Baltimore Orioles (84-64) Tampa Bay Rays (78-70) 2. Central-...