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The Daily Blast – February 12, 2013

Brainy – ESPN Insider looks at some data concerning why James Harden is one of the best players in the league, and puts his free throw shooting in context: Entering Monday, he has attempted a league-leading 510 free throws. That puts him 45 ahead of second-place Kevin Durant (465). More impressive is that only five [...]

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The Daily Blast – February 11, 2013

“Holy Cow, James Harden” – In an article that has already created some buzz in the forums, Zach Lowe gets some data that shows just how dangerous the Beard is on drives to the basket: Back to Harden: Houston is scoring 1.51 points per possession on trips in which he drives at any time in [...]

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The Daily Blast – February 8, 2013

Superstarden – ESPN explains what James Harden’s performance against the Heat says about his place in the league. Also, Shane Battier discusses the difference between Harden’s struggles in the Finals versus his success now: “We were able to hone in on what he was able to do and take some of it away,” Heat forward [...]

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The Daily Blast – February 7, 2013

  Money Matters – ESPN Insider took a look at how superstars’ salaries compared to their WARP (wins above replacement player). Predictably, LeBron and Durant play at a level that is nearly double their contract value. The next six guys whose value rates as higher than their contract are: Russell Westbrook ($25.5 million on-court value) [...]

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The Daily Blast – February 6, 2013

Let Me Count The Ways – If there is a record for number of records tied or broken in an NBA game, the Rockets probably broke it last night. 1. Tied most 3-pointers made in an NBA game: 23 2. Tied most 3-pointers made in a first half: 14 2. New team record: most 3-pointers [...]

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