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Matt Scribbins

Author's details

Name: Matt Scribbins
Date registered: March 11, 2011

Latest posts

  1. “Dream Team” review: The Toni Kukoc game — July 10, 2012
  2. HoopIdea: Coaches booths in the NBA — May 1, 2012
  3. HoopIdea: Last five minutes of NBA games — relevant or not? — April 2, 2012
  4. Trading playoff formats? — March 22, 2012
  5. HoopIdea: NBA players protecting their shooting percentages — March 14, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Rest, scheduling, and efficiency in the Eastern Conference — 31 comments
  2. Dwight Howard, fourth quarters, and the truth — 7 comments
  3. A dependent Dwight Howard — 4 comments
  4. Style of play and wins — 4 comments
  5. Imagining Dwight Howard with the Lakers — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 10

“Dream Team” review: The Toni Kukoc game

Photo via US Presswire LeBron James just dominated the NBA playoffs, won his first NBA title, and had the Finals MVP award for dessert. Dwyane Wade battled through injuries to average more than 20 points per game and earn his second NBA championship. But what if the top item on the to-do list for the …

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May 01

HoopIdea: Coaches booths in the NBA

AP Photo/Michael Conroy In football, offensive and defensive coordinators routinely watch their own team’s games from the comfort of a booth high in the sky and they call in plays to players and coaches on the field via headsets. Some coaches have access to televisions to watch replays and can make suggestions to the head …

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Apr 02

HoopIdea: Last five minutes of NBA games — relevant or not?

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images You know that you only need to watch the last five minutes of an NBA game, right? Well, I thought that was true until Sunday. In the 2011-2012 NBA season, no team in the league has a winning record when trailing at the half. Again, no team in …

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Mar 22

Trading playoff formats?

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images Which one of your friend’s is most interested in the NBA? Just for fun, call that person and say, “the NBA is changing their playoff format to single elimination next year and they are going to play the games at neutral sites.” What kind of reaction do you think you …

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Mar 14

HoopIdea: NBA players protecting their shooting percentages

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Take yourself back to the fall and imagine sitting on your couch watching NFL Sunday Ticket. There are 10 seconds remaining in the second quarter and the Detroit Lions just got the ball back at their own 40 yard line. Everyone in the world knows what is coming …

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Feb 13

Blake Griffin starring as “The Halftime Show”

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images An NBA halftime show is rather predictable. Some joker from the stands will be marched to the three-point line while the public address announcer screams a few rules for the contest that is about to go down. “A three-pointer is worth $1,000 and a free throw is worth …

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Jan 19

An aerial view of the Eastern Conference

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Every so often, the writers of Magic Basketball tackle the world’s most important issues. In this case, we make a grand sweep of the Eastern Conference in the NBA and examine the early storylines being talked about by the mainstream media and blogosphere. Are the Philadelphia 76ers for real? Have …

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Jan 11

Driving the Timberwolves bandwagon

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images I bet a few of you reading this just graduated from college and live at home with your parents. Well played! You probably eat breakfast right after waking up at 11:00 AM and then eat lunch at noon. I can tell you from personal experience it’s a great …

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Dec 23

Imagining Dwight Howard with the Lakers

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images I believe the Magic should keep Dwight Howard throughout the season and either make the requisite moves to make him a permanent member of the Magic, or let him leave this summer. Kevin Arnovitz can explain to you why this is a good choice. However, if they trade …

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Dec 21

Player to watch: Kobe Bryant

Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images Magic Basketball previews the 2011-2012 NBA season with a look at the players we’re most excited to watch this year. In the 1960’s, a study titled the “Milgram Shock Experiment” was performed. The point of the study was to gauge how far normal humans will go just because they are …

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