The Lab

An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.

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      31: All Tied Up


      We're back in the Lab to dive into the playoff series that are tied at 1-1 heading into Game 3. Is OKC in trouble? Can the Cavs get one back in Indiana? Should Embiid return?


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      30: Game 1's In The Books


      We're in The Lab to look back on the opening weekend of the NBA playoffs. We discuss Dipo and the Pacers, wonders what the Blazers can do to stop AD, and more.


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      29: Eastern Conference Playoffs Preview


      And now onto the Eastern Conference! We're back to preview all four first-round matchups in the East and offer our predictions for which teams will move on.


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      28: Western Conference Playoffs Preview


      Playoffs are finally here! We're in The Lab to preview the matchups in the Western Conference and compare our predictions with those of FiveThirtyEight's CARM-Elo predictions.


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      27: We The North


      This week, we're in The Lab to break down the Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors and their chances in this year's playoffs, Embiid's injury, Oladipo and more.


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      26: Warrior Down


      This week on The Lab, the crew dives into the impact of Steph Curry's injury to the Warriors playoff run, touch on Kyrie's knee procedure and more.


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      25: Is Utah A Small-Market Model?


      This week in The Lab, we discuss the Jazz and their impressive re-build project this season, ask once again how legit the Rockets are, break down the problems in OKC and more.


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      24: Talking Cavs With David Griffin


      Former Cavaliers GM, David Griffin, joins us in The Lab to discuss LeBron James, the Cavaliers and more.


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      23: Wild Wild West


      This week in The Lab, the crew discuss the red hot Blazers, the intense playoff race happening out West and more.


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       2018-03-08  35m
       
       

      Curling Special: Team USA Gold


      Neil Paine and Nate Silver sit down with the USA curling team to talk about stats in curling and what it was like to win gold at Pyeongchang.


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