Bucking the Trend

How, in an NBA obsessed with long range looks, does the best defense give up the most threes? The answer lies in a subtle but very important change over the last few years of NBA basketball.

If it hasn’t sunk in yet, it should soon: these Milwaukee Bucks are good enough to win the whole thing. That may come as a surprise if you’re still anchored to preseason expectations. Back in October, it was an open question whether the Bucks would even win 50 games. But here we are at the All-Star break, and Milwaukee has almost met that mark.

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