Brendan Galella

Brendan Galella founded Shatter the Glass to make the NBA even more accessible to basketball fans. Composing player rankings, team evaluations and intriguing observations, he hopes to turn every reader into a dedicated and educated basketball follower.

Cavaliers Need Elevated Contributions from Irving

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Kyrie Irving has proven to be the barometer for success during the 2016 NBA playoffs for Cleveland. The team has captured 12 victories as it seeks the first title in franchise history, and Irving has A year ago, Golden State proved LeBron James isn’t capable of winning a championship series on his own, even though he came close. 

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Cleveland Has No Answers for Green

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It’s no wonder how the Warriors set the NBA record for most 3-point field goals made in a single season during their 73 victory campaign. On any night, a different player is capable of altering the entire defensive philosiphy of their opponent. And with Golden State’s exceptional ball movement, as the team dished out 28.9 assists per game — the highest …

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76ers Shouldn’t Hesitate to Draft Simmons

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Purple and gold seem to suit Ben Simmons well. The 6-foot-10 forward has adorned the color combination ever since he arrived in America, establishing himself as the premier high school player in the nation during his time with Monteverde Academy then excelling during his lone season at Louisiana State. The only way he will continue to carry purple and gold on …

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Different Back Court Combination Lifts Golden State in Game 1

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Once again it was the back court duo that proved to be the difference for Golden State. Only during a 104-89 victory over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals, it wasn’t the All-Star combination of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson carried the offense. Instead, Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa — the backup guards for the vaunted Splash Brothers …

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Curry Propels Golden State into the 2016 NBA Finals

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The Warriors had no interest in becoming the first team to win 70 or more regular season games only to be eliminated from championship contention. Instead, behind the precision shooting of Stephen Curry, the team became just the 10th in league history ever to erase a 3-1 playoff series deficit. The NBA MVP for each of the past two seasons …

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Record Setting Performance from Thompson Keeps Season Alive

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By proving Stephen Curry isn’t the only Warriors player capable of setting long range shooting records, Klay Thompson ensured the Western Conference finals would extend to a Game 7. Distance wasn’t an obstacle for Thompson Saturday night, as he set a playoff record by connecting 11 times from 3-point range, keeping Golden State’s title defense alive. By the time he was …

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Thunder Duo Proving to be Unstoppable

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Oklahoma City is on the precipice of becoming the greatest king slayer in NBA history. A win Thursday night in Oracle arena, home of the greatest regular season team the league has ever seen, would advance the Thunder to the NBA Finals, completing the most treacherous path to the championship round any team has accomplished. Only 19 teams have ever …

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Hornacek Hiring May Signify New Power Structure in New York

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Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson publicly revealed some of the qualifications he was searching for when selecting the next head coach in New York. During his 34 years in the NBA as a player, assistant coach, head coach and team president, Jackson has accumulated 13 championship rings, 1,155 victories as a coach (sixth most in NBA history) and his winning …

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NBA Coaching Carousel Spinning Out of Control

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Replacing the head coach has become the basic instinct for any team that has deemed itself as an underachiever. Seemingly any team that has been eliminated from championship contention immediately begins contemplating if a dismissal of the coach is a necessity. Since the opening night of the 2016 season, 12 teams have ultimately decided a switch at the helm is …

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Vintage Performance From Wade Keeps Miami’s Season Alive

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As Kemba Walker was making his bid to solidify himself among the stars in the NBA, Dwyane Wade reconfirmed his status among the all-time clutch playoff performers. The three-time NBA champion helped Miami stave off elimination by out dueling Walker by excelling on both ends of the floor during a potential elimination game. In front of a raucous Hornets home crowd …

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