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  1. Colliding Trends: Watch Out New Jersey

    Henry Abbott

    Tonight, the New Jersey Nets have a rare chance to make a statement against their division nemesis, the best team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics. I bet those Nets are fired up, right? The Newark Star-Ledger's Dave D'Alessandro checked in with the tea...

    Blog | January 11, 2008
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: "To be the two remaining Western Conference teams, the Suns and Lakers had to excel at what they do best and those superlatives are unscathed. Something has to give now. When the conference finals start Monday, eith...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune: "LeBron who? At the end, after the gap closed, it was all Sundiata. A troop of no-names, as it turned out, killed the king. All along, the Jazz knew if they could beat the team with the best record in the leagu...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  4. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron and Kobe might be the two best players in the conference finals, but it's the teams with the deeper 2-through-8s that are making the strongest statements. Would the Suns do the unthinkable and deal the face of their franchise? And how will...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  5. What are the Chances Dwight Howard was Right?

    Henry Abbott

    No one expected the Orlando Magic to be all that this season. But they have been one of the League's true elite teams: Best defense in the NBA, and extremely good offense. Then they lost their All-Star point guard to a season-ending injury, and d...

    Blog | May 14, 2009
  6. A Notable Change of Tone when Discussing Maurice Cheeks

    Henry Abbott

    A few months ago, the Sixers were a happy story -- the young team that almost slayed the Pistons, and then tacked on the best free agent of the bunch. Now? Well, I didn't even go looking, and today I came across two suggestions that Maurice Cheeks wo...

    Blog | December 10, 2008
  7. Bloggers Know Previews

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff from CelticsBlog deserves a stiff drink and a professional massage after currying together one massive project called NBA Blog Previews, in which every team in the league was previewed by one or more bloggers who know them best. This is truly wo...

    Blog | October 31, 2006
  8. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Bosh not only gets off the bench, but gets to lead the team in scoring in a meaningless game against Senegal that the U.S. wins handily. Jameer Nelson has leadership written all over him. Joel Glass is one of the best PR men in the NBA, and...

    Blog | August 24, 2006