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  1. Lineups that playoff coaches should use more - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle looks at one lineup combination for each team beyond its starting five that would help going forward. The Pacers, for example, would benefit from a grouping of Ian Mahinmi, George Hill, C.J. Watson, Paul George and Luis Scola.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  2. Keys to Kentucky-UConn title game

    Fran Fraschilla

    Don't let the seed numbers fool you; in Monday night's national championship matchup between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats, we have two very good teams with distinct strengths and weaknesses that should make for an interesting chess m...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Carmelo Anthony -- New York Knicks bringing in Phil Jackson a 'po...

    Ian Begley

    Carmelo Anthony was among several Knicks to express excitement about Phil Jackson's arrival, calling the hiring a "power move."

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  4. Nets' blockbuster trade among five moves that could backfire - NB...

    Amin Elhassan

    Amin Elhassan offers up five NBA offseason moves that are most likely to backfire. The Brooklyn Nets' hiring of coach Jason Kidd and blockbuster trade to acquire aging veterans tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  5. NBA: Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics Trade Talks FAQ

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh looks at the reported trade talks between the Clippers and Celtics and answers some lingering questions about the deal.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2013
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Anyone who happened to see the Nuggets beat the Grizzlies last night ... I'd like to read 15,000 words on all the things Marc Gasol did of interest in just this one game. He's right there with Chris Paul in terms of "players whose chess-like thinking...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  7. For Chris Bosh, it's all a mind game

    Tom Haberstroh

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images How has Chris Bosh become one of the NBA's most efficient centers? He plays chess with his jumper. MIAMI -- Most NBA players want to be the last guy to leave the gym, but there can only be one. For the Miami Heat, it'...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  8. Olympic quarterfinals big-game performers

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Welcome to the knockout phase of the Olympic basketball event. The NBA game affords teams a two-week chess match in each playoff round, during which a team can slip up, adjust, then eventually figure it out. That's not the case in London, where o...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  9. NBA labor talks reach the Tupac phase

    J.A. Adande

    It doesn't matter if the game is checkers, chess, Battleship or collective bargaining negotiations -- there often comes a time when you look down at the board and realize you're going to lose. The NBA players are at that stage now, with scant days se...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  10. Celtics at Heat, Game 1: 5 things to watch

    Kevin Arnovitz and Tom Haberstroh

    AP Photo/Elise Amendola Though there will still be plenty of talking on the court, it's finally time to play basketball. What will LeBron do? In a series with this much talent, drama and fascinating chess to be played, it seems almost sacrilege to...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: "Take a stroll through Manhattan on a warm weekend day and you can find any number of street-corner philosophers willing to explain the meaning of life. Cruise through Washington Square Park and you can get a chess...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  12. Franchise player tag in the NBA?

    Chad Ford

    When LeBron James bolted from Cleveland this summer, the move not only devastated Cavs fans, it diminished the value of Dan Gilbert's franchise by $200 million. The Nuggets have been in a high-stakes chess match this year with their own star, Carm...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  13. NBA: Carmelo Anthony could still land with New Jersey Nets

    Chad Ford

    The Nets have taken themselves out of the Melo equation. Or have they?

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  14. Chess game starts as Odom checks in

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- There's a time out on the floor with 3:07 to go in the first quarter and the Mavs and Lakers tied at 16-16. Lakers sixth man Lamar Odom will check in when play resumes, as will Mavs sixth man Jason Terry. This should be interesting how R...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  15. I'm worried about Baron Davis

    Henry Abbott

    He's playing chess in Washington Square Park and then he decides to go to The Cage -- the West Fourth Street basketball courts. So he takes a subway? Google maps will tell you those two places are a block apart, and there is no subway. But the music ...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  16. Scouts Inc. Scouting Breakdown: Raptors vs. Magic

    David Thorpe and Mike Moreau

    Scouts Inc. breaks down the Eastern Conference first-round series between the No. 6 Toronto Raptors and the No. 3 Orlando Magic and picks the winner.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2008