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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Coaches torture themselves over success, and Gregg Popovich has been lately. He's been wondering out loud among his staff that, well, wouldn't it be better to lose a game? "That's why," one of his assistan...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  2. It is good to be Goran

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sport The Rockets' guard is playing his best ball with the playoffs, and free agency, around the corner. A recent conversation with Rockets guard Goran Dragic, by phone: In your win against Chicago, you had 21 points...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  3. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Football has a ton of trick plays. Fake punts, double reverses, running backs lobbing passes. I love all that stuff. There isn't too much of it in the NBA. Maybe the occasional oh-no-we're-not-really-calling-timeout-now basket attack. Or, pretty much...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant on the silver screen? Uh, let me think about that one. The Thunder superstar is finalizing a deal to star in a major Warner Brothers film, according to our man Darnell Mayberry. I've got to say, I didn't s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "Call me a cynic -- and David Kahn has, more than once -- but you can probably handicap this Timberwolves' coaching search simply by using one criteria: $$$ If they're willing to pay $4-5 million a year, the pick clea...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals gave us the answer. Q -- Who stops Dirk for the Oklahoma City Thunder? Let's see now: The Thunder ran Serge Ibaka at him, then Nick Collison, and after that it w...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Dwight Howard faces a one-game suspension -- his second of the season -- after picking up his 18th technical foul in the Magic's 111-102 overtime victory Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, a game un...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  9. Liam Canny on basketball in England

    Henry Abbott

    The other day we happened across some evidence that basketball is, in essence, insanely popular and taking over the entire world. Some of the evidence even suggested that this sport we love may be becoming popular in England. There's some evidence...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  10. 10 Things to Watch in the World Championships

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Ricky Rubio will be fully empowered to drive the Spanish team's attempt to knock off Team USA. Basketball's World Championships (maybe the last ones ever ... the name will likely be changing to the World Cup) b...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  11. The NBA matters again

    Henry Abbott

    I fetched the paper from the sidewalk in front of my house early Sunday. Of course, I'm a sports section guy, but this one weekend -- the first without work intrusions since the beginning of the playoffs way back in whatever month that was -- was dif...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson's wife files for divorce. That's a family under some stress, for sure. A little bad blood between Paul Pierce and Stephen Jackson. These kinds of comparisons can make you go crazy, but how about Evan Turner being part Brandon Roy an...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  13. Turkey's best basketball, marred by violence, again

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Turkey is home to some of the world's best professional basketball. Two days ago, for instance, rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce squared off, and the court was littered with past and future NBA players. The Bulls have high hopes f...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wallace of The Miami Herald: "Players and coaches said Alonzo Mourning already is having an impact in his new role as Miami's vice president of player programs. Mourning watched Thursday's practice with other members of the Heat&...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  15. Late Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James, would you rather win five titles in other cities, or one title in Cleveland? Ask Ohio's Ron Harper, who never got the one in Cleveland, and would kill for it. Who's pumped up for training camp to start? Blazer assistant Monty W...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  16. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Cavaliers lose Ben Wallace to a broken right tibia. The Plain Dealer's Brian Windhost assesses the damage: "The Cavs have been keeping their eye on what happens with Joe Smith and the Oklahoma City Thunder. These events, though, might ma...

    Blog | February 27, 2009