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  1. The Clippers' lineup trick

    Henry Abbott

    The Thunder don't have a lot of flaws, but the Clippers' tiny lineup, with Chris Paul guarding Kevin Durant, exposed a couple of them....

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Gregg Popovich, comedian

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Bonner, in a fun mailbag on Hardwood Paroxysm: A couple of weeks ago, there was this obnoxious fan randomly sitting 5 rows behind the bench. The whistle blows and the horn sounds for the first media timeout. At this point in the game, it's usua...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  3. What delights Chris Paul

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images "I hate that in a couple months these guys are going to be my enemies," says Chris Paul. "The bond and the camaraderie," says coach Mike Krzyzewski of the 2012 Team USA, "I would take ours over anybody." "We...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: It took awhile and a couple of false starts, but the Celtics got their man last night, acquiring Courtney Lee from Houston in a sign and trade for JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, Sasha Pavlovic and a ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  5. Thunder 'transition' to conference finals

    Henry Abbott

    US Presswire Kevin Durant scores 25 points as the Thunder eliminate the Lakers from the postseason. After a couple of scares in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers, 4-1. It's the Thunde...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  6. Danny Ainge's 72-hour cure

    Henry Abbott

    The Celtics have a roster with a couple of holes. They could use a big man (who couldn't?) and a wing stopper (ditto). But more or less they have a team, which is a minor miracle. Boston entered free agency with a grand total of six players under ...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  7. Keith Richards school of public relations

    Henry Abbott

    Robert Altman/Getty Images/1970 Keith Richards can be frank about heroin, but for athletes just that cigarette would be a PR crisis. At the grocery store a couple of weeks ago it struck me that with the playoffs over, the draft passed, the whole da...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle: "Here are a couple of things for you to chew on. I already know you Yao haters will say these are meaningless statistics because he never won a championship, and I don't mind you minimizing it, but at least ad...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  9. TrueHoop at MIT

    Henry Abbott

    For the next couple of days, TrueHoop will be a hive of geeky activity. Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Cuban, Bill Simmons, Jeff Van Gundy, Daryl Morey, R.C. Buford, Wyc Grousbeck and Joe Lacob are just a few of those who will be speaking at the fourth ann...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  10. The Knicks could use a good geek

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Dahlin/NBAE/Getty Images The Knicks just cut Corey Brewer, one of the NBA's best defenders. In a couple of days a lot of NBA bigwigs (and ... smallwigs?) will head to Boston for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (site having trouble bec...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  11. To win MVP, win games

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sport Brilliant guard Derrick Rose faces big obstacles in an MVP bid -- mainly the Bulls' record. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that Derrick Rose was lucky to be considered a leading candidate for MVP. A lot of peop...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  12. Prokhorov drops the hammer

    Henry Abbott

    Let's pretend you're a marginally popular high-schooler, and you want to go to the prom with a big-deal girl. You know you're a long shot, for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is that she's dead set on going with some other, more popula...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  13. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Fate can have a crazy, cruel side. When in a nasty mood, it sends wicked twists. Caron Butler won't let karma break him, even though his knee buckled in front of his family, friends and a couple of hundred kid...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  14. What's a few tenths among friends?

    Henry Abbott

    A couple of big-market teams had a close one last night, so today all kinds of people are fired up about tenths of seconds. Matt Moore did a nice job of showing what happened ... how the Celtics' Paul Pierce made a shot with less than a second lef...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  15. Kevin Love's 31-31 in video

    Henry Abbott

    David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images Credit Kevin Love with the heroism, but: Where were the Knicks? Here are some nice video highlights of Kevin Love assembling one of the most amazing statistical games of the last couple of NBA decades. How did the...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  16. Assessing Derrick Rose, and basketball

    Henry Abbott

    David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty Images Untouched, as ever: Derrick Rose excels at scoring in the paint without getting fouled. Beckley Mason and Ethan Sherwood Strauss bat around the notion of Derrick Rose on HoopSpeak. Ethan lands a couple of jabs: He...

    Blog | December 10, 2010