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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic: The men's basketball team is considered royalty, swooned over by star-struck global media. The women's team has a 34-game winning streak, an unprecedented amount of star power, and is treated like they're playing ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: In one of the most memorable contests in Jazz history, Utah fell 139-133 in quadruple overtime to Atlanta at Phillips Arena. It was the only four-OT game in the Jazz's 38 years as a franchise, and the first in...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant brought the team with the NBA's best record to his home town, and the expectation was that it would be a pushover against the team with the league's worst record. But Wal...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Hahn of Newsday: "With so much firepower on the roster, Mike D'Antoni said offense isn't going to be a problem for the Knicks. But then he saw his team score nine points in the first quarter Sunday. 'There was a fleeting moment,' he said, 'where...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Some of the basketball cognescenti still are unwilling to call the Spurs for what they really are. And that's a dynasty in the truest since of the word. Although they have never won back-to-back NBA title...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: "Getting injured before the first preseason game and missing at least the first month of the regular season isn't how Carlos Boozer envisioned starting his Bulls career, but the power forward tried to look at th...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "Kevin Durant, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 28 points to lead the United States to an 81-64 victory and its first world championship since 1994. In pounding his chest in celebration after two clutch...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: "The task of receiving anywhere near market value for Carmelo Anthony in trade only figures to be more difficult with a growing perception the 6-foot-8 Denver forward is more interested in winning an Oscar than an NBA ...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "The best thing about the reunion of Michael Jordan and Kwame Brown with the Charlotte Bobcats is that both men are in completely different places right now. Jordan isn't trying to scratch a final itch while provin...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  10. Team USA: The undeserving favorites

    Henry Abbott

    Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Team USA are on the court in Las Vegas to begin preparations for the World Championships that begin August 28 in Turkey. The players still in the mix for the national team include Kevin Durant, who is a virtual lock to be...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  11. Tuesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Thought that occurred to me last night: Has Dirk Nowitzki ever played better? I know he is a legend for Game 7 against the Spurs in 2006 when he had 37 and 15. But last night he was making key defensive plays once in a while, too! He shot the lights ...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "There is no better way for Jason Kidd to bow out of international basketball, having earned his second gold medal Sunday while extending his record to 56-0 in Olympics, Olympic qualifying and exhibition game...

    Blog | August 25, 2008
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Luciana Chavez of The News & Observer: "The Americans have been so successful because they talk. 'We're not afraid to get on someone if someone's not playing defense,' U.S. guard Jason Kidd said. 'When you look at all the other teams that have be...

    Blog | August 20, 2008
  14. Tuesday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    Have you noticed that in a lot of sports, the elite athletes from all over the world went to American universities? That's especially true in track and field, it seems. And, it turns out, basketball! This is an amazing piece of news from Michael Lync...

    Blog | August 19, 2008
  15. Thursday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    Once again against Greece, somehow, the U.S. gets 25 turnovers. The Greek players looked sad and defeated starting some time in the third quarter. 15 steals and seven blocks in a 40 minute game will do that to you.Dan Steinberg of the Beijing Sports ...

    Blog | August 14, 2008
  16. Wednesday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of the Washington Post has asked team USA about recent talk of their private chef. "Chef Lovie" gets high praise from players. But in the ensuing conversation, Dwyane Wade undermines the work of nutrition experts everywhere by saying that...

    Blog | August 13, 2008