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  1. The Heat are just better

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says the Eastern Conference finals have demonstrated that the Pacers and Heat are not evenly matched....

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  2. The myth of big-game players

    Henry Abbott

    Issac Baldizon/Getty Images Will we learn anything tonight about Paul George and LeBron James that we don't already know? Monday night, we are blessed with an Eastern Conference finals Game 7. This thriller of a moment is the product of years of ha...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  3. Roy Hibbert is in LeBron James' head

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images The rarest of sights: LeBron James attacking Roy Hibbert at the rim. After hitting the overtime buzzer-beating layup in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James insisted he barely noticed wheth...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: Lessons of Game 1

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat squeak through Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Pacers thanks to weird tactical stuff including the crunch time benching of Roy Hibbert. ESPN's Tom Haberstroh and Israel Gutierrez discuss the lessons of the opener, and nam...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Dell'Apa of The Boston Globe: The Celtics are alternatively flawless and floundering during the Eastern Conference finals. But they were resourceful enough to even the series with the Miami Heat with a 93-91 overtime victory Sunday night at TD ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  6. What's missing? Ray Allen's touch

    Henry Abbott

    (The Miami Heat host the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Wednesday at 8:30 ET on ESPN.) The Boston Celtics have lost five consecutive postseason road games against the Miami Heat, dating to 2010. According to the Elias S...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Robbie Levin of The Miami Herald: In last year's Eastern Conference finals, coach Erik Spoelstra put LeBron James on Derrick Rose when no one else could stop the league's MVP. James effectively shut down Rose, and without his lockdown defense, that s...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  8. Must the Eastern Conference finals end?

    Henry Abbott

    Victor Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images In addition to making the game's key stops, LeBron James scored 35 convincing points. We knew LeBron James would spend some time guarding Derrick Rose, but we didn't know it would be quite like this: The two lea...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  9. ECF Leftover: Pietrus can now afford a haircut

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan Before we turn all of our attention to the NBA Finals, including this link to see our staff's predictions (Adande is setting himself up for some grief in L.A.), I've got one leftover nugget from the Eastern Conference finals. ...

    Blog | May 30, 2010
  10. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Dwight Howard of Orlando Magic won't be suspen...

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA will not suspend Orlando's Dwight Howard for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals for his flagrant foul in Game 2.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  11. The Heart of Cleveland: Broken Once Again, and Online

    Henry Abbott

    There are a million outcomes of the Eastern Conference Finals' Game 6. The Lakers got homecourt advantage in the Finals. Some quick fouls on the likes of Anderson Varejao and Mo Williams will help to kill talk that the playoffs were rigged to pre...

    Blog | May 31, 2009
  12. I Shall Tweet

    Henry Abbott

    Friday night, LeBron James and his mighty band of Cleveland Cavaliers will appear in Boston to take on the defending champion Boston Celtics. Most expect this to be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, and it's not hard to find those who p...

    Blog | March 05, 2009
  13. If the NBA Playoffs Were Run Like a Democratic Primary ...

    Henry Abbott

    This is how Christopher Orr of The New Republic imagines Joe Dumars might handle things. I'm talking about a fair, common-sense resolution of the Eastern Conference Finals. Some in the media are declaring the series over because the Boston Celtics h...

    Blog | June 04, 2008
  14. TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown, Eastern Conference Finals

    Henry Abbott

    Some interesting things about the 2008 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown: Everyone except my mom and Kevin Pelton has picked the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. Reigning champion Justin Kubatko picked them in five. With the Spurs' win last ...

    Blog | May 20, 2008
  15. KD's DVDs, Now By Request

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks, Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, 6-5-99 The lockout year, a timeline that I have running from July of 1998 until late June of 1999, was the absolute height of NBA absurdity. Anyone he...

    Blog | September 20, 2007
  16. KD's DVDs, IV

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer In the last installment, I'll be watching Game 1 of the 1996 Eastern Conference Finals, between the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic. I'm watching it because it's one of my favorite games, one of the more dominant examples of bot...

    Blog | September 06, 2007