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  1. TrueHoop TV: David Thorpe

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe on which college player inflated his draft stock by playing well in the Final Four, which NBA player has the best shooting mechanics Thorpe has ever seen, and why it might be OK that, for a little stretch here, Kevin Love is a magnificen...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: Carmelo Anthony appeared disengaged for most of the night, shot poorly (2 for 12) and came up empty when he returned for the final four minutes of the game after the Knicks' bench got them back in the game. He finis...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Coming out of the break, the offense fell apart again, coming up empty through the final four minutes of a 104-95 loss to the Utah Jazz at Toyota Center on Tuesday. And with the frustration painfully obvious...

    Blog | February 17, 2010
  4. Ich Bin Berliner: A Euroleague Final Four Preview

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz A couple of weeks ago, the TrueHoop Network's Ball in Europe published a post titled, "Why Americans Should Watch Euroleague Final Four." BiE cataloged the players on each the four rosters who have American conn...

    Blog | April 30, 2009
  5. Kevin Pelton on Blake Griffin

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus watched presumed top overall pick Blake Griffin like a hawk during his Final Four performance. He saw plenty to like in the Oklahoma star, especially explosiveness around the basket. But he also raises some conce...

    Blog | April 06, 2009
  6. The Draft Guru's Viewing Guide to the Final Four

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz I can't remember an April when the upcoming draft pool was less distinguishable than the Class of 2009. This much I know: Blake Griffin is a beast and Ricky Rubio is the Catalan Pete Maravich, though he may not even...

    Blog | April 02, 2009
  7. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Former Pistons coach Chuck Daly is drawing up plays from his hospital bed for Jay Wright to run for Villanova in the Final Four. Bad break for a good Sixers team:"[Thaddeus] Young sprained his ankle in Tuesday's 9...

    Blog | April 02, 2009
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Eric Prisbell of The Washington Post: "It has become college basketball's rite of spring: After the Final Four, the best non-seniors declare for the NBA draft, then spend the next two months mulling whether to return to school. In the meanti...

    Blog | January 14, 2009
  9. The Miami Heat vs. the Memphis Tigers

    Henry Abbott

    Every year we fall in love with the best college teams. And then every year we can't help but wonder: how would that [insert Final Four team here] do against the Clippers? This year, things are totally different. The Heat are way worse than the Clipp...

    Blog | April 09, 2008
  10. Candace Parker: Super Tough

    Henry Abbott

    Candace Parker dislocated her shoulder twice in the same game, but after brief trips to the locker room (I assume to do something like this?), kept playing right until the very end and got Tennesse the win in a close game to decide the Final Four. Th...

    Blog | April 02, 2008
  11. Grecian Formula

    Henry Abbott

    Draft Express features an excellent rundown of the final four teams remaining in the World Championships. Here's what Luis Fernandez and Kristian Hohnjec say about the U.S.'s semi-final opponent, Greece:Greece is the team that has suffered the most t...

    Blog | August 30, 2006
  12. U.S. Crushes Germany, Makes Final Four vs. Greece

    Henry Abbott

    Plenty more about the Germany game to come. For now, here's the box score. Dirk Nowitzki ended up shooting 3-12 from the field, and his 9-9 from the line was the only thing to get him a semi-respectable 15 points. His teammate Ademola Okulaja took on...

    Blog | August 30, 2006
  13. Deadspin: John Feinstein's Book Getting Panned by NY Times

    Henry Abbott

    Deadspin has been tipped off with what is apparently an advance peek at this weekend's New York Times book review. In it reviewer Jay Jennings reportedly has this to say about John Feinstein's new book about the Final Four, called The Last Dance: "fu...

    Blog | February 17, 2006
  14. TrueHoop TV: OK in OKC

    Henry Abbott

    Four straight losses in the Finals, the trade of James Harden -- things felt a little wobbly for the Thunder faithful at the start of the 2012-2013 season. But at the halfway point? The best offense in the NBA and the popular pick as the best team in...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  15. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    I was out of my office for 12 days of the NBA Finals. Before I left, I had planned to water the hell out the three plants that have been to my left, clinging to life, for four years. Opening the office door, I worried I might encounter death. But you...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  16. Orlando's Heavy Rotation

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Stan Van Gundy entered the NBA Finals with a full menu of options at point guard, shooting guard, and small forward. With Jameer Nelson's return from injury, Van Gundy now has, count 'em, four legitimate options at th...

    Blog | June 08, 2009