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  1. Rick Carlisle's five Finals factors

    Henry Abbott

    D. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty Images The Mavericks' head man is the only NBA head coach who has defeated LeBron's Heat in a series. Rick Carlisle will be in the stands, and not on the sidelines, as Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals tip-off in San Antonio ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Spurs' turn to adjust

    Henry Abbott

    Larry W. Smith/Pool/Getty Images David Thorpe says Chris Bosh played championship defense in Game 2.In Game 1, the Miami Heat were merely solid on defense, and for David Thorpe that wasn't nearly aggressive enough. He wanted them to play with their ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. Game 1 NBA Finals micromovie

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | June 07, 2013
  4. Aggression decided Game 1

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Mitchell/Getty Images When the Heat brought the fight to the Spurs, it worked. David Thorpe is my X's and O's mentor. We have been talking for hours a week for years, and I have learned a ton about what coaches do and how much it matters. ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  5. TrueHoop TV Game 1: Anyone but LeBron

    Henry Abbott

    Bomani Jones and J.A. Adande say the Spurs took Game 1 with a defensive strategy of making anyone but LeBron James beat them. TrueHoop TV at the Finals:...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Can't decide if the Clippers really have any chance of hanging with the Thunder and the Spurs in the West. One unknowable is to what extent Chris Paul has been holding back, waiting for the playoffs. To that end, in Game 1 he busted out 23 points on ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  9. The video story of Game 1

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA has created a stunning video, with all kinds of access. A poignant moment comes from Dwyane Wade talking to his teammates pre-game: This is it. That is what we dreamed about since we was kids, all our lives, getting to this moment. So let's ...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  10. TrueHoop TV: John Hollinger and Marc Stein on Game 1

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | June 13, 2012
  11. David Stern on SuperSonic potential

    Henry Abbott

    On Tuesday in Oklahoma City, before the former Supersonics won Game 1 of the Finals, NBA Commissioner David Stern addressed the potential for an NBA team returning to Seattle. The two obstacles are huge, as the city has a potential NBA owner in hedge...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  12. Almost 40 points, almost no drama

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty The best scorer in the NBA might also be the least dramatic. The Game 1 stat sheet says Kevin Durant scored 36 points, including 17 in the fourth. A 17-point quarter is a 68-point pace for an entire game. And yet, i...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  13. Watching Wade, and worrying

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrman/NBAE/Getty Images Early in Game 1, Dwyane Wade lacked explosiveness, and was blocked often. With a minute and a quarter left in Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks trailed by eight and needed a perfect play. Point guard ...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Thunder figuring out Zach Randolph?

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images Serge Ibaka and the Thunder have Randolph shooting 32 percent over the last four games. After Zach Randolph's 12-of-22 outing in the Grizzlies' Game 1 win against the Thunder -- less than 48 hours after the Memphis f...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Borges of the Boston Herald: "Did Game 1 ever happen? Does anyone care? Three nights after being accused of playing with the emotion of the Manchurian Candidate and the energy of a slug, the Celtics stole homecourt advantage from the Los Angeles ...

    Blog | June 07, 2010