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  1. The Spurs' next move

    Henry Abbott

    Suddenly, the Western Conference finals are too close to call. On San Antonio's bench, Gregg Popovich has a long history of making the right adjustments. David Thorpe examines the Spurs' options in Game 5....

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. Game 5: Spurs a win away

    Henry Abbott

    Gregg Popovich pulls the strings like a master, the Heat struggle to score, Danny Green sets a record and the series heads to Miami where the Heat face a must-win Game 6. TrueHoop TV at the Finals, with Doris Burke and J.A. Adande....

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  3. All that is wrong with the Heat

    Henry Abbott

    J. Meric/Getty Images After what Kevin Garnett did to them in Game 5, Miami is cloaked in doom. LeBron James AND Dwyane Wade AND Chris Bosh, all the best free agents of the best free agent class ever, uniting on the same team -- in a comfy climate ...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: The Heat blew its precious home-court advantage in a 94-90 Game 5 loss to fall behind 3-2 in the seven-game series. The questions about the lack of clutch plays and players will come thundering down on Heat heads,...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: Oklahoma City withstood the stubborn San Antonio Spurs down the stretch on Monday night to take a 108-103 win in Game 5 inside the AT&T Center. A win in Game 6 on Wednesday will crown the Thunder as Western Conf...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: The Thunder is moving on to the Western Conference Finals for the second straight season after closing out the Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 in Game 5 on Monday night. And in the clincher, it was Westbrook and fellow Al...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvey Araton of The New York Times: Happy New Year, Knicks fans, even if it still is 2011. Your team's resolution to be resourceful, tough and smart when it matters most was unwrapped in the final minutes of what felt like Game 5 against the Celtic...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 5 was all about The Four Js. Three Mavericks. Four Js. That is Mavs guards Jason Terry, Jason Kidd and J.J. Barea, for all of you scoring along at home. And that unlikely trio, at least in t...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  9. TrueHoop TV: Hollinger and Arnovitz on Game 5

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | June 10, 2011
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The case for finding LeBron James some minutes as a power forward. Watch LeBron James not attacking in the pick-and-roll. He has been so singled out for passive play, I wonder if now the Mavericks can can aggressive helping on him in Game 5 and ass...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald "There was every reason to believe the Heat was playing Game 5 with the knowledge that this was just one of three close-out games, not the 'must-win' that LeBron James claimed it was after the Heat took a 3-1 seri...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  12. In playoffs, Celtics keep late leads

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Phil Jackson says the Celtics fade late in games, but it's not so in the playoffs. In a timeout with 1:39 left in Game 5, and his team down eight, Phil Jackson inspired his Laker team by telling them that the C...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  13. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Borges of the Boston Herald: "Before last night's pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Doc Rivers was asked about the weight of the Celtics' long tradition. He said his team embraced it. Last night the players backed up their coach. Desperately in n...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  14. Derek Fisher on his 0.4 second miracle

    Henry Abbott

    It was one of the most memorable shots of the decade (even if it was not a great day for precision in NBA timekeeping). In Game 5 of a 2004 playoff series in San Antonio, the Lakers trailed the Spurs by one point after Tim Duncan made a very tough...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  15. One of the better 3s of Ron Artest's career

    Henry Abbott

    With about a minute left in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Pau Gasol chased down an offensive rebound in the corner. Steve Nash is loaded with veteran tricks. Gasol had his back turned. Nash resolved to get a steal by sneaking up behind t...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  16. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times: "Thanks, Big Laker in the Sky. The Lakers didn't win Game 5 Thursday night, they put it in the hands of the gods and let them sort it out. Tantalizing the Suns, the gods let Phoenix come from 18 points down in t...

    Blog | May 28, 2010