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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Bishop of The New York Times: So what was Tuesday's game, then? An annihilation or an aberration? A statement or a mirage? For Pau Gasol, defeat provided an example of what not to do should Spain meet the United States in the gold-medal game in ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: Blake Griffin received a diagnosis of a torn medial meniscus in his left knee and will have arthroscopic surgery, probably early next week, the Clippers announced Thursday night. Griffin will not be playing ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: As the confetti fluttered and American Airlines Arena boomed, James cradled the Larry O'Brien trophy in his arms, his mouth agape, his eyes bright, his vindication complete. The greatest N.B.A. player without a ring...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Smith of the Toronto Star: The debate can rage about who should guard who and who should start and finish games and the intricacies of the defensive schemes employed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat in the NBA final. But the undercurr...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: The Beatles managed to stay together for 10 years (1960-70). If you believe some people, The Heatles might only stay together another 10 days (2010-present). When free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to join Dw...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: If you want to write off Michael Jordan as the guy who shouldn't be wearing a hockey jersey in Chicago when his NBA team is withering back in Charlotte, more power to you. If you want to conclude Rod Higgins is...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: Russell Westbrook once again ruled the roost for the Thunder. So this doesn't sound like a broken record, I try to ask a different teammate to share their thoughts on Westbrook whenever he turns in a superb performance, a...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: The Pacers didn't hide their feelings about Monday's game against the Miami Heat. They didn't use the standard cliche often heard from athletes, "It's just another game." It wasn't just another game for the Pacers...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: This was billed as Asian Heritage Night, but the crowd did not seem to know what to do with Lin. There were cheers during pregame introductions, periodic boos when he had the ball, then cheers again when he scored. ...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: The Lakers are in town and that means Kobe Bryant holds court with the assorted Los Angeles and Boston media today at the TD Garden. Among the nuggets from the interview is that he said he had never formally met Cel...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: John Wall squared up against the player whose career he would most like to duplicate and did his best to trade him acrobatic layup for head-scratching layup. And for a half, Wall held his own against Derrick Rose, ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: Even though Kevin Love would have been a restricted free agent and not likely to leave next season, the Wolves had to send a message to Love, his teammates and fans that they were committed to keeping him as a core...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Reid of The Washington Post: Presumably, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is only getting started. And if so, he'll soon announce even bigger, needed changes. Although Tuesday's firing of beleaguered coach Flip Saunders was inevitable, Leon...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Smallwood of the Philadelphia Daily News: OK, So we know it takes a combination of skill and luck to win a championship. But how far can a little "black magic" take you? I'm not big on talking about the supernatural, but somebody in the Sixers o...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News: While stopped in his car in Manayunk on Christmas Eve, Lou Williams was approached by a man with a gun. The situation was deflated when the gunman recognized Williams and commended him for his work in the co...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Quick of The Oregonian: Barring an injury setback before the season starts, the Trail Blazers will not use the "amnesty clause" on Brandon Roy this season, team president Larry Miller told The Oregonian late Monday evening. "Our plan right now ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011