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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Dwight Howard drama is over with Thursday's blockbuster trade (pending league approval.) Our National Dwightmare is over - at least that's what everybody says outside of Orlando. We know better. It will neve...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker made the most of his birthday with an impressive offensive and defensive effort in the Spurs' 105-88 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Not only did he produce a game-high 22 points and dis...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvey Araton of The New York Times: Mike D'Antoni never stood a chance once Donnie Walsh left Madison Square Garden last June as a paid consultant under an unofficial gag order. Coach D'Antoni was tied to President Walsh in a rare demonstration of t...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The biggest upset of the night wasn't Magic 104, Heat 98. It was Dwight Howard doing a 180, a stunning about-face, saying after the game that he wants to stay for the rest of the season. No, it's not April FooI'...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ford of The Philadelphia Inquirer: What's wrong with Evan Turner? At least until this game against the Celtics, there has been something wrong with Turner, according to longtime Daily News writer Stan Hochman. On WIP-FM (94.1) Wednesday morning, ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: This victory came the old-fashioned way for the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a capital D game, as in Defense. While the Bucks struggled to 35% shooting, they relied on grit and some clutch plays to knock off the...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: This was supposed to be the season that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard improved his free-throw shooting. But Howard actually is doing worse from the free-throw line than he ever has. Howard entered Thursday's...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: Portland rallied admirably in the final three quarters and posted a 20-point victory. They came to life. They ran Cleveland out of the building. Portland is a wonderful 6-2. Then, after the game, the Cavaliers joined th...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Anthony Rieber of Newsday: The discombobulated Knicks had one of their stars and their prized rookie back from injury Wednesday night. They had fresh memories of Monday's home loss to the Raptors and a warning from coach Mike D'Antoni to not let it h...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  11. 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
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: "It is hard for most Suns fans to muster some dislike for Steve Nash, but the NBA lockout puts all owners and players on the public's bad side. Nash gets it. Fans have his sympathy. He even thinks they are right. Ho...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Good to see the NBA gave its blessing for the Rockets to attend Kevin Martin's wedding and Yao Ming's retirement announcement. Martin was married to his longtime girlfriend Jill Adler last weekend and with t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dale Kasler of The Sacramento Bee: "The owners of the Sacramento Kings have surrendered controlling interest in their Las Vegas casino, in a deal that they say improves their finances considerably. After months of negotiations, the Maloof family anno...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  15. 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
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Desperate times call for desperate lineup changes. Desperate rebounding. Desperate fourth-quarter defense. For the Dallas Mavericks, facing a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit, times were desperate. The...

    Blog | June 08, 2011