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  1. Live by the 3, or die

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesFive Spurs in the paint. Zero easy layups. One desperate need for shooting.It's a copycat league, and the cat they copy most is the one who just won it all. But let's be real: Without infinite cap space and three of the...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  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. Gregg Popovich builds young players

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Memphis lost to a team that has always been more aggressive about developing young talent. Of all the things coaches hate, globally televised boneheaded mistakes surely top the list. They happen. Not even the most ve...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  4. Looking ahead: Playoff matchups at a glance

    Henry Abbott

    They're lurking. This time of year strategy can get really weird, with all kinds of stuff happening besides every team trying to win every game. Some teams are out of the playoffs and tanking. Some teams are trying like hell just to make the playo...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  5. Don Nelson defines Nellie Ball

    Henry Abbott

    He's the pioneering king of the unconventional small ball lineup, so you might Don Nelson to have some dogma about the power of three-guard lineups and the like. But in a Q&A with ESPN's Marc Stein, the almost-Hall-of-Famer explains that he has no...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  6. Another superstar joins another super team

    Henry Abbott

    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images If Dwight Howard's a Laker, the thinking goes, somebody must be blamed. Why not David Stern? Dwight Howard is a Laker, and that's prompting strong reactions. In Los Angeles, Steve Nash is grinning. Mitch Kupchak, ...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Quick of The Oregonian: The Trail Blazers' head coach next season will either be Terry Stotts or Kaleb Canales, The Oregonian has learned, after general manager Neil Olshey on Wednesday informed Steve Clifford and Elston Turner that they are no...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic continued their front-office housecleaning Monday, firing Adonal Foyle after two seasons as the team's director of player development. Foyle, 37, played two seasons for the Magic and also was in...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News: Shock of all shocks - LeBron James is under fire. The latest round of criticism comes from an unexpected source: NHL players, who weren't very sympathetic with the leg cramp that plagued him down the stre...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  11. When's the James Harden show?

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images One of the playoffs' most explosive scorers has yet to explode in the NBA Finals. The man can score YouTube knows James Harden well. The way he scores -- a delightful mix of explosive creations off the dribble a...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: He strode to the post-game press conference podium as suave as can be, stepping onto the dais nattily draped in a rare suit and tie, both of which were deep black threads that, if his performance hadn't said it alre...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: Miami's emptying bandwagon over the previous three losses provided the Heat a chip that fueled the team. As Spoelstra put it, "No one likes to get dirt thrown on your face before you're even dead." I'm still not quite c...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Tramel of The Oklahoman: Down 2-0 in the series, down 18 points in the first quarter, down 15 points at halftime, the Thunder continued to write a remarkable story. The Thunder rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 Wednesday night to win...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  15. 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
  16. NBA Today: Jalen Rose, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Birck/NBAE via Getty Images Jalen Rose was on the 2007 Suns, and says they lost the series well before this famous moment. There is a lot of playoff talk in this NBA Today podcast. Predictions about who will win Saturday's Game 7 and both con...

    Blog | May 25, 2012