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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News: The play that gave the Spurs a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals doesn't have a name. It won't show up in coach Gregg Popovich's playbook. Given the unique unfolding of events, late in the Spurs' 92-88 victory ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Nick Borges

    Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News: It began as a pact between the two longest-tenured Spurs, on one of the darker nights in franchise history. The Spurs had just lost Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City last June...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: So you think Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel had a difficult time getting over taking Roy Hibbert out in the third quarter of Game 2 against the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference semifinals? What he did i...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Nick Borges

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Zach Randolph called it his "win-win dance," and the choreography was not cutting edge. He hopped, and he smiled, and he acted like someone who would never miss another shot. This was two years ago. Agains...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: Two years ago, Zach Randolph nearly carried the Grizzlies to the Western Conference finals but came up a little short. The Grizzlies' power forward wasn't strong enough to contribute to a long postseason run l...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Nick Borges

    Jeff Faraudo of The Oakland Tribune: In a game where neither team shot even 40 percent, Warriors coach Mark Jackson pointed to a player who scored just five points as "a game-changer." Center Andrew Bogut, limited by first-half foul trouble, delivere...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: One cheap shot can change everything. The mojo in this NBA playoff series turned decidedly back in the favor of the Nuggets when Golden State center Andrew Bogut turned into a coward and went for the throat of Kenneth ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News: OK, now it's time to prepare your ears for Game 3 at Oracle Arena on Friday night. But first, before I wade through all the incredible performances in the Warriors' 131-117 Game 2 victory in Denver, I've got...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: Dick Vitale whispers louder than Andre Miller screams. But in the pregame locker room, the Nuggets' veteran guard delivered a powerful, passionate speech, channeling the oration of, say, Jesse Jackson, who just ha...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times: Center Joakim Noah hates Philadelphia. OK, maybe hate is a strong word. Then again, maybe not. Noah went down with a season-ending ankle injury in the playoffs last season in Philadelphia and had to endure 76ers f...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News: That is where Chauncey Billups was sitting next to Chris Paul ... who was sitting next to Blake Griffin ... who was sitting next to Jamal Crawford. All injured. All unavailable. And all so frustrated....

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: Jim Boylan is getting another chance at leading a team. And the Milwaukee Bucks new coach is convinced he will do better the second time around. Boylan succeeds Scott Skiles for the second time after doing ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Nick Borges

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: New Year ... new approach ... a new player surprisingly impactful in the rotation. And finally for the Charlotte Bobcats, a new streak. The 18-game losing streak is history, and this victory was no fluke. They thum...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    Dan Woike of The Orange County Register: The Clippers might not be a finished product quite yet, but, so far, the prototype is looking pretty good. During the team's 15-game winning streak, teams have left the court humbled, and Thursday at Staples C...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: The Indiana Pacers have gone from not being able to win in the Staples Center against the Los Angeles Lakers to now not being able to lose in the building. George Hill made a layup with 0.1 seconds left to give th...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News: The Lakers, the Clippers' co-tenants at Staples Center, ran the triangle offense with great success in Phil Jackson's two stints as their coach. Then they ran the Princeton offense so poorly this season ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012