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  1. To all Kevin Love haters

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe understands the critique. Kevin Love's team isn't amazing and sometimes he coasts on defense. But that doesn't mean the Timberwolves big man isn't the best power forward in the game....

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  2. Don't tell Terry Stotts this can't work

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images Portland's 3-rich offense may be untraditional, but it's also off the charts. The Blazers have just about the best record in basketball, the best offense in the game by a fair margin and egg on the faces of every pun...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  3. Gregg Popovich, comedian

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Bonner, in a fun mailbag on Hardwood Paroxysm: A couple of weeks ago, there was this obnoxious fan randomly sitting 5 rows behind the bench. The whistle blows and the horn sounds for the first media timeout. At this point in the game, it's usua...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Weren't their Grizzlies just up 24? In the fourth quarter? With 9:13 left in the game? So why were the Clippers dancing and celebrating? Why were Blake Griffin and Chris Paul leaping for joy? And - for the love...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Anthony Rieber of Newsday: Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire walked off the court at the end of the third quarter Sunday with the Knicks trailing by 16 points. They never got back in the game as the Knicks lost to the 76ers , 106-94. Mike D'Anton...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: Carmelo Anthony appeared disengaged for most of the night, shot poorly (2 for 12) and came up empty when he returned for the final four minutes of the game after the Knicks' bench got them back in the game. He finis...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  7. What timeouts do to crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Jeremy Lin's shot heard 'round the world came on an unusual crunch-time play: it was late in the game, it was for all the cookies, and yet it was not preceded by a timeout. That was certainly exciting, wasn't it? It's also exactly what I have been...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  8. When the Laker offense is beautiful

    Henry Abbott

    Pay special attention to the highlight above with about 2:36 left in the game. That's when Pacers David West and Paul George trap the most celebrated Laker, Kobe Bryant, against the left wing. Bryant finds his wide open teammate, Pau Gasol, in the co...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: Bench-gate, as it has been dubbed by some Mavericks officials, reinforced the thinking that sometimes an NBA bench area gets a little too cozy to accommodate players who aren't in the game and support personnel...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  10. Behold the staggered ball screen

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Carlisle and the Mavericks surprised the Heat with a new play late in the game, and it worked almost to perfection. Here's how it works....

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  11. As the Bulls are in search of offense

    Henry Abbott

    I direct you to Kevin Arnovitz's smart post, from last July, about how the Chicago Bulls are uniquely suited to run the flex offense. The Jazz used it, with a lot of these very same players, to have one of the most efficient offenses in the game: Th...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  12. The scrappiest players in the game

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sport Joakim Noah has battled (this time with Elton Brand) his way to the scrappy crown. On Friday, we asked you to vote on the scrappiest players in the NBA. More 11,000 of you (in New Jersey they round up and call tha...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Why did Kobe Bryant shoot two 3s so quickly in the final minute? Probably because he was playing for an extra possession, as the clock approached 24 seconds left in the game. Plus/minus is imperfect, and lacking in some ways. One of the things it h...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  14. Evan Turner as Grant Hill 2.0?

    Henry Abbott

    Philadunkia's Tom Sunnergren caught up with second overall pick Evan Turner at a Sixers' beach event, and they got to talking about players Turner patterns himself after. I asked him if there any other players in the game, past or present who he vie...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  15. Parker watches while Spurs wilt

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PORTLAND -- All Tony Parker could do was sit and watch. Marooned at the scorer's table while he waited for a whistle to get him back in the game, he saw the clock tick inside 4 minutes ... and 3 ... and 2 ... while a six-point Sa...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  16. The psychology of pace

    Henry Abbott

    Players in the D-League want to be noticed. In the game of getting called up to the NBA, how many points, rebounds and assists you get matters. So, you can forgive players for hurting their teams at time by being selfish, for instance by taking sh...

    Blog | January 11, 2010