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  1. Thank you, Rockets Buzz. Welcome Red 94!

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz When I started Clipperblog in 2006, I did so with little thought about long-term implications or practicalities. The early days of the blog functioned as, more than anything else, a personal diary about something I was spending a...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  2. To a grieving acquaintance

    Henry Abbott

    Prior to the season, Henry Abbott and Jason Friedman made a friendly wager. Portland and Houston had three games scheduled over the first six weeks of the season. Whoever's team lost the "three-game series" had to write glowingly about the other's te...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  3. John Lucas' Newest Project

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz As Michael Beasley checks into a facility for psychological and substance-abuse counseling, his friends, family, and those who care about him the most will be among the most important people on his road to recovery. But in th...

    Blog | August 24, 2009
  4. Your Second-Favorite Team

    Henry Abbott

    NBA fandom usually begins with the love of a team. My love of the NBA, for instance, springs directly from a childhood spent listening to Blazer games on my Walkman. But ... don't you have a backup team? A team you kind of keep an eye on? It'...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  5. The Back of the (Really Large Manila) Envelope Guide to the Las V...

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Experiencing hoop withdrawal? If you've got 15 bucks, you can settle in for 55 Summer League games live from Las Vegas over the next ten days. This year's event includes the top prospects, some old familiar faces, a...

    Blog | July 09, 2009
  6. The Return of the Lakers' Big Men

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz What little symmetry that exists between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets in their Western Conference Semifinal series can be summed up by a desperate call to pound the ball inside! That's what Rockets fans wer...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  7. Notes from Rockets Practice

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz LOS ANGELES -- Maybe they're pumping nitrous oxide into the Clippers training facility in Playa Vista, where the Houston Rockets are practicing while in Los Angeles, but if the Rockets were any looser, they'd be uncon...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  8. Houston Gets Defensive

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz LOS ANGELES -- During the hour or two prior to tipoff, it's typical for NBA teams to have game tape on the locker room monitor. Most of the time, it's footage of the basic network broadcast with no extras -- but not f...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  9. The Deep End of the Rotation: Assessing Playoff Benches

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz You know the sequence well: It's the start of the second quarter in a pivotal playoff game. We see repeated camera shots of the best players in the NBA, and they're ... resting on the bench. Fans know those players ne...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  10. NBA: No Bodies Available

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The playoff run is heating up. It's a fan's dream, with top teams in both conferences jockeying for position with the postseason looming. And yet ... as Stephon Marbury (a player deemed unsuitable to be a New York Kni...

    Blog | March 09, 2009
  11. The Houston Rockets Beat the Odds

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz In an interview with Jason Friedman published yesterday at, Daryl Morey says unequivocally of LeBron James: Yes, he's the best player in the league - by a good margin, I think. If you had first pick in ...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Sign of a new era for the Cavaliers. They get a blowout win, and at least one game story does not even include the words "LeBron James." TrueHoop reader Sayee, a Cavaliers fan, noticed first and responds: "I bet there has not been a si...

    Blog | February 12, 2009