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  1. 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
  2. Getting the calls

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images A few games into the playoffs, Lionel Hollins and the Grizzlies are best at getting to the line. The Clippers are winning a reputation as some of the league's most consistent and spectacular floppers, which m...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: Just when the faithful began to believe the Big Three Era was coming to an end, with Rajon Rondo at a local hotel and Ray Allen immaculately dressed on the bench, unable to play for the third week because of bone sp...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  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: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: Even with Steve Nash at the helm, the Suns have missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1988, as they were eliminated with a 100-88 loss Tuesday night at Utah. The Jazz (35-30) clinched t...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Robbie Levin of The Miami Herald: With Shane Battier going 0 of 4 from the field Sunday, his shooting percentage on the season dropped to 31.3 percent, the lowest of his career. Battier is heralded for his defensive prowess, but he hasn't been able t...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Colin Stephenson of The Star-Ledger: The Nets' DeShawn Stevenson admitted his flagrant foul on Blake Griffin was an attempt to send a message to the Los Angeles Clippers' power forward after Griffin had been pushing the Nets around and throwing down ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Of all the things that David Stern has been accused of being during the NBA's long labor fight, funny was not among them. Then Shecky Stern went from heckler in the audience to open mic night comic, and it d...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  10. NBA owners' bargaining positions

    Henry Abbott

    Steven Freeman/NBAE/Getty Images Adam Silver and David Stern present a united front, but the truth is more complex. The way the NBA tells it, all 30 owners are perfectly united, on every issue from hard caps to revenue sharing. Of course, it can...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  11. The 2010-2011 TrueHoop NBA Scrappers

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images If you like havoc, you'll love Tony Allen. What do you really love about basketball? What are your favorite moments? When are you most thrilled? I love a lot of stuff about the game but way up high on the list is: re...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  12. Wayne Winston's power rankings

    Henry Abbott

    Indiana University professor Wayne Winston is a pioneer of plus/minus who has long advised NBA teams including the Dallas Mavericks. I've written about him many times, and he never fails to rile people up with his unconventional findings. But f...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "This is why you don't promote the nice-guy assistant. Because the players who've known him only as the nice-guy assistant will quit on him. And if you think the Hawks are still playing hard for Larry...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The way the Atlanta Hawks talk about themselves vs. reality. When Brandon Jennings shoots often and well, the Bucks win. It's almost as simple as that. Timofey Mozgov on the emotional high that comes from not playing for a month, and then having ...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com: "Vinny Del Negro landed this job with what sources said were two strong, compelling interviews with the Clippers brass. But what also intrigued the Clippers was his obvious enthusiasm for the job. Remember, Del...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel: "The Atlanta Hawks might yet win this thing and probably should. They still have the size, the athleticism and, most important, the home-court advantage. But if there were any justice in a league that could care ...

    Blog | April 27, 2010