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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. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times: As often as the headlines go sour in professional sports, what a kick to hear Coach Vinny Del Negro walk through the locker room singing, "It's a miracle." Del Negro stopped to crack: "I just got a text from Mike...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: "Banner No. 7," Brian Scalabrine said in a rousing pregame speech thanking fans. The next chapter of this condensed, lockout-shortened season begins at noon Saturday against the 76ers, who dropped to the eighth sp...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a second-straight trip to the playoffs Wednesday night by defeating the New Orleans Hornets, 103-91. And if it wasn't exactly a surprising development for Rudy Gay and company, it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: A public feud between Jazz CEO Greg Miller and Hall of Fame forward Karl Malone is finally over. Miller and Malone exchanged smiles and warmly embraced Wednesday night in an EnergySolutions tunnel, minutes bef...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: The Pacers didn't hide their feelings about Monday's game against the Miami Heat. They didn't use the standard cliche often heard from athletes, "It's just another game." It wasn't just another game for the Pacers...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: By the next day, when Daryl Morey listed the Rockets' trade deadline acquisitions without mentioning Fisher at all, then refused to answer any questions about him, it was clear that when Dragic took a seat, F...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: Brandon Jennings admitted he was stressing about the latest trade rumors, with the league trade deadline approaching Thursday. But the Milwaukee Bucks point guard turned off his cell phones and took out any...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald: The last two weeks have added several chapters to Rondo's magical mystery tour. He was suspended for two games for throwing the ball at a referee. He participated in his third career All-Star Game. He had a bizarre 0-...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: Pondering the greatness of LeBron James this season has been like inviting a da Vinci scholar to consider the Mona Lisa's smile, or asking a theologian, "What is life?" Where to begin? LeBron steps onto a basketball cou...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: John Wall squared up against the player whose career he would most like to duplicate and did his best to trade him acrobatic layup for head-scratching layup. And for a half, Wall held his own against Derrick Rose, ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: A night after playing with emotion, determination and a chip on their shoulders, the Clippers looked drained and not as focused against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night. No, Memphis is not the Lakers,...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: This victory came the old-fashioned way for the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a capital D game, as in Defense. While the Bucks struggled to 35% shooting, they relied on grit and some clutch plays to knock off the...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News: While stopped in his car in Manayunk on Christmas Eve, Lou Williams was approached by a man with a gun. The situation was deflated when the gunman recognized Williams and commended him for his work in the co...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvey Araton of The New York Times: Happy New Year, Knicks fans, even if it still is 2011. Your team's resolution to be resourceful, tough and smart when it matters most was unwrapped in the final minutes of what felt like Game 5 against the Celtic...

    Blog | December 26, 2011