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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: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: The revamping Mavericks agreed to contract terms Monday night with free agent guard O.J. Mayo, the third pick of the 2008 draft. Mayo, 24, tweeted the news at about 10:30 p.m., saying "I will be signing with ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Borges of the Boston Herald: In sports you often don't know when a game is being decided. While some things are obvious it is most often the little things that separate those going on from those going home. A critical but mostly unnoticed case in...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  4. 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
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Coaches torture themselves over success, and Gregg Popovich has been lately. He's been wondering out loud among his staff that, well, wouldn't it be better to lose a game? "That's why," one of his assistan...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: If you want to write off Michael Jordan as the guy who shouldn't be wearing a hockey jersey in Chicago when his NBA team is withering back in Charlotte, more power to you. If you want to conclude Rod Higgins is...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: Miami Heat coach and healer Erik Spoelstra has his players on a late-season "maintenance" program. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has also been giving his guys nights off and treating the battered Derrick Rose ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: The Philadelphia 76ers are lording over the Atlantic Division after years of misery. The Knicks, bound in a cycle of perpetual dysfunction, are charging hard down the I-95 corridor, becoming a legitimate threat to t...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: With the NBA's best record, the Bulls know they can beat anybody. Still, there are moments in any season where statements must be made. And, having dropped five of their last six games to teams in playoff position...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: In the 22nd game of a compressed and fitful season, Amar'e Stoudemire at last re-emerged to lead the Knicks through the chaos, to within 12 seconds and one long jumper of a potentially huge victory. That last long j...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: LeBron James delivered a body blow as the Miami Heat came out punching against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at the Bradley Center. But by the time the fourth quarter rolled around, it was the Heat...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  13. 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
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: Even though Kevin Love would have been a restricted free agent and not likely to leave next season, the Wolves had to send a message to Love, his teammates and fans that they were committed to keeping him as a core...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: Life without Dwyane continued for the Heat on Tuesday and at first it looked pretty miserable. Then the Heat decided that ruining its homecoming with a loss to San Antonio was unacceptable, even without the injure...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News: The Celtics might come into the Garden on Christmas Day without a hobbled Paul Pierce. Later on that day, Kobe Bryant could be sitting out with a wrist injury when the Lakers host the Bulls. Obviously, this ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011