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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. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ensemble teams never work. Right? We know this. We learned this. Karl Malone, Gary Payton and the 2004 Lakers taught us this. The Miami Heat taught us this. The Boston Celtics ... oh wait. The Heat won a title. And, of course, so did the Celtics. Wel...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: The Miami Heat will open the season at home against Boston and play host to Oklahoma City in a Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch, according to several league sources who have seen the league's tentative schedule due ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: Alternate alliterative slogan now fitting for this Heat-Pacers playoff series: No blood, no bling. It's getting nasty in here. The team that gets through this second-round series - and that's looking unmistakably like M...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: The Thunder is moving on to the Western Conference Finals for the second straight season after closing out the Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 in Game 5 on Monday night. And in the clincher, it was Westbrook and fellow Al...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: And now, as Orlando gets ready to have the time of its life during this NBA All-Star Weekend, Pat Williams continues to fight for his own survival. "I've got a lot more life to live," says Pat, the co-founder, fa...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Dzen of The Boston Globe: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo chose to avoid the media after putting up 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists in 40 minutes vs. the Bulls Sunday afternoon. Rondo's done the same thing in the past after big games, choosing ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News: It was a game for the aged. The Lakers and the Boston Celtics, similarly described as old and slow, took their time settling things Thursday night at TD Garden. They needed 48 minutes of regulation play ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  16. 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