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  1. Phil Jackson doesn't know everything

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson is the Winston Churchill of the NBA. He won the biggest wars with a combination of old-school toughness and new-school guile. Victory in hand, the dominant equation for both became: Big mouth + bigger ego = the verbal victory lap. Any...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  2. The origin of "no layups"

    Henry Abbott

    Dean Oliver (pioneer of NBA advanced stats, author of the seminal book "Basketball on Paper," former member of the Nuggets brain trust and current Director of Production Analytics for ESPN Stats & Information) once had a website where he wrote ab...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Quick of The Oregonian: Brandon Roy will be back playing at the Rose Garden next season. It just won't be with the Trail Blazers. Nearly seven months after leaving the game because of concern over his degenerative knees, Roy is making a comebac...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: No James Harden meant no easy buckets. Now, it's anyone's guess when the team's most dynamic playmaker will return. But as the opening weekend of the playoffs nears, the Thunder can only hope Harden's symptoms subsi...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: This was the game Lakers fans had been awaiting, hoping their team could turn into something special. Shrug off a season of only mildly inspirational play. Win a big road game. Have someone grab 30 rebounds. T...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  10. Lakers, Spurs streak; 76ers struggle

    Henry Abbott

    A quick look at five of the most interesting statistical notes from Friday night ... 1-- The Los Angeles Lakers won their 19th straight game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the second-longest win s...

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

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Actually, it was a horrible business decision. All the ESPN insiders and NBA numbers geeks and incredulous sports agents just could not comprehend what Dwight Howard did Thursday. They couldn't grasp the concept ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  12. 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
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: Carmelo Anthony appeared disengaged for most of the night, shot poorly (2 for 12) and came up empty when he returned for the final four minutes of the game after the Knicks' bench got them back in the game. He finis...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hoffman of The New York Times: As great as Jeremy Lin has been, as fantastic of a story his life is, the Linsanity phenomenon may have reached its apogee when talk began of adding him to the United States Olympic roster. Lin has shown himsel...

    Blog | February 23, 2012