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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. Another superstar joins another super team

    Henry Abbott

    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images If Dwight Howard's a Laker, the thinking goes, somebody must be blamed. Why not David Stern? Dwight Howard is a Laker, and that's prompting strong reactions. In Los Angeles, Steve Nash is grinning. Mitch Kupchak, ...

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

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: What Oklahoma City did in those final 120 seconds was nothing short of sensational - especially given the style of play this ballgame had been in the first 46 minutes. The Thunder stormed back from a late seven-poin...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Stoda of the Palm Beach Post: LeBron James can't keep doing this. It's too much to ask of even of him. Much too much. James has an incredible engine, but it's going to give out running at the rpm it's generating. James won't admit to fatigue - s...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: Young legs ran circles around veteran mettle. Thunder blue routed Laker purple. Rest trumped rust. And Russ trumped them all. Russell Westbrook was the best player on a court full of all-stars, Kevin Durant was right th...

    Blog | May 15, 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. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James says he has not imagined himself as a Knick. A staggering percentage of the nation's young seven-foot men are in the NBA. A lot of how the NBA deals with misbehavior is along the lines of how schools do the same thing. Suspensions, ...

    Blog | May 03, 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: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Al Iannazzone of Newsday: Carmelo Anthony continued his dominant play, registering his first triple-double as a Knick, but he also got the help he needed from his teammates to beat a quality playoff team Tuesday night. Anthony scored 35 points, grabb...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  11. 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
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: Coach of the Year? Frank Vogel's got a case. He's got an even stronger case to have that third year, now a team option, fully guaranteed by upper management. What else do they need to see? He has taken a wounded,...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  13. 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
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ford of The Philadelphia Inquirer: What's wrong with Evan Turner? At least until this game against the Celtics, there has been something wrong with Turner, according to longtime Daily News writer Stan Hochman. On WIP-FM (94.1) Wednesday morning, ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  15. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: The Lakers are in town and that means Kobe Bryant holds court with the assorted Los Angeles and Boston media today at the TD Garden. Among the nuggets from the interview is that he said he had never formally met Cel...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  16. 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