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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: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Smith of the Toronto Star: The debate can rage about who should guard who and who should start and finish games and the intricacies of the defensive schemes employed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat in the NBA final. But the undercurr...

    Blog | June 14, 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: 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
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times: Derrick Rose's groin and Rip Hamilton's shoulder aren't all the Bulls must monitor closely during a nine-game dash to the playoffs. The Bulls have the most victories in the league (43), but it's not nitpicking to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: The Bulls took their recent spate of slow starts to a new low Sunday afternoon, missing 11 of their first 12 shots, committing seven first-quarter turnovers and trailing 27-6 at one point. "It's a big concern," co...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Heat dunk-and-run to win

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Knicks tried to win with 3-point shooting. The Miami Heat took a simpler route-- dunking. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for all 10 of the Heat's dunks in Friday's win. Each had five for the game. The 10 dunks were the most tha...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star: "The players got what they wanted a long time ago - the shelving of the proposal for a hard salary cap. The owners continue to get what they want with each passing day. It made sense for the players to press their ca...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant's following on Twitter has more than tripled since the two-time NBA scoring champ arrived in Oklahoma City in July of 2008. At the moment, he is roughly 40,000 followers short of 1 million, a mark reached by...

    Blog | October 06, 2011