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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press: Team USA starts its gold-medal defense Sunday, July 29, against France. Kevin Love is only 23 but acknowledges this might be his only shot at an Olympic medal if USA Basketball opts to limit NBA player participation...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Bishop of The New York Times: So what was Tuesday's game, then? An annihilation or an aberration? A statement or a mirage? For Pau Gasol, defeat provided an example of what not to do should Spain meet the United States in the gold-medal game in ...

    Blog | July 25, 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: 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
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: It's still possible all of this trade talk leads to no deals now and the Hawks wait until later in the summer or next season to pursue trades. But already it's clear that [Danny] Ferry is willin...

    Blog | July 02, 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

    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
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Al Iannazzone of Newsday: Carmelo Anthony winced and grimaced because of his strained right groin, but also smiled and bounced around as if pain free as he and the Knicks were putting a hurting on the Magic. Anthony had 25 points in one of his best a...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvey Araton of The New York Times: Mike D'Antoni never stood a chance once Donnie Walsh left Madison Square Garden last June as a paid consultant under an unofficial gag order. Coach D'Antoni was tied to President Walsh in a rare demonstration of t...

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

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: The Lin phenomenon crossed the border Tuesday, when he beat Toronto with a last-second 3-pointer and won ovations from Raptors fans. He is stirring passions in China, Italy, Germany and anywhere basketball is playe...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  12. 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
  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. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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