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  1. 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
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Mitchell of The Philadelphia Inquirer: New Sixers center Andrew Bynum will head to Germany in early September to have the same experimental procedure on his knee that Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill and Alex Rodriguez have undergone, according to a West...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvery Araton of The New York Times: "Doing it by yourself is for when you're young, when you're 22, 23," Wade said after the Heat absorbed 39 points by Carmelo Anthony through three and a half quarters before limiting him to an after-the-fact 3-poi...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  7. 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
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: After what transpired Thursday in one of the most bizarre, surreal and awkward media moments in NBA history, the Magic need to do themselves and Coach Stan Van Gundy a favor. They need to part ways with their coa...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: The Pacers didn't hide their feelings about Monday's game against the Miami Heat. They didn't use the standard cliche often heard from athletes, "It's just another game." It wasn't just another game for the Pacers...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  12. 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
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: Brandon Jennings admitted he was stressing about the latest trade rumors, with the league trade deadline approaching Thursday. But the Milwaukee Bucks point guard turned off his cell phones and took out any...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  14. 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
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Calkins of The Columbian: For those wondering what has been going through Brandon Roy's head since announcing his retirement in early December, one of his thoughts was recently revealed: A comeback. While he did not say definitively that he woul...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: As slogans go, it's not quite Grind House. But the fundamental spirit is the same. It's what this team is, once again. It's how it has survived and thrived. The Grizzlies defeated the Philadelphia 76ers at FedE...

    Blog | February 22, 2012