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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Bob Finnan of The News-Herald: Perhaps not since the Los Angeles Clippers used the No. 1 selection in the 1998 NBA draft on Pacific center Michael Olowokandi has there been a top pick who has flown under the radar more than Anthony Bennett. The Caval...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: Reggie Jackson is expected to serve as the emergency starter in Westbrook's absence, as he did in the Thunder's final nine playoff games following Westbrook's injury. Beyond that, though, the Thunder's first month a...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Nick Borges

    Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: The best thing that Ryan McDonough inherited with the Suns' general-manager job was a low bar set by his predecessor and a chance with some flexibility out of his starting block. Previous GM Lance Blanks dropped tha...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Al Iannazzone of Newsday: The Knicks had a chance to draft Metta World Peace 14 years ago when he went by the name of Ron Artest, but passed. They probably won't do that again if World Peace becomes available now. There is speculation that the Lakers...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Nick Borges

    Bob Keisser of the Los Angeles Daily News: Step aside, Kobe Bryant. You no longer are the NBA star with the most juice in Los Angeles. That title goes to Chris Paul, the Clippers guard who exercised his will, and his opportunity, to play elsewhere to...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Nick Borges

    Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News: During the postseason, Miami has won each of its six games following a loss by an average of 20.7 points. The Heat's victories in this schizophrenic series have come by 19 and 16. History conflicts on wh...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News: The play that gave the Spurs a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals doesn't have a name. It won't show up in coach Gregg Popovich's playbook. Given the unique unfolding of events, late in the Spurs' 92-88 victory ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Nick Borges

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: Whatever happens now, the local NBA franchise has made Indianapolis a Pacers town once again. Win or lose Monday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat, Indianapolis has been tran...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: This. One's. For. Gallo. With Danilo Gallinari out of the game because of a knee injury -- a source close to the situation said Gallo thinks it's an ACL tear -- Nuggets teammate Andre Iguodala made a stupendous dr...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Nick Borges

    Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon-Journal: Byron Scott planned to talk to Varejao Monday, as did star point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving said at least two players have visited Varejao. "Losing him already was bad enough for us. The news got worse toda...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Nick Borges

    Steve Kelley of The Seattle Times: Pinch me. Go ahead. Smack me upside the head and remind me this is real. This isn't another one of those dreams where I'm walking into KeyArena and the Sonics and Oklahoma City Thunder are gathering for the opening ...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: How about that Denver defense? The Nuggets Von Millered the hottest team in basketball, swarming the Los Angeles Clippers all night en route to a 92-78 win Tuesday. Seventy-eight. That's it. It was a scintillating...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press: Perhaps it will become known as the Christmas Miracle on 1st Avenue. The Oklahoma City Thunder are here. (You can't see me, but my hand is way over my head.) The Minnesota Timberwolves are here. (My hand is about wais...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Nick Borges

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: David Stern said he wanted to "apologize to all NBA fans," and that was a start. Someone needed to be contrite about a schedule that matched the most rested vs. the most tired for a national television aud...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Nick Borges

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: The game ended and the music blared and the streamers fell and ... What? No streamers? No triumphant jog off the court? No fans racing to their cars to relive the highlights on the postgame show? No looking for...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: So we're to believe James Harden was rushed, that he wasn't given enough time to decide whether to stay with the Thunder or bolt, so to speak. Harden said Thunder general manager Sam Presti gave him one hour to accept a f...

    Blog | November 08, 2012