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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: The Dwight Howard drama is over with Thursday's blockbuster trade (pending league approval.) Our National Dwightmare is over - at least that's what everybody says outside of Orlando. We know better. It will neve...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM: Dwight Howard has long coveted the Brooklyn Nets as his next landing spot, but after a summer filled with daily rumors of four-team trade proposals, the six-time All-Star has moved on from his Big Apple infatuation and is lo...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Harvey of the Houston Chronicle: Will the toast of Broadway become toast in Houston? His team, the New York Knicks, had until midnight Tuesday to decide whether he would still be their Linderella. (The promise I made the other day not to engage...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: On a wild, busy Wednesday, the Mavericks remade their roster with an assortment of moves that netted All-Star center Chris Kaman, young point guard Darren Collison and, perhaps, veteran big man Elton Brand. All...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: With the Orlando Magic's trade talks to move Dwight Howard to Brooklyn stalling, the Rockets remained in talks about a deal for Howard, with the potential to expand a deal to pursue the Lakers' Andrew Bynum, ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: Scott Brooks was rewarded with a four-year contract that is believed to be worth more than $16 million. The deal puts Brooks in the top third of NBA coaching salaries and ends weeks of speculation that both Brooks a...

    Blog | July 04, 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. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: Give Bird and his front office credit. Give Frank Vogel, who needs to have the third year of his contract guaranteed (and now) credit. And give these players credit for turning themselves into the type of team --...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Coaches torture themselves over success, and Gregg Popovich has been lately. He's been wondering out loud among his staff that, well, wouldn't it be better to lose a game? "That's why," one of his assistan...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: Just when the faithful began to believe the Big Three Era was coming to an end, with Rajon Rondo at a local hotel and Ray Allen immaculately dressed on the bench, unable to play for the third week because of bone sp...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: Miami's Big 3 proved that it adds up to more than the sum of its parts. As for New York's Big 3, it simply does not add up. The difference? Synergy, which is the way a group functioning together creates a resul...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald: LeBron James gave the Heat a performance to remember. And then paused to give a 7-year-old boy a gift he won't soon forget. James walked off the court Monday night at the Prudential Center shoeless moments afte...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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