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  1. NBA considering significant rule changes

    Henry Abbott

    NEW YORK -- Signs are increasingly strong that change is coming to the NBA. At Wednesday's draft lottery, David Stern signaled that he will urge a newly formed competition committee to consider significant rule changes -- for instance, the eliminatio...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  2. Not the same ol' Tony Parker

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Tony Parker at the rim. He once made a name for himself there, but his game has changed. We've seen it his entire career: Tony Parker is blazing fast, beats people off the dribble, and somehow makes one crazy t...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  3. NBA Today: Jalen Rose, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Birck/NBAE via Getty Images Jalen Rose was on the 2007 Suns, and says they lost the series well before this famous moment. There is a lot of playoff talk in this NBA Today podcast. Predictions about who will win Saturday's Game 7 and both con...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  4. The 2012 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    The 2012 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown is alive. This year's contestants: Newcomer Arturo Galletti, who hails from Puerto Rico and works with a model from the Wages of Wins principles developed by former champion David Berri. John Hollinger, ...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Smallwood of the Philadelphia Daily News: "Here's hoping that, by revealing he is gay, Phoenix Suns president and chief executive officer Rick Welts has brought more happiness to his life. But if he thinks he's made some culture-changing announc...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: "This is why LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, why he teamed up with Dwyane Wade in Miami. For this night. For this noise. For this opponent. For this feeling. The Heat's Big 3-led powerhouse was formed with...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Schwartz of Valley of the Suns on saying goodbye to big man Amare Stoudemire: "Phoenix Suns fans have seen the best and the worst of Amare. They've seen the 50-point game against Portland, the 49-point dominance against Indiana, the playoff s...

    Blog | July 06, 2010
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times: "Thanks, Big Laker in the Sky. The Lakers didn't win Game 5 Thursday night, they put it in the hands of the gods and let them sort it out. Tantalizing the Suns, the gods let Phoenix come from 18 points down in t...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Young of The Arizona Republic: "Even before the Western Conference finals began, Suns forward Amar'e Stoudemire seemed to concede the paint to the Los Angeles Lakers. He told reporters that the length and athleticism of the defending champions wo...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "The Orlando Magic were perhaps due some luck in the land of the shamrocks. And with two minutes, 42 seconds left in their season, point guard Jameer Nelson tossed up a 3-point shot that somehow banked in off th...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com: "The Lakers length is the one dominant advantage they are supposed to have no matter which opponent they play. Kind of the way Usain Bolt's stride should allow him to beat anybody on the planet in a sprint. But i...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News: "The fans at Staples Center are certainly looking ahead, chanting 'We want Boston, we want Boston,' with three minutes remaining. The chant became a downright roar in the closing moments, Staples Cent...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post: "If Magic Johnson turns out to be right, Tuesday night, May 18, 2010, will have been an enormous night for the Washington Wizards. This isn't like the Washington Redskins making noise in the offseason. One playe...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  14. Phoenix Suns talking points

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesJared Dudley: A Sun worth talking about because of his amazing playoff plus/minus numbers. At this year's highly entertaining Western Conference finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns unfolds, here are...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: "To be the two remaining Western Conference teams, the Suns and Lakers had to excel at what they do best and those superlatives are unscathed. Something has to give now. When the conference finals start Monday, eith...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  16. The Suns shake off disappointing playoff history

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Covatta/NBAE/Getty Images The Spurs congratulate the Suns on beating them in the playoffs, which is a new thing. In Sunday's Game 4, Tim Duncan's elbow opened up Steve Nash's eye. Nash's Suns, meanwhile, opened up a new chapter in their playo...

    Blog | May 10, 2010