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  1. What's missing? Ray Allen's touch

    Henry Abbott

    (The Miami Heat host the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Wednesday at 8:30 ET on ESPN.) The Boston Celtics have lost five consecutive postseason road games against the Miami Heat, dating to 2010. According to the Elias S...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: The Celtics are not expected to have Avery Bradley for the rest of the season because of a left shoulder injury. A source close to Bradley told the Globe that the percentile is in the "high 90s" that Bradley will be...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  3. Kevin Garnett on the attack

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Kevin Garnett was far too intense for the Sixers in Game 3. PHILADELPHIA -- For all the deftness and agility of Rajon Rondo, Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday might have been the player who had the easiest time gett...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2012

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 6 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 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: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: "The cameras didn't catch it, but the broadcast's sideline reporter did. Midway through the first half of Monday's Game 4 loss at Denver, the Thunder's All-Star duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook reportedly h...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  9. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2011

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 5 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2011
  10. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Dwight Howard of Orlando Magic won't be suspen...

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA will not suspend Orlando's Dwight Howard for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals for his flagrant foul in Game 2.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jim Armstrong of The Denver Post: "And now for a few words never before typed in this space: Kenyon Martin is underpaid. At least judging from his performance in the Nuggets-Hornets series, he is. Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony have scored...

    Blog | April 30, 2009
  12. Monday Playoff Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons Lay off Mo Williams's iPod. Holy cow. This is certainly the longest document created this season breaking down the Detroit Pistons. Lots of beat writers and bloggers contributing. Most interestin...

    Blog | April 20, 2009
  13. Playoff Warmup Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Leaguewide Bullets These bullets would be a lot better, but I could not stop watching this. If that doesn't give you playoff fever, nothing will. About the NBA and research into referee bias. More to come on this topic next week. A nice break...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  14. Late Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ross Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune: "We've been here before. Sad to say, it's the Jazz's identity. They've played three absolutely critical games for their playoff fortunes on the road the last week-and-a-half and lost to Portla...

    Blog | April 09, 2009
  15. Paul Pierce's Knee, Through the Eyes of a Specialist

    Henry Abbott

    I said I wanted to hear from a doctor about Paul Pierce's knee. So I called one. Surgeon Nick DiNubile is Orthopaedic Consultant to the Philadelphia 76ers, and an expert on sports injuries to knees. Of course, he has not examined Paul Pierce'...

    Blog | June 07, 2008
  16. Where Do New NBA Head Coaches Come From?

    Henry Abbott

    Today is June 3. Just a month ago, on May 1, I was in Philadelphia watching the Detroit Pistons eliminate the Philadelphia 76ers from the first-round. After the game, Flip Saunders greeted the media with notable poise. There had been some bump...

    Blog | June 03, 2008