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  1. Looking ahead: Playoff matchups at a glance

    Henry Abbott

    They're lurking. This time of year strategy can get really weird, with all kinds of stuff happening besides every team trying to win every game. Some teams are out of the playoffs and tanking. Some teams are trying like hell just to make the playo...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Smith of the Toronto Star: The debate can rage about who should guard who and who should start and finish games and the intricacies of the defensive schemes employed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat in the NBA final. But the undercurr...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Borges of the Boston Herald: In sports you often don't know when a game is being decided. While some things are obvious it is most often the little things that separate those going on from those going home. A critical but mostly unnoticed case in...

    Blog | May 11, 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: 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2012

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 6 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times: Derrick Rose's groin and Rip Hamilton's shoulder aren't all the Bulls must monitor closely during a nine-game dash to the playoffs. The Bulls have the most victories in the league (43), but it's not nitpicking to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: With the NBA's best record, the Bulls know they can beat anybody. Still, there are moments in any season where statements must be made. And, having dropped five of their last six games to teams in playoff position...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "LeBron James still looks back, but only fleetingly. Instead, his primary focus is on bigger and better things for himself and his team. Speaking Monday in his native Akron, Ohio, where he was hosting ...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Dirk Nowitzki's legacy, something he has never been concerned with and is even less consumed with now that he's a champion, can no longer be doubted. His career may have started as a soft European. But he's ev...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Desperate times call for desperate lineup changes. Desperate rebounding. Desperate fourth-quarter defense. For the Dallas Mavericks, facing a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit, times were desperate. The...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Joseph Goodman of The Miami Herald: "Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's message was consistent throughout the regular season and Eastern Conference playoffs. It's not changing for the Finals. His defense roared through the first three rounds of the postseas...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: "I sent this text message to an NBA general manager: 'Why would anyone take the Portland GM job and work for Paul Allen?' His texted response: '$$$.' A trusted NBA source insists the Trail Blazers have Spu...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  16. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Yao Ming says it's too soon to know if he'll be playing next season, but so far everything looks good. And ... the unrestricted free agent would like to stay with the Rockets. So, how much do you pay a guy like that? I'm guessing you have to pay him ...

    Blog | May 19, 2011