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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "So, these Western Conference Finals took a massive U-turn in downtown Oklahoma City. The Mavericks went up 3-1 in the series and can go for the kill, and for a trip to the NBA Finals, on Wednesday back hom...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "For wisdom, maturity and leadership, our new basketball hero is... Dirk? Rick? No. Mark Cuban, you the man. The man who went to LA for four days, was the center of Southern California media attention, ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Dwight Howard faces a one-game suspension -- his second of the season -- after picking up his 18th technical foul in the Magic's 111-102 overtime victory Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, a game un...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  6. Is the worst over for Vinny?

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein Has the worst passed for Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro? Yes and no. The Bulls are 5-4 since the home disaster against Sacramento when they couldn't hold a 35-point lead. Coaches rarely survive losses like that - especially when f...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald: "After averaging 16.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.8 assists in the Celtics two playoff series, it would be understandable for Rajon Rondo to be looking back on that performance as a springboard heading into this s...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News: "Here are two important things one should know about Andrew Bynum on the eve of Game 1 of the Finals. Actually, there are probably a good deal more than just two, but let's start with them and w...

    Blog | June 03, 2009
  9. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Is it really as simple as "LeBron up top in isolation" for the Cavs? If so, how does Orlando adjust? Is "Carmelo up top in isolation" a blueprint for Denver? And if you're weary from playoff basketball, there's always the ...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Feldman of PistonPowered, with some real insight into the Allen Iverson/Rip Hamilton problem. It appears it was mainly a problem of both being good, but not together: "Pistons with Iverson and not Hamilton: 6-2 (.750, equivalent to 62 wins d...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: "Did the Orlando Magic really just bury the storied Boston Celtics 101-82? Did they actually destroy the defending champions by 19 ... in Game 7 ... on Boston's home court? Mark this down as one of the g...

    Blog | May 18, 2009
  12. Soulsearching in Laker Nation

    Henry Abbott

    On Silver Screen and Roll, a guest post from someone calling himself Frying Dutchman explains that his heart will always be high on these Lakers, but his mind is extraordinarily frustrated with what he sees as a lack of effort: If the Lakers win the...

    Blog | May 11, 2009
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc J. Spears of The Boston Globe: "You have to respect Kevin Garnett's toughness. But if the Celtics hope to win another title during his time in Boston, the soon-to-be 33-year-old with three years and approximately $55 million remaining o...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  16. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc J. Spears of The Boston Globe: "Tonight's game isn't bringing back memories of last season's first-round playoff series for everybody. 'I wouldn't consider it a rivalry,' Rajon Rondo said. 'I don't think much...

    Blog | March 27, 2009