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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wise of The Washington Post: The great mano-a-mano duel between LeBron James and Kevin Durant was put on hold. This star-power series was reduced to who chipped the most paint off the rim and who would work harder and longer to cover their sudde...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times: Dissenting voices of a proposal to build a new arena in the Sodo District designed to lure the NBA back were nowhere to be found at Occidental Park on Thursday. Instead, a two-hour rally organized by Chris Hansen, t...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan J. Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post: It was a new school version of the old show-and-go, one of the Globetrotter gimmicks in Rajon Rondo's expansive and elastic repertoire. The Celtics point guard cupped the ball in one unusually large hand, the...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: The Thunder is moving on to the Western Conference Finals for the second straight season after closing out the Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 in Game 5 on Monday night. And in the clincher, it was Westbrook and fellow Al...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  5. Thunder 'transition' to conference finals

    Henry Abbott

    US Presswire Kevin Durant scores 25 points as the Thunder eliminate the Lakers from the postseason. After a couple of scares in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers, 4-1. It's the Thunde...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker made the most of his birthday with an impressive offensive and defensive effort in the Spurs' 105-88 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Not only did he produce a game-high 22 points and dis...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Stoda of the Palm Beach Post: LeBron James can't keep doing this. It's too much to ask of even of him. Much too much. James has an incredible engine, but it's going to give out running at the rpm it's generating. James won't admit to fatigue - s...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Weren't their Grizzlies just up 24? In the fourth quarter? With 9:13 left in the game? So why were the Clippers dancing and celebrating? Why were Blake Griffin and Chris Paul leaping for joy? And - for the love...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  11. 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
  12. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2012

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 6 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  13. 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
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Garza of The Sacramento Bee: "During his recent whirlwind stop in Sacramento, Jimmer Fredette made a point to speak with some of his biggest supporters: local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with the usual q...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times: "Seven months after the team officially was acquired by CEO Joe Lacob and co-owner Peter Guber, Robert Rowell is out. His departure is another indication -- perhaps the strongest yet -- that Lacob intends to mak...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban via Twitter: "this will sound weird. Im laying in bed. with the trophy next me.#dreamcometrue" Mark Cuban via Twitter: "cant sleep. just thinking. In the immortal words of Sarah Melton....#woohoo ! #MFFL #NBACHAMPS ! Say it again #NBACHA...

    Blog | June 13, 2011