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  1. For Wade, a year makes all the difference

    Henry Abbott

    A year ago in the NBA Finals, Dwyane Wade was coping with a host of health issues. Trainer Tim Grover, who has been closely involved, discusses the hard work Wade has done to be in much better condition this time around....

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Rick Carlisle's five Finals factors

    Henry Abbott

    D. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty Images The Mavericks' head man is the only NBA head coach who has defeated LeBron's Heat in a series. Rick Carlisle will be in the stands, and not on the sidelines, as Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals tip-off in San Antonio ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. The Gregg Popovich scheme

    Henry Abbott

    Last year the Spurs threw the Heat for a loop with an entirely unconventional defense that dared the Heat to shoot. What will Gregg Popovich come up with this time around?...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. The Dwyane Wade dilemma

    Henry Abbott

    One of the Heat's best players is a questionable shooter, which creates conundrums for Erik Spoelstra's team....

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Why the Heat will win the title

    Henry Abbott

    According to Las Vegas and most experts, the Heat are going into these NBA Finals as underdogs. David Thorpe disagrees....

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  6. The Heat are just better

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says the Eastern Conference finals have demonstrated that the Pacers and Heat are not evenly matched....

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  7. The diagnosis for Kevin Durant

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe explains what's keeping Kevin Durant from scoring like he normally does....

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. The Clippers' lineup trick

    Henry Abbott

    The Thunder don't have a lot of flaws, but the Clippers' tiny lineup, with Chris Paul guarding Kevin Durant, exposed a couple of them....

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  9. Postseason MVPs: Week 3

    Henry Abbott

    Of course there are names like LeBron James and Chris Paul. But David Thorpe urges you to consider the wondrous play of Bradley Beal....

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  10. The value of good decisions

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe on how the more we learn about basketball, the more value there is in players who make great decisions....

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  11. The MVP is in trouble

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant finally earns his first MVP award just as his Thunder wrestle with a blowout loss to the Clippers and emerging questions about their title chances....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  12. LeBron James for Postseason MVP?

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says LeBron James has been the best player so far in the playoffs, so why is James second in Thorpe's playoff MVP rankings?...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  13. The Thunder's bad mix

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are wonderful players. So why aren't the Thunder at their best with both on the floor?...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  14. Playoff teams on the brink

    Henry Abbott

    The Thunder, Bulls and Grizzlies all have big aspirations that could be ended way earlier than they hoped. David Thorpe on how they got here....

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  15. Crunch-time pressure

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA playoffs are thick with unbelievably close games. And, if you're Amin Elhassan, a disturbing number of miscues....

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  16. NBA to players and refs: Watch out for heads

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA distributed a video starring Vice President of Referee Operations Joe Borgia discussing the league's "points of emphasis" for the 2014 playoffs. Things get pretty serious at about 13 minutes in, when Borgia says "we noticed this season th...

    Blog | April 18, 2014