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  1. NBA's new playoff flopping rules

    Henry Abbott

    A press release from the NBA: The NBA has set the league's anti-flopping disciplinary schedule to be used during the 2013 Playoffs, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced today. "Flopping" is defined as any phys...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Thunder's schedule is about to take a turn for the easy, and all this will be forgotten. But they did just lose to the Nuggets and Grizzlies, which counts as worrisome for a team that's used to nothing but sunny news. Meanwhile, there has been so...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: The Miami Heat will open the season at home against Boston and play host to Oklahoma City in a Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch, according to several league sources who have seen the league's tentative schedule due ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  4. Lockout leftover: playoff back-to-backs

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA has gone to some trouble to tamp down suggestions that the compressed, post-lockout schedule has changed much of anything. What's an extra game or two a month, they say? Just the other night, for instance, Commissioner David Stern deflecte...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  5. TrueHoop TV: Thorpe on schedule

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | January 25, 2012
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: While injuries are a big part of any NBA season, a compacted schedule increases the number of games lost to aches and pains that ordinarily might be nursed on days off. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram coun...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  7. Short seasons, unfair schedules

    Henry Abbott

    At Hoopism, not only has Tim Robinson dissected the lockout-shortened 1998-1999 NBA season, he has also made a lovely graphic out of it. It was not only a shorter season -- it was also a more compressed one, which created several oddities. For ins...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  8. CBA talks marching to an NFL schedule

    Henry Abbott

    The heads of the NBA and the Players Association: Are meeting face-to-face roughly every week, and have scheduled two full days of talks for early June. Have been careful not to leak the contents of these latest talks. Say that they realize "...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  9. Race for the East

    Henry Abbott

    Is informed mightily by the oddities of the schedule, which favors teams with one or two days off between games. I don't know what can be done about that, but it's worth pointing out that, for instance, the Bulls have faced a lot of tired teams....

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    East teams like Chicago, Boston and Orlando have the league's best ranked defenses. But they also, it turns out, have had some of the weakest opponents. When you adjust for schedule, some teams like Milwaukee, Memphis, New Orleans and Oklahoma City a...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  11. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Basketball-Reference has schedule adjusted rankings showing that the Bulls have, by far, the NBA's best defense. The Celtics, Bucks, Hornets, Heat and Magic are next on the list. On the basis of this alone, I think you can confidently say Tom Thibode...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  12. Late Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Did the schedule makers mess with your team more than most? Not if your team is Phoenix! Here's a big ol' spreadsheet if you want to dig in more. No peeking. Who has the higher PER right now: Ryan Hollins or Rajon Rondo? Kobe Bryant says he feels...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  13. A tough meeting to schedule

    Henry Abbott

    There will be some much-discussed meetings going on in Ohio later this week. As the reports go, a series of team executives will swing through to make their pitches to LeBron James. Setting up any meeting with all those bigwigs (owners, GMs, LeBro...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  14. Good news/bad news for the Rockets

    Henry Abbott

    All season long the Rockets have been pointing to today. They had essentially the toughest schedule in the NBA to this point, and somehow managed to stay above .500 with a roster many picked for the cellar. From January 7 forward, the schedule get...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Looking at the NBA's best records thus far. The Celtics have been celebrated for their tough early schedule, but Suns have the NBA's best record at 9-2, and they haven't exactly had a cakewalk of a schedule, either. Seven of their...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: "It is nearly impossible to overstate the impact David Maurice Robinson had on the sports landscape of South Texas, but it is simple to try. Imagine San Antonio without the Spurs. Robinson is schedule...

    Blog | September 07, 2009