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  1. Philly doubles down on tanking

    Henry Abbott

    And then there were two. Chad Ford says by trading two of their top four scorers, the 76ers have emerged as the Bucks' only rivals in the race for ping-pong balls....

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  2. James Harden is the new Carmelo Anthony

    Henry Abbott

    James Harden is an incredibly talented scorer, but David Thorpe says that comes with a lot of ball-stopping, and some questionable decisions....

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. James Harden settles in as a star

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sport"I'm still new to this whole 'star player' thing" says the Rockets' leading scorer, James Harden.The most famous beard in the NBA was getting a touch-up, and it needed it: In minutes, it would be starring in a major ad ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  4. Monta Ellis on a stat geek's team?

    Henry Abbott

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe efficiency-minded Mavs have struck a deal with one of the NBA's most notorious gunners. What wins in the NBA has always been tough to pin down. Big guys, scorers, teamwork, superstars, defense, veterans, athletici...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  5. Hypnotized by heroes

    Henry Abbott

    Getty Images Even on teams with great scorers, "just get it to that guy" is bad strategy. It's late in a close game, your team has the ball, and they need to decide what to do. Pick and roll? Isolation? Drive and kick? This shooter? That one? ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Jamal Crawford

    Henry Abbott

    Jamal Crawford is a rare combination: He's both a high-potency scorer in his prime -- with one of the NBA's most feared offensive arsenals -- yet at the same time he's a wily veteran who has played for 16, count 'em, head coaches in his 12 NBA season...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  7. When's the James Harden show?

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images One of the playoffs' most explosive scorers has yet to explode in the NBA Finals. The man can score YouTube knows James Harden well. The way he scores -- a delightful mix of explosive creations off the dribble a...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  8. Almost 40 points, almost no drama

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty The best scorer in the NBA might also be the least dramatic. The Game 1 stat sheet says Kevin Durant scored 36 points, including 17 in the fourth. A 17-point quarter is a 68-point pace for an entire game. And yet, i...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  9. Poor man's Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    Nets' draftee Marshon Brooks is a long, athletic, high-volume wing scorer with nifty footwork, long range, and a knack for getting off clean looks over or around just about any kind of defense. He can hit turnarounds over the outstretched arms of def...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  10. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A smart look at how elite scorers fare against the best defenses. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Deron Williams, Brandon Roy and Chris Paul top the list. Andrew Sharp at SBNation on superteams: "It's not a sign of weakness or laziness, and it's not LeB...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: "The Nuggets are pressing Carmelo Anthony for a long-term commitment, because if he declines a three-year, $65 million contract extension now on the table, the team must consider trading its leading scorer. Trade Melo?...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "Between Kevin Garnett's dunks and Derek Fisher's drives, a new star emerged Tuesday night in the N.B.A. finals: the flat-screen monitor. Perched on the scorer's table, it glowed with a stoic insistence, casting an ...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Cavs: The Blog's John Krolik: "LeBron James is having one of the most efficient scoring seasons a high-volume scorer has ever enjoyed. This much is statistical fact. He has also made me lose at least a year of my life due to his shot selection, which...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  14. David Thorpe on the trading of Kevin Martin

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images The Rockets have been needing a scorer; Kevin Martin is one of the most efficient in NBA history. David Thorpe has been training Kevin Martin every summer in person, and on the phone day in and day out, since Mar...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  15. Parker watches while Spurs wilt

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PORTLAND -- All Tony Parker could do was sit and watch. Marooned at the scorer's table while he waited for a whistle to get him back in the game, he saw the clock tick inside 4 minutes ... and 3 ... and 2 ... while a six-point Sa...

    Blog | February 05, 2010
  16. Minus 'Melo, Billups keeps Nuggets rolling

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger SAN ANTONIO-Sometimes one can't appreciate a player with subtle skills until circumstances push him to the forefront. The recent play of the Denver Nuggets provides a good example. With league-leading scorer Carmelo Anthony sidel...

    Blog | January 31, 2010