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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Bishop of The New York Times: So what was Tuesday's game, then? An annihilation or an aberration? A statement or a mirage? For Pau Gasol, defeat provided an example of what not to do should Spain meet the United States in the gold-medal game in ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  2. Spain in trouble

    Henry Abbott

    You know how the United States has, in the last decade, often been everybody's pick in advance of international contests, then has surprisingly underperformed? This year it's Spain's turn. It was co-favorites with the undefeated U.S., but Spain...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  3. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant says he's enjoying having the green light to gamble on defense. A fascinating note from Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "France stunned Spain on Saturday, a loss that could potentially cost Spain a first-place finish in Group D. Tha...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: "The final eight seconds of Team USA's 86-85 exhibition win over Spain on Sunday night in Madrid belonged to Kevin Durant. ... Against a Spanish team that is the defending FIBA world champion and considered by many ...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  5. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    What does Daryl Morey, traveling on business in Spain, do with his downtime? He watches the D-League on the Internet. When Chris Andersen isn't eating environmentally savvy lapel pins, he's sprinting up the stairways of legendary outdoor Rocky Moun...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  6. Spain Gets Off the Schneid

    Henry Abbott

    After sleepwalking through the preliminary and qualifying rounds, Spain showed up to the knockout stage of Eurobasket '09 with a fury. The Painted Area has the full story of the Spaniards' win over France and Serbia's mild upset of Russia: P...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  7. Clash of the EuroTitans

    Henry Abbott

    Eurobasket is really heating up. In a few hours France -- the undefeated team starring the remarkable Tony Parker -- will meet Spain, which is everyone's presumed favorite in this game and the tournament. The Painted Area's Jay Aych wri...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  8. Eurobasket '09 Update

    Henry Abbott

    There were decisive matches at Eurobasket '09 in Poland on Monday. The Painted Area was glued to the action, and has this update: GROUP F: Spain 84, Lithuania 70 Pau Gasol and the Spaniards looked strong ... but they still need ano...

    Blog | September 15, 2009
  9. Eurobasket 2009 Qualifying Round Preview

    Henry Abbott

    And then there were 12. Eurobasket 2009 begins its second phase and The Painted Area has it all sorted out for you: Can Pau Gasol lift Spain out of its first-round funk? (Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images) Thursday was an...

    Blog | September 11, 2009
  10. Eurobasket Day 1 Recap

    Henry Abbott

    The Painted Area is keeping a close eye on all the action in Poland, where Spain took a spill and Turkey came up big in the tournament's first day: GROUP C: Serbia 66, Spain 57 Nenad Krstic: Thundering to the rack for Serbia against Europ...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press: "Timberwolves President David Kahn has made a second trip to Spain to try to learn more about what it will take to get Ricky Rubio, the team's No. 1 draft pick, to Minnesota. It's still unclear wheth...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  12. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ricky Rubio tells a Spanish newspaper that if his rights end up with an NBA team that is not headed in the right direction, he will stay in Spain. He also says that a good outcome of the ongoing buyout negotiations with DKV Joventut are key his joini...

    Blog | June 01, 2009
  13. Barcelona Food Labs, Kobe Steak, and the MVP Race

    Henry Abbott

    The other day, I linked to a video about the kind of ham that Jose Calderon raises on his farm back in Spain. If you keep watching, though, you'll see that it is actually not really a video about ham, but instead about the extraordinarily nontrad...

    Blog | March 24, 2009
  14. In Review: Spain's Silver Medal Performance

    Henry Abbott

    John Schuhmann of NBA.com finally finished flying home from Beijing, visting with his family, and filing his expenses. Which means it was finally time to write a wrap-up of the epic gold medal match. Schuhmann has tallied himself some new numbers fro...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  15. Lithuania, Basketball Heaven

    Henry Abbott

    In these past Olympics, Lithuania came in fourth. Just behind Argentina, Spain and the United States. That's no surprise. The Lithuanian team is always in the hunt. It's worth noting the sizes of these nations, however. The United States is the plane...

    Blog | August 26, 2008
  16. Go for the Gold: Liveblogging the Redeem Team's Final Act

    Henry Abbott

    Olympic glory. Team USA is going for it. Spain is going for it. And I'm going for it. The game is at the kind of hour (if I'm reading that schedule correctly, it starts at 2:30 a.m. ET) that makes you think Olympic organizers just don't care if Ameri...

    Blog | August 23, 2008