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  1. Summer Forecast: The champs

    Henry Abbott

    Most agree the Miami Heat are the popular pick to win the 2014 title. But if you ask J.A. Adande and Bomani Jones to pick the Heat or the field, they don't agree. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  2. Hard to say what's crazy

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Stobe/Getty Images Basketball has clear winners every night -- except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance. The Cavaliers kick off the night by ignoring consensus pick Nerlens Noel and media darling Victor Oladipo to cho...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  3. Spurs' turn to adjust

    Henry Abbott

    Larry W. Smith/Pool/Getty Images David Thorpe says Chris Bosh played championship defense in Game 2.In Game 1, the Miami Heat were merely solid on defense, and for David Thorpe that wasn't nearly aggressive enough. He wanted them to play with their ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  4. Looking ahead: Playoff matchups at a glance

    Henry Abbott

    They're lurking. This time of year strategy can get really weird, with all kinds of stuff happening besides every team trying to win every game. Some teams are out of the playoffs and tanking. Some teams are trying like hell just to make the playo...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  5. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    James Surowiecki of the New Yorker says it's time to legalize sports gambling: "The leagues insist that legalized betting will make people suspect that games are fixed, thus harming their brands. Yet in Vegas billions are wagered legally on sports ev...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: The Beatles managed to stay together for 10 years (1960-70). If you believe some people, The Heatles might only stay together another 10 days (2010-present). When free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to join Dw...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Dell'Apa of The Boston Globe: The Celtics are alternatively flawless and floundering during the Eastern Conference finals. But they were resourceful enough to even the series with the Miami Heat with a 93-91 overtime victory Sunday night at TD ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: The whole question of rest versus rust has dogged the Spurs throughout the playoffs. They've had long breaks between series after first-round sweeps in the first two rounds. But in Sunday's 101-98 victory ...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: Alternate alliterative slogan now fitting for this Heat-Pacers playoff series: No blood, no bling. It's getting nasty in here. The team that gets through this second-round series - and that's looking unmistakably like M...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: Let me take you back to May 7, 1989, the day Chicago's Michael Jordan lifted skyward for The Shot over Cleveland's Craig Ehlo, the shot that catapulted his career into the next stratosphere. After the game, Cleve...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: If you want to write off Michael Jordan as the guy who shouldn't be wearing a hockey jersey in Chicago when his NBA team is withering back in Charlotte, more power to you. If you want to conclude Rod Higgins is...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a second-straight trip to the playoffs Wednesday night by defeating the New Orleans Hornets, 103-91. And if it wasn't exactly a surprising development for Rudy Gay and company, it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012