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  1. Analyzing the closeness of the NBA Finals

    Henry Abbott

    By Dean Oliver and Alok Pattani ESPN Stats & Info As the 2011 NBA Finals come to a close with Game 6 on Sunday and a possible Game 7 on Tuesday, basketball fans everywhere are bemoaning the fact that such a competitive and compelling series must c...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  2. What's missing? Ray Allen's touch

    Henry Abbott

    (The Miami Heat host the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Wednesday at 8:30 ET on ESPN.) The Boston Celtics have lost five consecutive postseason road games against the Miami Heat, dating to 2010. According to the Elias S...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  3. Thunder 'transition' to conference finals

    Henry Abbott

    US Presswire Kevin Durant scores 25 points as the Thunder eliminate the Lakers from the postseason. After a couple of scares in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers, 4-1. It's the Thunde...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  4. Clippers complete historic comeback win

    Henry Abbott

    Entering Sunday, the Los Angeles Clippers hadn't won a playoff game since May 18, 2006. So when they entered the fourth quarter down 21 points to the Memphis Grizzlies all signs pointed to another loss. The Clippers had other ideas. Down 95-71...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  5. Heat dunk-and-run to win

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Knicks tried to win with 3-point shooting. The Miami Heat took a simpler route-- dunking. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for all 10 of the Heat's dunks in Friday's win. Each had five for the game. The 10 dunks were the most tha...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  6. Rubio passing his way up the record books

    Henry Abbott

    On Monday, Ricky Rubio had eight assists in a win over the Sacramento Kings. Rubio now has 108 assists in 13 games, tied for the sixth-most assists all-time in the first 13 games of a player's career, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Most ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  7. No Magic fingers in loss to Hawks

    Henry Abbott

    The Orlando Magic's playoff shooting struggles continued as they fell into a 3-to-1 series hole against the Atlanta Hawks. The Magic were just 2-for-23 from three-point range in Sunday's Game 4. According to Elias, the 8.7 percent made from three...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  8. Western playoff seeding cheat sheet

    Henry Abbott

    Peter D. Newmann of ESPN's NBA Statistics and Information Research dug through all the scenarios so you don't have to. With one night of basketball and all eight Western playoff teams in action, there are five Western playoff seeds up in the air. Her...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Dwight Howard faces a one-game suspension -- his second of the season -- after picking up his 18th technical foul in the Magic's 111-102 overtime victory Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, a game un...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  10. Heat's House steals Oklahoma's Thunder

    Henry Abbott

    After losing eight of their first nine games that were decided by five points or fewer, the Miami Heat have won back-to-back games in such fashion. HouseAnd, for a second straight game, Eddie House was a key contributor late in the fourth qua...

    Blog | January 30, 2011
  11. Cavaliers set new franchise record

    Henry Abbott

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost a franchise single-season record 22 straight road games following their loss to the Boston Celtics. Overall, Cleveland is 1-28 since November 30, and according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it's the first time in franc...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  12. Hornets sting Durant and Thunder

    Henry Abbott

    The New Orleans Hornets can do little wrong these days. On a night featuring multiple instances of last-second heroics, the Hornets had one of the most dramatic victories, edging the Oklahoma City Thunder, 91-89 on a David West hoop with 0.5 secon...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  13. Rondo assists in stealing the show

    Henry Abbott

    The teams with the NBA's two best records met Wednesday as the San Antonio Spurs visited the Boston Celtics. Despite Manu Ginobili scoring 24 points, including 20 in the fourth quarter (career high for fourth quarter), the Spurs lost their second str...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  14. Defense, James put Knicks in their place

    Henry Abbott

    We'll get to LeBron James' 30th career triple-double in a moment. JamesThe Miami Heat stepped it up defensively in the second half of their 113-91 win over the New York Knicks. The Knicks made 22-of-43 field goals in the first half, as Danilo...

    Blog | December 18, 2010