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  1. Game 5: Spurs a win away

    Henry Abbott

    Gregg Popovich pulls the strings like a master, the Heat struggle to score, Danny Green sets a record and the series heads to Miami where the Heat face a must-win Game 6. TrueHoop TV at the Finals, with Doris Burke and J.A. Adande....

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: Struggling point guards

    Henry Abbott

    Deron Williams, Ty Lawson and Russell Westbrook have all had struggles of late. David Thorpe offers his diagnoses....

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  3. Lakers, Spurs streak; 76ers struggle

    Henry Abbott

    A quick look at five of the most interesting statistical notes from Friday night ... 1-- The Los Angeles Lakers won their 19th straight game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the second-longest win s...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Marcus Thompson II of The Oakland Tribune: What the country sees is a Cinderella story, Jeremy Lin's meteoric rise from the NBA Development League to unstoppable star. But for Lin, it's a story of faith, the beautiful struggle he's now convinced he c...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  5. Crunch time scoring is tough

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/LM Otero Jason Terry was on a short list of players who scored efficiently in crunch time Sunday. It has been shown all kinds of ways that in crunch time NBA offenses struggle. Buckets are just hard to come by. This may be because coach...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: The Washington Wizards are off to their worst start in franchise history, and with each loss Coach Flip Saunders and his players find it harder to explain or excuse the struggles. They are the third-youngest team i...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  7. What's so great about sports?

    Henry Abbott

    People talk about the athleticism and artistry, and that's part of it. But it's not all of it. If it were, the ballet would have multibillion-dollar TV deals. Then there's the way it mimics life, with struggle and uncertainty. That's definitely...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  8. 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
  9. Mark Cuban laughs at the Heat's struggles

    Henry Abbott

    The Miami Heat are the NBA's big Rorschach test -- when you see them, what do you see? I don't know exactly what Mark Cuban sees ... maybe he sees, in LeBron James, a player he hoped to nab this summer. Maybe he sees a way to get himself in the he...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  10. Mark Cuban laughs at the Heat's struggles

    Henry Abbott

    The Miami Heat are the NBA's big Rorschach test -- when you see them, what do you see? I don't know exactly what Mark Cuban sees ... maybe he sees, in LeBron James, a player he hoped to nab this summer. Maybe he sees a way to get himself in the he...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  11. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A treasure trove of NBA dunk contest video. Tim Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell, agitating for a Spurs trade, perhaps for Tyrus Thomas: "I'm not at all convinced this season's struggles amount to the end of an era. The Spurs still have time to get bac...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  12. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Plain Dealer's Brian Windhorst on Delonte West (who was arrested last week with three guns on him, his dad says it was about personal protection): "West opened himself up to the fans by talking about his struggle with bipolar disorder. I...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  13. Day Six Summer League Roundup

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Knicks' Toney Douglas continued to struggle shooting the ball, but he performed his primary function as floor general quite well. He gave the Knicks what they needed at the point -- game management, penetration and ...

    Blog | July 16, 2009
  14. Tex Winter's Crisis Moment

    Henry Abbott

    The bond between coach Tex Winter and writer Roland Lazenby has to be about as persistent, meaningful and honest as any in basketball. And today, as the 87-year-old coach struggles after a stroke, Lazenby writes a must-read post on his Lakernoise blo...

    Blog | April 26, 2009
  15. Update on Gordon ... and Oden

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein Just got word from the Los Angeles Clippers that lottery pick Eric Gordon, who has shown some nice flashes here in Vegas despite his struggles from the perimeter, will be sidelined for the remainder of the NBA Summer League with a strai...

    Blog | July 13, 2008
  16. Shaquille O'Neal's Ongoing Struggle with Selflessness

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic: His six assists Tuesday against Memphis were a season high. It could be a sign of things to come. O'Neal dished eight assists in a win last season against the Chicago Bulls. He had 10 in a 2006 win against Toront...

    Blog | March 13, 2008