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  1. Bench keeps Nets on rise in Atlantic chase

    John Hollinger

    US PresswireAndray Blatche (17 points, 13 rebounds) and the Nets bench gave Deron Williams and Co. a big hand.BOSTON - Pardon the rumblings, but there's a lot to digest here after the Brooklyn Nets left town with a hard-fought 95-83 win over the Bost...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  2. To make sense of Nets deal, look south

    John Hollinger

    Looking for a reason why Kris Humphries is getting $12 million a year? Just look at the cap math from the Brooklyn Nets' perspective ... and then turn your gaze toward Florida. If they're thinking about trading for Dwight Howard after Jan. 15, whe...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  3. Battier credits Hubie with key play

    John Hollinger

    MIAMI - One of the key plays in Tuesday's Game 4 win by Miami came on a jump ball with 17 seconds left, when the Heat's Shane Battier anticipated a tip would head toward the Heat basket, worked around an Oklahoma City player to get in position, leape...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  4. Spurs sacrifice win streak for a little R&R

    John Hollinger

    PORTLAND -- Our first clue that the San Antonio Spurs' league-best 11-game winning streak might be coming to a self-inflicted end came when coach Gregg Popovich announced his starting point guard to the assembled media: "Cory Alexander." That's...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  5. Miami trio not No. 1; free throws a culprit?

    John Hollinger

    Here's one lesser-known impact of Miami's failure to knock off Dallas in the Finals: It denied the Heat the top spot in my ranking of the greatest trios of all time. As I noted in this column that ran much earlier in the season, Miami's grouping o...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  6. Carlisle pushed all of the right buttons

    John Hollinger

    MIAMI -- Score one for the geeks. The Dallas Mavericks won their first-ever championship for a lot of different reasons, most of which rhyme with the word "Birk." But in a playoffs in which the difference between winning and losing was razor-thin,...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  7. No royal performance from James

    John Hollinger

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty LeBron had a triple-double in Game 5, but there's no discounting a fourth quarter unworthy of a king. DALLAS -- LeBron James had a good game. Seventeen points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Perfectly fine, respectable productio...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  8. Carlisle's moves give Mavs Game 4 edge

    John Hollinger

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Rick Carlisle made some drastic shakeups to the Mavericks' rotation work in Game 4. DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle said the players win the game, and in the big picture he's right about that. But in a series of raz...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  9. Griz-Thunder: Seven Game 7 tidbits

    John Hollinger

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In the midst of all the "no tomorrow" cliches and whatnot heading into Game 7, here are seven actual, interesting facts to chew on ahead of Sunday's Game 7: * Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said he'll again start O.J. Mayo at shoot...

    Blog | May 15, 2011
  10. Hawks' future suddenly looks much better

    John Hollinger

    ATLANTA -- So, it's a wrap for the 2010-11 Hawks. But here's what we can say about Atlanta after two rounds of the playoffs: There's a future here. That's more than we could have said for the Hawks a month ago and abundantly more than we can say f...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  11. Grizzlies to keep same lineup for Game 4

    John Hollinger

    MEMPHIS -- O.J. Mayo started the second half for Memphis in its comeback win over Oklahoma City in Game 3, but Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins says he'll begin Game 4 with his regular starting five. Sam Young, who began the third quarter on the bench ...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  12. Hawks' home no-show par for the course

    John Hollinger

    ATLANTA - They say bad habits from the regular season carry over, and apparently that's true. For instance, just because it's the playoffs doesn't mean the Hawks have stopped mailing in games. In a season full of baffling home blowouts, the Hawks ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  13. What's next for Nuggets?

    John Hollinger

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Thunder are through to Round 2, but, lest we forget, the Nuggets had a heck of a year themselves. They somehow won 50 games despite Carmelo Anthony spending two-thirds of the season wrangling a trade to New York, and only find th...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Bad decisions derail Thunder in fourth

    John Hollinger

    DENVER - Perhaps it's good that the Thunder got a game like this out of their system now, because it won't cost them anything. Oklahoma City's 104-101 Game 4 loss to Denver leaves the Thunder in no great peril, as they still lead the best-of-seven se...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  15. Thunder avert collapse, achieve milestone

    John Hollinger

    DENVER - It was fitting that, on this day of fantastic finishes, we nearly had one so amazing it would have put the others to shame. The Oklahoma City Thunder had a 10-point lead with 44 seconds left and nearly saw it vanish into thin air, with an as...

    Blog | April 24, 2011
  16. Thundering start hints at future heights

    John Hollinger

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Thunder won't be planning any championship parades just yet, not when this group has yet to win a single playoff series. But it was hard to watch Oklahoma City's onslaught in the first 15 minutes of its 106-89 win over the Nug...

    Blog | April 21, 2011