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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: The Thunder is moving on to the Western Conference Finals for the second straight season after closing out the Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 in Game 5 on Monday night. And in the clincher, it was Westbrook and fellow Al...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Young of The Arizona Republic: "Even before the Western Conference finals began, Suns forward Amar'e Stoudemire seemed to concede the paint to the Los Angeles Lakers. He told reporters that the length and athleticism of the defending champions wo...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  3. Phoenix Suns talking points

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesJared Dudley: A Sun worth talking about because of his amazing playoff plus/minus numbers. At this year's highly entertaining Western Conference finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns unfolds, here are...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  4. No Time to Exhale for the Lakers

    Henry Abbott

    Shelley Smith's latest dispatch comes from the Lakers' Monday practice in preparation for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals: Immediately after the Los Angeles Lakers disposed of the Houston Rockets on Sunday in Game 7 of their Western C...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  5. Spurs slept aboard grounded plane in New Orleans

    Henry Abbott

    After planning a quick getaway to Los Angeles to prepare to face the Lakers in the Western Conference finals, the San Antonio Spurs instead spent the night on the ground in New Orleans, trying to sleep on a plane grounded by technical trouble.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2008
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post: "The fantasy of most hoop junkies is to have seven games worth of Shaq vs. Kobe in late May and early June in the Western Conference finals, but the immediate reality is one irresistible meeting Wednesday night ...

    Blog | February 20, 2008
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "It wasn't only the Western Conference championship, it wasn't only a return to the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks also achieved another franchise milestone on Wednesday night. They now become the mos...

    Blog | May 26, 2011