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  1. The Spurs' next move

    Henry Abbott

    Suddenly, the Western Conference finals are too close to call. On San Antonio's bench, Gregg Popovich has a long history of making the right adjustments. David Thorpe examines the Spurs' options in Game 5....

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. Missing from the playoffs: Kevin Durant

    Henry Abbott

    Adonal Foyle thought the Western Conference finals would mark the next great step in Kevin Durant's career....

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Thunder re-sign Daequan Cook

    Henry Abbott

    From the Associated Press: OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a two-year, $6.5 million deal to re-sign guard Daequan Cook on Friday, bringing yet another player back from the team that made the Western Conference finals last seas...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "So, these Western Conference Finals took a massive U-turn in downtown Oklahoma City. The Mavericks went up 3-1 in the series and can go for the kill, and for a trip to the NBA Finals, on Wednesday back hom...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals gave us the answer. Q -- Who stops Dirk for the Oklahoma City Thunder? Let's see now: The Thunder ran Serge Ibaka at him, then Nick Collison, and after that it w...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Friday night could be a big moment in Mavericks' history. Here's why: If the Oklahoma City Thunder can win Game 6 of its series with Memphis , it will push that franchise into the Western Conference finals aga...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  8. One of the better 3s of Ron Artest's career

    Henry Abbott

    With about a minute left in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Pau Gasol chased down an offensive rebound in the corner. Steve Nash is loaded with veteran tricks. Gasol had his back turned. Nash resolved to get a steal by sneaking up behind t...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  9. Upon review, the Sun is a star

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images This season has wholly reversed Goran Dragic's reputation as a wasted 2008 pick. I was lucky enough to have a great seat for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Phoenix, which inspired, believe it or not, a po...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  10. 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
  11. Behold the Fropez

    Henry Abbott

    P.A. Molumby/NBAE/Getty Images The hair of Robin Lopez has earned its own nickname. By and large the Lakers have outplayed the Suns in the Western Conference finals. But with a few minutes left before halftime, Alvin Gentry put his starters back in...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  12. 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
  13. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    What did we take away from Game 1 of the Western Conference finals? Is Joe Johnson really a first option? Who will draw the LeBron assignment for Orlando? And if you're in need of a point guard, maybe the 2009 NBA Draft isn't such a dog?&nbsp...

    Blog | May 20, 2009
  14. 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
  15. San Antonio's Big Fundamental Worry

    Henry Abbott

    Manu Ginobili is out. The days of cruising to the Western Conference Finals are out. And the Spurs have come well and truly back to the pack in the playoff race. But if I were a Spurs fan, none of that would bother me nearly as much as what the ESPN ...

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  16. A Fine Analysis of the Referees' Performance in Game 6 of the 200...

    Henry Abbott

    Roland Beech of has spent serious time detailing every single call of the notorious Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. That's the game convicted former referee Tim Donaghy has said was essentially rigged, by the NBA, to be a La...

    Blog | July 01, 2008