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First Cup: Monday

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "There were those long arms, digging underneath Carlos Boozer, wrapping around the basketball, flinging it back toward redemption. There was that feathery touch, the ball lightly dropping through the rim, the stands opening with a roar, the earth finally closing under his unsteady feet. Show More Summary

The long and short of the Lakers-Jazz matchup

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Seeing the forest through the trees won't be easy for the Jazz LOS ANGELES -- If you saw Utah dismantle Denver during the first round of the postseason then you have a good idea of how efficient the Jazz’s offensive system is when it’s running on all cylinders. Show More Summary

Mike Brown's source of amusement

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Mo Williams recorded his first dunk as a Cleveland Cavalier in Game 1 against Boston on Saturday night. The dunk, over Paul Pierce, wasn't just a novelty. It sparked a 21-9 Cleveland run to close out the third quarter, during which the Cavs erased an 11-point Boston lead and finished the quarter up a point. Show More Summary

Careful what you wager

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

"The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice is so pleasurable, that I assume it must be evil." That's a quote from Heywood Broun who was, among other things, a sportswriter. It's stuck in my head today. How fun it was the other day, to bet Noah Galuten, a food blogger at Man Bites World, a friendly little something over the Suns vs. Show More Summary

How shorts and marriage factor into homecourt edge

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

By J.A. Adande So why is it so hard to win on the road in the NBA? “I think the court gets a little bit smaller for the visitors, perhaps,” Phil Jackson said. “It’s not quite as comfy. The bench players have more difficulty coming off...Show More Summary

Misunderestimating the offensively-challenged big man

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

SALT LAKE CITY -- Johan Petro is in as the starting center for Denver in Game 6, as Nene sits out with a sprained left knee. In theory, that swap should provide the Jazz the same break the Nuggets supposedly got when Mehmet Okur was lost for the series and the untested Kyrylo Fesenko took his place in the starting lineup. Show More Summary

First Cup: Friday

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News: "The oldest team in the NBA was nearly rescued by the youngest rookie on either roster Thursday night. Roddy Beaubois was this close to being one of the team's all-time surprising playoff heroes. Show More Summary

A decisive coaching twist for the Suns

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images Andre Miller tortured the Suns, until they asked Grant Hill to guard him. The Suns had lost Game 1 on their home floor. Jason Richardson seemed to have no idea how to stop Blazer guard Andre Miller. Trouble. Show More Summary

The mystery of Steve Nash's hair

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Sam Forenrich/NBAE/Getty Images As you can see, Steve Nash's hair was not dry mid-game. One of the traditions of the NBA press room is that the coaches speak first. That's just how it goes. But not after the Suns beat the Blazers right out of the playoffs on Thursday night. Show More Summary

Are the Jazz really underdogs?

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Deron Williams: Too good to be an underdog? SALT LAKE CITY -- When the Utah Jazz greet the media at their practice facility in Salt Lake City, each player (and head coach) stakes out a familiar spot in the gym where he addresses the scrum. Show More Summary

Nuggets Get a Break, Could Use a Longer One

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

The Denver Nuggets took the day off and soaked up the good news about Nene’s knee Thursday. The truth is they could use the rest more than they could use Nene right now. In 77 minutes in the previous two games before he sprained his left knee in Game 5, Nene had only three field goals, as the Nuggets have been unable to develop a big-man advantage. Show More Summary

Miller's nice, but Bosh still foremost in Rockets' sights

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

The newsiest element of Brad Miller’s declaration earlier this week that he has no interest in signing with the New York Knicks this summer was actually Miller’s disclosure that he is highly interested in staying with Chicago. UntilShow More Summary

Still no timetable for Suns' Lopez

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

By John Hollinger PORTLAND – Robin Lopez worked out at the Suns’ Game 6 shoot-around today, but don’t expect any Brandon Roy-style dramatic returns any time soon. The bulging disk in his back pinched a nerve and caused a loss of strength...Show More Summary

First Cup: Thursday

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: "Keep counting 'em out, all you NBA experts. These Milwaukee Bucks will just keep fighting to the end. The Atlanta Hawks found that out the hard way on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the teams' Eastern Conference series, as the Bucks got off the mat to grab a stunning 91-87 victory at Philips Arena. Show More Summary

Roy says he'll start; Batum says he's sore

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

By John Hollinger PORTLAND – You’re not going to believe this, but at what may be the Blazers’ final practice of an almost comically injury-riddled season, the main topic was … injuries. “We got out of the practice without any injures, so [it was] a good day,” said coach Nate McMillan, without the slightest hint of irony. Show More Summary

The Heat's other coveted free agent

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Very little has been said about the possibility that Tuesday night’s Game 5 defeat in Boston could have been the last game in a Heat uniform for Miami free agent-to-be Udonis Haslem. Understandable as that is –- given the justified obsession...Show More Summary

Wednesday Mini-Bullets

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

The crew at Raptors Republic has built a great-looking, Raptocentric draft board. Toronto will most likely pick 13th, and Raptors Republic has its eyes on big men Ekpe Udoh and Hassan Whiteside. Butler small forward Gordon Hayward also makes the list. Show More Summary

The story of basketball, in defense

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

The other day I pointed out the obvious, saying that when people tell the story of a basketball game, they usually talk about offense. Which is fine, if you don't mind ignoring half the game. So I issued a challenge to writers to tell the story of an NBA game without focusing on offense. Show More Summary

The secrets of the NBA's iron man

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

P.A. Molumby/NBAE/Getty Images Andre Miller's offseason regimen is heavy on burgers and hot links, and light on exercise. By Andrew R. Tonry of Portland Roundball Society At 617 consecutive games and counting, Andre Miller is the NBA's Iron Man. Show More Summary

First Cup: Wednesday

5 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Bill Livingston of The Plain Dealer: "LeBron James stood in black compression shorts with padding on the thighs. He pulled on a black undershirt, also padded at the ribs. He wore a white sleeve with padding on his right elbow too. In the jousts of the playoffs, you can never have enough armor. Show More Summary

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