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Lakers are fined $500,000 for tampering with Paul George

The penalty stems from a conversation between Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and George’s agent, Aaron Mintz.

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Phil Jackson Is Out as Knicks President

Jackson, who won 11 N.B.A. titles as a coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, never translated that success to the front office with the Knicks.

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Sources: Clippers agree to trade Chris Paul to Rockets

Paul agreed to opt in to the final year of his contract, clearing the way for the Clippers to execute a trade with the Rockets and bring back assets for Paul.

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Sources: CP3, Griffin tell Clips they'll opt out

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will become free agents after deciding not to pick up the player options in their contracts for next season, sources said.

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Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas out for season because of hip injury

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) missed the entire second half of Friday night’s game against the Cavaliers due to a hip strain. BOSTON – The Celtics announced Saturday that All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the season aft

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LeBron James, Cavaliers hold off Pacers for historically tight first-round sweep

LeBron James and the Cavaliers completed a first-round sweep for the third consecutive year, but this one was decided by a total of 16 points.

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Rajon Rondo of Chicago Bulls out indefinitely with broken thumb

Rajon Rondo, who has averaged 11.5 points and 8.5 assists in the Bulls' two win over the Celtics, is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb.

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Westbrook sets NBA triple-double record, kills Nuggets' playoff hopes with winning 3

Westbrook records his 42nd triple-double of the season while scoring 50 points

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Russell Westbrook clinched a playoff berth with the highest-scoring triple-double ever

Try as they might, nobody in Orlando could touch Russell Westbrook on Wednesday night. When Westbrook checked back into Wednesday’s game after his customary rest to start the fourth quarter, the Orlando Magic led the Thunder 89-79. A minute and a half l

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The Lakers are officially Jeanie Buss' team, so what will she do?

The Lakers are now officially Jeanie Buss' team, so what will she do first?

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Devin Booker dropped 70 and NBA Twitter lost its mind

All eyes were on Devin Booker’s 70-point game against the Boston Celtics on Friday night, and NBA players across Twitter made sure to send props to the Phoenix Suns phenom.

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LaMarcus Aldridge will be out an 'indefinite period' due to a minor heart arrhythmia

The San Antonio Spurs, gearing for a shot at the top spot in the Western Conference standings during the season’s final month, will lose one of its best players to a frightening condition. LaMarcus Aldridge, the five-time All-Star that signed with the t

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Cavs make NBA regular-season record 25 3s, top Hawks 135-130

ATLANTA (AP) — On a record-breaking night when Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 81 points, it was fitting that the biggest shot belonged to Kyle Korver.

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Kevin Durant has sprained MCL, bone bruise; will miss at least a month

Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant will minimally miss a month with an MCL sprain and bone bruise in his left knee, but is expected to return for the start of the playoffs in mid-April. After an MRI late Tuesday night, the Warriors announced on W

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Klay Thompson sets NBA record for points in under 30 minutes

Klay Thompson made history on Monday night. The Golden State Warriors of the past three seasons are famous for setting records. The Warriors’ No. 3 scoring option set a new NBA season high with 60 points on 21-of-33 FG, 8-of-14 3FG, and 10-of-11 FT.

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Westbrook has 51 points, triple-double; Thunder beat Suns

Tired wasn't an option for Russell Westbrook on Friday night. The explosive point guard had 51 points in a triple-double and scored the winning points in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 113-110 overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns. According to th

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Sixers rookie Ben Simmons has a fracture in his foot

Snakebitten Philadelphia sees another first-round pick with injury

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Sources: LeBron agrees to $100M deal with Cavs

LeBron James also pressured the Cavs to finalize a deal to keep free agent J.R. Smith.

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Woj: Westbrook to sign new deal with OKC

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San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

Tim Duncan celebrates the San Antonio Spurs’ 2014 NBA title. Duncan announced his retirement Monday. San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion, two-time Most Valuable Player and three-time NBA Finals MVP regarded by many as the gre

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Sources: James Harden agrees to $118M renegotiation - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The four-year deal includes a player option that could return him to free agency in 2019.

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Sources: Dwyane Wade plans to join Bulls

Dwyane Wade has informed the Chicago Bulls he plans to sign a deal with them.

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Sources: Pau Gasol agrees to deal with Spurs

Pau Gasol will join the Spurs and help offset the possible loss of Tim Duncan to retirement.

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Kevin Durant chooses Warriors - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Kevin Durant will join a 73-win team team coming off back-to-back Finals appearances.

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Manu Ginobili will play at least one more season with the Spurs - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Manu Ginobili will continue to thrill NBA fans for at least another year. The San Antonio Spurs ended their season earlier than expected in a fashion that inspired many questions about the team’s future. For all the on-court issues su

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Rondo joins Bulls for another attempt to regain his relevance - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Rajon Rondo will attempt to become relevant again in Chicago. Did you know that Rajon Rondo led the NBA in assists this season? Toiling for an unimpressive, uninspiring Sacramento Kings that was only intermittently interesting as a trai

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Sources: Jamal Crawford staying with Clippers - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The free-agent guard agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal to return to Los Angeles.

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Mike Conley and Grizzlies agree to the biggest NBA contract ever - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: MARCH 6: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies handles the ball during the game against the Phoenix Suns on March 6, 2016 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Before Friday, only two players in NBA history had made $30 million per ye

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Timofey Mozgov is the first big hire of the NBA's crazy free agent season - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Timofey’s summer vacation has been fun, thus far. (Getty Images) [Follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

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Sources: Thunder trade Serge Ibaka to Magic - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: OKC forward Serge Ibaka is headed to the Magic for three players.

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76ers take Ben Simmons with No. 1 pick in 2016 NBA draft | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: As expected, the Philadelphia 76ers kicked off the 2016 NBA draft by selecting Ben Simmons, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound playmaking forward out of LSU, with the No. 1 overall pick.

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Bulls trade ex-MVP Rose to Knicks in Five-Player Trade

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Cavs make history to win NBA championship - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Cavs became the first team to come back from a 3-1 Finals deficit to finally bring a title to Cleveland.

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LeBron, Cavs bowl over Warriors to force Game 7 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: LeBron James scored 41 points and had 11 assists and eight rebounds to set up a showdown in Oakland.

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LeBron, Kyrie too much for Warriors in Game 5 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Cavs' stars each scored 41 points to push the NBA Finals back to Cleveland.

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Draymond Green suspended for Game 5

Green earned his fourth flagrant foul point of the playoffs in an altercation with LeBron James in Game 4.

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LeBron scores 32, Cavs wallop Warriors 120-90 in Game 3 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet. James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-sta

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Warriors roar past Cavs to take 2-0 Finals lead - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Draymond Green had 28 points, seven boards and five assists as Golden State pummeled Cleveland.

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Warriors roll past Cavs in Game 1

Golden State didn't get much from the Splash Brothers, but it really didn't matter.

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Warriors take thrilling Game 7 vs. Thunder to reach NBA Finals | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Warriors completed a comeback from 3-1 down to beat the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals and continue their quest to become one of the best teams in NBA history.

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Klay and Steph save Warriors season, stun Thunder to force Game 7 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Warriors needed their superstars to come up huge to save their season. The Splash Brothers delivered to force Game 7.

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LeBron and Kyrie carry Cavs past Raptors, into 2nd straight Finals | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Cleveland Cavaliers will play for the first championship in franchise history thanks to another stellar performance from stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

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Curry, Warriors outlast Thunder, will play at least 1 more game | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The defending champions withstood another tremendous defensive effort from OKC and will live to play Game 6 on Saturday.

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Cavs find the touch, torch Raptors to get within one win of Finals | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Cavs didn't lose their A-game; they just forgot to pack it when they left for Canada. When they got home, they found it.

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Thunder overwhelm Warriors again, move within a win of NBA Finals | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Oklahoma City followed up a Game 3 blowout with another commanding win in Game 4 and now has three chances to win and move on to the NBA Finals.

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Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to 105-99 win over Cav - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night. DeMarr

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NBA doesn't suspend Warriors' Draymond Green for kick to groin - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Draymond Green is eligible to play in Tuesday's Game 4 between the Warriors and Thunder.

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Oklahoma City dominates Golden State in OKC, takes 2-1 series lead | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Thunder led by 41 points and had Game 3 wrapped up well before the third quarter ended.

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Raptors drop Cavs to 10-1 in playoffs

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss this postseason. Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, Cory Joseph added 14

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Perfect 10: Cavs stay unbeaten in postseason, down Raptors - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Overshadowed as Golden State shot down history during the regular season, the Cavaliers are making this postseason their own. LeBron James recorded a triple-double and Cleveland improved to 10-0 in the playoffs with a 108-89 victory ove

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Curry dazzles again, Warriors even series with Thunder 1-1 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Once Stephen Curry finally gathered himself and got up following a scary first-quarter dive into the stands, fans inside Oracle Arena could take a breath, sit back and watch the MVP put on a spectacular shooting show. ''The elbow's fine

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The Cavs send a message, totally dominating the Raptors in Game 1 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Just one game separated the Cavs and Raptors during the regular season. Game 1 suggested that much more separates them now.

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76ers get No. 1 pick in the draft - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Lakers got the No. 2 pick in the lottery, with the top prizes being Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons.

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Sources: Terry Stotts agrees to extension with Trail Blazers - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Stotts is guaranteed just under $5 million a year over the next three years, with a team option for 2019-20.

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Westbrook leads comeback as Thunder stun Warriors to take Game 1 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: OKC looked at a clear disadvantaged in the first half but made more big plays down the stretch thanks to a terrific second half from their star point guard.

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Karl-Anthony Towns is your (unanimously-voted) Rookie of the Year

The Minnesota big man is one of the most intriguing all-around prospects to hit the league in a long time.

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Lowry scores 35, DeRozan has 28, Raptors beat Heat 116-89

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Dragic, Wade lead Heat past Raptors 103-91 - and into Game 7 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Miami Heat went small, and came up big. Goran Dragic scored a postseason career-high 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and the Heat rode a small lineup to a 103-91 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, tying their Eastern

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The Thunder eliminated the Spurs with more overwhelming defense | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: A late comeback made the result relatively close, but the Thunder were clearly superior in ending the 67-win Spurs' season.

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Curry's crazy dagger takes Warriors past Blazers, into West finals | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The unanimous MVP scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and put Golden State into the next round with one of his patented pull-up three-pointers.

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DeRozan and Lowry finally star at same time, push Heat to the edge | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: It's been a rough postseason for DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, but the All-Stars were huge when it counted in Game 5.

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NBA admits to two more crucial blown calls in Spurs-Thunder series | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The NBA conceded what we already knew after watching Tuesday night's thrilling and crucial Game 5 between the Thunder and Spurs.

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Westbrook's more balanced approach leads OKC, puts Spurs on brink | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The attack-first Thunder guard balanced his most extreme tendencies with sound decision-making to bring his team within one win of the West finals.

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17 of Curry's 40 in OT, Warriors up 3-1

Golden State's superstar certainly was. Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, finishing with 40 as the Warriors rallied to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals with a 132-125 victory o

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Wade rallies Heat to OT win, series 2-2

Dwyane Wade was rolling. Wade scored 30 points, including the layup that sent the game to overtime and finished off Miami's frantic comeback from a nine-point deficit, as the Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference sem

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Kevin Durant's Game 4 heroics save Thunder season, and much more - CBSSports.com

The Spurs had an answer for everything, except Kevin Durant. Series tied 2-2. Let's play (at least) six.

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Kevin Love's eight 3-pointers push Cleveland into the East finals | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Cavs forward broke Atlanta's heart time and time again as his team swept the Hawks.

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Lillard headlines Blazers' shooting outburst in Game 3 win | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Damian Lillard's playoff career-high 40 points lifted the Blazers to a very impressive win that cuts the Warriors' series lead to 2-1.

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Lowry's bounce-back Game 3 rises above injuries for Raps and Heat | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Centers Jonas Valanciunas and Hassan Whiteside both went down in a pivotal game highlighted by Kyle Lowry's 29 second-half points.

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Sources: Grizzlies fire head coach Dave Joerger - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Kings have made Joerger their No. 1 candidate and are planning to move quickly to secure him.

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'It's all about details': How the Spurs put away OKC in Game 3 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: "One play, two plays can win you a game. Or lose you a game." The Spurs made those plays on Friday. The Thunder didn't.

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The 3-point-happy Cavaliers are terrifying, and the Hawks are dead | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: After Game 2, the Hawks vowed the Cavs wouldn't hit 25 3s again. They're men of their word: in Game 3, the Cavs only made 21.

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Carroll scores 21, Raptors beat Heat in OT to tie series

TORONTO (AP) — This time, overtime went the way of the Toronto Raptors. Jonas Valanciunas made sure of it. DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points, Valanciunas had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors beat the Miami Heat…

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The Cavs couldn't stop making 3s in historic blowout of the Hawks | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Cleveland made 18 three-pointers in the first half and set a new NBA single-game record in a comprehensive rout.

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Warriors’ defense, Klay Thompson take over fourth quarter, earn Game 2 win – ProBasketballTalk

Only one team in this series can crank up their defense enough to  win them games. The Warriors' offense feeds off that stingy defense — with or without Stephen Curry in the lineup, again Tuesday it was without — and the combination can lead to big r

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Kyle Lowry's prayer forces OT, but Heat recover to take Game 1 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: What looked like a breath of new life for the Raptors turned out to be a last gasp, thanks in large part to Dwyane Wade.

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OKC survives big mistakes in wild ending, takes Game 2 over Spurs | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: OKC's bounced back from a Game 1 rout in a big way, but San Antonio arguably should have won after a baffling Dion Waiters push and clear fast-break opportunity in the final seconds.

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LeBron, Cavaliers weather the storm against Hawks in Game 1: Takeaways - CBSSports.com

The Hawks put up a strong effort late in Game 1, but in the end the Cavs hold on to win the series opener.

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Raptors edge Pacers for rare visit to semifinals after nearly squandering a big lead

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Heat scorch Hornets behind Dragic, Whiteside to win blowout Game 7 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Goran Dragic carved up the Charlotte defense and Hassan Whiteside shook the Hornets' offense as the Heat rolled in Game 7.

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The Spurs obliterated the Thunder in a historic Game 1 blowout | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Few expected this series to get so ugly so fast, but San Antonio managed to build the sixth-largest halftime lead in NBA playoff history.

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Wade, Heat force Game 7 with 97-90 win over Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwyane Wade hadn't made a 3-point shot since December, enduring a streak of 22 consecutive misses. That all changed on Friday night with Miami's season on the line. The 34-year-old star hit both…

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Indiana extends its season with a win, forces a Game 7 in Toronto

Toronto will have to play yet another Game 7 on its home floor after failing to close things out in Indianapolis.

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Hawks eliminate punchless Celtics in Game 6, move on to face Cavs

The Hawks limited the Celtics to just 33 first-half points on their way to a series-clinching victory.

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No Steph Curry, no problem as the Warriors end the Rockets' season

Without Steph Curry, the Warriors continued responding in spectacular fashion.

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Courtney Lee keeps the faith, stuns Heat to give Hornets 3-2 lead

Courtney Lee once again found himself in the right place at the right time, helping put the Hornets one win away from Round 2.

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With big turnaround, Hawks beat Celtics 110-83 for 3-2 lead

ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about a stunning turnaround. The Atlanta Hawks couldn't make anything. Then, suddenly, they couldn't miss. Kent Bazemore got the Hawks rolling with three straight 3-pointers in the second quarter, letting…

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Solomon Hill's game-tying 3 comes late, gives Raps huge Game 5 win

In the closing seconds, this time, Toronto got the break for which its fans had been praying.

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LA CLIPPERS INJURY UPDATE | LA Clippers

The L.A. Clippers announced today the following injury updates: Forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs after aggravating the injury to his left quad tendon last night in Game 4. Griffin underwent an MRI this morning that re

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Walker drops 34, Hornets defeat Heat 89-85 to even series - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Steve Clifford has seen that look in Kemba Walker's eye. Walker responded, like he's done so many times before. Walker had 11 straight Charlotte points during a crucial stretch midway through the fourth quarter and finished with a playo

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Blazers take Game 4, even series against suddenly hurting Clippers | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin put the Clippers into big trouble, and the Blazers tied it up at 2-2 thanks to strong performances from a number of role players.

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Westbrook leads Thunder past Mavericks; OKC wins series 4-1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-104 on Monday night to win the first-round playoff series 4-1 and advance to the Western Conference semifinals.

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Steph Curry could miss two weeks - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Golden State Warriors star has a Grade 1 sprain of his right knee.

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Kyrie Irving's heroics lead Cavaliers to first-round sweep of Pistons | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Cavaliers are moving on to the second round, thanks to the hot hand of Kyrie Irving.

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Sources: Lakers fire head coach Byron Scott Scott finished with a 38-126 record in Los Angeles

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OKC nabs 3-1 lead over Dallas despite Durant's struggles, ejection | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Thunder controlled another game against the hurting Mavericks and look likely to close out the series Monday with or without their superstar.

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Hornets snap 14-year playoff drought, beat Heat 96-80 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: After the Charlotte Hornets dropped the first two games of their first-round series against the Miami Heat, team owner Michael Jordan and assistant coach Patrick Ewing approached coach Steve Clifford with a suggestion: Post up rookie 7-

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Isaiah Thomas wouldn't let Boston fall into a 3-0 hole to Atlanta | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The diminutive scoring guard put up 42 points in a win that gives the Celtics new life against the Hawks.

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Kyrie Irving's dagger puts Cavs up 3-0 and Pistons on the brink | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Once again, the Pistons stood toe-to-toe with the Cavs. Once again, Cleveland's superior stars overpowered Detroit's muscle.

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Spurs leave Grizzlies no life in Game 3 win by Kawhi Leonard's dominance - CBSSports.com

Kawhi Leonard squeezed the hope out of the Grizzlies' upset hopes with a brilliant performance and the Spurs lead 3-0.

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The Rockets’ bench looked pretty bummed after James Harden’s game-winner | For The Win

Thanks to this James Harden game-winner on Thursday, the Houston Rockets cut into the Golden State Warriors' lead in their playoff series to 2-1. https://twitter.

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Hornets, Pistons, Blazers look to avoid 0-2 deficits

MIAMI (AP) — Heat star Dwyane Wade often can be heard saying at playoff time that a series hasn't truly started until somebody wins on the home floor of its opponent. Charlotte, Detroit and Portland probably can appreciate that sort of thinking. A two-d

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Hawks suffocate C's into historic offensive futility in Game 2 win | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: All the Hawks needed was six good minutes of offense to take a 2-0 lead over the Celtics in their best-of-seven series.

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No-Curry Warriors handle Rockets in series that looks over at 2-0 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Golden State missed the presumptive MVP but appeared in control the whole way against a Houston squad that can't seem to bring playoff intensity.

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Tip-in too late to wake Durant from nightmare as Mavs take Game 2 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Raymond Felton had a game to remember, Kevin Durant had one he'd love to forget, and Steven Adams was a hair too late.

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Spurs' Leonard edges out Warriors' Green for Defensive Player of the Year - CBSSports.com

Kawhi Leonard is the first non-center to repeat as Defensive Player of the Year since Dennis Rodman.

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Cleveland hangs on against dogged Detroit, wins Game 1

The Cavs won despite a formidable effort from a young Pistons team working its first postseason game in seven years.

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NBA Recap - Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs - Apr 17, 2016 - CBSSports.com

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Memphis 106-74 on Sunday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series, handing the Grizzlies their worst postseason loss.

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Lakers' Kobe Bryant scores 60 points, makes NBA history in final game

The Lakers star goes out on his terms with a barrage of shots amid an insane 60 points on 50 field goal attempts, the most in NBA history.

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Warriors reach 73 wins in blowout to set new single-season record

Golden State made history Wednesday with a dominant win to top the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' single-season wins record.

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Warriors match Bulls' record for most wins

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Westbrook's 17th triple-double leads Thunder over Nuggets - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Russell Westbrook turned his first-half frustration into a milestone night. Westbrook had 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to become the first player with 17 triple-doubles in a season in 27 years, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rou

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Wolves hand Warriors reminder that history never comes easy - CBSSports.com

The Warriors' elevation to history and that elusive number -- 70 -- ran smack into a young, hungry, now 26-win Minnesota Timberwolves team that handed down a message Tuesday night: Making history ain't easy.

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Celtics hand Warriors 8th loss, end record home streak at 54 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Golden State can now afford only one loss in its final six games to break the single-season wins record.

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Anthony Davis to miss rest of season with knee, shoulder woes | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The season-ending shutdown might cost Davis some $24 million in potential contract bonuses.

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San Antonio bottles Stephen Curry up, down the Warriors | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The league's best three-point shooter shot 1-12 from long range as the Spurs evened the season series at one game apiece.

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What the NBA learned from Anthony Davis' 59-point performance - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: For all of his enormous talent, Davis still needs help to make New Orleans a winner.

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Sources: Cavaliers acquire Channing Frye in three-team trade - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Anderson Varejao is headed to the Trail Blazers in the trade.

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Sources: Suns trade Markieff Morris to Wizards - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Wizards are sending DeJuan Blair, Kris Humphries and a protected future first-round pick to the Suns.

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Source: Clippers trade Lance Stephenson for Jeff Green - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Clippers picked up another option at forward while unloading Lance Stephenson onto the Grizzlies.

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NBA stars thrilled to be in Kobe's final ASG

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NBA star Blake Griffin suspended for fight

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Kevin Durant works as credentialed photographer at Super Bowl 50 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The NBA superstar took on a new role Sunday — credentialed member of the media.

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Sources: Warriors serious threat to sign Kevin Durant - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: If K.D. leaves the Thunder, Golden State would be the frontrunner to sign him in free agency.

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Marge Hearn, Widow Of Former Lakers Broadcaster Chick Hearn, Passes Away At Age 98 « CBS Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Sunday that Marge Hearn, the widow of legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, has passed away at the age of 98.

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Blake Griffin may have broken his hand in altercation with Clippers staffer, according to report - SBNation.com

The Clippers' star will be out of action for a lot longer after getting into a fight with an equipment staffer, but that may be the least of his problems.

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Sources: Cavaliers fire coach David Blatt - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: David Blatt is out as Cleveland's coach less than a year after the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals.

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Butler's 2nd-half 40 breaks MJ's record, pushes Bulls past Raptors | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Jimmy Butler set a new franchise record by scoring 40 points after halftime ... and Chicago needed every last one of them.

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It's over: Bucks hand Warriors 1st loss, win 108-95 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Golden State Warriors walked slowly off the Bradley Center floor, exchanging handshakes with the victorious Milwaukee Bucks on the way back to their locker room. The Warriors' NBA-record start ended after 24 wins when they lost to t

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Ex-Cavs forward John ‘Hot Rod’ Williams dead at 53 - NY Daily News

Longtime NBA player John "Hot Rod" Williams died Friday after a six-month fight with prostate cancer. He was 53.

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Kobe Bryant to retire after this season: 'My body knows it's time to say goodbye' - LA Times

Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant announced that the current NBA season will be the final one of his storied career.

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Warriors demolish Lakers, become first team in NBA history to open season 16-0 | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Warriors never trailed, and the Lakers never looked like they believed they had a prayer of preventing history at Oracle.

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Warriors tie best start in NBA history, hit 15-0 with convincing win over Nuggets | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Despite some sluggish stretches, the Warriors breezed past the Nuggets to 15-0, tying them for the best start in NBA history.

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Reports: Lamar Odom helped out of bed, has started physical therapy | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Lamar Odom still faces a long road to recovery, but he has reportedly taken the critical first steps in that journey.

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Charles Barkley on Moses Malone: 'I called him 'Dad'

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley issued a statement about the death of Moses Malone.

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USA Basketball's embarrassment of riches on display at 34-player Vegas minicamp | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Coach K and company will have to whittle a 34-player collection of MVPs and All-Stars down to a 12-man roster for Rio 2016.

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Sources: Nuggets trade guard Ty Lawson to Rockets - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Ty Lawson's trade to Houston comes after he was arrested on DUI charges for the second time in six months.

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Josh Smith to sign with Clippers, provide versatility and options off bench | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The veteran forward is a regular target for criticism, but he can thrive in this role for a contending team.

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DeAndre Jordan spurns the Mavericks, and the Clippers laugh at someone else for a change

DeAndre Jordan's wild free-agent circus ended with a day full of jokes and him re-signing with the Clippers. That's enough to make it one of the best days in franchise history.

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Sources: Clippers band together for meeting with DeAndre Jordan - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Los Angeles believes the meeting in Houston will result in Jordan changing course and returning to the franchise.

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Report: Kevin Garnett will return to Timberwolves next season - CBSSports.com

Kevin Garnett will play at least one more season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Manu Ginobili announces his return to Spurs next season - CBSSports.com

Manu Ginobili will be coming back for at least one more season with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Sources: Marc Gasol agrees to $100 million-plus deal with Grizzlies - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The deal includes an early-termination option after the fourth year in 2018-19, league sources said.

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Lakers Rumors: Lou Williams Agrees To Sign With L.A. In Free Agency | Lakers Nation

Lou Williams has agreed to sign a three-year, $21 million with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency.

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Sources: Lakers finalizing terms on trade to acquire Pacers center Roy Hibbert - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Lakers and Pacers still have to resolve how a trade kicker in Roy Hibbert's contract will be absorbed, but both sides expect the deal to get done.

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Source: DeAndre Jordan agrees to $80 million deal with Mavericks - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Jordan has already informed Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle that he is joining Dallas.

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Lakers Rumors: L.A. Will Get A Second Meeting With LaMarcus Aldridge | Lakers Nation

Los Angeles Lakers will get a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge after meeting with him shortly after free agency began on July 1.

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Tim Duncan to return for 19th NBA season, re-signs with Spurs - CBSSports.com

The Spurs' franchise icon makes his return to the Silver and Black with contract details to be worked out later.

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Paul Pierce reaches 3-year, $10.5 million deal with the Clippers

The Truth returns to his hometown and reconnects with his old coach.

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Sources: Tyson Chandler reaches $50 million-plus deal with Suns - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Tyson Chandler agreed to a four-year contract with the Suns, then immediately started recruiting LaMarcus Aldridge.