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Kendrick Perkins says Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook 'back on talking terms'

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are back on talking terms, according to former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kendrick Perkins.

NBA hairstyles, Coach K on Utah Jazz, Draft Combine preview & more

On this week's episode of NBA Soundsystem with hosts Brent Barry and Laurence Scott:

NBA officially opens first academy of its kind in India

NEW DELHI -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced the official opening of NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training center at Jaypee Greens Integrated Sports Complex in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) for the top male and female prospects from throughout India.

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry plans to opt out of contract this summer

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will opt of his contract this summer and become a free agent, according to ESPN's Marc Stein:

Houston Rockets' Nene suffers season-ending thigh injury

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Rockets backup center Nene has suffered a season-ending muscle tear in his left thigh.

Morning Tip mailbag: Your questions on the Toronto Raptors, Lonzo Ball and more

Each week, David Aldridge takes on a few of your questions and gives you his best answers. Want him to answer one of yours in the future? Hit him up at

Shootaround (May 8) -- Cleveland Cavaliers make more history with LeBron James

No. 1: LeBron, Cavaliers back in familiar territory -- Another series sweep for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, this time over the Toronto Raptors in the conference semifinals, sends the reigning NBA champs back to familiar territory. Show More Summary

Houston Rockets forward Nene leaves Game 4 with left groin pull

Rockets forward Nene pulled his left groin after just one minute in Sunday's 125-101 victory over the Spurs, with no indication when he'll return to action.

Mike D'Antoni, Erik Spoelstra awarded inaugural Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year award

Houston Rockets Head Coach Mike D'Antoni and Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra are the co-recipients of the inaugural Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

Shootaround (May 7): Otto Porter Jr. credits mom for teaching him basketball

No. 1: Otto Porter Jr. got game from mom -- One of the Washington Wizards' promising young players was named after his father but got his game from his mother. In short time, Porter has become of the NBA's best 3-point shooters, and it's a credit to the woman in the house who taught her son to play with a purpose. Here's Jerry Brewer of the Washington Post with the details:

Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr underwent spinal cord leak procedure

SALT LAKE CITY -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has had a spinal cord leak procedure on his back and remains out indefinitely.

Kevin Pritchard ready to use aggressive approach on Indiana Pacers' revamp

INDIANAPOLIS - Kevin Pritchard spent the last six seasons speaking his mind privately.

Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre suspended for Sunday's Game 4 vs. Boston Celtics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was suspended for Game 4 against the Boston Celtics after charging and knocking over Kelly Olynyk in Game 3.

Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry 'doubtful' for Sunday's Game 4 against Cleveland Cavalaiers

TORONTO (AP) -- All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry says he's doubtful to play for Toronto on Sunday in Game 4 of the Raptors' Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Shootaround (May 6) -- LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers have found their championship groove

No. 1: Cavs have flipped the switch -- Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers may have had concerns heading into the postseason. Even though the defending champs had games throughout the season where they showed flashes of their title form, the most consistent thing about the Cavs this season was their inconsistency, particularly on the defensive end. Show More Summary

Sore ankle keeps Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry out of starting lineup

TORONTO (AP) -- Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is active but was not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of Toronto's playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Boston Celtics reveal specifics of Isaiah Thomas' injury

As a result of a collision that occurred in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Washington Wizards, Isaiah Thomas sustained multiple front teeth injuries including a complete fractured tooth and two other subluxed/shifted teeth that required extensive oral surgery to stabilize. He did not suffer a fractured or broken jaw.

Sixty-seven players expected to attend NBA Draft Combine

NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that 67 players are expected to attend the 2017 NBA Draft Combine powered by Under Armour. This marks the first year Under Armour will serve as the event's title partne...

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry a game-time decision for Friday's Game 3

It's being called a game-time decision, but Toronto guard Kyle Lowry's ability to play or not in Game 3 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN) against Cleveland Friday at Air Canada Centre might better be termed a series-defining moment.

Report: Steve Kerr unlikely to be back on sidelines for Utah Jazz series

The Golden State Warriors are 6-0 in the playoffs, but half of those wins (since Game 3 of the first round against the Portland Trail Blazers) have come under the watch of assistant coach Mike Brown.

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