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Good morning. Let's watch some playoff basketball.

Here's a full Saturday NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Help us out, Pitbull. What time is it? That's right: PLAYOFFS! TODAY'S SCHEDULE: We have that nice little opening day quadruple-header for you. Show More Summary

The NBA Playoff matchups we're most excited to watch

On this week's podcast, we go through each playoff matchup in order of most interesting to least interesting. Spoiler: The cool ones are all in the West. Hey, the 2015 NBA Playoffs are here! SB Nation's Seth Rosenthal joins the show to talk about each playoff series and his famous night of gluttony at Madison Square Garden. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook's season is over, and life's not fair

We're so sad that we won't be able to see Russell Westbrook play basketball again this season. The war is over. The yelling of the coaches, the panting of the players and the squeaking of shoes on the court are all silent now. The dust has settled. In the center of the rubble stands an exhausted Russell Westbrook. Show More Summary

Our picks for NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year and more

We make our award picks for the 2014-15 NBA season. Note: None of us actually have an awards ballot. Another fantastic NBA regular season is in the books, which means it's time to figure out who deserves the league's various annual awards. Show More Summary

Would the Thunder or Pelicans be more fun as the NBA Playoffs' last team in?

Which of the two teams battling for the No. 8 seed would be more compelling to see in the NBA Playoffs? Six writers give their take. Because of the scrooge of NBA conference imbalance, only one of the Thunder and Pelicans will make the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Show More Summary

Clippers vs. Grizzlies could determine the West's seeding

The clash between Memphis and Los Angeles has serious seeding implications for four teams. Any time the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies face off it's a must-watch game. The two sides don't like each other after a heated playoff...Show More Summary

Brad Stevens is the Celtics' greatest asset

The Celtics' coach is one of the best in the league and should help Boston become a contender soon. Coaching is often underrated in the NBA. It's not uncommon to see franchises go for recognizable names, who have neither a great past record on the sideline, nor fresh ideas to bring to a team. Show More Summary

Mike Conley's foot injury could linger into playoffs

A foot injury could force the Grizzlies to shut down Conley until the playoff and could affect him in the postseason. Mike Conley suffered a foot injury on Wednesday against the Pelicans that forced him to miss Friday's game against the Jazz. Show More Summary

2015 NBA Scores: The Spurs would like home court in a playoff series and 3 other things we learned Friday

Tim Duncan saved the day yet again for the Spurs to beat the Rockets in a thriller, plus three other things we learned Friday. James Harden had the ball at the top of the key with the Houston Rockets down one point to the San Antonio Spurs with five seconds to play. Show More Summary

Tim Duncan makes game-winning block on James Harden

The Spurs keep winning and Tim Duncan is a main reason. Tim Duncan made the game-winning block on James Harden to seal the victory for the San Antonio Spurs. With the loss, the Houston Rockets fall to sixth in the Western Conference. With the win, the Spurs remind the basketball world that they're still going to be a threat to win the NBA Championship

Rockets mascot goes insane, hits fan with a cake

Lawsuit coming. Well, the Houston Rockets mascot has officially lost his mind. During a game between them and the San Antonio Spurs, the mascot spotted a fan in black and white and smacked him in the face with a cake. Everyone run. The Rockets mascot has cakes for all of you and he won't stop until everyone is hit with one. Run. Run now.

Giannis Antetokounmpo soars for a Statue of Liberty slam as the Knicks stand and cry

Woooo! Look at Giannis go! Let's take a minute and bask in the beauty that is Giannis Antetokounmpo mesmerizing his defender with a flashy crossover. The crossover was so good, the last defender just decided to let him dunk. Nah man, don't play defense. Show More Summary

James Harden: 'I am the MVP'

Harden says he should be MVP. Can you blame him? It has been years since an MVP race has been this close in the NBA, and James Harden offered up a refreshing breath of honesty when asked where he believes he stands among it. "I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden told NBA.com's Fran Blinebury. Show More Summary

More than half of Kentucky's team declares for the 2015 NBA Draft

Seven of Kentucky's 13 scholarship players will leave early for the 2015 NBA Draft. The mass NBA exodus everyone was expecting from the Kentucky Wildcats has happened. Kentucky is losing its top seven scorers from a team that started the season 38-0 before losing to Wisconsin in the Final Four, the program has announced. Show More Summary

That crazy Stephen Curry game-tying 3 attempt shouldn't have counted

It's a good thing it missed, because it was illegal. It's a good thing this game-tying Stephen Curry attempt in the Warriors' 103-100 loss to the Pelicans didn't go in, because the referees would have a lot of explaining to do if it did. Show More Summary

Sleep on Frank Kaminsky's NBA potential at your own peril

"Frank the Tank" isn't another Adam Morrison. Here's why the Wisconsin senior big man can actually thrive at the next level. Frank Kaminsky, the Associated Press and Big 10 Player of the Year and Oscar Robertson Award recipient, is much better than many of the preconceived notions suggest. Show More Summary

NBA Power Rankings: Spurs and Rockets get hot at the right time

The Spurs' statement victory over the Warriors has them flying up our power rankings. Meanwhile, the Rockets have been rolling with Dwight Howard back. 1. Golden State Warriors (63-14, Last week: 1) The Warriors' 12-game winning streak...Show More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Bulls final score: 3 things we learned as Cleveland shot their way to a big win

The Cleveland Cavaliers hit 16 three-point shots in their win over the Chicago Bulls. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls are likely to face off in the second round of the playoffs, and if Sunday's matchup was any indication,...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose 'likely' to return from knee injury within week

The Chicago Bulls point guard had knee surgery in late February. Derrick Rose will "likely" return to the Chicago Bulls lineup by the end of next week, Lisa Salters reported on the ABC broadcast of Sunday's game between the Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers. "He's not sure," Salters said of Rose's exact return date. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving hit a fadeaway 3 over four outstretched arms

The Bulls were winning for most of the first quarter, but then Kyrie Irving went off. This was his last and most difficult shot and it gave the Cavaliers a four-point lead. Yup, that's well contested. (Via ABC).

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