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Rockets vs. Warriors 2016 odds: Houston underdog at Golden State in must-win Game 5

The Houston Rockets face elimination on the road as 9.5-point underdogs against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. The Houston Rockets are 2-7 straight up and 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games on the road. To...Show More Summary

Never turn your back on the Raptors

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. DOUBLE TROUBLE: Blake Griffin is out for the rest of the playoffs. Chris Paul had hand surgery on Tuesday. Weep for the Clippers. Limited Upside podcast on the matter. WINTER IS COMING: The Raptors were getting smoked by the Pacers at home... Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: Raptors stave off demons with 1 amazing quarter

The Raptors saved themselves and their season with a comeback for the ages, then the Hawks found their stroke on Tuesday night in the NBA Playoffs. It was seeming destined to happen again. Trailing 90-77 with one quarter to play in Game...Show More Summary

Limited Upside, Episode 31: Poor Warriors. Poorer Clippers

As you probably know, a lot happened in the NBA on Monday night. Therefore, we recorded an emergency podcast to discuss the following: Can the Warriors overcome Stephen Curry's injury (2:42 mark)? Mike and Zito argued about this in written...Show More Summary

Dirk Nowitzki's lonely journey

After another superlative season ends in the first round, you can’t help but feel Dirk Nowitzki deserves more. OKLAHOMA CITY -- With one minute and 24 seconds left on the clock, Dirk Nowitzki's shoulders slumped. His eyes fell downwards. Show More Summary

Steve Kerr named 2016 NBA Coach of the Year, according to report

The Warriors coach has been rewarded for the team's record-breaking regular season. After helping lead his team to a regular-season record 73 wins, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been named NBA Coach of the Year, according to ESPN's...Show More Summary

Celtics vs. Hawks, 2016 NBA playoffs: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch Game 5 online

The Hawks look to get back on track in Atlanta. The Atlanta Hawks appeared to be in great shape heading to Boston for Games 3 and 4 of their first-round series against the Celtics thanks to two home victories and a significant injury to Avery Bradley. Show More Summary

Pacers vs. Raptors 2016 live stream: Start time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA playoffs online

The Raptors host the Pacers in a pivotal Game 5. The Toronto Raptors had a chance to take firm control of their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers, but instead the Raptors head back home with their tail between their legsShow More Summary

The Clippers are screwed without Chris Paul

Not only does Paul's broken right hand delivers a death blow to the Clippers' title hopes, but there's a chance it ushers in the end of the Clippers as we know them. How quickly things can change. When the Golden State Warriors announced...Show More Summary

Celtics vs. Hawks, 2016 NBA playoff odds: Atlanta returns home as Game 5 betting favorite

The Atlanta Hawks hope to stop Boston's momentum with a win at home in Game 5 over the Celtics this Tuesday night as 7-point betting favorites. The Atlanta Hawks are 12-2 straight up and 9-5 against the spread in their last 14 games at home. Show More Summary

Rob Gronkowski's Tinder advice is 'Just Google "Tinder pickup lines."'

ESPN's Sam Alipour has a story out today in which he examines how athletes use Tinder, Twitter, Instagram and the like to procure what he generously refers to as "dates." He also asks for some advice of his own, which Rob GronkowskiShow More Summary

Keep digging, Mark Cuban

The Mavericks' owner said Russell Westbrook isn't a superstar like Dirk Nowitzki has been, which wasn't particularly wise. Mark Cuban loves to talk, especially for wider distribution. This is not a fault. (I'm a writer who publishes like a half-million words a year, for heaven's sake; pot and kettle and all that.) But it is a fact. Show More Summary

Heat vs. Hornets 2016 final score: Kemba Walker leads Charlotte as they even series against Miami

A clutch night from Walker carried the Hornets to an 89-85 win. Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets aren't done yet. After a slow first quarter, the Hornets bombarded the Miami Heat in the second and third quarters and held on down...Show More Summary

Jeremy Lin banked in a 3 and did a mini MJ shrug with MJ in the house

Michael Jordan once gave us one of the greatest shrugs of all time. He also signs Jeremy Lin's paychecks. After banking in a three in the fourth quarter against the Heat, Lin did his own version of the MJ shrug, and reportedly did it...Show More Summary

Mark Cuban doesn't identify Russell Westbrook as a superstar

Mark Cuban says Kevin Durant is the Thunder's only superstar. What about Russell Westbrook? "He's an All-Star but not a superstar." — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) April 25, 2016 The series between the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City...Show More Summary

Stephen Curry's knee injury is an MCL sprain, could miss at least 2 weeks

Curry will be sidelined as the Warriors try to finish off the Rockets in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs, but avoided a more serious injury. If the Warriors want to continue marching toward a title, they will have to do it without Stephen Curry for a little while. Show More Summary

Mavericks vs. Thunder 2016 live stream: Start time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA playoffs online

Dallas is going to have to recreate some game two magic to keep its season alive. After three decisive wins, the Oklahoma City Thunder one victory away from its first playoff series win under head coach Billy Donovan. However, the Dallas Mavericks have history on their side. Show More Summary

The Warriors crushed the Rockets to honor Stephen Curry

The Warriors' greatest strength is their players' deep emotional connection to each other. They needed to summon that bond to overcome an injury to their star. We have to give the Warriors more credit. Their ability as a basketball team is well-documented, but they also have an outstanding level of emotional courage. Show More Summary

How starting Frank Kaminsky exposed the Heat's perimeter shooting weakness

Frank Kaminsky scored 15 points in his first playoff start, but his ability to deter Heat guards from driving into the paint was even more valuable to the Hornets. It took fewer than 10 seconds for Frank Kaminsky's first playoff start to appear to go awry. Show More Summary

Despite getting swept, the future is bright for Stan Van Gundy’s Pistons

A playoff sweep may have been disappointing, but Stan Van Gundy has his team headed in the right direction. The Pistons will be a force for years to come. The Pistons were swept out of the first round late on Sunday night, just one of two teams to meet that dishonor this season. Show More Summary

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