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Shaquille O'Neal is a Shaq Lawson fan because of his Google alerts

We are beginning to see the first round of Shaq-babies hit the NFL. No, these aren't Shaquille O'Neal's children, but aspirational parents who began naming their kids Shaq in the early '90s hoping they could emulate the NBA legend. Now...Show More Summary

Manu Ginobili was forcibly removed from Waiters Island

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Thunder-Spurs Game 2 is rather indescribable, which is quite unfortunate given that I'm a writer. Alas. OKC came out of the shoot raring, and Russell Westbrook was mighty effective most of the game. Show More Summary

The end of Spurs-Thunder Game 2 was a total fiasco for everyone involved

The closing seconds of Game 2 of the Spurs-Thunder series were an outrageous maelstrom of basketball failure, with both teams making terrible plays and committing dumb violations while referees idly watched. Monday night's Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Thunder and Spurs was one of the best games of the NBA Playoffs. Show More Summary

The Hawks lose a game they never should have won

Atlanta's stars never got untracked, but the Hawks still found themselves in a position to steal a road win until LeBron took over. CLEVELAND -- For one very brief moment it looked like the Hawks were finally about to get their breakthrough against the Cavaliers. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and a little bit of luck carry Thunder past Spurs

The Thunder took out the Spurs in San Antonio in a wild finish, plus the Cavaliers set the tone against the Hawks in Game 1 on Monday night in the NBA. The Oklahoma City Thunder almost coughed up a fourth-quarter lead again. They probably should have. Show More Summary

This Tony Parker drive-and-dish defies everything we know about anything

Tony Parker may be getting up there in years, but he's definitely still got the skills. HOW? How did he see that pass? I can't even see what's directly in front of me most of the time.

Billy Donovan claims he had no idea about the missed Dion Waiters call

Hmmmmmmm. The end of Spurs-Thunder Game 2 was by far one of the wildest finishes of the 2016 playoffs so far. Dion Waiters extended his elbow into Manu Ginobili while inbounding the ball and the world went mad over the alleged miss call. Show More Summary

Dion Waiters isn't even wasting his energy calling for the ball anymore

Dion Waiters used to beg for the ball. He doesn't waste his time with that anymore.

Thunder vs. Spurs 2016 final score: Oklahoma City shocks San Antonio to take Game 2

Despite 41 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, the Thunder held on for a 98-97 win to even the series. After overcoming a slow start, the San Antonio Spurs seemed poised to win Game 2 of their second round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Show More Summary

Dion Waiters elbows Manu Ginobili from out of bounds, gets away with it

There was a bizarre sequence to end the Thunder's Game 2 win over the Spurs. The Thunder were inbounding the ball with 13 seconds left. Inbounder Dion Waiters was being pressured by Manu Ginobili and it was getting close to a five-second call. Show More Summary

Hawks vs. Cavaliers 2016 results: Cleveland fends off Atlanta rally to take Game 1

The Cavaliers took Game 1, 104-93, behind a big night from LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers coughed up an 18-point lead, but pulled away down the stretch to beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-93 to take a 1-0 series lead in their second-round playoff series. Show More Summary

Raptors-Pacers was so stupid and so much fun

The good, the bad and the Drake from the first round's most entertaining series. At best, the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs were a competitive letdown. At worst, Stephen Curry's sprained MCL and simultaneous injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin could cause repercussions around the league that register through this postseason and beyond. Show More Summary

DeMar DeRozan's daughter interrupted his press conference to say 'I love my daddy'

Demar DeRozan's daughter blurting out "I love my daddy" in their press conference pic.twitter.com/IUk0pVPKk9 — Tanisha (@MsLightBright) May 2, 2016 How could anyone say kids at press conferences are a bad idea, when we get videos asShow More Summary

The Thunder need Kevin Durant to be the best player in the world to beat the Spurs

For the Thunder to have any shot after their Game 1 disaster, the former MVP needs to set the Spurs' blueprint on fire. Two years ago, Kevin Durant was the NBA MVP, unanimously considered one of the two best players in the world and well on his way to claiming his spot atop that list. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: The Heat's Game 7 win showed their future

The Heat saw Goran Dragic lead the way in their big Game 7 win against Charlotte, and with him, they see what should be coming in Miami very soon. The Heat have changed a lot over the past few years but in Game 6, they still relied on Dwyane Wade to deliver crucial buckets in crunch time to avoid elimination, like they have so many times in the past. Show More Summary

Norm Powell is history's greatest dinosaur

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning! Let's basketball. CLAWS OUT: The Raptors survived Game 7 to knock out the Pacers thanks to their top-flight bench. They'll take it! DeMar DeRozan scored 30, but needed 32 FGAs and 9 FTAs to get them. Show More Summary

DeAndre Jordan and Chandler Parsons' emoji beef is now officially over

#nohardfeelings A photo posted by ChandlerParsons (@chandlerparsons) on May 1, 2016 at 4:16pm PDT Can you believe that it's almost been a year since the Great Emoji Battle of the NBA Offseason? It's crazy to think that so much bad blood...Show More Summary

The Warriors' bench was distracted during a timeout by french fry coupons on a parachute

Timeouts are crucial for teams but they can be a little boring if you're a fan attending the game. That's why they have all those cool promotions to keep fans excited during the game whenever there's a lull. On Sunday, the Warriors decided to drop down coupons for free french fries with cute parachutes. Show More Summary

Blazers vs. Warriors 2016 final score: 3 things from Golden State's Game 1 win without Stephen Curry

The Warriors swept through to a blowout Game 1 win, showing that they'd be fine against Portland despite missing the league MVP. The only thing the Golden State Warriors needed from Stephen Curry in Game 1 against the Trail Blazers was his animated celebration whenever they forced yet another Portland timeout. Show More Summary

Hornets vs. Heat 2016 results: Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside power Miami to 106-73 win in Game 7

The Heat destroyed the Hornets thanks to a big third quarter and advanced to the Eastern conference semifinals. The Miami Heat are second round-bound. They blew out the Charlotte Hornets in Game 7 behind a fantastic third-quarter performance that allowed them to cruise to a 106-73 win. Show More Summary

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