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The Spurs expect dominance

San Antonio commanded Game 1 from the opening tip, but their post-game demeanor reflected what makes this franchise different. SAN ANTONIO -- As the final seconds of the first quarter ticked down to zero, Patty Mills lined up a wide-open three-pointer from the left corner. Show More Summary

The Clippers are truly cursed

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. RESOLUTION: We had three Game 6s on Friday. Only one of the series ended: the Blazers edged the Clippers thanks to big games from their stud guards Damian Lillard and C.J. Show More Summary

Landing Luke Walton is a good omen for the Lakers' summer dreams

The fact that the Lakers were able to quickly snag an in-demand coach bodes well for their hopes of snagging in-demand free-agent talent in the future. The idea that Luke Walton would become the next head coach of the L.A. Lakers has been an obvious one for months. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade and Kemba Walker turned the NBA Playoffs into a beautiful game of 1-on-1

Dwyane Wade and Kemba Walker went head-to-head Friday night, with both teams shutting up and getting the ball in the hands of their star. After some ups and downs for both players, both are once again in their zone. It was glorious Game 6 of the Miami-Charlotte series turned into a battle of clutch legends. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: The Raptors will be fighting old demons in Game 7

Toronto fans know what everyone else is thinking about, but now they must come to that reality. The memories are all coming back now. Toronto led 3-2 in the series, only needing to close one game... and they couldn't. Kyle Lowry splits two defenders, somehow keeping the ball and rising up for a potentially game-winning shot in Game 7... Show More Summary

Enes Kanter and Dion Waiters are the unlikely keys to the Thunder upsetting the Spurs

The Thunder will need the two notoriously-flawed players to be at their best in order to find the edge they need to beat a great San Antonio team. Buckle up. The playoffs will give us its first great matchup when the Thunder and the Spurs clash beginning Saturday night. Show More Summary

The Pacers need Paul George way too much, and somehow they need him even more

The Pacers are asking so much of Paul George because the rest of their team doesn't measure up. And yet, they somehow need him to do more. In Game 5 against the Raptors, Paul George scored 39 points on 19 shots and notched eight assists, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals while playing 41 minutes. Show More Summary

Clippers vs. Blazers 2016: Time, TV schedule and how to live stream NBA playoffs

The Trail Blazers have a chance to put the Clippers away for good. The Trail Blazers likely didn't think they'd be in this position at the start of the playoffs, but injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have allowed them to get one win away from the second round. Show More Summary

Shaq and Charles Barkley wrestled and somehow nobody died

@shaq and charles Barkley in here bout to break all this good ikea furniture #LifeInTheStudio #DidYallSeeShaqShoeFlyOff!!!!!!!!!! #WhatAreThoooooooooooose!!!!!!! A video posted by Jarrett Jack (@jarrettjack03) on Apr 28, 2016 at 7:06pm PDT The size differential here is unfair. Show More Summary

Clippers vs. Trail Blazers, NBA playoff 2016 odds: Portland a double-digit Game 6 favorite

The Portland Trail Blazers can wrap up their series against the injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers with a win in Game 6 on Friday night. With a 3-0 straight up and against the spread record over the last three games of the postseason, the Portland Trail Blazers have surged ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers in their best-of-seven series. Show More Summary

Tim Duncan is so nice he can trick young players into not guarding him

Steven Adams' interviews continue to be one of the best things about the 2016 NBA playoffs. On Thursday, Adams was asked about what he thought of Tim Duncan, and what Duncan boils down to, according to Adams, is that he's a nice guy,...Show More Summary

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

After three straight losses, the Heat will fight for their playoff lives in Charlotte. The Hornets have put together a fantastic stretch just at the right time. They strung together three wins to come back from a 0-2 deficit in the series...Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: The Celtics' shooting, not star power, was exposed in series loss

Atlanta beat up Boston by ignoring their shooters, who proved they just couldn't make enough shots to win. Avery Bradley was the Jenga piece that sent the Boston Celtics' tower tumbling. On Thursday, the Celtics' season ended in a 104-92...Show More Summary

Everyone loves Enes Kanter's kebabs

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. #EVENTHEHAWKS: Atlanta took care of business in Game 6, beating the Celtics 104-92 on a solid team effort. The Hawks move on to face Cleveland beginning on Monday. Show More Summary

Baron Davis discusses how the Drew League forever changed inner city Los Angeles

The former NBA All-Star joined us to talk about his new documentary on the rise and greater social impact of the Drew League, one of the country's largest grassroots basketball institutions. In this special edition of the podcast, we...Show More Summary

The Hornets are challenging conventional wisdom by beating the Heat with depth

The Hornets' depth has allowed them to make the necessary adjustments to beat the Heat. Depth is typically considered a regular season luxury, not a postseason necessity. Rotations shorten once the playoffs roll around and star players see their minutes climb, relegating teammates to the deep bench. Show More Summary

Hawks vs. Celtics, NBA playoff 2016 odds: Atlanta Game 6 favorite on road at Boston

The Atlanta Hawks will try to pick up the first road win in this series on Thursday night in Boston as small betting favorites at the sportsbooks. The Atlanta Hawks are 0-5 straight up and against the spread in their last five games on the road. Show More Summary

Good riddance, Rockets

The Rockets' train-wreck season that nobody expected or enjoyed is finally over. What lessons should we take from it? The Houston Rockets just wrapped up one of the most embarrassing playoff performances in memory. Three of Houston's four losses were by at least 26 points. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: Rockets wave the white flag as Warriors finish off series

Houston's season-ending butt-kicking and a monster road win for Charlotte highlight the action from Wednesday night in the NBA playoffs. The Houston Rockets claimed they were ready for Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors, but their effort told a much different story in a 114-81 loss that closes the book on their season. Show More Summary

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

The Hawks can close the series with a win in Boston. The Hawks are one victory away from advancing to the second round. They won a pivotal Game 5 at home and will now look to take the last step by beating the Celtics in Boston. After four close games, Atlanta was the first of the two teams to get a blowout. Show More Summary

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