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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

DeAndre Ayton is the best basketball prospect on Earth. Only one school is recruiting him

There's already a circus around the gifted 7-footer, and his recruitment is just getting started. DeAndre Ayton had already thoroughly imposed his will at the second stop of Nike's EYBL tour on Sunday when he made a simple play thatShow More Summary

The Celtics' productive chaos finds an avatar in Marcus Smart

A master of defensive versatility and havoc creator extraordinaire, the 22-year-old guard embodies Boston's winning formula. BOSTON -- Paul Millsap was destroying the Celtics. One by one they had taken their turns guarding him, from Jonas Jerebko to Jae Crowder, with doses of Jared Sullinger and Amir Johnson thrown in for good measure. Show More Summary

The Rockets are exactly who we thought they were

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. KNEE DEEP: Stephen Curry slipped on sweat and hurt his knee right before halftime in Game 4. The game went to the break tied. Curry tried to warm up for the second half, but instead returned to the locker room, looking dejected. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: Stephen Curry and the curse of a playoff injury

Curry's right knee puts the Warriors' season in doubt, plus Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics winning a thriller over the Hawks and everything else from Sunday's NBA Playoff slate. Stephen Curry's first half in Game 4 was quiet, but that's not what mattered. Show More Summary

Lakers fire head coach Byron Scott, according to report

The Lakers are officially in the market for a new coach. After two seasons, Byron Scott's bumpy ride as Lakers head coach has come to an end. Scott was fired by the Lakers on Sunday night, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Scott,...Show More Summary

J.R. Smith may be in the huddle but his brain is somewhere else

The Cavaliers are one game away from a sweep and everyone is focused. Kyrie has been on fire and LeBron is even coaching. The only player not matching that intensity is J.R. Smith who seems to be confused about what's going on. Let's look inside the mind of a J.R. Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Rockets 2016 results: Golden State goes up 3-1 in Game 4 win, but Stephen Curry leaves early

Everyone is worried about Curry after he didn't play in the second half with a knee injury. The Warriors took a 3-1 lead in their first round series against the Rockets with a 121-94 win on Sunday, but all the attention lies on Stephen...Show More Summary

The Wild showed why scoring on your own net is not an ideal strategy when facing elimination

Another look at Dubnyk putting it in his own net — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 24, 2016 Game 6 was make or break for the Dallas Stars. After all, the team did blown the opportunity to clinch the series against the Wild in Game 5 by abandoning their game plan in overtime. Show More Summary

A courtside fan tried to pat Chris Paul on the back after he fell

There was a bit of a weird moment during Clippers vs. Trail Blazers on Saturday. In an effort to stop C.J. McCollum from capitalizing on his steal, Chris Paul fell past the out of bounds line and into the stands. Clippers staff ran by...Show More Summary

The lights went out during Spurs-Grizzlies

It didn't last as long as at the Super Bowl a couple years ago and it wasn't as fun to watch as when it happened to the Nuggets, but FedEx Forum lost power during Sunday's Spurs-Grizzlies game. Lights out in Memphis during 2nd qtr. Game...Show More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Pistons 2016: Time, TV schedule and how to live stream NBA playoffs

The Cavaliers can complete the sweep with another win in Detroit. The Cavaliers will look to close the series and advance to the second round with a win in Detroit on Sunday. A sweep wouldn't accurately reflect how close some of the games have been, but the best team in the East has always found ways to emerge victorious. Show More Summary

Steven Adams praises Enes Kanter's shooting by saying how well-endowed he is

Steven Adams continues to be a gem, especially when talking about his teammate Enes Kanter. First, he reacted to Kanter finishing third in the Sixth Man award by saying "work harder, mate." Then, after Oklahoma City beat Dallas on Saturday, he was asked about Kanter again, this time about what he thought about him shooting 12-for-13. Show More Summary

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

The Rockets took advantage of Stephen Curry's absence to get on the board. Now the Warriors have to win Game 4 if they hope to end the series quickly. After two uninspired games that ended in blowouts in Oakland, the Rockets came alive at home to beat the Warriors and get on the board in a series that was expected to end in a sweep. Show More Summary

The Trail Blazers reveal they don't listen to Taylor Swift that much

Taylor Swift is a massively popular artist, and chances are everyone's probably heard at least one Swift song in their lives -- "Blank Space," for example -- but cannot immediately identify that it's her. That was the case for the Trail...Show More Summary

Spurs vs. Grizzlies, NBA playoffs 2016: Time, TV schedule and live stream for Game 4

The Grizzlies will try to avoid the sweep in a series in which they are clearly outmatched. After two blowouts and a close Game 3, the Spurs are only one win away from sweeping the Grizzlies and advancing to the second round. The series has gone exactly as expected so far. Show More Summary

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