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Playoff MVP race: LeBron or Kawhi so far?

The NBA's 10 most valuable postseason players include new stars and some of the game's greats. David Thorpe has the full rankings, including LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Dwyane Wade.

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Green far better than advertised

Draymond Green may never receive the "superstar" label, but he continues to show that he may be the NBA's best all-around player.

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Drake fired up after Raptors' 3-pointer (0:19)
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Henderson and Varejao ejected after tempers flare (1:09)
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Young fan crashes Hornets-Heat game (0:19)
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Larry Bird is the loneliest man in Toronto (0:21)
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Pippen surprises Jordan at halftime (0:21)
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How do the Raptors stack up against the Heat? (0:45)
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Thompson outscores the Blazers in the first quarter (0:51)
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Davis: Thompson's adjustment led to success (1:53)
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Paul George cruises to 360 slam (0:16)
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DeRozan draws contact, still makes shot (0:20)
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Will we see Curry in Game 3? (1:09)
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Heat pass emotional Game 7 test to advance

After staving off elimination in Charlotte, the Heat seized control of Game 7 in the second half and moved on to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 106-73 rout of the Hornets.

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POTUS: Kobe and a mic drop (0:20)
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Spurs drop 43 on Thunder in first quarter (1:44)
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Wilbon thinks Thunder have plenty of fight left in them (0:49)
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Aldridge puts on a shooting clinic (1:49)
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Walton: Had to take advantage of Lakers opportunity (1:41)

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Pippen and Jordan having a good ol' time

Scottie Pippen and his former teammate, Michael Jordan, were all smiles during halftime of the Hornets-Heat game in Miami.

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

NBA needs to somehow find a way to make it mandatory for everyone to participate. Would only help interest leading up to the NBA Draft.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Big question for NBA combine will be whether Ben Simmons & Brandon Ingram even show, and whether other projected lottery picks do anything.

Steph Curry optimistic for Game 3

Curry said he was "pretty optimistic" he could play Game 3 vs. the Trail Blazers, but Marc Stein thinks the Warriors could hold him out an extra game so he could get his rhythm back.

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Walton needs veteran voices around him

Herm Edwards says new Lakers coach Luke Walton should surround himself with veteran NBA coaches in order to gain more knowledge in his first head-coaching job.

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Highlight: Raptors take Game 7 vs. Pacers

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points to help the Raptors win their first playoff series since 2001. They will meet Miami in the next round.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One GM thinks Solomon Hill's value is 7-9 M per year this summer with increased cap. The small forward certainly increased the market for his services during the Pacers' first-round loss to Toronto. Hill averaged 7.7 points, 4 rebounds in the series & shot 58% from 3. He also had a net rating (points scored per 100 possessions-points allowed per 100 possessions while on the floor) of +8.7.

Klay outdoes Steph from long range

Klay Thompson's 21 3-pointers over his past three games broke Steph Curry's record (20) for 3-pointers over any three-game stretch in playoff history.

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Henderson vs. Varejao ends in ejection

The two had a very close encounter after Anderson Varejao tripped up Gerald Henderson, resulting in double technicals. More chirping later led to ejections for both.

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Young fan crashes Hornets-Heat game

A young fan came running on the court in the fourth quarter to hug Justise Winslow, much to the chagrin of Jeff Van Gundy.

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Raptors hit a 3, Drake gets pumped up

Patrick Patterson drained a 3-pointer at the top of key and got a rousing reaction from Drake.

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Curry: 'Pretty good' chance of playing Game 3

However, Steph Curry did add that his knee is "still painful."

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Paul George cruises to 360 slam

Paul George came up with the steal, dribbled downcourt and threw down a nice slam in the Pacers' loss to the Raptors.

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Thompson outscored Blazers in first quarter

Golden State's Klay Thompson got off to a hot start, scoring 18 points in the opening frame while the Trail Blazers tallied only 17.

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Klay Thompson channels Steph Curry

The Warriors guard proves he can drain long-range 3-pointers just like his ailing teammate.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors' Kyle Lowry on DeMar DeRozan shooting 32 shots tonight: "He emptied the clip tonight."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan: "We finally got the monkey off our back."