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Chad Ford

Ford: My optimal draft for every NBA team

Chad Ford plays GM for all 30 NBA teams, making his "Grade A" picks -- picks that would earn a team an A -- for both rounds of the 2015 NBA draft.

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6hTom Haberstroh

Introducing 'Iso LeBron'

LeBron is averaging twice as many isolation plays as he did last postseason, and it's hurting King James and the Cavs, writes Tom Haberstroh.

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LeBron, Cavs cruise past Bulls to even series (1:30)

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6hJoe Kaiser

NBA tip sheet for FanDuel: May 6

Joe Kaiser offers up the best options for those playing FanDuel's NBA games on May 6.

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20hEthan Sherwood Strauss

When shooting stars grow dim

The Warriors believe they were too emotional during the Game 2 loss, sunk by a poor shooting night in the face of a tough Memphis defense.

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Sit Derrick Rose? (4:45)

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How NBA's playoff casualties will spend for future

With the first round over, eight more teams can turn their attention toward the offseason transaction bonanza -- and the unprecedented climate of uncertainty around it.

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Playoff flashback: Nick Anderson strips MJ (0:20)

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Rockets living at the line

The Rockets have attempted 54 free throws, the 7th game this season in which a team has attempted at least 50 FTs (Rockets have 4 of 7 such games) and tied for the most this year. Follow live

Rockets taking off

After a delay to start the quarter (thanks to broken shot clocks), the Rockets have caught fire. They're on a 10-3 run to start the 4th quarter, taking a 93-88 lead with 9:45 left. Follow live

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Houston takes the lead on that Ariza three-pointer. Rockets 90, Clippers 88 with 10:04 left in the 4th quarter.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Joey Crawford is teaching the scorers table how to count down from 10. He asks, "when they gonna gonna come fix this, next week?"

Rockets getting to stripe

The Rockets have attempted 46 free throws through 3 quarters. That's the most by any team for an entire playoff game since May 18, 2013. Houston's team record for a playoff game is 48, which is likely to be broken tonight. Follow live

Clippers clinging to lead

The Rockets outscored the Clippers 27-20 in the 3rd quarter, cutting what was once a 13-point lead down to 2 heading into the 4th quarter. Blake Griffin has a game-high 30 points for Los Angeles. Follow live

Shaq takes a tumble

Can you get fined for flopping when it happens in the studio? Shaquille O'Neal probably hopes not, after he took an epic spill during TNT's halftime show Wednesday night.

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Rose not getting to line

Derrick Rose has driven to the paint 18 times this series, but has yet to attempt a free throw. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said after Chicago's Game 2 loss: "It looks like there's a lot of contact to me. But obviously others don't see it that way."

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Rockets pushing back

Houston is on a 10-2 run, cutting the Clippers' lead to 6 and forcing Doc Rivers to call a timeout with 7:35 left in the 3rd quarter. Dwight Howard has 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets. Follow live

Because there are stats for everything...

LeBron James scored 33 points in Game 2 and is now averaging 26.3 PPG while wearing a headband this season. He averaged just 23. 1 PPG during his headband-less games.

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

The last player to average at least 24 points, 13 rebounds & 8 assists in the playoffs as Blake Griffin is doing is Oscar Robertson in 1963.

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Blake Griffin has been the best all-around player in the playoffs. First in rebounds, third in assists and fifth in points.