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The NBA really is a 'make or miss league'

What wins in the NBA? Kevin Pelton shows how much luck is at the heart of the game, soliciting ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy for his expertise.

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LeBron 'always wanted' to play against Wade in playoffs (0:43)
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Penn: Cavs' 3-point prowess the answer to Golden State (2:05)
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11 things you undeniably missed when Kyle Lowry dropped that halfcourt buzzer-beater (1:19)
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Kyle Lowry is the last one to leave the gym (0:28)
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What was the key to Warriors' comeback? (1:03)
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Lowry's half-court heave forces OT, Toronto erupts (0:29)
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Green rattles the rim on forceful slam (0:15)
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Thompson's splash gives Warriors first lead of the game (0:21)
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Wade capitalizes on DeRozan's turnover (0:32)
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Green: Klay is an animal (1:22)
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1 Big Thing: Spurs-Thunder ending complete in its failings (2:16)
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Thunder win on bizarre final sequence (0:59)
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Metta World Peace shares thoughts on Kobe's farewell tour (1:19)
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Spurs react to wild, controversial Game 2 finish (1:39)
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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Thompson demoralizing Hawks on glass ... again

Offense isn't Tristan Thompson's calling card. But just as he did in last season's playoffs against the Hawks, he is giving the Cavaliers extra offensive possessions with his rebounding.

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Metta World Peace recounts Russell-Young incident (1:55)
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Windhorst: LeBron's "Space Jam" plans for down the road (0:40)

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey on LeBron James already talking about facing Miami: "Our guys should take offense to that and take it to heart."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry on Heat not contesting his shots: "I would too if I were them."

J.A. Adande @jadande

Draymond Green discussions really bring out the dumb in people. Just watch how he impacts games and stop trying so hard to be contrarian.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry continues to say there is nothing wrong with him physically or his shot mechanically. "It's all me."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry joked: "I look at being the worst playoff shooter ever as an award."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors PG Kyle Lowry got off the court at 1:15 a.m.

What happened when you weren't watching

Here are 11 things you undeniably missed when Kyle Lowry dropped that half-court buzzer-beater in Game 1 against the Heat.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams trying to sort out the final 13 seconds of Game 2, including the fan grabbing his arm:

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Twellman: He's Kevin Durant, why does he have to lie?

Jemele Hill, Taylor Twellman and Reese Waters share their thoughts on Thunder forward Kevin Durant admitting to lying about his height (7 feet to the women, 6-9 in basketball).

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SportsCenter @sportscenter

Even with his buzzer-beater, Kyle Lowry didn't have his best game. The solution? Be the last one in the gym.

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