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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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3hTom 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.

Highlights

Conley returns as Grizzlies even series (2:37)

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2hJoe 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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16hEthan 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.

TrueHoop TV

Sit Derrick Rose? (4:45)

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1dZach Lowe

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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1dMike Mazzeo

End of the line for D-Will in Brooklyn?

Is Deron Williams' tenure in Brooklyn over? The time may be right for a fresh start on both sides, Mike Mazzeo writes.

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Curry's plays of the year (2:34)

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Derrick Rose: 'My shoulder's all right' (0:39)

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Shumpert gave the Cavs 37 pts in 6 1/2 quarters in this series before heading to the locker room with an apparent groin injury.

Michael Wilbon @RealMikeWilbon

True enough, this is the most talented Rose/Noah Bulls team...Also true: the 2011 team played with greater toughness and intensity...

History on Cavs' side

Teams with at least a 19-point lead at halftime in playoff games are 197-2 in the shot-clock era. The two losses? The Grizzlies in 2012 (vs. Clippers) and the Nets in 2002 (vs. Celtics). Follow live

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Doc on Chris Paul: "He’s not moving well. It concerns me but we have a couple more days and we’ll see."

Bulls giving the game away?

Chicago had 10 turnovers in the first half, leading directly to 20 Cavaliers points -- and a 19-point Cleveland halftime lead. The Bulls have never won a playoff game that they trailed by more than 15 at the half.

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LeBron being more aggressive

LeBron James took 18 shots in the first half, his most in a single half in his playoff career. James was 7-of-10 on shots inside the paint.

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LeBron leading the way

After scoring just 19 points in Game 1, LeBron James has 22 points at halftime of Game 2. The Cavaliers lead 64-45, looking to even the series at 1-1. Follow live

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Chris Paul is officially out tonight. He's missing his second straight game after starting all 89 during the regular season and first round.

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Cardale Jones and some of Ohio State's players are on the floor hyping up the crowd. This place is rocking.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron is up to 20 pts after attacking the rim again for a dunk. Bulls timeout. Mike Miller greets Bron on the bench w/ a firm handshake.

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

If the Cavs are going to shoot close to 70% from 3 point land and about 60 percent from the field then let's just cut to Game 3 right now.

Getting the 'band back together

We're not saying the headband had anything to do with it, but LeBron James looked much more like his normal self in the first quarter, as the Cavs took a 38-18 lead. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Story going online now: ESPN sources say Chicago's Jimmy Butler will be named NBA's Most Improved Player later this week

Cavs blowing out Bulls early

The Bulls have outscored LeBron James and his headband by 2 points. Unfortunately for Chicago, James has teammates, and they've helped the Cavs take a 28-14 lead late in the first quarter. Follow live