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Windhorst: LeBron is a road warrior

Winning on the road in the postseason is a daunting task, but LeBron James' teams have made a habit of it the past five seasons.

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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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The Hawks can play a lot better (6:21)

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Jimmy Butler Joins SportsNation (1:13)
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Will the Derrick Rose of old return?

Derrick Rose is optimistic about his health after playing throughout this past postseason and says he's ready to push his body harder than ever.

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Advantage Curry (0:37)

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Behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Lottery (1:49)

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Dellavedova takes Irving's place

With Kyrie Irving out for Game 2 with left knee tendinitis, Matthew Dellavedova will get the start for the Cavs. Dellavedova is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 assists in 18.8 minutes per game in the postseason, and 65.3 percent of all of his shots have been 3-pointers. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET

Kobe's Laker longevity nearly unrivaled

If 2015-16 is Kobe Bryant's last season with L.A., it would complete a 20-year stint for the Black Mamba with the Lakers. That would be the longest tenure for a player to have with a franchise in NBA history.

Blatt: Not 'better or worse' on Irving

Cavaliers coach David Blatt on Kyrie Irving's knee injury and the decision to sit him for Game 2: "I can't say it's better or worse, I can just tell you that the medical staff made a decision that it was better to hold him out."

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Kyrie Irving ruled out for Game 2 (left knee). Cavs had net efficiency of +6.5 with him on court this season, -2.8 with him off.

Warriors, Rockets planes grounded

A computer glitch grounded both team planes this morning, but the Rockets' official Twitter account announced the team is home safely. No word yet from the Warriors, however.

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Lakers ready to 'turn the page'

Los Angeles might be ready to move on, but would Kobe Bryant consider playing elsewhere? Baxter Holmes can't imagine it: "He can't envision playing with any other team, wearing any other jersey than the purple and gold."

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Irving officially out for Game 2

The Cavaliers have ruled out PG Kyrie Irving for tonight's game against the Hawks. Irving was diagnosed earlier in the day with tendinitis in his left knee. Game 2 tips at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

Coach Bud: "DeMarre is a game-time decision." Media: "But it's almost game time." Coach Bud: "Then it's almost time to make a decision."

Utah Jazz @utahjazz

[2/2] Hayward is expected to resume full basketball activity early this summer.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Is Game 2 a must-win for the Hawks? Only 4 teams in NBA playoff history have come back to win a series after losing the 1st 2 games at home.

Knicks hope for a little West Coast help

Things didn't exactly go New York's way in the draft lottery. But if the Lakers, who reportedly aren't "locked in" to a big man, don't pick Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 2 in the draft, is the door open for the Knicks? Sixers could thwart plans

Getting ready for Game 2 with a look back

Counting the minutes until the Hawks and Cavs tip off in Atlanta? Take an all-access look at the exciting Eastern Conference finals Game 1 and watch J.R. Smith catch fire as the Hawks tried to battle the flames.

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The two faces of J.R. Smith

Maybe Smith's suspension was a blessing for the Cavs. Before the discipline, Smith averaged 9.8 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Since, he's pouring in 15.8 points per game and shooting a blistering 51.3 percent -- on 3-pointers, that is. (Via Dave McMenamin)

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Kobe's final season with Lakers?

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says he hasn't had discussions with Kobe Bryant about playing with L.A. beyond this season, which is the last on his contract. Bryant will be 37 when the season begins and played just 35 games last season. Kobe's uncertain future

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