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What's next for Spurs?

Will Pop and the Spurs' core be back for another title run? Marc Stein examines five burning questions for San Antonio in the wake of its first-round exit.

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Stephen Curry's SportsCenter conversation (2:22)
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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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NBA top three plays of the night (0:45)

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Western Conference mini-movie week two (2:17)
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Grit and grind in need of guidance from Conley

The Grizzlies sorely miss the decision-making of Mike Conley and if their leader doesn't make a quick recovery, they could be in for a short series.

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Milwaukee's best may be yet to come

After exceeding expectations this season, the future looks even brighter for Jason Kidd and the Bucks.

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Bear witness to Steph Curry (1:06)

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Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty

Hall of Fame NBA player Isiah Thomas has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Thomas will also have part ownership of the team.

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Rose better with rest

The Bulls' three days of rest prior to Game 1 against the Cavaliers helped Derrick Rose. He is markedly better with at least two days off between games this postseason.

ICYMI: Griffin's triple-double powers Clips

Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin collected 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double. lifting the Chris Paul-less Clippers to a 117-101 victory over Houston in Game 1.

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Griffin has back-to-back triple-doubles

Blake Griffin is the first player to do that in the playoffs since Jason Kidd in 2002 and he's only the 3rd non-guard to do it in NBA history.

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Clippers: tied NBA playoff record for three-pointers in a half, hitting 11 of 16 in the 2nd half (last with 11- 2011 Mavericks)

Curry's plus-minus through the roof

Steph Curry's 2014-15 season is mirroring LeBron James' 2008-09 season, though Curry probably hopes the ending plays out a bit differently.

Bulls vs. LeBron in the playoffs

With the Bulls taking Game 1 of the series, it marks the third straight time they've beaten a LeBron James team in a series opener. The bad news? Each of the previous 2 instances, the Bulls lost in 5 games.

Steph Curry talks with SportsCenter

Said the NBA MVP: "I'm proud of this moment ... but if we fall short of anything other than the ultimate goal of winning a championship, we're going to be very disappointed."

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Crazy Stat of Day: LeBron James has played 85 career home playoff games. Monday was the first time his team didn't take a lead at any point.

NBA top plays of Monday night

Cavs PG Kyrie Irving showed off his ball-handling skills in two of the best plays of the night vs. the Bulls -- specifically vs. Pau Gasol -- but the Bulls still managed to come away with the Game 1 win.

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No Chris Paul? Blake Griffin's got it. The Clippers F puts up a triple double as L.A. beats the Rockets, 117-101.

Pau holds on to the ball

With 21 points, 10 rebounds and zero turnovers Monday, Pau Gasol became just the third Bulls player in the last 30 years to have at least 20 points and 10 rebounds without turning the ball over in a playoff game.

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NBA draft to be held in Brooklyn

June's draft will be at the Barclays Center for the third straight season, according to the New York Post. The Nets have pick Nos. 29 and 41, while the Knicks will pick in the top 5 and have a chance to claim the top spot.