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The Michael Carter-Williams Project (5:00)

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Roster Reload: Celtics

Kevin Pelton looks at how the Boston Celtics could reload their roster for 2015-16, noting the team has a lot of good young players returning and some cap space to work with.


Playoff buzzer-beaters

Check out the past four NBA playoff game-winning buzzer-beaters, including ones from LeBron James when he was a member of the Miami Heat and Bucks' Jerryd Bayless' winner against the Bulls.

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Battle of hairstyles (0:25)

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#NBAFrontOffice: Thunder's next steps

ESPN.com's NBA Front Office convenes to discuss the firing of Scott Brooks by the Oklahoma City Thunder. What is the way forward for OKC, and what type of replacement should they target?


It's going down for real

And by "it", we mean "everything." The Wizards have made a trio of 3-pointers to open the 3rd quarter, extending their lead to 22 points. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Wizards lead Raptors 66-50 at half, trying to complete a sweep-- Wizards shot 54% in first half, had 22 free throw attempts to Raptors' 7

Ball movement leading Wizards at half

The Raptors know that they're eliminated with a loss, right? Washington has 16 assists on 21 field goals, and if it weren't for 13 points off the bench from Lou Williams for Toronto, the Raptors would be in even worse shape than they are. The Wizards lead 66-50 at the half. Follow live

david b. thorpe @coachthorpe

John Wall's fire is becoming my favorite thing to watch this postseason. Reminds me of Magic inspiring Byron Scott to play more aggressively

Clippers' Ekpe Udoh is always polite

After Matt Barnes spit on the court, teammate Ekpe Udoh grabbed a towel and cleaned up the mess. What else would you expect from an NBA player who hosts a book club on Twitter?


J.A. Adande @jadande

Only thing worse for TOR than Pierce daggering them out of the playoffs would be him cackling on the bench in a sweep-completing blowout

Game 4 could be Aldridge's last as Blazer

With Portland on the verge of playoff elimination, LaMarcus Aldridge's free agency status is on the horizon. But Damian Lillard isn't concerned: “I don’t have any reason to believe why he wouldn’t be back here." Teammates aware

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Raptors have a Sixers-like quality

The Wizards shot 71.4 percent in the first quarter, Washington's second best shooting performance in an opening frame this season. Only the 76ers allowed the Wizards a hotter first this season (77.8 percent shooting on Apr. 8).

Wizards starters start hot

The Wizards didn't get a single point from their bench in the first quarter, but they're probably just fine with that after a 36-point outburst from the starters in the frame. Washington scored 13 points in transition and leads Toronto by 14. Follow live

A no-good, very bad series for Kyle Lowry

Forget assist-to-turnover ratio; Lowry is struggling with his assist-to-fouls ratio against the Wizards. So far in the series, Lowry has 16 personal fouls and just 15 assists.

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Bad start for Lowry

Kyle Lowry picked up two personal fouls in less than six minutes in the first quarter, but he waved off coach Dwane Casey and stayed in the game. Then he exacerbated the situation with a technical as the Raptors called timeout. The Wizards lead by 6 and are already in the bonus. Follow live


NBA Official @NBAOfficial

Explanation: 9:59/Q1: Common foul on Nene. After review for player altercation no additional penalties were assessed.

Clippers show Spurs are mortal

Chris Paul scored 34 points to help the Clippers even their series against the Spurs at 2-2. "We're not that good," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "and they're not what you saw [Friday] without a doubt."