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39mKevin Arnovitz

How the Grizzlies' new play was born

We got an inside look at how a Grizzlies play went from sketch to on-court success.

12hTim MacMahon

Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

NBA commissioner Adam Silver expects the NBA to explore rule changes at upcoming meetings that would address rampant use of Hack-a-Shaq strategy that slows games and hurts entertainment value.

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19hZach Lowe

Lowe: Fear old-school Rose

The dynamic version of Derrick Rose has returned. And Bulls' opponents should be very afraid.

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1dDave McMenamin

J.R. Smith swishing shots of redemption

Cavs newcomer J.R. Smith set the tone before the ball was tipped in Game 3. His special flair is being embraced as endearing rather than dubious.

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The Michael Carter-Williams Project (5:00)

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Can YOU fix the NBA Draft?

The NBA draft could use some serious fixing. It's your turn to help.


Lowry & Raptors down and almost out

Kyle Lowry is playing through back and shin injuries and a cold, which has contributed to his 10-for-42 shooting as the Raptors are down 3-0 vs. Washington. “At the end of the day I’ve still got to go out there and play. That’s why we get paid to play.” Scene from losing locker room

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David Blatt on coaching big playoff games overseas: "I've been hit in the head by a few thrown objects in my day"

Aldridge taking after Z-Bo

Long before they faced each other in this year's playoffs, Zach Randolph paved the way for LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland. Aldridge: "People always called me 'soft,' but Z-Bo never did. In practice, I would go at it. I wasn't strong enough to bang, but I would bang with him as much as I could." A shared history

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OTD: Jordan wins another scoring title

On this date 22 years ago, Michael Jordan captured his seventh straight NBA scoring title (32.6 PPG), tying Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record. Jordan also led the league in steals (2.8 SPG) that season.

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Happy birthday, Tim Duncan!

Despite tying his career playoff low with 4 points Friday night, Tim Duncan should be having a happy 39th birthday today with his Spurs leading the Clippers in the series 2-1.

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Lack of depth dooms Clippers

ESPNLA's Arash Markazi: "There were many reasons why the Spurs blew out the Clippers 100-73 on Friday to take a 2-1 series lead. The Clippers' lack of depth may not be the one that grabs the headlines, but it's why the Clippers' postseason was always destined to fall short of expectations."

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The Truth is clutch. Paul Pierce scored only 2 pts in 1st half vs Raptors, but put up 16 Pts in 2nd half, 8 of them in final 2 minutes.

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Kings taking on extra $$ to move three spots DOWN in Kawhi draft and pick Jimmer 10th remains maybe most inexplicable trade in last decade

Leonard, Spurs slam Clippers

Newly-crowned Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard showed off his skills on offense in the Spurs' 27-point Game 3 win over the Clippers. He scored a career-high 32 points, none more impressive than this must-see slam.


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Crazy Stat of Day: Rockets have 359 Pts in their first 3 games of series, most by one team in its first 3 playoff games since 1993-94 Suns.

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And Houston, with 359 points so far against Dallas, sports highest total for any NBA team in its first three playoff games since '93-94 Suns

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Clippers, meanwhile, will have to make franchise history to topple Spurs & see Round 2. They've never won a series after falling behind 2-1

Rockets, Mavs shoot the lights out

Friday's high-scoring affair between the Rockets and Mavs saw Dwight Howard tie a Houston playoff record with 26 boards and James Harden (42) and Monta Ellis (34) hit playoff career highs in points.


Heat bothered by NBA clinic in Cuba

Commissioner Adam Silver said it was a mistake not to first consult the Heat regarding the clinic: "[T]hey were miffed. ... Our bad. We made a mistake. ... A rookie error on my part." There's sensitivity involving Cuba in South Florida, which has a large Cuban population.

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