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Thunder keeping Game 2 competitive

Oklahoma City started strong in Game 2 and leads San Antonio. But what was once a double-digit lead had strunk to three at halftime.

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Stephen A.: Heat are automatic title contenders with Durant (1:55)
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James throws down the huge flush (0:18)
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Cavaliers close out Game 1 win over Hawks

Cleveland let an 18-point lead disappear in Game 1 of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Atlanta but finished strong Monday night behind LeBron James (25 points, nine assists, seven rebounds) to remain unbeaten in this year's playoffs.

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LeBron shrugs at Hawks' lack of defense (0:15)
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Kevin Durant is the NBA's next villain (2:15)
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Le Batard: Bosh situation 'super unusual' (1:43)
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Windhorst: LeBron's "Space Jam" plans for down the road (0:40)
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LeBron's pinpoints this pass to Jefferson for the dunk (0:18)
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Henderson and Varejao ejected after tempers flare (1:09)
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Green far better than advertised

Draymond Green may never receive the "superstar" label, but he continues to show that he may be the NBA's best all-around player.

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Stephen A: Thunder need to step up on defense (2:46)
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Haywood: No Steph, no problem for Klay (0:45)
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Young fan crashes Hornets-Heat game (0:19)
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Skip relates Thunder to '85 Lakers, Stephen A. goes off (1:35)
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Jemele is not getting too hyped over the Raptors (1:42)
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Larry Bird is the loneliest man in Toronto (0:21)
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Drake fired up after Raptors' 3-pointer (0:19)
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Pippen surprises Jordan at halftime (0:21)
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How do the Raptors stack up against the Heat? (0:45)
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Thompson outscores the Blazers in the first quarter (0:51)
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Paul George cruises to 360 slam (0:16)
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DeRozan draws contact, still makes shot (0:20)
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Will we see Curry in Game 3? (1:09)
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Heat pass emotional Game 7 test to advance

After staving off elimination in Charlotte, the Heat seized control of Game 7 in the second half and moved on to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 106-73 rout of the Hornets.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Kyle Korver being held to one shot attempt: "We have a scouting report and we followed that scouting report for 48 minutes"

Scott glides to rim off Schroder's dish

Dennis Schroder's no-look pass gave Mike Scott a wide-open lane to the bucket.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Current Kings assistant coach Corliss Williamson, I'm told, will also receive a formal interview for Sacramento's vacancy.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sacramento will interview Mark Jackson and Jeff Hornacek this week in addition to David Blatt and Patrick Ewing, according to league sources

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

The San Antonio Spurs weathered the early storm brought on by the Thunder, which led by as many as 13 points in the first quarter. The Spurs head into intermission trailing (56-53). LaMarcus Aldridge has been unreal, connecting on 9 of 11 for 22 points. Aldridge is 7 of 8 for 16 points when posting up, hitting 73.5 percent on such shots thus far in the playoffs.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder showed a positive response to a second quarter Spurs run to bounce back and lead 56-53 at half. Westbrook ran the show with 18 and 7 assists, with Durant shaking loose for 13. The Thunder talked about showing resolve. It'll be a long second half, but they've at least shown they can hang with the Spurs.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Once up 88-87 with 4:28 to go, Atlanta missed six straight shots, turned the ball over three times and surrendered two key offensive rebounds before scoring a meaningless basket in final 18 seconds. Hawks blew a chance to put pressure on Cavs, coming off eight-day layoff.

James throws down the huge flush

Good defense led to great offense as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving ran the give-and-go to perfection.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs have the depth and versatility on the roster that Pop has an answer for just about anything an opponent throws at his squad.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Thunder led 29-21 after a quarter, a 31-point turnaround from Game 1. But the Spurs open with back-to-back 3s to start the second quarter and suddenly that very good first quarter is nearly wiped out.