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NBA mock draft: What if Lakers win lottery?

Should the Lakers take Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram if they get the No. 1 pick? And how does the rest of the top 10 shake out? Our Insiders run their latest mock draft, with L.A. on the clock.

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Kawhi Leonard guarding Russell Westbrook -- does it work? (2:19)
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Shelburne: Durant rejection would be heartbreaking for OKC fans (1:41)
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Raptors do enough right to win in OT

Toronto's stars struggled -- again. But as "ugly" as Game 2 may have been, victory in OT was made possible by Jonas Valanciunas, who came up big to help the Raptors get even with the Heat.

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Dragic's 3 sends game to OT (0:11)
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Bowen: Lowry can't put the team on his back (1:32)
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Conley: Grizzlies' season was tough (2:05)
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Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

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Stephen A.: I think Vogel got screwed over (1:35)
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Bird on hiring McHale: I wouldn't do that to Kevin (0:23)
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Nichols and Jackson differ on Vogel firing (2:02)
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Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade, writes Kevin Arnovitz: The San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

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#TBT: 17 things you patently missed that time Steph Curry dribbled Chris Paul into the floor (1:30)
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Did Hank Gathers' death impact Heat's decision on Bosh? (2:06)
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Shaq celebrates Northampton promotion

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal bellows his way through "We Are The Champions" to celebrate his favourite football team's promotion.

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ESPN in Snapchat Discover

Today's top stories and must-see moments are now live in ESPN on Snapchat Discover. What are you waiting for?

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Daugherty: Toronto should have lost Game 2

Brad Daugherty says the Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas needs to touch the basketball more following his Game 2 performance.

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J.R. Smith says open shots are boring

Cover him. Don't cover him. In these playoffs, Cleveland's streaky shooter has a hot hand regardless of defense. 'This is my shot'

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Le Batard: Bird saying Vogel begged to stay was mistake

Dan Le Batard thinks Pacers president Larry Bird was trying to explain that Frank Vogel really wanted to stay in Indiana, but "instead took his dignity."

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Top 10 NBA Mock Draft

If the Lakers win the draft lottery, should they take Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram? Top 10 revealed (Insider)

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Does Kawhi guarding Westbrook work?

David Thorpe goes next level on the Kawhi Leonard-Russell Westbrook matchup that could determine which team makes it to the Western Conference Finals.

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Parker is hoping the Spurs slow down their possessions somewhat against OKC tonight. The Spurs believed they rushed too many possessions in Game 2, which led to easy transition buckets for the Thunder.

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Steph Curry is OUT for Saturday's Game 3 vs Trail Blazers, Steve Kerr tells the Dan Patrick Show.

Cleveland is beast of East

The Cavaliers will take a 13-game winning streak in conference playoff games into Friday's Game 3 against the Hawks (ESPN/WatchESPN 7 p.m. ET). Elias Sports Bureau reports that's the fourth-longest such streak.

  • 16: 2000-02 Lakers
  • 14: 2003-04 Nets
  • 14: 1988-90 Lakers
  • 13: 2015-16 Cavaliers

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Mike & Mike stunned over Bird's rationale

After deciding to part ways with Frank Vogel, Pacers president Larry Bird said he thinks good coaches leave after three years. In response, Mike Greenberg said, "Be careful what you wish for."

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