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Watch: Clippers at Spurs on ABC
The Spurs are looking to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the Clippers, as teams taking that lead go on to win the series 96.4% of the time. The Clippers have never come back from a 2-1 deficit in playoff history, going 0-for-5. Basically, if the Clips want a chance at this series, they need a W today. Live on ABC/WatchESPN
J.R. Smith ejected for smacking Crowder
Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith received a flagrant 2 for his backhanded swipe on Celtics forward Jae Crowder and was ejected in the third quarter.
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Duncan movin' on up
Game 4 of the Spurs-Clippers series will be Tim Duncan's 238th career playoff game, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for 3rd-most all-time (Derek Fisher 259, Robert Horry 244).
James, Irving carrying Cavs
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are shooting a combined 5-of-7 from the field for 11 points in the fourth quarter. No other Cav has scored on 0-for-3 shooting. Watch live
Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless
LeBron more of a scorer without Love
With Kevin Love on the bench this season, LeBron James scored 7 more points on 6 more field goal attempts per 36 minutes compared to when Love was on the court. LeBron shot a lower percentage with Love on the bench but got to the free throw line more often.
End of 3Q: Cavs 70, Celtics 61
After J.R. Smith was ejected for a flagrant 2 early in the 3rd quarter, the Celtics charged back to outscore the Cavs 25-13 and pulled within 9 points entering the final frame. Isaiah Thomas, who failed to make a field goal in the first half, scored 11 points in the quarter. Watch live
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
No Kevin Love, J.R. Smith?
The Cavs could potentially lose Kevin Love (injury) and J.R. Smith (suspension) for a period of time this postseason. Entering today, the two ranked third and fourth in minutes played and points scored for the Cavaliers this postseason.
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
No Love = Big blow for Cavs
The Cavs outscored teams by 6.6 points per 100 possessions with Kevin Love on the court during the regular season, which would be tied for 3rd with the Spurs if they were to put up those numbers for the whole year. They were outscored by 1.5 per 100 with Love on the bench.
Bass slams a putback dunk
Celtics G Isaiah Thomas missed one of his five 3-pointers, but Brandon Bass was in the right place at the right time to throw down a one-handed jam against the Cavs.
Crowder (knee) exits, J.R. ejected
Jae Crowder sprained his left knee after taking a blow to the face from J.R. Smith and falling awkwardly on his leg. Smith was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game. Two years ago to the day, Smith was suspended for an altercation against the Celtics in Game 3 of the playoffs.
Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg
Celtics say Jae Crowder has suffered a left knee sprain and will not return.
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Thinking way outside the box: If J.R. Smith is going to get suspended a game, the Cavs are better off having it be Game 5 of this series.
James agressive in the lane
LeBron drove 14 times in the 1st half today. He averaged 10 drives per game in the first three games of the series. (via ESPN Stats & Info) Watch Live
J.R. Smith is ejected for flagrant-2 foul on Jae Crowder.
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Now J.R. Smith catches Crowder with a hand to the face. He's called for a flagrant-2 foul and is ejected. Jae has to be helped off the court