Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
Surprise is not that Love has been ruled out for the whole second round. Surprise is that the ruling out happened so fast
Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle
Cavs: Love out for second round
Kevin Love's shoulder injury has officially been diagnosed as "an acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with the corresponding ligament/labrum tearing and humeral head bone bruising." He is out for the entire second round, and his status will be updated in a few days.
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Cavs have ruled out Kevin Love for the conference semifinals.
Pippen: Curry might be 'toughest' cover
Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen hosted a Twitter Q&A today, and he was asked which current NBA player he'd like to guard: "I'd say LeBron, but I think Steph Curry might be the toughest player to guard in the league."
Butler emerging as Bulls' leader
Jimmy Butler is averaging 28.3 PPG in the playoffs against the Bucks. That would be the most in a first-round series by any Bulls player not named Michael Jordan.
Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks
Nets coach provides keen insight on Jack
Brooklyn's Lionel Hollins has a wry sense of humor, and Nets guard Jarrett Jack is his latest target. Asked about Jack's play in the Nets' Game 3 win, Hollins quipped, "He made plays for other people. Usually, he just shoots the ball."
Lowry not exactly praising coach Casey
At Toronto's season wrap-up news conference, PG Kyle Lowry was asked about coach Dwane Casey's future with the Raptors: "I respect Casey as a man. ... At the end of the day, like I said, it’s not my choice, it’s not my decision. ... if he's the coach, I'm a player."
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Grizzlies-Blazers Game 4 tonight: Blazers: 7 straight losses dating to reg. season BPI gives Blazers 61% chance to avoid sweep
Raptors PG: We need more trash talk
After the Raptors were swept by Paul Pierce and the Wizards in the first round, Greivis Vasquez thinks trash talk like Pierce's is exactly what Toronto needs: "We don't have that. We're all good guys that just don't want to [trash talk]."