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  • Summer agenda: Chicago Bulls

    With the right plan in place, Jimmy Butler and the Bulls could return to the playoffs.

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  • LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1

    Rusty, rested or reeling, LeBron James and the Cavaliers find a way to beat the Hawks in the playoffs every time. James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and Cleveland withstood a strong second-half surge by Atlanta to maintain its chokehold on the Hawks with a 104-93 victory Monday night in…

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  • The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick: Jamal Crawford

    The three-time Sixth Man of the Year talks openly after being eliminated from the playoffs.

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    Jefferson Responds to Barkely

    The Cavaliers' Richard Jefferson responds to Charles Barkley's comments from last week.
  • Australia to host Basketball without Borders camp in June

    (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association said on Monday its Basketball without Borders camp will be held in Australia for the first time later this year. The basketball development camp, run jointly with FIBA, basketball's world governing body, will be held June 23-26 at Dandenong Basketball…

  • Oklahoma City still embarrassed by lopsided loss

    The Oklahoma City Thunder were still embarrassed, shocked, frustrated and angry the morning after a horrendous loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their series opener. ''All the negative ones you can think of,'' Oklahoma City center Stephen Adams said of the collective mood. Oklahoma City must play a…

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  • Lakers should target LeBron, Durant - Magic Johnson

    Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has urged the struggling NBA franchise to target LeBron James and Kevin Durant as they attempt to bounce back from the worst season in their history. The Lakers crashed to a 17-65 losing record this season, the second year in a row they have suffered 60…

  • Warriors determined to set defensive tone again in Game 2

    Andrew Bogut has taken to publicly calling himself unflattering names. Such was his mood Monday when someone inquired about the Golden State center often appearing mean and nasty. As long as Bogut and the defending champion Warriors keep playing the kind of defense that has helped them set the tone…

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  • NBA-DeRozan, Raptors shoot past Pacers in Game 7

    Dwane Casey read the reviews of the Toronto Raptors' decisive Game 6 loss to the Indiana Pacers. "I think everybody wrote us off and gave us up for dead," Casey said. "I love that because I thought our guys used it as motivation." DeMar DeRozan, who had struggled in the playoffs, took matters into…

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  • Maxwell to Felger: ‘Stop dreaming’ about Celtics moves

    Mike Felger and Cedric Maxwell discuss different options the Celtics can look at in the offseason, includes trading for Jimmy Butler and signing Kevin Durant.

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  • Rivers: Clippers will not trade Paul, Griffin or Jordan

    Doc Rivers said Monday that he would not break up the Los Angeles Clippers' big three of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan during the offseason - regardless of any trade offers that may arise. ''I like our core and I like our bench, which was really good this year,'' Rivers said three…

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  • Heat off to the second round, and Deng a big reason why

    Luol Deng's role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break. Deng was one of many heroes for the Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. It could be argued that…

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  • Capsule preview of the Heat-Raptors second-round series

    A look at the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors that begins Tuesday (with regular-season and playoff records):

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  • Timberwolves' Tom Thibodeau appreciative of time with Bulls

    There's likely a lot Tom Thibodeau would love to get off his chest. Thibodeau, who was hired by the Timberwolves in April as head coach and president of basketball operations, said he was appreciative of his five seasons with the Bulls. "I know what the Bulls mean to this city and I know how the…

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  • Rewind: Draymond's amped-up echo of Kerr fuels Game 1 win

    OAKLAND Sensing the troops needed to unite ever more tightly in the absence of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green held court. Greens message was simple, an amped-up echo of that put forth earlier by coach Steve Kerr. Green urged his teammates to focus on defense and only defense.

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  • Warriors still hopeful to have Stephen Curry back for Game 3

    Stephen Curry was expected back on the court for more light shooting Monday to test his sprained right knee, still with the hope he could be ready to return for Golden State's Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday at Portland. Coach Steve Kerr said Monday that the reigning MVP…

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    Thompson Goes Reverse

    Klay Thompson drives and scores the reverse layup while drawing the foul.
  • Dose: Second Round Set

    The Heat and Raptors are set to meet in a second-round matchup, and the Dubs continue to roast teams sans Stephen Curry.

  • How Lillard used Oakland roots to make Trail Blazers a team

    OAKLAND When Damian Lillard returns to Oakland this weekend for the Western Conference semifinals, he doesnt want it to be a storyline about his homecoming. Before the playoffs started, he repeatedly answered questions about himself by interjecting his teammates, or using pronouns like we and us.

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  • Cavaliers beat Hawks in series opener

    (The Sports Xchange) - A week off did not disrupt the Cleveland Cavaliers' momentum, nor was it enough time to alter the Atlanta Hawks' history against them. The Cavaliers still have never lost to the Hawks in the postseason, but this one was not easy. LeBron James scored 25 points and came up with…