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  1. Sources: Thunder to evaluate Scott Brooks' future as coach
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    Sources: Thunder to evaluate Scott Brooks' future as coach

  2. NBA playoff teams on upset alert
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    NBA playoff teams on upset alert

  3. NBA Finals predictions
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    NBA Finals predictions

  4. Fast start key for Cavs' playoff rookies
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    Fast start key for Cavs' playoff rookies

  5. Stephen Curry's theatrics carry Warriors past Pelicans in gritty Game 1
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    Stephen Curry's theatrics carry Warriors past Pelicans in gritty Game 1

  6. Breakout players to watch in the NBA playoffs
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    Breakout players to watch in the NBA playoffs

  7. Sources: Nuggets begin coach search with several candidates on list
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    Sources: Nuggets begin coach search with several candidates on list

  8. Ivan Rabb hopes to follow Damian Lillard's path from Oakland to the NBA
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    Ivan Rabb hopes to follow Damian Lillard's path from Oakland to the NBA

  9. Stephen Curry says Warriors' season will be failure if they don't win title
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    Stephen Curry says Warriors' season will be failure if they don't win title

  • Wizards let Raptors back in, but win Game 1 in OT behind Paul Pierce

    The 37-year-old vet backed up his trash talk with a great performance.

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  • A healthy Derrick Rose drops 23 in Chicago's Game 1 win over Milwaukee

    The oft-injured Rose frightened the Chicago crowd with a first quarter fall, but returned to take over the game

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  • Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1

    Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another. Every time the New Orleans Pelicans pulled closer, Curry came back even better. Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Warriors went…

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  • Brian Shaw really did rap a scouting report to his former Denver Nuggets (Video)

    What was once considered a legend has now become reality.

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  • NBA could alter schedule, but no change to playoffs, lottery

    NBA owners held their first serious discussions about the playoff format, though Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday it was too soon to tell if there was interest in changing it. The playoffs will open Saturday without the Oklahoma City Thunder, who finished ninth in the Western Conference with a…

    The Associated Press
  • Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1

    James Harden loves games like the one Houston had Saturday night. ''They put two on the ball, me I make the pocket pass, I made the easy play and had confidence in my teammates to make the next one.'' Corey Brewer led the way in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of his 15 points. Brewer made three…

    The Associated Press
  • NBA play-offs 1st round results

    April 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA Play-offs 1st Round games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 4 OT T Washington 19 27 19 17 11 93 TORONTO 23 19 14 26 4 86 (Washington lead the best-of-seven series by 1-0) 1 2 3 4 T CHICAGO 30 30 26 17 103 Milwaukee 29 22 24 16 91 (Chicago lead…

    Reuters
  • As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs

    Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have won without their incredible international presence.

    The Associated Press
    Sun, Apr 19
    10:30 PM EDT
    San Antonio at LA Clippers
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  • Nets-Hawks Preview

    There's nothing to indicate the Atlanta Hawks will have any trouble with the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. The top-seeded Hawks won all four regular-season meetings by an average of more than 17 points. They finished a whopping 22 games ahead of the Nets in the Eastern…

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    Sun, Apr 19
    5:30 PM EDT
    Brooklyn at Atlanta
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  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

    Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was ruled out for Saturday's Game One of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a hyperextended left knee. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday he was unsure when Hinrich, who missed the last two games of the regular season,…

    Reuters
  • Wiser LA Clippers prepared for 1st-round showdown with Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs have faced almost every postseason obstacle imaginable during their 18-year run of steady success. They've never had their team owner banned from the NBA for life in the middle of a playoff series, though. ''Yeah, we've had some challenges as a team,'' Los Angeles Clippers…

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    Chandler With A Putback

    J.J. Barea misses the running floater but fortunately Tyson Chandler is there for the put back.

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  • Nets' Teletovic cleared to return after blood clots in lungs

    The Brooklyn Nets say Mirza Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball activities after recovering from blood clots in his lungs. The Nets announced Friday that Teletovic would be listed as out for their playoff games, and they would provide updates if his status changed. Teletovic last played…

    The Associated Press
  • Hawks F Sefolosha undergoes surgery for injured right leg

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is recovering from surgery on his right leg, which he says was injured during his arrest by New York police last week.

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  • Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1

    Paul Pierce beat the Raptors with a veteran mix of brains and baskets. Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat Toronto 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. ''It takes the pressure off us and…

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  • Go figure: Stat titles rarely lead to NBA titles

    It's already known that Oklahoma City won't win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn't make the playoffs. Odd as it seems, excelling in the regular season doesn't guarantee anything in the postseason - a weird fact as the NBA gets set to open its playoffs on Saturday. The last player to win an NBA…

    The Associated Press
  • Real surge clear as Barca are pegged back

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) – - Real Madrid took a 2-0 lead over Anadolu Efes Istanbul in their Euroleague best-of-five quarter-final series on Friday while Barcelona wasted home court advantage against Olympiakos Piraeus. A resilient Olympiakos drew level 1-1 with Barca after a 76-63…

    Reuters
  • Mark Cuban on his beloved Rockets, save James Harden: 'That’s not a very good team'

    The Mavericks owner can't help but taking shots at his eventual first-round opponent.

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  • NBA-Profiles of NBA Western Conference playoff teams

    April 17 (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Regular season record: 67-15 How they qualified: Won Western Conference Head coach: Steve Kerr Top scorer: Stephen Curry (23.8…

    Reuters