Thunder get off to fast start, survive wild ending to win 98-97, even series with Spurs ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Can the Thunder sustain this level of effort on defense and play overall?
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Referees miss Dion Waiters push off, multiple other calls in final seconds of Thunder’s win over San Antonio ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Manu Ginobili said it perfectly after the game: This one play, this one sequence is not why the Spurs lost Game 2 of their series against the Thunder. However, I can’t remember a time the referees swallowed their whistles on so many calls in the final seconds of a game. Oklahoma City was up one […]
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OKC survives big mistakes in wild ending, takes Game 2 over Spurs Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder was a huge shock for the extent to which the hosts dominated in a series most expected to be extremely close. Game 2 hewed closer to what most analysts thought would transpire, but it ended up just as surprising for the wild events of the final few seconds. It's best to start with that finish,...
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Hawks push Cavaliers late, but LeBron pushes back to take Game 1 Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — LeBron James capped his postgame interview with TNT's Lewis Johnson with seven simple words: "All right, I'm going to lay down." He'd earned the rest, but that he'd needed to expend so much energy late despite his team holding an 18-point third-quarter lead suggests that these Atlanta Hawks aren't interested in a second straight meek postseason exit at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. [...
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Revived in crunch time, LeBron James pushes Cavaliers past Hawks in Game 1 ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — LeBron James  hadn’t scored in more than 10 minutes, and it was getting late in the fourth quarter. The Hawks had gone on 11-0 and 10-0 runs since his last points. And Paul Millsap forced LeBron to lose control of the ball as he went up for a left-handed layup. A moment of truth for […]
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NBA Chat With Ben Dowsett 5/4/16

Basketball Insiders (Ben Dowsett) — Join Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders’ in-depth NBA analyst, for his chat Wednesday, 2PM EST. All questions are welcome.
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Doc Rivers says he doesn’t plan to break up Clippers’ core ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Once again the Clippers had an impressive 53-win season where they were sixth in the NBA in offensive and defensive rating — something done without Blake Griffin for large stretches of it — but it ended early in the playoffs. This time the reason was a legitimate one — Chris Paul and Griffin were lost to […]
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NBA report admits referees missed Raptors’ DeRozan’s foul on Pacers’ Mahinmi ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — The league said other key calls in the final two minutes were right.
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Report: D-League All-Star, Magic call-up Keith Appling arrested with loaded AK-47 in strip club ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — If you’re on the fringe of the NBA, trying to get teams to take a chance on you, this is the opposite of what you should do. Former Michigan State star Keith Appling, who last season was a D-League All-Star for the Erie Bay Hawks and got a couple of 10-day contracts with the Orlando […]
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PODCAST: Walton to Lakers, Time to Break Up Clippers?

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — Basketball Insiders’ salary cap experts Eric Pincus and Larry Coon discuss the Lakers’ hiring of Luke Walton, the future of the Clippers after another early playoff exit, and a look at what should be an unpredictable offseason.
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NBA PM: What’s Next for Charlotte?

Basketball Insiders (Cody Taylor) — Where do the Charlotte Hornets go from here? Will the roster look very different next season?
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The Undefeated presents: A Playoff Diary with Draymond Green, Part 6

ESPN: NBA Draymond Green is humbled that teammate Andrew Bogut calls him the "best all-around player" after Game 1 against Portland. Green is also excited to welcome a trio of Spartans to the Bay Area.
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