The Toronto Raptors? Gone till November. Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — Since the NBA’s All-Star break, the Toronto Raptors blew out the returning Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta following an extended holiday that saw four Hawks contribute in the league’s midseason classic. Also, two weeks before the 2014-15 regular season ended, the Raps did well to down the Dwight Howard-less Houston Rockets in Toronto by three points. It was a solid performance worthy of...
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Did 'bush league' play complicate Love, Celtics' mutual free-agent intrigue? Adrian Wojnarowski (Adrian Wojnarowski) — Love left with legitimate loathing of the Celtics on Sunday, and how that lasts could shape the future of the Cavs and Celtics.
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Wizards blow out Raptors to complete first-round sweep ProBasketballTalk (Sean Highkin) — Another stellar performance from John Wall buries Toronto's season.
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Chris Paul, Blake Griffin combine for big days to even Clippers with Spurs (VIDEO) ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — The Clippers needed their big stars to step up Sunday or they were going to be in a very deep hole. They got it.
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Chris Paul leads Clippers past Spurs to Game 4 win, knots series at 2-2 Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — After dropping an overtime heartbreaker in Game 2 and getting blasted on Friday night to fall behind the San Antonio Spurs two games to one, a lot of us wondered how the Los Angeles Clippers would respond on Sunday. Would they once again get trampled by a surging Spurs squad led by newly minted Defensive Player of the Year and top scoring threat Kawhi Leonard? Or would they fight their...
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Chris Paul scores 34 points, Clippers win Game 4 to even series with Spurs ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — Blake Griffin grabbed 19 rebounds, and Austin Rivers (!) chipped in 16 points in 17 minutes off the bench.
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Report: Pelicans to be “aggressive” about Anthony Davis extension offer ProBasketballTalk (Sean Highkin) — With the new salary cap, Davis' deal could approach $140 million.
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Boston Celtics fans recognize promise to build from after being swept

ESPN: NBA Even after the Boston Celtics were swept, their fans gave them a standing ovation in recognition of the fortitude, resiliency and promise that this squad can build from.
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Cavs win Game 4, finish sweep of Celtics, but enter Round 2 with questions Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business on Sunday, earning a 101-93 win over the Boston Celtics to finish off a four-game sweep in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. They sustained some costly damage in the process, though, losing two starters — one to injury , the other to ejection — during the course of a 48-minute slugfest that could have the Cavs entering Round 2...
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Cavaliers advance to second round – but but maybe lose Kevin Love and moral high ground in process ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Kevin Love gets hurt, Cleveland gets revenge, and Boston gets swept
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Mike Conley out for Game 4 with “serious” facial injury, no timetable for return ProBasketballTalk (Sean Highkin) — Conley suffered the injury in Memphis' Game 3 win in Portland.
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Here's a shirtless Darko Milicic singing and giving beer to his tattoos Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — When last we checked in with Darko Milicic, the former No. 2 overall pick had decided to pursue an invigorating and rewarding second career as a professional kickboxer . While that new venture got off to something of a rocky start . the 7-footer sure seems to be enjoying himself in the great post-basketball hereafter: [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of...
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NBA Roster Reload - Next moves for the Boston Celtics

$ESPN: NBA Insider Kevin Pelton looks at how the Boston Celtics could reload their roster for 2015-16, noting the team has a lot of good young players returning and some cap space to work with.
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