NBA

Paul Pierce buries Raptors again, Wizards hold on for 3-0 lead

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — The Toronto Raptors entered Friday's Game 3 of their first-round series with the Washington Wizards down 2-0 and in clear desperation mode. For much of the game, they looked like the team that wanted it more. But that's often not enough when the opponent has nearly every playmaker on the floor. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr:   The best slams from all of basketball] Despite a late...
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Harden's playoff-career-high 42 leads Rockets past Mavs, to 3-0 lead

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — The Dallas Mavericks emptied both barrels on Friday night, throwing every ounce of offensive firepower they had at the Houston Rockets in an attempt to overwhelm Kevin McHale's favored crew and fight their way back into their opening-round series. Unfortunately for Rick Carlisle and company, in this matchup, Houston's got the deadliest weapon. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best...
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Arron Afflalo expected to play for Blazers in Game 3 vs. Grizzlies

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — Portland, down 0-2 to Memphis, needs all the help it can get.
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NBA, 20 teams launch apps for Apple Watch

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — NBA continues its technological push.
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PBT Extra: Great playoff series to come in later rounds

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Looking past the first round to some of the more exciting later matchups to come.
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Lakers to send Byron Scott to NBA Draft lottery

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — He's got to coach whoever they draft anyway, why not?
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Stephen Curry gives father, brother a New Orleans show for the ages

Yahoo.com: Marc J. Spears (Marc J. Spears) — The Warriors' star had the support of father Dell and brother Seth as he gave them a night to remember.
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What to watch for in Friday's NBA Playoffs Game 3s

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — We've got a trio of Game 3s on tap for Friday night, with two series teetering on the brink of the point of no return and one that could absolutely still go either way. Here's a look ahead at what to keep an eye on during this evening's three-game playoff slate. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] *** Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks, 7 p.m....
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Report: Thunder considering Ettore Messina for coach

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Spurs assistant coach achieved incredible success in Europe
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