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Follow live: Warriors host Spurs in Game 5

LaMarcus Aldridge tries to keep San Antonio alive with another big win, while Kevin Durant and Golden State look to close out the series.

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Simmons ignites crowd with alley-oop to Embiid

Ben Simmons lobs a pass to Joel Embiid, who finishes with a two-handed dunk that gets the crowd out of their seats.


76ers take 1st round series against Heat


Embiid celebrates win with Kevin Hart


Meek Mill rings the bell


Meek Mill greeted by Philly fans


Marcus Smart returns in big way

Marcus Smart returns in big way After missing 19 straight games, Smart comes up big in Game 5, and the Celtics go up 3-2.


Smart gets assist from ground with defenders all over him


Jazz Push Thunder To Brink


Thunder on the brink of elimination after Game 4 rout

Russell Westbrook succeeded in his personal goal of shutting down Ricky Rubio, but he picked up four first-half fouls in the process as OKC quickly came undone.

Crowder ejected after scuffle for elbow to Adams' face

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Rockets score 50 points in third quarter, 22 by Harden

Containing LeBron easier said than done

Schuhmann: Raptors facing familiar issues on offense



James Harden unleashes peak Rockets in one quarter

The Rockets still didn't appear to be themselves in a tightly contested first half of Game 4 in Minnesota. And then the third quarter happened.

Harden, Rockets lift off in absurd third quarter


D'Antoni: 'Check your tweets' about Harden at halftime

Mike D'Antoni reflects on how the Rockets turned things around and jokingly tells reporters to recheck their James Harden halftime tweets.




Cavs downplay effects of Pacers' Stephenson

The Cavaliers insist Lance Stephenson's antics won't influence their focus after run-ins with the Pacers guard. "It's not worth it to give that extra energy to him," Cavs forward Jeff Green said.

Stephen A. blames LeBron for Cavs' struggles

Stephen A. Smith faults LeBron James for driving Kyrie Irving out of Cleveland as the Cavs' struggles continue against the Pacers.




Wall elevates to posterize Valanciunas


Raptors fall into familiar bad habits in second-half collapse

Toronto led Washington by 14 early in the second half of Game 4. The Wizards were still able to tie the series, and now the top seed in the East needs to identify a response.

NBA Playoffs

Bucks, Spurs each win Game 4

Giannis' putback in closing seconds lifts Bucks in Game 4


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NBA coaching candidates: Big names, prospects and wild cards

With coaching vacancies opening up around the league, here's a comprehensive look at the top names being considered for jobs.

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Who's out, who's in: NBA coaching changes

Three head coaches lost their jobs during the season, and more moves are expected this offseason. We're keeping track of every change on the sidelines around the NBA.

Detail: Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant analyzes Game 1 of Raptors-Wizards from the perspective of Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.

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NBA mock draft: Projecting the top 60 prospects for 2019

ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony projects a new top 60 for the 2019 NBA draft class.

NBA draft tracker: Who's in, and who's testing?

Who has declared for the 2018 NBA draft, and who's testing the waters? We're tracking the prospects in our Top 100 rankings.

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Russell Westbrook's fashion

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  • 82 flavors of Russ: How to dress like OKC's MVP

    Russ does what he wants -- on and off the court. We tracked every outfit the NBA's biggest fashion star wore this season. But even if you think you can pull off Westbrook's look, it'll cost you.

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