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Everything you need to know for Wednesday's four-pack of Game 5s

We have you covered for the NBA's busiest playoff weeknight in five years, with two pivotal games in the East, and two possible clinchers in the West.

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LeBron takes responsibility for Cavs' offensive balance

LeBron James says that many of his teammates can shoot 3s, but he balances that by pressuring the defense in the paint.

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Lowe: What the Thunder and Wolves need to do to survive

OKC and Minnesota have tough roads ahead. Zach Lowe highlights the problems for both teams so far and the key things to watch going forward.

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Four best Kawhi Leonard trades we'd like to see

Trade discussions could heat up if the Spurs and Leonard don't see eye-to-eye on a new contract. Our NBA Insiders give four deals that work.

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As Warriors advance, Spurs left to ponder future

Golden State was in control from the outset, then hung on to eliminate San Antonio and perhaps put the finishing touches on an era.

The Spurs' Kawhi options, plus more offseason moves

San Antonio will enter the summer with the potential for half its roster becoming free agents.

76ers

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Sixers ready to take next step in 'The Process'

Two years removed from one of the worst seasons in NBA history, Philly is moving on in the playoffs -- and thinking big.

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Kellerman compares Simmons-Embiid to Penny-Shaq

Max Kellerman hasn't seen a young duo like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid since Penny Hardaway and Shaquille O'Neal.

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Can the 76ers really get to the Finals, though? Shaq and Penny say, “Yes”

The Magic did it in '95 and the Penny/Shaq era has a lot in common with Philly in 2018.

Bucks-Celtics

Boston leads series 3-2

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.

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Marcus Smart is back doing Marcus Smart things

After missing six weeks, the Celtics' resident pest returned to make things miserable for the Bucks and cheer up his ailing mother.

Pelicans-Warriors

Series begins on Saturday

Stephen A.: Durant vs. Davis is 'must-see television'

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Alvin Gentry on matchup with Warriors, Anthony Davis and playing without Boogie

The Pelicans coach will try to beat the team with which he won an NBA championship as an assistant coach.

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Schuhmann: Future is now for rapidly improving Sixers

Series preview: Warriors face peaking Pelicans

Blogtable: Who should be next coach of New York Knicks?

Cavaliers

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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.

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Coaching carousel

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 draft

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.

Social media and the NBA

Tracking the key injuries in NBA postseason race