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Embiid's return gives 76ers the edge to be conference champions

Joel Embiid's return to Philadelphia's lineup unlocks peak 76ers, and The Process continued to develop in South Beach.

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Masked man shines in 76ers' win.

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Masked man shines in 76ers' win.

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Embiid's return sparks 76ers past Heat.

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Embiid seals game with big 3.

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Embiid calls playing with mask 'annoying.'

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Redick on mask: 'Like a Patagonia windbreaker.'

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Embiid says he's going to be a 'nightmare' for Miami.

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Embiid and Winslow exchange blocks.

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Johnson hits the 3 and smack talks.

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Wade and Anderson get competitive.

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Embiid grows frustrated with mask.

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Embiid quiets crowd with 3.

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Embiid loses mask on play.

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Simmons shows off handles.

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How Game 3 was won

Pelicans make it look easy in Game 3.

Anthony Davis throws down nasty dunks, and Nikola Mirotic drops a game-high 30 as the Pelicans soar to 3-0 lead.

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Dubs roll on team effort in San Antonio.

With six players scoring in double digits, the Warriors roll to a Game 3 win.

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Donovan Mitchell

Rookie coming up big in playoffs

Jalen apologizes to Mitchell with ROY socks.

Jalen Rose shows support to Donovan Mitchell after choosing Ben Simmons as his Rookie of the Year.

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How did Donovan Mitchell turn into Utah's go-to scorer? Check the tape

Take an exclusive look inside the film room with Donovan Mitchell and Jazz coach Quin Snyder as the duo breaks down the Rookie of the Year contender's rapid rise.

Cavs ride LeBron's hot start to Game 2 win

After being urged by Tyronn Lue to come out more aggressively, LeBron put on a show in the opening minutes, helping Cleveland even the series.

LeBron's 46 evens series with Pacers.

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LeBron's 46 evens series with Pacers.

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LeBron puts Cavs on his back.

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LeBron on his great start to Game 2.

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LeBron's clutch staring down deficits in the East.

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The King's steal and strong dunk.

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Love goes to bench with thumb injury.

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LeBron drains stepback with ease.

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Sabonis issued flagrant foul on LeBron.

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Nance feeds LeBron for jam.

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LeBron glides to easy dunk.

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LeBron goes off for 20 in the first quarter.

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Offseason outlook

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NBA offseason moves: Trades, free agency and draft decisions

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NBA Playoffs

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Who will be punching a ticket to the second round? Our NBA experts make their predictions for all eight matchups.

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