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ESPN Forecast: New playoff predictions for Round 1

Who are the new favorites in the NBA playoffs? Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts the outcome of all eight Round 1 series after two games.

Ranking the must-see NBA playoff series this round

We're two games into every Round 1 matchup. Which series will be the most entertaining the rest of the way? Here's our 1-8 rankings.

Pythons and PowerPoints: How the Sixers cracked the culture code

Two years ago, the 76ers won 10 games. Now they're a 52-win No. 3 seed, with two potential future MVPs under age 24. This is the inside story of the talk therapy that helped make it all happen.

The real playoffs began when the Heat threw the first punch

Bullied by Miami in Game 2, Sixers enter Game 3 needing to fight back.

We've got the proof: You cannot stop Joel Embiid

Here's what we know: Joel Embiid, at 30 minutes per game, is an MVP candidate. Now with no restrictions, look out NBA.

Embiid still doubtful for Game 3.

Brett Brown explains how he is working in tandem with Joel Embiid and the 76ers medical staff to determine when Embiid will be cleared to play.


Stephen A.: 'Towns looks awful.'

Stephen A. Smith says Karl-Anthony Towns looks soft and if he doesn't step up his game, Minnesota will get swept by Houston.


CP3 on his game.

Chris Paul had it all clicking in Game 2 and the Rockets roll to a 20-point win against the Timberwolves.


CP3, Rockets roll in Game 2.


CP3 floats in rainbow shot.


Harden says Rockets are a complete team.


CP3, Rockets roll in Game 2.


CP3 shows off with acrobatic reverse.


Tucker poses after 3-pointer and foul.


Harden's long pass leads to Ariza's layup.


Harden finds Capela with the lob.


Wiggins splits defenders for dunk.


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.


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.


LeBron's 46 evens series with Pacers.


LeBron puts Cavs on his back.


LeBron on his great start to Game 2.


LeBron's clutch staring down deficits in the East.


The King's steal and strong dunk.


Love goes to bench with thumb injury.


LeBron drains stepback with ease.


Sabonis issued flagrant foul on LeBron.


Nance feeds LeBron for jam.


LeBron glides to easy dunk.


LeBron goes off for 20 in the first quarter.

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Aschburner: LeBron takes over Game 2 as Cavs adjust

Powell: Playoff stage proving no problem for Donovan Mitchell

Inside the NBA: Should Mitchell feel pressured to win?

Offseason outlook

What moves can and should the Knicks make in the offseason?

The Knicks need a new head coach, and their best player is rehabbing a serious injury. We look ahead to the decisions New York faces this offseason.

NBA offseason moves: Trades, free agency and draft decisions

ESPN Insider Bobby Marks breaks down the moves each eliminated team can and should make this offseason.

NBA Playoffs

Experts' picks: Which first-round favorite is on upset alert?

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

NBA playoff Round 1 upset rankings: Which top seeds might fall in 2018?

Which underdog has the best chance of advancing and which one has the worst? Kevin Pelton breaks down the 2018 matchups and ranks the upset odds.

Awards predictions

Lowe's awards ballot: All-NBA, All-Defensive and All-Rookie

Zach Lowe makes his picks for every spot on the team awards and breaks down the toughest choices and hardest cuts.

Lowe's NBA awards: Breaking down the major races

Zach Lowe makes his picks for the six individual awards, sorting out the top contenders and most deserving runners-up.

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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

The NBA eagerly awaits the arrival of Luka Doncic

Tracking the key injuries in NBA postseason race