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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.

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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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Donovan Mitchell

Rookie coming up big in playoffs

Mitchell comes up big down the stretch.

Donovan Mitchell scores 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Jazz even the series against the Thunder.

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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.

Holiday party: Pelicans hold off Blazers, go up 2-0

Jrue Holiday and the Pelicans entered the playoffs as underdogs, but they haven't acted like it. Now they head home up 2-0 in their series against the Blazers.

Pelicans' breakout star was always there

Jrue Holiday has long done the little things to help New Orleans win. Now he’s doing the big things, too.

Pelicans win again on the road.

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Holiday, Pelicans rip off two wins in Portland.

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Pelicans win again on the road.

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Rondo drains dagger; Gentry pumped.

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Gentry on Holiday: 'Tell me a better two-way player.'

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Holiday knocks clutch 3-pointer; Dad approves.

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Lillard drains tough 3-pointer.

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Davis extends to finish alley-oop.

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Holiday connects with Davis for smooth alley-oop.

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Lillard's nice pass leads to Davis' dunk.

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Harkless blocks at one end, dunks at other.

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Holiday glides to monster jam.

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Celtics' team effort takes Game 2.

Jaylen Brown scores 30 to lead six Celtics in double figures, cruising to a 120-106 win over the Bucks.

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The unheralded moves that kept Boston's season alive and thriving

Danny Ainge's summer of deals resulted in a blockbuster overhaul of Boston's roster. Little did he know he'd also be setting up a safety net for the injury-riddled Celtics.

Young Celtics fuel victory.

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Rozier and Maker get T'd up after Rozier's 3.

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Bledsoe does not know who Rozier is.

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Brown throws down left-handed hammer.

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Young Celtics fuel victory.

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Celtics fan makes the save of the night.

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Larkin beats third-quarter buzzer.

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The Greek Freak takes the contact for and-1.

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Horford goes coast to coast for dunk.

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DeRozan shows form that could take Raptors a long way

With an offensive performance that left the Wizards dazed, DeMar DeRozan displayed everything he and Toronto can be.

Raptors use hot start to beat Wizards.

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DeRozan propels Raptors to 2-0 lead.

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Raptors use hot start to beat Wizards.

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DeRozan crosses up Wall for dunk.

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Lowry gives DeRozan a hard time after 37-point game.

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Drake calls out Oubre from the sideline.

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Lowry feeds Wright for alley-oop.

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Wright's block leads to DeRozan's jumper.

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Brown's dime leads to Siakam dunk.

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Oubre drives for big dunk.

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Mahinmi issued flagrant foul for hit on Ibaka.

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DeRozan drains 3-pointer while getting fouled.

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DeRozan sinks long jumper.

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Ibaka finds Anunoby for 3-pointer.

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Baylor calls Curry 'freak of nature.'

Lakers legend Elgin Baylor has never seen a shooter like Stephen Curry and doesn't think there will ever be another like him.

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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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    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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