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The Bucks are counting on Giannis to take them to new heights

The Bucks want Giannis to be the centerpiece of their on-court and off-court strategies, but Kevin Durant knows from experience that might not work.

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Jazz take 2-1 series lead over Thunder behind Rubio's triple-double

Ricky Rubio's career night -- and Russell Westbrook's passive performance -- has the Thunder's backs against the wall heading into Game 4.

Rubio, Jazz take 2-1 lead with authority.

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Rubio, Jazz take 2-1 lead with authority.

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Jazz take series lead behind Rubio's triple-double.

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Rubio beats the buzzer with runner from deep.

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Rubio says energy from the fans was 'amazing.'

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Russ on Rubio: 'I'm going to shut that s--- off next game.'

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Jazz turn defense to offense, John Stockton applauds.

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Mitchell knocks down pull-up 3-pointer.

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Gobert rocks the rim with dunk.

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Mitchell's block on Russ gets crowd hyped.

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Rubio feeds Gobert for big dunk.

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Rubio dazzles with 19 points and 6 assists in first half.

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Crowd erupts after Rubio's 3-pointer.

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Mitchell pulls off nasty crossover.

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NBA PLAYOFFS

Butler, KAT break through in Minnesota to make it a series with Rockets

After underwhelming starts against Houston, Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns made their presence felt in Game 3.

Timberwolves cruise past Rockets in second half.

Behind Jimmy Butler's 28 points, the Timberwolves stop James Harden and the Rockets from taking a 3-0 series lead with a 121-105 win.

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DAVIS POWERS PELICANS

Davis puts Pelicans on his back in sweep.

Anthony Davis' big night of 47 points fuels the Pelicans past the Blazers and into the second round of the playoffs.

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The 'bigs' have made a big impact this postseason

Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid and other big men have been difference-makers for their teams.

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Morris twins fined

C's Morris fined for claiming refs targeted him

Celtics forward Marcus Morris was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Saturday following his comments Friday that the referees "knew who they wanted to go after" and whistled him for a technical foul in Game 3 as a result.

Wizards' Morris fined $25K after testy Game 3

Wizards forward Markieff Morris was fined $25,000 on Saturday for "attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing a game official."

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.

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.

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Thunder need Westbrook to step up in Game 4

Powell: Sixers quickly coming into their own

Six incredible stats from Davis/Holiday's 88-point outburst

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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Adam Silver joins Get Up!

Silver: Sports gambling should be regulated.

Adam Silver sees the benefits of legalized sports gambling as safety and regulation.

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Silver 'worried' NBA tanking will continue.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver joins Get Up! to explain why there is still work to be done to stop teams from tanking for the draft.

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A shift in the WNBA season? Show me the money

If NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks a shift in the WNBA season to the fall and winter will help its profitability, the league needs to pay its players more -- much more.

Prince and the NBA

That time former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer almost sued Prince

A hair salon, a dance floor and a heart-shaped bed - what else did Prince manage to squeeze into Boozer's home?

When Prince sat courtside at Thunder-Warriors game

Draymond Green: "When he walked in, no one's attention was on the game anymore."

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

The NBA eagerly awaits the arrival of Luka Doncic

Tracking the key injuries in NBA postseason race