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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the atmosphere in the Knicks' locker room, Kristaps Porzingis mentioned that Joakim Noah's leadership was missed at times. Noah played less than half of his first season in New York due to injuries and suspension.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis said earlier this week that he learned lessons about leadership during the Knicks' struggles this season:

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

En este momento terminó la práctica de tiro a la canasta de los Spurs. Muy animados los jugadores en el periodo abierto a la prensa, compitiendo entre ellos por eliminación en disparos de campo y tiros libres. Manu Ginóbili dijo que están obligados a acarrear el momentum y ritmo del juego anterior que ganaron los Spurs en su casa. Ginóbili reconoció esta mañana que comenzó a perder confianza en sus disparos cuando llegó a estar sin canasta en sus primeros 15 intentos de la serie. El argentino anotó 10 puntos en la victoria 116-103 en el Juego 5. El entrenador de los Spurs, Gregg Popovich, dijo que eventualmente algún equipo tiene que ganar como visitante para avanzar a la segunda ronda...

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Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo has shot 52.8 percent from from field this postseason. All other Milwaukee players are shooting a combined 42.6 percent. (Photo: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Avery Bradley (24), Isaiah Thomas (24) and Al Horford (21) each scored more than 20 points in Wednesday's Game 5 win vs. the Bulls. It's the first time three Celtics have scored at least 20 points in a playoff game since Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo did so in Game 2 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Heat. (Photo: Matt York/AP Images)

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

En este momento terminó la práctica de tiro a la canasta de los Spurs. Muy animados los jugadores en el periodo abierto a la prensa, compitiendo entre ellos por eliminación en disparos de campo y tiros libres. Manu Ginóbili dijo que están obligados a acarrear el momentum y ritmo del juego anterior que ganaron los Spurs en su casa. Ginóbili reconoció esta mañana que comenzó a perder confianza en sus disparos cuando llegó a estar sin canasta en sus primeros 15 intentos de la serie. El argentino anotó 10 puntos en la victoria 116-103 en el Juego 5. El entrenador de los Spurs, Gregg Popovich, dijo que eventualmente algún equipo tiene que ganar como visitante para avanzar a la segunda ronda...

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

En este momento termino la práctica de tiro a la canasta de los Spurs. Muy animados los jugadores en el periodo abierto a la prensa, compitiendo entre ellos por eliminación en disparos de campo y tiros libres. Manu Ginobili dijo que están obligados a acarrear el momentum y ritmo del juego anterior que ganaron los Spurs en su casa. Ginobili reconoció esta mañana que comenzó a perder confianza en sus disparos cuando llegó a estar sin canasta e sus primeros 15 intentos de la serie. El argentino anotó 10 puntos en la victoria 116-103 en el Juego 5. El entrenador de los Spurs, Gregg Popovich, dijo que eventualmente algún equipo tiene que ganar como visitante para avanzar a la segunda ronda...

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Good note from Jacob Nitzberg of ESPN Stats and Information: "Wednesday's Game 5 was only the 4th time this season Jimmy Butler has been held scoreless in the 4th quarter of a game, and only the 2nd time when playing 5 or more minutes in the 4th. The other was on March 8th, when he went 0-for-5 from the floor in 8 minutes in the 4th quarter in a 98-91 loss to Orlando."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In his press conference earlier this month, Phil Jackson cited Joakim Noah's passion as a reason for optimism going forward. Jackson inked Noah to a 4-year, $72 million contract last summer and the veteran played less than half the season in '16-'17. Here is Jackson's quote on Noah: "He's 31, still relatively young, there's a great heart in this guy, he has got passion for the game,'' the team president said. "His combination with (Derrick Rose) seemed to be a perfect combination because they teamed well together..,, He expresses great dedication towards getting back to what he was and who he is as a basketball player. So I have to trust him in that."

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John Wall has taken his game to another level in the playoffs. Not only has he been scoring and assisting more, Wall has more than doubled his 3-point FG percentage from the regular season.

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After dropping a crucial Game 5 to the Wizards on Wednesday, the Hawks have their backs against the wall. Luckily for them, Game 6 is in Atlanta, where they've been a completely different team.

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After nailing a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the third quarter and give the Bulls the lead, Jimmy Butler looked primed for a huge fourth quarter. Instead, he went quiet and the Celtics pulled away.

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The Bulls and Celtics appeared to be headed toward a tight finish after 38 minutes. Instead, the Celtics took over with a dominant stretch on both ends of the floor to close out Game 5.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Most NBA teams don't say "1st rounder." The buckets are: 1. All Star 2. Starter 3. Rotation player 4. Fringe guy. And, most give pick 3 yrs.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

More I study NBA Draft, more I see not as many "can't miss" guys as advertised. Major flaws about be exposed. Which makes it a normal draft.

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The Bulls have been a completely different team without Rajon Rondo. Since the point guard went down, the Celtics have taken control of the series and the Bulls' scoring has dropped by more than 15 PPG.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Once he's deemed healthy by the team and the NBA, Joakim Noah will serve the remainder of his suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. He will miss the first 12 games of the season, assuming he's cleared for opening night. Willy Hernangomez, Kristaps Porzingis or Kyle O'Quinn are expected to start at center for the Knicks during Noah's absence - and possibly once he returns.