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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ICYMI: NBA favorites went 3-0 ATS last night and now lead 17-14-1 ATS in the playoffs after underdogs dominated early; overs went 2-0-1 last night and are 19-13-1 overall.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Bryn Forbes' attempt with Dejounte Murray and Jonathon Simmons serving as judges.


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryn Forbes just said Davis Bertrand came and stole his shine in his pre-game dunk contest. The Spurs do these from time to time.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the first quarter struggles and the physical play, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he'll stick with Clint Capela at center and continue to bring Nene off the bench. The Rockets averaged a 30.4 points per game in the first quarter during the regular season but have slipped to a 25 points per game average during the four playoff games. "Nene can only play so many minutes so Clint has to be able to take the rest of those minutes," D'Antoni said. "We can use Ryan (Anderson) some at the five and give them a different look. It's a great learning experience for Clint there's no way he's going to come from playing four or five minutes a game to trying to lead the team to the next round. He's learning and he's been up and down a little bit. I expect him to improve and we have confidence in him."

Russillo @ryenarussillo

I'll never understand why Pat could be so upset with LeBron but obviously be ok w/ him leaving Cleveland 4 yrs earlier.

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

NBA just released early entry list. 182 players (137 NCAA and 45 int'l) declare for the 2017 NBA Draft.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

One of my favorite internationals is in NBA Draft. 7-1 Lithuanian Laurynas Birutis. 1st Rd talent on size & athleticism alone. Bright future

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After Jimmy Butler questioned his toughness, Marcus Smart fired back on Tuesday: "I ain't gotta talk about what I am about. I could show you, but I'm not going to tell you. So, like I said, it ain't hard to find me. And you heard him, he said, ‘I don't think Marcus Smart's about that life?' Last time I checked, if you're going to say somebody ain't about that life, you should know, right?"