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Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

“Lt. Smith, please, hand me the nuclear launch key.” /JR Smith throws nuclear launch keys behind his back

J.A. Adande @jadande

Someone should remind the Pacers they are only down by 2 points. At home. They keep jacking up 3s

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley said he was disrespected by a fan after Game 3 on Friday and he said he was trying to protect himself when he confronted the fan after the game.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

This isn't the first incident Patrick Beverley has had with fans in Oklahoma City. The Rockets guard ran into Thunder guard Russell Westbrook during the 2013 playoffs. Westbrook injured his knee during the play and several fans have reacted angrily since then. But a ballboy went on twitter and threatened to kill Beverley.

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Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Older NBA players may lose their foot speed but they make up for it defensively by being quicker of mind & in right position. Know the game.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Older NBA players may lose their food speed but they make up for it defensively by being quicker of mind & in right position. Know the game.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Small, but good update on Steve Kerr. Heard he was feeling well enough to watch film with coaches today and wanted to get to practice after

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley said he was disrespected by a fan after Game 3 on Friday and he said he was trying to protect himself when he confronted the fan after the game.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Patrick Beverley's opening statement to the media on the $25,000 fine: "If the NBA won't or help protect players in situations with fans, I'm okay with the hazing, I'm okay with the boos, I'm okay with the other fans rooting for their team but I'm not okay with the blatant disrespect. When I'm on the ground, after a foul, and a fan yelling after me, 'FU Patrick Beverley FU Patrick Beverley, FU Patrick Beverley', waving a clapper in my face, I'm not comfortable with that. So if the NBA won't protect the players in that manner, I feel the need as a man, as a grown man who has children, who has morals, stand up for the right thing. I have to protect myself and I felt like I didn't do anything out of the ordinary. I felt like I addressed him and (said), 'At the end of the day this is a basketball game this is a game, I'm a grown man, your a grown man, let's keep it professional.' Just like that. There's no need for plant disrespect, and that's all."

Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols

Listening to Cavs-Pacers on the radio & they keep referring to "Earl Smith" & I can't tell if it's an attempt to be clever, or disrespectful

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Beverley with some strong words about the incident involving the fan in OKC. Says the fan yelled "F-you Patrick Beverley" multiple times while he was down on the ground and waved the clicker in his face.

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The Jazz are favored by ESPN's BPI to win Game 4 against the Blake Griffin-less Clippers and tie the series 2-2.

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ESPN's BPI gives the eighth-seeded Bulls a 56 percent chance to avenge their Game 3 loss and defeat the Celtics at the United Center on Sunday.

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ESPN's BPI is split on who it believes will win Game 4 between the Rockets and Thunder. A victory on Sunday would give Houston a commanding 3-1 series lead.