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Kobe knows the difference between competitive and obsessive. He sees that difference in Kawhi's two-way game:

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Loved close up view of Pacers-Cavs yesterday. Not counting LeBron, who's not human, overall size & athleticism of NBA players still amazing.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Russell Westbrook played 145 fewer minutes this season than James Harden and a whopping 8 more minutes than LeBron James.

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Defense has been a struggle for the Cavs all season long, and their first-round series against the Pacers was no different. In their four-game sweep, the Cavs had one of the worst defensive efficiency ratings of any LeBron James playoff team.

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Russell Westbrook may not agree with the narrative, but the numbers never lie. Without Westbrook on the floor, the Thunder have struggled in their first-round series against the Rockets.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

NBA has interest in promoting/monetizing biometric data and making a business out of health/fitness/workouts, but NBPA has so far resisted.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis announces at a press conference in Latvia that he'll play for the Latvian national team this summer in the European Championships. The Knicks recommended last year that Porzingis not play with his national team. This year, it is unclear if they made any recommendation. Porzingis was frustrated by the lack of direction within the organization at the end of the season.

Jay Harris @JayHarrisESPN

Joe Johnson's 28 was his most in a playoff game in 3 years. He scored or assisted on 22 of Utah's final 25 pts. And he shot 71%.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even their series at 2-2. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered after closing as 5-point home favorites and it went over the total of 196. Favorites/underdogs are now tied 14-14-1 ATS in the NBA playoffs with one game (today's HOU-OKC game) closing pick 'em. Overs improve to 17-13.