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NBA playoff watch: Hawks wrap up berth; Lakers dodge disaster

Atlanta has the inside track for the No. 4 seed in the East, while Boston's play-in status is sealed.

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NBA experts: Big play-in questions, and should seeding matter for the Lakers?

What are our experts watching, and what's ahead for the defending champs?

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WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

HARDEN RETURNS AGAINST SPURS

18 PTS, 7 REB, 11 AST ON WEDNESDAY

Harden: 'I'm really good at this game'

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James Harden's sweet dime sets up Jeff Green's easy dunk

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PERKINS AND KELLERMAN DEBATE

LeBron James or James Harden: Whose return will have a bigger impact?

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'WE KNOW WHAT STEPH CURRY CAN DO'

Perk can't believe Max's outlook for the West

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FUTURE POWER RANKINGS

NBA Future Power Rankings: Brooklyn, Cleveland and everyone in between

We forecast the next three seasons for the NBA's 30 teams, from best to worst.

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NBA Future Power Rankings: Full scores by category

How the rankings for all 30 NBA teams were put together by our experts.

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'He's a hooper's hooper'

Basketball: A Love Story

  • Basketball: A Love Story
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    Director Dan Klores creates a vibrant mosaic of basketball by exploring the complex nature of love as it relates to the game. Stream 62 short stories on the NBA, ABA, college hoops, the women's game, international basketball, and socio-cultural issues told by 165 legends.