Doc Rivers Unlikely To Leave Clippers Regardless Of Playoff Result
Doc Rivers is owed more than $22 million over the next two seasons and still has the confidence of Steve Ballmer.
Lonzo Ball Prefers Lakers But Prepared To Play For Anyone
Lonzo Ball grew up studying Magic Johnson and would love to play for him with the Lakers.
Thunder Were +5 In Series When Both Westbrook, Harden Were On Floor
The Thunder were +15 when Russell Westbrook was on the floor and -58 with him on the bench in their five-game series
Russell Westbrook Has Never Complained About Teammates To Front Office
Russell Westbrook prefers to stay out of most front office affairs.
'Nobody Saw The Real John Wall' Due To Left Knee Issues
John Wall began suffering pain in his left knee in 2013 with it escalating in 2014 and becoming unbearable in 2015.
Thunder Complete 2nd Straight 'Season Of Discovery'
Sam Presti called both 15-16 and 16-17 a "season of discovery" for the Thunder.
Shabazz Muhammad Hires Rich Paul As Agent
Shabazz Muhammad was previously represented by Rob Pelinka.
NBA Investigating Leslie Alexander For Yelling At Ref During Game 5
Leslie Alexander is typically mild mannered during games.
Rajon Rondo Ruled Out For Game 5
Rajon Rondo still hopes he could play in Game 6.
NBA Announces 182 Early Entry Candidates For 2017 Draft
Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than June 12.

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Nurkic Fever Has Blazers More Equipped For Future

by Erik Garcia Gundersen

For the second straight postseason, the biggest difference between the Blazers and the Warriors, has been Draymond Green. The presence of Jusuf Nurkic is Portland's best bet to change that dynamic.

Prospect Report: Lonzo Ball Of UCLA

by Rafael Uehara

Lonzo Ball still has areas to improve in terms of getting to the basket against a set defense, hitting the eventual stop-and-pop jumper and on defense. We breakdown his game and where he'd best fit.

PG's 13: Assessing The Options In Play For Paul George

by Andrew Perna

From the possibility of Paul George getting all the way to his 2018 free agency with the Pacers to all trades in-between, we look at the 13 possible options.

Oklahoma City Effectively Made Adjustments Yet No Lead On Houston Is Safe

by Matthew Tynan

The Thunder came in doing things a bit differently and it worked for most of Game 2, until it didn't. The scariest aspect of the Rockets was put on display: if you're going to throw your best punch at them, you'd better get way out in front because they can catch up in a hurry.

Milwaukee And Watching What Speed The Future Of The Game Moves At

by John Wilmes

The Bucks' new arena beside their current one summons easy metaphors for the endless skinny limbs of its starting lineup, which with its average age of 23.2 years also barely yet exists in the NBA.

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2017 NBA Playoffs Bracket

Opening Round
E1 Boston Celtics 2
E8 Chicago Bulls 2
 
 
 
 
E4 Washington Wizards 2
E5 Atlanta Hawks 2
 
E3 Toronto Raptors 3
E6 Milwaukee Bucks 2
 
 
 
 
E2 Cleveland Cavaliers 4
E7 Indiana Pacers 0
 
W1 Golden State Warriors 4
W8 Portland Trail Blazers 0
 
 
 
 
W4 Los Angeles Clippers 2
W5 Utah Jazz 3
 
W3 Houston Rockets 4
W6 Oklahoma City Thunder 1
 
 
 
 
W2 San Antonio Spurs 3
W7 Memphis Grizzlies 2
 
Conference Semi-Finals
 
     
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
Conference Finals
 
 
 
     
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
NBA Finals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     

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NBA Playoffs Schedule

DateAway TeamHome Team
Apr. 23 at 1:00 PM
Cleveland (W
Indiana (L)
Apr. 23 at 3:30 PM
Houston (W
Oklahoma City (L)
Apr. 23 at 6:30 PM
Boston (W
Chicago (L)
Apr. 23 at 9:00 PM
L.A. Clippers (L
Utah (W)
Apr. 24 at 7:00 PM
Milwaukee (L
Toronto (W)
Apr. 24 at 8:00 PM
Washington (L
Atlanta (W)
Apr. 24 at 10:30 PM
Golden State (W
Portland (L)
Apr. 25 at 8:00 PM
Oklahoma City (L
Houston (W)
Apr. 25 at 9:00 PM
Memphis (L
San Antonio (W)
Apr. 25 at 10:30 PM
Utah (W
L.A. Clippers (L)
Apr. 26 at 6:00 PM
Atlanta 
Washington
Apr. 26 at 8:30 PM
Chicago 
Boston
Apr. 27 at 7:00 PM
Toronto 
Milwaukee
Apr. 27 at 9:30 PM
San Antonio 
Memphis
Apr. 28 at 7:30 PM
Washington 
Atlanta
Apr. 28 at 8:00 PM
Boston 
Chicago
Apr. 28 at 10:30 PM
L.A. Clippers 
Utah
Apr. 29 at 1:00 PM
Milwaukee 
Toronto
Apr. 29 at 1:00 PM
Memphis 
San Antonio
Apr. 30 at 1:00 PM
Utah 
L.A. Clippers

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2017 D-League Playoffs Bracket

First Round
W1 Oklahoma City Blue 2
W4 Santa Cruz Warriors 1
 
 
 
 
W2 Los Angeles D-Fenders 1
W3 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 2
 
E1 Raptors 905 2
E4 Canton Charge 0
 
 
 
 
E2 Maine Red Claws 2
E3 Fort Wayne Mad Ants 1
 
Second Round
 
W1 Oklahoma City Blue 1
W3 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E1 Raptors 905 2
E2 Maine Red Claws 0
Finals
 
 
 
E1 Raptors 905 1
W3 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 1

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Euroleague Schedule

DateAway TeamHome Team
Apr. 25 at 2:00 PM
CSKA Moscow (W
CAJ (L
Apr. 25 at 2:00 PM
Panathinaikos (L
Fenerbahce Ulker (W
Apr. 26 at 12:30 PM
Olympiacos 
Anadolu Efes 
Apr. 26 at 2:00 PM
Real Madrid 
DDI 

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NBA Playoffs Leaders

Russell Westbrook 37.40 Points

DeAndre Jordan 13.00 Rebounds

Russell Westbrook 10.80 Assists

Draymond Green 4.25 Blocks

LeBron James 3.00 Steals

Kawhi Leonard 37.11 PER

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Top Performers for Apr. 25, 2017

NBA Playoffs Standings

Opening Round
HomeSeriesAway
#1 Boston 2-2 #8 Chicago
#2 Cleveland 4-0 #7 Indiana
#3 Toronto 3-2 #6 Milwaukee
#4 Washington 2-2 #5 Atlanta
#1 Golden State 4-0 #8 Portland
#2 San Antonio 3-2 #7 Memphis
#3 Houston 4-1 #6 Oklahoma City
#4 L.A. Clippers 2-3 #5 Utah

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D-League Playoffs Leaders

Axel Toupane 41.00 Points

Edy Tavares 12.50 Rebounds

Josh Magette 10.67 Assists

Edy Tavares 5.50 Blocks

Travis Leslie 2.67 Steals

Axel Toupane 36.45 PER

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Euroleague Leaders

Keith Langford 21.75 Points

Ekpe Udoh 7.59 Rebounds

Vassilis Spanoulis 6.07 Assists

Ekpe Udoh 2.10 Blocks

Charles Jenkins 2.07 Steals

Artsiom Parakhouski 25.62 PER

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