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Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts Interviewed As Package Deal In 2008
Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey and Terry Stotts each were fired as head coach of the Pacers, Wolves and Bucks around the same time in 2007.

Steve Simmons/Toronto Sun

Vlade Divac Tried To Hire Scott Perry In Past
NBA team executives have found it difficult to negotiate with the Kings because of their thin and inexperienced front office, which has changed this offseason.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Inspirational Video From Kevin Garnett Helps Lift Celtics In Game 3
Kevin Garnett recorded a high energy, expletive-filled video to pump up the Celtics before they played the Bulls in Game 3.

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Blake Griffin Ruled Out For Playoffs With Toe Injury
Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the playoffs with an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe.

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Bulls May Shift Course On Jimmy Butler's Future Due To Playoff Success
Jimmy Butler has been on the trade block over the past year but no deal has been consummated as the Bulls decide whether or not to rebuild.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Celtics' Coaches Wanted To Trade For Carmelo Anthony At Deadline
The Celtics could use cap space to absorb Carmelo Anthony's contract if Danny Ainge strikes out in free agency.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kings Hire Scott Perry As Executive VP Of Basketball Operations
Scott Perry had been with the Magic for the past five seasons.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Russell Westbrook Fined $15,000 For Inappropriate Language After Game 2
Russell Westbrook has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate language during his postgame press conference after Game 2.

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Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Thumb Fracture
Surgery is not required for this injury, but Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely.

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Wizards' Home Playoff Uniforms Can No Longer Be Bought By Fans
The Wizards sold out their entire supply before the start of the postseason and no additional orders will be made since the NBA is switching from Adidas to Nike.

Dan Steinberg/Washington Post

Magic Interested In David Griffin For GM Job
Dan Gilbert has been reluctant to pay David Griffin the going rate for a championship-level executive.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Dunc'd On Game 3s: CLE Comes Back On IND, MIL/TOR, MEM/SAS
LeBron leads Cleveland's come back, Milwaukee and Memphis with home blowouts

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Kings Hire Luke Bornn As VP Of Analytics And Strategy
Luke Bornn will leave soccer giant A.S. Roma as well as his positions as an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University and visiting scholar at Harvard University.

James Ham/NBC Sports California

Rudy Gobert Ruled Out For Game 3, Jazz May Use Hack-A Strategy
The Jazz are considering a Hack-A-Clippers strategy to help defend the Clippers, who scored 60 points in the paint in Game 2.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune

RealGM Radio: Jared Dubin
Host Danny Leroux and prolific freelancer Jared Dubin break down all eight NBA playoff series after two games.

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David Fizdale: Kawhi Leonard Bleeds Antifreeze
Kawhi Leonard has a PER of 44.8 during the first two playoff games this year against the Grizzlies.

Michael Lee/The Vertical

David Stern: NBA In Great Position For All Parties
David Stern is bullish on the future of the NBA three years after he retired as commissioner.

Brian Mahoney/Associated Press

Jeff Withey's Ex-Fiancee Files Police Report Alleging Domestic Violence
Law enforcement sources confirm the report was filed in Manhattan Beach on Tuesday.


Russell Westbrook Shattering Usage Rate Record In Playoffs
Russell Westbrook's usage rate of 52.0 is shattering all prior marks with Michael Jordan's mark in 1986 of 39.3 being the next closest.

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Russell Westbrook Claims To Not Care About 51/10/13 Line After Game 2 Loss
Russell Westbrook went 4-for-18 in the fourth quarter.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Dunc'd On: OKC/HOU (Did Russ Play Selfishly?), ATL/WAS, POR/GSW Game 2s
Full breakdowns of Wednesday's playoff action, including an assessment of Westbrook's crazy 51-point triple double.

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Kristaps Porzingis Wants To Remain With Knicks, Doesn't Explain Skipped Meeting
Kristaps Porzingis will leave for Latvia this week without meeting with Phil Jackson but said it is not a signal he doesn't want to remain with the Knicks.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kevin Durant Ruled Out Of Game 2 With Strained Left Calf
Kevin Durant sustained the injury in Game 1.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Heat Expect Chris Bosh Situation To 'Run Its Course, Take Care Of Itself'
The Heat eventually will need independent medical confirmation that Chris Bosh is not able to safely to continue to his career.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Chris Paul 'Would Love' To Have Staples Center Statue
Chris Paul says he feels like the Clippers have "unfinished business."

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Marcus Smart Fined $25,000 For Flipping Off Fan
Marcus Smart made the gesture after missing a three-pointer.

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Daryl Morey Subtweets Russell Westbrook On Rebounds
Daryl Morey appeared to subtweet Russell Westbrook when replying to a Tweet by Matt Bullard about how Hakeem Olajuwon made it clear that he wanted every available rebound.

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Pat Riley Wants To Retain Roster, Downplays Adding 'Whale' In Free Agency
While Pat Riley has long sought cap space for 2017, he appears willing to shift towards retaining their own players.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Stephen Curry Deletes All Social Media Apps From Phone For Playoffs
Stpehen Curry said this is the third consecutive year he has taken this approach.

Chris Hayes/ESPN

David Fizdale Fined $30,000 By NBA For Game 2 Comments
David Fizdale closed the press conference by yelling "Take that for data."

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