Basketball Wiretap

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.

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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

Jerry Stackhouse Named D-League Coach Of The Year
Jerry Stackhouse was named head coach of Raptors 905 after serving as an assistant coach last season with the Raptors.

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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

Shaq's Son Shareef O'Neal Commits To Arizona
Shareef O'Neal is a 6'8 power forward from Crossroad School in Santa Monica ranked No. 19 in the class of 2018.

Jeff Borzello/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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Dunc'd On Game 2s: CHI/BOS, MIL/TOR, UTA/LAC, Plus News
Chicago puts Boston on the brink, Toronto and LAC even up.

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Brad Stevens Has Worst Playoff Winning Percentage In NBA History
Brad Stevens has a 2-10 record over his first 12 games in the playoffs.


Markelle Fultz Wants To Be MVP As Rookie
Markelle Fultz wants to be selected first overall in the 2017 NBA Draft but his ambitions go well beyond that.

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Roland Beech Leaving Kings' Front Office
Roland Beech served as vice president of basketball results this past season.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Kevin Durant Questionable For Game 2 With Strained Left Calf
Kevin Durant experienced some cramping during Sunday's Game 1.


Edy Tavares Named D-League Defensive Player Of The Year
Edy Taveras tied for the NBA D-League lead with 2.7 blocks per game.

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Robert Covington Undergoes Surgery To Repair Meniscus
Robert Covington is expected to resume full weight bearing in two weeks and begin basketball activities this summer.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Jordan Bell Declares For Draft, Signs With Agent
Jordan Bell is projected to be the No. 38 overall pick in the latest mock draft of Draft Express.

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Kevin Garnett Disappointed Glen Taylor Didn't Follow Through With Saunders' Plan
When Kevin Garnett returned to the Timberwolves in 2015, it was envisioned he would have a role with the franchise upon retirement.

Adi Joseph/USA Today

Doc Rivers Wants To Keep Clippers Together
Doc Rivers cite the Jazz of the 1990s as an example of a team that wasn't broken up.

Sam Amick/USA Today

David Fizdale Calls Game 2 Referees 'Unacceptable, Unprofessional'
David Fizdale was critical of the foul discrepancy in Game 2.

Michael C. Wright/ESPN

Andre Iguodala Likely To Re-Sign With Warriors
An NBA source said the only real open question for Andre Iguodala to re-sign is the number of seasons on the deal with the Warriors.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Suns To Keep Ryan McDonough As GM
The Suns intend to retain Ryan McDonough as general manager as he enters the final season of his current contract.

Marc Stein, Chris Haynes/ESPN

Hornets Decline 17-18 Option On Christian Wood
Christian Wood averaged 2.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 8.2 minutes per game.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Carmelo Anthony Separates From La La
The 16-17 season reportedly strained the Anthony's marriage.


Isaiah Thomas Will Travel To Tacoma After Game 2
Isaiah Thomas had 33 points on 18 shots from the floor to go with five rebounds and six assists in Game 1 just hours after his sister was killed in a car accident.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Rudy Gobert Ruled Out For Game 2
Without Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors is expected to be the starter at the center spot.

Tony Jones/Salt Lake Tribune