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Summer Scoop: New Orleans Pelicans

What's next for the Pelicans? After New Orleans' early exit from the playoffs, Marc Stein identifies the key questions surrounding Anthony Davis & Co.


Warriors sweep Pelicans (1:59)


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#NBAFrontOffice: Thunder's next steps

ESPN.com's NBA Front Office convenes to discuss the firing of Scott Brooks by the Oklahoma City Thunder. What is the way forward for OKC, and what type of replacement should they target?


Dave McMenamin @mcten

CLE really doesn't have a timeline for KLove's return yet. A lot of it depends on how shoulder responds tomorrow after being popped back in

Clippers find 2-point touch

The Clippers are currently shooting 17-of-27 on 2-pointers (63.0%). They shot 37.1% on 2-pointers in Game 3's loss. L.A. holds a 41-40 lead with 3:39 left in the first half. Watch live


Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Doc & Clippers are going after the refs (what's new?). General line is: "We know they're the champs, we know he's Tim Duncan but c'mon now."

Paul playing with the series lead

Chris Paul is just 3-4 in playoff series in which his team takes a series lead at any point. He would drop to 3-5 if the Clippers are eliminated after taking a 1-0 lead against the Spurs in L.A.

LeBron James on series win: D is key

"Offensively, we still have some things to clean up. But all four games we were in-tune defensively, and that's going to give you the best opportunity to win in the postseason ... even when the offense is not going well."


Dave McMenamin @mcten

More Kevin Love: "That's just not a basketball play ... The league will take a look at it and it better be swift and just"

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kevin Love is wearing a sling. Says he hasn't had any MRI on the shoulder yet, but it popped back into place in the locker room.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kevin Love: "I thought it was a bush-league play ... I have no doubt in my mind that he did it on purpose"

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Spurs hit a 3 and Blake Griffin is back in there. Once again, two starters (Griffin & Redick) with three reserves (Crawford, Rivers & Baby).

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Tie game. Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford, Hedo Turkoglu and Big Baby are in the game. Big moment for the bench.

End of 1Q: Spurs 25, Clippers 25

The Clips began the game on a 6-0 run, the Spurs answered with an 8-0 spurt, and Game 4 seesawed through the first. San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker each have 8 points, while Blake Griffin's 6 lead the Clips. Watch live


SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Cavaliers made 29 field goals in 4th quarter during 4-game sweep of Celtics. LeBron James & Kyrie Irving scored or assisted on 27 of them.

J.R. Smith ejected for smacking Crowder

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith received a flagrant 2 for his backhanded swipe on Celtics forward Jae Crowder and was ejected in the third quarter.


Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Jae Crowder will undergo further testing tonight, including MRI to diagnose left leg injury.

Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

Brad Stevens: “The best thing I take from this year is we had growth, building, progress. Now we have to build on it."

East playoff picture

The Cavs are the first to advance to the Eastern Conference Semis. The Wizards look to become the second East team to advance at 6:30 p.m. ET against the Raptors.

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LeBron James in playoffs

For the 4th time in his career, LeBron James played a game where his team could eliminate the Celtics from the playoffs. He scored 45 points in a Game 7 loss in 2008, but since then he's won all three, despite his scoring dropping in each contest.

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San Antonio Spurs @spurs

Today also marks Parker’s 200th career playoff game, he is just the 8th player in @NBA history to play 200 games in the postseason.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs sweep the series, winning Game 4 101-93 but could have lost Love and J.R. for a spell in the process. LeBron 27p 10r 8a; Kyrie 24p 11r