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Love injured as Cavs win chippy Game 4 to sweep Celts (2:09)


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Roster Reload: Celtics

Kevin Pelton looks at how the Boston Celtics could reload their roster for 2015-16, noting the team has a lot of good young players returning and some cap space to work with.


Playoff buzzer-beaters

Check out the past four NBA playoff game-winning buzzer-beaters, including ones from LeBron James when he was a member of the Miami Heat and Bucks' Jerryd Bayless' winner against the Bulls.

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Battle of hairstyles (0:25)

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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?


Game 4 could be Aldridge's last as Blazer

With Portland on the verge of playoff elimination, LaMarcus Aldridge's free agency status is on the horizon. But Damian Lillard isn't concerned: “I don’t have any reason to believe why he wouldn’t be back here." Teammates aware

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Raptors have a Sixers-like quality

The Wizards shot 71.4 percent in the first quarter, Washington's second best shooting performance in an opening frame this season. Only the 76ers allowed the Wizards a hotter first this season (77.8 percent shooting on Apr. 8).

Wizards starters start hot

The Wizards didn't get a single point from their bench in the first quarter, but they're probably just fine with that after a 36-point outburst from the starters in the frame. Washington scored 13 points in transition and leads Toronto by 14. Follow live

A no-good, very bad series for Kyle Lowry

Forget assist-to-turnover ratio; Lowry is struggling with his assist-to-fouls ratio against the Wizards. So far in the series, Lowry has 16 personal fouls and just 15 assists.

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Bad start for Lowry

Kyle Lowry picked up two personal fouls in less than six minutes in the first quarter, but he waved off coach Dwane Casey and stayed in the game. Then he exacerbated the situation with a technical as the Raptors called timeout. The Wizards lead by 6 and are already in the bonus. Follow live


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Explanation: 9:59/Q1: Common foul on Nene. After review for player altercation no additional penalties were assessed.

Clippers show Spurs are mortal

Chris Paul scored 34 points to help the Clippers even their series against the Spurs at 2-2. "We're not that good," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "and they're not what you saw [Friday] without a doubt."


The importance of Game 5

With the Clippers and Spurs tied 2-2, Game 5 becomes pivotal. Teams that win Game 5 of a best-of-7 series tied 2-2 go on to win the series 82 percent of the time.


Chris Paul: 'This was a total team effort'

Chris Paul got plenty of motivation before Sunday's Game 4 win: "All my teammates, my brother, all them been telling me how passive I've been, so I just tried to be a little aggressive." But it's Paul's son who'll likely take credit, Paul says.


Season on the brink for Raptors

2014-15 was Toronto's best regular season in franchise history. But with one more loss to Paul Pierce and the Wizards, a season that once saw title hopes for the Raptors would come to a crashing halt. Follow live

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Love hurt on Olynyk foul

It's impossible to draw any definitive conclusions from a still image, but if Kevin Love really believes Kelly Olynyk's hard foul was intentional, this picture certainly won't dissuade him. 'Bush league,' says Love


This is why he's @JCrossover

Clippers guard Jamal Crawford lived up to his Twitter handle with an ankle-breaking crossover on Tim Duncan and a silky smooth finish at the rim.


Clippers respond with big Game 4 win

Home-court advantage is back in L.A.'s hands. Chris Paul knew he had to play better after Game 3's loss, and he answered with 34 points and 7 assists. The Clippers tied the series 2-2 with a 114-105 win over the Spurs. Box score



“If the Clippers play like this, and Chris Paul is this good, and Blake Griffin is this good, it’ll be hard to beat them” - Jeff Van Gundy