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Summer Scoop: Toronto Raptors

Five burning questions and answers about the Toronto Raptors' immediate future in the wake of their humbling Game 4 loss in the nation's capital that sealed a first-round sweep for the Washington Wizards:1.

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Austin Rivers still stuck in dad's shadow

Austin Rivers had his best performance as a Clipper in Game 4, but it's not enough to get out from under his dad's shadow.

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Lopez's play gives Nets a fighting chance

If Brooklyn has any chance of evening the series against Atlanta -- let alone pulling off the upset -- expect a heavy dose of Brook Lopez.


Nets need OT to top Hawks in Game 4 (2:14)


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Kevin Love injured on malicious play? (2:32)

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Raptors face tough offseason decisions

After a first-round sweep by the Wizards, the Raptors have some difficult offseason choices to make in the wake of a disappointing finish


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Bucks deserve all the credit tonight. They've played tough to the end -- again. Bulls just didn't have answers and got tight late.


Can Chicago come back? Bulls trail Bucks 94-88 with 27 seconds left. Milwaukee trying to keep series alive.

Greek Freak blocks Derrick Rose late

Rose had Pau Gasol open on the pick-and-roll, but he tried to challenge Giannis Antetokounmpo at the rim. Bad idea. Milwaukee secured possession, and the Bucks lead the Bulls by 4 with less than 30 seconds remaining. Follow live


Nets use OT to take down 1-seeded Hawks

Deron Willams scored 35 points to tie his career playoff high, and the Nets evened their series with the Hawks at 2-2. Williams had tallied just 18 points total in Games 1 through 3.


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Bad habits coming back to bite Bulls late. Nobody boxed out Henson. Rose now 0-for-7 from 3 point line. Butler and Rose now 10/38 from field

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This is the most active Noah has been since Game 1 10 points, 12 boards, 6 assists-- but he is still having problems finishing at the rim.

Bulls hanging tough to start fourth

Jimmy Butler woke up the United Center with a circus shot off the glass, and Joakim Noah cleaned up a Bulls miss on the subsequent possession to pull Chicago within 3 of the Bucks early in the fourth quarter. Follow live

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1 reason Hawks haven't looked like regular-season Hawks: Korver's shooting 33% from 3 in playoffs

Bucks keeping Bulls' backcourt in check

Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler had alternated big games so far this series, but Chicago's guards are a combined 6-of-25 from the floor for 24 points in Game 5, and the Bucks lead the Bulls 76-70 after three. Follow live



% chance to win series according to ESPN BPI: •ATL in 6 39% •ATL in 7 38% •BKN in 7 12% •BKN in 6 11%

History is on Hawks' side

Since the first round of the NBA playoffs went to a best-of-7 format, Hawks-Nets is the 7th matchup between the No. 1 and No. 8 seeds to be tied at 2-2. The No. 1 seed has won all six previous such series.


Nets even Hawks at 2-2 with clutch win

Deron Williams picked a perfect time to become his former self. The Hawks couldn't put the Nets away in the second half, and Brooklyn outscored Atlanta 16-11 in overtime for a 120-115 win. Box score


Korver comes up short for Hawks

The Hawks grabbed two offensive rebounds on one possession, but Kyle Korver missed three straight 3-pointers, and the Hawks are left fouling to extend the game. Deron Williams has tied his playoff career high with 35 points. Follow live

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Looks like Rose caught an elbow from Zaza. MCW also has a right ankle injury. Rose stays in. Bayless comes in for the Bucks.

Ball movement is king in Game 4 OT

The Hawks moved the ball beautifully to set up an Al Horford layup, but the Nets responded with some nifty passing of their own for a Bojan Bogdanovic triple -- and Thaddeus Young followed it up with an and-1. He missed the FT, but Brooklyn leads by 3 late in the extra frame. Follow live