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Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

NBA commissioner Adam Silver expects the NBA to explore rule changes at upcoming meetings that would address rampant use of Hack-a-Shaq strategy that slows games and hurts entertainment value.

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Lowe: Fear old-school Rose

The dynamic version of Derrick Rose has returned. And Bulls' opponents should be very afraid.

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J.R. Smith swishing shots of redemption

Cavs newcomer J.R. Smith set the tone before the ball was tipped in Game 3. His special flair is being embraced as endearing rather than dubious.

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Can YOU fix the NBA Draft?

The NBA draft could use some serious fixing. It's your turn to help.

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Sterling tapes leaked 1 year ago
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Today marks the anniversary of the leak of Donald Sterling's racist rant. Since that day, Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life and his team has been sold. How Clippers moved on

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Fisher: Be like Brad
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Knicks coach Derek Fisher is a big fan of Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "I think Brad kind of has that feel where most of the work is already done and he's allowing the guys to go out and play the game. That's kind of the way I feel. That will be my style going forward."

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LeBron shot has to be seen to be believed
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LeBron James made a full-court shot at practice today like it was a casual game of catch at the park.

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Hawks can't find the range
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The Hawks are just 2-for-14 on shots outside of the paint so far today -- and both makes are by DeMarre Carroll. His teammates are just 7-for-27 from the field as the Nets have pushed out to a 10-point lead midway through the second quarter.

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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Hawks turn the ball over 5 times, go 6-21 from field, get to the line for only 4 FTA, overhelp on D. Other than that, fine. BKN 31, ATL 16

Mark your calendars for May 2
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There's a lot more going on next Saturday than just Mayweather-Pacquiao.

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Nets' starters came to play

Brooklyn's starters scored 29 of the team's 31 points in a scorching first quarter as it leads 31-16 after one. The Hawks made just 1 of their first 8 shots and finished the quarter shooting under 30% from the field. Follow live

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Bogdanovic has 11 points and three 3-pointers in the first quarter. #Nets came in shooting just over 28 percent from downtown in the series.

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

The whole get off to a fast start thing has been achieved. #Nets up 16-5 and playing solid D. ATL just 2-for-10 to start.

Hawks slow out of the gate

The Hawks attempted just five shots from the field in the game's first four-plus minutes -- the same number as Brooklyn's made shots. Nets lead 14-3 in the early going. Follow live

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Not trying to pile on or anything, but we're 11 minutes from tip and Barclays Center is dead. You'd think we were T-minus 45 minutes.

Hawks at Nets, 3 p.m. ET (Hawks lead 2-0)
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It looks grim for the Nets, considering Atlanta's won 7 straight against them in the regular and postseason. But Brooklyn has the home crowd behind them this time. "All is not lost," guard Jarrett Jack said. Follow live

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Davis still 'dwelling on' Game 3 loss
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Anthony Davis and the Pelicans lost a 20-point, 4th-quarter lead to the Warriors in Game 3 and now face elimination in tonight's Game 4. "It's been tough, not just on me -- organization, team, coaches ... But now we know we've got to focus on the game tonight and try to get a win."

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