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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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'This is why I'm here'
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Toronto fans are all too familiar with this sight, but Paul Pierce nailed a dagger 3 late in the game to put to bed any hopes of a Raptors comeback.

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Leonard drops the hammer on Clippers
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This Kawhi Leonard alley-oop from Danny Green brought the house down in San Antonio. He has 16 points and his Spurs lead by 6 at the half.

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Final: Wizards 106, Raptors 99

Two late 3-pointers by Otto Porter were followed by a dagger 3 by Paul Pierce to seal the victory as the Wizards take a commanding 3-0 series lead. John Wall finished with 19 points and 15 assists as he looks to close out the Raptors on Sunday. Box score

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Going to be amazing in a couple of years when Paul Pierce is hitting game-winners at the Y and yelling "This is why they brought me here!"

Mills hits bullseye from downtown
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Patty Mills played a huge role in the Spurs' Game 2 win. Here he knocks down a 3 in transition to give his team a big cushion. The Clippers have since crept back in it.

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Spurs up at half thanks to Leonard

San Antonio leads the Clippers 46-38 at halftime behind 16 points from Kawhi Leonard. Los Angeles shooting just 34.1% from the floor also helped. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Raptors scraping down the stretch

Toronto is staying in it despite a horrid 38.9% shooting from the field. Transition defense has been the Raptors' key as they trail by 4 with 3 minutes left in the game. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Nothing falling for Clippers
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Shooting 32.3% from the field and 25% from 3 is not a recipe for victory and Los Angeles is finding that out. The Clippers trail the Spurs 35-29 halfway through the 2nd quarter. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Nothing falling for Clippers
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Shooting 32.3% from the field and 25% from 3 is not a recipe for victory and Los Angeles is finding that out. The Clippers trail the Spurs 35-29 halfway through the 2nd quarter. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Truth looking for breathing room

Paul Pierce sized up a a 28-footer and drained a 3 to give the Wizards a 4-point lead midway through the final frame. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Spurs outshooting Clippers
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San Antonio has built a 12-point lead early in the second quarter and it's easy to see why. The Spurs are shooting 56.5% compared to the Clippers' 31.8%. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Spurs 25, Clippers 16 at the end of the 1st quarter. Kawhi Leonard with 10 points, J.J. Redick with 7 points.

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Spurs 25, Clippers 13 with 2:05 left in the 1st quarter. Spurs shooting 57.9% from the field & 42.% from 3. Clippers shooting 41.7% & 20%.

Kawhi not missing early
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Recently crowned Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard is showing his offense exploits early. Leonard has begun 4-for-4 with 10 points and the Spurs lead the Clippers 25-13 with 2 minutes to go in the 1st. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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