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Chad Ford

Ford: My optimal draft for every NBA team

Chad Ford plays GM for all 30 NBA teams, making his "Grade A" picks -- picks that would earn a team an A -- for both rounds of the 2015 NBA draft.

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4hTom Haberstroh

Introducing 'Iso LeBron'

LeBron is averaging twice as many isolation plays as he did last postseason, and it's hurting King James and the Cavs, writes Tom Haberstroh.

Highlights

LeBron, Cavs cruise past Bulls to even series (1:30)

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4hJoe Kaiser

NBA tip sheet for FanDuel: May 6

Joe Kaiser offers up the best options for those playing FanDuel's NBA games on May 6.

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18hEthan Sherwood Strauss

When shooting stars grow dim

The Warriors believe they were too emotional during the Game 2 loss, sunk by a poor shooting night in the face of a tough Memphis defense.

TrueHoop TV

Sit Derrick Rose? (4:45)

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1dZach Lowe

How NBA's playoff casualties will spend for future

With the first round over, eight more teams can turn their attention toward the offseason transaction bonanza -- and the unprecedented climate of uncertainty around it.

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1dMike Mazzeo

End of the line for D-Will in Brooklyn?

Is Deron Williams' tenure in Brooklyn over? The time may be right for a fresh start on both sides, Mike Mazzeo writes.

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Curry's plays of the year (2:34)

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Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty (1:24)

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Whistles aplenty in Houston

The Clippers and Rockets have been called for 6 fouls each, as Houston has taken a 7-point lead with 3 minutes left in the first quarter. Follow live

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

The fans are college-close to Clippers' bench in Houston. The players love it; occasionally engaging with the hecklers.

James adapting game to absences

LeBron James said after the Cavs' Game 2 win without Kevin Love and J.R. Smith: "We're very short-handed right now ... so I have to be aggressive, even more aggressive than my usual self."

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Rockets take early lead

Dwight Howard is making the most of DeAndre Jordan's early foul trouble. The Rockets' center has 8 points on four dunks, and Houston leads 16-10 midway through the first quarter. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

David Blatt on Iman Shumpert: "I hope he's going to be OK ... Time for one of those miracle 48-hour recoveries"

Cavs cruise to Game 2 win

With LeBron James back in his trademark headband, the Cavaliers got back on track. Cleveland led wire to wire to tie up the series with the Bulls.

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Blake Griffin with the first six points of the game for the Clippers. Griffin 6, Rockets 2 with 10:15 left in the 1st quarter.

Chris Paul out again for Game 2

Los Angeles was able to steal Game 1 on the road against the Rockets with Chris Paul watching from the bench -- which is where he'll be again tonight. Follow live

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LeBron slams it down

LeBron James said after a disappointing Game 1 that he'd have to change his mindset. His mindset appeared to be "attack" on this must-see slam against Jimmy Butler and the Bulls in Cleveland's Game 2 win.

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LeBron best vs. Bulls

LeBron James has scored 26.9 PPG in 17 career playoff games against the Bulls. That's actually 1 point lower than his overall playoff average, but still good enough for the best average by any player vs. Chicago (min. 10 games).

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Final: Cavaliers 106, Bulls 91

After not having a lead at all in Game 1, the Cavaliers led wire to wire in Game 2 to tie their series with the Bulls at 1-1. LeBron James led the way with 33 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Cleveland. Box score

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Shane Battier @ShaneBattier

Watching Bulls/Cavs. I admit. I miss the playoffs. Nothing better. Every possession means something. Meaningful basketball.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Gm 1, only Cav to play above his expected output was Iman & Kyrie (to lesser extent). Gm 2 it was Iman, Delly, JJ, Tristan & even LeBron

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

LeBron decided to take over tonight. When that happens in a game, the Bulls -- and every other team -- don't have much of a chance.

Cavaliers pulling away

The Bulls have gone ice cold in the 4th (2-of-11 from the field), and the Cavaliers have stretched their lead back up to 20 with under 6 minutes to play. Follow live

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Oh by the way -- Rose is three rebounds shy of a triple double. He's got 14 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.