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Sources: NBA cap could pass $100M by 2017-18

At this week's NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York, teams were advised ‎that the league's salary cap could rise past the $100 million mark as soon as the 2017-18 season, sources said.

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Hawks face their unwitting benefactor

The 2012 deal of Joe Johnson helped make the Hawks' success this season possible. Now Atlanta faces Brooklyn, hoping to earn the biggest dividend.

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James Harden led the league in minutes (2:39)

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How The West Will Be Won

This season's Western Conference might be the best the game has ever seen. Want to reach the promised land? You'll have to survive the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

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Not in the 6 with his woes

The Raptors only hit 38% of their shots in today's OT loss to the Wizards. Maybe they could get some pointers from their team ambassador. Can't drain Drake of his energy

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Warriors grounding Pelicans

New Orleans' Quincy Pondexter hit a half-court heave just before time expired to bring the Pelicans 3 points closer. The bad news is that they still trail the Dubs by 18. Stephen Curry is up to 27 points through three quarters. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Steph Curry's circus shot
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It's been that kind of game -- really, that kind of season -- for Stephen Curry and the Warriors. The Pelicans got a taste of that as Curry finished a wild layup and-1.

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Injury Report April 18 Matt Bonner (tightness, right calf) – Questionable Tiago Splitter (tightness, right calf) – Questionable

Half: Warriors 59, Pelicans 41

Warriors G Leandro Barbosa just missed a buzzer-beater layup to end the half, but the Warriors are still up by 18 at half behind Steph Curry's 19 points -- 8 of which have come in transition. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Half: Warriors 56, Pelicans 41

Warriors G Leandro Barbosa just missed a buzzer-beater layup to end the half, but the Warriors are still up by 15 at half behind Stephen Curry's 19 points -- 8 of which have come in transition.

Davis' block to start playoff career

Pelicans F Anthony Davis blocks Warriors F Draymond Green in the first quarter of Game 1 -- Davis' first career playoff game. The Warriors are up 34-25 four minutes into the second quarter.

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End of 1Q: Golden State up big
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After one quarter at Oracle, the Warriors are up 28-13 over Anthony Davis and the Pelicans in Game 1. Steph Curry has already dropped 11 points. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Thompson to Bogut for 2
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Warriors G Klay Thompson lobbed up a nice pass to C Andrew Bogut, who finished with a two-handed dunk in the first quarter against the Pelicans. Golden State leads 18-11.

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Watch: Pelicans at Warriors, Game 1
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The Warriors went 3-1 against the Pelicans this season -- but the Pelicans' Anthony Davis sat out in two of those wins. The Warriors are playing at home, where they lost just twice in the regular season. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Final: Wizards 93, Raptors 86 in OT
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Washington held the Raptors to just 4 points in OT as Paul Pierce was the Wizards' outright leading scorer for the first time since March 7 with 20 points. Washington has won 7 of its last 8 road playoff games.

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Raptors have yet to score in OT
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In the shot-clock era, only twice has a team gone scoreless in overtime in a playoff game. The Wizards lead 87-82 with less than 2 minutes left.

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Wizards-Raptors going to overtime
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After being down by double digits in the fourth, the Raptors fought to tie the game at 82 to force Game 1 versus the Wizards into OT. Toronto's bench has showed up big today, scoring 46 points. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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All tied up in Toronto
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The Raptors were down by as much as 15 points to the Wizards in the fourth quarter -- but now it's tied 82-82 with 25 seconds left in the game. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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