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The Ten: Beard puts Mavericks on brink

James Harden scored 42 points to push Houston to a 3-0 series lead on Dallas. It was The Beard's turn to be a star hitting clutch shots.

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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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The Michael Carter-Williams Project (5:00)

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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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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

And sure enough the numbers reflected that. Bibby was better with a soft contest. Different strokes, different folks.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Reminds me of when Mike Bibby told us that LeBron/Wade/Bosh made him too open. Hated having a lot of space. Overthought it.

Harden cooks Rockets to 3-0 lead
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James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points and Dwight Howard grabbed a playoff franchise-high 26 rebounds as the Rockets held off the Mavericks for a 130-128 win in Game 3.

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Spurs dominate from wire-to-wire
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Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 32 points and San Antonio clobbered the Clippers by 27 points to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Doc Rivers postgame
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The Clippers coach on the Game 3 blowout loss: "I don't know about effort and execution. I know we got our butt kicked."

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Vestiges of Lob City
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It was a horrid perfomance for the Clippers all around, but an awful night still means a CP3 to DeAndre Jordan alley-oop that most teams can only dream about.

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Final: Spurs 100, Clippers 73
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It was total domination by the defending champions. Kawhi Leonard collected his Defensive Player of the Year award pregame, then collected a career-high 32 points. San Antonio takes a 2-1 series lead. Game 3 is Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Box score

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Top Spurs playoff blowouts
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The Spurs are currently crushing the Clippers by 31 points. Where does it rank on their list of playoff blowouts?

  • 1983 Nuggets (40 points)
  • 2013 Heat (36 points)
  • 2014 Thunder (35 points)
  • 2006 Kings (34 points)

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Worst shooting in team history?

The Clippers playoff low in field goal percentage came on May 9, 2012 at 37.1%. They're currently struggling at 29.6% from the field with about 6 minutes left in the game and down 34 points. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

I agree with Jeff Van Gundy: Manu Ginobili plays as consistently hard, year after year after year, as any player I've ever seen.

Kawhi shows off his range

Kawhi Leonard made this 3-pointer on the Clippers, part of his 29-point outburst. The Spurs lead by 25 early in the 4th quarter on ESPN.

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david b. thorpe @coachthorpe

Somewhere, Wade, Bosh, Haslem, and Spoelstra are seeing the Spurs score and laughing. On the outside. Inside, just tears.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

All one-on-one for the Clippers. They had two assists in the third quarter. (Of course, they only had two unassisted baskets.)

Clippers can't buy a bucket

The Clippers were the No. 1 team in offensive efficiency but only have 49 points after 3 quarters. They scored just 11 points in the 3rd quarter. San Antonio has built a 21-point lead. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Force known as Kawhi

Kawhi Leonard is up to 11 points for the quarter and 27 for the game. That's just his offensive contribution. The newly-minted Defensive Player of the Year has harried the Clippers into 11 turnovers. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Kawhi cooking in the 3rd

The Clippers have no answer for the DPOY. Kawhi Leonard has 8 early points in the 3rd quarter and has pushed the Spurs' lead up to 16. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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