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Raptors have a Sixers-like quality

The Wizards shot 71.4 percent in the first quarter, Washington's second best shooting performance in an opening frame this season. Only the 76ers allowed the Wizards a hotter first this season (77.8 percent shooting on Apr. 8).

Wizards starters start hot

The Wizards didn't get a single point from their bench in the first quarter, but they're probably just fine with that after a 36-point outburst from the starters in the frame. Washington scored 13 points in transition and leads Toronto by 14. Follow live

A no-good, very bad series for Kyle Lowry
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Forget assist-to-turnover ratio; Lowry is struggling with his assist-to-fouls ratio against the Wizards. So far in the series, Lowry has 16 personal fouls and just 15 assists.

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Bad start for Lowry
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Kyle Lowry picked up two personal fouls in less than six minutes in the first quarter, but he waved off coach Dwane Casey and stayed in the game. Then he exacerbated the situation with a technical as the Raptors called timeout. The Wizards lead by 6 and are already in the bonus. Follow live

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Explanation: 9:59/Q1: Common foul on Nene. After review for player altercation no additional penalties were assessed.

Clippers show Spurs are mortal
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Chris Paul scored 34 points to help the Clippers even their series against the Spurs at 2-2. "We're not that good," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, "and they're not what you saw [Friday] without a doubt."

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The importance of Game 5
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With the Clippers and Spurs tied 2-2, Game 5 becomes pivotal. Teams that win Game 5 of a best-of-7 series tied 2-2 go on to win the series 82 percent of the time.

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Chris Paul: 'This was a total team effort'
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Chris Paul got plenty of motivation before Sunday's Game 4 win: "All my teammates, my brother, all them been telling me how passive I've been, so I just tried to be a little aggressive." But it's Paul's son who'll likely take credit, Paul says.

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Season on the brink for Raptors
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2014-15 was Toronto's best regular season in franchise history. But with one more loss to Paul Pierce and the Wizards, a season that once saw title hopes for the Raptors would come to a crashing halt. Follow live

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Love hurt on Olynyk foul

It's impossible to draw any definitive conclusions from a still image, but if Kevin Love really believes Kelly Olynyk's hard foul was intentional, this picture certainly won't dissuade him. 'Bush league,' says Love

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This is why he's @JCrossover
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Clippers guard Jamal Crawford lived up to his Twitter handle with an ankle-breaking crossover on Tim Duncan and a silky smooth finish at the rim.

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Clippers respond with big Game 4 win
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Home-court advantage is back in L.A.'s hands. Chris Paul knew he had to play better after Game 3's loss, and he answered with 34 points and 7 assists. The Clippers tied the series 2-2 with a 114-105 win over the Spurs. Box score

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“If the Clippers play like this, and Chris Paul is this good, and Blake Griffin is this good, it’ll be hard to beat them” - Jeff Van Gundy

Clips can't close door on Spurs
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Kawhi Leonard made one bad decision on a heat check of a jumper, but he has San Antonio right back in the thick of it with less than 2 minutes remaining in the fourth. Chris Paul (30 points, 7 assists) has been huge; can he keep L.A. from going down 3-1? Watch live

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Wow. Back to back threes from Kawhi Leonard. It's now 106-98. Some Spurs fans had already started heading for the exits.