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Rare Rockets sight tonight

The Rockets will make their first conference semifinals appearance since 2009. Houston has won only two playoff series in the last 18 seasons, and that includes its series this year against Dallas.

LeBron makes top 5 yet again

By finishing 3rd in this year's MVP voting, LeBron James joins Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with 10 consecutive top-5 finishes in MVP voting.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Today's fun facts: When Tim Duncan entered NBA, LeBron was in 7th grade, Peyton Manning hadn't been drafted & Jameis Winston was 3 years old

Antonio Davis: Cavs over Bulls

Antonio Davis told SportsCenter that Derrick Rose is the key to the Cavaliers-Bulls series.

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MVP Voting results

Stephen Curry received 100 of 130 potential 1st-place votes for MVP. James Harden finished 2nd and had 25 first-place votes. LeBron James finished 3rd with the other 5 first-place votes.

  • 4th: Russell Westbrook
  • 5th: Anthony Davis
  • 6th: Chris Paul

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Curry's plays of the year

In honor of winning the MVP, SportsCenter looks back at Stephen Curry's most creative passes, dribbles and shots of the year.

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J.A. Adande @jadande

Using LAC-Spurs as case for playoff seeding changes is twisted logic. "What a great series! Let's make sure it never happens again!"

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Dwight Howard reacts to Harden not winning MVP: "All of us are pretty upset he didn't win, but our goal is to win the championship."

Pelton: 'Hack-A-Shaq' is not basketball

The numbers back up the Hack-a-Shaq technique. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said: “If someone has a weakness, you exploit it, so intellectually I don't feel bad about it, but sight-wise it's God-awful." Pelton: How to get rid of it

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Milwaukee's best yet to come

Yes, the 54-point elimination vs. the Bucks was bad. But armed with long arms of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Michael Carter-Williams and Jabari Parker, the future's bright in Milwaukee. Bet on the Bucks

6 things you should know about the MVP

According to his sister, Stephen Curry's got odd taste in movies and is a numbers nerd. Sister knows best

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Two interesting MVP connections for Curry: Born in the same city as LeBron & joins Kobe as the only other son of an NBA player to win it

How Donovan hopes to be remembered

Former Florida coach Billy Donovan on how he wants people to remember him: "I hope that I am able to leave a big gaping hole here. ... That I was able to impact people's lives."

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Curry already a Warriors legend

Steph Curry is the second Warriors player to ever be named MVP and the first since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960 when the team played in Philadelphia. The last Warrior to even crack the Top 4 in voting was Rick Barry in 1976.

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If Bulls don't beat Cavs now, then when?

ESPN's Nick Friedell: "It's a chance to silence those who question [the Bulls'] consistency and to take advantage of another team's misfortune for a change after years of dealing with emotional setbacks." Bulls-Cavs starts tonight. Now or never

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