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Love hurt, Cavs sweep C's in chippy Gm. 4

The Cavs won the series in Boston but lost Kevin Love to a dislocated shoulder in a heated Game 4. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 51 points to advance Cleveland to the next round.


Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

Danny Green again has zero points. That has to change. But again, the X Factor is "too little" Patty Mills, who will play big.

Bad news for Conley, Grizzlies

Mike Conley will return to Memphis to have the facial injury he suffered in Game 3 reevaluated, the team announced Sunday. Conley has been ruled out of Game 4 in Portland on Monday.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kendrick Perkins: "I didn't go in with the intention of sending no type of message. I was just playing my game"

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Grizzlies announced Mike Conley is headed back to Memphis to be reevaluated for facial injury suffered in Game3. Means he's out for Game4

Clippers filling up the box score

It's simple for L.A.: Get a win in Game 4, and the Clippers reclaim home-court advantage. They're halfway there, leading the Spurs 51-47 thanks to 12 points from Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, and 11 boards for DeAndre Jordan. Box score


Bruce Bowen: J.R. has to answer for this

"[Crowder] went down like Floyd Mayweather hit him, and that's scary in any sport. So it's not just the fact that it's a little chippiness, now we're resulting to these types of things, and it's not something that this game is about. It's unacceptable."


Crawford floats a lob to Jordan

The floater in the lane is one of the most important shots in the NBA, but when DeAndre Jordan is down low, you're always better off throwing a lob. Good decision, Jamal Crawford.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

CLE really doesn't have a timeline for KLove's return yet. A lot of it depends on how shoulder responds tomorrow after being popped back in

Clippers find 2-point touch

The Clippers are currently shooting 17-of-27 on 2-pointers (63.0%). They shot 37.1% on 2-pointers in Game 3's loss. L.A. holds a 41-40 lead with 3:39 left in the first half. Watch live


Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Doc & Clippers are going after the refs (what's new?). General line is: "We know they're the champs, we know he's Tim Duncan but c'mon now."

Paul playing with the series lead

Chris Paul is just 3-4 in playoff series in which his team takes a series lead at any point. He would drop to 3-5 if the Clippers are eliminated after taking a 1-0 lead against the Spurs in L.A.

LeBron James on series win: D is key

"Offensively, we still have some things to clean up. But all four games we were in-tune defensively, and that's going to give you the best opportunity to win in the postseason ... even when the offense is not going well."


Dave McMenamin @mcten

More Kevin Love: "That's just not a basketball play ... The league will take a look at it and it better be swift and just"

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kevin Love is wearing a sling. Says he hasn't had any MRI on the shoulder yet, but it popped back into place in the locker room.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kevin Love: "I thought it was a bush-league play ... I have no doubt in my mind that he did it on purpose"