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Matt Barnes @Matt_Barnes22

Not a knock on Jr cause he's the homie, but I get 1game for pushing someone! Let me take a swing w/a closed fist. NBA picks & chooses #joke


Disciplines handed out after Game 4 of CLE/BOS: • J.R. Smith suspended 2 gms • Kelly Olynyk suspended 1 gm • Kendrick Perkins fined $15,000

Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

Olynyk will miss the first game of the 2015-16 regular season. League said he “yanked [Love’s] arm down” after being entangled.

Game 4: Hawks-Nets, 7 p.m. ET

Brooklyn saved its season with a Game 3 win Saturday, cutting the series deficit to 2-1. Now it can swing the momentum in its favor with a 2nd straight win at the Barclays Center tonight. Follow live


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Last team that comes to mind to lose a major piece and still go on to win it all was the 2011 Dallas Mavericks without Caron Butler.

Love's injury puts burden on LeBron

Chauncey Billups on Cavs PF Kevin Love being ruled out for the second round: "I think their opponent will be the Bulls, and I think that's a tough one, because the Bulls are a big team ... LeBron is probably going to have to play the 4 a lot."


Ian Begley @IanBegley

LeBron James has 33 career playoff games with at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. That's the most in NBA playoff history.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Surprise is not that Love has been ruled out for the whole second round. Surprise is that the ruling out happened so fast

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

Declaring Love out for next round is not legally binding. Maybe he does miss series, but doing it this way mitigates incessant queries.

Cavs: Love out for second round

Kevin Love's shoulder injury has officially been diagnosed as "an acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with the corresponding ligament/labrum tearing and humeral head bone bruising." He is out for the entire second round, and his status will be updated in a few days.


Pippen: Curry might be 'toughest' cover

Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen hosted a Twitter Q&A today, and he was asked which current NBA player he'd like to guard: "I'd say LeBron, but I think Steph Curry might be the toughest player to guard in the league."

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