Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz
Carroll will warm up, take a few shots, get a little more treatment, then the Hawks will make a call.
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Is Game 2 a must-win for the Hawks? Only 4 teams in NBA playoff history have come back to win a series after losing the 1st 2 games at home.
Knicks hope for a little West Coast help
Things didn't exactly go New York's way in the draft lottery. But if the Lakers, who reportedly aren't "locked in" to a big man, don't pick Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 2 in the draft, is the door open for the Knicks? Sixers could thwart plans
Getting ready for Game 2 with a look back
Counting the minutes until the Hawks and Cavs tip off in Atlanta? Take an all-access look at the exciting Eastern Conference finals Game 1 and watch J.R. Smith catch fire as the Hawks tried to battle the flames.
The two faces of J.R. Smith
Maybe Smith's suspension was a blessing for the Cavs. Before the discipline, Smith averaged 9.8 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Since, he's pouring in 15.8 points per game and shooting a blistering 51.3 percent -- on 3-pointers, that is. (Via Dave McMenamin)
Kobe's final season with Lakers?
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says he hasn't had discussions with Kobe Bryant about playing with L.A. beyond this season, which is the last on his contract. Bryant will be 37 when the season begins and played just 35 games last season. Kobe's uncertain future
Hawks try to avoid Harden's cursed fate
Rapper Lil B might not be a household name at the level of Jay Z or Kanye West, but the Bay Area-born man also known as The Based God carries much power in NBA circles with his now-legendary curses. 'Got love' for Atlanta
Lakers cap situation is wide open
The Lakers have a projected $23M in cap space this summer. If it is indeed Kobe Bryant's last season and with the salary cap projected to spike to $89M in the summer of 2016, the Lakers have just one player on a guaranteed contract for the '16-17 season (Nick Young at $5.4M).
Lakers ready to 'turn the page'
Los Angeles might be ready to move on, but would Kobe Bryant consider playing elsewhere? Baxter Holmes can't imagine it: "He can't envision playing with any other team, wearing any other jersey than the purple and gold."
SportsCenter Not Top 10
Happy birthday, Novak Djokovic. Your gift? An appearance on this week's worst plays.
Joakim Noah @stickity13
Til next season...
Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
No practice today for the Warriors. A long plane delayed killed it. They'll be getting into Houston late tonight
Warriors, Rockets planes grounded
A computer glitch grounded both team planes this morning and it's unclear how long the delay will last. The teams were scheduled to fly out of Oakland today, in advance of Game 3 in Houston on Saturday.
Kerr, Blatt on rare collision course
Golden State's Steve Kerr and Cleveland's David Blatt could become the 1st rookie head coaches to meet in the NBA Finals since Eddie Gottlieb (Philadelphia Warriors) and Harold Olsen (Chicago Stags) in 1946-47 (via Elias).