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Rockets, Mavs shoot the lights out

Friday's high-scoring affair between the Rockets and Mavs saw Dwight Howard tie a Houston playoff record with 26 boards and James Harden (42) and Monta Ellis (34) hit playoff career highs in points.

Heat bothered by NBA clinic in Cuba

Commissioner Adam Silver said it was a mistake not to first consult the Heat regarding the clinic: "[T]hey were miffed. ... Our bad. We made a mistake. ... A rookie error on my part." There's sensitivity involving Cuba in South Florida, which has a large Cuban population.

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Spurs go up 2-1 on Clippers

The Spurs handed the Clippers their worst playoff loss ever Friday. Why was Game 3 important? Under coach Gregg Popovich, the Spurs have won 84% of their playoff series when leading 2-1. The Clippers, meanwhile, have never come back from a 2-1 series deficit in franchise history.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

And sure enough the numbers reflected that. Bibby was better with a soft contest. Different strokes, different folks.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Reminds me of when Mike Bibby told us that LeBron/Wade/Bosh made him too open. Hated having a lot of space. Overthought it.

Harden cooks Rockets to 3-0 lead
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James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points and Dwight Howard grabbed a playoff franchise-high 26 rebounds as the Rockets held off the Mavericks for a 130-128 win in Game 3.

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Spurs dominate from wire-to-wire
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Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 32 points and San Antonio clobbered the Clippers by 27 points to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Doc Rivers postgame
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The Clippers coach on the Game 3 blowout loss: "I don't know about effort and execution. I know we got our butt kicked."

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Vestiges of Lob City
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It was a horrid perfomance for the Clippers all around, but an awful night still means a CP3 to DeAndre Jordan alley-oop that most teams can only dream about.

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Final: Spurs 100, Clippers 73
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It was total domination by the defending champions. Kawhi Leonard collected his Defensive Player of the Year award pregame, then collected a career-high 32 points. San Antonio takes a 2-1 series lead. Game 3 is Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Box score

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Top Spurs playoff blowouts
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The Spurs are currently crushing the Clippers by 31 points. Where does it rank on their list of playoff blowouts?

  • 1983 Nuggets (40 points)
  • 2013 Heat (36 points)
  • 2014 Thunder (35 points)
  • 2006 Kings (34 points)

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Worst shooting in team history?

The Clippers playoff low in field goal percentage came on May 9, 2012 at 37.1%. They're currently struggling at 29.6% from the field with about 6 minutes left in the game and down 34 points. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

I agree with Jeff Van Gundy: Manu Ginobili plays as consistently hard, year after year after year, as any player I've ever seen.