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Spurs focused on improving defense in Game 2

With a big Game 2 looming, the Spurs turned their attention to shoring up a defense that game up 107 points to the Clippers in Game 1.

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7mArash Markazi

Doc using Spurs' template for success in L.A.

When Doc Rivers took on the dual role of head coach and president of the Clippers, he followed one blueprint for success: the Spurs' way.

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Sky-high TV ratings for LeBron (4:00)

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Mavs look to fix leaks on defense

Despite doing a decent job containing James Harden, the Mavs got lit up for 118 points by the Rockets in Game 1.

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X-factor could be Clint Capela

Houston's Clint Capela, a 20-year old rookie, getting playing time at center behind Dwight Howard.


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SportsCenter @SportsCenter

James Harden is on fire as he scores 10 points in just 6 minutes. Rockets lead Mavericks in 1st quarter, 16-10.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

James Harden who struggled with his shot in the first two games of the postseason last year, is 4-of-5 to start this evening's Game 2.

King James leaves Celtics green with envy

LeBron James scored a game-high 30 points, Kyrie Irving added 26, and the Cavs shook off the Celtics in the fourth for a 99-91 win. Game 3 moves to Boston, where LeBron's first tenure with Cleveland came to an end in the 2010 playoffs.


Hot Beal's leading the way

The Raptors and Wizards are going toe-to-toe in the third quarter, but Bradley Beal continues to be the difference. He has 24 points, while no Raptor has more than 13, and the Wizards have maintained their lead. Follow live


Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Game 2 Rockets and Mavericks and the place is loud, loudest of the season. Oh yeah, Mark Cuban is bobbing his head dancing.

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

LeBron turned it over too much, took/missed too many 3s, but TOOK OVER in 4th way he can vs these young C's. Cavs will sweep.

Dirk unhappy with Dallas' defense

James Harden scored just 24 points in a Game 1 Houston win, but his teammates crushed the Mavs. "It's just too easy [for them]," Dirk Nowitzki said. Another night of balance could leave the Mavs down 0-2. Follow live

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

What a stat line for Tristan Thompson tonight: 11 rebounds (six offensive), zero shot attempts

Celtics unable to pull off the upset

When in doubt, call on Tristan Thompson. The Canadian big man came in during the clutch and grabbed two huge offensive boards to secure the Cavs' 99-91 win over the Celtics. LeBron James finished with 30 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter. Box score


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Celtics in this series sort of like against all teams before Thomas: Good enough to stay close, but not good enough to finish.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

LeBron & Kyrie had taken the Cavs' last 9 shots before J.R. Smith's attempt at the :43 mark (only Cavs w/ pts in 4th qtr - LBJ 15, Kyrie 9)

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Avery Bradley trying to guard LeBron on the block is like a gnat trying to stop a Chevy Suburban from parking.

Russillo @ryenarussillo

Cleveland knows they are better, so they get sloppy. Celts keep cutting/rotating hard. LeBron shouldn't be tired, doesn't have to defend.

Pesky Celtics fouling up Cavs' plans

There are plenty of whistles against both sides late in the fourth quarter in Cleveland, but they're playing through the stagnation. LeBron James is going to work in the post, and the Cavs have the Celtics at bay with just more than 2 minutes remaining. Follow live