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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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Warriors surge past Pelicans (2:17)

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Felony charges for Suns' Morris twins (2:25)

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

The Cavs have 4 turnovers in the first 6 minutes of the 1st Q. LeBron has 3 of them. BOS up 16-8.

A turnover unlike any other

Backcourt violations really aren't that common in the NBA, but it's even rarer to see one off of a player's head. LeBron James whipped a pass that nailed teammate Tristan Thompson and flew over the timeline, and it's been that kind of night for Cleveland early. Kevin Love has two fouls, and the Celtics have the lead. Follow live

Kevin Love leads off again

Does two games in a row make it a trend? In Game 1, Love missed the first Cavaliers shot of the night, but he drilled a triple to get things started in Game 2, and the Cavs and Celtics are off to a fast start. Follow live

Bruce Bowen @Bowen12

Congrats @ATLHawks Coach Of the Year Bud, so proud of what you've done with that group over the past 2 years. Keep up the good work!

Kevin Love holds the key for the Cavs

It's not that Cleveland is overlooking Boston. LeBron simply knows what the Cavs need. "It's very important that Kev stays involved," James said. "For our ultimate goal, Kevin has to be in the rhythm [...] and feel like he's a part of what we're doing, which he is." Follow live

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Both LeBron & Riley destined to be among NBA's all-time greats even if they never hooked up. Both enhanced the other's legacy while united.

NBA playoff Game 2's tonight (ET)
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  • Celtics at Cavs, 7 p.m. (Cavs lead 1-0)
  • Wizards at Raptors, 8 p.m. (Wiz lead 1-0)
  • Mavs at Rockets, 9:30 (Rockets lead 1-0)

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

This Riley-LeBron ordeal is exactly reason I'm glad Cavs-Heat playoff matchup didn't happen. No need for nonsense to tarnish great 4yr run.

Running through the 6 with Drake? No
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The rapper was scheduled to host a pregame presser before the Raptors host the Wizards, but travel woes forced Drake to cancel his appearance. NBA fans will remember this forever.

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Was really hoping Drake would be able to confirm that woes is really working on excellence or the close friends you can share your woes with

No end to boos for Joe Johnson
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“[My Atlanta friend] and I just sit back and laugh about it,” said the former Hawk who is booed constantly any time he plays in Atlanta. “And they ask the question, ‘Why?’ But none of us can really come up with an answer, so we just move forward with it, and it’s not that big of a deal.” Block it out

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You can't keep Wes Matthews down
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Matthews must be itching to get back as he recuperates from a torn ACL. At Blazers practice today, he told a Portland coach that, if needed, he could check in for a last-second situation, spot up for a corner 3 on one leg and deliver, per Michael Wallace.

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Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Drake is holding a press conference before tonight's Raptors game. Raptors PR announced it as "Drizzy is having availability."

Suns release statement on Morris twins

“We are disappointed to learn that Marcus and Markieff Morris have been charged. This is a serious matter, and we will treat it as such. However, at this time, we think it is most appropriate to continue to monitor the legal process as it unfolds before responding further,” read the statement from president of basketball operations Lon Babby. Story

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Brad Stevens, joking, about finishing 4th in the Coach of the Year balloting ahead of 5th place Popovich: "That's just bad voting"

Riley and LeBron, two peas in a pod

If Pat Riley is still irked at LeBron James, he doesn't understand how similar they are, Brian Windhorst writes: "While surely loyalty is a valuable thing, it's iffy that it's a thing Riley would harp on. His brilliance has very often been in creating and seizing opportunity." Shopped 'Heat Lifer'

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Boston Celtics @celtics

Stevens on Cavaliers' shooting from long ramge: "We've got to do a better job on the transition 3s."

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

LaMarcus Aldridge paid ultimate respect to former mentor Zach Randolph's play style: "He's mastered the art of not getting off the ground."