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14hMarc Stein

Sources: NBA cap could pass $100M by 2017-18

At this week's NBA Board of Governors meetings in New York, teams were advised ‎that the league's salary cap could rise past the $100 million mark as soon as the 2017-18 season, sources said.

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15hKevin Arnovitz

Hawks face their unwitting benefactor

The 2012 deal of Joe Johnson helped make the Hawks' success this season possible. Now Atlanta faces Brooklyn, hoping to earn the biggest dividend.

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1dKirk Goldsberry

Maverick: Cuban on playoffs, more

Talking with Dallas owner Mark Cuban about the playoffs, the Rockets rivalry, Rajon Rondo, Tim Donaghy and his 15 outspoken, wild and successful years in the NBA.

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James Harden led the league in minutes (2:39)


How The West Will Be Won

This season's Western Conference might be the best the game has ever seen. Want to reach the promised land? You'll have to survive the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.


Raptors have yet to score in OT

In the shot-clock era, only twice has a team gone scoreless in overtime in a playoff game. The Wizards lead 87-82 with less than 2 minutes left.

Wizards-Raptors going to overtime

After being down by double digits in the fourth, the Raptors fought to tie the game at 82 to force Game 1 versus the Wizards into OT. Toronto's bench has showed up big today, scoring 46 points. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


All tied up in Toronto

The Raptors were down by as much as 15 points to the Wizards in the fourth quarter -- but now it's tied 82-82 with 25 seconds left in the game. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN



Lou Williams is hot! He hits two three-pointers & Raptors now trail Wizards 77-75 with 2:54 left. They were trailing by as many as 15 today.

Raptors fighting back in Game 1

Toronto is down by 2 points with just under 3 minutes left in the game after being down by double digits multiple times. The largest previous comeback in the postseason for Toronto is 8 points in 2002 versus the Pistons. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Raptors only had one game this season with an Offensive Rating below 80. Currently at 77.9.

Can Raptors make this a first?

Toronto has never won a playoff game in which they trailed by double digits. The largest deficit it has overcome in a playoff game is 8. The Wizards lead by double digits with about 7 minutes to go.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Raptors fan voices a basic request: "Box out." Wizards outrebounding Raps 48-35.

Anthony Davis making playoff debut

What does a playoff berth mean to Davis? A lot: "I was up all night before the Spurs game, I want to make it, I want to make it."


Stephen A Smith @stephenasmith

It's the 4th QT and the Raptors, one of the top offenses in the game, doesn't even have 60 pts. Is this about their offense or Wizards' D?

End of 3rd quarter: Wizards 65, Raptors 56

Wizards G Ramon Sessions ended the quarter with a baseline-to-baseline layup to add 2 with 3 seconds left to go up by 9 over the Raptors heading into the fourth quarter. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

Bruce Bowen @Bowen12

Lots of one on one play for the Raptors. Gotta get better offensive possessions in the playoffs!

ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

Check out today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover to find out which team opens the NBA playoffs as the favorites to win the championship.

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Is this the real Beal?

Bradley Beal was just 1-for-9 in the first half today. The 8 missed shots are tied for the most missed shots he's had in any half this season. The Wizards lead the Raptors 46-42 at the half. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Halftime: Wizards 46, Raptors 42

Washington came alive in the second quarter, as Paul Pierce has 10 points and Nene Hilario has 8 points and 7 rebounds. The Wizards have a 4-point edge at the break. Watch live

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The Truth is hurting Toronto

At one point, Paul Pierce went on a run and scored 10 of 14 points for the Wizards, who have a slight lead over Toronto. Pierce has scored double figures in every opening game of the playoffs he's ever played in. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN


ESPN On Snapchat Discover live

The NBA playoffs tip off today. Check out our experts' first-round picks in today's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Toronto's pumped for playoff basketball

The fans at Maple Leaf Square appear fired up for Raptors basketball. Watch it on ESPN/WatchESPN