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Love injured as Cavs win chippy Game 4 to sweep Celts (2:09)


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Roster Reload: Celtics

Kevin Pelton looks at how the Boston Celtics could reload their roster for 2015-16, noting the team has a lot of good young players returning and some cap space to work with.


Playoff buzzer-beaters

Check out the past four NBA playoff game-winning buzzer-beaters, including ones from LeBron James when he was a member of the Miami Heat and Bucks' Jerryd Bayless' winner against the Bulls.

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#NBAFrontOffice: Thunder's next steps

ESPN.com's NBA Front Office convenes to discuss the firing of Scott Brooks by the Oklahoma City Thunder. What is the way forward for OKC, and what type of replacement should they target?


Harris unsure what sport he plays

With Dwight Howard lined up for yet another bucket at the rim, Devin Harris tackled Howard to prevent the basket. Howard seemed to take the hard foul in stride, as Harris was called for a flagrant 1 foul. Follow live


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Dallas native Jordan Spieth, wearing his green jacket, gets presented a personalized Mavs jersey. Does his part to keep crowd fired up.

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Rick Carlisle T'd up for arguing about basically the same Dwight Howard arm motion that he complained about after Game 3. $25K not worth it

Howard is a handful for Mavericks

Dallas is 36 minutes away from its season ending, and Dwight Howard is doing his best to finish things. He has two alley-oops already and 10 points total, and a buzzer-beating one-footed jumper from James Harden has the Rockets up 34-25. Follow live

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Howard on the bench now. He's got that extra spring in his step. Said at shootaround the time off for injury helped with his energy.

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On what he sees in WAS heading into 2nd rd this time around, Randy Wittman: "I see a more confident look" this time and he noted Pierce

Raptors can't handle The Truth

Paul Pierce made it clear he didn't want to have to travel back to Toronto and go through customs again. He got his wish, as the Wizards blew out the Raptors by 31 points to advance to the second round of the playoffs with a 4-0 sweep.


Can Raptors contend with this core?

After the Raptors were swept out of the postseason, NBA insider Kevin Pelton takes a look at their roster and says the biggest question facing Toronto is whether this group needs a makeover. Roster reload (Insider)


Rockets doing work down low

Eight of Houston's first 10 shots have come in the paint; the Rockets are 7-of-8 on those shots for all 14 of Houston's points at the first timeout. Follow live

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Tyson Chandler barks at Charlie Villanueva to put his hand up to claim the foul. Refs don't go for it. That's 2 on Tyson already.

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For the second straight postseason, Dwight Howard looks really good and no one is saying much about it

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Rockets fans roar after Dwight Howard goes up high to throw down a lob from Jason Terry. There's a lot of red in the building.

Raptors had no answers for Wizards

Washington led by double digits for 69 minutes this series. Toronto held a lead of any kind for 53 minutes.


Mavs having a bad time since title run

2011 was a long time ago for the Mavericks. Since Dirk won his ring, Dallas is 3-11 in the postseason and has dropped 4 straight playoff games at home. The Mavs host the Rockets hoping to stave off a sweep. Follow live

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