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21 min ago | ESPN

Clips' Redick talks strategy going into Game 1

Bruce Bowen discusses the most intriguing first-round matchup in the Western Conference, the lower seed with the best chance to win in the first round and which star duo he will be watching in the first round.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets

4 hrs ago | SFGate

Raptors unfazed by talk of Nets tanking

The Toronto Raptors won the Atlantic Division and set a franchise record with 48 wins.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, New Jersey Nets, Terrence Ross, NBA Players, Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan

8 hrs ago | Raptors Republic

Season in Review

It's honestly, truly been a wild ride from October to now, and I don't think many thought the 2013-14 Toronto Raptors would be about to host a playoff series for the first time since 2006-07, or even be making their first playoff appearance since 2007-08.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, NBA Players, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross

12 hrs ago | Sir Charles in Charge

2014 NBA Playoffs: Previewing the Houston Rockets

Apr 11, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons rebound in the fourth quarter at Target Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chandler Parsons, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Players, James Harden, Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, Omer Asik, Patrick Beverley, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls

16 hrs ago | KAZR-FM Des Moines

Heat playoff run could decide Jamesa future in Miami

The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, NBA Players, Oklahoma City Thunder

19 hrs ago | KARE-TV Minneapolis

How the Thunder followed the Spurs' recipe for success

He had plenty of time to watch closely in May 2011, after a New Year's Day knee injury sidelined him for the Dallas Mavericks' championship run and left Butler serving as an unofficial assistant coach.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, James Harden

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

For once, Pau Gasol has leverage with the Lakers

As it has been for the past three years, Pau Gasol visited the Lakers' training facility Thursday for what might have marked the final time.

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The Miami Herald

Breakout seasons abound for surprising Suns

A team loaded with castoffs would tank the year to get a top draft pick. Then this scrappy, energetic squad started playing, and winning.

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Bradenton.com

Blazers survive adversity to surge into playoffs

The low point came on March 25 when the Blazers fell 95-85 at Orlando. The loss capped a 4-9 stretch for Portland.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard, New Orleans Hornets, Phoenix Suns, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews

BleacherReport

Houston Rockets Playoff Schedule 2014: TV Info and Predictions for 1st Round

For a team with numerous lingering questions heading into the postseason, the Houston Rockets are decidedly in a good place from a matchup standpoint.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Patrick Beverley, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Jeremy Lin, Terrence Jones, NBA Players, James Harden

KOA

Nuggets End Season With 116-112 Loss To Warriors

Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the short-handed Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night.

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The Miami Herald

Hill leads Lakers over Spurs in finale, 113-100

Jordan Hill had 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Lakers closed their worst season since they moved to Los Angeles with a 113-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

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TheCourier.com

Let the (real) games begin: Ita s NBA playoff time

Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest by Brooklyn all that, and more, on the final night of the season was needed before the eight conference-quarterfinal matchups in this season's NBA playoffs could be ... (more)

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The News Tribune

76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87

For Miami, it's about what's coming next week. Thaddeus Young scored 20 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 12 in the final game of his impressive rookie campaign, and the 76ers wrapped up a dismal season by topping the Heat 100-87 on Wednesday night - their second win of the season over the two-time defending NBA champions.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Philadelphia 76ers, Ray Allen, Portland Trail Blazers, Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden, Shane Battier, NBA Players, Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Goodwin helps Suns to 104-99 win over Kings

Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-99 Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams.

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Bradenton.com

Evans leads Pelicans past Rockets, 105-100

It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle and forceful dribble-drives, despite nearly being held out of the low-stakes contests with a bruised right knee.

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The Washington Post

Millsap to sit out Hawks season finale for rest

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will sit out the team's regular season finale Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks to rest for the playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, NBA Players, Kyle Korver, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Kevin Johnson to be installed as head of national mayoral group

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher talks with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson before the game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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WHNZ-AM Tampa

Shaquille O'Neal recreates 'Animal House' scene with Brent Barry

Once upon a time, Shaquille O'Neal was a budding thespian of sorts. The former NBA great starred in such cinematic "masterpieces" as Kazaam and Steel .

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The Chronicle Herald

What's next for Raptors?

The Raptors wrap up their record-breaking regular season tonight at New York, and won't know until post-game who'll they'll face in the playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Raptors, NBA Basketball, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson, NBA Players, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards

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