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Matt Eppers, USA TODAY

Rockets' Clint Capela on potential Warriors matchup: 'I want to face them'

Houston advanced to a likely second-round showdown with Golden State. Clint Capela made it known he's ready for the challenge of dethroning the champ.

        

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Martin Rogers, USA TODAY

Clippers avoid elimination vs. Warriors with another stunner at Oracle

Lou Williams scored 33 points as the Clippers withstood 45 from Kevin Durant to beat the Warriors at Oracle Arena and cut the series deficit to 3-2.

        

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Lou Williams Leads Clippers to Game 5 Win vs. Warriors Despite Kevin Durant's 45

It was a surprise when the Los Angeles Clippers won a single game in their first-round playoff series with the Golden State Warriors, but they are a victory away from forcing a decisive Game 7 after Wednesday's 129-121 win in Game 5...

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Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bucks' second playoff series against Celtics has plenty of storylines

If the Bucks want to go deeper into the playoffs they'll have to go through the Boston Celtics next, a team that eliminated them in seven games last season

        

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Associated Press

Rockets finish off Jazz to set up likely showdown with Warriors

James Harden scored 26 points as the Rockets stifled Donovan Mitchell to beat the Jazz and advance to a likely second-round matchup with the Warriors.

        

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James Harden, Rockets Eliminate Donovan Mitchell, Jazz in Game 5 Win

The Houston Rockets ensured they wouldn't be on the wrong side of history and finished their first-round playoff series win over the Utah Jazz with a 100-93 victory in Wednesday's Game 5 at the Toyota Center...

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Report: FBI Investigating Alan Foster for Alleged Fraud After Lonzo Ball Lawsuit

The FBI has launched an investigation into Big Baller Brand co-founder Gregory Alan Foster for alleged fraud, according to the Los Angeles Times ' Tania Ganguli and Richard Winton ...

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Pistons' Blake Griffin Undergoes Surgery on Knee Injury After NBA Playoff Exit

Detroit Pistons All-Star forward Blake Griffin spent the first two games of his team's first-round Eastern Conference series against the Milwaukee Bucks on the sidelines with ...

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Ex-NBA PG Sebastian Telfair Guilty on Firearm Charges, Faces 15 Years in Jail

Former NBA point guard Sebastian Telfair has been found guilty on a firearm charge and faces up to 15 years in jail, according to TMZ Sports . Telfair is expected to be sentenced at a hearing in June...

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Bill Laimbeer: LeBron James Is GOAT over Michael Jordan 'Every Day of the Week'

Although LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers missed the playoffs this season, that didn't change former Detroit Pistons big man Bill Laimbeer's mind when it comes to the greatest-of-all-time debate...

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Bucks vs. Celtics and Raptors vs. 76ers NBA Playoff Schedule 2019 Released

The NBA released the schedule for the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday, with the action getting underway Saturday. The Toronto Raptors will host the Philadelphia 76ers, with the tipoff time yet to be finalized...

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LeBron James Denies Rumor His Trust in Lakers Has Been 'Damaged' on Instagram

Given the rampant dysfunction that mired LeBron James ' first season in Los Angeles, one wouldn't blame him if he were having a bit of buyer's remorse...

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Sleep on Dame Lillard and the Blazers at Your Own Risk, Warns Howard Beck

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers eliminated the Thunder in their first round playoff series...

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Brad Stevens: Delayed Schedule Release of Celtics vs. Bucks Series 'Frustrating'

The Boston Celtics have known since Monday they will face the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs, but the schedule has apparently taken too long for the team's liking...

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D'Angelo Russell 'Definitely' Hopes to Sign New Nets Contract in Free Agency

D'Angelo Russell said he wants to be part of the Brooklyn Nets going forward, but as a restricted free agent, he might not have full control of the situation. "I definitely want to be here...

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Report: Dwyane Wade Courted by ESPN, TNT for Broadcasting After NBA Retirement

ESPN and TNT are reportedly both interested in hiring Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade as an analyst following his retirement from the NBA ...

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Luke Walton's Attorney Accuses Kelli Tennant's Lawyer of Making 'Public Circus'

Luke Walton's attorney has issued a new statement regarding the sexual assault lawsuit filed against the Sacramento Kings head coach...

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2019 NBA Eastern Conference Title Odds: Bucks Favored, 76ers Biggest Long Shot

The Eastern Conference Semifinals are set with the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks matched up against the fourth-seeded Boston Celtics, while the third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers will take on the second-seeded Toronto Raptors...

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Report: Jeff Hornacek Met with Vlade Divac, Luke Walton About Joining Kings

The Sacramento Kings could fill out Luke Walton's coaching staff by bringing in former New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek ...

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NBA Playoffs 2019: Top Scores and Highlights from Round 1 Bracket

Brilliant performers in all walks of life have a certain arrogance that is apparent every time they do their job. Damian Lillard reached that level Tuesday night for the Portland Trail Blazers...

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