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Cavs advance, but the price was high

Cleveland got its sweep of Boston. But it proved costly as Kevin Love was injured and lost for the next series, and J.R. Smith was suspended two games for hitting Jae Crowder.
Love to miss conference semifinals | Cavs' Smith, Celtics' Olynyk suspended | Dirty play?

Helping hand

Austin Rivers provided L.A. with an unexpected spark off the bench in Game 4.

Ahead of schedule

Brad Stevens, the NBA's youngest coach, seems like a perfect fit in Boston.

OKC at crossroads

The Thunder are entering one the most crucial stretches in the history of the franchise.

Gone fishing

The Inside crew bids farewell to Boston, New Orleans and Toronto.

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NBA suspends Cavs' Smith, Celtics' Olynyk

Apr 27, 2015 11:37 PM

The NBA has suspended Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith two games without pay and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game for their roles in separate incidents during a playoff game. Read Full Article

Cavs' Love (shoulder) to miss next series

Apr 27, 2015 10:48 PM

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team's next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder, a damaging blow to Cleveland's NBA title hopes. Read Full Article

Nowitzki working with Mavs in trouble vs. Rockets

Apr 28, 2015 12:51 AM

As usual, Dirk Nowitzki stayed on the practice court long after the rest of the Dallas players, shooting jumper after jumper on a day between first-round playoff games against Houston. Read Full Article

Thunder wouldn't be first team to miss title window

Apr 27, 2015 7:24 PM

With two of the brightest NBA stars on the planet in scoring champions Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, as well as a supporting cast that had evolved into its role, the Oklahoma City Thunder seemed poised for NBA title contention for years to come. For coach Scott Brooks, it wasn't if he'd win a championship with this group but rather how many? Read Full Article

Grizzlies' Conley has facial surgery, out for Game 4

Apr 27, 2015 7:20 PM

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had facial surgery on Monday in Memphis after he was injured during Game 3 of the playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers. Read Full Article

Kerr wins writers' Rudy Tomjanovich award

Apr 27, 2015 10:54 PM

Golden State's Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to a coach who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with fans and media. Read Full Article

NBPA unveils first-ever Basketball Players Awards

Apr 27, 2015 7:37 PM

In response to significant input from its members, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) confirmed today that they will launch the first annual Basketball Players Awards in Las Vegas this July. In the time honored tradition of identifying excellence through peer review forged by The Emmy Awards, The Grammy Awards and The Academy Awards, the Basketball Players Awards are voted on by the league's active players. Voting has been underway for several weeks. Read Full Article

Wizards move the ball, move on to the conference semis

Apr 27, 2015 4:11 AM

When two teams in a playoff series are evenly matched, the winner will likely be the team that plays more like, well, a team. Read Full Article

Memphis' guard Calathes prepared for increased role

Apr 27, 2015 1:19 AM

Olympic Indoor Hall, suburban Athens, 2010-11 season. Read Full Article

Austin Rivers provides spark off Clippers' bench

Apr 27, 2015 12:40 AM

Getting Austin Rivers in a trade earlier this season came with a unique fringe benefit, and some might even suggest an uncomfortable one. Read Full Article

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