1. Johnson: Bulls' Experience, Defense Will Overwhelm Wizards

    The Chicago Bulls enter the 2014 playoffs as the fourth seed. That sets them up with a matchup against the Washington Wizards . What will the Bulls need to do to defeat the Wizards? Check out the video above as Adam Lefkoe asks K...

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  2. Images: NBA Playoff Stars, Then and Now

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  3. The Mysterious Case of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook

    A difficult relationship exists on the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it is not between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant . It's between Russell Westbrook and Russell Westbrook...

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  4. ESPN 30 for 30 'Bad Boys' Leads to Funny Tweet Involving Kings' Isaiah Thomas

    Just because two people have similar names does not mean they are related. If you don't believe that, ask the Sacramento Kings' Isaiah Thomas ...

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  5. 10 NBA Stars Under the Most Pressure to Deliver in the 2014 Playoffs

    NBA superstars feel the burn of playoff heat for different reasons. Just 16 steps short of championship glory, the stakes couldn't be any higher. Except for the 10 players on this list —for them, the journey means even more...

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  6. Beck/Bucher: Biggest Question Marks Heading into the NBA Playoffs

    NBA fans might be excited about the start of the playoffs, but there are some serious question marks surrounding some of the league's best teams as they look forward to the postseason...

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  7. Expect Damian Lillard to Rise to Challenge Against Houston Rockets

    The Portland Trail Blazers have earned their shot at a playoff run, and all eyes will be on last season's Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard as he makes his playoff debut...

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  8. NBA Betting Odds Favor San Antonio to Win Western Conference

    The San Antonio Spurs , who nearly won another NBA title last season, own the top seed in the Western Conference heading into this year's playoff tournament, after winning a league-high 62 games during the just-completed regular season...

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  9. Bulls' Resilient Regular Season Sets Stage for Playoffs

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  10. NBA Playoffs 2014: Full 1st-Round Bracket and Surefire Predictions

    Buckle up: The 2014 NBA playoffs aren't the typical romp that sees top teams breeze through the first round. Parity is rampant in the Western Conference, where eight of the league's top 10 records reside...

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  11. Report: Anthony to Exercise Player Option

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  12. Stevens Says Celtics Are 'Really Well Prepared' for Draft

    Fewer than 12 hours have passed since the Celtics completed a 25-57 regular season with a 118-102 loss to the Washington Wizards , and already coach Brad Stevens is hard at work...

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  13. NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Heat Lead Eastern Conference Odds

    The Miami Heat won just 54 games, lost 14 of their last 25 and ceded the top spot in the East to the Indiana Pacers ...

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  14. Dei Lynam: Andrew Wiggins Is Best Fit for Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers might not be looking forward to a playoff run, but they're sitting on plenty of picks for the 2014 NBA draft...

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  15. Who Has the Edge at Each Position in Warriors-Clippers Playoff Series?

    It’s the series many wanted to see, and many believe could be the best opening round series of the 2014 NBA playoffs. As is the case with any NBA playoff series, it's all about matchups...

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  16. San Antonio Fan Gets Wild 'Mount Spursmore' Haircut

    The San Antonio Spurs easily clinched the best record in the league during the 2013-14 NBA regular season (62-20), so San Antonio fans are pretty excited about the 2014 NBA playoffs...

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  17. Carmelo Anthony Endorses Mike Woodson's Return

    In a surprising development, an emotional Carmelo Anthony gave his season's strongest endorsement to lame-duck coach Mike Woodson, saying he'd give him “a recommendation'' if that's what it takes for him to return next season...

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  18. Pau Gasol Says Kobe Is 'One Of The Main Reasons Why I Would Come Back'

    Back in 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers made a game-changing move by pulling the trigger on a blockbuster trade to acquire Pau Gasol ...

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  19. Patience, Preparation Pay off for Udonis Haslem, Rashard Lewis

    For weeks in February, practically the only time Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis worked up a sweat on game nights was during the spirited pre-game 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 battles among Heat reserves...

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  20. Thunder Will Finish off Grizzlies Quickly in 'Tailor-Made Series'

    The Oklahoma City Thunder were a man down when they faced the Memphis Grizzlies in last year's playoffs...

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  21. Nets vs. Raptors: Playoff Preview

    It's that time of year. Sixteen teams remain, and every season whittles down to as few as four games. It's the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and the Nets have made it for their ...

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  22. Which Role Player Will Step Up for the Warriors vs. the Clippers?

    The Golden State Warriors are looking forward to another playoff run, but now that Andrew Bogut will be limited (if he's available at all), they'll be relying heavily on their role players to get past the Los Angeles Clippers ...

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  23. Grantland: Finish Line, Episode 4: Dinner with Dirk

    After a successful return to the court, a rejuvenated Steve Nash sits down with former teammate Dirk Nowitzki to reminisce about the time they had together on the Dallas Mavericks ...

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  24. Grantland: Archival Photos of the Isiah-Era Pistons

    Back when I was teaching at Michigan State, I met Morris Thomas, a fellow professor in the geography department...

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  25. Joakim Noah Becomes 9th NBA Player with 400 Assists and 100 Blocks in 1 Season

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah finished the 2013-14 regular season with 431 assists and 121 blocks, becoming just the ninth player in NBA history to record at least 400 assists and 100 blocks in one season, per K...

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