1. Jazz Escape Clippers 96-92 Behind Gordon Hayward's 27 Points

    The Utah Jazz are one win away from a second-round date with the mighty Golden State Warriors . Utah won Game 5 of its playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 at Staples Center to take a 3-2 series lead...

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  2. 10 Things Happened Last Night We Never Expected

    Tuesday's three-game Western Conference slate was loaded with surprises, proving that even after six months of regular-season games and a nearly complete first round, it's still best to expect the unexpected...

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  3. Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley Trade Jabs After Rockets Win vs. Thunder

    Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook engaged in a verbal spat during the fourth quarter of the Houston Rockets' 105-99 Game 5 win Tuesday night, and the jawing didn't stop there...

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  4. Spurs Cruise to 116-103 Win vs. Grizzlies to Take 3-2 Series Lead

    The San Antonio Spurs held off a strong charge from Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies at AT&T Center on Tuesday night to capture a 116-103 Game 5 win and take a 3-2 series lead...

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  5. Eric Gordon Rises over Thunder Defense for 1-Handed Poster Dunk in Traffic

    Eric Gordon still has bounce. In the second quarter of Tuesday night's win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the oft-injured Houston Rockets shooting guard looked like a picture of health as he flew to the rim...

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  6. NBA Investigating Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander Accosting Ref During Game 5

    The Houston Rockets finished their series victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 105-99 win in Tuesday's Game 5, but their owner is reportedly under investigation for his actions...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 hours ago 3,658 reads 0 comments

  7. Rockets Eliminate Thunder with 105-99 Win Despite Russell Westbrook's Heroics

    Russell Westbrook 's 2016-17 season was a sight to behold, but it came to an end Tuesday when the Houston Rockets handed the Oklahoma City Thunder a 105-99   Game 5 defeat at Toyota Center...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 hours ago 14,838 reads 0 comments

  8. Rajon Rondo Reportedly Will 'Attempt' to Play in Bulls vs. Celtics Game 5

    The Chicago Bulls may receive a much-needed boost at the point guard position for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Boston Celtics ...

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  9. James Harden and Rockets Teammates Wear All Black Before Game 5 vs. Thunder

    James Harden , Eric Gordon and Nene entered the Toyota Center in all black before hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the teams' first-round playoff series Tuesday. "Funeral colors," former New York Knicks big man Kenyon Martin once said ...

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  10. Elijah Stewart to Return to USC After Forgetting to Submit NBA Draft Paperwork

    The NBA 's deadline to declare for the draft was 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday. USC Trojans guard Elijah Stewart missed it...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 hours ago 7,327 reads 0 comments

  11. Marcus Smart Says He Laughs at Jimmy Butler Questioning His Toughness

    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart isn't sweating Jimmy Butler 's comments about his toughness. "I laugh at that," Smart said, per MassLive .com's Jay King . "This is about Celtics vs...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 8 hours ago 7,213 reads 0 comments

  12. Festus Ezeli Won't Be on Trail Blazers Next Season, According to Neil Olshey

    Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey told reporters Tuesday that center Festus Ezeli will not return to the team next season, according to the Oregonian 's Joe Freeman ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 9 hours ago 5,790 reads 0 comments

  13. Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Reportedly Leaves $5,000 Tip at Memphis Wine Bar

    Gregg Popovich is a better tipper than he is a basketball coach—and that's saying something. According to a Tuesday post by an NBA Reddit user, the 68-year-old San Antonio Spurs head coach left a $5,000 tip on an $815...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 hours ago 255,600 reads 0 comments

  14. Toronto Raptors Hold Milwaukee Bucks off Offensive Glass in Game 5 Win

    The Toronto Raptors cleaned up on the defensive end of the floor on the vast majority of misfires from the Milwaukee Bucks , collecting 35-of-37 possible defensive boards...

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  15. From Russell Westbrook to Isaiah Thomas: The Best Sound of the First Round

    The first round of the playoffs has been filled with big numbers and even bigger feuds. Check out the sounds of Round 1 above. Get the best game highlights and scores experience in the new B/R app ...

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  16. Rudy Gobert Is Daydreaming of a Utah Jazz Championship—and a Rap Career?

    He might be the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, but the Stifle Tower tells B/R Mag that he's just getting started, on and off the court

    Dave Schilling Written by Dave Schilling about 11 hours ago 56,385 reads 0 comments

  17. Golden State Warriors Tie NBA Record with 1st-Quarter Outburst in Game 4

    The Golden State Warriors hit the court running in the first quarter of Monday's series-clinching 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers , tying an NBA record with 45 points in the session, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 12 hours ago 5,294 reads 0 comments

  18. Can Kawhi Leonard's Playoff Hot Streak Carry San Antonio Spurs into Round 2?

    Looking for the best NBA coverage around? Bleacher Report is the go-to destination for basketball fans everywhere. B/R's NBA coverage delivers must-see on-court analysis on a daily basis...

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  19. Pat Riley Says He Took LeBron James' Heat Exit Personally and Was 'Very Angry'

    Three years after LeBron James ' departure from the Miami Heat , team president Pat Riley has made it clear he wasn't happy with how things ended between the two parties...

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  20. Rajon Rondo Out for Game 5 with Thumb Injury, Could Return During Celtics Series

    The Chicago Bulls will be without point guard Rajon Rondo during Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Boston Celtics. Per ESPN...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 15 hours ago 7,252 reads 0 comments

  21. Hornets to Be Only NBA Team to Wear Jordan Brand Uniforms

    The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday that they will be the only NBA team to wear Jordan Brand uniforms next season...

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  22. Bam Adebayo Signs with Agent, Will Officially Leave Kentucky for 2017 NBA Draft

    Center Bam Adebayo has hired an agent and will officially leave the Kentucky Wildcats to enter the 2017 NBA draft, he announced Tuesday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 15 hours ago 1,983 reads 0 comments

  23. Grizzlies Fan Says Wife Went into Labor as Marc Gasol Hit Game 4's Winning Shot

    The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies produced the 2017 NBA postseason's most memorable contest Saturday night, when Marc Gasol hit a game-winning shot in the overtime's final second to tie the series at 2-2...

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  24. Allen Iverson Answers Everything: 2017 MVP, Rest as BS...and Breaking Ankles

    Iverson joined B/R Mag for an exclusive discussion on his MVP choice in a crowded field, the state of today’s NBA and his reaction to Tim Hardaway’s allegation that the crossover is his move.

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  25. Warriors Complete 3rd Sweep in a Best-of-7 Series in Franchise History

    Fact: The Warriors swept the Blazers on Monday night with a 128-103 victory, their third sweep in a best-of-seven series in franchise history (1975 NBA Finals versus the Washington ...

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