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Only six teams have done the impossible: Stop LeBron in the playoffs
How do you stop one of the greatest players of all time in the postseason?[read more]

Giannis wins 2nd straight MVP award in landslide
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has won his second consecutive NBA MVP award, the league announced Friday.[read more]

Ty Lawson dropped by Chinese hoop team
Ty Lawson will not be part of the upcoming Chinese Basketball Association season, his team Fujian Sturgeons said Saturday, officially severing ties with the former NBA guard due to "inappropriate comments" he allegedly posted on social media.[read more]

Sources: Stevens met with Celtics leaders late
After emotions spilled into the locker room following a Game 2 loss to the Heat, Celtics coach Brad Stevens held a late-night meeting with team leaders, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.[read more]

Murray: Nuggets 'can't worry' about foul disparity
Jamal Murray could only chuckle about the early foul disparity in Friday's Game 1 loss, when the Nuggets were called for 16 fouls in the pivotal second quarter.[read more]

LeBron on MVP voting totals: 'It pissed me off'
Lakers star LeBron James took issue with receiving only 16 of 101 first-place votes in the NBA MVP voting, saying that it "pissed me off."[read more]

Sources: Celts optimistic Hayward to be active
Barring a setback in pregame warm-ups, there's significant optimism within the Celtics that forward Gordon Hayward will make a return to the lineup for Game 3 against the Heat on Saturday night, sources told ESPN.[read more]

Dwight Howard makes good on his promise to the Lakers
In Friday's series-opening win, the Lakers got a whole lot more from Howard than they could have expected.[read more]

Lowe: How the Celtics survive, in two not-so-easy steps
Miami has taken two games with great schemes and big plays. Here's how Boston can adjust to get back into the East finals.[read more]

NBA coaching candidates: Top names the league is buzzing about
From familiar faces to fresh ones, here's who could be calling the shots on NBA sidelines next season, according to 30 league insiders.[read more]