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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey on G DeMar DeRozan, who has posted 18, 22, 32 and 32 points in the first four games against Cleveland: "He's just playing with a great rhythm right now and knocking down his shots. It's good to see."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey says "it's a different animal" going into Cleveland, where the Cavs won the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals by a combined 50 points. Casey says the key to staying with Cleveland on the road will be limiting its massive runs and staying consistent offensively.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey hopes to get center Jonas Valanciunas back on the floor in Game 5 but much of that depends on if the Cavs go smaller -- and they do a lot with Kevin Love and Channing Frye playing center at times. Valanciunas has missed the last eight games due to a sprained right ankle but was active and available for Game 4 though he did not get in.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Former Syracuse signee Moustapha Diagne told ESPN he has withdrawn from the NBA Draft. Plans to go to junior college and then to D-1.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Northwestern State's Zeke Woodley told ESPN he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Nick Van Exel is coming off his first season as @TexasLegends head coach in the @NBADLeague. Also hearing the Pacers aren't his sole suitor.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Interesting twist in the coaching game: Sources say Indiana has expressed interest in hiring Nick Van Exel to join Nate McMillan's staff.

ESPN @espn

Bismack Biyombo was FEELING it last night, grabbing 14 boards, getting this big swat and doing Mutombo's finger wag:

Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron

On Mike & Mike, Stephen A. Smith says that given the choice to sign either LeBron James or Kevin Durant to a long-term contract this offseason, he would choose Durant, "a scoring machine of the highest order."


Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

A $100 bet on the Cavaliers to win the Eastern Conference finals after Game 2 would've netted 20 cents. Now? $7.14

Stu Jackson had different punishment in mind

On Mike & Mike, former NBA VP of basketball operations Stu Jackson said his news release regarding Draymond Green's kick of Steven Adams would have read differently than what came out Monday. " . . . it would've been upgraded to a flagrant foul penalty 2 and he would've received a one-game suspension."


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Dayton's Charles Cooke has withdrawn from the NBA Draft, Flyers coach Archie Miller told ESPN. “Took advantage of the new rules.”