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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 2 underway

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Kyle Lowry tries to put an end to his shooting slump as the Raptors hope to level the Eastern Conference semis at one game apiece. Lowry has shot under 40% in all 8 games this postseason. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Kyle Lowry leaves security guard hanging

Lowry is shooting 30% in the postseason and was 0-for-1 on pregame fist bumps.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Canadian anthem before Game 2

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors again starting rookie Norman Powell at small forward in Game 2.

Lowe: Debating the Hack-a-Shaq Issue

Some say intentionally fouling a bad player ruins the game, others say it's a valuable strategy. Is anyone right here? No clear answer

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Ref reports put NBA in no-win situation

The NBA posted its officiating reports for the sake of transparency and accountability. But without opportunity to amend mistakes, the reports are doing more harm than good, J.A. Adande writes. Controversial calls live on

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami Heat forward Joe Johnson warms up before Game 2 tonight against the Toronto Raptors. The Heat, which has already won at least one road game in an NBA-record 18 consecutive playoff series, looks to take a 2-0 lead back to Miami this weekend.

What you missed when Steph dropped CP3

Remember when Stephen Curry dribbled Chris Paul into the floor? That wasn't the only thing happening at that moment.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The 3-point shot has never been more important in the NBA. So what the Brooklyn Nets did last year to address their 3-point shooting was noteworthy. From opening night to Jan. 31, the Nets shot just 32.6% from beyond the arc (28th in the NBA). But from Feb. 1 to March 28 (the last game Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young played together), the club actually led the NBA in 3-point shooting (40.7%). What changed? One factor was Brooklyn's decision to hire shooting coach David Nurse. Nurse, who started with the club on Jan. 22, worked tirelessly with Brooklyn's young perimeter players and the results showed. In a lost season for the Nets, Nurse was a bright spot.

Phil Jackson's out of office message

Jackson has tweeted photos from Iowa and Nebraska the last two days. Is the coaching search on hold with the Knicks president out of the office? On a break

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Cavs set records from behind the arc

The Cavaliers hit an NBA record 25 3-pointers (18 in the first half) in last night's win over the Hawks, led by J.R. Smith's eight from downtown. Here's a quick look back at some of those threes.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said his team's disposition could've been more forceful at the start of Game 1. Said it needs to do a better job of staying in front of Heat point guard Goran Dragic.