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Watch: Game 6 of Raptors-Pacers

Toronto is on the brink of its first postseason series win since the first round of the 2000-01 playoffs, and in turn, ending the longest active streak in the NBA without winning a postseason series. Live on ESPNews, WatchESPN

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Nicolas Batum has balloons at his locker, including an "It's A Boy" one. Batum's first child was delivered at 1:30 a.m. this morning.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Same starting lineup for Raptors as Game 5 tonight with Patrick Patterson at power forward. Toronto has been outscored by 27 points combined in the past two first quarters of this series.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets GM Daryl Morey said unnamed NBA teams put out negative information about his team to hurt them in free agency. He downplayed the chemistry issues the Rockets had this season.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Waiting on Rockets GM Daryl Morey and his final news conference of the year.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Whatever starters and rotation Raptors coach Dwane Casey will go with tonight sounds like rookie Norman Powell figures to stay a big part of it.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte is split down the middle in teal and purple for tonight's Game 6.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Vogel won't commit to Paul George playing all 48 minutes, but he admits that he'll have a shorter leash on players if they don't produce. "You lose a game like the other day, you look in the mirror very hard," Vogel said.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors fans outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Toronto fans travel very well.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Curry on Tim Grover saying the ankle brace factored into the knee injury: "Simply a wet spot that put me in a very vulnerable position"

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Turner is scheduled to be Boston's lone unrestricted free agent this summer. How does he feel about the process? "I'm kind of wondering how it's going to play out, but other than that, it should be cool," said Turner. "It's going to be way better than two years ago, right? ... Obviously money is cool, but I don't want to sit there getting our brains beat in, you know what I'm saying? I want to go somewhere ideally where the staff and their front office is big on winning. And that's pretty much it. Hopefully it's back here."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Amir Johnson, Boston's free-agent splurge last summer, was asked about his first season with the Celtics and the idea of the team as a free agent destination: "I had a good time. It was the funnest season I've definitely been in, just figuring out everything and putting everything together, not knowing how far or how good of a team you are. And we made it pretty dang far. Just the atmosphere, top-notch organization, guys fun to be around, coaching staff, it was just fun for me. I had a great year here."