Carlesimo on Cavs: 'They're in trouble'
ESPN's P.J. Carlesimo called Kevin Love "an integral part of what [the Cavs] do" and the likely loss of him for the postseason hurts their championship aspirations.
Cavs GM: don't expect Love back
"I want to make it really clear that's highly unlikely," David Griffin said. "The damage to his shoulder is extensive. This is not a situation where we're expecting he'll be available for any of this."
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No Love means big problems
Kevin Love likely won't return for the remainder of the postseason. This is problematic for the Cavs, considering how much better they've played with him on the court during the playoffs.
GM: 'Unlikely' Love returns for playoffs
The timetable for a Kevin Love return looks bleak. Said Cavs GM David Griffin: "I don't want there to be any expectation on Kevin he'll be back." Surgery on Love's injured shoulder is a possibility.
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David Griffin ends his press remarks by saying the Cavs have gone from being the hunted to the hunters. They're embracing being underdogs.
Cavs offense struggled without Love
Cavs GM David Griffin says it's "highly unlikely" that Kevin Love will return during the playoffs. Cleveland's shooting took a considerable dip while he was off the floor in the 1st round.
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David Griffin says its "highly unlikely" that Kevin Love returns at any point during the playoffs.
Leonard's offense overlooked
Tom Haberstroh says winning the Defensive Player of the Year has overshadowed Kawhi Leonard's growing offensive game. The 23-year old is a legit MVP candidate. The NBA's biggest fear (Insider)
ESPN Forecast: Who wins Clippers-Spurs?
Now that the Clippers have tied the Spurs up, the ESPN Forecast panel updated its prediction for the series. It's a close one
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Conley's return date still TBD
Chris Broussard told SportsCenter the Grizzlies don't have a timetable as to when Mike Conley will return after his facial fracture surgery. Memphis' Game 5 against Portland is Wednesday.
Winners and losers in NBA playoffs
Sorry, point guards who can't shoot and Chicago's frontcourt, but the 2015 playoffs haven't been kind to you. Instead, it's Dwight Howard's time to shine. Grantland: Winners and losers
Can Spurs take charge of series?
Since the playoffs expanded to 16 teams in 1983-84, only four defending champions have lost in the first round, the last being the 2011-12 Mavericks. The Spurs are tied 2-2 with the Clippers. Game 5 is tonight.
Best, worst NBA draft decisions
Now that we have a good idea of who's going to the NBA draft and who's staying in school, we're taking a look at the best decisions (Tyus Jones, Yogi Ferrell) and the questionable ones (Dakari Johnson). Decision-making skills (Insider)
Deron Williams shows up for Nets
And it couldn't have come at a better time, as he exploded for almost double the amount of points he scored in Games 1, 2 and 3. The Nets have evened things up as they head back to Atlanta for Game 5.