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Spurs host Nuggets, hoping to force Game 7

Spurs host Nuggets, hoping to force Game 7

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April 24 Denver strutted, shot and defended its way to a pivotal Game 5 win over San Antonio on Tuesday and is one win away from clinching a spot in the Western Conference semifinals. FULL STORY

Warriors want to close out Clippers in Game 5

Warriors want to close out Clippers in Game 5

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April 23 The Golden State Warriors hope to avoid giving their future competition any scheduling advantage as they seek to close out the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of their first-round series Wednesday night in Oakland. FULL STORY

Defense keeps Jazz alive against Rockets

Defense keeps Jazz alive against Rockets

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April 23 It took until they reached brink of elimination, but the Utah Jazz may have finally figured out how to effectively defend against the Houston Rockets. FULL STORY

Mitchell, Utah not ready to roll over vs. Rockets

Mitchell, Utah not ready to roll over vs. Rockets

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April 21 The Houston Rockets are in position to close out the first-round series with the Utah Jazz because they prevailed on a night in which star guard James Harden made just 15 percent of his field-goal attempts. FULL STORY

Bucks on brink of first playoff series win in 18 years

Bucks on brink of first playoff series win in 18 years

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April 21 The Milwaukee Bucks can wipe away 18 years of frustration on Monday night. FULL STORY

Riding defense, Rockets look for 3-0 lead at Jazz

Riding defense, Rockets look for 3-0 lead at Jazz

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April 20 Potent offense isn't Houston's only formula for success. The Rockets have taken a 2-0 series lead over Utah by clamping down on the defensive end. FULL STORY

Pacers hope home rims are friendlier vs. Celtics

Pacers hope home rims are friendlier vs. Celtics

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April 18 After mustering just 165 total points in two losses in Boston, the Indiana Pacers hope their shots start falling when they host the Celtics for Game 3 of a first-round playoff series Friday night. FULL STORY

Raptors aim to keep momentum in Game 3 vs. Magic

Raptors aim to keep momentum in Game 3 vs. Magic

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April 18 The Toronto Raptors hope to continue the dominance they showed in Game 2 when they visit the Orlando Magic for Game 3 of the first-round playoff series Friday night. FULL STORY

Warriors ready to respond to Clippers' challenge

Warriors ready to respond to Clippers' challenge

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April 17 Both teams have reason for optimism when the Western Conference first-round playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers moves to L.A. for Game 3 on Thursday night. FULL STORY

Jazz make adjustments ahead of Game 2 vs. Rockets

Jazz make adjustments ahead of Game 2 vs. Rockets

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April 16 Just one game into this Western Conference first-round series and Utah coach Quin Snyder has opened himself up to criticism for the defensive strategy the Jazz employed on Sunday in Game 1 FULL STORY