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NBA Playoffs: Celtics, Rockets surprise, fight on to Game 6

The Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets are halfway to completing improbable comebacks from 3-0 deficits. Both teams stayed alive with surprising Game 5 wins on the road over the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder, respectively.

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Anthony struggles for a second straight game

A second straight poor performance from Carmelo Anthony resulted in another Knicks loss on Wednesday. It also allowed questions about Anthony's playoff struggles to resurface.

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Kevin Garnett's resurgence has keyed Celtics' run

The Boston Celtics survived elimination for the second straight game Wednesday against the New York Knicks, and it was thanks in large part to the play of a resurgent Kevin Garnett, who now claims four straight double-doubles.

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Breaking up with Hawks-Pacers

I like watching the Warriors and Nuggets. I've written about the Bucks a lot. I know Greivis Vasquez's favorite moves. But Lord, I cannot get into Hawks vs. Pacers. Am I a bad NBA hipster?

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Will the Hack-a-player ever die?

The Thunder deployed the good ol' Hack-a-(insert name here) against the Rockets' Omer Asik. Not only did it fail to work, but it made an otherwise exhilarating game unwatchable.

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Wednesday's best GIFs

Wednesday night offered three NBA playoff games. If you missed anything, catch up on all of the best GIFs right here.

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Rockets, Celtics continue rise from dead

The Rockets held Kevin Durant scoreless down the stretch and managed to shock OKC again. The Celtics put a scare in the Knicks with a big road win on Wednesday. NBA fans suddenly have a few 3-2 series on their hands.

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Buried? No, alive

The Knicks prepared for the Celtics' funeral. Instead, Game 5 buried New York's confidence.

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Harden fights flu to lift Rockets in Game 5

The Houston Rockets went into Loud City and shocked the world, overcoming the star power of Kevin Durant and a ridiculous barrage of the infamous "Hack-a" strategy to pull off a big upset and extend the series.

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Samuel L. Jackson, man of the people

This is referring to the Thunder's strategy to intentionally foul Omer Asik during the fourth quarter. He's not wrong.

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Houston uses 3-ball to grab halftime lead vs. OKC

Led by a resurgent James Harden and sharp-shooting Francisco Garcia, the Rockets are posed to keep their improbable series comeback run intact as they grabbed the halftime lead at OKC.

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Pacers dominate Hawks to take 3-2 series lead

The Pacers got big performances from David West, Roy Hibbert and Paul George in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead over the Hawks.

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Double flop

The Oklahoma City Thunder have managed to successfully execute the rare double flop.

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Reggie Jackson goes hard after Beverley

Reggie Jackson gave Patrick Beverley a little taste of his own medicine. And Beverley didn't like that.

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Garnett leads Celtics to surprising Game 5 win

Five players scored in double figures for the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, fueling a surprising Game 5 victory against the New York Knicks. The series now shifts back to Boston for Game 6 Friday with the Celtics down 3-2.

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Sit down, Jordan Crawford

What are you doing, Jordan Crawford?

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Knicks fans are sad about the Knicks

The Knicks had a chance to close out the Celtics in Game 5. Late in the fourth quarter, it didn't appear as though they were going to get that done and that made some Knicks fans sad.

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Pacers lead Hawks by 7 at halftime

The Pacers have found their offense in Game 5 after struggling in Atlanta, using their advantage down low to take a seven-point halftime lead.

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Anthony suffers minor shoulder injury

Carmelo Anthony suffered an apparent shoulder injury after getting tangled up with Kevin Garnett in Game 5 of the Knicks opening round playoff series against the Celtics on Wednesday.

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Teague returns after early injury

The guard gave the Hawks a scare early in Game 5, but has returned following an ankle injury.

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Bass, Garnett keeping Celtics close in Game 5

Thanks a strong start from a surprising role player, the Boston Celtics have a surprising six-point halftime lead in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Knicks.

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3 questions for Game 5 of the Rockets and Thunder

Chandler Parsons, the paint battle and defensive stops come crunch time could key either the Oklahoma City Thunder or Houston Rockets to a Game 5 win.

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Hawks eye third straight win in pivotal Game 5

The Hawks look to take their first lead in the series with a victory on the road against the Pacers in Game 5.

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Knicks again look to close out Celtics

J.R. Smith returns to the lineup as the Knicks will look to send home the Celtics in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden.

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Give Hibbert the ball

The Pacers have lost two straight to the Hawks after winning the first two games of the series. To get back on track, they need to trust Roy Hibbert and give him the ball.

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