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NBA Playoffs 2013: Grizzlies, Thunder, Knicks, Pacers advance

Four series in the NBA concluded Friday when the Grizzlies, Thunder, Knicks and Pacers all finished off their opponents to advance to their respective conference semifinals.

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Did the Thunder lose because Westbrook is out?

Grizzlies budding floor general Mike Conley took advantage of a Westbrook-less Thunder.

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Thunder/Grizzlies series schedule announced

After the Thunder took Game 1 of the series, the NBA has announced the start times for the next three games.

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Tim Duncan misses practice but should play

Tim Duncan missed practice, but should be ready for Game 1 against the Warriors Monday.

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Deng released from hospital

Luol Deng was reportedly 'alarmed' by complications from a spinal tap, but he is now out of the hospital.

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Johnson struggles in game seven loss

Joe Johnson's 2-for-14 night in Game 7 helped sink Nets.

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The bigger problem with Joey Crawford

Joey Crawford is the most well-known current NBA official, primarily for his antics. It's not a good thing that any officials are well-known, though.

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Celtics lurch into the unknown

With Boston eliminated, what comes next is far from certain.

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Pacers shine defensively vs Hawks, prep for Knicks

After averaging 98 points in the regular season, the Pacers held the Hawks to just 87.5 points a night as they advanced in six games.

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Point guards, young and old, deliver for Thunder

The Thunder turned to point guards young and old when Russell Westbrook went down with an injury, and Reggie Jackson and Derek Fisher delivered.

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In praise of the Knicks

It was a bit more difficult than predicted, but New York finally ended a long drought with a playoff series win.

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Uvo, meet Z-Bo

Blake Griffin goes back in time, but Zach Randolph gets in the way.

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GIF recap: Close-out Friday

On a night chock full of playoff basketball, we had a lot of good games and if nothing else, lots of GIFable moments.

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Knicks, Pacers, Thunder, and Grizzlies all clinch

NBA second-round playoff tickets were punched in all four Game 6 matchups on Friday night with strong close-out efforts from all four winners.

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Thunder, Grizzlies renew playoff rivalry

Grizzlies, Thunder renew rivalry after seven-game playoff series in 2010-11 season.

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Memphis wins to eliminate LA

Zach Randolph and Tony Allen helped the Grizzlies advance to the Western Conference semifinals.

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Thunder advance to second round

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are headed to the second round after winning on the road against Houston Friday.

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CP3's streetball move

Point God.

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Z-Bo and Griffin, wrestling again

Zach Randolph and Blake Griffin are going at it again. They'll never stop.

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OKC leads Houston at the break

Kevin Durant needed help with Russell Westbrook out and the team hoping to close out its first round series Friday. So far, he's getting it from Kevin Martin.

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Memphis leads LA at the half

Memphis holds a five-point lead on LA after a foul-filled first half.

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Rivers undecided on return to Celtics

Doc Rivers' tenure as Boston's head coach sounds like it will continue — but the coach said repeatedly that he hasn't made a decision yet.

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Knicks finish Celtics, 88-80, despite rally

The Celtics dug themselves a hole too deep against the Knicks on Friday night. But their attempt to rise out of it was stirring.

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Iman Shumpert trolls Jason Terry

Don't worry, that big lead is totally safe. Right? ...Right? *gulp*

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Pacers defeat Hawks 81-73, advance to semifinals

It wasn't pretty, but the Pacers are moving on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals following a defensive-minded performance in Game 6.

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Knicks lead Celtics, 39-27, after ugly half

A brutal first half for the Boston Celtics has the Knicks 24 minutes from the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

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Flop of the playoffs?

He's a very good actor.

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Josh Smith, having problems

All of the sadness here.

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Clippers vs. Grizzlies Game 6: The pressure is on

The opening-round playoff series between the Grizzlies and Clippers shifts back to Memphis for Game 6 on Friday night. L.A. is facing elimination, but can the Grizzlies close the deal?

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Delfino out for playoffs with foot fracture

The Rockets have lost depth at the small forward position for the rest of the playoffs with sharpshooter's foot injury.

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Thunder vs. Rockets Game 6: Can OKC clinch it?

The Thunder have struggled to adjust in the wake of Russell Westbrook's injury, and now the Rockets have an opportunity to push the series to a winner-take-all Game 7. All they need to do it win at home on Friday night.

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Pacers vs. Hawks Game 6 primer: Can Indy advance?

The Hawks are on the brink of elimination as the series shifts back to Atlanta. Can the Pacers close the deal on Friday night and break the streak of home-team wins?

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Knicks try to solve struggles in Game 4

After going up 3-0, the Knicks are dealing with the specter of becoming the first team to blow a 3-0 lead in a series, some ugly offense, and some off-court gags gone awry. Can the Celtics force Game 7, playing with house money in Boston?

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Blake Griffin to test ankle injury before Game 6

The Los Angeles Clippers are on the brink of elimination, and they aren't even sure if star forward Blake Griffin will be able to play on Friday night against the Grizzlies.

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KD's teammates need to step up

Kevin Durant has been phenomenal in the absence of Russell Westbrook, but his efforts have gone without reward. How can the Thunder finally put away the Rockets? Durant's teammates must step up and knock down the open looks he's creating for them.

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Lin cleared to play, won't start Game 6

When the Rockets host the Thunder in Game 6 on Friday night, Jeremy Lin will suit up. Don't expect him to return to the starting lineup, however. Here's the latest on Lin.

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NBA playoff drama on Friday

Four huge NBA playoff games are set for Friday night: The Knicks, Pacers, Thunder and Grizzlies all have the opportunity to advance to the second round.

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