Patrickhayes

Patrick Hayes

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Patrick Hayes is way to into Junior College basketball. He writes obsessively about small-time hoops in Michigan at BallinMichigan.com, tries to convince himself that Brandon Knight is totally the next Chauncey Billups on a regular basis for PistonPowered.com and also contributes to the Detroit Free Press and TheOnlyColors.com.

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Health of Parker, Curry at center stage

The Spurs and Warriors are both hoping their star point guards are healthy enough to play well Sunday.

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Spurs, Warriors worried about point guards

Tony Parker and Stephen Curry enter Game 4 with questions after both were injured in Game 3 on Friday.

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Kevin Durant is doing it all, but can he do more?

The Memphis Grizzlies have a 2-1 series lead despite not playing that well. Can the Thunder get even more from their star player to help regain control of the series?

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Memphis, Indiana win defensive slugfests

Tony Allen's defense propelled the Grizzlies while Roy Hibbert led Indiana to Game 3 wins Saturday.

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Tim Duncan misses practice but should play

Tim Duncan missed practice for the Spurs with an illness, but is expected to play in Game 1 of the team's second round series vs. Golden State Monday.

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Can the Knicks defense stay aggressive?

The Knicks' perimeter defense pestered the Boston Celtics and forced a lot of turnovers in the first round. Can New York's D keep it up against Indiana?

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Can the Thunder get physical with the Grizzlies?

Often an afterthought in the first round against the quicker Rockets, the Thunder need a big defensive performance from Kendrick Perkins against the big, physical and talented Memphis frontcourt.

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Deng released from hospital

Bulls forward Luol Deng is out of the hospital, but his status for the conference semifinals remains unclear.

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Rose won't return in playoffs, unless he does

Derrick Rose spoke to the media Saturday but offered little clarity about what he plans to do.

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Johnson struggles in game seven loss

Brooklyn received a poor effort from one half of its star backcourt in the team's Game 7 loss to Chicago Friday.

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