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NBA playoffs 2013: Stephen Curry dominates, L.A. Lakers' season ends meekly

Stephen Curry put on a show again, leading the Warriors to a blowout Game 4 victory and a 3-1 series lead over Denver. In Los Angeles, a six-month odyssey that began with so much promise ended in a four-game sweep.

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Curry can thank the Nuggets' defense

Stephen Curry put on a show in Game 4 of the Warriors' series against the Nuggets. How much can we blame Denver's defense? A lot, actually.

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How wrong we were

The beginning of the NBA season seems so long ago. That goes double for the Lakers, who were supposed to be good enough to not get swept out of the first round. We review our preview of L.A. in the wake of their dismissal.

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Dwight Howard's ejectiona and uncertain future

Howard was ejected from the final game of the Lakers' season and both he and L.A. face an uncertain future together.

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Spurs remain focused through the first round

The Spurs will be moving on to the Western Conference semifinals after sweeping the Lakers in the first round. What's their key? Focus, according to Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich.

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Kobe Bryant is a very sad man

Poor Kobe. He tore his Achilles tendon and had to sit there and watch the Lakers get swept. He is just oh-so-very sad.

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Lakers swept, C's survive, W's win, Heat advance

The Lakers' nightmarish season ended with a whimper at the hands of the Spurs. Meanwhile, the Celtics forced a Game 5, Stephen Curry went crazy on a sprained ankle and the Heat put away the Bucks.

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Sunday NBA playoffs in GIFs

Sunday was jam-packed with hot NBA playoffs action. Miss anything? Catch up with the best plays from all four games in GIF form here.

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No brooms in Boston

Not in Boston. Jason Terry fueled an overtime run to ensure that the Celtics wouldn't go down in four in front of the home crowd, and then talked all about it.

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Curry shoots W's to 3-1 series lead

Stephen Curry battled through an ankle injury to lead the Warriors to a Game 4 victory over the Nuggets and a commanding 3-1 series lead.

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Steph Curry is having a good time

It's not exactly Michael Jordan's shrug, but Stephen Curry has his own thing going tonight.

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Warriors lead Nuggets by 12 at half

Andrew Bogut has already set a playoff career-high as the Warriors lead the Nuggets by at halftime in Game 4.

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Keyboard Cat plays off Kobe

The Lakers didn't have a very good season. Fortunately the Keyboard Cat is here to play Kobe Bryant off the stage.

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Andrew Bogut unleashes huge dunk

WOW. Check out Andrew Bogut rise up and destroy the rim on this monster jam.

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Staples Center is sad

It was a tough season for Lakers fans and the celebrities that normally line the court at Staples Center had seen enough.

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It's over: Spurs sweep Lakers out of the playoffs

The Spurs dominated Game 4 against the Lakers as they completed their sweep of the Lakers. They will advance to face either the Nuggets or Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals.

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Kobe Bryant has had enough

The Lakers are losing by 20 points. They're going to be swept. Kobe is done with it.

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Dwight Howard ejected

Dwight Howard got tossed from Game 4. Was it his last performance in a Laker uniform?

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Mike D'Antoni is done with this

The Lakers are on the verge of being swept. I think Mike D'Antoni is ready to go home.

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Spurs lead Lakers at halftime, 52-34

The Lakers are one loss away from being swept by the the Spurs, who are leading at the half.

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Manu Ginobili can fly?

Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are trying to finish off the Lakers. And they're trying to do it with authority.

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Heat advance with 88-77 win

Without an injured Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat struggled, but still did enough to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs. LeBron James' 30 points helped seal the sweep on Sunday.

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Miami cruising in Game 4, even without Wade

Despite a sloppy start without Dwyane Wade, the Heat are up 45-41 at halftime of Game 4 of their first-round series with the Bucks.

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Ekpe Udoh does the monkey

Ekpe Udoh thinks we're going the other way.

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Celtics survive elimination to beat Knicks in OT

Paul Pierce led the Celtics to a victory to force Game 5 of the opening-round series against the New York Knicks.

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Sheed has permeated the police ranks

If you stand near Rasheed Wallace for 48 minutes, you'd be a convert, too.

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Dwyane Wade will sit Game 4 vs. Bucks

The Miami Heat will have Dwyane Wade but he won't play in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a knee injury.

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Doc Rivers is into spanking

Naughty, naughty.

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Tyson Chandler destroys Avery Bradley

The point guard has been having a rough, rough series.

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Celtics lead Knicks at halftime

The Boston Celtics have dominated the New York Knicks, who are missing J.R. Smith's scoring in the first half.

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Avery Bradley is no Rajon Rondo

Brandon Bass was not seated in the third row.

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Nuggets seek traction at Golden State

Will the Nuggets even up their first round series in Golden State before heading back to Denver?

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Gasol will play Game 4 with torn finger ligament

Pau Gasol will play the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 4 with a splint on his right middle finger.

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3 keys to the game as Heat aim to sweep Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks host an elimination game as the Miami Heat aim for their sweep -- potentially without guard Dwyane Wade.

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Can Pau and Dwight dominate?

Devoid of healthy perimeter players, the Lakers are trying to avoid getting swept by the Spurs.

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Boston's last stand?

The Knicks could advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000.

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J.R. Smith suspended for Game 4 vs. Celtics

Smith's suspension will hurt the Knicks, but they will still have a chance to sweep Boston on Sunday afternoon.

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