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NBA Playoffs 2013: Kevin Durant saves Thunder, Pacers surprise Knicks on road

Kevin Durant had 35 points, 15 rebounds and six assists, including the go-ahead jumper with 11 seconds left, to carry the Thunder to a comeback victory over the Grizzlies. Elsewhere, the Pacers surprised the Knicks with a tough Game 1 road win.

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Solving the Roy Hibbert problem

The New York Knicks were constantly stonewalled in Game 1 by Roy Hibbert and a Pacers defensive scheme that is not a secret in NBA circles. What did Indiana do so well, and how can New York fare better as this series progresses?

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Woodson's big gamble might not pay off

Mike Woodson decided to run with a bigger lineup at times to avoid a hypothetical matchup problem caused by the Indiana Pacers' size. It didn't work in Game 1, but Woodson says he'll double down.

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Series schedule released for Bulls/Heat series

The NBA has announced the start times for the first four games of the series.

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Your NBA Playoffs GIF recap

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers are now up 1-0 on the Grizzlies and Knicks, respectively. Here's how it happened.

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Grizz can't stop Durant, with Tony Allen or not

Lionel Hollins wasn't thinking twice about how his team went about guarding Kevin Durant -- the Thunder gunner simply made tough shots.

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Thunder edge Grizzlies, Pacers steal Game 1 in NYC

Kevin Durant led the Thunder to a thrilling victory over the Grizzlies, while the Pacers opened their series against the Knicks with a win at Madison Square Garden.

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Series schedule released for Knicks vs. Pacers

After picking up a road victory in Game 1, the Pacers know what their schedule is with the Knicks moving forward.

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Pacers take Game 1 with defense

The Indiana Pacers clamped down on Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks, forcing Anthony into 27 points on 28 shots in a 102-95 Pacers victory.

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Erik Spoelstra is all dressed up

Golf shirt, gym shorts, can't lose.

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Jason Kidd is only making things worse

Get that banana peel out of there!

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Magic Johnson wants more LeBron James commercials

We're not quite sure what he's talking about either.

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Durant does it all as Thunder rally past Grizzlies

Kevin Durant hit one big shot after another as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a nine-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.

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Kevin Durant buries the Grizzlies

Kevin Durant. Not nice.

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This NBA referee can break dance

That's a whole lot of Spaniard barreling into a small referee.

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Quincy Pondexter hits a long buzzer-beater

That's how you close out a third quarter, Q-Pon.

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The Knicks and Pacers are wearing ugly clothes

Iman Shumpert is paying homage to Ernie Johnson.

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Thunder lead Grizzlies, 47-46, at halftime

After a sluggish start for both teams, the Oklahoma City Thunder lead the Memphis Grizzlies at halftime of Game 1.

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The Grizzlies want you to ditch your girlfriend

Apparently the Grizzlies' watch party in Memphis has some Grade A talent.

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Betting on Paul George or the Knicks' shooting

In the regular season, Paul George was awesome and the Knicks shot the hell out of the three. Will either happen in the second round?

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Kevin Durant's greatest test

Oklahoma City survived the first round after one devastating injury. In the second round, the team's star faces his greatest test.

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Knicks favored to beat Pacers in 2nd round

The offensive firepower on the Knicks' roster has made them the favorites to march on to the conference finals.

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Can the Knicks defense stay aggressive?

The Knicks try to carry their defensive pressure into their second round series against Indiana.

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Odds for Thunder vs. Grizzlies

Russell Westbrook's absence has many thinking the Grizzlies could knock off the Thunder in the conference semifinals.

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Can the Thunder get physical with the Grizzlies?

The Memphis Grizzlies get another chance to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in a playoff series.

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