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While they await the Indiana Pacers or New York Knicks, the focus Friday was making sure they avoid a repeat of what happened the last time they endured an extend break between series.
Here is our regular look around the NBA - links to stories worth reading and notes to check out - done in bullet point form.
Yes, as the clear favorite to win tomorrow's Preakness, which has a historical legacy of either getting everyone totally excited about a Triple Crown opportunity or ruining Belmont.
Riding to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway helicopter is a perk of the privileged.
Indiana Pacers fans are watching closely to see if star George Hill can return to the lineup in time to knock the New York Knicks out of the playoffs.
So what do lemonade, jobs and the Indiana Pacers have in common? Gov. Mike Pence.
It wadn't pretty. It wadn't smooth. But damnit was it timely. Melo once again had his fill of Paul George's meat-hooks, but buried enough jumpers - clean and contested alike - to keep the lead safe.
The Grizzlies acquired their big man foundation, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, through unheralded trades.
The New York Knicks are not ready for their season to end. Facing elimination in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Knicks have opened up an 11-point third quarter lead at Madison Square Facing elimination in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Knicks defeated the Pacers 85-75 at Madison Square Garden.
New Jersey authorities have issued a murder warrant for a homeless hitchhiker who gained Internet and television celebrity after using a hatchet to attack a man who ran over a California utility worker.
Officials awaited daybreak to fully assess the scope of the destruction left in the wake of a deadly tornado in Granbury.
For instance, when the Charlotte Bobcats select a player, it's hard not to assume the worst.
Roy Hibbert has been a dominant force in the postseason, averaging 13.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks.
Forgive the San Antonio Spurs if they aren't that excited about holding a 3-2 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals.
That's because the East Flatbush Democrat is sticking with his beloved and bleak New York Knicks despite a loss to the Indiana Pacers Tuesday that sent the Twitter-friendly lawmaker reeling.
Whichever players are on the court for the New York Knicks when they try to save their season Thursday night, coach Mike Woodson just wants them to shoot with confidence.