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Clippers' Billups, Butler to start vs. Blazers

Clippers' Billups, Butler to start vs. Blazers

ESPN.com Updated Apr 16, 2013
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups practiced Monday and is expected to start Tuesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • The 10 Biggest X-Factors In The 2013 NBA Playoffs

    The 10 Biggest X-Factors In The 2013 NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 16, 2013
    In preparation for the start of this weekend’s NBA Playoffs, we thought that would be interesting to take a look at this postseason’s x-factors. While it is more conventional to say that Player X is the x-factor for their franchise entering the playof
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  • 5 Lottery Teams Most Likely To Make The NBA Playoffs Next Year

    5 Lottery Teams Most Likely To Make The NBA Playoffs Next Year

    dimemag.com Apr 16, 2013
    With the NBA Playoffs less than a week away, the fans of 16 teams are prepping themselves for the excitement of the second season, each team just 16 wins away from calling themselves world champions. However, there are 14 other teams that will not be ab…
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  • Ty Lawson’s game-winner beats Bucks, gives Nuggets home-court a…

    Ty Lawson’s game-winner beats Bucks, gives Nuggets home-court advantage in Round 1 (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 16, 2013
    It was a wild finish at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday night, as the host Milwaukee Bucks and visiting Denver Nuggets battled back and forth in a nip-and-tuck fourth quarter that saw 65 points scored, three ties and 12 lead changes in the final…
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  • Norris Cole Shows Miami Doesn’t Need The Big Three; Andray Blat…

    Norris Cole Shows Miami Doesn’t Need The Big Three; Andray Blatche’s Revenge

    dimemag.com Apr 16, 2013
    On a day that will forever be linked with sadness, death and despair, a backup point guard turned in the most heartwarming story on the NBA schedule. It was of little importance within the grand scheme of life, especially after spending hours trained to…
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  • Video - Rapid Fire With Nick Collison 05:17

    Rapid Fire With Nick Collison

    Apr 16
    Oklahoma City Thunder big man Nick Collison goes rapid-fire with Kevin Arnovitz on NBA travel pet peeves, the best one-on-one moves in the league and the prospect of an openly gay NBA player.
  • Video - Clippers Roll Blazers 93-77 01:16

    Clippers Roll Blazers 93-77

    Apr 16
    Clippers win sixth straight.

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  • Ian Thomsen: Bostonians race to help each other despite terrifying events

    Apr 16
    BOSTON -- Children were running the base paths of Fenway Park when they heard what sounded like two claps of thunder.
  • Marcus Smart will return to Oklahoma State Cowboys, source says

    Apr 16
    Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, projected as an NBA lottery pick, will return to school for his sophomore season, a source confirmed Tuesday.
  • ESPN.com picks: 2012-13 Most Valuable Player

    Apr 16
    Our NBA experts cast their votes for 2012-13 Most Valuable Player.
  • ESPN.com picks: 2012-13 Most Valuable Player

    Apr 16
    Our NBA experts cast their votes for 2012-13 Most Valuable Player.