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Steph grants halftime celebration request from Twitter

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Curry splashes 3 after Dellavedova falls down

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ALDRIDGE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

What is LaMarcus Aldridge's NBA legacy?

Aldridge announced his retirement Thursday after a 15-year career that saw him make seven All-Star Games.

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Lillard calls for the Blazers to retire Aldridge's jersey

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CELTICS

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Brown drops 40 points in win vs. Lakers

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MAVERICKS

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Luka Doncic beats buzzer to win game for Mavs

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Why Stephen A. says Luka's game winner boils down to luck

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76ERS

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Embiid, Sixers take down short-handed Nets

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Sixers take significant step toward East's top seed with win over Nets

Philly put itself in the driver's seat for home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Sorting out these messy and fascinating NBA playoff races

Here are the teams in each conference with the most reasons for optimism and pessimism.

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Our NBA experts predict how the crowded East standings will shake out

Which players and postseason races are most intriguing?

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