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Dwight Howard makes good on his promise to the Lakers

In Friday's series-opening win, the Lakers got a whole lot more from Howard than they could have expected.

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AD drops 37 as Lakers rough up Nuggets in Game 1

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LAKERS

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LeBron sounds off on receiving only 16 first-place MVP votes

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Only six teams have done the impossible: Stop LeBron in the playoffs

How do you stop one of the greatest players of all time in the postseason? It's not easy -- and it doesn't last long.

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NBA AWARDS

GIANNIS NAMED MVP

Giannis doesn't want to be called MVP until he wins a title

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Stephen A.: LeBron was more deserving of MVP than Giannis

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WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Stephen A. gives Nuggets 'slim' chance to take down the Lakers

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Is Murray justified for calling out Nuggets haters?

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LUKA EARNS FIRST-TEAM HONORS

Luka in great company with historic All-NBA first-team selection

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CLIPPERS FALL SHORT

No one saw the Clippers' superstar clock counting down this soon

Last summer, the Clippers pushed all their chips in the middle to win now and they busted early -- again.

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Stephen A: Paul George in danger of becoming second coming of Dwight Howard

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COACHING CANDIDATES

NBA coaching candidates: Top names the league is buzzing about

From familiar faces to fresh ones, here's who could be calling the shots on NBA sidelines next season, according to 30 league insiders.

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Is D'Antoni a good fit for the 76ers?

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Basketball: A Love Story

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