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Heat missing Butler, Pelicans minus Zion in Friday play-in games
Bucks: Giannis could miss 2-4 weeks with calf ailment
Clippers: Kawhi Leonard questionable with inflamed knee for Game 1 vs. Mavs
Your guide to the play-in matchups for Friday
NBA announces playoff officials
Cavs vs. Magic player props for Game 1 of their playoff series Nuggets-Lakers predictions and analysis
Silver, Screen and Roll: Three keys for the Lakers to beat the Nuggets
Sean Keeler: Why LeBron James’ playoff LeFlops won’t be enough to overcome Nuggets,
Denver Post Nuggets Podcast explores playoff rematch with Lakers Knicks vs. Sixers predictions and analysis
SportsNet NY previews the Knicks-Sixers series
NBC 10 Philadelphia: How many 7-seeds have beaten a 2-seed? T-Wolves vs. Suns predictions and analysis Clippers vs. Mavs predictions and analysis
John Hollinger: Celtics-Nuggets for the title, early West upsets and more
Yahoo Sports staff discusses who they think will play for the title
ESPN experts go over six first-round playoff matchups
CBS Sports: Five possible breakout players for the playoffs
Bleacher Report: Player predictions for all the first-round matchups
Sixers’ center Paul Reed says Knicks were the “easier” opponent to face
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Scenarios for the third -seeded Bucks
AP: NBA playoffs are here. And as LeBron says, “It’s a sprint now.”
These coaches had better not fail in the playoffs Celtics prepare to face Heat or Bulls in first round
Toronto Globe and Mail: Sports integrity body sees Porter case as a warning for sports betting in Canada

Take a look at the NBA playoff schedule for play-in and first round games
Look who’s #1 in the West – the OKC Thunder

Thunder clinches #1 but keeps eyes on the prize
The Athletic: What do Boston’s dominant analytics say about their playoff hopes?
ESPN looks at all 20 teams who are still in the hunt
NY Post: Knicks clinch #2 spot but no cakewalk vs. Sixers-Heat winner
SB Nation: Cavs took a dive to manipulate the matchups – will that bite them in the ass?
NESN: Did Celts’ possible opponent just reject #3 seed
MassLive: Will Celtics be fueled by Cleveland’s surprising choice?
Yahoo Sports: Betting markets show skepticism that anyone will challenge Celtics, Nuggets
Celtics Wire: Could Giannis’ injury have impact on Celts’ playoff drive?
Bleacher Report offers a round-by-round guide to the postseason With play-in games set, who might be the Celtics’ opponents?
Meanwhile, Knicks passed up on the whole tanking thing
SGA wants that MVP award after leading OKC to top of West
Pistons, Wizards top “contenders” for #1 overall pick
Detroit Free Press: Pistons guaranteed another top five spot
Blazers get a tie – for third draft position
ESPN: Unpacking Clingan vs. Edey, and who’ll go #1?
Draymond Green is first with double-double and no field goals

NBC News: Jontay Porter banned from NBA for gambling activities
The Athletic: Porter is NBA’s first gambling ban in 70 ears
Here’s the official statement from the NBA about Porter
Yahoo Sports: With Ohtani and Porter, can sports and gambling co-exist?
NY Post: NBA bans Porter after shady bets discovered
Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun: Dreadful Raptors season ends with player banned
New report says Jontay Porter wagered “millions” over multiple years
Porter tied to FanDuel account but didn’t bet on NBA
NY Post: Porter promoted gambling on social media years before investigation
Porter investigation remains open – Woj
NBA: How the scandal got exposed
Michael Porter defended his brother a few weeks ago
Nick Wright: Questions raised about what the NBA will do about gambling
Rich Eisen reacts to the Jontay Porter scandal on his show
Dan LeBatard: Porter not good enough to have impacted NBA games
John Skipper and David Samson discussed the Porter scandal weeks ago

SF Chronicle: Steph Curry expected to play against Lakers on Saturday
ESPN wonders who’s going to be left out of the West’s play-in situation
CBS Sports explores what the most intirguing playoff race is
Denver Post: Jokic gives Wemby a tutorial – how not to play defense Nuggets are turning it on down the stretch – and the West should be worried
NY Post: Brunson returns to normal minutes and puts on a show
Yahoo Sports: Quiet battle of the titans – Giannis and Jokic On the MVP ladder, SGA and Giannis still chasing Jokic
Dan Devine: Introducing the Mavericks – the NBA’s mystery contender

** Bronny Watch **

What to make of Bronny James’ lackluster season and future NBA prospects
John Hollinger: Why LeBron-Bronny seems unlikely, and why it may be a good thing
LeBron Wire: Eastern Conference GM says everyone is prepared for Bronny to come out

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