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Celtics title faves, but Boston-Denver Finals close Celtics title faves, but Boston-Denver Finals close

The Celtics are the favorite to win the NBA title, but if they meet the Nuggets in the Finals, it could be a toss-up.

Bulls' Caruso (ankle) expects to play vs. Heat Bulls' Caruso (ankle) expects to play vs. Heat

Bulls guard Alex Caruso says he expects to play in Friday's play-in game against the Heat, he told ESPN following shootaround Friday morning.

Kerr: 'Lot of value' in keeping Dubs' core together Kerr: 'Lot of value' in keeping Dubs' core together

The hope within the Warriors is that the core of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Stephen Curry can remain intact despite missing the playoffs for the third time in five seasons.

LeBron: Lakers' series vs. Nuggets not about past LeBron: Lakers' series vs. Nuggets not about past

The Lakers' history against the Nuggets has no bearing on their first-round playoff matchup, LeBron James said Thursday.

UConn freshman star Castle enters NBA draft UConn freshman star Castle enters NBA draft

After playing an immense part in a national championship run, UConn freshman guard Stephon Castle is entering the 2024 NBA draft, he told ESPN.

Kawhi still battling inflammation, G1 status iffy Kawhi still battling inflammation, G1 status iffy

LA Clippers All-Star Kawhi Leonard still has inflammation in his surgically repaired right knee, and his status is questionable for Game 1 against the Dallas Mavericks.

Sources: Butler expected to miss several weeks Sources: Butler expected to miss several weeks

Heat star Jimmy Butler is expected to be sidelined for several weeks with a right MCL injury suffered against the 76ers, sources told ESPN. Both he and Terry Rozier have been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

NBA selects just second woman to be playoff ref NBA selects just second woman to be playoff ref

Ashley Moyer-Gleich will become the first woman to referee an NBA playoff game since Violet Palmer worked nine playoff games between 2006 and 2012.

What each eliminated team must do What each eliminated team must do

We break down what the summer priorities and needs are for the NBA teams who have already been sent home.