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76ers vs. Hawks Friday NBA injury report, Game 3 odds, spread, pick: De'Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish out; Joel Embiid set at 32.5 points

The Sixers-Hawks playoff series shifts to Atlanta on Friday all knotted at one game apiece.

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Nets vs. Bucks Thursday NBA injury report, Game 3 odds, spread, pick: James Harden, Jeff Green out again; struggling Khris Middleton set at 22.5 points

The Bucks were dominated the first two games of their playoff series in Brooklyn. Will things change Thursday in Milwaukee?

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Nuggets vs. Suns Wednesday NBA injury report, Game 2 odds, spread: Michael Porter Jr. will play, Will Barton might; new MVP Nikola Jokic set at 29.5 points

The Phoenix Suns look for a 2-0 series lead when they host the newly-crowned MVP Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets on Wednesday.

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Clippers vs. Jazz Tuesday NBA injury report, Game 1 odds, spread, pick: Mike Conley, Serge Ibaka both ruled out; Kawhi Leonard set at 27.5 points

The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers open their Western Conference semifinal series Tuesday without All-Star guard Mike Conley.

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Bucks vs. Nets Monday NBA injury report, Game 2 odds, spread: James Harden, Jeff Green out; Giannis Antetokounmpo set at 33.5 points

The Brooklyn Nets look to take a 2-0 series lead over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday but will be without star James Harden and glue guy Jeff Green.

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Bucks vs. Nets Saturday NBA injury report, Game 1 odds, spread, total, pick: Giannis Antetokounmpo set at 31.5 points, Kevin Durant 28.5 points

A spectacular and star-studded Bucks-Nets second-round NBA playoff series starts Saturday in Brooklyn.

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Clippers vs. Mavericks Friday NBA injury report, Game 6 odds, spread, pick: L.A. finale for Kawhi Leonard? Luka Doncic set at 29.5 points, but Tim Hardaway Jr. key

The home team has yet to win a game in the Clippers-Mavericks series as it shifts back to Dallas for Game 6 on Friday.

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Suns vs. Lakers Thursday NBA injury report, Game 6 odds, spread: Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope remain game-time decisions; potential historic loss for LeBron James

The Lakers' season is on the line in Game 6 vs. Phoenix on Thursday, and L.A. might be down two starters.

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Celtics next head coach odds: Sam Cassell, Chauncey Billups, Jay Larranaga, Jason Kidd, Becky Hammon favorites to replace Brad Stevens

Stunning news out of Boston on Wednesday as Celtics team president Danny Ainge is stepping down and coach Brad Stevens will leave the bench to replace him. SportsLine offers odds on Stevens' replacement.

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Wizards vs. 76ers Wednesday NBA injury report, Game 5 odds, spread, pick: Joel Embiid doubtful, Davis Bertans out; Russell Westbrook favored for triple-double

The Sixers look to clinch their first-round playoff series vs. the Wizards on Wednesday without star Joel Embiid.

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Lakers vs. Suns Tuesday NBA injury report, Game 5 odds, spread, pick: Anthony Davis unlikely to play, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in question; LeBron James set at 26.5 points

The Lakers probably won't have Anthony Davis for Game 5 at the Suns on Tuesday night and may not have starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope again, either.

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76ers vs. Wizards Monday NBA injury report, Game 4 odds, spread: Russell Westbrook questionable but expected to play; final game for Scott Brooks as coach?

The Washington Wizards' season is on the line Monday night in Game 4 vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Nets vs. Celtics Friday NBA injury report, Game 3 odds, spread: Jayson Tatum will play, Jeff Green out; Kevin Durant set at 27.5 points

The Boston Celtics face a must-win game at home Friday down 2-0 to the Nets.

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Suns vs. Lakers Thursday NBA injury report, Game 3 odds, spread: Chris Paul (shoulder) may play limited again; LeBron James set at 24.5 points

The Suns-Lakers Western Conference playoff series shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Thursday.

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Hawks vs. Knicks Wednesday NBA injury report, Game 2 odds, spread: Nerlens Noel questionable; Trae Young set at 25.5 points after called out by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio

Hawks star guard Trae Young could be extra motivated Wednesday in Game 2 at the New York Knicks.

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Lakers vs. Suns Tuesday NBA injury report, Game 2 odds, spread: LeBron James, Chris Paul will play; Deandre Ayton apparently avoids suspension

All hands should be on deck in Tuesday's Game 2 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns.

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Trail Blazers vs. Nuggets Monday NBA injury report, odds, spread: Will Barton, PJ Dozier remain out; Damian Lillard set at 29.5 points

The Portland Trail Blazers look to go up 2-0 on the Nuggets in Denver on Monday night.

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Grizzlies vs. Warriors Friday NBA injury report, odds, spread: Kelly Oubre, Damion Lee out; will Brandon Clarke play? Steph Curry set at 38.5 points

The final Western Conference playoff spot goes to the winner of Friday's Memphis at Golden State matchup.

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Pacers vs. Wizards Thursday NBA injury report, odds, spread: Caris LeVert out, Malcolm Brogdon, Edmond Sumner will play; Bradley Beal set at 31.5 points

The final NBA Eastern Conference play-in tournament game is Thursday as Indiana visits Washington.

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2021 NBA playoff odds: Seventh-seeded Lakers open as series favorites vs. second-seeded Suns but Game 1 road underdogs Sunday

Going by seed, the No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers should not beat the No. 2 Phoenix Suns in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, but L.A. is favored to do so.