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Spurs Headed to Western Conference Finals

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The San Antonio Spurs now have won six of their last seven Game 5s when leading a playoff series 3-1.

Tony Parker left the game with an injury in the second quarter, but the Spurs still had enough firepower left for yet another blowout victory, this one a 104-82 win over the Portland Trail Blazers that closed out the Western Conference semifinals in five games Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green each scored 22 points, with Leonard coming away with five steals and seven rebounds, to lead the Spurs to the Western Conference finals. San Antonio will have home court against either Oklahoma City or the Los Angeles Clippers, who play Game 6 of their series Thursday in L.A., with the Thunder up 3-2.

via Tim Price for NBA.com

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Report: Jusuf Nurkic Out Indefinitely with Broken Right Wrist

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Jusuf Nurkic can’t seem to catch a figurative break when it comes to literal breaks.

The 7-0 center out of Bosnian and Herzegovina suffered a broken right wrist in the third quarter of Thursday’s game versus the Pacers Thursday night at the Moda Center.

The injury occurred around the 8:40 mark of the third quarter, as Nurkic fell after contesting a drive attempt by Pacers center Myles Turner. Nurkic took a hard fall to the floor and remained there for some time before getting up and immediately heading to the locker room with members of the team’s medical staff. X-rays taken taken during the game showed a fracture to his right wrist, which, depending on the severity and location of the break, could sideline the center for the foreseeable future.

Source: Portland Trail Blazers

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Sources: Rockets, Nets, Pacers, Cavaliers Agree to Four-Team Trade

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Reporting with @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn is acquiring Houston’s James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources tell ESPN.


The Indiana Pacers are moving Victor Oladipo to the Rockets for package around Caris LeVert, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.


Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal from Brooklyn and sending LeVert to Indiana to acquire two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo — in addition to the four first-round picks and four draft pick swaps, sources said.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Thomas Bryant Out for Season with Torn Left ACL

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Washington Wizards C Thomas Bryant has suffered a torn ACL to his left knee, source tells ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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