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Injuries again playing prominent role in NBA playoffs

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) holds his finger as he walks off the court after being injured in the second half of an NBA playoff basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 99-92. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The NBA playoffs have picked up right where the regular season left off — with key players fighting to stay healthy when they are needed most.

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Little guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs

Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) loses the ball after a foul by Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

While LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest guy on the court for the Celtics was putting up the biggest fight.

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Saunders: ‘I’m the coach until I say I’m not’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As president, coach and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Flip Saunders holds as much influence with the franchise as any coach in the NBA.

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