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Nets’ Teletovic cleared to return after blood clots in lungs

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets say Mirza Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball activities after recovering from blood clots in his lungs.

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Pacers looking to play smaller, faster next season

Indiana Pacers President  of Basketball Operations Larry Bird speaks during a news conference Friday, April 17, 2015, in Indianapolis. For the first time in five years, the Pacers didn't make the playoffs. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird wants the Pacers to play more “small ball” next season.

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Hornets GM Cho: Stephenson ‘didn’t work like we expected’

Charlotte Hornets' Lance Stephenson speaks to the media after an end of season team meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 16, 2015. After a disappointing and injury-plagued season, the Hornets must figure out how to get back to the postseason. Questions abound, including what the team will do with underachieving free agent pickup Lance Stephenson, who is still under contract for another season. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer “didn’t work out as we expected it to.”

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Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, laughs as he sits with Carlos Boozer on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Friday, April 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 106-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

MIAMI (AP) — No Kobe. No D-Wade.

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Jewell Loyd taken first in WNBA draft by Seattle

Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd, right, holds up a Seattle Storm jersey with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie after the Storm selected Loyd as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA basketball draft, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The 2015 WNBA draft was a historic night as underclassmen were taken with the top two picks.

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