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NBA draft lottery: New Orleans Pelicans shock the league, win No. 1 overall pick

The New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns were big losers in Tuesday's NBA draft lottery.

Bettor hits 6-team parlay for more than $525,000

A FanDuel bettor cashed a $4,999 6-team parlay into more than $525,000. The gambler closed out the parlay with Golden State's (+240) win over Houston on Friday.

McCollum rallies Portland past Denver, into the West finals

C.J. McCollum carried Portland to a 100-96 win at Denver in Game 7. The Trail Blazers advance to the West finals to face the Warriors, who are -550 favorites for the series and eight-point home

Michigan’s Beilein signs 5-year deal to become Cavs’ head coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Michigan's John Beilein as their next head coach. The 66-year-old led the Wolverines to nine NCAA Tournaments and two runner-up finishes during his 12-year tenure in Ann Arbor.

KD ruled out for the rest of the Houston series

Golden State star forward Kevin Durant has been ruled out for the rest of its Western Conference semifinal series against Houston. As seven-point underdogs for Friday's Game 6, the Warriors are facing their richest postseason

Celtics, Warriors have been dominant for 1Q bets

Golden State has covered the spread for first-quarter bets in all four games of its series with Houston. Likewise, Boston has cashed in the opening stanza of all four games against Milwaukee.

NBA Playoffs -- Round 2

2021 NBA Playoffs Primer