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That contrast might be a reason there is a strange movement on the point spread. Even though the Nets are getting just about two-thirds of the bets on the spread, the spread is moving toward the Bucks. The Bucks opened as 2.5-point underdogs — less than the 3.5 they were getting in Game 1, when they lost — and they're all the way down to 1-point underdogs at BetMGM. Brooklyn Nets

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The problem is the Bucks have only one of him. This is where the loss of DiVincenzo will have an impact, as he's a solid defensive guard who could've played heavy minutes on either Irving or Harden.

If Paul opts out, Phoenix would project to have about $27 million in cap space. Kyle Lowry, Mike Conley, Dennis Schroder, Derrick Rose and Devonte' Graham will be unrestricted free agents. Spencer Dinwiddie (player option) and Goran Dragic (team option) could hit the market. Lonzo Ball (restricted) might be attainable.

Brooklyn is favored by four points tonight, as well as being a -200 favorite to win the series. However, as we saw time and again in Round 1, there is a reason they actually play the games because probabilities are just that, and not actual results.

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“At this point everyone has something going on” physically, George said Sunday. “I just try to get to a mindset to go out and perform and just help my team keep the series and the season alive.Minnesota Timberwolves

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