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NBA Lockdown: Have Views Changed In First Round?

Jorge Sedano, Ohm Youngmisuk and Dave McMenamin discuss if their opinion of the Cavs has changed as a result of Cleveland's sweep, if the Warriors are in trouble without Steve Kerr long term, the Celtics' ability to claw back against the Bulls, the irony in Russell Westbrook's statements and more.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

With only a couple days until the draft, the Bears have a variety of options with their third overall pick. Chicago is likely to attempt to trade the 3rd choice and move back, but if that doesn't happen, the Bears are expected to have several defensive options at No. 3. Their first choice would be Stanford's Solomon Thomas, but if he's off the board, the Bears will likely consider Jamal Adams, Marshon Lattimore or Malik Hooker.

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Cubs slip in Week 3 Power Rankings

While the Cubs' lineup is beginning to heat up, including Jason Heyward, their rotation is struggling. Chicago failed to record a quality start last week.

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Bulls sounding like sore losers? (1:29)

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After getting swept by the Pirates in Chicago last week, the Cubs will be looking for revenge when they face Chad Kuhl and the Pirates on Monday night (7 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN). Luckily for the Cubs, Kris Bryant loves facing the Pirates and has a .361 career batting average against them.

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The road team has won each of the first four games in the matchup between the Celtics and Bulls -- just the fourth time that's happened in NBA playoff history. Boston will try to get the first home win of the series when it returns to TD Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the second note via Jacob Nitzberg from ESPN Stats and Info: "By comparison, the net efficiency with Jerian Grant on the floor this postseason is negative-30.0 and with Michael Carter-Williams on the floor it is a negative -13.0 this postseason."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple good notes from Jacob Nitzberg of ESPN Stats and Info: "The Bulls net efficiency (net points per 100 possessions) with Rajon Rondo on the floor this postseason is a +14.5. Without him on the floor, it's a negative -9.9."

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Bulls were 5-of-20 in the first quarter of Game 4, their worst shooting quarter of the series. They had 6 offensive rebounds, but turned them into only 4 4 points (the Celtics had one offensive rebound, on which they got 2 points). The Bulls also had 3 turnovers, which the Celtics turned into 7 points.

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Celtics even series at 2-2 (1:52)
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Thomas responds to Hoiberg's officiating comments (0:49)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas on playing while grieving the loss of his sister: "Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here so I just feed off what the guys give me. They give me a lot of confidence. I can't do it without those guys. They believe in me. Being here is what makes me, I guess, sane. It makes me feel somewhat normal through these tough times."

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Horford denies Butler at the rim (0:17)
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Bulls showing to be out of sorts without Rondo (1:27)
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Hoiberg: Thomas 'discontinues' his dribble (0:23)

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Fred Hoiberg praised Isaiah Thomas' toughness and resilience, then complained that he gets away with carrying the ball

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Isaiah gets assist with only one shoe (0:30)