Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Flashback: Young LeBron beats the Pistons

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James yells during the

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Day 7 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers franchise has never won an NBA title, and has 11 playoff appearance since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 31, 2007

Situation: The No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers and No. 1 Detroit Pistons are tied, 2-2, heading to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Context: After a seven-year playoff drought...

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Flashback: Air Canada explodes for 50 vs. Sixers

Toronto Raptors' Vince Carter celebrates a basket during

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Day 6 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors franchise has never won an NBA title, and has five playoff appearances since its inaugural season in 1995-96.

Date: May 11, 2001

Situation: The No. 5 Toronto Raptors and the No. 1 Philadelphia 76ers are tied, 1-1, heading into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Context: After starting...

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Flashback: Wolves keep title hopes alive

Minnesota Timberwolves forwards Latrell Sprewell, right, and Kevin

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Day 5 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves franchise has never won an NBA title, and has eight playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 29, 2004

Situation: The No. 1 Minnesota Timberwolves trail the No. 2 Los Angeles Lakers, 3-1, heading to Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Context: The Timberwolves set...

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Flashback: Zo beats the buzzer

Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan, left, and Charlotte Hornets'

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Day 4 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets franchise has never won an NBA title and has 12 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 5, 1993

Situation: The No. 5 Charlotte Hornets lead the No. 4 Boston Celtics, 2-1, heading to Game 4 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Context: The Hornets won nine of...

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Flashback: Clippers end 30-year drought

The Los Angeles Clippers' Cuttino Mobley, left, shakes

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Day 3 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers franchise has never won an NBA title, and has four playoff appearances in the last 20 years.

Date: May 1, 2006

Situation: The Clippers lead the Nuggets 3-1 heading into Game 5 of the first round of the 2006 Western Conference playoffs.

Context: Since moving to Los Angeles prior to the 1984-85...

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Flashback: Grizz push Thunder to the brink

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, defends

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Day 2 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies franchise has never won an NBA title, and has four playoff appearances since its inaugural season in 1995-96.

Date: May 9, 2011

Situation: The No. 8 seed Grizzlies lead the No. 4 seed Thunder 2-1 heading to Game 4 of the West semifinals.

Context: After shocking the No. 1 seed Spurs in six games...

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Flashback: Bobcats' 2010 playoff debut

Charlotte Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson, right, tries to

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Day 1 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats franchise has never won an NBA title, and has one playoff appearance since its inaugural season in 2004-05.

Date: April 18, 2010

Situation: Bobcats vs. Magic, Game 1 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs

Context: For the first time in franchise history, the Bobcats made the postseason....

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Flashback: Month-long NBA playoff series coming Thursday

Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson reacts during the first

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Believe it or not, we're just about one month away from the NBA postseason. The regular season comes to an end on Thursday, April 26, and the playoffs begin two days later, on April 28.

You can expect plenty of news and analysis in the Double Dribble leading up to the playoffs, including a look at the playoff picture each Monday.

Additionally, starting Thursday, we're going to open a...

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