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Apr 19, 2019

A's buy 'KD commits to Oakland' advertisement
The Athletics took out a full-page advertisement in the San Francisco Chronicle that reads "KD commits to Oakland" in an apparent dig at Kevin Durant, who is set to hit free agency this summer.

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Apr 19, 2019

Embiid (sore knee) listed as doubtful for Game 4
Joel Embiid has been listed as doubtful for the 76ers' Game 4 against the Nets.

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Apr 19, 2019

Malone wants Murray, Nuggets to play tougher
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he wants his team, and specifically Jamal Murray, to take Derrick White's big night personally heading into Game 4 of Denver's series against San Antonio.

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Apr 19, 2019

Mitchell vows to be more aggressive vs. Rockets
Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said his performance can only get better after losses in the first two games of Utah's series against the Rockets.

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Apr 19, 2019

Durant, Green double-technical rescinded
Kevin Durant is now five technical fouls from receiving an automatic one-game suspension after the NBA rescinded his Game 3 technical he got along with JaMychal Green..

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Apr 19, 2019

Sources: Lue meeting with Lakers about vacancy
Ty Lue, who coached the Cavaliers to three NBA Finals, is meeting with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka about replacing Luke Walton as head coach, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2019

French teen Doumbouya declares for NBA draft
French forward Sekou Doumbouya has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2019 NBA draft, his agent, Bouna Ndiaye of Comsport, told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2019

He's Kevin Durant, and you're not
Coming out aggressive from the opening tip, the two-time Finals MVP reminded everyone why he's the best pure scorer in the NBA.

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Apr 19, 2019

Derrick White and the Game 3 breakout Denver never saw coming
The Nuggets hadn't won a game in San Antonio since March 2012. Derrick White made sure Denver's streak continued with a career-best performance.

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Apr 19, 2019

Simmons torches Nets, says Dudley feud 'done'
After Nets reserve Jared Dudley called him an "average" half-court player, Ben Simmons went off for a playoff career-high 31 points to lead the 76ers to a Game 3 victory.

ESPN NBA
Apr 19, 2019

KD takes over with 38 points in Game 3 blowout
Warriors superstar Kevin Durant dominated the Clippers in Thursday's Game 3 win, scoring 38 points in just 29 minutes as Golden State took a 2-1 series lead.

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Apr 19, 2019

Tech's Culver, Big 12's top player, entering draft
Big 12 Player of the Year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA tournament runs in school history.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

Ben Simmons, KD, Lou Williams and more keys to Thursday's Game 3s
What adjustments do the Sixers and Warriors need to make?

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

Embiid (sore knee) sits, but Sixers take Game 3
A sore left knee forced Joel Embiid to miss Game 3 against the Nets on Thursday night, but the Sixers won 131-115 to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

Embiid out for Game 3 due to left knee soreness
A sore left knee will keep Sixers center Joel Embiid out for Thursday night's Game 3 of the team's first-round series with the Nets.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

Mavs' Hardaway has surgery for stress fracture
Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

'Missing' poster in Brooklyn targets Simmons
A "missing" poster aimed at Ben Simmons' jump shot was taped on a street sign outside Barclays Center ahead of Game 3 between the 76ers and Nets.

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Apr 18, 2019

Larry Bird's advice for Indiana: 'They've got to be mentally tougher'
Celtics legend and current Pacers special advisor Larry Bird was at the scene of Indiana's Game 2 meltdown. How does he see the team responding at home?

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Apr 18, 2019

Sources: Pels OK'd to talk job with Clips' Redden
The Pelicans have been granted permission to discuss a senior front-office role with Clippers assistant general manager Trent Redden, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

Wreck-it Russ: Westbrook's path to breaking the triple-double
Three numbers in the box score don't stand out like they used to. The awe of the triple-double is gone, and we have Russell Westbrook's historic performances to thank.

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Apr 18, 2019

Follow live: Clippers, Warriors back at it in Game 3
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Apr 18, 2019

Follow live: High stakes for Spurs, Nuggets in Game 3
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Apr 18, 2019

Follow live: Sixers, Nets meet in pivotal Game 3
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Apr 18, 2019

MJ on Tiger: 'Greatest comeback I've ever seen'
After Tiger Woods' long road back to competitive professional golf following multiple surgeries, his victory at the Masters was called "the greatest comeback I've ever seen" by Michael Jordan.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Over the past 20 years, Gregg Popovich has sliced an exclusive culinary trail across America -- all for a singular purpose. This is the story of his legendary team dinners, and how they have served as a pillar of the Spurs' decades-long dynasty.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

Depth, defense and Super Beard: Houston is scary good right now
Most teams don't go from 65 to 53 wins and say they're better. The Rockets are the exception, and they've saved their best basketball for the playoffs.

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Apr 18, 2019

Kyrie Irving finally has his playoff moment for Celtics
Injuries prevented Kyrie Irving from making his Celtics playoff debut last year, and Game 1 against the Pacers was forgettable. But Irving was spectacular in Game 2.

ESPN NBA
Apr 18, 2019

Inside Converse's grand plans to reenter the NBA landscape
Converse is introducing a modern twist on the classic Chuck Taylor.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Nuggets to stick with struggling Barton in lineup
The Nuggets will hang with struggling forward Will Barton in their starting lineup despite him making only one 3-point attempt in the first two games against the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Griz adding ex-GMs Cho, Grunwald to front office
The Memphis Grizzlies are adding a pair of former NBA general managers to their staff, hiring Rich Cho and Glen Grunwald, the team announced Wednesday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Sources: Grizzlies adding ex-GMs Cho, Grunwald
The Memphis Grizzlies are adding a pair of former NBA general managers to their staff, hiring Rich Cho and Glen Grunwald, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Apr 17, 2019

Follow live: Pacers look to even series in Game 2 vs. Celtics
The Indiana Pacers will look to find their offensive groove on Wednesday night when they visit the Boston Celtics for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Sixers' Brown will pick his spots to show passion
While Brett Brown's halftime speech sparked the Sixers in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Nets, Brown said Wednesday the key is in picking the right spots to display passion.

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Apr 17, 2019

Durant not worried about Beverley slowing him
Kevin Durant is not worried about Clippers guard Patrick Beverley getting into his head and slowing him down.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Celtics say Horford available to play vs. Pacers
Celtics forward Al Horford, who missed shootaround with an illness, will "try to give it a go" for Wednesday night's game against the Pacers in Boston, Brad Stevens said.

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Apr 17, 2019

Celtics say Horford will try to play vs. Pacers
Celtics forward Al Horford, who missed shootaround with an illness, will "try to give it a go" for Wednesday night's game against the Pacers in Boston, Brad Stevens said.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Kerr says Cousins 'unlikely' to return this season
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday that while center DeMarcus Cousins won't need surgery to repair his torn left quad, he's 'unlikely' to return during the postseason.

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Apr 17, 2019

Nets angry over 76ers stars' laughing apology
Some of the Nets were not happy that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons started laughing as Embiid apologized for elbowing Jarrett Allen.

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Apr 17, 2019

Griffin not giving up on keeping AD with Pels
David Griffin said he won't rule out the possibility of talking Anthony Davis into committing to the Pelicans.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Zag's shot-blocking Clarke to enter NBA draft
Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke plans to skip his senior year and enter the NBA draft. Clarke's 117 blocks were the most in the country this past season.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Follow live: Rockets aim to keep momentum
Can Utah make the necessary adjustments to keep James Harden & Co. at bay?

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Ben Simmons, KD, Lou Williams and more keys to these Game 3s
What adjustments do the Sixers and Warriors need to make?

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Westbrook vows to play better after loss
Russell Westbrook finished a rebound away from a triple-double on Tuesday, but he called his play in the Game 2 loss to the Trail Blazers "unacceptable."

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Brooklyn's slow and steady rebuild is running ahead of schedule
Playoff basketball is back in Brooklyn. It took a flurry of savvy moves -- and the rise of an All-Star guard -- to get here.

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Apr 17, 2019

Nuggets coach used Clippers' rally as inspiration
With his team trailing 73-57 in the third quarter on Tuesday, Nuggets coach Mike Malone reminded the players of the Clippers' comeback on Monday against the Warriors. "The guys took it to heart," he said after Denver's win over the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 17, 2019

Raptors find the best version of themselves for a critical Game 2 rout
Toronto was one game late to the NBA playoffs. But Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry & Co. showed up in grand fashion.

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Apr 16, 2019

Kentucky's Herro will remain in NBA draft
Kentucky guard Tyler Herro says he plans to remain in the NBA draft after initially leaving open the possibility of returning to school.

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Apr 16, 2019

How Brook Lopez turned 'Splash Mountain' into a Bucks game-changer
Brook Lopez is a key to the Bucks' title chances as his outside shooting creates space for Giannis Antetokounmpo and adds firepower to an explosive offense.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Virginia's Guy declares for NBA draft
Virginia guard Kyle Guy was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player as the Cavaliers won their first national championship.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Sources: Wolves can talk to Clips GM Winger
Minnesota has gotten permission to talk to LA Clippers GM Michael Winger for the Timberwolves' president of basketball operations position, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Apr 16, 2019

Follow live: Thunder seek to bounce back in Game 2
After losing the opener, Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City looks to even their series with a win against Portland.

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Apr 16, 2019

Follow live: Spurs look to keep the good times rolling
After winning the opener, San Antonio can take complete control of its series against Denver with a victory in Game 2.

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Apr 16, 2019

Follow live: Raptors look for better results in Game 2
Kawhi Leonard and Toronto aims to bounce back after losing Game 1 and even their series against Orlando.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Source: Warriors' Cousins has torn left quad
All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn left quad Monday, and doctors are still determining the severity of the injury and the length of the recovery process, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Warriors' Cousins has torn quad; out indefinitely
Warriors All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn left quad Monday, an MRI confirmed. He has been ruled out indefinitely and is set to start rehabbing the injury immediately.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Zion is about to get paid
As many as six sneaker companies are expected to make offers to the expected No. 1 overall pick, potentially putting him in a class with LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Lowe: Kawhi, DeRozan, adjustments and more keys to Game 2s
Here are the moves and matchups to watch in Raptors-Magic and Nuggets-Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Lowe: Two potential upsets and what to watch for
Here are the moves and matchups to watch in Magic-Raptors and Spurs-Nuggets.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Damian Lillard's moment is coming -- it's just a matter of time
Back-to-back postseason sweeps could have sent the Blazers down a dark path. But Lillard Time keeps moving forward in Portland.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

How the Clippers scored the biggest comeback in NBA playoff history
With the Warriors up by 31, Game 2 was over. Until it wasn't. The players and coaches involved in the incredible reversal of fortune tell the story of how it happened.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Clippers stun Warriors with playoff-record rally
The Clippers set an NBA postseason record Monday night by overcoming a 31-point deficit to win Game 2 of their first-round series against the Warriors.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Warriors fearful Cousins tore quad, sources say
The Warriors are fearful All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn left quad Monday night but won't be certain until his MRI on Tuesday, league sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

For DeMarcus Cousins, it wasn't supposed to end like this
An arduous rehab process got the Warriors' big man back on the court after nearly a year away. Then, just as he was getting his first taste of playoff action, his body failed him again.

ESPN NBA
Apr 16, 2019

Cousins exits with hurt quad; MRI set for Tues.
Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins left Monday's Game 2 against the Clippers with a left quad injury and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

76ers tie record for playoff quarter with 51 points
Leading by just one at the half after dropping Saturday's Game 1 at home to fall behind in the series, the Sixers outscored the Nets 51-23 in the third quarter with a dazzling display of precision on both ends.

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Apr 15, 2019

Rivers: Stranger returned $2K dropped on street
Doc Rivers ended his pregame news conference prior to Game 2 of the Clippers' West quarterfinal in Oakland by telling the story of a random act of kindness that left the assembled media in awe.

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Apr 15, 2019

Follow live: Sixers, Nets clash in Game 2
Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid look to avoid falling into an 0-2 hole against Brooklyn.

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Apr 15, 2019

Nuggets, Jokic look to counter Spurs' doubles
The Nuggets will be looking to put star center Nikola Jokic in better positions to attack in Game 2 against the Spurs.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

Zion declares for draft after 'best year' of life
Duke freshman Zion Williamson, the consensus player of the year, made it official Monday, declaring his eligibility for the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

Zion Williamson is about to get paid
As many as six sneaker companies, from Nike to Anta, are expected to make offers to the expected No. 1 overall pick, potentially putting him in a class with LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

KD apologizes for ejection, calls it a 'distraction'
Kevin Durant says the focus on his ejection following a verbal back-and-forth with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley in Game 1 has become a "huge distraction" and says he doesn't want to disappoint his coaches again.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

Follow live: Clippers, Warriors renew fued
After a testy Game 1 that saw Golden State come out on top, Patrick Beverley and Los Angeles are back for more.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

Gonzaga's top scorer Hachimura entering draft
Rui Hachimura has announced he's entering the NBA draft and intends to hire an agent. The 6-foot-8 forward led Gonzaga with 19.7 points this season.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

Kings officially name Walton as new head coach
Luke Walton has officially been named as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

Virginia's Hunter, Jerome opting for NBA draft
Hunter is likely to be a lottery pick. The 6-foot-7 redshirt sophomore is ranked as the No. 5 overall player by ESPN and the No. 2 power forward behind only Duke's Zion Williamson. Jerome is ranked No. 29 overall and the No. 8 shooting guard.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

Virginia guard Jerome opting for NBA draft
Virginia guard Ty Jerome has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NBA draft.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

Rockets showcase what they must: Lockdown D
The Rockets held the Jazz to 39 percent shooting from the floor (7-of-27 from 3-point range) and forced 18 turnovers in a series-opening rout.

ESPN NBA
Apr 15, 2019

With Griffin sidelined, Pistons routed by Bucks
Without Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons were no match for the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday as the Bucks breezed to a 121-86 victory in Game 1 of their NBA playoff series.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Which player had the best kicks in Game 1 of the playoffs?
Montrezl Harrell paid tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, Donovan Mitchell debuted his new signature shoe, and James Harden got ready for "Avengers: Endgame" in the postseason's opening weekend.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

The Thunder will go only as far as Paul George can take them
Portland benefited from Oklahoma City's porous shooting in Game 1, and Paul George's shoulder might be the X factor in this series.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Kanter proves critical as Blazers end losing streak
Enes Kanter's 20 points and career-postseason-high 18 rebounds were key to Portland's 104-99 win over OKC in the series opener, which snapped a 10-game Blazers playoff losing streak that dated to 2016.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Follow live: Rockets look to eliminate Jazz for second straight season
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Apr 14, 2019

Butler: 76ers not worried after dropping Game 1
"We're fortunate," Jimmy Butler said. "We get to play basketball every day. We're in the playoffs, we're the 3-seed. We're happy. It could be a lot worse. We could be down 0-4, but we're not."

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

They did it, Jennifer: Blazers pay off McCollum's tweet promise
Portland's win Sunday was its first in the postseason since 2016, snapping a 10-game skid and making good on a tweet from CJ McCollum to a fan that went viral last summer.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Follow live: Pistons take on top-seeded Bucks
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Apr 14, 2019

Boston escaped a rock fight and some bad habits in Game 1 win
Boston survived an ugly battle over Indiana, a game that reestablished much of what has ailed the Celtics all season long.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Pistons' Griffin out for Game 1 in Milwaukee
Blake Griffin will not play in the Detroit Pistons' opening playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, coach Dwane Casey said.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Sources: Lakers to meet with 76ers' Williams
The Lakers will travel to interview 76ers assistant Monty Williams for their vacant head coaching job, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Over the past 20 years, Gregg Popovich has sliced an exclusive culinary trail across America -- all for a singular purpose. This is the story of his legendary team dinners, and how they have served as a pillar of the Spurs' decades-long dynasty.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Sources: Cavs to talk job with Howard, Mosley
The Cavaliers will begin their coaching search with interviews with Juwan Howard and Jamahl Mosley, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Sources: Cavs, Lakers want to talk to Howard
The Cavaliers will begin their coaching search with interviews with Juwan Howard and Jamahl Mosley, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Follow live: Kyrie, Celtics host Pacers in Game 1
Boston and Indiana are locked in a back-and-forth affair in their playoff opener.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

This was the season when NBA team culture combusted
The primacy of NBA culture is fading, overwhelmed by the power of the superstar.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

This unorthodox way to guard James Harden is either genius or a fluke
Did a late-March game in Milwaukee reveal the blueprint to slowing down James Harden?

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Inside the dark, daunting art of the NBA's toughest position
For most rookies, becoming a great NBA point guard means making mistake after mistake.

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Pop on White's game vs. Nuggets: 'Spectacular'
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich heaped praise on point guard Derrick White (16 points) after Saturday's win over the Nuggets, calling his play "spectacular."

ESPN NBA
Apr 14, 2019

Kawhi Leonard is still the key to the Raptors' playoff redemption
Despite the unexpected return of its Game 1 demons, Toronto remains confident its new star will reverse the Raptors' postseason fortunes.

ESPN NBA
Apr 13, 2019

Durant, Beverley ejected late in Warriors' win
The Warriors' Kevin Durant and the Clippers' Patrick Beverley were ejected in the fourth quarter during Saturday's game.

ESPN NBA
Apr 13, 2019

Curry becomes all-time leader in postseason 3s
Stephen Curry passed Ray Allen to become the NBA's all-time leader in postseason 3-pointers.

ESPN NBA
Apr 13, 2019

After disjointed Game 1 loss, Sixers are feeling the pressure
With Joel Embiid hobbled, Philadelphia's winning formula was thrown off, and the deep run the team expects is off to a false start.

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