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Andre Iguodala celebrated Shaun Livingston's dunk by ramming his head in his chest

The Warriors vs. Thunder series went to Game 7, and Golden State ultimately prevailed. At one point during the Warriors comeback, Shaun Livingston dunked to stretch out his team's lead, got the foul and Andre Iguodala couldn't help but...Show More Summary

Steph Curry pirouettes on another rival's grave

In the Warriors' conquest of the West, Steph showed his mean streak again. Don't be fooled by the smiles. For a star athlete who so often presents as sweet, there is no one in the NBA as mean as Stephen Curry. As the Thunder learnedShow More Summary

The Thunder outplayed the Warriors, but lost to math

The Thunder did everything right all series, but it didn't matter because the Warriors made a bunch of three-pointers. As we learned in grade school, three is greater than two. At a basic level, that's how we can sum up the Golden State...Show More Summary

The Thunder won't beat the Warriors if they stop passing like the end of Game 6

The Thunder's inability to execute a decent half-court offense in crunch time cropped up again at the worst moment. If they lose Game 7 as well, they have nobody but themselves to blame. The story of the Thunder's Game 6 loss to the Warriors can be summed up in a single stat that was shared by ESPN's Tom Haberstroh. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant should feel no shame if the Thunder lose Game 7

Game 7 is obviously a crucial moment in Kevin Durant's career, but it'd be foolish for the result to dramatically change his reputation. If Kevin Durant's Thunder career is really possibly going to end this year as he reaches free agency,...Show More Summary

Pau Gasol may skip Olympics because of Zika virus, suggests others may too

Gasol is concerned about Brazil's Zika problem and rightly so. Pau Gasol is one of the NBA's most prominent faces representing international basketball, but he is considering not playing the 2016 Olympics due to the Zika virus scare. Gasol...Show More Summary

Klay Thompson unleashed his best Pokemon in Game 6

Good morning. We have that and more in Sunday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. COLD WORLD: The Thunder led the Warriors most of the game, despite some serious Antics by Klay Thompson, who hit 11 threes in the game. Steven Adams even put Draymond Green on a beautiful poster early in the game. Show More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Raptors odds, 2016 NBA playoffs: Cleveland road favorite in Game 6 on Friday

The Cleveland Cavaliers can close out their series against the Toronto Raptors on Friday as road favorites at the sportsbooks for Game 6. The home team is 8-0 straight up and against the spread in eight meetings between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors. Show More Summary

Deyonta Davis plays like an NBA rim protector. Now he has to talk to like one

Michigan State's first one-and-done since Zach Randolph has the tools to be a defensive anchor in the NBA, as long as he learns to speak up. CHICAGO - A hoard of reporters leaned in with their microphones as Deyonta Davis slouched into his seat at the NBA Draft Combine. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: Stephen Curry overcomes everything to keep the Warriors alive

Curry had struggled mightily in the past two games, particularly Game 4, but his huge showing on Thursday proved Golden State still has a chance. Stop giving Stephen Curry excuses. He looked fine in Game 2, and in Game 6 against Portland. Show More Summary

Thunder vs. Warriors, 2016 NBA playoff odds: OKC set as road underdog for potential clincher

The Oklahoma City Thunder can close out the Western Conference Finals on the road against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on Thursday. The Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-1 straight up and against the spread in their last seven games with four outright upsets over that stretch. Show More Summary

Grizzlies expected to hire David Fizdale as team's next head coach, per report

Memphis is ready to hire the Miami assistant to replace Dave Joerger. The Memphis Grizzlies are expected to make Miami assistant David Fizdale the team's next head coach after the two sides work out a contract, according to The Vertical's...Show More Summary

We finally get to see LeBron James and the Cavaliers sweat

After two breezy rounds, Cleveland's feeling the heat from the Raptors. How will they respond? The Raptors took the measure of the Cavaliers up north and now the Eastern Conference finals shift back to Cleveland all square at two games apiece. Show More Summary

How Andre Roberson is making the Warriors pay for ignoring him

The least heralded rotation player on the Thunder has played a vital role in putting the Warriors one loss away from elimination. The Oklahoma City Thunder have spent the Western Conference Finals turning a 73-win Warriors team into a hapless shell of itself. Show More Summary

Draymond Green is dragging Stephen Curry down with him

The Warriors' success all season came because their two stars played off each other. Now, one is totally lost and the other is suffering because of it. The Warriors never lack for confidence. That much was evident from the opening tip of Game 4 in Oklahoma City. Show More Summary

Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game 5 odds: Toronto has Game 5 momentum as a double-digit underdog

The Toronto Raptors hope to carry their home success into a road upset over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the all-square Eastern Finals. The Toronto Raptors are 6-6 straight up and 7-5 against the spread in their last 12 road games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that includes a stretch of four straight losses. Show More Summary

The brilliance of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is blinding the Warriors

It shouldn't be as huge a surprise given their top-5 status, but KD and Russ have been the best players on the court in this series. Sometimes, it's that simple. OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have grown up since...Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Thunder 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Game 4 online

The Thunder look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead on the defending champions in the Western Conference Finals. The Oklahoma City Thunder hit the Golden State Warriors with a sledgehammer in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, putting the defending champs on the ropes heading into Game 4 on Tuesday night. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2016: Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are giving Raptors reason to believe again

After coughing up an 18-point lead, the Raptors turned to their stars. Now they're even with the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers made the first 11 shots they took in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Show More Summary

Uh oh, Cavaliers

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. THE NORTH REMEMBERS: So much for the Cavaliers marching unimpeded to the NBA Finals. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan went big at home as Toronto won 105-99 to tie the series 2-2. Show More Summary

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