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4hDavid Thorpe

NBA playoff MVP race: LeBron or Steph No. 1?

The NBA Finals feature four-time MVP LeBron James and two-time MVP Steph Curry. But who's the playoff MVP? David Thorpe ranks his top five (and then some).

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9hBy Luke Knox

Deep dive on dream NBA Finals

LeBron James is back in the Finals for the sixth straight time, hoping to end the Cavaliers' title drought, while Stephen Curry and the Warriors seek a repeat after a 3-1 comeback in the West finals. Who has the edge? Let's look at the analytics.

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Lue: 'LeBron is like a coach' (1:14)
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Cavs fan eats shirt after Warriors win series (1:51)
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Stephen A.: Thunder can't continue with Westbrook at point guard (1:25)
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NBA Finals crucial to LeBron's legacy (1:39)
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NBA teams' BPI chances in the playoffs

A daily look at the Basketball Power Index projections for the NBA playoffs, broken down by series.

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Warriors the impetus to Cavs' changes (1:19)
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Warriors and Thunder rivalry revisited (3:58)
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Curry, Warriors steal Thunder out West

Stephen Curry soaked in a Game 7 win over the Thunder in the conference finals. After the Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit, a rematch with the Cavs awaits in the NBA Finals (9 ET Thursday on ABC).

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Golden State continues storied run with Game 7 win (1:45)
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Future Power Rankings: NBA teams, 1 to 30

Are titles in your team's future? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton forecast the future for every NBA franchise.

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Curry drains step-back 3 over Durant (0:18)
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Stephen A.: Curry showed up while Thunder stars didn't (1:42)
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Windhorst: One-year contract is Durant's best move (1:50)
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The Cleveland experience (2:58)
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Warriors flip the switch to take Game 7

The Warriors won Game 7 due to the amazing success Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson had against the Thunder's Steven Adams. How amazing? Take a look.

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Warriors use their best weapon to topple Thunder... the 3 ball (0:58)
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Curry on Warriors' win over Thunder in G7

Warriors G Stephen Curry tells Marc Stein about his team's win over the Thunder in Game 7 of the West finals, Golden State's comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the series, preparing for a rematch with the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and more.

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Warriors' road to Finals dotted with challenges (1:43)

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Cavs fan eats shirt after Warriors win

The lesson is don't bet against Steph Curry.

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ESPN World Fame 100

Who are the most famous athletes in the world? We've got the answer. Rankings

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NBA Finals preview, by the numbers

LeBron James is back in the NBA Finals for the sixth straight time. Steph Curry and the Warriors are looking to repeat. Who has the edge? Infographic

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SVP Vault: Iverson's iconic step-over on Lue

Scott Van Pelt takes a trip down memory lane to Game 1 of the 2001 Finals.

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

How can we be certain Anderson Varejao isn't operating as a double agent in this series?

Rivalry revisited: Warriors-Thunder

Every game the Warriors and Thunder played seemed to be epic. Take a look at the best moments from their battles.

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

One caveat is the death lineup was short Harrison Barnes in that game, making it a bit easier for Love to hide on Livingston at times.

Vote: Which team will win NBA Finals?

It's Cavs vs. Warriors again. Will Golden State repeat, or will a healthy Cleveland team finally get a title? Vote!

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Had forgotten the Warriors played Ian Clark and James McAdoo (together!) in the 4th quarter on Christmas Day against Cleveland.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Dwane Casey extension talks began in earnest this week and, while no deal done yet, there's optimism in Toronto it'll happen by week's end.

Tyronn Lue's whirlwind of a season

The Cavaliers coach discusses taking over in the middle of the season and how he works with LeBron James.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Masai Ujiri said this week Dwane Casey's extension would get done in Toronto's "sleep." Sources say they're indeed progressing toward a deal

Collison arrested on assault charge

Kings G Darren Collison was arrested Monday on a domestic violence charge. "We are gathering additional information and once all facts are known we will take appropriate steps," the Kings said in a statement. Story

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