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Can Durant, Westbrook, OKC upset Spurs?

Can Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs stop Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook? Which team could handle the Warriors? Our 5-on-5 crew forecasts the Spurs-Thunder series.

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Waste of time for Durant to return to Thunder next season? (1:47)
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Mike Epps is falling for the Pacers (0:33)
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Walton: Had to take advantage of Lakers opportunity (1:41)
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The 'Purple Shirt Man' gets testy with Dwyane Wade (0:38)
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Did Richardson just bite the basketball? (0:16)
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Walker's layup brings team within two (0:43)
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Crawford misses potential game-tying shot (0:12)
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Portland crowd erupts when Jordan air balls free throw (0:37)
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Pacers go on 32-5 run late in game (1:04)
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Austin Rivers bloodied after being hit by elbow (0:33)
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Ray Allen's miracle 3 of 2013 (2:37)
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Curry hopeful of returning before May 9 target date (1:31)
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Welcome to Whiteside's block party (0:42)
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Steph Curry leads in street clothes (4:21)
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Stephen A., Skip like the Spurs to win in seven (2:04)
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Nichols to Durant: 'Show me' (2:21)
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'Explain Yourself' with Caron Butler (2:28)

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Stefan Moody's agent, Jason Elam, told ESPN that his client has had interest from 6 NFL teams. Intrigued, but Moody wants to play in NBA.

Walton: Surprised it went down that fast

Luke Walton was also pleased at how quickly he was named the next Lakers head coach because he did not want it to be a distraction to the Warriors.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say that one of the factors that ramped up the tension between the teams stems from Miami complaints to the highest levels of the league office after Game 4 about what the Heat deemed to be favorable officiating for Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Switching to the East ... have to look forward to Game 7 in the Miami/Charlotte series given that these teams clearly don't like each other.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

The Miami Heat are currently listing rookie guard Josh Richardson as questionable with a strained left shoulder for Game 7 Sunday against Charlotte. Richardson suffered the injury in the final seconds of the Heat's Game 6 win in Charlotte on Friday. Richardson, who is averaging 7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2 assists in 30 minutes during the series, had the shoulder immobilized in ice and a thick bandage immediately after the game. "I really hope I can go; it's Game 7," Richardson told ESPN.com late Friday night. "It's just really sore right now, but I'm going to do everything I can."

How Warriors might replace Walton

Golden State has a stable of young assistants waiting to take the next step in their development under Steve Kerr. Future head coaches

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Golden State insists bench hires won't be looked at until season's end. Is Blatt willing to be an assistant before his next head-coach shot?

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Former Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins told ESPN he was invited to the NBA combine. Played well at Portsmouth camp earlier this month.

Kerr all smiles recounting friendship with Walton

Luke Walton called Steve Kerr "with good news and bad news" to tell him about the Lakers job.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

In June 2014, Blatt had no NBA head-coaching experience and neither did Steve Kerr. A partnership made more sense then ... for both sides.

Curry hopeful to return before target date

Steph Curry tells reporters he's optimistic he will be able to return to the Warriors before the two-week timetable he was given after spraining his MCL.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources caution, though, that David Blatt isn't as certain a target now for Golden State despite how close he came to landing there in 2014.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

In-house promotions loom, too, depending on who else goes to L.A., but the Warriors have now lost Alvin Gentry and Luke Walton in succession

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say the Warriors, meanwhile, plan to go outside the organization at season's end for a replacement to add to the current staff.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Saint Joseph's announces that both DeAndre' Bembry and Isaiah Miles have been invited to the NBA combine. Miles played well at Portsmouth.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Luke Walton lands a five-year deal with the Lakers (four years guaranteed) at $5-to-6 million annually including incentives

espn @espn

When your son becomes the new head coach for the LA Lakers, you pull out the photos of him as a kid. [Credit: Bill Walton/Twitter]

Former Lakers as team's head coach

Luke Walton is the eighth former Lakers player to become the franchise's head coach. Walton will replace Byron Scott, another former Laker, who won only 38 games during his two season tenure.

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Kansas guard Wayne Selden has been invited to the NBA combine, his agent Neal Rosenshein told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Former Utah big man Jakob Poeltl has been invited to NBA combine, his agent Michael Tellem confirmed to ESPN.