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Klay content to be both superstar and sidekick

Klay Thompson has shown he has the game to be a superstar in his own right, but Golden State's "other" Splash Brother has no problems ceding the playoff spotlight to Steph Curry.

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Stephen A.: Durant, Westbrook 'flat-out choked' (1:55)
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Warriors force Game 7 with epic victory (1:41)
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Warriors leave OKC 'thunderstruck' after Game 6 (2:09)
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Vibe in Thunder locker room after Game 6 one of 'dejection' (2:04)
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Simmons, a basketball and soccer star? (0:27)
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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's 3 ties the game late (0:18)
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Curry gives Ibaka the business (0:24)
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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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Cavs' news conferences filled with shenanigans (0:52)
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Curry's full-court pass leads Green for the jam (0:15)
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Curry: All we needed was a chance to take care of business (1:46)
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Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

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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Roberson sends Thompson's shot flying (0:16)
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Durant's thunderous two-handed jam (0:15)
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Westbrook lobs it up high to Roberson (0:19)
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Adams puts Green on a poster (0:21)
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Stephen A. not sold Cavs can win it all (1:22)
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Curry inspiring young hoops fans (3:09)
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Inside Cavs' locker room celebration (0:28)
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Drake congratulates LeBron on trip to finals (0:16)

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Add this to Simmons' scouting report

Soccer to basketball, NBA prospect Ben Simmons does it all.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

But for family reasons, sources say, Carlesimo has decided he can't join the Sixers at this time and intends to stay in TV/radio with ESPN.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Sixers wanted Carlesimo to replace Mike D'Antoni as associate head coach; PJ is close with both Brown and new Philly GM Bryan Colangelo.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Coaching sources say veteran coach P.J. Carlesimo, despite strong mutual interest, will not be joining Brett Brown's staff in Philadelphia.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

When the Rockets finalize Mike D'Antoni's contract to become head coach, he'll make decisions regarding last year's staff. Several assistants had their contracts end once the season was over and there is no word on their return. Greg Buckner and T.R. Dunn among them.

UC Davis grad immitates LeBron

Ricky Santos mimics LeBron James' signature chalk toss while walking across the stage during graduation at the University of California, Davis.

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Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

I can't wait to talk about the way LeBron celebrated the Game 6 clincher in Toronto as if he'd just won the NBA championship. 10am E, ESPN2

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

A fan has purchased two seats to tomorrow's Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on the Warriors resale site for $29,000 each

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr on potentially changing the lineup for Game 7 to start Andre Iguodala: "I don't anticipate doing it to start the game tomorrow, but we're going go meet as a staff here in a few minutes and we'll talk about all those things." Iguodala replaced Harrison Barnes to start the second half of Game 6 and did a phenomenal job defending Kevin Durant.

Forecasting the future

Which team is best suited to challenge the Warriors and Cavs over the next three years? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton offer an outlook for every NBA franchise. Future Power Rankings

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All-Access: A tale of two halves

After a rough first half against the Thunder, Warriors storm back to force Game 7 of the Western Conference finals behind outstanding performances from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The point: Thompson generally doesn't get enough shine for his role in Golden State's success. But maybe, with this series, that's changing.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Iffy word choice by me last night amid all the Game 6 chaos. Better description for Klay Thompson: Most UNDERAPPRECIATED star in the league

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant doesn't seem stressed about shooting 34.9 percent from the floor (30-of-86) in the last three games. "On the offensive end, you don't have to worry about me because I'm a professional scorer," Durant told reporters after the Thunder's Sunday practice. "And I know how I've been doing this for so long. I'm not saying I'm going to have a great game every night or I'm going to shoot well every night, but I tend to figure things out on the offensive end."

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Steve Kerr explains why the Warriors finally found success with their small lineup in Game 6 (thanks in part to a "bouncier" Steph Curry

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Steve Kerr reflects on Klay Thompson and the Warriors' efforts in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals

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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Warriors' Draymond Green talks Klay & Steph, quieting the OKC crowd and Game 7, but won't talk Cavs in latest playoff diary in The Undefeated. http://bit.ly/1sjWWkG

Stephen A.: Durant, Westbrook 'flat-out choked'

Stephen A. Smith now believes the Oklahoma City Thunder have only a slim chance of winning Game 7 against the Warriors.

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