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Adande: Warriors eye finishing touch

For all intents and purposes, these Western Conference finals are over. The only question that remains: How quickly will Steph Curry and the Warriors seal the deal?

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Phil is 'glad for' J.R., Shump & Pablo

Phil Jackson tweets that departed players needed to find a "comfort zone." He also tweeted his opposition to the way some teams use the 3-point shot.

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If the Lakers don't pick a big man at No. 2 in the draft, is the door open for the Knicks to get either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 4?

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A switch in Rockets' switching

Josh Smith and Dwight Howard had done a nice job containing Stephen Curry in Games 1 and 2, but Game 3 was a different story. Will the MVP get loose again tonight? Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET.

NBA: Ejection sufficient for Horford

There will be no additional discipline for Al Horford after this elbow to Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova, according to league spokesman Tim Kuck, but the flagrant 2 will stand.

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Irving's status no clearer on off-day

Cavs coach David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving will be a game-time decision for Game 4 on Tuesday against the Hawks. According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the team's medical staff wants Irving to have consecutive "good days" before giving him clearance to play.

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NBA spokesman Tim Kuck says Flagrant 2 on Atlanta's Al Horford will stand, no additional discipline/suspension to come.

How Golden State stopped Harden

James Harden missed eight of nine shot attempts in Game 3 when covered by Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala. He was 0-for-4 when covered by just Barnes. He needs to figure it out and quick. Houston needs Harden

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The game within the game for Curry

A big game from Stephen Curry could help the Warriors sweep the Rockets tonight -- and put the MVP on a level with two of the game's all-time greats.

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Rockets are 117th team to trail 3-0 in NBA playoff series. Of previous 116, 59.5% were swept. BPI: Warriors 52% likely to sweep

LeBron leads as next man steps up

LeBron James on the Cavs' injuries: "It's been a very tough task for myself and the guys that's been in the lineup, but they've done a great job of accepting the challenge. And as for me, I just try to lead those guys the best way I know how, every single night."

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More and more you hear Thibs admirers around NBA say they fear Bulls determined to let all three open jobs get filled and then let Thibs go

Stephen Curry's specialty

The MVP is shooting 44.8% from beyond the arc this postseason, slightly up from his regular season 44.3%. But from the left corner Curry has missed just one triple in 13 games, shooting a ridiculous 91% from that area.

Steph's 3's vs. Dwight's frees

Somehow, Steph Curry is shooting better on 3-pointers than Dwight Howard is on free throws this postseason. Perhaps that is contributing to Golden State's 3-0 series advantage. (via @TommyBeer)

No Golden State player has been to Finals

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN), the Warriors will attempt to advance to the Finals. The last team to win the NBA title without a player with any prior Finals experience was the Chicago Bulls in '90-91. (via Elias)

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Stein: Curry can rewrite NBA history

Assuming the Warriors advance, Marc Stein says Steph Curry is "going to be the first player in NBA history to have the chance to beat everybody else on the all-NBA first team in one postseason."

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LeBron takes a stance on Tristan Thompson's impending free agency: "Tristan's a guy who should probably be a Cavalier his entire career"

Curry's running a gauntlet of NBA greats

Anthony Davis. Marc Gasol. James Harden. Steph Curry is running through his fellow All-NBA First Teamers on the road to the Finals where LeBron James could await. Unprecedented run

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James staunchly defends Dellavedova

After the Game 3 win, LeBron James said, "I'm a little bit off about it because this is my guy, this is my teammate and this is a guy that goes out and works his tail off every single night and people are trying to give him a bad rap. He doesn't deserve it and I don't like it."

Antonio Davis: Dellavedova's 'reckless'

"I don't think he's dirty, to me there's a difference. ... He's just reckless, and he has to figure out 'I can play hard, but there's certain situations where I have to be careful at the way that I play.'"

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Ainge asked Isaiah Thomas for input

Thomas spent less than half a season with Boston, but GM Danny Ainge already wants his advice in free agency. “Danny said if there's any free agent out there I'm interested in, to let him know,” Thomas told the Boston Globe.

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