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Postseason MVPs: Driven to Finals

Steph Curry and LeBron James have been the biggest difference-makers in the playoffs. Who else cracks David Thorpe's list?

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Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

Will the two Heat mainstays stick together in Miami, or will a superstar on the decline opt out of the $16.1 million left on his deal and bolt?

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James Harden looking for ballhandling help

After setting a playoff record for turnovers in the Rockets' final game, James Harden said he could use some help handling the ball.

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High hoarse: Doc Rivers appreciates homage

Shortly after his team exited the playoffs, Clippers coach Doc Rivers found humor in Jamie Foxx's imitation of him on "The Tonight Show."

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Curry with shot to knock LeBron down

Steph Curry is on pace to be the first player to achieve a +1,000 plus-minus for a season since the NBA began tracking the stat. The previous "record"-holder: LeBron James from '08-09.

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Number of firsts in NBA Finals

Rookie coaches facing off and a week between series are some of the circumstances that make the 2015 NBA Finals unique.

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Cavaliers & Warriors are a combined 24-5 this postseason. That's the best combined record for NBA Finals opponents since 1991 (Bulls-Lakers)

Thibs not forgotten by Chicago

Just days after the firing of former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, the city is showing its appreciation for him with homages like this mural from artist Bae Cutler. (via BlogABull)

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The Warriors are the 14th team in NBA history to win at least 65 regular-season games and reach the NBA Finals. The other 13 won the title.

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The Warriors have not played in the NBA Finals since 1975, and a lot has changed since then. What was the world like 40 years ago? Find out in today's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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What was the world like the last time the Golden State Warriors won an NBA title?

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Stephen A. Smith: Pat Riley no LeBron fan

"If you're Pat Riley... As far as you're concerned, LeBron left you... LeBron betrayed you, he turned his back on the franchise and therefore he's no friend of Pat Riley."

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Factor in Fred Hoiberg-to-Bulls timeline

The Bulls, according to sources, are giving extra consideration to the time frame to hire the current Iowa State coach because he underwent open-heart surgery to replace his aortic valve last month.

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Mario Chalmers has knee surgery

The Heat guard underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday but should be ready by the start of preseason training camp, the team said. Tweeted Chalmers: "Surgery was a success, now time to rehab, start workin out."

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I wouldn't take Chandler Parsons' "recruiting" of his buddy Pat Beverley too seriously. Mavs unlikely to spend much on PG this summer.

Potentially LeBron's finest playoffs

LeBron James has passed Steph Curry in David Thorpe's ranking of postseason MVPs. "His legacy continues to grow, as this season has been a testament to his mind, his leadership, his skills, his athleticism and, maybe as important as anything, his will to win when dealing with obstacles." Top 10 (Insider)

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Hoiberg to the Windy City?

The Chicago Bulls are quietly confident that Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg will accept an offer to become the next head coach of the team, multiple league sources tell Nick Friedell. Story

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Sefolosha: Arrest hurt reputation

The Hawks forward, who has blamed police for leg injuries suffered during an April arrest in New York, said that the incident not only ended his season but also brought stress to his entire family: "It took away a lot from my every day life."

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