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Fun and games: Warriors' title-winning culture faces its biggest test

The Warriors won a title thanks to their organization's positive, open-minded approach. Down 3-1 to the Thunder, their culture faces its biggest challenge yet.

Proof that regular season records don't guarantee rings (0:44)
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Cleveland needs much more than championship

Yes, an NBA title would make the city feel a little better, but what Cleveland really needs is a commitment to greatness that matches that of its most visible hometown hero.

Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams (0:55)
LeBron: 'Sense of calmness' before Game 5 (0:32)
Tedy Bruschi: If Warriors lose, they're worse than 18-1 Patriots (2:09)
Bad shots are not bad for everybody (1:20)
Marc J. Spears

Draymond Green diary, part 14

'I don't deal with losing well. ... I have to be better. I know this team energy goes as I go.'

Was Draymond's trip of Kanter a dirty play? (1:52)
Draymond mentally worn out after Adams kick (1:49)
Warriors shocked with Draymond's poor play (1:24)
Stephen A: 'Black head coaches are becoming an endangered species' (2:33)
Dragic hoping Heat remain intact (2:07)
All-Access: Westbrook shines again to put Warriors on ropes (1:45)
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Former player Washington indicted over fraud

A federal indictment was issued Wednesday against former NBA player Kermit Washington, who's accused of exploiting those who donated to his charity, Project Contact Africa.

Curry: 'The series isn't over' (0:30)
Wilbon: The Warriors got 'obliterated' in Game 4 (1:20)
Russ and Cam ready for Game 4 (0:10)
Boozer on Thunder: 'They just seem more hungry' (1:41)
Best of Sager with NBA stars (0:53)
Even during pregame, Curry likes to shoot from long range (0:35)
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NBA Insiders

Trade, free-agent forecasts for 15 NBA teams

The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on 15 teams, leading with Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks.

Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron (1:48)
Silver: I swear I never saw Steph's hand (1:16)
15 things you missed when Kyle Lowry scorched the Cavs, as set to Drake song titles (1:13)
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Michael Wilbon

Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

The mission was to find black folks who spend time -- any amount of time -- talking about sports in terms of advanced analytics, and the mission failed. Why are blacks not feeling the sports metrics movement?


Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

AMAZING. Russ, KD, Ibaka, Roberson and Waiters played ZERO minutes together in the first round of the playoffs. In this round? They're +49

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley wasn't just the top vote-getter at the guard position, he was third overall in points behind only Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Two-time Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard was unanimously selected to the 2015-16 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced on Wednesday. Leonard is the only player this season to receive all 130 first-team votes (260 total points) from the panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. The only Spur to ever win multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards, Leonard also became the first San Antonio player to be named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team in back-to-back seasons since Tim Duncan in 2007 and 2008. In 27 of the last 30 seasons, a San Antonio Spur has been named to the NBA All-Defensive team.

SportsCenter @sportscenter

Kawhi Leonard is unanimous All-Defensive First Team, joined by DeAndre Jordan, Avery Bradley, Draymond Green and Chris Paul.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

No All-Defensive team nod for Anthony Davis this year. He did receive three first-place votes -- including one from Tommy Heinsohn! -- to finish with 24 total points (11th among the group relegated to "also receiving votes").

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has been named to the NBA's All-Defense first team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis received a vote for the NBA's All-Defensive 2nd team. He was the only Knick to receive a vote for the 1st or 2nd team.

It's prime time in Oklahoma City

With their two stars reaching their apex together, the Thunder are on the verge of dethroning the 73-win defending champ Warriors. Down goes the historic juggernaut?

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The big questions for 15 NBA teams

The big trades. The big free agents. The big decisions to come -- like if the Knicks should trade Carmelo Anthony. Big questions (Insider)

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Bad shots aren't bad for everybody

Sometimes the ball goes up and you immediately think, "Oh no." But then there's the NBA players who are really good at low-percentage shots.


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

New Mexico State's Pascal Siakam will remain in the NBA Draft, sources told ESPN. Could be a late first-rounder.

The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams

A young Thunder fan who dressed up as Adams isn't the only lookalike around.