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4hBy Luke Knox

Deep dive on dream NBA Finals

LeBron James is back in the Finals for the sixth straight time, hoping to end the Cavaliers' title drought, while Stephen Curry and the Warriors seek a repeat after a 3-1 comeback in the West finals. Who has the edge? Let's look at the analytics.

Lue: 'LeBron is like a coach' (1:14)
Cavs fan eats shirt after Warriors win series (1:51)
Stephen A.: Thunder can't continue with Westbrook at point guard (1:25)
NBA Finals crucial to LeBron's legacy (1:39)
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2dESPN Sports Analytics Group

NBA teams' BPI chances in the playoffs

A daily look at the Basketball Power Index projections for the NBA playoffs, broken down by series.

Warriors the impetus to Cavs' changes (1:19)
Warriors and Thunder rivalry revisited (3:58)
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13hJ.A. Adande

Curry, Warriors steal Thunder out West

Stephen Curry soaked in a Game 7 win over the Thunder in the conference finals. After the Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit, a rematch with the Cavs awaits in the NBA Finals (9 ET Thursday on ABC).

Golden State continues storied run with Game 7 win (1:45)
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2dChad 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.

Curry drains step-back 3 over Durant (0:18)
Stephen A.: Curry showed up while Thunder stars didn't (1:42)
Windhorst: One-year contract is Durant's best move (1:50)
The Cleveland experience (2:58)
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Warriors flip the switch to take Game 7

The Warriors won Game 7 due to the amazing success Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson had against the Thunder's Steven Adams. How amazing? Take a look.

Warriors use their best weapon to topple Thunder... the 3 ball (0:58)
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Curry on Warriors' win over Thunder in G7

Warriors G Stephen Curry tells Marc Stein about his team's win over the Thunder in Game 7 of the West finals, Golden State's comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the series, preparing for a rematch with the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and more.

Shaq gives Stephen A. a kiss (0:53)
Warriors' road to Finals dotted with challenges (1:43)


Vote: Which team will win NBA Finals?

It's Cavs vs. Warriors again. Will Golden State repeat, or will a healthy Cleveland team finally get a title? Vote!

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Had forgotten the Warriors played Ian Clark and James McAdoo (together!) in the 4th quarter on Christmas Day against Cleveland.

ESPN World Fame 100

Who are the most famous athletes in the world? We've got the answer. The list


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Dwane Casey extension talks began in earnest this week and, while no deal done yet, there's optimism in Toronto it'll happen by week's end.

Tyronn Lue's whirlwind of a season

The Cavaliers coach discusses taking over in the middle of the season and how he works with LeBron James.


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Masai Ujiri said this week Dwane Casey's extension would get done in Toronto's "sleep." Sources say they're indeed progressing toward a deal

Collison arrested on assault charge

Kings G Darren Collison was arrested Monday on a domestic violence charge. "We are gathering additional information and once all facts are known we will take appropriate steps," the Kings said in a statement. Story

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Cavs fan eats shirt after Warriors win

The lesson is don't bet against Steph Curry.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

26 percent of the $ so far at the 105 William Hill sports books in Nevada is on the Cavs to sweep the Warriors. Payout is 25/1.

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The Bay Area is the 9th market to have an NBA and NHL team in the finals in the same year. There's never been a double title.

Riley Curry denies dad a kiss

The MVP was triumphant in Game 7 of the conference finals, but Steph Curry couldn't get a kiss from daughter Riley after the game.


Rivalry revisited: Warriors-Thunder

Every game the Warriors and Thunder played seemed to be epic. Take a look at the best moments from their battles.


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Historic note: Anderson Varejao is poised to become the first NBA player of all-time to have played for both Finals teams in the same season