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Rookie coaching mistakes doom Tyronn Lue, Cavs in Game 4

For the first time as Cavaliers head coach, Tyronn Lue looked like a rookie. But don't expect those miscues to follow him into a critical Game 5.

Westbrook rocking the overalls before Game 4 (0:19)
15 things you missed when Kyle Lowry scorched the Cavs, as set to Drake song titles (1:13)
Draymond dances around suspension questions (0:53)
Durant: 'We all knew' Draymond wouldn't be suspended (0:56)
Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron (1:48)
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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?

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Cavs go south up North; East finals tied

After letting Cleveland erase an 18-point deficit on Monday night, Toronto won its second straight game at home to tie the Eastern Conference finals 2-2. Kyle Lowry (35 points) and DeMar DeRozan (32 points) led the way for the Raptors.

Jalen and Jacoby on why LeBron James flops (1:26)
On this date: George burns LeBron, dunks over Birdman (0:35)
Relive the Raptors' courageous win over the Cavs in Game 4 (1:53)
Biyombo blocks LeBron but gets called for foul (0:35)
Lowry's deep 3 fires up Drake (0:22)
Stephen A. apologizes to Canada (2:08)
Why did the NBA opt not to suspend Draymond Green? (2:56)
Stephen A. 'incredibly happy' Green will not be suspended (0:39)
Impersonator takes LeBron's flop to new level (1:02)
What Tristan's elbow to LeBron's face felt like (0:24)
Westbrook's pass to Foye is a thing of beauty (0:21)
The Roots are pumped for the NBA Finals (0:30)


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A fedora and overalls? Your requisite Russell Westbrook Game 4 fashion update doesn't disappoint: es.pn/22o8Vu6

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams doesn't put quite as much creative effort into picking his outfits as Russell Westbrook does.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

No blue shirts for the OKC crowd tonight. They're going with the all-white look.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

What's Russell Westbrook wearing? Overalls rolled up at the bottom, a short-sleeve button-up shirt and a funky fedora.


Green: 'I'm never going to be careful'

Warriors coach Steve Kerr and forward Draymond Green share their thoughts on whether Green's style of play will have to change, knowing that he will be suspended if he is assessed one more flagrant foul.


Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

Love is an easy target but the @cavs perimeter defense was awful. Didn't contain the ball, help was late and didn't take anything away

Kyle Lowry has totally redeemed himself

After a nightmarish first two games, Kyle Lowry's led the Raptors resurgence vs. the Cavs.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank is now flying from UCLA to OKC to support endorser Steph Curry in enemy territory tonight.

Here's 'sideline Drake'

Depending on how you look at it, here is the best or worst of Drake on the sidelines.


Did LeBron throw teammates under the bus?

LeBron's not-too-subtle postgame comments on his Game 4 performance have Jemele Hill and Michael Smith thinking they were unfit for a King.


Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron

On Mike & Mike, Stephen A. Smith says that given the choice to sign either LeBron James or Kevin Durant to a long-term contract this offseason, he would choose Durant, "a scoring machine of the highest order."


Draymond answers without answering

Warriors F Draymond Green danced around the questions about the NBA's decision not to suspend him for his kick of Steven Adams in Game 3. "That is a great question," he said over and over.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In a Q&A with the NBPA, Carmelo Anthony was asked how Jeff Hornacek can benefit his game. "One thing I do know is he wants to play as a fast-paced team, up tempo," Anthony said. "You just look at the teams that he's coached in Phoenix, and how quickly they wanted to get up the court and play. We still have time to figure everything out as far as sitting down and seeing what he wants and seeing what we want as a team. And we'll figure that part out." More evidence that Hornacek will have the freedom to tweak the Knicks' version of the triangle offense.

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"They're not gonna suspend Draymond Green. He's one of the premier players in the league." KD speaks out: es.pn/1qHmg2T