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Can Durant, OKC beat Warriors in the clutch?

If Game 7 comes down to a few clutch plays, will Oklahoma City execute? Kevin Pelton has the facts -- and some advice for the Thunder.

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Stephen A.: Durant, Westbrook 'flat-out choked' (1:55)
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Warriors force Game 7 with epic victory (1:41)
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Warriors leave OKC 'thunderstruck' after Game 6 (2:09)
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Vibe in Thunder locker room after Game 6 one of 'dejection' (2:04)
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Simmons, a basketball and soccer star? (0:27)
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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.

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Curry's 3 ties the game late (0:18)
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Curry gives Ibaka the business (0:24)
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NBA teams' BPI chances in the playoffs

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

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Cavs' news conferences filled with shenanigans (0:52)
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Curry's full-court pass leads Green for the jam (0:15)
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Curry: All we needed was a chance to take care of business (1:46)
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Chad 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.

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Roberson sends Thompson's shot flying (0:16)
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Durant's thunderous two-handed jam (0:15)
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Westbrook lobs it up high to Roberson (0:19)
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Adams puts Green on a poster (0:21)
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Stephen A. not sold Cavs can win it all (1:22)
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Curry inspiring young hoops fans (3:09)
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Inside Cavs' locker room celebration (0:28)

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Floor seats to tonight's Game 7 listed from $7,500 to $26,000 on Warriors resale site. Two $29,000 seats sold yesterday

Can OKC hang with Warriors in crunch time?

If tonight's Game 7 comes down to the final few minutes, will the Thunder execute? Kevin Pelton has the facts -- and some advice for the Thunder. Start fast (Insider)

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics ranked 24th in Insider's Future Power Rankings in 2014. This year? Boston vaulted all the way to No. 3 (this after leaping to No. 10 last year). The Celtics trailed only the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the rankings. A glimpse at where Boston ranked:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Back home for his annual Zeke End basketball tournament in Tacoma, Washington, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas threw out the first pitch on Friday night at the Seattle Mariners game.

Gasol mulls not playing in Olympics

The Bulls' Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. He said there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going for the Games should "think about'' whether it's worth the risk. Story

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Sarina @sarina

Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.

UC Davis grad immitates LeBron

Ricky Santos mimics LeBron James' signature chalk toss while walking across the stage during graduation at the University of California, Davis.

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Durant: 'We can't feel sorry for ourselves'

Kevin Durant explains how the Thunder have moved on from their tough loss in Game 6 and are excited to be playing in a Game 7.

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Add this to Simmons' scouting report

From soccer to basketball, NBA prospect Ben Simmons does it all.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

But for family reasons, sources say, Carlesimo has decided he can't join the Sixers at this time and intends to stay in TV/radio with ESPN.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Sixers wanted Carlesimo to replace Mike D'Antoni as associate head coach; PJ is close with both Brown and new Philly GM Bryan Colangelo.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Coaching sources say veteran coach P.J. Carlesimo, despite strong mutual interest, will not be joining Brett Brown's staff in Philadelphia.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

When the Rockets finalize Mike D'Antoni's contract to become head coach, he'll make decisions regarding last year's staff. Several assistants had their contracts end once the season was over and there is no word on their return. Greg Buckner and T.R. Dunn among them.