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The Ten: Warriors stop Harden, Rockets late

James Harden (38 points) and Stephen Curry (33) traded big shots, but Golden State denied Harden in the final seconds for a 2-0 lead in the West finals.

7hCalvin Watkins

The pain of James Harden

After the Rockets' star put his team in a position to win Game 2, he felt the pain of not getting a final shot that could have tied the series.

Advantage Curry (0:37)
Jimmy Butler Joins SportsNation (1:13)
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21hNick Friedell

Will the Derrick Rose of old return?

Derrick Rose is optimistic about his health after playing throughout this past postseason and says he's ready to push his body harder than ever.

Stephen Curry's slam shot (1:15)

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Behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Lottery (1:49)


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If Dwight isn't at his best, Rockets are done (6:10)



Should DeMarre Carroll play on bad knee?

Brian Windhorst said the Hawks forward shouldn't risk further injury in Game 2 while on the verge of a big contract: "Now he’s in a situation where his knee is weakened ... and I just don’t know if it’s responsible for him and his family to try to go in this situation." (via Mike & Mike)

Kerr shining in playoff coaching debut

Steve Kerr is off to a 10-2 start in his NBA playoff coaching career, which is 1 shy of the best start ever by a coach in his first dozen playoff games. The only coach with a better start was Pat Riley, who was 11-1 in 1982 with the Lakers. The Lakers would go on to win the NBA title. (via Elias)

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Cavs-Hawks play Game 2 tonight

The Hawks desperately need a win, as LeBron James has been up 2-0 in a best-of-seven series 14 times in his career -- and has won all 14 of those series. The only time it even went 7 games was in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, when the Heat beat the Celtics en route to James' first career NBA title.

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Steph Curry, James Harden bring 'A' games

Harden nearly had a 40-point triple-double, while Curry became the first player in NBA history with at least five 3-pointers in 4 straight playoff games.

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Bogut called Curry and Harden the best 2 basketball players in the world. What a clip to show someone from the year 2012

Warriors hang on to edge Rockets

James Harden claimed 38 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists, but the MVP runner-up was caught in a double-team as time expired as Golden State was able to hold on for the 99-98 victory.


Warriors stay big in Game 2

Despite being outscored by 8 points in Game 1 with a traditional lineup, Golden State kept at least two big men on the floor for Game 2 for 71% of their plays. The Dubs shot 17% better from the floor than they did in Game 1 with the conventional lineup.

Houston's deep threat held in check

The Rockets broke a single-season record by attempting 32.7 three-pointers per game this season. But Houston has six games this season with 23 or fewer 3-point attempts -- three have come against the Warriors including Game 1 and 2.

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Most games with 5 3-point FG in single postseason, NBA history: 2014-15 Stephen Curry 6 2009-10 Ray Allen 5 2007-08 Ray Allen 5

Draymond on the value of home court

Warriors F Draymond Green said after the Game 2 win that having a great home crowd has helped the team during the playoffs.


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James Harden joins Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players in Rockets history with at least 35 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast in a conference finals game