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The Ten: MVP Curry, Warriors roll in Game 1

Steph Curry, who sources say has won the NBA MVP, scored a game-high 22 points and Golden State took care of Memphis in Game 1 at home.

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Grit and grind in need of guidance from Conley

The Grizzlies sorely miss the decision-making of Mike Conley and if their leader doesn't make a quick recovery, they could be in for a short series.

NBA Top Plays: Curry tops the rest (1:03)


Warriors cruise past short-handed Grizzlies in Game 1 (1:07)

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2015: Boston's cap space journey

The Celtics have the potential to free up the cap space necessary to offer a marquee free agent a maximum contract this summer.

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John Wall, playoff MVP (4:46)



Sources: Curry to win MVP

Stephen Curry will be named the 2014-15 NBA MVP today, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein, confirming a CSN Bay Area report. Curry will be the first Warriors player to win the award since Wilt Chamberlain in 1959-60. Curry by the numbers

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Nowitzki could come off the bench

Dirk Nowitzki will be 37 next season, and the Mavs could bring him off the bench as he finishes the two years on his contract. Said team president Donnie Nelson: "Is it possible? It's possible. Is it likely? I'm not sure about that."

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Jason Terry has hamstring issues, too

Clippers G Chris Paul is questionable for Game 1 vs. the Rockets tonight with a strained left hamstring, and Houston G Terry said he has issues of his own: "I've been off these three days. We'll see. It felt good today."

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Allen booed relentlessly after mistake

Grizzlies G Tony Allen didn't realize he was walking through a child's dance performance in the Grizzlies-Warriors game Sunday -- and the Golden State fans definitely didn't give him the benefit of the doubt.


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Basically, if the "dominant big man" era is done, 3-point bombs are how dominance happens. Who's drawing more double teams than Curry now?

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Game 7 of Clippers-Spurs was so good even the refs didn't mess up. NBA found no officiating mistakes in its review of final 2 minutes

LeBron ditched headband for teammates

LeBron James gave up his trademark headband back in March and hasn't worn it since. He told the Cleveland Plain Dealer: "I did it because I just wanted to look like my teammates. Just wanted to be one. Nothing more than that."

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Curry's unlikely MVP numbers

Stephen Curry's 23.8 PPG average will be the lowest for an MVP winner since Steve Nash in 2005-06. He'll be the first MVP who didn't average either 24 PPG, 10 RPG or 10 APG since Karl Malone in the lockout-shortened '99 season.

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Chris Paul questionable for Game 1

Clippers coach Doc Rivers told ESPN's Arash Markazi: "I know he had an MRI and that all came out pretty well. We'll wait until tomorrow to find out. You have to be careful. If there's any risk, he won't play, I can tell you that right now. I just don't know yet. We'll find out tomorrow."

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Curry a coastal rarity

Stephen Curry will be the first player from a West Coast team other than the Lakers to win MVP honors since Bill Walton (Portland) in '77-78.

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