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Sources: 76ers to explore trades for Okafor, Noel

The 76ers will explore trades involving young big men Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel as the NBA draft approaches, sources told ESPN.

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LeBron's history of closing in Game 6s

LeBron James has faced a Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead nine times in his career. His teams have closed out their foes all but one time. Watch: Cavs-Raptors, 8:30 ET on ESPN & WatchESPN.

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LeBron: 'I didn't even know how many points we won by' (0:36)
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Warriors stave off elimination, force Game 6 (1:38)
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Westbrook chuckles at question on Curry's defense (0:38)
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Stephen A.: Curry showed his heart in Game 5 win (1:21)
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Billups: Warriors 'need Draymond to be Draymond' (1:51)
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Marc J. Spears

Draymond Green playoff diary, Part 15

An encouraging text from Kobe Bryant lifted Draymond Green's spirits ahead Game 5 against the Thunder, but Green isn't feeling much relief after a big win at home.

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Curry's no-look alley-oop pass to Bogut (0:19)
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Draymond kicks again (0:15)
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Curry shakes 'n' bakes by Durant for the layup (0:15)
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SC Cartoons: Big Baby vs. Dwight's elbow (1:41)
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13 things you indisputably missed when LeBron mowed down the Raps for that and-one layup (1:12)
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Jalen and Jacoby on the dejected Draymond Green (1:39)
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Bad shots are not bad for everybody (1:20)
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LeBron imposes his will on Toronto in Game 5 (1:12)
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A Love like no other powers Cavs to rout

Kevin Love didn't play a minute in the fourth quarter -- again. That's because he had the game of his life in just three quarters on Wednesday night to help the Cavaliers re-establish their dominance in the Eastern Conference finals. ...

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Love showed up in Game 5 (0:52)
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LeBron trying to build up Love and Irving? (1:10)
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All-Access: Cavs reassert their dominance in Game 5 (1:44)
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Jurassic Park not an attraction tonight (0:22)
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LeBron connects with Jefferson on alley-oop (0:10)
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Buddy Hield: I come from nothing (0:52)
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Trade, free-agent forecasts for 16 NBA teams

The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on 16 teams, leading with Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside and the Heat.

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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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NBA draft workout confidential

Chad Ford dishes his latest draft intel after Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Maruqese Chriss, Henry Ellenson and other top prospects showed their skills in workouts. Gym report (Insider)

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Thunder look ahead to important Game 6

Saturday's Western Conference finals Game 6 is the most important game in Oklahoma City since Game 2 of the 2012 Finals, writes Royce Young. Most important ever?

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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

My big Raps qualm: There are people I prefer to watch play basketball than DeMar DeRozan. That's an aesthetic statement. But to each his own

Stephen A. questions Rockets hire

Stephen A. Smith does not understand why Houston hired coach Mike D'Antoni because he is not known for being a defensive-minded coach.

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ufc @ufc

#FridayFeeling Who's ready for #UFCChicago at @UnitedCenter?! CM Punk, Benny the Bull and Tommy the Blackhawk are! Tix at UFC.com/tickets cc @chicagobulls @nhlblackhawks

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Warriors stave off elimination

Take an inside look at how the Warriors were able to beat the Thunder and force a Game 6 in the Western Conference finals.

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Stephen A.: 'I don't blame Westbrook for laughing'

Stephen A. Smith believes there is no one in the NBA who can guard Russell Westbrook 1-on-1.

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Sources: 76ers to explore trading Okafor, Noel

Philadelphia will explore trading Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel in the buildup to the NBA draft on June 23, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Chad Ford. Story

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Why 'Casinogate' matters to the Raptors

Said Jalen Rose: "For [Cory Joseph and DeMarre Carroll], we're not judging that they were at the casino, we're judging how they played."

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Reasons to believe the Warriors can rally

Golden State is not done yet, and it might not be a good idea to bet against them.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

"I know some NBA teams might cost $100 million. Well, I could get that together." -- Magic Johnson, in 1991, on owning a team.