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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.

Windhorst: Tyronn Lue coached like a rookie (2:19)
Comfort level at home key for Lowry, DeRozan (1:01)
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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?

Van Gundy thinks Green decision will haunt NBA (0:35)
Stephen A. 'incredibly happy' Green will not be suspended (0:39)
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)
Boozer: Raptors showed they can take a punch (1:54)
Draymond Green's and Russell Westbrook's war of words (0:53)
Why did the NBA opt not to suspend Draymond Green? (2:56)
What Tristan's elbow to LeBron's face felt like (0:24)
Impersonator takes LeBron's flop to new level (1:02)
Confident Raptors looking to carry momentum into Game 4 (2:31)
Westbrook's pass to Foye is a thing of beauty (0:21)
The Roots are pumped for the NBA Finals (0:30)
Ibaka asserts himself over Ezeli for powerful dunk (0:17)
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Cavs' confidence still high heading into Game 4

Now that LeBron and the Cavs have tasted defeat for the first time in this year's playoffs, will Tyronn Lue's team keep together better than David Blatt's did?

Westbrook, Payne know how to prepare for a game (0:14)
All-Access: Thunder get better of Warriors with 28-point win (1:44)
Reese Waters takes a trip to Jurassic Park (2:28)


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."


Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

A $100 bet on the Cavaliers to win the Eastern Conference finals after Game 2 would've netted 20 cents. Now? $7.14

Stu Jackson had different punishment in mind

On Mike & Mike, former NBA VP of basketball operations Stu Jackson said his news release regarding Draymond Green's kick of Steven Adams would have read differently than what came out Monday. " . . . it would've been upgraded to a flagrant foul penalty 2 and he would've received a one-game suspension."


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Dayton's Charles Cooke has withdrawn from the NBA Draft, Flyers coach Archie Miller told ESPN. “Took advantage of the new rules.”

Drake roasts Kyrie Irving on Instagram

The Cavs are going home tied 2-2 with the Raptors, and Drake implied on Instagram that Kyrie Irving is to blame. The post

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LeBron, Biyombo meet at the summit

Bismack Biyombo got lots of ball on his attempt to block a potential LeBron James dunk. But the refs deemed Biyombo got too much body.


JVG thinks Green decision will 'haunt' NBA

Jeff Van Gundy on Draymond Green avoiding suspension: "I truly thought that the decision was going to come down to whether he got a two-game suspension or a one-game suspension."


Biyombo swallows up dunk attempt

Raptors C Bismack Biyombo is making a name for himself in the Eastern Conference finals.


VOTE: Agree with NBA's Draymond decision?

Draymond Green will not be suspended after he kicked Steven Adams in the groin during Game 3. Was this the right call? Vote

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Smith: 'incredibly happy' over Green news

Stephen A. Smith and Carlos Boozer agreed that the NBA made the right decision to not suspend Draymond Green for his Game 3 kick to Thunder center Steven Adams.


Kyle Lowry's deep 3 fires up Drake

One of Lowry's four first-half 3-pointers had a courtside Drake pumped up in Toronto's 105-99 win in Game 4.