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Westbrook laughed, but is Curry's defense actually underrated?

Russell Westbrook smirked at the idea that Steph Curry's defense is underrated. Could Russ be wrong? Kevin Pelton has the facts on whether the two-time MVP really is a strong defender -- or not.

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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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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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Is Curry's defense actually underrated?

Russell Westbrook laughed at the idea that Steph Curry's defense is underrated. Kevin Pelton has the facts on whether the two-time MVP really is a strong defender or not. What do metrics say? (Insider)

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors F DeMarre Carroll missed a ton of time this season due to knee surgery -- he had a couple of setbacks while trying to return -- but got tons of opinions from doctors and came back for the playoffs. His right elbow then got hyperextended and he dealt with a wrist injury and a hip pointer, too. He says he felt at best 70-75 percent. He is confident he will be 100 percent by training camp.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Serge Ibaka: "We have to give everything we have. We have to give everything tonight."

Draymond's memory is pretty ridiculous

Draymond Green named the 34 players drafted before him in the 2012 NBA draft all from memory. Very impressive.

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What did LeBron say to make Drake laugh?

LeBron James didn't seem like he was telling a joke, but he directed some words toward Drake and the rapper laughed it off. Last laugh went to Cleveland, though.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The question of course could also be: Do the Raptors want G DeMar DeRozan back at a potential max salary cap number?

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan: "My mindset has always been Toronto. I don't want to switch it up now."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

We'll see what happens, but Raptors G DeMar DeRozan sure sounds like he wants to stay in Toronto, for what it's worth.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan on possibility of playing for one franchise: "That's the most incredible thing." Asked about possibility of playing in L.A. DeRozan says he hasn't really thought about it.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan: "I'm a loyal person, and it's all about winning. That's what matters."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan on his free agency: "I really don't know. All year it never crossed my mind. Honestly, I really don't know."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G Kyle Lowry says he's going to see about his elbow to see if he will need any offseason procedures on it.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G Kyle Lowry speaks highly of coach Dwane Casey, who is about to enter talks on a potential contract extension.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G Kyle Lowry says the state of the franchise is in an unbelievable place. Ready for teams to be gunning for the franchise after so many years playing the underdog card.