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Tune to ESPN & WatchESPN for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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LeBron: 'I didn't even know how many points we won by' (0:36)
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Nichols warns Curry: Raise the level or you are going home (2:13)
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Are people turned off by James Harden? (2:07)
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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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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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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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Russillo @ryenarussillo

The who's the best Center in the NBA is basically impossible. Great arguments against each.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors trail 15-8 early and LeBron James has hit his first three shots. With their forwards struggling to make shots and this being a do-or-die game wonder if Dwane Casey goes to Jonas Valanciunas earlier for scoring.

Russillo @ryenarussillo

The gap between Tristan Thompson's ability to get the ball and what happens once he has it is large.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 6 starts with a three-point play for Raptors G Kyle Lowry, who has been much better at home in this series than on the road.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Walking behind Drake and his entourage. They arrived earlier than normal for Game 6. For Game 4, Drake showed up after the game started.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors going same starters for Game 6: Lowry, DeRozan, Carroll, Scola, Biyombo

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

LeBron should get serious and end this tonight with a 15-point win. Deep down, Raps don't want to get humiliated in Cleveland again.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love warming up from behind the arc. The Cavaliers big man has shot 9-for-21 from 3 in this series but just 3-for-11 when in Toronto in the Conference Finals.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri went on the stage at Jurassic Park before Game 6 to take a picture. He did not curse, however, much to the dismay of the crowd.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony reiterated on Friday that he hadn't spoken to Phil Jackson during the club's coaching search. "Nah," Anthony said while attending Friday's Mets game, according to Newsday. "I let them deal with that one." The Knicks are expected to announce the hiring of Jeff Hornacek next week. Anthony had stated a desire to share his opinion on potential coaches, but that didn't happen. Anthony also said Friday that he expects to be involved in the club's pursuit of free agents this summer. "Pretty sure," he said, according to Newsday. "When that time comes, we'll do the work."

Larry Starks ESPN Editor 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey said this about the possibility of slowing LeBron James: "You would hope he would wear down from running all over the place. You look up and one time he's guarding Kyle (Lowry), the next time he's guarding T. Ross, the next time D.C. (DeMarre Carroll). ... You would hope at some point he would become human and get tired."