Warriors look to close door at home
Golden State is an NBA-best 45-3 at home so far in 2014-15. Not only that, the franchise is 15-2 in series-clinching games at home. Houston looks to stop the Warriors' first Finals appearance since 1974-1975. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
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Stars out for Game 5, 9 p.m. on ESPN
Reports are already starting to trickle in that Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Josh Reddick are at Oracle Arena to see the Warriors take on the Rockets. Oh, and Kanye West.
Most loyal Warriors fans?
78-year-olds Marian Ours and Rosemarie Chonzena have taken the train an hour, then walked about a mile to almost every Golden State home game as season-ticket holders ... since 1988.
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Comical near disaster as Curry did his customary hallway sprint and nearly ran into Bogut as AB emerged from the locker room
Staving off elimination, 9 p.m. on ESPN
With a win in Game 5, the Rockets would become just the fifth team in NBA history to win at least 5 straight elimination games in a single postseason.
Dudley: Melo the most overrated player
“The reason I say Carmelo, is because Carmelo is viewed as a top-five player, he’s viewed in the NBA as a top-five,” Bucks F Jared Dudley said in an interview with Colin Cowherd. “You gotta get your team to the playoffs. LeBron with that roster ... he would have got them to the playoffs, he would have got them to at least the 8th seed."
Rockets confident for road game
James Harden says the Rockets believe they have a shot to come back vs. the Warriors heading into Game 5. "Having an opportunity to win here Game 1 and Game 2 gives us confidence as well."
LeBron and the two Celtics
LeBron James is only one of three players to play in five NBA Finals and five All-Star games in five consecutive seasons. The other two players? Boston Celtics legends Bill Russell and Bob Cousy.
Curry: 'I'll be ready to go'
Steph Curry, sporting a sleeve on his arm, met with doctors following a scary fall in Game 4, but is ready to try to close out the Rockets.
Thibodeau firing grows more likely
The Bulls are giving increasing consideration to firing coach Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the corresponding financial hit, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. There's nearly $9M left on the coach's contract. Story