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Small ball so hard

Not only are the Thunder taking a page out of the Warriors' small ball playbook, they're beating them at it, too. Here's some proff.


Adam Reisinger 

Matthew Dellavedova has arrived for Game 5. He is just 1-for-6 from 3-point range in this series.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Channing Frye is 20-for-32 from 3 in his last six games (62.5 pct).

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In their first six home games this postseason, the Cavs have outscored their opponents by an average of 18 points per game (110.5 ppg to 92.5 ppg).

Adam Reisinger 

James Jones is out warming up early. He, like LeBron James, is two wins away from his 6th straight trip to The Finals.


Adam Reisinger 

LeBron James has arrived for Game 5. The last time his team took a 2-0 lead then fell into a 2-2 tie, he went on to lose Game 5 (the famed "good job, good effort" game vs. the Celtics in 2012).


It's prime time in Oklahoma City

With their two stars reaching their apex together, the Thunder are on the verge of dethroning the 73-win defending champ Warriors. Down goes the historic juggernaut?

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The big questions for 15 NBA teams

The big trades. The big free agents. The big decisions to come -- like if the Knicks should trade Carmelo Anthony. Big questions (Insider)

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Adam Reisinger 

The countdown to 16 wins has been stuck at 10 for the past two games. The Cavs would like to cross off win No. 11 tonight.

Panic? What panic?

LeBron James is "very calm" ahead of tonight's pivotal Game 5, and it could be for good reason: In his career, James' teams have gone 6-6 in Game 5 with the series tied 2-2. He averaged 32 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in those games. Sense of urgency

The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams

A young Thunder fan who dressed up as Adams isn't the only lookalike around.


Adam Reisinger 

It'll be a sea of gold at Quicken Loans Arena for tonight's Game 5 between the Raptors and Cavaliers (8:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Warriors forward Draymond Green talks about what it was like waiting for the NBA's decision on his possible suspension, the thundering boos from the Thunder fans, his team's do or die situation and more in his latest playoff diary with The Undefeated.