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Warriors trying to become the 3rd team in NBA history to overcome 3-1 series deficit in the Conference Finals (1981 Celtics & 1979 Bullets)

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Thunder: outscored Warriors by 52 in home games this series.. Kevin Durant: 35.0 PPG in two series-clinching games this postseason

Report: Wizards expect to offer Beal max

The Wizards are expected to offer Bradley Beal a five-year max deal when the free-agent negotiating period begins July 1, sources told the Washington Post on Friday. Story

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Six straight finals says a lot about LBJ

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James reaching his sixth straight NBA Finals displays the kind of dedication and commitment that he continues to show throughout his career.


OTD: Larry Bird wins third straight NBA MVP

On this date in 1986, Bird joined Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell as the third person to win three straight NBA MVP awards.


LeBron: 'It means everything'

An emotional LeBron James said he was grateful to advance to the NBA Finals for his sixth straight year. He also mentioned how proud he was of teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for overcoming adversity and getting to where they are today.


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.


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.


Reasons to believe the Warriors can rally

Golden State is not done yet, and it might not be a good idea to bet against them.


Cavs' presser filled with shenanigans

  • Kevin Love inspecting LeBron's glasses
  • Swatting away flies
  • Tossing paper

Stephen A. not sold Cavs can win it all

Stephen A. Smith isn't convinced the Cavaliers can stop the likes of Steph Curry or Russell Westbrook in the NBA Finals.


Drake stops LeBron to congratulate him

When LeBron James beats your team but you have to give him props anyway.


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I'm not saying teams should start tanking now to draft Luka Doncic in 2018 but I'm not saying they shouldn't.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The floor figure teams are throwing around for Bismack Biyombo's free agency, thanks to the magical Cap Spike of 2016, is a cool $15 million

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say Bismack Biyombo, meanwhile, will decline his $2.9 million option for 2016-17 by June 4 to be an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

If looming extension talks progress as expected, Casey should land a new deal after exceeding expectations ... as Stotts did with Portland.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raptors and coach Dwane Casey are expected to soon begin talks on a contract extension, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. If talks progress as expected, Casey should land a new deal not unlike Portland's Terry Stotts (three-year extension). Casey has one season left on his deal which is a $4 million team option.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Dwane Casey, in circumstances not unlike Terry Stotts' deal in Portland, has one season left on his current contract at the Raptors' option.