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ICYMI: Shaq gives Stephen A. a kiss

Stephen A. Smith was just trying to get through his SportsCenter hit. Shaquille O'Neal just wanted to make it memorable.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

A fan, on StubHub, just paid $58,804 on six seats to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, eight rows above the Warriors bench.

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When you overcome a 3-1 deficit to advance to the NBA Finals for the second year in a row …

No easy road for Warriors back to Finals

Marc Stein reviews the Warriors' arduous postseason route to the NBA Finals -- which featured a knee injury to MVP Stephen Curry, a potential suspension to Draymond Green and being pushed to the brink by the Thunder.

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ICYMI: Curry drains step-back 3 over Durant

Kevin Durant couldn't have played better defense. But, Steph Curry.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a statement from Kristaps Porzingis that will resonate with Knicks fans. "My number one goal is to win the championship one day," Porzingis said over the weekend in an interview with Eurobasket.net. "The championship. That's all we have in our heads, but we have to go step by step. We are not going to win a championship in one day. We have to start building, we have to first make it to the playoffs. That's the number one goal right now. Get to the playoffs and then go day-by-day, game by game. It's not easy what we want to achieve, but I think that we, the fans and the organization has something to look forward to. I think we are growing and one day we want to win a championship, that's it."

Curry: We've got four more wins to get

Steph Curry speaks after the Warriors' Game 7 victory over the Thunder in the Western Conference finals, calling it the hardest series he has played in.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Most insiders see the most likely scenario at present to be Kevin Durant staying in OKC on a two-year max deal with an opt-out after Year 1.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

And there will inevitably be more Durant suitors who emerge come July 1. But ...

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Wizards, Heat, Celtics, Rockets, Knicks, Lakers, Spurs and, yes, Warriors ... all expected to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency this summer

Unanimous MVP drains Game 7 dagger

Stephen Curry delivers the shot.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry on his celebration after drilling his dagger 3: "It was just a very cool moment to enjoy that fan noise and understand we were on the brink of doing something special, coming back from down 3-1."

Warriors light it up from beyond the arc

The Warriors and Thunder each missed 20 3-pointers in Game 7. But Golden State made 17, recording more than half of its points from beyond the arc, while OKC made only seven.

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Kerr: We needed to get our confidence back

Steve Kerr joined Michael Wilbon to explain that it was on his players more than anything else to get their confidence back that allowed them to fight back from a 3-1 series deficit.

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