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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.

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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."

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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."

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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.

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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

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Dudley: 'We love you, Kobe, but c’mon.'

In a radio appearance with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks F Jared Dudley said Kobe Bryant’s refusal to defer to his Lakers teammates at this late stage in his career is why, Dudley said, “most guys don’t want to play with Kobe.”

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Rockets survive when cornered

Houston is one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs, but it has done well in that position. The Rockets have won 4 straight elimination games, 1 win away from tying the second-longest streak in a single postseason (via Elias).

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Steph Curry needs five 3s to break the record for most made 3s in a single series. He has made at least five in each of his last six games.

Warriors golden in home eliminators

Golden State is 15-2 all-time with a chance to close out a series at home, best in NBA history. In all, the Warriors have won 5 straight home games with a chance to clinch and haven't lost such a game since the 1976 Western Conference finals.

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Fewest pts/play allowed, defending point guards, 2015 playoffs Stephen Curry: 0.57 DeMarre Carroll: 0.63 Norris Cole: 0.64 (min. 30 plays)

Remembering the 'Memorial Day Massacre'

Thirty years ago today, the Celtics crushed the Lakers 148-114 in Game 1 of the 1985 Finals. The Lakers would rebound to win the series in six games.

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Don't crown the Cavs just yet

The Cavaliers made quick work of the Hawks, but that doesn't mean they're a lock for the title. The last two teams to sweep the conference finals both lost in the NBA Finals (Spurs in 2013, Nets in 2003).

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Miami Heat had Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker in for a private workout today, source told ESPN. Miami picks 10th.