Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion
Said the Warriors in a statement: "[Thompson] will not return to the court until he is symptom-free and cleared under the NBA's concussion protocol guidelines. He will be evaluated daily and there is no timetable for his return."
With no Klay, Warriors lean on Curry
Stephen Curry's usage rate with Klay Thompson off the court is 36.4% in the playoffs, compared to 29.3% with Thompson on the court. That would be equal to LeBron James' playoff-high usage rate this season.
Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN
Sefolosha: Arrest hurt reputation
The Hawks forward, who has blamed police for leg injuries suffered during an April arrest in New York, said that the incident not only ended his season but also brought stress to his entire family: "Every aspect of my life was affected by something like this." Double the damage
Remember when Carmelo Anthony was named Most Outstanding Player in the 2003 national championship game? Happy 31st birthday, Melo! #fbf
LeBron's playoff accomplishments lacking
LeBron James has eliminated just 7 50-win teams (including the Bulls and Hawks this season) in his postseason career. Compared to other legends, that doesn’t stack up well.
NBA mascots ... as cartoon characters
Imagine if these were the characters that filled your TVs on Saturday mornings. Think the Magician and the Wizard would have teamed up? See mascots
Shelburne: Still the same Clippers
A year ago, Donald Sterling was banished from the NBA and any bad energy was supposed to go away. This team, this year, convinced folks that change had come. People stood up. They let their guard down. And yet ... the Clippers are still the same. The 'Clipper curse'
Magic expect to hire Scott Skiles
Orlando has entered into contract discussions with Skiles and expects to shortly complete his hiring as the team's next coach, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. The deal could come as soon as today. Skiles also interviewed with the Pelicans.
Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
Bogut on defending LeBron: "Hopefully verticality will still be a legal rule in this series"
Watkins: Dwight suspension is right call
Calvin Watkins said the NBA got it right when they upgraded the foul against Dwight Howard that resulted in a one-game suspension that he'll serve next season.
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Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron when asked how do you slow down Steph Curry: "The same way you slow me down ... You can't."
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Kyrie Irving says his health has been steady since beating ATL. Figures he will start on Curry defensively, but adds it's a team effort.
Expectations for Kyrie Irving?
Dave McMenamin believes that if Irving follows the same routine he developed last series with Dr. Andrews, Cavs fans can expect a good bit of production from the guard.
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Reinsdorf owns the team and he can do what he wants -- but the Bulls are getting shredded, in this case, for a mess they could have avoided.
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Cavs & Warriors to enter Finals with combined 24-5 playoff record Best combined record by Finals teams since 1991 Bulls & Lakers (22-4)
Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins
James Harden wants the Rockets to get a PG/SG?: Yeah definitely, that’s one of the conversations that me and Daryl (Morey) are going to have
Dwight Howard suspended one game
The Rockets big man jutted a forearm into the neck of Andre Iguodala while setting a screen in Game 5 against the Warriors. As his 4th flagrant of the postseason, he received the suspension. Howard will miss the first game of the 2015-16 regular season.