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11hNBA Insiders

Will Durant leave? Can OKC make big trades?

Big questions loom for Oklahoma City. Will Kevin Durant come back? What trades would help OKC? Our NBA Insiders debate the future of the Thunder.

Carlesimo: OKC best spot for Durant (1:12)
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Infographic: NBA Finals preview

LeBron James is back in the Finals for the sixth straight time, hoping to end the Cavaliers' title drought, while Stephen Curry and the Warriors seek a repeat after a 3-1 comeback in the West finals. Who has the edge? Let's look at the analytics.

NBA Finals crucial to LeBron's legacy (1:39)
Warriors the impetus to Cavs' changes (1:19)
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3hJ.A. Adande

Curry, Warriors steal Thunder out West

Stephen Curry soaked in a Game 7 win over the Thunder in the conference finals. After the Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit, a rematch with the Cavs awaits in the NBA Finals (9 ET Thursday on ABC).

Stephen A.: Thunder can't continue with Westbrook at point guard (1:25)
Golden State continues storied run with Game 7 win (1:45)
Curry drains step-back 3 over Durant (0:18)
Stephen A.: Curry showed up while Thunder stars didn't (1:42)
Windhorst: One-year contract is Durant's best move (1:50)
The Cleveland experience (2:58)
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Warriors flip the switch to take Game 7

The Warriors won Game 7 due to the amazing success Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson had against the Thunder's Steven Adams. How amazing? Take a look.

Warriors use their best weapon to topple Thunder... the 3 ball (0:58)
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Curry on Warriors' win over Thunder in G7

Warriors G Stephen Curry tells Marc Stein about his team's win over the Thunder in Game 7 of the West finals, Golden State's comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the series, preparing for a rematch with the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and more.

Shaq gives Stephen A. a kiss (0:53)
The Steph Curry pregame warmup show (0:55)
Warriors' road to Finals dotted with challenges (1:43)
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1dESPN Sports Analytics Group

NBA teams' BPI chances in the playoffs

A daily look at the Basketball Power Index projections for the NBA playoffs, broken down by series.

Rapaport: For Golden State game tonight, I'll be nude (2:12)
Simmons, a basketball and soccer star? (0:27)
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Future Power Rankings: NBA teams, 1 to 30

Are titles in your team's future? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton forecast the future for every NBA franchise.

Cavs owner sees more mature, calm LeBron heading into NBA Finals (1:08)


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1️⃣ The Return: On Dec. 20, Kyrie Irving came back from a broken kneecap suffered in the 2015 Finals. Smiles all around. #CavsSeasonInADay [Jason Miller/Getty]

Splash Bros. find new ways to surprise us

The 73-win Warriors reaching the NBA Finals shouldn't defy expectations. And yet Golden State's wild playoff ride has done so, making the latest Oracle celebration the sweetest yet. Keeps us on our toes

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are scheduled to workout Gabe York today. The Arizona guard told reporters in Phoenix on Monday that he had a workout with the club slated for Tuesday. The Knicks don't currently have a draft pick but anticipate acquiring one, most likely in the early second round, per sources.

Riley Curry denies dad a kiss

The MVP was triumphant in Game 7 of the conference finals, but Steph Curry couldn't get a kiss from daughter Riley after the game.


David Payne Purdum @DavidPurdum

An OKC stat keeper made Gm 6 stat mistake that impacted Steph Curry's over/under points in Vegas. NBA corrected. Human error, nothing more.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Yes, the Cavs are rested and LeBron has been fantastic but who do Kyrie and K-Love guard? That's what my NBA friends are asking.

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.


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.