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Steph's shimmy returns in Game 3, and so does his shot

Welcome to the West finals, Steph Curry. The two-time MVP dropped 35 points and caught fire during a third-quarter blitz as Golden State rolled to a 41-point Game 3 rout of Houston.

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Curry comes alive in Warriors' Game 3 rout

Steph Curry scores 26 of his game-high 35 points in the second half of the Warriors' 41-point win in Game 3.


Steph shimmies after crossing up Harden for 3

In the 3rd quarter, Steph Curry drills a 3-pointer over James Harden does the shimmy.


Livingston leaves Harden in the dust with filthy move

Shaun Livingston brings the ball behind his back, then accelerates by James Harden for the two-handed dunk.


Draymond, Ariza receive double techs

Draymond Green and Trevor Ariza get into a heated exchange in the 4th quarter of Game 3.


Curry goes off in third quarter

Steph Curry breaks out of a slump in a big way by scoring 18 points in the third quarter while igniting the Oracle crowd.


Durant: Success 'all stems around' defensive end

Kevin Durant credits the Warriors' win on the team's sense of urgency on defense and how they were able to help Steph Curry on offense.


Curry 'expected' to bounce back in Game 3

Steph Curry says he doesn't get too high or too low regarding how he's shooting and explains how the Warriors will stay motivated for Game 4.


Riley hyped up after Steph's tough layup

Steph Curry hits a teardrop in the lane to get his daughter Riley and the Oracle crowd pumped up.


Steph drills deep 3-pointer

Steph Curry pulls up from deep and hits it over Chris Paul in the 3rd quarter of Game 3.


KD blows by Harden for crafty layup

Kevin Durant attacks the rim and finishes over two Rockets in Game 3.


Iguodala follows own miss with putback dunk

Andre Iguodala cleans up his own shot with a two-handed slam in the first quarter.


Looney's block sparks slick Warriors fast break

Golden State pushes the tempo after Kevon Looney's block and Klay Thompson finishes with a tough layup.


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Western Conference finals

Rockets vs. Warriors

Lowe: How Harden and the Rockets keep hunting Steph Curry

What will decide Rockets-Warriors? Steph Curry's defense and the Warriors finding their mojo on offense are two big things to watch.

ESPN Forecast: Are Warriors or Rockets making the Finals?

Who are the new favorites to make the NBA Finals? Our panel makes predictions.

Cavs finally unlocked, match LeBron's intensity to claim Game 3

In a make-or-miss postseason, Cleveland's shots finally went down, as LeBron James notched 12 assists and the Cavs went 17-of-34 from the 3-point line to claim their first win of the Eastern Conference finals.

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JR Smith shows signs of life for Cavaliers

Guard contributes 11 points in lopsided Game 3 win after scoring a combined four in first two games.

Cavs bounce back with resounding victory


LeBron drops lefty dime to Thompson

LeBron James finds Tristan Thompson for the easy dunk with a slick pass as he's falling.


LeBron throws down reverse windmill

LeBron James cuts backdoor and throws down a reverse windmill dunk on a feed from Kevin Love.


LeBron takes flight off Love's great pass

LeBron James cuts to the rim and Kevin Love sends him the ball, then James throws down a windmill dunk with authority.


LeBron dissects Celtics' defense with wizardly passes

LeBron James gets his teammates involved early and often in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.


Smith invades Thompson's interview

Tristan Thompson explains what went right for the Cavaliers in Game 3 before JR Smith startles him during his response.


LeBron attributes win to defensive energy

LeBron James talks about his responsibility for the Cavs and the defensive presence that wasn't there in the first two games of the series.


Cavs get 3s to fall in Game 3

JR Smith and Kyle Korver were on fire from 3-point land, taking some offensive pressure off of LeBron James against the Celtics.


LeBron tosses left-handed gem while falling

LeBron James draws a double team and manages to thread a beautiful lefty feed to Tristan Thompson who dunks it down.


Love jokes about his pass to LeBron

Kevin Love says his bounce pass to LeBron James won't be a career highlight for The King but maybe for himself.


LeBron brings the energy in Game 3

LeBron James scores 27 points, but gets his teammates involved and plays stifling defense in the Cavaliers' Game 3 win.


LeBron on difficult passes: 'Don't try it at home'

LeBron James details his top passes from Game 3 and says he thinks his "passing is right up there with every other aspect" of his game.


Stephen A.: Cavs showed more urgency in Game 3

Stephen A. Smith is impressed by the Cavaliers' defense and believes the Celtics showed their youth in the big loss.


Stevens praises LeBron's passing ability

Brad Stevens acknowledges LeBron James' stellar passing and says the Celtics have to do a better job with defensive help and coverages.


Cavs dominate Celtics in Game 3

All five Cavalier starters score in double digits, with LeBron James dropping 27 points and 12 assists to win 116-86.


Stevens: Celtics 'clearly not' harder playing team in Game 3

Brad Stevens credits the Cavs for their defensive intensity in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.


Burke: Celtics overwhelmed by Cavs' force

Doris Burke tells Scott Van Pelt that the Cavaliers' offense is "sustainable" when more than just LeBron James is putting up points.


NBA Draft

NBA draft stock watch: Biggest risers and fallers at the combine

Who helped their stock the most, and what were NBA scouts saying at the combine? We break it down.

NBA draft combine: Big winners and comps from new measurements

Here are our biggest takeaways from the combine measurements, including some record-setting numbers.

Mock draft: Every likely pick with final order

The Suns have won the NBA draft lottery. Whom will they take, and where will the rest of the top prospects land?

Free Agent Decisions


DeMarcus Cousins: 'I'm shooting to be ready for training camp'

Center talks about his rehab, impending free agency and New Orleans.

Biggest NBA free-agency, trade and draft decisions for every team

Which decisions on key players, draft picks, trades and new contracts will be priorities for every franchise?

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Will Lakers land two top free agents this offseason?

Byron Scott expects Magic Johnson to bring Paul George and one more marquee free agent to Los Angeles.


Luka Doncic watch

Which team can unlock superstar-level Luka Doncic?

Where is Luka Doncic best, and how should teams use him? Perhaps the most accomplished Euro prospect ever still needs the right pieces around him. Partner

Powell: Warriors, Rockets confident going into Game 3

GameTime: Can Curry get back on track for Game 3?

Blogtable: Thoughts on coaching hires of offseason so far?

NBA and gambling

FAQ: How will legal gambling change the NBA and the way we watch it?

The NBA has been on the leading edge of legalized sports betting. But what does the Supreme Court decision mean for the league and how will it affect the game?

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    Russ does what he wants -- on and off the court. We tracked every outfit the NBA's biggest fashion star wore this season. But even if you think you can pull off Westbrook's look, it'll cost you.

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