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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.

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ESPN Forecast: Are Warriors or Rockets making the Finals?

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

Harden: 'It's us against the world'

James Harden says the Rockets' focus is at an all-time high going in as underdogs for Game 3 against the Warriors.

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KD says Draymond's mom is like 'the team mom'

Kevin Durant shows love to Draymond Green's mother, but says he won't change after she tweeted about too many isolation plays in Game 2.

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Kerr explains Dubs' lack of focus in Game 2

Steve Kerr calls it "human nature to let your guard down a little bit," but says that manifesting with the Warriors through turnovers is an issue.

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Curry says knee feels 'great', remains confident

After struggling from deep early in the WCF, Steph Curry says he'll never lose confidence in himself and 'that'll never change."

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Durant says Steph is the 'best shooter to ever play'

When asked about Steph Curry's recent struggles, Kevin Durant expresses confidence in the two-time MVP, asking "what are we even worried about?"

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How It's Going Down: Curry needs to up the ante

With the help of Second Spectrum, we take a look at how the Rockets are limiting Steph Curry's efficiency, especially from 3-point land.

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Tucker and Gordon are X-factors for Rockets

Byron Scott says if PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon can play how they did in Game 2, then Houston has a great chance to win Game 3 against Golden State.

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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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Cavs bounce back with resounding victory

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LeBron drops lefty dime to Thompson

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

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LeBron throws down reverse windmill

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cavs get 3's 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.

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Celtics' postseason road issues continue

Following a Game 3 blowout in Cleveland, the Celtics fall to 1-5 on the road this postseason and are left facing questions in their title quest.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Callahan's goal has Lightning a win away from Stanley Cup Final

In the first minute of the second period, Anton Stralman makes a move to the net and the puck goes off of Ryan Callahan for a goal.

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Lightning score 19 seconds into Game 5

Cedric Paquette gets the puck from Ryan Callahan and lights the lamp early for the Lightning.

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Olney: Hitters who can't beat the heat getting left behind

With pitchers throwing harder than ever, veterans such as Paul Goldschmidt are struggling to adapt and survive at the plate.

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Addison Russell stays focused as Manny Machado rumors swirl

The Cubs could take their chances with a Machado trade, but their shortstop is working on delivering a big bounce-back at the plate.

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Trout connects for 14th homer

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Benches clear in tense Cubs-Reds stare-down

After striking out, the Cubs' Javier Baez takes exception to Amir Garrett staring him down, leading to both teams exchanging words and some shoves.

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Kemp flies head first for snag

Tony Kemp speeds forward to make an outstanding catch to end the Indians' third inning.

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Hicks hits his second inside-the-park homer of season

Aaron Hicks hits one off the top of the wall in right field and darts around the bases for an inside-the-park home run.

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Scherzer fans 13 in 7 innings of work

Max Scherzer strikes out 13 batters in a 7-inning effort against the Dodgers.

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Lionel Messi is the quietest superstar

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    Lionel Messi only seems like the least interesting man in the world. Listen closely and his silence speaks louder than most athletes' shouts.