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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue on Warriors-Thunder Game 7: ‘We just want the winner’

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — LeBron James didn’t get his wish – Dwyane Wade and the Heat – for the Eastern Conference finals. In advance of tonight’s Warriors-Thunder Game 7, his coach isn’t specifying a preferred NBA Finals opponent. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, via Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com: “We just want the winner,” Lue said. “Just whoever wins. We’re preparing […]
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Death from Above: Relying on Three-point Shooting

Nylon Calculus (Justin W) — Live by the three, die by the three — that maxim has permeated the basketball culture to the point where there’s not much of a thought process behind it. It’s a quick way to inscribe a negative connotation onto a… Continue Reading → The post Death from Above: Relying on Three-point Shooting appeared first on Nylon Calculus .
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Report: Lakers ‘aren’t that high’ on DeMar DeRozan

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — DeMar DeRozan sounds like he wants to re-sign with the Raptors, and Toronto wants him back. But what about those Lakers rumors? Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, via Noah Coslov of Bleacher Report Radio: From @KevinDing with us @br_radio on #Lakers: “There’s a lot of presumption about Derozan and I’m told the Lakers aren’t that […]
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The Toronto Raptors? Gone till November.

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — It may not feel like much right now, with the Cleveland Cavaliers having moved on with the East’s title and two potential champions from Oakland and Oklahoma City looking a giant step removed from the comparatively lacking Toronto Raptors, but one does have to consider where we were six weeks ago with these Raps. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball ] ...
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Warriors would show historic perseverance with Game 7 win over Thunder

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — The Warriors went an NBA-record 73-9. And the Thunder massively outplayed them in Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals. No, Golden State wasn’t at full strength. But Oklahoma City reached a level the Warriors hadn’t all season. Even if Golden State had hit peak performance, I’m not sure that would’ve been enough. […]
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Three Things to Watch: Golden State vs. Oklahoma City, Game 7

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — The 2016 Western Conference finals will be decided by a Game 7 on Monday evening. The Golden State Warriors, working from home after returning from a 3-1 series deficit, will take on a smarting Oklahoma City Thunder club. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball ] Here are three things to watch, in a setting that could turn into something special: ...
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Masai Ujiri: Raptors No. 1 goal is to re-sign DeMar DeRozan

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — DeMar DeRozan sounds like he wants to re-sign with the Raptors. But does Toronto want to give max money to someone who 39% from the field and 15% on 3-pointers in the playoffs? Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, via James Herbert of CBSSports.com: Masai Ujiri: “Our No. 1 goal is to bring DeMar back here.” […]
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Report: Tyronn Lue urged Cavaliers GM not to fire David Blatt

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — At 30-11, the Cavaliers had the best record ever while firing a coach during a season. Cleveland was the first team in a decade to fire a coach that took it to the NBA Finals the year prior. Maybe firing David Blatt was the right move, but on the surface, it seemed outrageous. Chris Haynes […]
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Game 7 carries new (and different) weight for Thunder

NBA.com: David Aldridge Can you see the improvement forest for the potentially bitter playoff disappointment trees?
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Iguodala, Barnes at heart of Warriors' run to this Game 7

NBA.com: David Aldridge When the great horse Secretariat died, the autopsy on the horse revealed something shocking: his heart was almost twice as large as the average horse's heart, and a third larger than any heart the veterinarian who performed the autopsy had ever seen.
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The NBA’s best closers

Nylon Calculus (Todd Whitehead) — Which players carry the biggest clutch load, and who is the most efficient with that responsibility? Continue Reading → The post The NBA’s best closers appeared first on Nylon Calculus .
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Seven questions that will shape Game 7 between Thunder, Warriors

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — If the Warriors' threes are falling, is there anything the Thunder can do?
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Lion Face, Lemon Face: Heart of the Warriors

Hardwood Paroxysm (Eric Maroun) — The Warriors force a Game 7, LeBron James owns the East once again, and a recap of the rest of the weekend in the NBA. Continue Reading → The post Lion Face, Lemon Face: Heart of the Warriors appeared first on Hardwood Paroxysm .
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NBA Playoffs 2016 - What history can reveal about Game 7 between Thunder and Warriors

ESPN: NBA Oklahoma City isn't the first team to suffer a meltdown in a closeout Game 6. So what can past events reveal about the Thunder's chances in Monday night's Game 7 in Oakland?
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Ticket prices for Thunder/Warriors Game 7 like Finals; someone paid $29,000 per courtside seat

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — If you want to see Game 7 at Oracle Arena Monday night, hopefully you just sold your tech startup for a lot of cash.
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