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5-on-5: Do the Warriors need to change their core if they lose?

Can the Rockets win without CP3? Are KD isos bad for the Warriors? We answer the biggest questions for Game 6 of the West finals.

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Will Harden's Rockets beat Warriors without Chris Paul?

With Chris Paul out, the Rockets will have to rely even more on James Harden. But will it be enough?

The Warriors' worst habits are coming back to haunt them

Houston took advantage of Golden State's sloppiness and an over-reliance on Kevin Durant in Game 5.

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Is it greatness or is it magic? It's Year 15 of LeBron

LeBron James has made a habit of dominating playoff games at home, and Game 6 was no exception with the Cavaliers facing elimination.

LeBron’s Legend Didn’t Need Reinforcing, But He Did It Anyway

James’s playoff elimination game prowess was on full display Friday night.

LeBron drops 46 points in 46 minutes

LeBron James comes up huge in another elimination game, sitting just once to fuel the Cavs to a Game 6 victory.

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LeBron drills two stepback 3s over Tatum late

LeBron James takes Jayson Tatum one-on-one twice in a row late in Game 6.

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LeBron comes up big in Game 7s

LeBron James is clutch in Game 7s in his career, averaging 34.9 points per game. Revisit how the King has fared in seven career Game 7s.

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Stephen A. wants to see Celtics in Finals

Stephen A. Smith says that he doesn't want to see LeBron James and this Cavs team in the NBA Finals because it won't be a competitive matchup.

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Love heads to locker room after collision with Tatum

Kevin Love goes to the locker room in the first quarter of Game 6 after colliding with Jayson Tatum.

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LeBron calls Game 7: 'Just basketball'

LeBron James is very calm when looking ahead to an epic Game 7 in Boston.

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Brown after Game 6: 'We were right there'

Jaylen Brown talks about how close Boston is to getting over "the hump" and winning on the road.

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Hill says LeBron's play is 'remarkable'

George Hill details LeBron James' greatness and talks about the mindset heading into Game 7.

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LeBron's dagger 3-pointer as called by ESPN Brazil

LeBron James' game-clinching 3-pointer on Friday night inspired a memorable call by the announcers on ESPN Brazil's telecast.

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LeBron: 'I wasn't coming out'

LeBron James says he didn't see Larry Nance Jr. crash into his leg and felt pain but wasn't considering leaving the game.

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LeBron's 2018 Game 6 déjà vu to 2012 performance

LeBron James's 46-point performance to force Game 7 is reminiscent of the 2012 ECF when he scored 45 points, also against the Celtics.

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LeBron appreciates reporter acknowledging his clutch gene

LeBron James shares how he learned to handle clutch situations over his career.

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LeBron's son mesmerized by his performance in Game 6

LeBron James shares a cool moment with his son after an epic outing in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Hill 'for sure' finding a Chipotle in Boston

George Hill says that it may sound "funny" but before Game 7 he needs to find a Chipotle Mexican Grill and eat barbacoa.

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Lue on LeBron: 'Greatness. Championship pedigree'

Ty Lue says that LeBron James "carried us home" especially with Kevin Love out early and adds that he expected nothing less from the Cavs' star.

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Stevens on Game 7: 'It's win or go home'

Brad Stevens says that "it's an absolute blast" to prepare for Game 7, especially up against a "tremendous individual player" in LeBron James.

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LeBron shines with his back against the wall

Paul Pierce loves what he saw from LeBron James and the key performances the Cavs got from their role players.

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Burke: LeBron's greatness continues to leave us in awe

Doris Burke calls herself lucky to witness LeBron James play so well in the playoffs and discusses the role players that need to step up in Game 7.

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NBA Draft

Why Luka Doncic could slide in the draft

Could the Slovenian superstar slip out of the top three? Our draft experts break down the latest intel.

Where will Doncic land in NBA Draft?

Jonathan Givony calls Slovenian prospect Luka Doncic "the best pure basketball player in the draft."

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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?

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Smith: Paul delivers again, but injury mars Game 5 win

Who steps up for Rockets if Paul misses Game 6?

The Starters: Is LeBron worn out?

The King's quest

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For Maverick Carter, running King James' empire was always the game plan

Their goal: Get off the sports conveyor belt and build wealth, power and influence.

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How LeBron James ended up with Nike

Seven-figure checks were flying and at 18 years old, a young king had to make a huge decision.

If you don’t know these stories, you don’t know LeBron James

A look back at 13 amazing tales as LeBron James plays on during his 13th postseason.

The Undefeated on The Rockets

Hakeem Olajuwon's five most impressive Ramadan performances

The Hall of Famer played Jordan, Barkley, Robinson and Ewing while fasting, but how did he fare?

James Harden is 'strictly music'

Houston's in-house DJ TGray spins the beats for Harden and team before each home game.

World Fame 100

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From OKC to the Bay: How KD is building a Silicon Valley empire

Kevin Durant takes us inside his growing business empire, his Nike negotiations and whether he ultimately might end up in an owner's box.

2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula of three fame factors.

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Kyle Korver's perseverance

The scariest three minutes in the NBA

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  • When The Dubs Hit The Turbo Button

    By the time opponents know what's hit them, it's already too late. This is how the Warriors crush -- and how the NBA fails to fight back.

Russell Westbrook's fashion

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  • 82 flavors of Russ: How to dress like OKC's MVP

    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.