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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks ranked 10th in team merchandise sales at the league's website this year, per the NBA. Not surprisingly, the Knicks did not have a player who ranked in the top 15 in individual jersey sales.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Allen will work on adding strength and extending his range to the 3-point line this summer. Here's Kenny Atkinson on Allen: "In our exit meetings Wednesday, we talked to him about the things he wanted to work on. I expect him to listen, and in two-three years, to be an elite center in this league. He's going in that direction. I'm really thrilled with his development so far."

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

J.J. Redick on Kawhi Leonard, who he played against for years in the West, and how he compares to the player he was before missing most of last season in San Antonio: "I think he's better. He's pretty damn good."

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

The Sixers say Mike Scott is continuing to suffer from a bruised right heel as well as plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Obviously a concern for Philly's top bench option ahead of the series starting Saturday.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan on his future with the Thunder: "For me it's just kind of like business as usual." Donovan said he and Sam Presti had a discussion on the way back from Portland, but didn't want to disclose details of it. Donovan said he'll meet with Presti in the next few days to discuss future plans and continue to talk throughout the summer. Donovan has one year remaining on his contract.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice honor for USAB Chairman and Jr. NBA Leadership Council Chairman Martin E. Dempsey, who was recently named the recipient of the 2019 George Catlett Marshall Medal for sustained commitment to America's armed forces. Retired General Dempsey was appointed chairman of the Jr. NBA Leadership Council in 2015 to guide the NBA's efforts in improving the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents through various avenues.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

When asked about his performance after scoring a team-high 33 points off the bench Wednesday, Clippers guard Lou Williams credited focus and his teammates. Then, during the postgame press conference, Williams' teammate Patrick Beverley interjected. "Lou is one of the best players in the league," Beverley said. "I think you're being modest, though. I mean, he's a killer, man. I guard the best of them. I see him every day in practice, man. He's a real killer. He goes up with some of the best scorers in the NBA. I didn't mean to interrupt you, but I think he should be up there with some of the superstar players in this league because he's doing it day in and day out at 6'1" and a half."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Clippers high-scoring reserve guard Lou Williams is often asked why he doesn't start games, so he wanted to set the record straight after his team's 129-121 Game 5 win Wednesday over Golden State. "Nobody's ever offered me a different role," Williams said after scoring a team-high 33 points off the bench. "Like, let's clear that up. Like, everybody asks me, like, 'Why don't you start?' I'm not the coach. I think Doc [Rivers] is my eighth coach in my career. Nobody's offered me a starting job, so I've perfected the one that I have."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell to Warriors, "Bring that a** back to LA."

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Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

This is just the third time in the Steve Kerr era that the Warriors have allowed 100-plus points through three quarters, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Warriors are 0-2 in the previous games.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave a thoughtful response when asked whether he thought Damian Lillard's series-winning 3-pointer vs. OKC was a good shot: "It's a good shot for Damian, a good shot for [Stephen Curry]. The game is being redefined, I think, as we play it. The stuff I'm seeing this last year -- I didn't think I'd ever see people playing on [the] other side of James Harden and asking him to go to the rim. I've never seen that. But the 3-point line and the range that players are showing with their 3-point shooting, it's changing the way defenses have to think. I saw that quote from Paul [George] and my first thought was, ‘You're right.' I mean, a step-back 38-footer has never been a good shot. It was for Damian and there are a handful of guys that you actually have to guard out there. "

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Clippers coach Doc Rivers on whether Portland star Damian Lillard's series-winning shot vs. OKC was a "good shot": "Yeah, it was a good shot -- it went in. He makes them all the time. It was a good shot."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets win ugly, 100-93, in Game 5 to eliminate the Jazz and advance to presumably get a rematch against the Warriors. After a 1-of-11 start, James Harden finishes with 26 points on 10-of-26 shooting. Donovan Mitchell, the Game 4 hero: 12 points, 4-of-22 shooting.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Since his 25-point first half in Game 2, James Harden has shot 14-of-54 (25.9%) from the floor in 11 quarters. He went scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting in the first quarter, which ended in a 20-20 tie.