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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors became the first two teams in league history to meet for three straight NBA Finals last June and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says don't count both teams out for making it happen a fourth straight time this year. With Cleveland trailing the Boston Celtics 3-2 in the Eastern Conference heading into Friday's Game 6 and Golden State down 3-2 to the Houston Rockets in the West, Lue expressed confidence in both teams to make history again. “It can be tough, but you've got to be mentally tough,” Lue said pregame Friday. “If you want to win, that's what it takes. Nothing is easy, and we understand that. I'm pretty sure Golden State understands that. But Rudy Tomjanovich said, ‘Never underestimate the heart of a champion.' Until we're dead in our grave, until Golden State is dead in their grave, it's not over. I'm pretty sure both teams are thinking that way.” Tomjanovich, the former Houston Rockets coach, delivered his that speech during the Larry O'Brien Trophy presentation after the 1995 NBA Finals when the Rockets won their second consecutive championship by sweeping the upstart Orlando Magic. Houston won that year after entering the playoffs as the No. 6 seed. “I have one thing to say to those non-believers: Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion,” Tomjanovich said.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics are wearing their home white uniforms on the road for Game 6, maybe hoping to reverse their road fortunes (1-6 overall). This is the first time they've worn white on the road this postseason. Boston is 10-0 at home.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love retreated to the Cavs locker room after knocking heads with Jayson Tatum in the first quarter. Love initially went to the bench but after a talk with a trainer went to the locker room. Tatum stayed in the game after a timeout.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lakers will work out LiAngelo Ball and five other prospects on Tuesday. Lonzo Ball's brother will join St. Bonaventure's Jaylen Adams, UCLA's Thomas Welsh, Virginia's Devon Hall, Syracuse's Tyus Battle and Arizona's Dusan Ristic.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Lastly, Knicks GM Scott Perry said earlier this month that "it would only make sense (to take a point guard) if you feel that guard is far and away better than what you have on the roster. And we haven't been able to make that determination yet." Privately, some members of the front office have been saying the same thing regarding the idea of taking a point guard, essentially saying that it wouldn't make sense to select a PG given the current roster, which seems to be a sign of the organization's confidence in 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina. Again, it's worth noting that this opinion may not be uniform throughout the Knicks' front office.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

There are some in the NYK front office who love Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. and Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr. There's no way to know if that opinion is uniform throughout the front office. But even if it is, it's unlikely that either player will be available when the Knicks pick. Though Porter Jr. may fall due to uncertainty over the back injury/surgery that kept him from playing most the past season. Also, some in the organization have Mikail Bridges ranked ahead of Miles Bridges at the moment. Both players could be available at No. 9 and, again, neither has worked out individually for the Knicks yet. So those evaluations can change, and are not necessarily uniform throughout the entire front office.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks haven't worked out any of the top prospects in the draft yet. So it's too early to start talking about who they may or may not draft with the No. 9 pick on June 21. Plenty can – and will – change about how they view a prospect based on that player's individual workout. With that being said, opposing executives and others around the league have heard a few consistent themes in conversations with members of the Knicks' front office lately.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

It's warm today in Cleveland and Cavs have air conditioning at full blast in arena. Part of the LeBron cramp-prevention program.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens not playing coy today. Celtics will stick with Aron Baynes in starting lineup in Game 6.