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OKC near greatest pair of upsets ever?

After whipping the Warriors in Game 4, are the Thunder on the verge of completing an unprecedented run to the NBA Finals? Kevin Pelton has the spectacular facts.

Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
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Cleveland needs much more than title

Yes, an NBA championship would make the city feel a little better, but what Cleveland really needs is a commitment to greatness that matches that of its most visible hometown hero.

Draymond mentally worn out after Adams kick (1:49)
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Westbrook showing how West will be won

Russell Westbrook, he of another triple-double Tuesday night, led the Thunder to a Game 4 rout of the Warriors and 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals.

All-Access: Westbrook shines again to put Warriors on ropes (1:45)
Curry: 'The series isn't over' (0:30)
Was Draymond's trip of Kanter a dirty play? (1:52)
Wilbon: The Warriors got 'obliterated' in Game 4 (1:20)
Russ and Cam ready for Game 4 (0:10)
Boozer on Thunder: 'They just seem more hungry' (1:41)
Best of Sager with NBA stars (0:53)
Even during pregame, Curry likes to shoot from long range (0:35)
Stephen A.: I'd sign Durant over LeBron (1:48)
Silver: I swear I never saw Steph's hand (1:16)
15 things you missed when Kyle Lowry scorched the Cavs, as set to Drake song titles (1:13)
Draymond dances around suspension questions (0:53)
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Michael Wilbon

Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

The mission was to find black folks who spend time -- any amount of time -- talking about sports in terms of advanced analytics, and the mission failed. Why are blacks not feeling the sports metrics movement?

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Cavs go south up North; East finals tied

After letting Cleveland erase an 18-point deficit on Monday night, Toronto won its second straight game at home to tie the Eastern Conference finals 2-2. Kyle Lowry (35 points) and DeMar DeRozan (32 points) led the way for the Raptors.

Jalen and Jacoby on why LeBron James flops (1:26)
On this date: George burns LeBron, dunks over Birdman (0:35)
Relive the Raptors' courageous win over the Cavs in Game 4 (1:53)
Stephen A. apologizes to Canada (2:08)


Stephen A.: 'Steph, who?'

Stephen A. Smith says Russell Westbrook is the most "ruthless and vicious" player on the court and is "putting the world on notice."


Did incident really kick-start OKC?

Much has changed in the Western Conference finals since Draymond Green's unpleasant contact with Steven Adams midway through the second quarter of Game 3 on Sunday night.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook since Mark Cuban labeled him as less than a superstar: 26.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 10.8 apg. OKC is 8-3 in that span.

Westbrook shows off explosiveness with big dunk

A Kevin Durant steal results in a powerful dunk by Russell Westbrook and an early statement made by the Thunder in Game 4.


Is OKC near greatest pair of upsets ever?

After whipping the Warriors in Game 4, are the Thunder on the verge of completing an unprecedented run to the NBA Finals? Spectacular facts (Insider)

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Young fan nails Steven Adams' look

This Thunder fan can really rock a mustache.


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

For those projected to go in the 2nd round of the NBA Draft, over the past three years, an average of 8 internationals taken in 2nd round.

John Buccigross @Buccigross

Kevin Love: has not played in the 4th quarter in either of the last 2 games (has played a total of 1:42 in the 4th quarter this series)

John Buccigross @Buccigross

Raptors at Cavaliers, ESPN 8:30 ET (Series tied, 2-2). Home team has won all 7 games between these two teams this season

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

If NBA were to rule by that standard, Green theoretically could get flagrant added & face suspension for flagrant points. Theoretically.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say Frank Vogel also had an interview with Grizzlies owner Robert Pera before spurning Memphis' job to take the Orlando Magic job.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

NBA sources say Heat assistant David Fizdale progressed to an interview with Grizzlies owner Robert Pera after his first Memphis interview.

Westbrook seals the deal with 3-point shot

Russell Westbrook capped his 36-point performance with this big shot from the corner, which basically locked up the game for Oklahoma City.


How many assists did the Warriors have?

Klay Thompson kind of misread the Warriors' assist total ... by a lot.


Craig Sager honored to receive Jimmy V award

TNT reporter Craig Sager will be awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs in July. Sager shares what the award means to him as he has battled leukemia the past few years.


Best of Sager with NBA stars

In honor of TNT's Craig Sager being announced as the recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, look back at NBA coaches and stars paying respect to Sager and disdain to his wardrobe.