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First Take's Game 7 predictions

Skip Bayless doesn't think tonight's Western Conference finals game is as much of a foregone conclusion as some believe.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri addressed reporters in Toronto Monday. The biggest takeaways: 1. "Our No. 1 goal is to bring (free agent) DeMar (DeRozan) back here." Is the organization prepared to offer him the max? "I think those discussions are for later." 2. "Coach (Dwane) Casey is our coach for the future. ... That (an extension) will be done in our sleep, I think." 3. Would like to add another power forward and a reserve small forward. Acknowledges keeping everyone like Bismack Biyombo -- despite the fact team definitely wants him back -- will be difficult given salary cap. "We have to get creative." 4. On the No. 9 pick: "I'm open to moving it if you have any suggestions ..." 5. Is Jonas Valanciunas ready for a bigger role? "Yes he is." (Via video on

Who will win Game 7?

Four of our five NBA experts think the Warriors have a 75 percent chance to beat the Thunder in tonight's Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. 5-on-5 (Insider)

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What is the market for 76ers' Okafor, Noel?

If Philadelphia decides to trade one of their young big men, Chris Broussard thinks Jahlil Okafor will have more marketability than Nerlens Noel.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

StubHub sold a second row seat to tonight's Game 7 at Oracle Arena for $10K, which is astronomical for a non-floor, non Finals ticket

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Floor seats to tonight's Game 7 listed from $7,500 to $26,000 on Warriors resale site. Two $29,000 seats sold yesterday

Can OKC hang with Warriors in crunch time?

If tonight's Game 7 comes down to the final few minutes, will the Thunder execute? Kevin Pelton has the facts -- and some advice for the Thunder. Start fast (Insider)

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics ranked 24th in Insider's Future Power Rankings in 2014. This year? Boston vaulted all the way to No. 3 (this after leaping to No. 10 last year). The Celtics trailed only the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the rankings. A glimpse at where Boston ranked:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Back home for his annual Zeke End basketball tournament in Tacoma, Washington, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas threw out the first pitch on Friday night at the Seattle Mariners game.

Gasol mulls not playing in Olympics

The Bulls' Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. He said there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going for the Games should "think about'' whether it's worth the risk. Story

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Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.

UC Davis grad immitates LeBron

Ricky Santos mimics LeBron James' signature chalk toss while walking across the stage during graduation at the University of California, Davis.