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Rachel Nichols to Durant: 'Show me'

She says if Kevin Durant feels he belongs in the MVP conversation, then he needs to prove that during the Thunder's upcoming series against the Spurs.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Vogel won't commit to Paul George playing all 48 minutes, but he admits that he'll have a shorter leash on players if they don't produce. "You lose a game like the other day, you look in the mirror very hard," Vogel said.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors fans outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Toronto fans travel very well.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Curry on Tim Grover saying the ankle brace factored into the knee injury: "Simply a wet spot that put me in a very vulnerable position"

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Turner is scheduled to be Boston's lone unrestricted free agent this summer. How does he feel about the process? "I'm kind of wondering how it's going to play out, but other than that, it should be cool," said Turner. "It's going to be way better than two years ago, right? ... Obviously money is cool, but I don't want to sit there getting our brains beat in, you know what I'm saying? I want to go somewhere ideally where the staff and their front office is big on winning. And that's pretty much it. Hopefully it's back here."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Amir Johnson, Boston's free-agent splurge last summer, was asked about his first season with the Celtics and the idea of the team as a free agent destination: "I had a good time. It was the funnest season I've definitely been in, just figuring out everything and putting everything together, not knowing how far or how good of a team you are. And we made it pretty dang far. Just the atmosphere, top-notch organization, guys fun to be around, coaching staff, it was just fun for me. I had a great year here."

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on Curry lifting Ian Clark in celebration: "What are you doing?! I thought you were injured. Hopefully he'll have just as much joy but not as much display, physically of that joy."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Westchester guard Jimmer Fredette (2nd team) and center Jordan Bachynski (3rd team & all-defense) have earned all D-League honors. It will be interesting to see where Fredette, a former 1st round pick, ends up next season. He signed a 10-day deal with the Knicks in 2015-16 that was not renewed.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Steve Kerr on Steph Curry; "He didn't do anything on the floor (today) but he's doing well in the training room."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is trying to take an even-keel approach to things while the Knicks search for a coach. "Until they have something that's when I'm going to have something," he said in an interview Thursday at an event to promote Gillette Clinical Clear Gel. "Honestly I try to step away from it for a minute, just clear my head, not even think about that part of it right now. I find myself being able to cope better when I do do that. instead of thinking so much about it, being emotional about it. I try to distance myself from it." It's similar to Anthony's approach in pressure situations. "Just try to stay mellow, man."