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Riley makes second podium appearance

Stephen Curry brought his daughter Riley with him to the postgame media conference. Later, he told Sage Steele on SportsCenter that Riley was the star of the series and that it was only fitting she get another shot at the podium.


Thibodeau firing grows more likely

The Bulls are giving increasing consideration to firing coach Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the corresponding financial hit, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. There's nearly $9M left on the coach's contract.

First-time MVP in the Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James will meet in the NBA Finals, just the 6th time a first-time MVP reached the NBA Finals in the same season as winning MVP against a multiple-time MVP. It hasn't happened since Karl Malone won MVP honors in 1997 before facing Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals.

Cleveland close to ending title drought?

The city of Cleveland has gone nearly 51 years since winning a major sports title, and when you consider all of their major pro teams, Cleveland franchises have completed 143 SEASONS since last claiming a league championship.

Draymond Green on SportsCenter

"I think that definitely makes a difference, especially going up against LeBron James ... but the one thing we have in our back pocket is we're determined." Draymond Green on the Warriors' lack of experience

Curry on his daughter at the podium

"I think she's taking advantage of the moment for sure. She's way too comfortable." Live on SportsCenter

Stephen Curry (and Riley) at the podium

"We wanted to appreciate the moment and not take it for granted ... We're going to appreciate what we've done. It was tough winning the Western Conference." Live on SportsCenter


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SPLASH. The Warriors and their NBA MVP are headed to the Finals. This will be GSW's first trip to the NBA Finals in 40 years.

MVP enjoys the moment

Stephen Curry took a moment with his daughter, Riley, soaking in the Game 5 victory and the first NBA Finals appearance for the Warriors in 40 years.


James Harden at the podium

"Obviously, you want to win the championship. We went through a lot of adversity, a lot of injuries ... this isn't where we wanted it to end at, but this has been a really good season for us."


Kerr on new blood in the Finals

"It's great for the league. It's fantastic for the fanbases. ... Both fanbases have supported their teams for so many years. It's great to see that loyalty rewarded." Live on SportsCenter

Stephen Curry: 'We're going to enjoy this'

“Two years ago we were sitting on this court after a second-round loss to San Antonio thanking [the fans] for their support. Fast forward two years later, we’re four wins away from the goal. So this is pretty special.”


Steve Kerr at the podium

"Andre Iguodala might have had the greatest 6-point game I've ever seen in my life. ... Andre is one of the smartest defensive players I've ever seen. He reminds me a lot of Scottie Pippen." Live on SportsCenter

Kevin McHale at the podium

"We didn't move the ball the way we needed to tonight. Got a little stagnant. ... I didn't think [Golden State] played great, but we just couldn't muster enough consecutive stuff." Live on SportsCenter