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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Kevin McHale: "I don’t understand what feeling sorry for yourself has ever done for anybody. I'm not a big fan of that."

Ailing Cavs looking for sweep, rest

LeBron James is playing through multiple injuries. Kyrie Irving has missed the past two games. Cleveland needs a long break, and it'll get one if it completes a sweep of the Hawks. Eight days off?

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LeBron wants Cavs to pay Thompson

LeBron James, who shares an agent with teammate Tristan Thompson, told reporters the big man has earned a new long-term deal. "Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said. "There's no reason why he shouldn't." Max money?

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NBA: Ejection sufficient for Horford

There will be no additional discipline for Al Horford after this elbow to Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova, according to league spokesman Tim Kuck, but the flagrant 2 will stand.


A switch in Rockets' switching

Josh Smith and Dwight Howard had done a nice job containing Stephen Curry in Games 1 and 2, but Game 3 was a different story. Will the MVP get loose again tonight? Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET.

Irving's status no clearer on off-day

Cavs coach David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving will be a game-time decision for Game 4 on Tuesday against the Hawks. According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the team's medical staff wants Irving to have consecutive "good days" before giving him clearance to play.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

NBA spokesman Tim Kuck says Flagrant 2 on Atlanta's Al Horford will stand, no additional discipline/suspension to come.

How Golden State stopped Harden

James Harden missed eight of nine shot attempts in Game 3 when covered by Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala. He was 0-for-4 when covered by just Barnes. He needs to figure it out and quick. Houston needs Harden

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The game within the game for Curry

A big game from Stephen Curry could help the Warriors sweep the Rockets tonight -- and put the MVP on a level with two of the game's all-time greats.

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Rockets are 117th team to trail 3-0 in NBA playoff series. Of previous 116, 59.5% were swept. BPI: Warriors 52% likely to sweep

LeBron leads as next man steps up

LeBron James on the Cavs' injuries: "It's been a very tough task for myself and the guys that's been in the lineup, but they've done a great job of accepting the challenge. And as for me, I just try to lead those guys the best way I know how, every single night."


Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

More and more you hear Thibs admirers around NBA say they fear Bulls determined to let all three open jobs get filled and then let Thibs go

Stephen Curry's specialty

The MVP is shooting 44.8% from beyond the arc this postseason, slightly up from his regular season 44.3%. But from the left corner Curry has missed just one triple in 13 games, shooting a ridiculous 91% from that area.