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Steph Curry is OUT for Saturday's Game 3 vs Trail Blazers, Steve Kerr tells the Dan Patrick Show.

Cleveland is beast of East

The Cavaliers will take a 13-game winning streak in conference playoff games into Friday's Game 3 against the Hawks (ESPN/WatchESPN 7 p.m. ET). Elias Sports Bureau reports that's the fourth-longest such streak.

  • 16: 2000-02 Lakers
  • 14: 2003-04 Nets
  • 14: 1988-90 Lakers
  • 13: 2015-16 Cavaliers

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Mike & Mike stunned over Bird's rationale

After deciding to part ways with Frank Vogel, Pacers president Larry Bird said he thinks good coaches leave after three years. In response, Mike Greenberg said, "Be careful what you wish for."


Kyle Lowry leaves security guard hanging

Lowry is shooting 30 percent in the postseason and was 0-for-1 on pregame fist bumps.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raptors have gone from producing 107 points per 100 possessions in the regular season to just 97.3 in the playoffs. Much of it is a product of a halfcourt offense that is too slow to get into its sets, struggles if the first action doesn't work and lacks execution. Granted, for all of that Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are shooting a combined 32.5 percent in the postseason, and Toronto is so reliant on those players that it's tough for everyone else as a result with them struggling.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas has 39 points and 26 rebounds in the first two games against Miami after having 35 points and 34 rebounds in the first two game against Indiana. With Toronto struggling to score, it may be smart to get Valanciunas more post touches.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James hoping to shoot 3's tonight like the Cavs did against the Hawks in Game 2.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love getting some work in at Cavaliers' shootaround before Game 3.

Spurs want in on Kevin Durant hunt, too

While the Warriors have been getting the most attention as a team that could lure Durant away from the Thunder this summer, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein that San Antonio is just as intrigued. Story

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks going all red tonight in the stands for Game 3 versus Cavaliers.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James and J.R. Smith getting up shots early at shootaround prior to Game 3 of Cavs-Hawks.