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An unnerving stat for Irving

The Cavs will be hard-pressed to win a title without a healthy Kyrie Irving, but they've done well without their star PG to this point. Really well, in fact.

Carroll is a realist on knee injury

At morning practice, Hawks wing DeMarre Carroll didn't say much about his injury and instead jokingly adhered to the facts: "I have a knee." We're not doctors, but that seems accurate. (via Britt McHenry)

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Steph Curry: Not done yet

"We're looking for five more wins, so we won't stop till we get 'em."

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Phil Jackson @PhilJackson11

3)the 3pt shot is not the be all end all of basketball. WNBA is taking their exhibition game to extremes-do not disvalue the 2pt shot.

Phil Jackson @PhilJackson11

2)we are glad for JR,Shump,Pablo,etc...players have comfort zones that they need to play their best...we want them to find that in NBA

Phil Jackson @PhilJackson11

Some corrected thoughts:1)like 3pt shooters, check it out, but to play for 3pt shot is an error. Penetration, first principal of offense.

LeBron: sports can help Cleveland

"I think sports is one of the biggest healers in helping a city out. Sports just does something to people ... it can get your mind off of some of the hardships that might be going on throughout your life."

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In among the bigs, MVP thrives

Dwight Howard is listed at 6-foot-11 and averages more than 10 rebounds a game. Stephen Curry is 6-3 and pulls down about 4 a game. So this battle of the boards was a mismatch, right? Umm ... not so fast.

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Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan (May 31, 1993 vs NYK): only players in conf finals history to have 5 3s, score 40 pts, shoot 55% from field

Will Flip Saunders return as coach

"I think so," Wolves owner Glen Taylor told the St Paul Pioneer Press. "I think he worked so hard last year with all those problems that he wants an opportunity to see ... if we really have the team he thought he had."

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Windhorst: LeBron was urging calm

ESPN's Brian Windhorst on James' message to Cleveland: "[LeBron] was saying, 'Hey, if you have a lot of passion and you're angry about something, channel it into rooting for the Cavs tonight in Cleveland.'"

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Warriors outscoring opponents by 163 pts in the postseason with Draymond Green on the court, compared with minus-43 with him on the bench

Curry shows Rockets fan to his seat

Stephen Curry had a little extra for the crowd after this 3-pointer. After the game, Curry said he told the fan to sit down after hearing the fan say a four-letter word to him.

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