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LeBron puts his teams on his back

No one fills the box score for his team like LeBron James -- literally. He's head and shoulders above everyone else in NBA history as a statistical team leader.

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.

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