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Harden catches fire as Rockets stay alive

James Harden's 45-point night propelled Houston to a Game 4 win over Golden State, which saw Stephen Curry return after a scary first-half fall.

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LeBron stumps for Thompson to stay with Cavs

LeBron James opened up public negotiations for teammate Tristan Thompson's impending restricted free agency Monday, telling reporters that he wants the big man to stick around Cleveland.

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Ford/Pelton: Draft fits for first four NBA picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

Monday's MLB Highlights

Peralta, Cardinals walk off in 10th (0:34)

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Time to give the Minnesota Twins some love

The Minnesota Twins ahead of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central and they're breathing down the necks of the Kansas City Royals.

SportsCenter clips

Any fallout in Chicago over McDonald's release? (1:21)

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Juan Pablo Montoya SportsCenter Conversation (1:59)
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Yanks ride eight-run first past Royals (0:56)
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Is Dellavedova a dirty player? (1:35)

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Best celebrations of the Premier League season (2:19)

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Looking ahead: UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

French Open

Razzano's surprise underhand serve (0:27)

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Rapid reaction: Ducks stop Hawks' streak
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Anaheim took a 3-2 series lead, improved to 7-1 at home in this year’s playoffs and broke a long-standing Chicago trend. Game 5 was the Blackhawks’ first loss under coach Joel Quenneville in a series tied 2-2; Chicago had been 14-0 in those situations since 2009. First period betrays Blackhawks

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Angels walk off in Anaheim

Unlike their hometown friends, the Ducks, the Angels won in regulation as they walked off in the 9th inning on Albert Pujols' single off Craig Kimbrell to snap a two-game skid. Pujols collected his 17th walk-off hit with a broken bat. Box score

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Albert Pujols: 17th career walk-off hit. Only David Ortiz has more in the regular season (18) since Pujols' debut season of 2001

Ducks fly into series lead

Matt Beleskey's first career playoff overtime goal gave Anaheim a win after it blew a 2-goal lead in the final minutes of regulation. The Ducks now lead the series 3-2, with Game 6 set for Wednesday night in Chicago.

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Wilbon 'terrified' when Curry went down
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Michael Wilbon said of Stephen Curry's scary fall in Game 4: "You're terrified. He's on the floor for that period of time, the whole team's around him and you see the replay over and over of him hitting his head."

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Ichthyophobia is spreading all over! Padres walk @MikeTrout intentionally to load the bases for Albert Pujols.

Curry okay after scary fall

Stephen Curry flipped completely over Trevor Ariza trying to stop a fast break in the first half, and hit the floor hard. He eventually returned in the second half and said after the game "I remember everything about [the play]. I feel pretty good."

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Two Cavs say LeBron could best Jordan
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The Michael Jordan-LeBron James debate isn't going away, as evidenced by the comments of Kendrick Perkins and J.R. Smith after Game 3. Vote on LeBron's place in history

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Could Howard be suspended for Game 5?
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On SportsCenter, Jalen Rose said this Dwight Howard elbow was very similar to the one that got J.R. Smith suspended for two games earlier in the postseason. Howard got a flagrant 1 on the play, but if it's upgraded to a flagrant 2, it would result in an automatic suspension.

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Warriors GM Bob Myers is definitive that Curry did not have a concussion: "If he did, he wouldn't have played. That's pretty hard line"

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Ducks win! Matt Beleskey: 1st career overtime goal. Blackhawks scored 2x to tie, but lose in OT for 1st time in 5 games this postseason

Wilbon bummed by hockey result

ESPN's Michael Wilbon, a Chicago native who is covering the Western Conference Finals, came on the air just seconds after the Ducks' OT win, saying: "That was a depressing way to start the segment, to find out the Blackhawks lost in overtime."

Overtime is over as quick as it starts

That didn't take very long -- just 45 seconds, in fact, as the Ducks caught Chicago out of position after a Blackhawks dump into the Anaheim zone, and Matt Beleskey put the game winner in the back of the net. The Ducks take a 3-2 series lead. Box score

Howard: 'We don't want to go home'

After the Rockets forced a Game 5 in the conference finals, Dwight Howard said: "We don't want to go home. We just came out and played as hard as we could, left it out on the floor, and when you do that, good things happen."

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Jonathan Toews: 6th career multi-goal postseason game (1st this year). Blackhawks/Ducks head to OT Blackhawks: 4-0 in OT this postseason

Warriors' rare loss

Golden State was 20-for-46 from 3-point range in Game 4. The Warriors are the 19th team ever to make 20 3-pointers in a game, and just the second to lose. They're the first to do so in the postseason.

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