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Warriors finish Rockets to reach NBA Finals

Golden State is headed to its first Finals since 1975, securing a date with Cleveland after pulling away in the second half to eliminate Houston in five games.

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DE McDonald arrested twice in under 72 hours

Police in California arrested former Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald at 5:35 p.m. local time on Wednesday for violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

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Outsiders: Why Maclin won't save Chiefs

Football Outsiders identifies the top remaining needs for Kansas City, Denver, Oakland and San Diego, including the Chiefs' lack of a vertical passing game.

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SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Those within the West say it's only getting tougher despite not putting a team in the title game last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign

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Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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Kevin McHale at the podium
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"We didn't move the ball the way we needed to tonight. Got a little stagnant. ... I didn't think [Golden State] played great, but we just couldn't muster enough consecutive stuff." Live on SportsCenter

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Cardinals walk off thanks to error
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Jason Heyward started off the bottom of the 9th with a game-tying homer and Matt Carpenter scored the winning run on a throwing error as the Cardinals earned their 4th straight win with a 4-3 victory over the D-backs.

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Blackhawks force Game 7 against Ducks
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Chicago tops Anaheim 5-2 in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to force a Game 7 on Saturday. Duncan Keith had three assists in the decisive win.

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The 2014-15 NBA Finals on ABC
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  • Game 1: Cavs at Warriors (Thurs. June 4, 9 p.m. ET)
  • Game 2: Cavs at Warriors (Sun. June 7, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Game 3: Warriors at Cavs (Tues. June 9, 9 p.m. ET)
  • Game 4: Warriors at Cavs (June 11, 9 p.m. ET)
  • Game 5*: Cavs at Warriors (June 14, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Game 6*: Warriors at Cavs (June 16, 9 p.m. ET)
  • Game 7*: Cavs at Warriors (June 19, 9 p.m. ET)
    • * If necessary

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Scherzer, Nats blank Cubs
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Max Scherzer struck out 13 over seven innings and Bryce Harper homered yet again, his 18th of the season, leading the Nationals past the Cubs 3-0.

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#PitinoGame: Hasta la vista, Houston

Houston mounted an epic comeback to make it to the conference finals, but "heart of a champion" isn't walking through that door.

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First-time MVP in the Finals
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Stephen Curry and LeBron James will meet in the NBA Finals, just the 6th time a first-time MVP reached the NBA Finals in the same season as winning MVP against a multiple-time MVP. It hasn't happened since Karl Malone won MVP honors in 1997 before facing Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals.

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Final: Warriors 104, Rockets 90
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It wasn't the usual suspects, but the Warriors got it done. Harrison Barnes dropped in 24 points and Festus Ezeli added 12 points and 9 rebounds as Golden State eliminates Houston from the NBA playoffs. Box score

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Thompson takes flying knee to head
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Klay Thompson pump-faked a 3-pointer and got Trevor Ariza in the air, inadvertently getting kneed in the head in the process. Thompson went to the locker room but later returned to the game with an ear laceration.

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Black Falcon soars over Rockets

Harrison Barnes erupted for 13 points in the fourth quarter, perfectly encapsulated in this play as he flushes one down on Houston.

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Iguodala leveled on Howard screen

Andre Iguodala just got hit by a high Dwight Howard elbow screen and hit the floor clutching his left shoulder as the Warriors lead by 12 late in the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Blackhawks, Ducks set for Game 7
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Barry Melrose breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals and picks the Blackhawks to win Game 7 and advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

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Brewer trying to keep Rockets alive
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Corey Brewer has scored the Rockets' last 6 points before assisting on a Dwight Howard slam to bring Houston back within 9 late in the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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