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Adande: Warriors win but have more to learn

Steve Kerr is trying to impress upon his inexperienced Warriors just how hard the playoffs can be, without them actually proving it by adding to the degree of difficulty.

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Advantage Curry (0:37)
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Jimmy Butler Joins SportsNation (1:13)
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Will the Derrick Rose of old return?

Derrick Rose is optimistic about his health after playing throughout this past postseason and says he's ready to push his body harder than ever.

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Stephen Curry's slam shot (1:15)

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Behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Lottery (1:49)

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The Hawks can play a lot better (6:21)

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Harden's great game wasn't enough

Stephen Curry was great last night -- and he was outplayed by James Harden. To get to the NBA Finals, the Rockets now must beat the Warriors four times in five games -- something that hasn't been done vs. Golden State all season.

How the Hawks can handle J.R. Smith

Kevin Arnovitz told SportsCenter that Atlanta's defense did its job; it wasn't their fault Smith made his shots: "They're unlikely to switch up their strategy, they just have to hope for a better outcome."

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SportsCenter Not Top 10

Happy birthday, Novak Djokovic. Your gift? An appearance on this week's worst plays.

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Sport Science: Steph Curry's shot

The Warriors star has one of the quickest releases Sport Science has analyzed -- ever.

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LeBron James: Road warrior

LeBron James' teams have won a road game in 21 straight series, second only to Michael Jordan (24). “I like playing on the road more than home ... To be able to silence the road crowd is the ultimate for me.” Road sweet road

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Warriors one of the best ever

One simple rating system ranks this year's Warriors team as the 4th-best in NBA history. There's a familiar face at the top of the list. 538: Jordan's Bulls dominate

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Kerr shining in playoff coaching debut

Steve Kerr is off to a 10-2 start in his NBA playoff coaching career, which is 1 shy of the best start ever by a coach in his first dozen playoff games. The only coach with a better start was Pat Riley, who was 11-1 in 1982 with the Lakers. The Lakers would go on to win the NBA title. (via Elias)

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What's Kaminsky's NBA future?

An NBA scout says Frank Kaminsky “might get killed on D” in the NBA. His response? "Doubt it! When elite opponents match up against me, how do they fare?" Picking apart his game

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No one has ever hit 3's like Curry

Stephen Curry is the first player in NBA history to make at least five 3-pointers in four straight playoff games. More from Elias Sports Bureau

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Steph Curry so good, dad couldn't watch

Dell Curry told SI about the time his son dropped 63 points in a middle school game: "All these people were coming in to see what was going on, and there was so much commotion, it seemed like he was never going to stop. ... I had to get out of there. I felt bad for the other team. I couldn't watch what he was doing to those kids."

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Breaking down the Rockets' final play

Antonio Davis isn't blaming James Harden's decision-making on the final play of Game 2: "In the flow of the game, I don't know if there was a time that he could have called a timeout. ... I'm okay with this play in a lot of different ways."

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Warriors still learning how to be champs

The Warriors won last night despite turning it over 17 times and scoring just 3 points in the final 2:24. Coach Steve Kerr: "I think sometimes our group competes so hard that the distinction between making the simple play and playing as hard as you can gets blurred." Adande: A lot to learn

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Should DeMarre Carroll play on bad knee?

Brian Windhorst said the Hawks forward shouldn't risk further injury in Game 2 while on the verge of a big contract: "Now he’s in a situation where his knee is weakened ... and I just don’t know if it’s responsible for him and his family to try to go in this situation." (via Mike & Mike)