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Bear witness to Steph Curry

Tom Haberstroh explains that the MVP single-handedly outpaces the Grizzlies in one key stat -- and it could very well decide the playoff series between the Grizzlies and Warriors.

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Another look at Paul's series-winner

The biggest basket of Chris Paul's career was pretty sweet. It's even cooler in super slow-mo.

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Willie Cauley-Stein: so, Trill

Former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein legally changed his name to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein. His mother, Marlene Stein, said he decided to change his middle name since he was making his last name official. She said that Trill is the "nickname his 'boys' call him."

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Steph Curry tears up talking family

The MVP on his father, Dell Curry: "Obviously, the most important thing is your family. Pops, you're the example of what a true professional is on and off the court. I remember a lot of your career, and to be able to follow in your footsteps, it means a lot to me. This is special."

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Draymond Green grills the MVP

The Warriors forward is happy his teammate won the MVP award and all, but he wants to know what gift ideas Curry has in mind for the other Warriors. Kobe gave out watches when he won; could Curry have other jewelry in mind?

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Get well soon, Mike

Andrew Sharp says he's going to avoid the Grizzlies-Warriors series until Mike Conley comes back and even writes a get-well card. "I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s sad and it’s true, Without perimeter scoring, your buddies are screwed." Grantland's NBA Shootaround

Mike Conley provides an update

The Grizzlies PG participated in practice today and did some extra work after the session. Asked if he'd play in Game 2, he told reporters, "I believe I will." Nothing official, but there's hope for Memphis.

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Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Bulls look and sound as locked in before a game as they've been all year. Let's see if that translates to the floor once the game starts.

Silver: Resting players unique problem

Adam Silver on Spurs coach Gregg Popovich resting starters: "He's doing it to get his players more rest. So we're focusing on the schedule to try to get rid of more back-to-backs and four games in five nights. ... It's very different to legislate to [coaches] a minimum number of minutes."

Adam Silver talks tanking, playoffs

On Pardon the Interruption, the NBA commish said that while he's not ready to seed the playoffs 1-16, divisions have "probably outlived their usefulness." On the extreme tanking of the 76ers, Silver admitted, "It's not great basketball to watch, but I don't have an easy solution to it."

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Lakers assistant coach Thomas Scott has been chosen as an assistant coach by the NBA for its Basketball w/out Borders in Asia this summer