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Fri May 2717:40Warriors, Thunder both face must-win situationStephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
Kevin DurantSFThunderThe Schellackers
Russell WestbrookPGThunderBuchanalia
Saturday's Game 6 of the Western Conference finals has the feel of a must-win game for both teams.For the Golden State Warriors, who staved off elimination by winning Game 5 at home on Thursday, Saturday's game in Oklahoma City is literally a must-win contest, because they trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. A loss would put a major stain on their record-breaking season in which they went 73-9 during the regular season.But the Oklahoma City Thunder also must consider Saturday's game pivotal because they don't want to face the Warriors in a decisive Game 7 in Oakland on Monday. The Thunder did take Game 1 in Oakland, but the Warriors lost only two games at home during the regular season, and are 8-1 at home in the postseason.Meanwhile, the Thunder have blown out the Warriors in the two games in Oklahoma City, winning by margins of 28 and 24 points."Oh, we know we're going back home," Durant said after scoring 40 points, one shy of his career playoff high, in Thursday's loss. "But we ... [More]
Fri May 2701:43PG Stephen Curry made All-NBA first teamStephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
PG Stephen Curry made the All-NBA first team. Golden State also placed PF Draymond Green on the second team and SG Klay Thompson on the third team.
Fri May 2701:43PG Russell WestbrookRussell WestbrookPGThunderBuchanalia
PG Russell Westbrook. made the All-NBA first team. Oklahoma City also was represented on the second team by SF Kevin Durant.
Fri May 2701:43G Russell Westbrook had 31 points to go with seven rebounds and ...Russell WestbrookPGThunderBuchanalia
G Russell Westbrook had 31 points to go with seven rebounds and a team-high eight assists Thursday in the Thunder's Game 5 loss at Golden State. Earlier in the day, he was selected to the All-NBA first team.
Fri May 2701:43F Andre Iguodala finished with eight points and team-high eight ...Andre IguodalaSG76ersDef Fresh Flow
F Andre Iguodala finished with eight points and a team-high eight assists off the bench for the Warriors in a Game 5 win over the Thunder.
Fri May 2701:43SF Kevin Durant entered Thursday having scored at least 25 point...Kevin DurantSFThunderThe Schellackers
SF Kevin Durant entered Thursday having scored at least 25 points in nine consecutive potential series-clinchers, becoming the first since Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan to record a streak that long.Durant made the All-NBA second team.
Fri May 2701:43C Marreese Speights' 14 points helped Warriors outscore Thunder ...Marreese SpeightsC76ersFree Agent
C Marreese Speights' 14 points helped the Warriors outscore the Thunder 30-13 off the bench in Game 5 on Thursday.
Fri May 2701:43C Andrew Bogut saved best game of postseason for when Warriors n...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
C Andrew Bogut saved his best game of the postseason for when the Warriors needed it most Thursday night, contributing 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds to Golden State's season-saving win. Often in foul trouble and restricted to an average of 14 minutes per night in the first four games of the series, Bogut was able to stay on the court for 30 minutes in his difference-making performance, during which he also blocked two shots and had two steals.
Fri May 2701:43F Kevin Durant scored 40 points on 12-31 shooting Thursday in Th...Kevin DurantSFThunderThe Schellackers
F Kevin Durant scored 40 points on 12-for-31 shooting Thursday in the Thunder's Game 5 loss at Golden State.Earlier in the day, he was selected to the All-NBA second team.
Fri May 2701:43G Stephen Curry poured in 31 points, going 10-10 from free-throw...Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
G Stephen Curry poured in 31 points, going 10-for-10 from the free-throw line, as the Warriors topped the Thunder in Game 5 on Thursday.Earlier in the day, he was selected to the All-NBA first team.
Thu May 2601:22G Stephen Curry wanted any blame for Golden State's 3-1 deficit ...Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
G Stephen Curry wanted any blame for Golden State's 3-1 deficit funneled to him after the Thunder rolled to a 118-94 rout of the Warriors on Tuesday night. "We've got to believe in ourselves. There's obviously frustration," said Curry, who is averaging more than 30 points per game in the series but missed nine of his first 10 shots in Game 4. "It's a terrible feeling once again not stepping up and being ourselves and playing our game. ... This isn't how we're going to go out."
Thu May 2601:22F LeBron James had 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds, an...LeBron JamesSFHeatBuchanalia
F LeBron James had 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and the Cavaliers dismantled the Raptors in a 116-78 win Wednesday that gives Cleveland an emphatic 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Thu May 2601:22G Kyle Lowry shot 1-4 from 3-point range on night Raptors shot j...Kyle LowryPGRocketsDoppelganger
G Kyle Lowry shot 1-for-4 from 3-point range on a night the Raptors shot just 3-for-17 as a team in a Game 5 loss at Cleveland. Lowry finished with 13 points and six assists.
Thu May 2601:22F Kevin Love rebounded from two dreadful shooting games to score...Kevin LovePFTimberwolvesIavaronis
F Kevin Love rebounded from two dreadful shooting games to score a game-high 25 points in the Cavs' Game 5 rout of the Raptors. Love made his first six shots Wednesday and finished the night 8-for-10 from the floor, including 3-for-4 from the 3-point arc. He shot 5-for-23 during the two losses at Toronto, prompting Cavs coach Tyronn Lue and a handful of players to keep encouraging Love to shoot. "These guys told me, 'Always play better when you're aggressive,'" Love said. "That aggression more often than not pays off."
Wed May 2502:02PG Steph Curry once made 10 three-pointers in regular-season gam...Stephen CurryPGWarriorsIavaronis
PG Steph Curry once made 10 three-pointers in a regular-season game at Oklahoma City. In the past two playoff games at Chesapeake Energy Arena, he shot a combined 5-for-21 from behind the arc. Curry was held to 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting overall Tuesday.
Wed May 2502:02PG Russell Westbrook collected 36 points, 11 assists and 11 rebo...Russell WestbrookPGThunderBuchanalia
PG Russell Westbrook collected 36 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, leading the Thunder to a 3-1 series lead over the Warriors.He hit four of eight attempts from 3-point range.
Wed May 2502:02F Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting to go with 1...Kevin DurantSFThunderThe Schellackers
F Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting to go with 11 rebounds in the Thunder's Game 4 win over the Warriors.
Tue May 2402:35G Dahntay Jones did not play in Game 4 because he serving one-ga...Dahntay JonesSGPacersFree Agent
G Dahntay Jones did not play in Game 4 because he was serving a one-game suspension for his hit to the groin of Raptors C Bismack Biyombo at the end of Game 3, which Toronto won 99-84. Jones said it was unintentional.
Tue May 2402:35F LeBron James led Cleveland with 29 points and grabbed nine reb...LeBron JamesSFHeatBuchanalia
F LeBron James led Cleveland with 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a Game 4 loss at Toronto on Monday.
Tue May 2402:35F Channing Frye scored 12 points off bench, going 4-8 on 3-point...Channing FryePF/CSunsBuchanalia
F Channing Frye scored 12 points off the bench, going 4-for-8 on 3-point attempts, in the Cavs' Game 4 loss at Toronto on Monday.
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