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Curry's 36 lift Warriors back to Finals

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more.

A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long list of accomplishments.

Splash Brothers Curry and Klay Thompson carried the 73-win Warriors right back to the NBA Finals, as Golden State rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 on Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

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Durant future a mystery as OKC collapses

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) As Stephen Curry dribbled out the clock in a raucous Oracle Arena, Kevin Durant could only stand and watch.

The Golden State Warriors are heading back to the NBA Finals, while Durant's future in Oklahoma City is much less certain.

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Gasol may skip Olympics due to Zika

MADRID (AP) Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.

The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should "think about" whether it's worth the risk.

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Rematch set as Cavs, Warriors meet again

(AP) -- The Golden State Warriors' historic season goes on, with just one left team to beat.

It's the same one they faced in last year's NBA Finals.

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In-flight meeting spurs Warriors' rally

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A heart-to-heart was in order.

As the Golden State Warriors made the long, frustrating flight home from Oklahoma City last week suddenly facing elimination, Draymond Green gathered with a few fellow starters at a table in the front of the plane to discuss how to get the defending champions back to winning - and fast.

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Cavs united since late March meeting

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) As they jumped around the locker room dousing each other with ice water and howling after earning their second straight trip to the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers were one.

No out-of-control egos. No division. No squabbling. These were basketball brothers bonded by a common goal, ready to take on the world.

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Agent: Dejean-Jones in 'wrong place'

DALLAS (AP) Bryce Dejean-Jones had a bright future in the NBA, the league commissioner said following the death of the New Orleans Pelicans guard who was shot after kicking down the door of what he mistakenly thought was his girlfriend's apartment in Dallas.

The death of the promising 23-year-old player rattled the league over the long weekend and raised questions about what led up to the shooting.

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Free agent-to-be DeRozan wants to stay

TORONTO (AP) For a guy about to hit free agency for the first time, DeMar DeRozan doesn't sound as if he's looking for a change of scenery.

A day after the deepest playoff run in Toronto Raptors history ended in a Game 6 loss that sent LeBron James and Cleveland to the NBA Finals, DeRozan spoke glowingly about the growth he's witnessed with the only NBA team he's played for.

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Antetokounmpo, Porzingis play in Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) NBA stars Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks battled it out in Athens in a game of streetball Sunday, watched by a crowd of 5,000.

Played in an open court in Greece's largest public high school, the "Antetokounbros Streetball Event" ended 123-123. No overtime was played.

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Grizzlies announce Fizdale as coach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Grizzlies have hired another first-time head coach, and general manager Chris Wallace thinks David Fizdale's resume working with the Miami Heat has him primed to continue Memphis' recent success

Memphis announced Sunday that Fizdale has been hired as the Grizzlies new coach and will introduce him at a news conference Tuesday.

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