NBA-Warriors cap comeback, KO Thunder in Game 7 (Reuters)

The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday to set up a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Championship. Stephen Curry hit five second-half 3-pointers and scored 36 points in all for Golden State, who will host the opener of the best-of-seven NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. The defending NBA champions, who rallied from a 3-1 series deficits, were down by 13 in the first half and eight early in the third quarter before gunning their way to a shot at becoming the NBA’s first repeat winner since Miami in 2012 and ’13.

NBA-Warriors cap comeback, KO Thunder in Game 7 (Reuters)

The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday to set up a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Championship. Stephen Curry hit five second-half 3-pointers and scored 36 points in all for Golden State, who will host the opener of the best-of-seven NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. The defending NBA champions, who rallied from a 3-1 series deficits, were down by 13 in the first half and eight early in the third quarter before gunning their way to a shot at becoming the NBA’s first repeat winner since Miami in 2012 and ’13.

All for one: LeBron, Cavs bonding on path toward NBA title (The Associated Press)

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. Underperforming despite a trio of superstars and one of the league’s deepest rosters, the Cavs were imploding before a late-night meeting in New York helped save their season. In the hours after a disappointing 104-95 loss to Brooklyn on March 25, the Cavs gathered in their Manhattan hotel and cleared the air.

Draymond Green DDT’d himself in another tangle with Steven Adams (Ball Don’t Lie)

After a series full of static , it just wouldn’t have been right for Game 7 of the 2016 Western Conference finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors to go down without featuring an incident involving Thunder center Steven Adams and Warriors power forward Draymond Green. [ Follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] With just under three minutes remaining in the second quarter on Monday night and the Thunder holding a 42-33 lead, Green and Adams once again tangled in the paint, this time fighting for rebounding position as a jumper by Oklahoma City superstar Kevin Durant traveled toward the basket. The shot splashed through, extending the Thunder lead to 11, but not before the two series-long combatants wound up on the deck, with Green seeming to take the worst of it: At first blush, it looked like the bruising Kiwi had somehow put the All-NBA Second Teamer in a headlock and dropped him to the hardwood with a maneuver that another long-haired, mustachioed, throwback-style prizefighter might have appreciated. Upon closer inspection, though, it appeared that Green — whose methods have come in for questioning at multiple points during this series — incited the incident by hooking Adams’ arm before running afoul of DJ Khaled’s golden rule : Adams lands on Draymond Green. pic.twitter.com/gU5X8r7eBA — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) May 31, 2016 @_MarcusD_ pic.twitter.com/JuL471Aye1 — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) May 31, 2016 After reviewing the play, referee Danny Crawford decided the most reasonable and fair resolution was to slap both Adams and Green with personal fouls, which seems a bit unfair to Adams (what was he supposed to do once Draymond hooked his arm?) and added a bit of insult to Green’s self-inflicted injury of getting dumped on his head for trying to trap Adams’ arm. I’d say this represented a fitting end to a Western Conference finals full of conflagration between the two … but, y’know, there’s still a whole second half left to play. More NBA coverage: – – – – – – – Dan Devine is an editor for Ball Don’t Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at devine@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YourManDevine Stay connected with Ball Don’t Lie on Twitter @YahooBDL , “Like” BDL on Facebook and follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr for year-round NBA talk, jokes and more.

NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)

According to ESPN.com, the two floor seats for Game 7 were sold on the Warriors’ resale site run by Ticketmaster for a total of $58,000. ESPN reported that the game has the second-highest list prices for an NBA Game 7 in the past five years at $960 per ticket. The only Game 7 to top Monday night’s matchup in Oakland at Oracle Arena was the 2013 NBA Finals Game 7 between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at $1,346 per ticket.

NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)

According to ESPN.com, the two floor seats for Game 7 were sold on the Warriors’ resale site run by Ticketmaster for a total of $58,000. ESPN reported that the game has the second-highest list prices for an NBA Game 7 in the past five years at $960 per ticket. The only Game 7 to top Monday night’s matchup in Oakland at Oracle Arena was the 2013 NBA Finals Game 7 between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at $1,346 per ticket.

All for one: LeBron, Cavs bonding on path toward NBA title (The Associated Press)

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. Underperforming despite a trio of superstars and one of the league’s deepest rosters, the Cavs were imploding before a late-night meeting in New York helped save their season. In the hours after a disappointing 104-95 loss to Brooklyn on March 25, the Cavs gathered in their Manhattan hotel and cleared the air.

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