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Warriors Beat the Suns in Offensive Shoot-Out

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The Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 133-120 in a warped offensive explosion that left everyone other than Warriors defensive guru Ron Adams feeling entertained.

For the most part, the Warriors played badly on defense — until the moment they needed to deliver an inflection point. With Stephen Curry scoring 30 points, Klay Thompson also claiming 30 (24 in the second half) and Kevin Durant notching 29, defense can be optional. “You’re going to have games like that, where it’s just going to be a slugfest,” Durant said after the game. “Trade baskets at one point. They went on a couple runs. There’s going to be times where you’re going to try and come out and maybe try to outscore teams.”

Source: Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN

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Sources: ‘Less likely than likely’ Chris Paul Plays Game 7

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On the chances of a Chris Paul comeback with right hamstring injury for Game 7, source tells ESPN: “Less likely than likely, but working every angle to try.”

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Steve Kerr: Warriors Operating like Andre Iguodala Out for Game 7

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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala sat out Game 6 of the Western Conference finals over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night in Oakland, California, and his ability to suit up for Game 7 on Monday is in doubt, as well.

Speaking after the Warriors’ 115-86 win, coach Steve Kerr cast doubt on whether the veteran forward will play in the decisive Game 7 in Houston.

“We’re operating under the assumption that he will not play, but he is literally day-to-day,” Kerr said. “It’s a bone bruise, there’s not sort of a timetable, it’s more just up to the individual and how he’s feeling, and we don’t really know. So we’ll just keep taking it day by day and see what happens.”

Source: ESPN

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Report: Kevin Love Out Game 7 after Entering Concussion Protocol

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Kevin Love will not play in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decisive Game 7 on Sunday against the Boston Celtics, as the All-Star forward has been placed in the concussion protocol.

The Cavaliers announced that Love is experiencing concussion-like symptoms after his collision with the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum in the first quarter of Friday’s game.

Just before the team’s announcement, confusion had reigned over Love’s status. Coach Tyronn Lue initially stated during a conference call that Love was in the concussion protocol. He then backtracked after further questioning to say that Love was still being evaluated and that he didn’t know about the protocol process or whether Love would go into it.

Source: ESPN

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