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Warriors overcome Harden's 38, lead 2-0

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips - and then he didn't.

Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp.

Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular duel between the NBA MVP and runner-up, and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

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No damage for Hawks' Carroll, may play

ATLANTA (AP) An MRI on DeMarre Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night's Game 2 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals, Carroll's agent said Thursday.

Mark Bartelstein told The Associated Press that Carroll has only a knee sprain and "maybe a little" bone bruise. The Hawks confirmed the MRI showed only a knee sprain and said Carroll would be listed as questionable.

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Curry, James unanimous All-NBA picks

NEW YORK (AP) Golden State's Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team.

New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Memphis center Marc Gasol joined Curry as newcomers on the team. Houston's James Harden rounded it out with his second straight selection.

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Pelicans interview Warriors asst. Gentry

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job.

Kerr's comments came before the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. He said Gentry met with Pelicans officials earlier this week, but the interview process hasn't taken Gentry away from his current coaching duties with the Warriors.

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Cavs, Hawks banged up ahead of Game 2

ATLANTA (AP) While the Atlanta Hawks try to figure out who will guard LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are just grateful the four-time MVP is still standing.

It's understandable. This series could turn into a war of attrition - and they've only played one game.

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Celtics owner to lead Boston Olympic bid

BOSTON (AP) The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games.

Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. The managing director of Bain Capital and formerly a vice chairman of the bid, he will replace construction magnate John Fish, the point man through a domestic competition in which Boston was selected by the USOC as the American bid city.

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Leonard, 2 Clips on All-Defensive team

NEW YORK (AP) Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio was the leading vote-getter for the NBA's All-Defensive first team, where he was joined by Los Angeles Clippers teammates Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan.

Leonard received 116 first-team votes and 242 points Wednesday from a panel of 129 writers and broadcasters in the U.S. and Canada. Golden State's Draymond Green was second with 229 points and 107 first-team votes.

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Curry upset with $5,000 fine for flop

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he disagreed with the NBA's decision to fine him $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

The league said Wednesday that the NBA MVP exaggerated contact after his 3-pointer with 3:07 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 110-106 victory on Tuesday night. Curry made the shot and fell to the court after getting bumped by defender Terrence Jones. The shot gave Golden State a 106-97 lead.

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Bucks staying with slow, steady approach

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks plan to stick with a slow and steady approach to constructing a consistently successful team.

It doesn't appear as if an unexpected push for the playoffs this year is going to accelerate the rebuilding process.

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Wolves get No. 1 pick, Lakers pick 2nd

NEW YORK (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.

And when they finally ended years of lottery futility, it came from the spot where nobody had been winning.

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Michael Irving with Dale …

Michael Irving with Dale and Holley

We check in with the playmaker, the great number 88 Michael Irvin for his unique take on deflategate, the Patriots and the NFL.

Ben Volin, Boston Globe, joins NFL Sunday to provide his take on Deflategate 5-17-15

Ben Volin has been a must-read on the Pats and Deflategate despite him ruffling the feathers of many Pats fans and he joins NFL Sunday to discuss the latest. He talks about the owners' meetings and what he expects to unfold this week as well as the showdown between Goodell and Kraft.

NFL Sunday with Dickerson and Price - More reaction on Deflategate and Ted Wells 5-17-15

The guys provide more thoughts on the latest on Deflategate and get callers' reaction.

Dickerson and Tomase disc…

Dickerson and Tomase discuss the Celtics and their upcoming playoff series against the Cavs 4-19-15

Greg Dickerson and John Tomase discuss the amazing season for the Celts and if they have any chance against Lebron and the Cleveland Cavs in a seven game series. If they do, HOW ... how do they get it done?

Brian Scalabrine: I am the biggest Marcus Smart fan. 4-2-15

Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrine joins the guys to talk about the Celtics playoff push, the development of Marcus Smart and James Young, and the prospect of Brad Stevens leaving the Celtics for a college job.

We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push, 3-25-15

Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.

Sox Manager John Farrell …

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton speak to Red Sox Manager John Farrell live from Fenway Park for our weekly visit.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 05-16-15

Joe & Dave talked to the rookie Sox catcher, who knocked in the go-ahead run against Felix Hernandez.

Shane Victorino Player of the Game Interview 05-14-15

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino fater the Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 and saw some great defense from Shane as well as a solo HR from him.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

Manish Mehta on Darrelle …

Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis' comments 5-21-15

Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis's comments about the Patriots cheating.

Ben Cherington on Red Sox struggles 5-21-15

The Sox GM joined the show to give his thoughts on the team being 2 games under 500 at the 40 game mark.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Letterman's final show 5-21-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Andy Brickley on new Brui…

Andy Brickley on new Bruins GM Don Sweeney. 5-21-15

NESN Color Commentator joins the guys to discuss what Don Sweeney will do as the new General Manager of the Bruins. What is the fate of coach Claude Julien?

Three For All - Has Letterman ever been funny? 5-21-15

The Letterman final show and Chris Mad Dog Russo still hasn't read the Wells Report

The Cult of Tom Brady. 5-21-15

Gary Tanguay went on Philly Sports Radio and said Patriots fans would applaud if Brady started clubbing seals. The guys discuss the intensity of the region's love for Tom Terrific.

Don Sweeney: I want to ha…

Don Sweeney: I want to have a philosophical alignment with the team's coach

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

As deflategate winds down, Patriots fans left with bitter taste towards all things NFL

Dale, Michael and Jerry continue to discuss and take reaction to deflategate, with the latest wrinkles coming from the NFL social media department taking shots at the organization even after Robert Kraft capitulated to his team's punishment.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 05-21-15

We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound you may have missed.

Planet Mikey Show - Where…

Planet Mikey Show - Where's Your Proof, Morons?

Mikey Adams is joined by Chris Villani as they take calls on the Friday night Two Minute Drill and discuss the ongoing DeflateGate saga with the New England Patriots and Roger Goodell's role in hearing the Tom Brady appeal.

05-12-15 Planet Mikey Seg. 2

Continued conversation on deflate-gate and the aftermath of the Brady suspension and sanctions passed down to the Patriots organization

05-12-15 Planet Mikey Seg. 1

Deflate-gate is still the hot topic, still gaining personal insight and what could come next

SoccerCast - Jermaine Jon…

SoccerCast - Jermaine Jones Cant Play CB; Transfer Rumors

Ben, Russ, and Alex recap the Revs loss to Sporting KC and discuss what the Revs need moving forward. Also discussed is the FFP and how it will affect the transfer window.

D&C's Breaking Balls: Dino is back from rehab 5-18-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Dino's rehab experience.

Across The Board - 140th Preakness Preview

Mike Mutnansky preview the 140th Preakness Stakes with Matt Bernier of the Daily Racing Form and Dick Jerardi of Wpressbet.com.

Mike Florio on Robert Kra…

Mike Florio on Robert Kraft 5-20-15

Mike Florio joins Dino. Gerry and Kirk to discuss Robert Kraft's relationship with Goodell.

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Robert Kraft throws in the towel 5-20-15

The guys discussed Kraft's press conference yesterday.

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Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis' comments 5-21-15

Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis's comments about the Patriots cheating.

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Curt Schilling on the Sox…

Curt Schilling on the Sox 5-20-15

Curt joined us for his weekly visit.

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Patriots lay down their a…

Patriots lay down their arms to NFL as Kraft capitulates: complete response and reaction

Dale, Michael and Jerry bring you complete coverage of Robert Kraft's capitulation, and fan reaction which generally less than pleased with the Patriots latest action.

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