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Hawks Coach: Carroll’s status vs. Cavs a game-time decision

Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll warms up before the first half in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Atlanta. Carroll was injured in Game 1 but will start tonight. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.

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Cavs’ Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2

In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) grimaces during the first half of Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago. Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday, May 22, 2015,  before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving missed Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night after he had his ailing left knee examined by Dr. James Andrews.

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Houston star Harden’s unique game hard to stop _ and to like

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures after scoring against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter of Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals at the Toyota Center Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Houston.  (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle via AP ) Mandatory Credit

HOUSTON (AP) — Whether he’s stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.

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Isiah Thomas doesn’t reject idea of eventual return to NBA

New York Liberty president Isiah Thomas speaks during a news conference in Tarrytown, N.Y., Thursday, May 21, 2015. Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan has rehired Thomas - this time to run the WNBA's New York Liberty. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Isiah Thomas says he hasn’t spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February.

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Harden loses ball at end of Rockets’ 99-98 loss to Warriors

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, bottom, reacts after turning the ball over on the final play in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. The Warriors won 99-98. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Rockets couldn’t have scripted it any better.

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