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Sports With Littlefield: The Expectations-Defying NBA Playoffs07:20
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Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors, the most successful regular season team in NBA history, are on the verge of being eliminated from the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors, the most successful regular season team in NBA history, are on the verge of being eliminated from the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
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A few months ago, the NBA postseason looked like a foregone conclusion. Now, with the Golden State Warriors staring down an early exit from the semifinal round at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Cleveland Cavaliers tied with the Toronto Raptors, that narrative is getting more complicated.

Also today: more NFL news, and the latest from the Red Sox.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game. He tweets at @OnlyAGameNPR.

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Bleacher Report: OKC Thunder Have Officially Flipped The Script On Warriors' Entire Season

  • "The Golden State Warriors have been the NBA's most compelling story for two years, fueled by historical statistics, transcendent moments and utterly thorough success. The Oklahoma City Thunder don't care. After their 118-94 win Tuesday gave them a commanding 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the Thunder are turning the page on that two-season narrative. Extend the metaphor and call it a new chapter if you like. Or maybe term it a paradigm shift."

The Boston Globe: Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee Tosses Cap Into Vermont Governor’s Race

  • "Known for his zany antics on and off the mound, Lee is among five candidates who have filed paperwork to run for the governor’s office so far. The Liberty Union party calls itself a 'nonviolent socialist party' and advocates for free universal health care, free child care, and an education system that is free 'from birth to death.'"

This segment aired on May 25, 2016.

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