Good morning, it's a nice day for a Game 2

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All the NBA Finals and other basketball links you need.

Good morning. Let's basketball.

JUEGO DOS: 8 p.m. ET on ABC. San Antonio leads 1-0. The A/C is purportedly fixed at the AT&T Center.

CRAMPIN' HIS STYLE: Paul Flannery proves that no one actually involved in the Finals -- Spurs or Heatians alike -- actually has any issue with LeBron's late exit on Thursday. It turns out athletes understand the vagaries of unhealth!

Our friends at explained the science of cramps.

Eddie Maisonet talks about the old dudes in the Finals and the power of "old man game."

More evidence Gregg Popovich is a total mensch, starting Patty Mills and Mabo Day, an important anniversary for Australia (particularly Indigenous Australians like Mills).

Couper Moorhead on how San Antonio defended LeBron and Wade.

EUROCAMP: My old pal Brett Pollakoff reports from Day 1 of adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, which is basically international prospects' NBA combine. Unfortunately, the top three international guys in the 2014 draft didn't participate.

QUIN! SNYDER! It's actually happened: an NBA team has hired Quin Snyder as its head coach. The maligned former Missouri coach has been basically everywhere (D-Leauge, NBA and Russia) the last few years. SLC Dunk reacts.

'AN IMPRESSIVE SLAB OF CLAY': Tyler Lashbrook's excellent Noah Vonleh scouting report.

OH: "Jurgen Klinnsman does not have a beef with Kobe Bryant."

WELPVILLE: I linked to a New Republic column on sports journalism last week. Kevin Draper lit said column ablaze.

OH II: "Andray Blatche arrives in the Philippines and becomes an instant celebrity."

THE INK WELL: A fascinating piece on the fascinating man who tracks all of the NBA's tattoos.

FLIPPED: The brilliant Britt Robson on the Wolves under Flip Saunders.

Happy Sunday. See you next time.


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