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Happy long weekend everybody.

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I hope you all have excellent plans for the long weekend, by which I mean I hope you all have plenty of time on the couch scheduled.  Or whatever else floats your boat.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing without Kyrie Irving, dominated game two of the Eastern Conference Finals in Atlanta, and are now leading the series 2-0 as they head back to Cleveland.

LeBron James scored 30 points and was one assist shy of a triple double as he controlled the game and did a ton of playmaking in Irving's absence, while once again it was the three pointers that were the big difference. The Cavs shot 12-30 from deep (40%), while the Hawks were 6-26 (23%) and are now a combined 10-49 in the series. The Cavs are doing a great job rotating and closing out on defense and not letting the Hawks' shooters have good looks. It's a credit to David Blatt and the Cavs that they are doing this without two of their best players.

The third game of the Western Conference Finals is tonight at 8:00 pm CDT from Houston, where the Rockets will look to start digging out of a 2-0 hole. Both games in Oakland were competitive and featured late Rockets rallies that came up short; they need to turn that around tonight to get back into the series.

Darren Wolfson had some goodies over the last day or so: first a short piece on Royce White attempting to get back to the NBA--White is a local kid and working out with Chris Carr. Expect to see him at Summer League.

Rob Babcock, Calvin Booth, and Zarko Durisic have been on the West Coast scouting the big agent workouts for the Wolves.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Non-<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Twolves?src=hash">#Twolves</a> scout says Oubre and Kaminsky were the two best players at today&#39;s Duffy workout. Stanley Johnson was decent.</p>&mdash; Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) <a href="https://twitter.com/DWolfsonKSTP/status/601524543312699392">May 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Non-<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Twolves?src=hash">#Twolves</a> scout at this Excel Sports Management workout tonight says Rashad Vaughn real impressive. Former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Gopher?src=hash">#Gopher</a> Mo Walker there too.</p>&mdash; Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) <a href="https://twitter.com/DWolfsonKSTP/status/601586683864293376">May 22, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tentative plan is for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Twolves?src=hash">#Twolves</a> to have Rashad Vaughn, JP Tokoto, and Michael Frazier here for a workout on June 4. Shooters workout.</p>&mdash; Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) <a href="https://twitter.com/DWolfsonKSTP/status/601760265454006272">May 22, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Vaughn is the local kid who played at Findlay Prep and went to UNLV for a year, where he did a good job scoring, particularly from the perimeter. He's currently mocked by Dx late in the first round.

Have a great weekend.