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Kris Humphries states his case for bigger role

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kris Humphries didn’t want to end his night on roller skates, yet there he was, one-on-one with Stephen Curry, who had the ball in his hands and full control of the Celtics’ fate.

The Warriors’ final play in their 99-97 win over the Celtics on Friday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., had so many layers. Celtics coach Brad Stevens coached a masterful game, including fouling with the Celtics trailing by 1 point and 20.2 seconds left, despite there being a four-second difference between the shot clock and game clock.

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