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The Thunder have traded forward Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the newly drafted Domantas Sabonis, perhaps tweaking the roster to appeal to soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant.

Ibaka has been one of the league's top defenders, but his offensive production has dipped. He averaged career highs of 15.1 points and 8.8 rebounds in 2013-14, but those numbers fell to 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds last season.

Oladipo fills Oklahoma City's need for a two-way shooting guard. He averaged 16 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists last season.

The celebrations in Cleveland started Sunday night, and the elation is still going strong.

The city is rejoicing at the end of a 52-year drought without a single major sports championship. LeBron James and the Cavaliers, of course, took home the NBA title on Sunday.

Crowds spontaneously gathered in the streets after the big win. More hordes of people met the Cavs when they arrived from California by plane. And on Wednesday, the city held a midday parade — one that people started gathering for on Tuesday.

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Surrounded by his teammates just a few steps off the airplane, LeBron James hoisted the NBA championship trophy and bellowed out a happy roar to a crowd of 20,000 screaming fans. J.R. Smith appeared to have lost his shirt somewhere during Sunday night's celebrations. Kevin Love was sporting a giant professional wrestling belt. And the party in Cleveland is just getting started.

June 19, 2016, is a day I'll remember for the rest of my life.

Father's Day. The last class of my daughter's first swim lessons. The day history changed forever, especially for those of us from Cleveland.

For the first time, the Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA champions. The Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 to win the title. It's the city's first major sports championship since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964.

"We made history tonight," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

The Golden State Warriors had the lowest-scoring quarter of their record-setting season Thursday night, and the Cleveland Cavaliers carried the resulting 20-point lead through the rest of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, winning 115-101.

The two teams will play again Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET with the title on the line, broadcast from Oakland, Calif., on ABC.

Even with their best defensive player Draymond Green suspended, the Golden State Warriors were in a close fight with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night in Oakland. It felt like the sort of game where one late run from guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson could settle Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and the entire series.

Then big Andrew Bogut toppled.

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Brooks Thompson, a first-round NBA draft pick and former Texas-San Antonio men's basketball coach, has died.

A UTSA statement announced Thompson died Thursday. He was 45. Sports information spokesman Jordan Korphage said Friday that Thompson died in San Antonio. Korphage says Thompson had been ill in recent months. No cause of death was immediately released.

Orlando in 1994 made Thompson the 27th pick in the draft. He also played for Utah, Denver, Phoenix and New York during four seasons in the NBA.

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