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The Rush: Warriors stop Mavs, head to first NBA Finals since 2019

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Klay Thompson dropped 32 points in the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Mavericks en route to Golden State’s first trip to the NBA Finals since 2019. The Pelicans have cleared Zion Williamson to play and we’ve got details—and theories—about Colin Kaepernick’s workout with the Las Vegas Raiders.

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- In Game 3, it goes from Kleber down to Luka. Hooks it inside. Deflected by the leaping Poole. Curry, wide-open 3, Thompson.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

JARED QUAY: The Warriors are Golden once again.

- Thompson firing. It's another 3!

JARED QUAY: It only took Golden State 5 games to squash the Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals, for a chance to play for a championship. It will be the Warriors first time in the NBA Finals since 2019, when all hell broke loose against the Raptors, with Klay and KD suffering major injuries. Either the Celtics are the heat will face the Warriors in the Finals next week. So what do you think Golden State's chances are this time around?

LARRY DAVID: Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

JARED QUAY: There's good news for the New Orleans Pelicans fans, as the team announced Zion Williamson is back on his feet and cleared to play.

- Hallelujah.

JARED QUAY: I want to get excited. But three seasons after being selected as the number-one overall draft pick, Zion's only playing 85 NBA games. Total.

Dude missed all last season with the pinky toe injury. Did you know a pinky toe could do all that? As happy as I'd be to see Zion back on the court, there's someone else I cannot wait to watch.

Some details have emerged from Colin Kaepernick's trial with the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday. And they sound promising to me. Word on the street is that Kaep spent 5 hours with the team. Doing drills, meeting with coaches, and executives.

Yeah. Oh, I got this job here at "The Rush" after a 10-minute interview with Travis Kelce, and some schmoozing with the Super Bowl crew. So spending 5 hours together got to be a really good sign, right? I mean, unless they were asking yo, what kind of protests are you going to do, man?

What kind of ideas you got? Because you're probably not going to do the same thing you was doing. We're going to play good football and do protests.

And lower the rents, in the housing market. That's what I'm protesting. Turn these prices down so I can buy a house in LA.