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That and more in today’s links.

WNBA: Finals-Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday, everyone. Here are today’s links.

ICYMI from Fear the Sword: Jae Crowder is going to start, Derrick Rose sort of explains why he doesn’t shoot threes, Tyronn Lue says the Cavs will follow the NBA’s new rest policy and LeBron James won’t play in tonight’s Wine and Gold scrimmage.

If you’re getting a craving for basketball, I’d recommend tuning in for the Lynx-Sparks WNBA Finals. SB Nation’s Whitney Medworth explains here why this rivalry is so amazing. Game 5 is Wednesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

SB Nation’s Tim Cato obtained the NBA’s anthem memo, which can read in full here.

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim profiled Gordon Hayward and his other love: tennis.

Also at SI, Mavericks guard JJ Barea tells Chris Ballard about he’s trying to help his native Puerto Rice.

Lastly, Bleacher Report’s Natalie Weiner has an awesome story about how viral dunkers can revolutionize women’s basketball. .