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Thunder's Steven Adams apologizes for 'monkeys' comment

Steven Adams, Harrison Barnes

Oklahoma City center Steven Adams understands that he has to live with the fallout of using a derogatory term to describe Golden State's guards.

Adams apologized again Tuesday for describing them as "quick little monkeys" in a televised on-court interview after Oklahoma City's 108-102 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference final on Monday night.

"I've already apologized for it," Adams said. "I can't apologize enough through another apology. I'm just trying to focus on the playoffs now and kind of just move forward. Obviously it was a mistake but yeah, I've just got to live with the consequences. I know now."

Adams, from New Zealand,...