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Warriors shut down LeBron, rout Cavaliers to even series

Jun 12, 2015

Warriors shut down LeBron, rout Cavaliers to even series

Golden State held LeBron James scoreless in the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 103-82 win at Cleveland on Thursday to tie the NBA Finals at 2-2. Andre Iguodala scored 22 points in a surprise start, league MVP Stephen Curry also had 22, ...

Jun 11, 2015

Nike lands NBA's uniform contract

The NBA says Nike will become the league’s official uniform provider beginning with the 2017-18 season. The league announced Wednesday it had agreed on an eight-year deal with Nike, which will become the first apparel partner to have its logo appear on NBA uniforms. ...

Cavs guard Dellavedova out of hospital, ready for Game 4

Jun 11, 2015

Cavs guard Dellavedova out of hospital, ready for Game 4

Matthew Dellavedova walked into the interview room double-fisted — with two cups of water. After being hospitalized with dehydration after exhausting himself during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the hustling guard was upright — a good sign for the Cavaliers. Dellavedova was released ...

Cavs survive Warriors rally to win Game 3

Jun 10, 2015

Cavs survive Warriors rally to win Game 3

LeBron James is doing more than ever. With the Cavaliers missing two All-Stars, he has no choice. “I’m so outside the box right now,” he said. And two wins from a championship — one like no other. Pushed by a crowd howling to see ...

LeBron, Cavaliers try to recover after epic Game 2 victory

Jun 9, 2015

LeBron, Cavaliers try to recover after epic Game 2 victory

Once LeBron James tied up the NBA Finals with another one of his virtuoso postseason performances, his legs were in knots. He needed ice, treatment and rest. He wasn’t the only one. After a pair of entertaining, exhausting, drama-filled overtime games at Golden State, ...

LeBron carries Cavaliers past Warriors in Game 2

Jun 8, 2015

LeBron carries Cavaliers past Warriors in Game 2

The Big Three has faded. The Terrific Two is gone. And the Cleveland Cavaliers are still heading home with the NBA Finals knotted up at a game apiece. All thanks to the Chosen One. LeBron James turned in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova ...

Announcer Breen's love of game carried him to top of profession

Jun 7, 2015

Announcer Breen's love of game carried him to top of profession

Mike Breen recalls the riveting Game 7s, still marvels at some memorable performances. It’s a lot of NBA Finals basketball to think about — more than anyone else who has sat in his center court seat. While Stephen Curry and LeBron James are squaring ...

Injured Irving out for rest of NBA Finals

Jun 6, 2015

Injured Irving out for rest of NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that rules him out of the rest of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers said Friday that an MRI exam at Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic revealed the injury and that Irving’s ...

Warriors get by Cavaliers in OT thriller

Jun 5, 2015

Warriors get by Cavaliers in OT thriller

After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State ...

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

Jun 4, 2015

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

LeBron James will do more than just make a lot of people in Cleveland happy if he can find a way to lead the Cavaliers over Golden State in the NBA Finals. He’ll also make a lot of people a pretty good return on ...

Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Jun 3, 2015

Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up. The long-rumored pairing of Hoiberg and the Chicago Bulls became official on Tuesday when ...