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Cavs force decisive Game 7

Jun 17, 2016

Cavs force decisive Game 7

From the edge of elimination to the brink of history. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the NBA Finals to their limit. Game 7 is necessary. James scored 41 points, delivering another magnificent performance with no margin for error, Kyrie Irving added ...

LeBron focused on forcing Game 7

Jun 16, 2016

LeBron focused on forcing Game 7

LeBron James has watched “The Godfather” trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor — and revenge — soothe and motivate him. He can’t get enough. But while he’s not tired of the classic films, there’s a final ...

Warriors confident of winning second title

Jun 15, 2016

Warriors confident of winning second title

Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his face. This was misery for the Warriors and their fired-up fans, who made for the exits early during Monday’s 112-97 NBA ...

Irving, James help Cavaliers stay alive in NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2016

Irving, James help Cavaliers stay alive in NBA Finals

Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy, and dunks and 3-pointers so smooth. Kyrie Irving also completely had his way with the Warriors. King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions ...

NBA suspends Warriors star Green for Game 5

Jun 13, 2016

NBA suspends Warriors star Green for Game 5

Through all of the criticism and accusations of dirty play, Draymond Green vowed to keep pushing as hard as he possibly could to help deliver another championship to Golden State. That win-at-all-costs mentality has suddenly opened the door for LeBron James and the Cleveland ...

Jun 11, 2016

Westbrook, Harden to skip Rio Games

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard James Harden confirmed Friday they have joined the growing list of NBA stars who are backing out on playing for the two-time defending champion U.S. team at the Rio Olympics. Harden, this season’s second-leading ...

Splash Brothers dunk Cavaliers

Jun 11, 2016

Splash Brothers dunk Cavaliers

Stephen Curry got back to dropping deep shots, chomping on that mouthpiece and even barking at LeBron James. Not himself through the first three games of the NBA Finals, Curry arrived in Game 4 — just in time — and pushed the Golden State ...

LeBron, Irving power Cavs in blowout win over Warriors

Jun 9, 2016

LeBron, Irving power Cavs in blowout win over Warriors

Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet. He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers. James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes ...

Warriors, Cavs aware finals not done deal yet

Jun 8, 2016

Warriors, Cavs aware finals not done deal yet

Golden State has won the first two games of the NBA Finals, both of those wins coming by double figures and with a few dominant stretches of basketball in there. Strange as this sounds, that has the Warriors feeling a bit uneasy. The champions ...

NBA MVP Curry won't play for U.S. at Rio Olympics

Jun 7, 2016

NBA MVP Curry won't play for U.S. at Rio Olympics

Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA’s MVP. Curry said Monday in a statement that he has decided to pull out for “several factors — including recent ankle and knee injuries.” He didn’t say ...

Warriors thrash Cavs to take commanding finals lead

Jun 6, 2016

Warriors thrash Cavs to take commanding finals lead

Golden State’s quest for back-to-back championships after a record-setting season moved a step closer as the Warriors ran away in the second half to beat Cleveland 110-77 on Sunday, taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. Draymond Green scored 28 points and Stephen ...