Disappointed Warriors vow to return even stronger

Jun 21, 2016

Disappointed Warriors vow to return even stronger

Draymond Green wants to maintain the momentum from a special season that fell short by competing in the Rio Olympics. Klay Thompson plans to take his mind off basketball and missed chances entirely and go watch brother Trayce play baseball for the Los Angeles ...

No need for Warriors to panic despite Game 7 loss

| Jun 21, 2016

No need for Warriors to panic despite Game 7 loss

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Well, as Ron Harper famously told the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, “Don’t mean a thing without the ring.” That was the last season rallying cry/plea when the Bulls were clearly on the way toward a then record breaking 72-win season. Coach Phil Jackson had tried ...

Cavaliers hold off Warriors to capture first NBA crown

Jun 20, 2016

Cavaliers hold off Warriors to capture first NBA crown

LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers ...

Warriors, Cavs prepare for winner-takes-all showdown

Jun 19, 2016

Warriors, Cavs prepare for winner-takes-all showdown

Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and memorable moments that highlighted Golden State’s special season will only be footnotes if the Warriors can’t quickly find their missing game. The 3-pointers have stopped falling, the swagger has gone missing and the defense ...

Spotlight on Curry, LeBron ahead of Game 7

Jun 17, 2016

Spotlight on Curry, LeBron ahead of Game 7

It’s the two-time reigning Most Valuable Player who is trying to finish off a record-setting season with a second straight NBA title, against a two-time champion who is tantalizingly close to finally ending Cleveland’s 52-year title drought. Steph vs. LeBron. Warriors vs. Cavaliers. Game ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...