Stories tagged: NBA finals
UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Kevin Durant had a simple message for his critics: “Thanks.”
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight NBA title and third …
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Kevin Durant pushed the Golden State Warriors to dynasty’s doorstep. LeBron James may be at the door.
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:07 p.m.
Freddie Garza of Yakima, an Air Force reservist known for singing at Mariners and Seahawks games, will perform at his first NBA Finals game on Friday.
Sat., June 2, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
Two days later, there is still no clarity on what J.R. Smith knew when he grabbed that offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation of Game 1 of the …
Sat., June 2, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Golden State All-Star guard Klay Thompson expects to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after spraining his left ankle in a scary fall during a collision when Cleveland’s …
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 11:43 p.m.
J.R. Smith’s blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was …
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 9:03 p.m.
Cleveland’s J.R. Smith isn’t the first athlete to make a big blunder with time running down.
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 7:14 p.m.
“What if?” When it comes to sports, it’s hard to find two words as compelling. And it’s the inspiration behind an occasional new series that we’ll kick off this Sunday …
UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Stephen Curry scored 29 points and the Golden State Warriors capitalized on a Cavaliers blunder that sent the game into overtime, withstanding a brilliant 51-point performance by LeBron James to …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA’s concussion protocols and is cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night.
Wed., May 30, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
Golden State forward Andre Iguodala will be out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee that …
Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
Cleveland and Golden State will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals, the Warriors looking for a third championship in that span and LeBron James and the …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Once he congratulated Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, LeBron James left the floor following Game 5 and found Kyrie Irving waiting for him.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Stephen Curry, with his youngest daughter in his arms, ran onto the championship podium. Screaming into the sea of yellow, bouncing with joy.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Kevin Durant scored 39 points, Stephen Curry added 34 and the Golden State Warriors won their second NBA championship in three seasons with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Whether it’s his lightning-quick dribble, supreme confidence that doesn’t seem to waver or ability to score from almost anywhere on the court, Kyrie Irving seems to be …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Kevin Durant dropped a 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left as the Golden State Warriors rallied for 118-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
LeBron James isn’t changing his game, Tyronn Lue isn’t changing his lineup. The Cavaliers aren’t slowing down.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Stephen Curry had a triple double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Kevin Durant scored 33 and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the NBA …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Stephen Curry spoke up, just in case his Golden State Warriors needed another reminder from their MVP and leader. His message as the NBA Finals began: Be yourselves.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny, timid teen being told to shoot by his middle school point guard who saw so much potential all those years ago.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
There’s a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
They’re 12-0, have won by an average margin of 16 points and have faced accusations of being so good that, as it relates to the health of their sport, they’re …
Sat., June 18, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Right near the start Saturday, LeBron James faced a question about whether his legacy might be riding on Game 7 of these NBA Finals. “No,” he said, straight-faced.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
The level of tension is growing rapidly for the Golden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of someones make no effort to hide …
Thu., June 16, 2016, 11:09 p.m.
LeBron James scored 41 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the NBA Finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
For all the criticism of Golden State’s Draymond Green and his penchant for committing flagrant fouls during these playoffs, Wednesday may have brought the harshest words yet.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Craig Sager, Turner Sports’ longtime NBA sideline reporter, will join ESPN’s broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the network announced Wednesday.