Stories tagged: NBA finals
Sat., June 18, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
LeBron James will come to play, without pressure of Cleveland title
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.
Warriors limp to finish, hope home court helps in Game 7
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, Cavaliers down Warriors to force Game 7
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.
Draymond Green vows to be better for Warriors in Game 6
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 will work first NBA Finals game
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.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving each score 41 as Cavs stave off elimination with 112-97 win over Warriors
LeBron James laughed at Klay Thompson’s comments this week about the NBA being a man’s league. Instead, he thought of a punishment far worse than anything he could say.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
In the NBA Finals, the losses linger more than the wins
Falling just short after coming so far can be gut-wrenching, an experience that can haunt a player long after his days on the court are over.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Stephen Curry scores 38 points as Warriors move closer to another NBA title
LeBron James said Game 4 was another “do-or-die” scenario for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving power Cavs past Warriors in Game 2
LeBron James scored 32 points, Kyrie Irving added 30 and the Cleveland Cavaliers, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Cavs’ Kevin Love out for Game 3 of NBA Finals with concussion
Kevin Love can’t help the Cleveland Cavaliers climb back into the NBA Finals just yet.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Cavaliers may be without Love in Game 3
Already underdogs, the Cavaliers may also be undermanned for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
Shaun Livingston, close-knit band of backups bring best in Game 1
Shaun Livingston put up nearly 100 free throws at the end of Friday’s NBA Finals practice, and that is somewhere around his norm.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
ABC scores with NBA Finals rating
Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland was the most-watched and highest-rated opening game on ABC, with 19.2 million people tuning in for an 11.1 U.S. …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Warriors’ supporting cast leads Game 1 NBA Finals win over Cleveland
Stephen Curry’s “Strength In Numbers” supporting cast made all the timely shots and all the difference for the defending champions in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 8:34 p.m.
Andre Iguodala’s defense keys Warriors’ return to NBA Finals
All season long, MVP Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green drew the attention and accolades.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Healthy again at last, MVP Stephen Curry chases second title
Fresh charcoal gray NBA Finals cap on backward and wearing a wide grin, Stephen Curry summed up his wild, up-and-down postseason so far and reminded everybody he’s not close to …
Wed., June 17, 2015, midnight
Warriors win NBA title as Iguodala named MVP
CLEVELAND – As the final seconds ticked off and the Golden State Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at …
UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 10:36 p.m.
Warriors win NBA title, down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 in Game 6
CLEVELAND — As the final seconds ticked off and the Golden State Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at …
Mon., June 15, 2015, midnight
One for the road
OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and …
Sun., June 14, 2015, 9:33 p.m.
Warriors ride Curry to 3-2 series lead in NBA Finals
Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and the Golden State Warriors withstood another brilliant performance from LeBron James to outlast the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-91 on Sunday night …
Sun., June 14, 2015, midnight
Warriors look to keep heat on Cavaliers
CLEVELAND – Weaving his way toward Golden State’s locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team. Two Cavaliers fans wanted a …
Sat., June 13, 2015, 3:05 p.m.
Warriors look to keep heat on Cavaliers
Weaving his way toward Golden State’s locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team.
Sat., June 13, 2015, midnight
LeBron James says cut a headache, nothing more
CLEVELAND – LeBron James called it a “slight” headache, though nothing involving the game’s best player is ever minor. So when James got a cut on his head after falling …
Fri., June 12, 2015, 5:50 p.m.
After Warriors tie up NBA Finals, Cavs look in need of rest
CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors looked like the NBA’s best team. The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a tired one.
Fri., June 12, 2015, 5:29 p.m.
After 40 years, Warriors fans believe title wait almost over
OAKLAND, Calif. — Gary Liss still has the ticket from Game 2 of the 1975 NBA Finals in his wallet. The seat cost just $10, but watching the Golden State …
Fri., June 12, 2015, 4:59 p.m.
LeBron’s ‘slight’ headache a big deal in the NBA Finals
CLEVELAND — LeBron James called it a “slight” headache, though nothing involving the game’s best player is ever minor.
Fri., June 12, 2015, midnight
Warriors even NBA Finals, beat Cavaliers 103-82 in Game
CLEVELAND – No panic, no playing around. Just California cool. The Golden State Warriors simply did what they had to do, and now they’re going home in the same shape …
Thu., June 11, 2015, midnight
NBA Finals notes: Matthew Dellavedova released from hospital, ready to go
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 …
Wed., June 10, 2015, midnight
First two games of Cavaliers-Warriors draw large audience
A strong start to the NBA Finals – at least from a television viewer’s standpoint – is working to ABC’s advantage. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ series-tying win over the Golden State …
Wed., June 10, 2015, midnight
LeBron, Cavaliers survive Warriors comeback win Game 3 96-91
CLEVELAND – LeBron James came home last summer to win a championship – one like no other. He’s two wins away.