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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 photo with him.
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 into a TV camera during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, it led to questions about everything from how the NBA treats head injuries to whether someone taking pictures should be close enough to cause one.
CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors looked like the NBA’s best team. The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a tired one.
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 Warriors win the title remains a priceless memory.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James called it a “slight” headache, though nothing involving the game’s best player is ever minor.
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 as when they left – tied in the NBA Finals.
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.
CLEVELAND – LeBron James came home last summer to win a championship – one like no other. He’s two wins away.
OAKLAND, Calif. – If any team around the country should have understood the capability of Matthew Dellavedova in the clutch, it should have been the Golden State Warriors. Dellavedova made quite a mark as a gritty gamer at nearby Saint Mary’s College over four years. But he made an even more striking one at Oracle Arena on Sunday night, stepping in for injured All-Star Kyrie Irving.
OAKLAND, Calif. – 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 – and his scrappy teammate from Down Under.
The Big Three has faded. The Terrific Two is gone. Still, the Cleveland Cavaliers are heading home with the NBA Finals knotted up at a game apiece.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Andre Iguodala’s impressive resume heading into this season featured an Olympic gold medal, All-Star appearance and first-team All-NBA defensive team honors. One of the few things Iguodala hadn’t done since entering the league as a first-round draft pick in 2004 was come into the game off the bench.
OAKLAND, Calif. – The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn’t available. Now they have to find their way past the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals without him.
OAKLAND, Calif. – 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.
OAKLAND, Calif. — 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 Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a thrilling 108-100 overtime victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry was early in his career, a long way from even thinking about the NBA Finals. His Golden State Warriors were in Cleveland, where LeBron James powered one of the best teams in the league. Curry thinks the Warriors lost the game (they did, one of their 56 losses his rookie season) but certainly remembers the chat.
Golden State guard Klay Thompson is one step away from being cleared to play in the NBA Finals. Thompson, who returned to practice Monday, said he feels great and is just waiting on final clearance from doctors under the NBA’s concussion protocol to play in Game 1 against Cleveland on Thursday.
CLEVELAND – The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is within reach. The Cavaliers are in the NBA Finals.
CLEVELAND – LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead. James missed his first 10 shots, but finished with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists. The Cavs needed every single one of them to hold off the top-seeded Hawks, who fought Cleveland until the final seconds despite being without injured shooter Kyle Korver and losing Al Horford, who was ejected in the first half.
LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead.