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Warriors’ plan for stopping Kawhi Leonard is throw everything at him

Golden State has plenty of elite defenders, and the Warriors may need them all in order to slow Kawhi Leonard in the NBA Finals. Toronto’s leading scorer is the top priority for the Warriors’ defensive corps in these NBA Finals that start Thursday night in Toronto. Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson all may get turns on matching up with Leonard at some point.

Toronto’s Jurassic Park adds college vibe to NBA Finals

There’s nothing quite like Jurassic Park anywhere else in the NBA. The college vibe of the writhing, rowdy mass of bodies crammed into a small strip of street to cheer for their beloved Raptors outside their downtown Toronto arena makes for one of basketball’s best parties. With every playoff game, home or away, thousands gather to watch on the big screen fixed to the wall outside the arena. Officially, it’s “Raptors Tailgate in Maple Leaf Square,” and it will be packed for the NBA Finals.

Tim Reynolds: NBA Finals will decide a champion, and much more

It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Toronto will not only decide the 2019 championship, but how this series plays out is inevitably going to affect how free agency unfolds starting in a month or so.

Warriors sweep Cavaliers for second straight NBA title

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 in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete a sweep.

Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of finals

The Golden State Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. Iguodala has been dealing with a bone bruise around his left knee. He has not played since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Houston, and the Warriors have gone 4-2 since he got hurt.

Shaun Livingston, JaVale McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs

For as spectacular as LeBron James has been in the first two games, his Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 against Golden State largely because the Warriors’ supporting cast members like Shaun Livingston and JaVale McGee – journeymen of sorts – are soundly outplaying their Cavs’ counterparts.

Ratings for Game 2 of NBA Finals down slightly

Ratings for ABC’s broadcast of Game 2 of the NBA Finals were down slightly from last year. Game 2 between Golden State and Cleveland drew a peak audience of 22.5 million viewers and averaged 18.5 million. ESPN says it was still the third-largest Game 2 audience since 2001.