NBA Finals

The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament annually held after the National Basketball Association's regular season to determine the league's champion.
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  • Stephen Curry Dishes on Trash Talk with LeBron James During Game 1 of NBA Finals
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    Stephen Curry Dishes on Trash Talk with LeBron James During Game 1 of NBA Finals

    Stephen Curry and LeBron James have been involved in their fair share of memorable moments over the years, with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meeting in four consecutive NBA Finals. They added to their rivalry this past season when they were involved in a face-to-face confrontation near the end of Game 1, a 124-114 Dubs overtime victory. As the game wound down, Curry attempted to go in for a meaningless layup, but James was having none of it. The four-time NBA MVP swatted the shot away, and the two exchanged words. (Around 10:01 mark) Curry recently explained the situation on The Bill Simmons Podcast (h/t Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area): "It was never going to spill over

  • ESPN Summer Forecast: Lakers Land In Top-Five For Prediction To Win 2019 NBA Finals
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    ESPN Summer Forecast: Lakers Land In Top-Five For Prediction To Win 2019 NBA Finals

    This time last year the Los Angeles Lakers wouldn't have been in the top-10 of any predictions involving a team with a chance to win the Western Conference. But what a difference a year makes, or more importantly, what a difference LeBron James makes. The addition of James immediately makes the Lakers a team to watch, even in a Western Conference that again is expected to be extremely competitive. Whether or not James can make a ninth straight NBA Finals appearance remains to be seen, but those at ESPN at least put the Lakers among the elite. The network continued its Summer Forecast series, and the Lakers received votes to win the 2019 NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors, of course, were first

  • The Most Impactful Addition Wasn't LeBron James
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    The Most Impactful Addition Wasn't LeBron James

    When a boat springs a leak, it doesn't immediately sink. Slowly, the boat fills with water then begins to plunge. It isn't the leak itself that does the boat in but the lack of a viable stop gap. For the Boston Celtics, Gordon Hayward's injury was the lack of a viable stopgap. Last year's Celtics were among the deepest teams in the NBA, so there were plenty of hands on deck to remove the pooling water. Through a quarter of the season, they sat perched atop the NBA with an 18-3 record, buoyed by a 16-game winning streak and league-best 97.2 defensive rating. Even halfway through the year, Boston was 31-10 and claimed the No. 1 defense (100.4 DRTG) — the team's metaphorical duck tape plugging the

  • Damarious Randall has to a buy sooooo many jerseys if the Cavs win the NBA Finals
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    Damarious Randall has to a buy sooooo many jerseys if the Cavs win the NBA Finals

    Damarious Randall hasn't yet played a game with the Cleveland Browns after he was traded from the Green Bay Packers in March, but he's already drawing plenty of attention for his NBA opinions. Instead of supporting the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, Randall has been a vocal supporter of the Golden State Warriors: And he's really confident the Warriors will beat the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, which begin Thursday: As of the publishing of this post, Randall's tweet has eclipsed 300,000 retweets. That's a LOT of jerseys. And the Browns defensive back says there's a 100 percent chance he delivers on the promise. Update: On Wednesday, he said the tweet wasn't serious. “I definitely didn't think the

  • NBA Stars Andre Iguodala and Jaylen Brown Talk Tech, Investing, and Championships
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    NBA Stars Andre Iguodala and Jaylen Brown Talk Tech, Investing, and Championships

    NBA Stars Andre Iguodala and Jaylen Brown Talk Tech, Investing, and Championships

  • 2017-18 Moments of the Year: Defense
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    2017-18 Moments of the Year: Defense

    The 2017-18 season was nothing short of historic for the Warriors; from setting and breaking franchise and NBA records, to winning back-to-back NBA Championships. Throughout the summer we will be sharing some of the top moments of the year that helped define this season as one for the books. Follow along on social with #DubsTopMoments and never miss a play. We've seen the best of Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. We've also watched the squad throw it down with some monster dunks, huge assists and throw themselves a season-long splash party. This week, our celebration continues with all the best assists from the Dubs' 2017-18 championship run. Bookmark this page and come back to

  • Boston Celtics 2018/19 fixtures: FULL list of NBA games for the new season
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    Boston Celtics 2018/19 fixtures: FULL list of NBA games for the new season

    The new NBA Finals finished over two months ago now with fans anxious to see the return of competitive basketball. This offseason has seen some major changes in the league, most notably LeBron James ending his 15-year stay in the Eastern Conference by joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Reigning champions Golden State Warriors somehow got stronger by adding DeMarcus Cousins while the San Antonio Spurs were forced to trade away Kawhi Leonard with the Toronto Raptors taking a gamble on his impending 2019 free agency by letting DeMar DeRozan go. The Warriors are once again the heavy favourites to win a third NBA title in four years but that doesn't take away the excitement the return of the NBA will

  • Houston Rockets 2018/19 fixtures: FULL list of NBA games for the new season
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    Houston Rockets 2018/19 fixtures: FULL list of NBA games for the new season

    The new NBA Finals finished over two months ago now with fans anxious to see the return of competitive basketball. This offseason has seen some major changes in the league, most notably LeBron James ending his 15-year stay in the Eastern Conference by joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Reigning champions Golden State Warriors somehow got stronger by adding DeMarcus Cousins while the San Antonio Spurs were forced to trade away Kawhi Leonard with the Toronto Raptors taking a gamble on his impending 2019 free agency by letting DeMar DeRozan go. The Warriors are once again the heavy favourites to win a third NBA title in four years but that doesn't take away the excitement the return of the NBA will

  • Indiana Pacers 2018/19 fixtures: FULL list of NBA games for the new season
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    Indiana Pacers 2018/19 fixtures: FULL list of NBA games for the new season

    The new NBA Finals finished over two months ago now with fans anxious to see the return of competitive basketball. This offseason has seen some major changes in the league, most notably LeBron James ending his 15-year stay in the Eastern Conference by joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Reigning champions Golden State Warriors somehow got stronger by adding DeMarcus Cousins while the San Antonio Spurs were forced to trade away Kawhi Leonard with the Toronto Raptors taking a gamble on his impending 2019 free agency by letting DeMar DeRozan go. The Warriors are once again the heavy favourites to win a third NBA title in four years but that doesn't take away the excitement the return of the NBA will

  • LeBron's return and the five must-see NBA games on the 2018-19 schedule
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    LeBron's return and the five must-see NBA games on the 2018-19 schedule

    There are a number of key changes and marquee matchups on the slate for next season.

  • Los Angeles Lakers 2018/19 fixtures: FULL list of NBA games for the new season
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    Los Angeles Lakers 2018/19 fixtures: FULL list of NBA games for the new season

    The new NBA Finals finished over two months ago now with fans anxious to see the return of competitive basketball. This offseason has seen some major changes in the league, most notably LeBron James ending his 15-year stay in the Eastern Conference by joining the Los Angeles Lakers. Reigning champions Golden State Warriors somehow got stronger by adding DeMarcus Cousins while the San Antonio Spurs were forced to trade away Kawhi Leonard with the Toronto Raptors taking a gamble on his impending 2019 free agency by letting DeMar DeRozan go. The Warriors are once again the heavy favourites to win a third NBA title in four years but that doesn't take away the excitement the return of the NBA will