NBA Finals

The NBA playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament annually held after the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s regular season to determine the league's champion.
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  • NBA: LeBron James eliminated from NBA postseason picture
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    NBA: LeBron James eliminated from NBA postseason picture

    Legendary superstar LeBron James will miss the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2005 as the Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated with a 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The four-time league MVP also had his eight-year run to the NBA finals snapped on Friday night as the loss takes the lowly Lakers out of the playoff picture for a franchise-record sixth straight season. "It is a tough season for all of us," James said. "It is not what we signed up for. Throughout the year things happen, suspensions, injuries. "You don't even try to wrap your head around it. Just keep pushing see how you can get better. The playoffs is never a promise. You got to come out and do the work. "For me

  • NBCS Bay Area

    Who Warriors are most likely to play in first round of NBA playoffs

    Editor's note: Grant Liffmann (@grantliffmann) is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders, which airs on NBC Sports Bay Area 90 minutes before each home game and 60 minutes after every game. Each week, Grant will drop his Outsider Observation on the state of the Dubs. On Wednesday, I looked into the race between the Warriors and the Nuggets for the top spot in the West, and based on their schedules, concluded that the Warriors have the easier path to their goal. But if they were to finish with the No. 1 seed heading into the playoffs, who would they play in the first round? As of now, four teams are tied for the final four spots in the West playoffs. Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Utah and the Los Angeles

  • NBA Playoffs Will Feature One Thing New From Giannis Antetokounmpo
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    NBA Playoffs Will Feature One Thing New From Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo announced his long-term agreement with Nike back in November of 2017. Now, after several months of planning and design, he's set to debut his first signature shoe with the company during this season's playoffs. According to a report from @djfolk on Twitter, Antetokounmpo's signature kicks will be called the “Nike Freak 1,” which will debut with a black and white colorway in June or July. A red and white colorway is said to be coming in August. Via Victor Deng of SoleCollector: During Nike's Q3 earnings call for fiscal year 2019, CEO Mark Parker announced that Giannis Antetokounmpo's anticipated debut signature model, reportedly named the Freak 1,

  • Stephen A. Smith: Ben Simmons Will Cost 76ers NBA Title If He Can't Shoot Jumper
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    Stephen A. Smith: Ben Simmons Will Cost 76ers NBA Title If He Can't Shoot Jumper

    ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith said Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons must develop a jump shot to make the Sixers a legitimate NBA championship threat. Smith praised Simmons' all-around game during Thursday's edition of First Take, but he argued his lack of mid-range and outside shooting is a massive liability in the playoffs: "Ben Simmons is a jump shot away from delivering the City of Brotherly Love an NBA championship, its first since 1983. That's how good he is and that's what a jump shot by him would mean to this franchise. But without it, they're gonna run into Boston or Toronto and I believe they're going to fall because he's not a perimeter threat." Here's a look at further comments

  • #IMHO: Pop and the Spurs, March Madness and NBA Playoff pretenders?
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    #IMHO: Pop and the Spurs, March Madness and NBA Playoff pretenders?

    Lang Whitaker Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:11 AM Michael Wallace #IMHO Mike, At this point it's basically old hat. I actually don't think we've talked about them in IMHO all season. And yet, here we are again: The San Antonio Spurs are unstoppable. They recently reeled off nine wins in a row and are now sitting just outside the 4th seed in the Western Conference. How, Sway? It's unbelievable the way they just keep winning. Players come and go, even foundational-type players, and somehow they just cannot lose. They just clinched their 22nd consecutive winning season, and while they do have All-Stars like and , they've also relied heavily on players like . So yeah. How do they do this alchemy? Is

  • The One Revealing Factor In Determining NBA Playoff Success
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    The One Revealing Factor In Determining NBA Playoff Success

    While the NBA regular season is a long slog of up's and down's, the playoffs are a different animal. In the chase for a championship, a team would have to overcome four potentially-long series against tough opponents. And while upsets happen, there is one attribute that has been a revealing factor in which teams find success in the playoffs, and which don't. Over the past several years, teams that go deep in the playoffs, and eventually win a title, have one common aspect: they know how to win on the road. There's a strong correlation between a high road win percentage during the regular season and making a deep playoff run. Teams that know how to win in a hostile road environment are setting

  • Brady, SuperSonics and the iPod shuffle – the last time LeBron missed the NBA playoffs
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    Brady, SuperSonics and the iPod shuffle – the last time LeBron missed the NBA playoffs

    We take a look at what the world looked like in 2004-05, when LeBron James last missed the NBA playoffs.

  • The Seattle Times

    Embiid, 76ers top Celtics for 6th straight victory

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers over the Boston Celtics for their sixth straight victory. Tobias Harris added 21 points for the 76ers, who avoided a season sweep by the Celtics. Philadelphia (47-25) holds the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games ahead of idle Indiana and four in front of fifth-place Boston. Irving scored 36 points for the Celtics. The game was tied at 113 with a minute left before Ben Simmons converted a three-point play. He banked in a shot with his right hand and got fouled by Marcus

  • Wade recalls NBA Finals highs, lows at AT&T Center
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    Wade recalls NBA Finals highs, lows at AT&T Center

    In what likely was his final visit as a player to the AT&T Center, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade reflected on some highs and lows he experienced in the building during the NBA Finals. His best memory came in Game 4 of the 2013 Finals, which the Heat won in seven games. With the Spurs holding a 2-1 series lead, Wade had 32 points, six rebounds, six steals, four assists and one block in 40 minutes to lead the Heat to a 109-93 win after scoring just 16 points in a 113-77 loss two days earlier. “Game 4 was a must, must win for us,” Wade said Wednesday. “I needed to have a great performance for myself, for this team, and I was able to put a great one together.” The opening game of the 2014 Finals, which

  • Kobe Bryant reveals what sets Warriors apart from other NBA contenders
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    Kobe Bryant reveals what sets Warriors apart from other NBA contenders

    The Black Mamba is a big fan of the Warriors' brand of basketball.

  • Stephen A. Smith: Ben Simmons Will Cost 76ers NBA Title If He Can't Shoot Jumper
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    Stephen A. Smith: Ben Simmons Will Cost 76ers NBA Title If He Can't Shoot Jumper

    ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith said Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons must develop a jump shot to make the Sixers a legitimate NBA championship threat. Smith praised Simmons' all-around game during Thursday's edition of First Take, but he argued his lack of mid-range and outside shooting is a massive liability in the playoffs: "Ben Simmons is a jump shot away from delivering the City of Brotherly Love an NBA championship, its first since 1983. That's how good he is and that's what a jump shot by him would mean to this franchise. But without it, they're gonna run into Boston or Toronto and I believe they're going to fall because he's not a perimeter threat." Here's a look at further comments

  • Lakers News: LeBron James Misses Playoffs For First Time Since 2004-05 NBA Season
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    Lakers News: LeBron James Misses Playoffs For First Time Since 2004-05 NBA Season

    Los Angeles Lakers All-Star LeBron James has missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2004-05 NBA season, which was his second with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Additionally, James' streak of consecutive NBA Finals appearances was snapped at eight years. James and the Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention when they lost to D'Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets in the 72nd game of the season. After winning three championships in eight combined trips to the Finals with the Cavaliers and Miami Heat, James signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers in free agency last summer. Without a second or third All-Star player alongside him, James led a group of young

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo To Debut Nike Signature Shoe During NBA Playoffs
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    Giannis Antetokounmpo To Debut Nike Signature Shoe During NBA Playoffs

    Giannis Antetokounmpo is having himself an MVP-caliber season with the Milwaukee Bucks. The team is currently first in the Eastern Conference with a record of 53-19 and it looks as though they are the clear favorite to come out of the East and make it to the NBA Finals. Just like most MVP's do, Giannis has a signature shoe in the works with Nike. Dubbed the Nike Freak 1, Antetokounmpo's shoe has been teased for a while now and it appears as though it is finally going to be unveiled in the near future. According to a report from Sole Collector, Nike CEO Mark Parker announced that Giannis would unveil his signature shoe during the NBA playoffs. "Building on the energy of the NBA Playoffs, Giannis [Antetokounmpo]

  • Here’s When NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Signature Nike Sneaker Will Come Out
    Footwear News

    Here’s When NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Signature Nike Sneaker Will Come Out

    The baller will be the newest member of Nike's exclusive signature athlete roster.