June 28, 2016

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NBA Finals: Golden State makes runs at Cavaliers but can’t overcome slow starts to each half

CLEVELAND — The Splash Brothers rolled into Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night but it appeared things had all but dried up for the Golden State Warriors. With a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, the Warriors went cold out of the gate — missing their first seven shots — as the Cleveland Cavaliers Read More…

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NBA Finals Notes: LeBron James sticks to pregame ritual — napping

CLEVELAND — LeBron James watched part of a movie and took a nap prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals, while Tristan Thompson tuned in to Home & Garden Television. “I sleep, for the most part,” James said Thursday at the Cavaliers’ morning shootaround. “I’ll watch a movie at some point, but not watch Read More…

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Fans turn out in force for must-win Game 6

The only thing we knew for sure was that it was the last home game of the season. The next time the Cavaliers were going to play at Quicken Loans Arena, it was going to be in the 2016-17 preseason. Cleveland fans came out in droves for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Thousands packed Read More…

Cavs’ Love praised by Lue, but LeBron expecting more in Game 6

CLEVELAND — Coach Tyronn Lue praised Kevin Love’s performance in Game 5 of the NBA Finals during his media session Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Love, who had two points on 1-for-5 shooting and three rebounds in 33 minutes, attributed his lack of statistical production to great nights by Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, who Read More…

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Warriors looking for boost with Green’s return

CLEVELAND — Draymond Green is back, and he’d like nothing more than to help the Golden State Warriors do the same thing June 16, 2016 — on the same court, no less — that they did exactly one year ago. Up 3-2 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, the Warriors can win their second straight title Read More…

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Sager added to NBA Finals broadcast team for Game 6

CLEVELAND — Craig Sager is going to work his first NBA Finals game. The longtime sideline reporter — known in large part for his colorful attire — has been added to ESPN’s broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Sager, who has Read More…

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Cavs hoping to duplicate Game 5 success, even NBA Finals series

There’s a fine line between superstars completely taking over a game and superstars dominating the ball so much that they kill their team’s offensive flow. LeBron James and especially Kyrie Irving expertly walked that line Monday night in leading the Cavaliers to a 112-97 road victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of Read More…

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Cavs notes: Warriors expect boost from Green’s return

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue knows Game 6 of the NBA Finals will be more difficult with Draymond Green back in the Golden State Warriors’ lineup. Warriors coach Steve Kerr knows that alone won’t be a magical cure for everything his team did wrong in Cleveland’s 112-97 Game 5 victory at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. With the Read More…

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NBA Finals, Cavaliers 112, Warriors 97: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving score 41 apiece as Cleveland takes Game 5, stays alive

OAKLAND, Calif. — Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy. Dunks and 3-pointers, so smooth, too. And Kyrie Irving also had his way with the Warriors. King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions from every spot on the floor, and the Read More…

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NBA Finals Notes: Suspended Warriors star Draymond Green watches Game 5 from nearby A’s stadium

OAKLAND, Calif. — Suspended Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green watched his team lose Game 5 of the NBA Finals 112-97 to the Cavaliers on Monday night in a baseball suite next door to Oracle Arena at the Oakland Coliseum, where the Athletics hosted the Texas Rangers. Supportive general manager Bob Myers kept him company. Read More…

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