Eastern Conference

Thompson the Unsung Hero of Cavaliers Title Run

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The final player to officially join the Cavaliers roster last summer proved to be an intricate part of the first title in franchise history. Just six days before the start of the 2015-16 regular season, Tristan Thompson ended his holdout with the organization by signing a five-year, $82 million deal.

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Weber Hoping to Stick in Miami

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Briante Weber found a variety of ways to have the ball in his hands Tuesday afternoon at the 2016 NBA Summer League in Orlando. Brought in to Miami to serve as a defensive stopper just four days before the 2015-16 regular season concluded, Weber is using his time at the NBA Summer League to prove he can contribute on both ends …

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Young Thriving in Leadership Role for the Pacers

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Joe Young enters his second stint at the NBA Summer League in Orlando with a different set of expectations. Last season, the second round pick out of Oregon was just trying to secure a place on the Pacers roster. This summer, first year coach Nate McMillan challenged him to carry the team by rounding out his game. All the 6-foot-2 …

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Catching Up with Phil Pressey

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Phil Pressey is accustomed to being on this side of the NBA’s fringe. Three years ago, the undrafted guard out of Missouri defied the odds to not only claw his way onto the Celtics roster, but earn a spot in the rotation. Boston had Pressey step onto the court 75 times during his rookie campaign, with seven of his appearances lasting …

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Catching Up with Kristaps Porzingis

An appearance on the court wasn’t even needed for Kristaps Porzingis to distinguish himself as the most recognizable player on opening day at the 2016 NBA Summer League in Orlando. The 7-foot-3 forward took a 5,000 plus mile journey, from Latvia to New York to the Amway Center to finally meet his new head coach, Jeff Hornacek, and begin individual workouts …

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Knicks Strike Deal with Chicago for Rose

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New York didn’t even bother waiting until the start of free agency to revamp its back court. The acquisition of point guard Derrick Rose came a week before negotiations with 185 free agents can officially commence, enabling the Knicks to address other areas of concern next week. The team decided to strike quickly, as it doesn’t have any selections in Thursday’s …

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Podcast: Cleveland is the NBA’s Latest Title Town

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One game elevated the status of LeBron James into the same realm as the greatest players ever to step onto an NBA court. A triple-double Sunday night — just the third ever recorded in a Game 7 during the NBA Finals —completed the most improbable comeback in championship round history. The Cavaliers managed to erase a 3-1 series deficit and toppled the …

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James Delivers on Championship Promise to Cleveland

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All LeBron James had left as the final buzzer sounded were tears to shed. Once a 93-89 victory was sealed, James fell to the ground, hunched over unable to process the moment that finally happened. A 27 point, 11 rebound, 11 assist, three block, two steal effort from James, just the third triple-double effort in a Game 7 of the …

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James Can Sway Career Narrative with a Game 7 Win

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For a decade, LeBron James has made conquering the Eastern Conference his routine. A team led by James has qualified for the title round seven times during the 10-year span, a feat only equalled by the dominant Boston squads shepherded by Bill Russell in the 1960’s. Only reaching the summit has proven to be elusive for James, as he has …

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Transcendent Performance from James Lifts Cleveland

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For the second straight game, LeBron James put the entire burden of his franchise and the city of Cleveland on his back. The Cavaliers have yet to capture an NBA championship in their 46 years of existence, while Cleveland has gone over five decades without a title celebration. Facing elimination for the second consecutive game, James submitted proved he is the …

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