Tag Archives: 2016 NBA Playoffs

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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Warriors Need a Fast Start from Curry

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The Warriors aren’t accustomed to their shots not falling. The greatest 3-point shooting team the league has ever seen, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to sink more shots from beyond the arc than 13 teams in the league did during the regular season, has gone cold over the last six quarters of play. Ever since pushing the Cavaliers …

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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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Star Paring Keeps Cleveland’s Title Hopes Alive

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A year ago LeBron James came as close as anyone to dragging an entire franchise to a title by himself. Monday night in Oakland, James had plenty of help. The duo of James and Kyrie Irving both poured in 41 points — becoming the first pair of teammates to register 40 point performances in a championship game in league history — provided …

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Podcast: Warriors Hoping to Close Out Series

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  The Warriors are just a win away from knocking out Cleveland in the NBA Finals for the second consecutive season. Only a pair of hurdles remain. The team will have to play Monday night without All-Star forward Draymond Green, as he drew a one game suspension after accumulating his fourth flagrant foul of the 2016 playoffs, just the second …

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Flagrant Foul Draws Suspension in Game 5 for Green

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Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue finally persuaded the officials to give his team a call. An hour after been accessed a $25,000 fine for criticizing the performance of the referees in during a 108-97 Cavaliers loss in Game 4, the league reached a crucial decision before Monday’s potential elimination game in Oracle Arena. Golden State forward Draymond Green was accessed a Flagrant …

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Curry Erases Any Questions About His MVP Status in Game 4

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The credentials of the NBA’s first unanimous MVP were beginning to be scrutinized following a lackluster performance during the first thee games of the NBA Finals. One vintage performance from Stephen Curry silenced any critics, as his exceptional 3-point shooting moved Golden State one win away from becoming the seventh team in league history to capture consecutive championships with a 108-97 …

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Thompson and Love Looming Over the 2016 NBA Finals

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Golden State was on the verge of completing a deal to bring in the most dominant rebounder the league has seen in decades. Intense debates internally among members of the Warriors front office, as arguments became so intense NBA legend and Golden State consultant Jerry West threatened to resign if a deal was completed. Ultimately, the Warriors opted against dealing …

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