The Raptors closed Oracle Arena with a series-clinching win over the Warriors in Game 6.
The Golden State Warriors will have DeMarcus Cousins available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters that Cousins, who suffered a torn quad muscle in the first round of the playoffs, will play Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors. Cousins returned to the practice floor last Thursday in an effort to return to game action. At that time, the team said that Cousins would be available “at some point” during the Finals.
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Kevin Durant captured the NBA Finals MVP award for the second consecutive year, beating Stephen Curry.
After collective dread that Warriors-Cavs IV might be a huge mismatch, Golden State's needing lucky breaks (and controversy) to win Game 1 in OT means this could be a fascinating series.
Several of the game's most impactful players will be donning unique kicks for the NBA's grandest stage.
So as Round 4 of the record-setting rivalry begins Thursday night, has Warriors-Cavaliers become too much of a good thing?
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Will LeBron cap a historic playoff quest with his fourth title, or will Golden State add another chapter to its dynasty? Our experts make their Finals predictions.
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The Golden State Warriors’ championship-clinching victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday delivered the highest-rated game five of an NBA Finals since 1998, according to overnight number from Nielsen.
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KD might be the most gifted scorer of his generation. But his offensive prowess has overshadowed another aspect of his game: his MVP-level defense.
J.R. Smith, who never met a shot he didn't like, made the first shot of the 2017 NBA Finals. It was a 3-pointer. He then encountered only three others with which he would associate for the next 39 minutes and 38 seconds, making none. Smith was 1-for-4 in the NBA Finals after two games, 0-for-2, during an inconsequential one quarter-plus on the floor in the second game.
Can the Warriors make this the biggest finals blowout ever?
The Golden State Warriors can achieve NBA playoff perfection at 16-0 with one more win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors aim to cap an historic 16-0 NBA playoffs run on Friday
People remember the blown 3-1 series lead last season, but they often forget the one Golden State loss that came before the three straight to end it. The Warriors were up 2-0 comfortably heading to Cleveland after two blowout wins, just like this year. Then they were blasted 120-90. Cleveland gained an early bit of belief. “It wasn’t close,” Steve Kerr said. “And I thought that gave them confidence, gave their crowd confidence.” This year, the Warriors hope to avoid shoveling a bit of momentum back toward the Cavaliers. Tip is at 9 p.m. local time, 6 p.m. California time on Wednesday night. Here are three keys for the Warriors.
If there's a downside of a sweep for Golden State's ownership, it's lost earnings from Games 5 and (possibly) 7. Here's how much it might cost.
His return to MVP form, paired with Kevin Durant’s stellar play, puts the Cavaliers in a deep hole.