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  • LeBron confident Cavs can hold off Warriors, force Game 7

    Wearing a leather Cavaliers cap and a steely look, LeBron James used his postgame platform to proclaim that he's "the best player in the world." It's not as if his greatness was in dispute after five dominant games of these NBA Finals. James has shown no...
  • Things to watch for in Game 6 of NBA Finals

    Things to watch for in Game 6 of NBA Finals
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Steve Kerr's players had never been to the NBA Finals, so only he knows what the Golden State Warriors face in Game 6. They can win a championship, the franchise's first since 1975, with a victory in Cleveland Tuesday night. But...
  • James, Love expected to become free agents, re-sign with Cavs

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio LeBron James and Kevin Love are expected to opt out of their contracts later this month and become free agents, general manager David Griffin said Thursday, although he expects both stars to return to the Cavaliers. "I think...
  • Warriors Win NBA Title, Down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 In Game 6

    Warriors Win NBA Title, Down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 In Game 6
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme. Their 40-year NBA championship drought is finally over. A half century of misery in...
  • Marla Ridenour: Pain of postseason loss softened by presence of LeBron and hope for happier endings

    CLEVELAND How best to measure the pain of a fan base in the wake of the Cavaliers' loss in the NBA Finals? Especially when, unlike Jose Mesa's meltdown or Michael Jordan's shot, it crept in, pin by pin piercing the well-punctured voodoo doll of...
  • Warriors capture NBA championship with 105-97 win over Cavs

    CLEVELAND In the end, the Warriors left no doubt. The Warriors, a complete and consistent team experiencing a dream season, crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday with a methodical 105-97 win in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and found themselves at the...
  • After Warriors tie up NBA Finals, Cavs look in need of rest

    The Golden State Warriors looked like the NBA's best team. The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a tired one. Game 4 was the first blowout of the NBA Finals, with Golden State pulling away for a 103-82 victory Thursday that tied the series at 2-2. The...
  • Cavs guard Smith trying to shake scoring slump vs. Warriors

    CLEVELAND J.R. Smith's self-assessment proved blunt and honest when asked how he'd describe his play thus far in the NBA Finals. "Horse----," he said. And it's got him a bit rattled. The veteran Cavaliers guard came into Thursday's Game 4 shooting 7-...
  • Marla Ridenour: Cavaliers' seven-man rotation in NBA Finals might doom championship bid

    CLEVELAND The stakes are high, the timing never more urgent. With his Cavaliers running out of gas in the NBA Finals, coach David Blatt must break out of his comfort zone and trust his little-used bench. There have to be hyperbaric chambers in the Bay...
  • David J. Neal: Parallels endless for LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain

    Somewhere in the next plane of existence, Wilt Chamberlain shakes his head in sympathy for LeBron James. Then Wilt shows it Wilt-style, by roaring statistics that remind all the spirits around that he ruled the NBA individually while Boston kept walking...
  • Warriors get mad, get even with Cavaliers in NBA Finals

    Weaving his way toward Golden State's locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team. Two Cavaliers fans wanted a photo with him. "Gotta be quick," Curry said, pausing and smiling for the group...