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Rubber Match: 2017 Finals vs. 2015 and 2016 Finals

The NBA Finals marks the third consecutive year that the Warriors and Cavaliers will battle for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. With each team winning once, this year’s battle will be the rubber match of the NBA Finals trilogy. Although there are many of the same storylines still in place …

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Another Warriors-Cavaliers Finals clash not bad for NBA

(Reuters) – An unprecedented third straight NBA Finals clash between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors may highlight the league’s lack of parity but will be a ratings bonanza nonetheless, say sports industry analysts. The Cavs and Warriors steamrolled their respective opponents en route to the Finals, setting up …

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Celtics Notes: Brown, Thomas, Offseason Plans

Jaylen Brown was the third overall pick in the NBA Draft last year and was expected to be a strong reserve option, growing into the rigors of the NBA lifestyle. However, injuries allowed Brown to get crucial experience as a starter with the Celtics. As A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN …

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NBA Finals: Predictions for Cavaliers-Warriors, Round 3

Golden State. Cleveland. Stephen Curry. LeBron James. Round 3. It doesn’t get better than this. As the NBA world anxiously awaits this rubber match for the ages, the USA TODAY Sports NBA crew gives their predictions. Sam Amick: As ill-timed obstacles go, the Warriors currently have one: The uncertain coaching status …

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LeBron James still striving to surpass Michael Jordan

  LeBron James has discussed chasing Michael Jordan’s “ghost,” motivating himself by trying surpass Jordan as the greatest player in NBA history. Just 27 points behind Jordan for the all-time playoff scoring lead – a record he could break in Cavaliers-Celtics Game 5 tonight – LeBron is again discussing that …

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