Third times a charm in these Finals.
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Finals Preview: Who Takes the Tie-Breaker?

After perhaps the least competitive NBA Playoffs in NBA history, the 12-0 Golden State Warriors and the 12-1 Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the Finals for the third consecutive season. In 2014-15, the Cavs lost Kevin Love to a separated shoulder (thanks to Kelly Olynyk) and then lost Kyrie Irving in Game 1. In a […]

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High Mileage, High Performance

Last night Lebron James completed his second 40+ point game in as many games to force a Game 7 in Oakland. Lebron joined Shaq (2000), MJ (1993), Rick Barry (1967), and Jerry West (1965 and 1969) as the only players to score 40+ points in back-to-back Finals games. The difference is mileage. Lebron James is […]

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Lebron is not MJ

Lebron James is NOT Michael Jordan. His Finals record is 2-4 (maybe 2-5 soon) and not MJ’s perfect 6-0. He does not have the cutthroat finishing skills that MJ had. His jumper is not as consistent as MJ’s was. And he is living under a microscope constantly being compared to the greatest basketball player of […]

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Finals Preview

The NBA Finals start tonight in Oakland as the Warriors try to repeat against the Cavs. The series is full of story lines: Can the Warriors beat the Cavs at full-strength? Can Lebron finally bring a championship to Cleveland? Will Lebron fall to 2-5 in the Finals? Was last year’s Warriors championship one that will […]