NBA playoff scores 2016: Cavaliers don’t need 3-point shooting to dominate

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made history with their three-point shooting in the first two rounds of the playoffs. They didn’t need the three-ball in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, though, instead annihilating the Toronto Raptors in the paint as they coasted to a 115-84 win to take a 1-0 series lead. With the Raptors so intent on stopping the Cavaliers from beating them from deep, Cleveland adjusted. They attacked the lane with ease on their way to a 55.4 percent shooting performance as they went 7-of-20 from deep in a blowout win as they moved to 9-0 in the playoffs.

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Giants sign two-thirds of their draft class at once

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With rookie deals becoming rote, more and more teams are announcing their signings in bulk. The Giants are the latest, announcing they’ve gotten four of their six picks under contract already. Included in the group are first-round cornerback Eli Apple, second-round wide receiver Sterling Shepard, fifth-round running back Paul Perkins and sixth-round tight end Jerell Adams. Although,…

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Curry’s shooting skills baffling the NBA in a good way

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When roll is called to name the greatest long-range shooters in the history of the NBA, look for Stephen Curry’s name at
the top of that list. Of the thousands of players to have played in the NBA, none have shot with the uncanny range of Curry, who is in his seventh season as Golden State Warriors shooting guard. Even longtime players are baffled how Curry’s dribbling act has become so spellbinding, and how he can make a 35-foot shot looks so routine when the 3-point arc is 23 feet 9 inches. “In the history that…

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