Category Archives: NBA News

It Seems The Cavs Are Just Now Learning That The Warriors Play Small


The Warriors disemboweled the Cavaliers last night, winning by 33 in a game that didn’t feel that close, and while there are a million different reasons why, one of the biggest is how effectively Golden State played small. Down two to begin the second quarter, the Warriors went the next 12 minutes without a traditional center and ended the quarter with an eight point lead. After Andrew Bogut played the first 3:20 of the third quarter, Draymond Green played center for the remaining 8:40, and the Warriors were +10. In 20:40 of game time, various Warriors smallball lineups were +20.

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Cavaliers Dominate Raptors Again as LeBron James Posts Triple Double


At least the Toronto Raptors mixed it up. They missed layups and 3-pointers, midrange jumpers and hook shots, ensuring that they were equal-opportunity bricklayers. On Thursday night, with hope already in short supply, the Raptors slogged their way through the final minutes of the first half, missing nine straight field-goal attempts.

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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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5 NCAA tournament stars who will drive NBA teams mad

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It’s one of the most wonderful times of the year: March Madness. You have your bracket(s) ready. Your boss understands what you’ll be doing today. And your alma mater is (hopefully) ready for a deep tournament run. What about the players who will actually take the floor and decide the games, though? Are you up to speed with them? Don’t worry; no one could be expected to know every player in this year’s field. What’s really important is being able to hold your own in bar debates with your friends as we march toward the Final Four and a new national champion.

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