Golden State pounds Houston 115-86 to force Game 7 in Western Finals

The Houston Rockets are returning home, much to their chagrin the Golden State Warriors are following them. Golden State’s 115-86 defeat of the Rockets, who were without Chris Paul, in game 6 sets up the Western Conference Finals for a game 7, the ultimate win-or-go home scenario. The real Klay Thompson finally showed up and dropped 35 points, including nine three-pointers on 13-of-23 shooting. Stephen Curry scored 29 points on 12-of-23 shooting, while Kevin Durant scored 23, but only shot 6-of-17 from the floor. James Harden scored 32, but missed…

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NBA Conference Finals Part 1: The East- A battle of conflicting styles

The Celtics are enjoying a , surprising to many, 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The matchup is a clash of essentially diametrically opposing styles: the system of the Cavaliers that is reliant on the greatness of Mr. Lebron James versus the more all-hands-on-deck approach of the Boston Celtics. The initial path this series has taken has truly exposed the Cavaliers’ style of play that accentuates the talents of one player and diminishes and relegates that of the other players to supporting cogs is highly…

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Celtics overcome big game from Lebron to take 2-0 Lead

Down 1-0 after getting their clocks cleaned 108-83 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers could not afford to be in a 2-0 hole when the series heads back to Ohio. Game 2 was a much of a must win as the Cavaliers have faced this season. Lebron James was not his usual super human self, only scoring 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting and looking less and less invested in the game as it wore on and it became evident that the Cavaliers would not be…

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Warriors steal homecourt with 119-106 win in Game 1 of West Finals

After 82 games of the regular season and two rounds of the playoffs, the playoff series that has been anticipated nearly all season is finally upon us, the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. As could be expected, the Rockets came out energetically, leading as much as by nine points in the first quarter. Golden State would rally back, closing the deficit to one at 30-29 at the close of the period. The Warriors would draw even at 33 with 10:32 left in the…

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James and Love with big games as Cavaliers defeat Raptors 128-110 in Game 2

It is not looking good for the Toronto Raptors. After absolutely gifting game 1 to Cleveland, game 2 was the most important game of the Raptors’ season. Apparently everyone knew that except the Toronto Raptors themselves. Powered by 43 points and 14 assists from Lebron James and 31 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Love, the Cavaliers defeated the Raptors 128-110 to go up 2-0 in their second-round playoff series. Unlike Game 1 where the Raptors let a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, Toronto did not mess around in…

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Stephen Curry out for Game 1; May see limited role for Game 2

With the timetable moved up for his eventual return, there was speculation that Stephen Curry may be available for Game 1 of their series against the New Orleans Pelicans. According to Warriors’ Head Coach Steve Kerr, the two-time MVP will not play in Game 1, but is likely to make his return Tuesday for Game 2. He added that Curry could be on a minutes restriction or even come off the bench. Steph will not play tonight … very likely to play Game 2, according to Kerr — Colin Ward-Henninger…

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Adidas Debuts Crazylight Boost 2015 for NBA playoffs

Adidas has introduced the Crazylight Boost 2015. The shoe marks the first time a basketball shoe has made use of the company’s Primeknit technology. You will see the shoe in action this postseason on the feet of the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry, Atlanta Hawks’ Jeff Teague, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley.  

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