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N.B.A. Finals: Cavs vs. Warriors Game 1 Live Updates

Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis from Game 1 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

On Pro Basketball: Against Warriors, Cavaliers Could Render the Regular Season Meaningless

After beating a Golden State team that had 16 more wins in their second N.B.A. finals matchup a year ago, Cleveland is looking to repeat that feat.

2017 N.B.A. Finals: Cavs and Warriors Ready for Game 1

Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis from Game 1 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

Sorry, Cavaliers. It’s Warriors (in Four, Five, Six or Seven).

Editors and writers from The Times predict how the much anticipated N.B.A. finals will play out.

An N.B.A. Throwback: Ads on Jerseys

Players on company teams once sported uniforms emblazoned with logos, like that of Goodyear. When N.B.A. teams begin wearing ads from sponsors next season, Goodyear will again be on a uniform.

LeBron James’s Los Angeles Home Painted With Racial Slur, Police Say

The slur had already been covered up by the time the police arrived. James’s Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors in the N.B.A. finals, starting Thursday.

The Warriors, Once the N.B.A.’s Darlings, Flirt With the Villains’ Role

Things turned when Golden State signed Kevin Durant because fans want “Hulk Hogan versus Andre the Giant, not for them to tag-team together.”

On Pro Basketball: The One Thing LeBron James Can’t Win: A Comparison to Michael Jordan

By playing in different eras, the outspoken James and the follow-the-rules Jordan are like apples and oranges.

Sports Briefing: Enes Kanter Scoffs at Report on Turkish Warrant

Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkey’s president, wrote on Twitter, “I will come on my own will anyway, to spit on your ugly, hateful faces.”

Them Again? And Again? Warriors-Cavaliers Finals Are an N.B.A. First

A third consecutive championship matchup, never before seen in the N.B.A., is a rarity in any professional team sport.

Greater Than Michael Jordan? LeBron James Says It Doesn’t Matter

James, the Cavaliers star, says that trying to pass Jordan, the Bulls legend, in titles, points or Most Valuable Player Awards is merely motivation.

N.B.A. All-Star Game Back in Charlotte in 2019

The game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the N.B.A. moved it because of a state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.

Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99: Kyrie Irving Scores 42 to Help Cavaliers Rally Past Celtics

Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as Cleveland moved to within one game of returning to the finals.

On Pro Basketball: Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Gets Quite a Send-Off, but Will He Retire?

After 15 seasons in San Antonio, Ginobili, 39, said he would weigh retirement in the coming weeks.

Warriors Sweep Spurs to Reach Third Finals in Three Years

Stephen Curry scored 36 points, and Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds, as Golden State advanced to the N.B.A.’s championship series to face either Cleveland, for the third straight time, or Boston.

N.B.A. Player Enes Kanter Blames Erdogan for Detention in Romania

Kanter, a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was stuck at a Bucharest airport for hours because Turkey had canceled his travel documents.

Knicks Will Not Renew Contract of Josh Longstaff, an Assistant Coach

Longstaff was a favorite of the Knicks’ young star Kristaps Porzingis, who is on rocky terrain with the team after he skipped his exit meeting last month.

Celtics’ Upset of Cavaliers Stretches Out a Foregone Conclusion

Boston trails the Cavaliers by only two games to one, but before you make plans for a Game 7, consider the unusual events that led to Sunday’s surprising win.

Celtics 111, Cavaliers 108 | Cleveland Leads Series, 2-1: Celtics Rally to Send Cavaliers to First Loss of the Postseason

Boston trailed by 21 in the third quarter and won on Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with less than a second to go. The Celtics held LeBron James to 11 points.

On Pro Basketball: Did Anyone Think These Warriors Would Have Trouble Meshing?

If so, they were wrong. All the new pieces have fit nicely, and now Golden State is on the verge of sweeping the Spurs and roaring into the N.B.A. finals.

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