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NBA Finals 2016: The Warriors tricked the Cavaliers into their least effective offense

Cleveland's fourth quarter was filled with isolation that left them with a single point for six-plus minutes, and that's what ultimately cost them. There's already enough for offenses to navigate when playing the Golden State Warriors: their stifling individual defenders and their seamlessly switching small ball attacks, for one. Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Cavaliers 2016 final score: Golden State is one win away after 108-97 win in Game 4

The Warriors took Game 4 with a convincing second half that puts them a win away from winning the 2016 championship. The Golden State Warriors are a game away from their second-straight NBA championship after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-97 in Game 4 on Friday. Show More Summary

LeBron James tried to step over Draymond Green and things got heated

LeBron James tried to make Draymond Green the Tyronn Lue to his Allen Iverson. (Awkward for Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.) LeBron James and Draymond Green nearly scuffled in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, getting in each other's...Show More Summary

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry turned a bad Warriors turnover into a great defensive play

How do they do it? The Splash Brothers can do more than just shoot. They can also cover up each others' mistakes. After Steph Curry turned over the ball with an ill-advised pass, Klay Thompson was able to run back on D and block Kyrie Irving's shot. Show More Summary

The Lynx are winning because their stars are brilliant, but they need more help

The Lynx's perfect start to this year's WNBA season has masked a key flaw that could come back to bite them down the road. The Minnesota Lynx played a competitive 40 minutes for the first time all season in a close 89-81 win over the...Show More Summary

The Cavaliers should trade Kevin Love this summer, but where?

Game 3 reminded us that Kevin Love is often an awkward fit in Cleveland. Let's talk about his future. There are a number of reasons the Cleveland Cavaliers reversed the tide in Game 3 and blew the Golden State Warriors off the floor....Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Cavaliers odds, 2016 NBA Finals: Cleveland small favorite at home for Game 4

The Cleveland Cavaliers are small favorites for Game 4 of the NBA Finals as they look to even up the series with the Golden State Warriors. The Cleveland Cavaliers are a perfect 7-0 straight up and against the spread in their last seven games on home court. Show More Summary

Warriors vs. Cavaliers 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA Finals Game 4 online

After blowing out the Warriors on Wednesday, the Cavaliers can make it a series with another home win. The Cavaliers finally showed some life in the NBA Finals. After two losses in Oakland, they blew out the Warriors in Game 3 and now trail 2-1. Show More Summary

Steph Curry's shoes have more losses than the Warriors

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. IS THIS A SERIES? We're about to find out on Friday as Game 4 of the NBA Finals arrives at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. If the Cavaliers win again, we're going back to Oakland with no room for error for either team. Show More Summary

NBA Finals 2016: Celebrate the excitement of Cavaliers vs. Warriors with the latest jerseys and apparel

The NBA Finals are heating up as the Cavaliers took Game 3. If you need the gear to rep your team, the SB Nation sports shop has you covered. The Cleveland Cavaliers made it an actual series in Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors. Show More Summary

Limited Upside, Episode 41: No Kevin Love, no problem

We discuss the Cavaliers' Game 3 blowout victory, the awkward Kevin Love dilemma it yields and more in this week's podcast. Another NBA Finals game, another blowout, another podcast to talk about it. David Zavac, the managing editorShow More Summary

Malachi Richardson is the champion of the eye test at the 2016 NBA Draft

The Syracuse wing has the look of an NBA wing even if the numbers behind his freshman season don't support it. Malachi Richardson was never supposed to be a one-and-done. Even as a McDonald's All-American, the Syracuse wing spent nearly the entirety of his freshman season without seeing his name in mock drafts. Show More Summary

The simple adjustment Cleveland made to revive Kyrie Irving

An adjustment to the game plan allowed Kyrie to be Kyrie and the result was a fantastic performance. After two blowout losses in Oakland, it was clear that the Cavaliers needed to find a spark as the series moved to Cleveland. SinceShow More Summary

The Cavaliers had nothing but awkward silence in response to a reporter's metaphorical question

The Cavaliers brought some life to the NBA Finals with a 120-90 win over the Warriors on Wednesday. During a postgame conference, one reporter wanted to know how the Cavs are going to keep Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson from being their...Show More Summary

The NBA Finals are a huge pile of garbage (time)

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. IT'S ON: They say a series begins when a home team loses. In this case, the series begins when the team down 2-0 wallops the 73-win team by 30 at home. Show More Summary

NBA Finals 2016: No Kevin Love, no problem for Cavaliers in Game 3 smackdown

Playing at home without Kevin Love proved a big difference for Cleveland in Game 3. The Cleveland Cavaliers needed things to be different in Game 3, and playing at home without Kevin Love, they were in a 120-90 blowout win over the Golden State Warriors. Show More Summary

The NBA Finals get real but stay absurd

Heading into Game 4, both the Warriors and Cavaliers have some decisions to make. CLEVELAND -- Basketball is such a weird game. Could it be that the presence of Richard Jefferson, a 15-year vet who was once part of a massive salary dump...Show More Summary

Muhammad Ali’s activism shines a light on an opportunity for NBA players

The league and its key players are in a unique position to continue the conversation that Ali started. Muhammad Ali was truly incomparable. As Daniel Roberts wrote, "Greatest stood alone, floating, butterfly-like, unencumbered by a noun...Show More Summary

Stephen and Ayesha Curry face swapped and this is deeply upsetting

had to share. Our interpretations of each other via face swap. Because yes A video posted by Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:49am PDT Seeing couples face swap is nothing new. If you scroll down your Facebook feed you probably have a face-swapped picture on there from someone. Show More Summary

Kevin Love ruled out for Game 3 after failing to clear concussion protocol

The Cavaliers power forward didn't make it through the NBA's concussion protocol and has to sit out a crucial game. The Cleveland Cavaliers are already down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and now the Cavaliers will...Show More Summary

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