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TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager is joining ESPN's broadcast for his 1st NBA Finals game

Craig Sager is battling leukemia, but that won't stop him from his first-ever NBA Finals assignment. After nearly 44 years in sports broadcasting, Craig Sager will finally get the chance to cover an NBA Finals game from the sideline....Show More Summary

Draymond Green gave the Cavaliers hope. Can he take it away?

Plus some thoughts on LeBron James' basketball philosophy and greatest moments and the sustainability of Kyrie Irving's shot making. CLEVELAND VIA OAKLAND -- Steve Kerr made it through three questions before he had enough of the Draymond Green talk. Show More Summary

The Warriors aren't the same team without Draymond Green

The Warriors weren't able to close out the Cavaliers in Game 5 at home, and a big reason why was the absence of their do-it-all forward. The Golden State Warriors said they were going to play with a chip on their shoulder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals without the suspended Draymond Green. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving sliced through the Warriors by going into Uncle Drew mode

Kyrie Irving gets buckets. That's who he is, and asking him to be something else misses the point. Some performances, you just can't watch alone. You need to be around friends. You need people with you when Kyrie Irving does something so incredible that it seems almost unreal. Show More Summary

It turns out Draymond Green is actually important

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. NOT YET: Facing elimination in a hostile arena, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving decided the Cavaliers weren't quite done yet, so they each dropped 41 points to push Cleveland to a 112-97 win over the Warriors in Game 5, pulling the series to 3-2. Show More Summary

Kevin Love wanted a high-five from LeBron but got yelled at instead

Aww, Kevin. Kevin Love just wants to be loved. LeBron James just wants Kevin Love to make the right damn rotation. And so we get moments like this from Game 5 of the NBA finals. The look of disappointment and, frankly, a deep and familiar hurt that washes over the face of Kevin Love really plucks your heartstrings. Show More Summary

Screaming Kevin Love is the world's most adaptable sports meme

This is the face of utter terror. pic.twitter.com/PkdZDCZmH9 — Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) June 14, 2016 Kevin Love has seen things over his nine-year NBA career. He has experienced the highs, the lows — sometimes he’s made us laugh. Show More Summary

For a night, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving shut up their critics. It was beautiful

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had each received criticism about their performances in the Finals. They responded with a historic performance to avoid elimination in Game 5. The Larry O'Brien Trophy and the champagne were ready for the Warriors' victory celebration. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry is inspiring the future of basketball. How can that be a bad thing?

The Warriors' MVP is inspiring a generation of young basketball players to imitate him. Contrary to some curmudgeons, that's (mostly) a great thing. Stephen Curry is rocking the ball back and forth on the left wing, staring Oklahoma City's Steven Adams dead in the eyes. Show More Summary

Why traditional big men are the new running backs of the NBA Draft

Unless you're a star, big men aren't worth what they used to be in the NBA Draft. Centers were once the dominant species in the NBA, much like the dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. But like the asteroid that turned dinosaurs into...Show More Summary

Draymond Green can't go to Game 5, so he'll watch it at the Athletics stadium next door

If that idea doesn't work out, though, we have a few more ideas for where Green can hang out. Draymond Green has officially been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a cumulative punishment handed down by the NBA after he struck LeBron...Show More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Warriors 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA Finals Game 5 online

The Warriors will try to end the series at home despite not having Draymond Green available. The Warriors are one win away from repeating as NBA Champions. After beating the Cavaliers in Game 4 to get a 3-1 lead, they will have three...Show More Summary

Is LeBron a baby, or are the Warriors hypocrites?

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Is the NBA season ending on Monday? We'll see! Let's basketball. VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN: Paul Flannery writes about the Warriors' place in the Positional Revolution (shout out to FreeDarko) and how they've done it with defensive versatility more than anything. Show More Summary

Draymond Green suspended for hitting LeBron James in the groin

The Warriors can clinch back-to-back championships on Monday, but they will have to do it without the suspended Draymond Green. Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the league announced on Sunday. A hit heShow More Summary

Stephen Curry defends his new Shuffleboard shoes

The jokes have been flying fast and furious since Under Armour released the Chef Curry Lows, mainly because they look like some Skechers. Curry was asked about the backlash after the Warriors' Game 4 win in Cleveland. STEPH ADDRESSED...Show More Summary

Draymond Green doesn't have to score to be the Warriors' NBA Finals MVP

Green finished Game 4 with just nine points, but he did so many other things to help the Warriors win Game 4. He was the biggest reason why they have a 3-1 series lead. A quick look at the box score will reveal that the Splash Brothers came alive in the Warriors' Game 4 win over the Cavaliers. Show More Summary

LeBron's going to lose another NBA Finals and he's mad as hell

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. BURN: In our first close game of the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers looked poised to tie up the series until they didn't. A masterful defensive effort in the second half helped the Warriors close a Cleveland lead and build a sustainable one of their own. Show More Summary

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

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