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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

Warriors vs. Cavaliers 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA Finals Game 3 online

The Cavaliers try to salvage their season back home in Cleveland. And so the series moves back to Cleveland, where the Cavaliers will try to salvage their season after getting blown out in both Games 1 and 2. Nothing has gone right for Cleveland thus far. Show More Summary

Time for LeBron to put on his hot take armor

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. NOW OR NEVER: The Cavaliers face their fate on Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ABC. If the Warriors win Game 3, we can all go home. If the Cavaliers pull it out, we know the series will survive the weekend and maybe longer. Show More Summary

How Steph and Klay are helping the Warriors dominate, even when they're not scoring

Don't confuse the Splash Brothers' lack of scoring with a lack of impact. Here's how their mere presence is scrambling Cleveland's defense. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have been relatively quiet thus far in the NBA Finals, combining for only 55 points between them through two games. Show More Summary

You can't compare the ways the Warriors and Cavaliers were built

The Warriors and Cavaliers both got here through very different strategies, and it's tempting to favor the Warriors'. But they also share one thing in common: luck. The Golden State Warriors were built methodically and brilliantly. When...Show More Summary

Limited Upside, Episode 40: Blame everyone on the Cavaliers, including LeBron James

Is LeBron skirting off easy after the Cavaliers' Game 2 blowout loss, or is he really being let down by his teammates? Truth be told, the answer is both. Game 2 is in the books, and those books won't exactly sit on the shelves of bookstores everywhere. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry will opt out of the Olympics, and more NBA players could follow

Curry is worried about recovering from his knee injury, but other players are reportedly worried about the Zika virus. Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will not participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, and he...Show More Summary

The Cavaliers have forgotten everything that made their offense great earlier in the playoffs

Golden State's defense is great, but the Cavaliers' offense should still be much, much better than this. There are so many ways we can praise the unstoppable Golden State Warriors machine. Their offense remains explosive, their roleShow More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: Draymond Green is on the edge

? The List ICYMI Say What Vine Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up Draymond Green is on the edge Paul Flannery OAKLAND -- Here’s a mildly bold statement: Draymond Green was the best player on the floor in Game 1 of the Finals.Show More Summary

Shaun Livingston's throwback game still works beautifully in this era

The Warriors' guard doesn't shoot threes, but manages to check every other box, even the ones analytics practitioners admire. On the most prolific deep-shooting team of all time, Shaun Livingston stands out. Among all guards who played...Show More Summary

Limited Upside, Episode 39: The Cavaliers learned they aren't playing East teams anymore

We break down the Cavaliers' lack of intensity and the Warriors' bench success in Game 1, then figure out what Cleveland must change to get back in this series. Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals is in the books, and the Cleveland Cavaliers did not look ready to meet the challenge. Show More Summary

If the Sixers trade Nerlens Noel for Jeff Teague, The Process is dead

Sam Hinkie never would have traded a young rim protector for an older point guard about to hit free agency. Is that a good thing or a bad thing for the Sixers? The Vertical's Shams Charania reports that the Sixers have discussed a deal centering on Jeff Teague and Nerlens Noel with the Hawks. Show More Summary

NBA Finals 2016: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were miserable, and the Warriors won anyway

The Warriors' top-two scorers had bad games, yet Golden State won the game despite their struggles. That doesn't bode well for Cleveland. "Even the best players in the world have bad nights," Steve Kerr told reporters after Game 1 of the NBA Finals when he was asked about Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's poor games. Show More Summary

Shaun Livingston, NBA Finals MVP?

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. UH... WHAT WAS THAT? Sure, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson will combine to shoot 8-of-27 and score a combined total of 20 points. Sure, J.R. Show More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Warriors 2016 final score: Golden State takes 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were quiet most of the game, but they hit huge daggers to put Cleveland away. If the Cleveland Cavaliers had been waiting all season for a Finals rematch against the Golden State Warriors, then surely Game 1 didn't quite go as planned. Show More Summary

Game 1 of the NBA Finals got heated over an accidental shot to the groin

The postseason of the nutshot rolls on. During Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Matthew Dellavedova walloped Andre Iguodala right in the genitals: Iguodala was understandably upset, and there was a bit of a tussle. But cooler heads prevailed, and after the officials watched replay, they determined that Dellavedova was going for the ball, not the balls. Show More Summary

Denzel Valentine is going to make one NBA team look very smart

Stop focusing on Denzel Valentine's limitations. The Michigan State senior is one of the best "basketball players" in the 2016 NBA Draft. CHICAGO -- Denzel Valentine knew the pressure was on entering his senior season at Michigan State. Show More Summary

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert once put a fart machine under Mike Brown's chair during a press conference

Wut. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has a love of pranks that almost caused severe embarrassment for former coach Mike Brown. LeBron James has been trying to bring the hardworking culture he learned with the Miami Heat to Cleveland. Show More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Warriors odds, NBA Finals 2016: Golden State opens Finals as favorite at home

The Golden State Warriors have been set as the betting favorites as they get ready to open the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Golden State Warriors are 11-1 straight up and against the spread in their last 12 games at home including a 9-1 SU and ATS home record this postseason. Show More Summary

Cavaliers vs. Warriors 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NBA Finals Game 1 online

The Cavaliers will look to avenge last season's loss to the Warriors when the NBA Finals start on Thursday. The NBA Finals are finally here. After three rounds of inter conference battles, the best teams in the East and the West will fight for the title. Show More Summary

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