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May 2018

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NBA Finals: Five Things That Will Decide Warriors Vs Cavs

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The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers face each other in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year, and this latest installment could be the most one-sided affair of them all. The Warriors are overwhelming favorite to defend their title, but can LeBron James raise the bar yet again in what could be his last ever series with the Cavs? The Warriors won their second title in three years by beating the Cavs 4-1.

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Celtics’ Marcus Smart: ‘I’m worth more than $12-14 million’

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The Celtics and Marcus Smartdidn’t agree to a contract extension last offseason, which was unsurprising. Smart was a difficult player to evaluate. Well, a year later, Smart still defends all three perimeter positions well, hustles all over the court, looks OK as a distributor and struggles mightily as a shooter, particularly beyond the arc.

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With youth, talent and two All-Stars coming back, can anything stop Celtics’ ascent next season?

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Has there been a team in NBA history that can pivot from a crushing conference finals loss to “Holy crap, we could be a title favorite next season” quicker than the Boston Celtics? The Celtics came up a win shy of being the first team to oust LeBron James in the conference playoffs in eight years, and next season will reintroduce two All-Star, 20-plus-point scorers into the lineup. Brad Stevens wasn’t interested in entertaining questions about next season after Sunday’s Game 7 defeat.

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Cavaliers’ Kevin Love in concussion protocol, uncertain for NBA Finals Game 1

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Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love remains in the NBA's concussion protocol, and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors is uncertain. Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters Tuesday before the team flew to Oakland that he was "not sure" if Love would be able to play. Love missed almost all of Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference finals following a head-to-head collision with Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter on Friday.

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Cavaliers’ Kevin Love in concussion protocol, uncertain for NBA Finals Game 1

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Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love remains in the NBA's concussion protocol, and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors is uncertain. Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters Tuesday before the team flew to Oakland that he was "not sure" if Love would be able to play. Love missed almost all of Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference finals following a head-to-head collision with Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter on Friday.

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Belichick, Cora have a unique appreciation for the job Brad Stevens has done

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The oldest and newest members of the Boston pro coaching fraternity see lessons that can be taken from Celtics coach Brad Stevens guiding his team on an improbable playoff run. "Coach Stevens is incredible," Belichick told Greg Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal. "He always points out that the players are the ones who, regardless of the situation, have made this a special team, defying all expectations and adversity game after game after game.

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Warriors’ Victory Scores 15M Viewers To Be Most Watched NBA Game This Season – Update

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The Houston Rockets didn’t have an injured Chris Paul on the court once again, and once again the Golden State Warriors proved the victors with a 101-92 win in the first Game 7 of a Western Conference Finals since 2016, when the Warriors beat the Oklahoma Thunder. As the Cleveland Cavaliers triumphed over the Boston Celtics in their Game 7 on Sudy to take the Eastern Conference crown, it means the 2018 NBA Finals will look a lot like they did in 2015, 2016 and 2017, with Steph Curry’s and LeBron James’ teams facing off again.

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