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NBA Playoffs 2016: 3 Keys - How the Golden State Warriors can be competitive again versus OKC
NBA Playoffs 2016: 3 Keys - How the Golden State Warriors can be competitive again versus OKC

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green haven’t been at their best against the ThunderAfter a record breaking 73 win regular season, the Golden State Warriors, trailing 3-1 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, have their backs against the wall and will face elimination in Game 5 at the Oracle Arena.Given that they had just beaten the 67 win San Antonio Spurs in the Conference Semifinals, everybody anticipated the Thunder

May 26 2016
2016 NBA Western Finals: Thunder stun Warriors in Game 1
2016 NBA Western Finals: Thunder stun Warriors in Game 1

Left to Right: Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Kevin Durant and Randy Foye.[1] Golden State Warriors 102-108 [3] Oklahoma City Thunder [OKC leads series 1-0]Oklahoma City Thunder are the only team in NBA history to face two teams in the same post-season that have won more than 65 games in the regular season, but that doesn’t seem to scare them. En route to handing the Golden State Warriors their first home loss of these Playoffs, the Thu

May 17 2016
NBA Playoffs 2016: Thunder halt Spurs to book Western Conference finals date with Warriors
NBA Playoffs 2016: Thunder halt Spurs to book Western Conference finals date with Warriors

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, pictured here with teammate Serge Ibaka, starred in OKC’s winOklahoma City Thunder pulled off a decisive victory against the San Antonio Spurs, beating them 113-99 in Oklahoma City today. After four consecutive close games in a row, today Thunder took apart the Spurs from early on in the game, and had a 55-31 lead by the end of the first half.The Spurs attempted to scramble back in the final quarter to sa

May 13 2016
NBA Tuesday round-up: Thunder clinch Spurs victory, take 3-2 lead
NBA Tuesday round-up: Thunder clinch Spurs victory, take 3-2 lead

Westbrook starrred in his team's last-minute win over the SpursOklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs in Texas 95-91 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semi-finals today. Point guard Russell Westbrook top scored for Thunder with 35 points and 11 assists to take his team over the line, with Thunder edging out the Spurs in the final minutes of the game.Kevin Durant backed up Westbrook’s attack with 23 points. The win h

May 11 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavs take commanding 3-0 lead; Spurs retake home court advantage
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavs take commanding 3-0 lead; Spurs retake home court advantage

Iman Shumpert, Kevin Love and LeBron James starred for the Cavs[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 121-108 [4] Atlanta Hawks [Cleveland lead series 3-0]Down 0-2 in the series and desperately in need of a win in the series to remain competitive, the Atlanta Hawks started Thabo Sefolosha in place of Kyle Korver. The trick seemed to work right up until the Atlanta went cold on offense in the last eight minutes of the game.Leading 103-99 with eight minutes

NBA Monday recap: LeBron fires as Cavaliers win Game 1
NBA Monday recap: LeBron fires as Cavaliers win Game 1

Four-time MVP LeBron James led the Cavs’ attackCleveland Cavaliers 103-94 Atlanta HawksPlaying at home, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a close win over the Atlanta Hawks to win their first game of the playoffs. It was four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James who led the Cavs’ charge, scoring 25 points during the match with a further 9 assists and 7 rebounds to take his side to the win.Teammate Kyrie Irving backed up LeBron’

May 3 2016
Warriors' Head Coach Steve Kerr wins 2015-16 KIA NBA Coach of the Year Award
Warriors' Head Coach Steve Kerr wins 2015-16 KIA NBA Coach of the Year Award

Steve KerrGolden State Warriors’ Head Coach Steve Kerr, whose team won NBA record – 73 wins this season, was named the 2015-16 KIA NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced on Tuesday morning. Kerr becomes the third Warriors Head Coach in franchise history to be named Coach of the Year, after Don Nelson in 1991-92 and Alex Hannum in 1963-64.The NBA’s official twitter handle was the first to announce the news:Golden State @Wa

Apr 26 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Spurs and Cavaliers advance to next round, Warriors blowout Rockets in Game 4
2016 NBA Playoffs: Spurs and Cavaliers advance to next round, Warriors blowout Rockets in Game 4

 Game 4 of Warriors and Rockets was a chippy contest[1] Golden State Warriors 121-94 [8] Houston Rockets [Golden State leads series 3-1]If the regular season wasn’t enough, Game 4 of their first round match-up with the defending champions showed the poor form the Houston Rockets have been in. With Stephen Curry in the game till half-time, the Rockets still managed to keep the scores tied heading into the locker room.It was the third qu

Apr 25 2016
NBA Playoffs: Thomas' 42 points helps Celtics pull one back;Spurs continue their march
NBA Playoffs: Thomas' 42 points helps Celtics pull one back;Spurs continue their march

 Isiah Thomas outclassed all on the night by a fair distance on night1.Cleveland Cavaliers 101-90 Detroit PistonsLed by Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers made it 3-0 in the NBA Playoffs against Detroit Pistons, defeating 101-90 on their home turf on Friday night. Irving contributed a significant 26 points on the night while James and Kevin Love netted 20 points each to lead the 2015 runners-up to a 3rd win. For

Apr 23 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Spurs and Hawks take 2-0 lead with dominating home wins
2016 NBA Playoffs: Spurs and Hawks take 2-0 lead with dominating home wins

Al Horford and Kyle Korver were the biggest contributors to the Hawks’ Game 2 win over the Celtics.[4] Atlanta Hawks 89-72 [5] Boston CelticsFifth seeded Boston Celtics lost a really close Game 1 (101-102) to the fourth seeded Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. However, there was reason for them to not remain confident heading into Game 2 of the series. They were set to miss Avery Bradley, their best defender and second most eff

Apr 20 2016
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard wins KIA NBA Defensive Player of the Year for second year running
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard wins KIA NBA Defensive Player of the Year for second year running

Kawhi Leonard receiving his second straight DPOY award from KIA Vice President Percy Vaughn.Early Monday morning, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named the KIA NBA 2015-16 Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY). He became the first non-center to win the award in back to back years since Dennis Rodman in did it in 1990 and 1991.Leonard is also the first perimeter player since Sidney Moncrief (1982-84) to win the DPOY award

Apr 18 2016
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers' Big 3 deliver in win over Pistons, Spurs defeat Grizzlies by 32 points
2016 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers' Big 3 deliver in win over Pistons, Spurs defeat Grizzlies by 32 points

Cleveland’s Big 3 were the only players to score in double figures on Sunday afternoon.[1] Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 [8] Detroit Pistons [Cleveland lead series 1-0]Heading into his 11th post-season, LeBron James was preparing for a round in the Playoffs which has never made him sweat a lot. In all of his 10 Playoff seasons so far, James has never lost in the first round and since the 2014 Playoffs, he’s never lost a game i

Apr 18 2016
NBA Coach Of The Year: 2015-16
NBA Coach Of The Year: 2015-16

Erik Spoelstra of Miami HeatThrowing a fit, barking up the referee’s face, more looks at the shot clock than almost anybody else on the basketball court, the men and women that suit up and occupy the benches on the sidelines of the game, are the ones who see it all.The coaches in every NBA season manage to produce something wonderful, in terms of leadership and drive. This season has been no different and amongst the list of players on ever

Apr 16 2016
2016 NBA Western Conference Playoffs predictions
2016 NBA Western Conference Playoffs predictions

Golden State Warriors are heavy favourites to win the NBA Championship For the better part of the last decade, the Western Conference has been the hands down favourite when compared to the East. Last year’s final regular season standings led to numerous nationwide discussions about scrapping the Conferences for the post-season and just entering the Playoffs with the top 16 teams.The league office allowed all that noise to play out

Apr 16 2016
Predicting this season's All-NBA first and second teams
Predicting this season's All-NBA first and second teams

Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a historic 73 win season.The 2015-16 regular season has come to a close and this season has been special for a lot of varied reasons. If the cover story of the season has the rise of a transcendent superstar in Curry, the summary needs to include the Warriors hypnagogic run and Kobe's swansong.So, yes if the season was a roller-coaster the end was one that ensured we have the climax the journey deserved. The

Apr 15 2016
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