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Raptors Capture First NBA Title

They beat Warriors 114-110 in Game 6

(Newser) - "We the North!" is now "We the Champs!" The Toronto Raptors captured Canada's first NBA championship—and the country's first major title in 26 years—with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise's NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and depleted... More »

Fans' Reaction to Injured Star Doesn't Sit Well

Golden State's Kevin Durant goes down, and Toronto crowd cheers

(Newser) - Some sports injuries are bigger than others, and this one appears to fall onto the monumental side of the scale. One of the NBA's best players, Golden State's Kevin Durant, returned from a leg injury to play Game 5 of the finals against the Toronto Raptors Monday night—... More »

She Took Jay-Z's Drink Order. Then Came the Death Threats

Nicole Curran says misinterpreted look on Bey's face at NBA game led to 'cyberbullying'

(Newser) - Cyberbullying over a citrus slice? That's what Nicole Curran is claiming after an incident at an NBA Finals game Wednesday that she says led to death threats and the deletion of her Instagram account. ESPN reports that Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, had been... More »

Warriors Co-Owner Banned for 'Unacceptable Misconduct'

Mark Stevens shoved, swore at Toronto Raptors player

(Newser) - If the Golden State Warriors stage a comeback and win the NBA Finals, co-owner Mark Stevens won't be there to see it. The Silicon Valley billionaire has been banned from NBA games and team events for a year and fined $500,000 for shoving Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry... More »

Cleveland Player Swears He Didn't Lose Track of Score

But JR Smith's weird decision may have cost the Cavaliers Game 1

(Newser) - Ouch. Golden State beat Cleveland in overtime Thursday in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and everybody on Friday was still talking about the odd move by Cleveland's JR Smith late in regulation. You can watch the video here : With the score tied at 107 in the final seconds,... More »

On the Line for Senators During NBA Finals: Booze

California, Ohio pols bet each other wine, beer as Warriors take on Cavaliers

(Newser) - With the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meeting for their f ourth straight NBA finals , senators from Ohio and California are keeping things interesting with a bet. California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris have bet a case of California chardonnay and a case of beer from Anchor... More »

Cleveland, Golden State Set for 4th Straight NBA Finals

Both won Game 7s in conference finals

(Newser) - Here we go again. And again. And, well, again. Round 4—as many predicted, and others probably lamented—is happening. Cleveland and Golden State will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals, the Warriors looking for a third championship in that span and LeBron James and the... More »

Warriors Clinch NBA Title in Oakland

It was first home series win in Bay Area since 1974

(Newser) - MVP Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Golden State Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast and furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game... More »

Can Cavs Make History? They Just Took Step One

LeBron James and Cleveland now trail Golden State 3-1 in finals

(Newser) - The celebrating after Game 4 was done by Cavaliers fans, not Golden State players, their families, or anyone else dressed in blue and gold who came looking for a historic party. "Cavs in 7! Cavs in 7!" Cleveland fans chanted as they walked toward the exits. Yes, the... More »

In NBA Finals, Rihanna Has Unexpected Role

Kevin Durant seems to glare at her after a taunt

(Newser) - The NBA finals got underway Thursday, and one name making headlines isn't on either the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers. Yes, Rihanna allegedly shouted "Brick!" at Kevin Durant of the Warriors as he prepared to shoot a free throw, and, later, Durant appeared to stare her... More »

LeBron James Just Became a Legend

Cleveland's championship is 'transformative'

(Newser) - LeBron James led his Cleveland Cavaliers to a Game 7 win Sunday night to cap an epic championship series, one in which the Cavs became the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit. Some of the next-morning analysis:
  • If there are any LeBron haters left, it's time
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Ticket to Sunday's NBA Game 7? $50K

StubHub reports its most expensive sale ever—by a lot

(Newser) - There are a lot of things one could purchase with $50,000, including very nice cars or a down payment on a home—or you could buy a few hours with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. As the AFP reports, StubHub has sold the... More »

Steph Curry's Wife Says NBA Is 'Rigged'

Tweet followed Curry's ejection from Game 6

(Newser) - Steph Curry was thrown out of his first NBA game during the Golden State Warriors' 115-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday—and his wife is really not happy about it. In a since-deleted tweet, Ayesha Curry said the league is "... More »

Cancer-Stricken Sportscaster to Work First NBA Finals

Craig Sager calls it a 'great honor'

(Newser) - A beloved NBA sideline reporter will finally get to cover the NBA finals some 34 years into his career and two years into his battle with leukemia. Craig Sager, 64, of TNT—known for donning "the brightest, most colorful suits," per the New York Post —has never... More »

LeBron Leads Heat to 2nd Straight Title

James scores 37 points, nabs MVP

(Newser) - Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It validated the team and its leader, forever cementing their place among the NBA's greats. For the vanquished San Antonio Spurs, it simply compounded the misery of a championship that got away. James... More »

Heat Forces Game 7, Wins OT Thriller

LeBron James and company beat San Antonio

(Newser) - They're going to Game 7 on Thursday night. LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds; Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime; and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory... More »

Spurs Rally, Stun Heat in Game 1

San Antonio surges ahead in 4th quarter to win 92-88

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense. Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker banked in a desperation jumper on a broken play with 5.2 seconds left,... More »

Heat Tops Thunder, Nears Title

LeBron James battles through thigh cramps

(Newser) - A limping, grimacing LeBron James shook off the pain of leg cramps to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer and the Miami Heat held on to edge the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 last night, taking a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals. No team has ever blown a 3-1 lead in... More »

Thunder Drops Game 3 to Heat

Big mistakes result in 91-85 Thunder loss

(Newser) - The lead was 10, the building was quiet, it was late in the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder were on the cusp of grabbing command of the NBA Finals again. Then the mistakes started. Soon, it was the Miami Heat taking the lead in this championship series—and... More »

LeBron: I Know I'm 'Not Superior'

Miami star clarifies his post-game comments

(Newser) - LeBron James was not a happy camper after the Dallas Maverick's win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA finals, and he let everyone know about it . In a clarification today, James said the humanity-dissing comments he made may have been misunderstood, and that when it... More »

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