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NBA Finals: Warriors lead Cavaliers 28-15 after one quarter in Game 6

By Michael Beaven Published: June 16, 2015

CLEVELAND: Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala got into a shooting groove in the first quarter and helped the Warriors to a double-digit lead heading into the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 7-2 lead early in the first quarter, but the Warriors rallied back to hold a 13-8 edge moments later with Curry scoring nine points during the run.

Iguodala then got hot with two jumpers and a 3-pointer as the Warriors advantage reached 23-15 with under two minutes to go in the quarter. A Festus Ezeli dunk and a Harrison Barnes 3-pointer followed as Golden State dictated the tempo of the game.

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NBA Finals: LeBron James 'wouldn't feel good about' winning MVP award in losing effort

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 16, 2015

INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James dismissed Tuesday the idea he could win the Most Valuable Player award of these NBA Finals even if the Cavaliers lose. They enter tonight’s Game 6 facing elimination against the Golden State Warriors despite James’ sparkling efforts.

“I wouldn’t feel good about it at all,” James said. “At the end of the day I’m here to win a team prize, and that’s to win a championship, not an individual prize.”

James’ candidacy has gained steam in recent days. He is averaging 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists in this series and has carried the Cavs to six games despite the losses of All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

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NBA Finals Game 6 Preview: Warriors at Cavs

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 16, 2015

 

Time: 9 p.m.; Place: Quicken Loans Arena

TV: ABC

Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM,  La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish)

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Warriors 104, Cavs 91; Jason Lloyd's 35 thoughts on LeBron's greatness, missing Mozgov

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 15, 2015

 

OAKLAND, CALIF.: Thirty-five thoughts for 35 3-point attempts in the Cavaliers’ 104-91 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals…

1. When Timofey Mozgov departed less than five minutes into Game 5, Warriors coach Steve Kerr thought he got them. This was the night, Kerr said later, Steph Curry was going to cut loose.

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LeBron James' triple-double not enough, Cavaliers fall to Warriors 104-91 and trail in series 3-2

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 14, 2015

 

OAKLAND, CALIF.: Despite another monster effort from LeBron James, the Cavaliers are down to their last breath.

James’ remarkable postseason run continued with 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but the Cavs fell to the Golden State Warriors 104-91 Sunday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors hold a 3-2 lead in the series with Game 6, and perhaps the Cavs’ last game of the season, scheduled for Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

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NBA Finals: Golden State leads Cleveland Cavaliers 76-67 after third quarter

By George Thomas Published: June 14, 2015

Warriors 73, Cavs 67

The third quarter simmered low and slow as the Cavaliers should have wanted it.  LeBron James looked as if he was saving energy.  They needed to keep it close and neither team delivered a knockout punch or anything resembling a run for that matter until the period’s latter stages as the Warriors mustered a 13-4 run.  The cliché about every possession mattering was never truer for most of the quarter, but all eyes were on the final two minutes in the quarter when James sat on the bench for those closing two minutes.  But with James on the bench, the Warriors eked out a modest lead.  Neither team shot particularly well as the Warriors connected on 33 percent of their shots and the Cavs hit on 30 percent. The Cavs held a slim lead on rebounds 30-29.

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Points: LeBron James (Cavs), 24

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NBA Finals: Warriors lead the Cleveland Cavaliers 51-50 at half

By George Thomas Published: June 14, 2015

Golden State 51, Cavaliers 50

J.R. Smith looked to return to form in the first half, scoring 14 points, but he quickly cooled down, leaving LeBron James to continue carrying the load for the Cavaliers as they battled through a first half that alternated between the way they wanted to play and the Warriors wanted things to go. The score said it was virtually a draw as the lead changed hands 12 times in the opening two quarters.   The primary difference:  the Cavs’ inability to hit shots early on often looking a bit reckless.  The Warriors outshot them 54 percent to 42 percent. To the Cavs’ credit, they committed five first quarter turnovers in the first quarter, but none after.  The primary problem:  not being able to gain an advantage on the glass.  The half ended with the team each owning 20 rebounds and no discernible advantage going forward. 

Leaders

Points: LeBron James (Cavs), 20

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NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors tied at 22 after 1Q

By George Thomas Published: June 14, 2015

It was supposed to be basketball, but in this case, the game within the game – more like chess – revealed itself early in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Steve Kerry threw a wrench in the works by showing a new wrinkle.  Timofey Mozgov’s 28-point performance in the prior meeting apparently got the Warriors’ attention and anytime the Cavs center touched the ball in the paint, two Warriors hung all over him.  It led to turnovers and a bit of confusion.  It also led Mozgov to bench and the Cavs matched the small lineup Golden State played in Game 4.  The Cavs calmed down, found some offensive flow and despite the Warriors quickened the pace for a brief stretch of time, the Cavs got things back to what was likely their comfort level, slowing things down, going deep into the shot clock.  They replaced early recklessness with that and held the Warriors to a draw in the first quarter.

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Points: Draymond Green (Warriors), 10

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NBA Finals Game 5 Preview: Cavs at Warriors

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 14, 2015

 

Time: 8 p.m.; Place: Oracle Arena

TV: ABC

Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM,  La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish)

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