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Column: LeBron James stands no chance against the Warriors

Column: LeBron James stands no chance against the Warriors

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The Golden State Warriors followed up their thrilling overtime victory in game one of the NBA Finals with a more dominant result in game two Sunday night, trouncing the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-103 with help from a record-setting performance by two-time MVP point guard Stephen Curry. The basket se...

Take 5: Pirates, playoffs, PGA tour

Take 5: Pirates, playoffs, PGA tour

By The Pitt News Staff

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

There are just two weeks left in the semester and classes are winding down at Pitt. The same can’t be said for news in the sports world. The Pitt News staff is back with a weekly roundup of this week’s best. More of the same Are the Houston Rockets leading the West? Yes. Have the Cleveland Caval...

COLUMN: Two-team league makes NBA unwatchable

COLUMN: Two-team league makes NBA unwatchable

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Over the last few years, the NBA has developed a clear hierarchy — and it’s badly hurting the league’s appeal. Heading into the 2016-17 regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors were the two teams everybody expected in the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers were the reigning ...

NBA 2016-17 season preview: James against the world

NBA 2016-17 season preview: James against the world

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Sports

It’s hard to remember a season where so many NBA teams have seemingly so little hope for a championship. Which is why the prevailing thought Tuesday night at the onset of the 2016-17 NBA season might be: “The Warriors are going to win, so why bother?” On paper, there are essentially only two ...

Cavs’ improbable title win vindicates Coach Lue

Cavs’ improbable title win vindicates Coach Lue

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

The old saying goes, “There’s no crying in baseball,” but there sure is a lot of it in basketball –– at least when you pull off the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history. Led by an otherworldly effort from LeBron James in Games 5, 6 and 7, the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 seri...

Strength in Numbers: Warriors routing Cavaliers without usual star power

Strength in Numbers: Warriors routing Cavaliers without usual star power

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Last year’s NBA Finals was exciting. The rematch was supposed to be even better. Instead, the defending champion Golden State Warriors have blown the visiting Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers off the court in the first two games, sending them back to Cleveland searching for answers...

Finding faults in LeBron James an irritatingly off-base excercise

Finding faults in LeBron James an irritatingly off-base excercise

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

June 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In the choose-your-own-adventure book that has been LeBron James’ basketball career, it appears that the final page is inevitable — polarization.The greatest basketball player in the world — a title that only the most out-of-touch and hard-headed fans would even consider disputing — has inexp...

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