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What are the odds: Cleveland has potential as “Believeland”

Pittsburgh Panthers then-running back James Conner dives to score a 14-yard touchdown against Duke in the first overtime at Heinz Field on Nov. 1, 2014. Duke won 51-48 in double overtime. 
Lake Fong/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

With both Pitt and the Steelers back at it after their bye weeks, there’s a lot at stake in sports betting. In this installment of “What are the Odds,” The Pitt News offers our best advice on which bet you should take for the best outcome.

Weekly Pick ‘em: TPN sports staff makes NBA game predictions

Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27) grabs Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) after a foul was called against the Warriors in the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals in Salt Lake City on May 8, 2017.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018

If you enjoyed last week’s “Weekly Pick ‘Em,” then you are sure to enjoy this weeks, as well. In the second edition of “Weekly Pick ‘Em,” the sports staff locks in their best guesses for the upcoming NBA games of the week.

Column: LeBron James stands no chance against the Warriors

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) dunks against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday, June 3, in Oakland, CA. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

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

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James on the court against the Miami Heat in Miami March 27. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

April 6, 2018

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

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is currently dominating the NBA Playoffs, averaging 28.6 points and 5.6 assists per game. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 23, 2017

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

LeBron James won his third NBA championship and third NBA Finals MVP in historic fashion. (TNS)

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

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

LeBron James won his third NBA championship and third NBA Finals MVP in historic fashion. (TNS)

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 20, 2016

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

The Warriors have blown out the Cavaliers in Games 1 and 2 without much help from NBA MVP Stephen Curry. (TNS)

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 7, 2016

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

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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