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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...

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 ...

Pitino’s praise for Artis not as crazy as it sounds

Pitt senior Jamel Artis received a lofty comparison from Louisville head coach Rick Pitino after his 43-point performance Wednesday night. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 13, 2017

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, the only head coach to lead two different programs to national championships and the only coach to lead three different programs to the Final Four, knows a good player when he sees one. Moments after his No. 14 Cardinals overcame Pitt senior point guard Jamel Arti...

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 ...

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