Behind another extraordinary third quarter from Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors erased a 15-point deficit and claimed Game 7 of the Western Conference finals with a 101-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday at Toyota Center in Houston. Curry scored 14 of his 27 points in the third period as the Warriors secured their fourth consecutive berth in the NBA Finals. “This is a situation we’ve never been in before … to win a Game 7 on the road, keep our composure for the whole series,” Curry said postgame on TNT. “All those hurdles and obstacles, we got over them, so it’s an unbelievable feeling, man. Winning a championship is hard, so this is a testament to that.” The championship series begins on Thursday in Oakland, Calif., with the Cleveland Cavaliers representing the Eastern Conference. The same two teams met in the previous three Finals, with Golden State winning the title in 2015 and 2017 and Cleveland emerging as the champ in … [Read more...] about Warriors sink ice-cold Rockets, head back to NBA Finals
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Sam Amick USA TODAY Sports Published 3:55 p.m. UTC May 29, 2018 HOUSTON – Maybe Chris Paul would have been the difference. Maybe these Houston Rockets, who so fearlessly decided last summer to take on the basketball bully that is the Golden State Warriors, would be NBA Finals-bound now if their Hall of Fame-bound point guard could have played in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. But as Paul sat there watching the Warriors’ 101-92 win unfold at the Toyota Center, his hamstring holding him back and his voice only carrying so far from the sideline, he was likely thinking the same thing as the rest of the viewing public: How could these Rockets go this cold? The Warriors defense woke up in the second half, but Houston failed miserably at its greatest skill when it mattered most: seven-of-44 from three-point range in all, and say hello to your summertime. The Warriors, who trailed by as many as 15 points in their sluggish first … [Read more...] about Warriors rally past Rockets in Game 7 to earn fourth consecutive NBA Finals trip
Editors USA TODAY Published 10:22 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 America remembers the fallen On Memorial Day, the U.S. remembers all soldiers who have died during any act of military service. Today, most government offices and a number of businesses will be closed to honor fallen military men and women. For restaurants and stores that are open, many offer freebies and special discounts to veterans and active military. If you didn’t make any travel plans this year, don’t worry. It might rain anyway. Subtropical Storm Alberto will dump heavy rain across much of the southeastern United States through the long weekend. It's National Burger Day, and the chains are upping their game Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and this year it also happens to coincide with National Burger Day! Several restaurants are celebrating with deals. Participation can vary and in some cases, you'll need to be … [Read more...] about Memorial Day, National Burger Day and NBA Finals: 5 things you need to know Monday
Jeff Zillgitt USA TODAY Sports Published 12:02 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 CLEVELAND – Kyle Korver has run out of superlatives to describe what Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James does. “What I just end up saying now is I’m just glad he’s on my team,” Korver said. He can say that again. With the Cavs facing elimination in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday, James had game highs in points, rebounds and assist: 46, 11 and nine on 17-for-33 shooting, including 5-for-7 on three-pointers, as the Cavs defeated Boston 109-99. “Greatness. Championship pedigree. Giving it his all,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Celtics coach Brad Stevens: “Best player in the game. Special night and special night in Game 4. I can't say enough good things about him.” James, who also added three steals and one block, had 17 points in the second quarter when Cleveland built a double-digit lead, and he scored 14 in the fourth quarter, … [Read more...] about Who’s betting against LeBron James in a Game 7 even on the road?
AFTER a gruelling 82-game regular season, the NBA play-offs have returned. The defending champion Golden State Warriors are again favourites - but enter the post-season with a host of injuries. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the NBA season strong but are not expected to have things their own way in the East, like that had i n previous seasons. A number of upstart teams are expected to make noise in the play-offs. The Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets clinched the No 1 seeds after brilliant regular seasons. Young squads like the Philadelphia 76ers - who ended the season with a 16-game winning streak - and the Portland Trail Blazers could cause an upset or two. When do the NBA play-offs start? The first game of the play-offs is TONIGHT on Saturday, April 14 - with the Warriors facing the San Antonio Spurs at 8pm UK time. There will be games every night until the end of April. Depending on the number of games, the final game of the Finals will be on June 17. MOST READ … [Read more...] about NBA Playoffs 2018: Start time TONIGHT, live streaming and TV channel, who is playing, when are the NBA Finals?