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Will too much rest kill the Warriors' NBA finals campaign? - The Guardian (blog)

Stephen Curry takes a break during the Western Conference finals. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images. The Golden State Warriors entered the 2016 NBA finals under-rested and overwhelmed. Plagued by questions about Stephen Curry's dodgy knee and ...and more »

Michael Jordan vs. LeBron Is the Avocado Toast Argument for Sports - Newsweek

RTX37OIC LeBron passed MJ in total playoff points, but Jordan averaged five more points per game. USA TODAY SPORTS. Share. Sports LeBron James Michael Jordan NBA Finals. On Thursday night, in the 212th postseason game of his NBA career, LeBron James ...and more »

Kevin Love says Cavaliers' underdog label in NBA finals is 'funny to me' - The Guardian

Cleveland's Kevin Love, left, says the Cavaliers don't feel like underdogs ahead of their third NBA finals showdown with Golden State in as many years. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images. Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone ...and more »

Cavaliers' and Warriors' complete dominance actually illustrates NBA's competitive balance - Chicago Tribune

Despite some complaints from fans about a lack of parity, the NBA has always been a league of dynasties. (Ben Margot / AP). Jerry BrewerWashington Post. There is no hope in the NBA. Cleveland and Golden State are too good. Say those words in the ...and more »

The NBA's Superteam Era: For Better Or Worse? - Sports Illustrated

The Warriors swept their way to the Finals, where they'll once again meet the Cavs, who lost only once in the East. Not everyone thinks such dominance is helping the game. By Lee Jenkins. May 31, 2017. In the second half of the second game of the ...and more »

LeBron James tops Michael Jordan as all-time playoffs scoring leader - ESPN

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoffs scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday. The shot gave ...and more »

Decade of Dominance: LeBron James' first Finals run in Cleveland - (blog)

In the 2007 postseason -- in what was his second playoff run overall -- LeBron James carried the Cavs to their first Finals appearance. Sekou Smith @SekouSmithNBAArchive. May 29, 2017 11:58 AM ET. 5:02. Play. LeBron James' play in the 2007 ...and more »

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's play-off scoring record as he leads Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA finals - The Independent

LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan to become the highest points scorer in NBA play-off history as the Cleveland Cavaliers reached the finals for a third successive year. James scored 35 points in the series-clinching victory against the Boston ...and more »

The NBA Finals everyone predicted is here. But is inevitable dominance good for the league? - The Denver Post

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Kevin Durant (35) talk in the first half during Game 3 of the NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Salt Lake City. By Nick Kosmider | nkosmider ...and more »

Cavaliers' dominant performance eliminates all drama, Celtics - ESPN (blog)

BOSTON -- It's not every day that someone passes Michael Jordan. It's not every day that someone goes to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals. LeBron James is walking history, and he added more chapters to his incredible career Thursday night, leading a ...and more »