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The 2017 NBA Finals will see the Cleveland Cavaliers face off against the Golden State Warriors . That may sound like a lot of cash (and it is!) but it's much cheaper than the lowest-priced tickets during NBA Finals' games in Oakland in 2016 ($665) and 2015 ($594).
  • Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

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    Still, because ESPN has to have something to show and Charles Barkley can't be given enough new material, the National Basketball Association staged its annual playoffs anyway, foisting teams like the Trail Blazers, Thunder and Pacers on a public that did nothing to deserve such treatment.
  • Penguins' Hornqvist to play Game 1 vs. Predators

    Penguins' Hornqvist to play Game 1 vs. Predators

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    Either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Nashville Predators are poised to take home the hardware this year. And the deeper you go, the less you get. "If we get him back that would be a huge boost for us". Rinne has spent his entire career with the Predators, and until recently he was at the top of the list of National Hockey League goalies with most playoff wins that had yet to reach a Final.
  • Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

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    I think we will use it as fuel, we will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? If you don't want to rile up friends and relatives over the long weekend, you might also steer clear of the James-Jordan comparison. "I'm focused on the present, not the past". Boston's Avery Bradley tried to fight back with 14 points in the second quarter. Thomas is set to play the last of his four-year, $27 million contract next season.
  • Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon wary of Fernando Alonso threat

    Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon wary of Fernando Alonso threat

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    Further complicating the situation is the threat of severe weather that could force the evacuation of the Speedway on Sunday and concerts planned on Friday and Saturday featuring Keith Urban and the Steve Miller Band, each attracting larger crowds than the one that filled Manchester Arena, the site of Monday's bombing, for an Ariana Grande pop concert.
  • No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals yet again

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    In so doing, James increased his career postseason scoring total to 5,995 points, eclipsing Jordan's record tally of 5,987 points. James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers played the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
  • Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

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    That is an understatement. Game 3: Golden State at Cleveland When: Wednesday, June 7 - 9 p.m. There's plenty of bad blood between Golden State and Cleveland as we head into the third straight NBA Finals matchup between the two sides.
  • Kyrie Irving urged LeBron James to embrace surpassing Michael Jordan

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    Added Smart, "We have to be nearly ideal playing against those guys". The real victor between these two teams will be decided in...oh, say 2024. "But nobody's going to feel sorry for me". Here's a look at how they've performed thus far. "I love the fact that we get to see (James) go learn to win under Pat Riley and then come home and show his team how to win", Webber said.
  • Celtics star Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

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    Just don't try to tell them that. He's getting to be like Mike. "We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do". But the Cavs , whose sloppy regular-season defence (22nd overall) was widely cited as proof they were primed for an upset has been tightened up considerably.
  • Celtics Lose to Cavaliers 135-102 and Are Eliminated From Playoffs

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    Had the game not gotten out of hand in the first half, James might have played the fourth quarter and recorded his 18th playoff triple-double, which would be second all-time to Magic Johnson. But then when you look at a situation, most people have never reached greatness. Irving re-emerged after halftime for 21 points in the third quarter.
  • Cavs and Warriors go at it again for title

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    Cleveland's 75 first half points were the most in an National Basketball Association playoff game half since 2003 and gave them an 18-point cushion. "But we're going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west". "As of tonight, I'll get started". But they also showed how badly they need him.
  • Warriors favoured over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

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    About an hour after the final buzzer sounded, James took a seat at the interview podium, a black cap pulled low on his brow. "He does owe me $100 and since he got his new deal hopefully he can afford to pay me now", Brown said Saturday post-practice.