Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers forward LeBron James hangs his head during the second half of Cleveland's Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Injuries doom James’ quest for title, leave sports-cursed Cleveland bummed

CLEVELAND — LeBron James pulled off his sunglasses, and there was no…

Cavaliers forward LeBron James hangs his head during the second half of Cleveland's Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
The Golden State Warriors celebrate after winning the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night. (AP/Paul Sancya)

Warriors’ joyride might just be the beginning

One of their best players fouled out with a meager five points…

The Golden State Warriors celebrate after winning the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night. (AP/Paul Sancya)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, loses the ball between Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, and forward Harrison Barnes during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 4, 2015. The Warriors won 108-100 in overtime. (John G. Mabanglo/EPA Pool via AP)

Barry: Dubs need to treat clincher like another game

For me, Sunday is always a special day. It is a family…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, loses the ball between Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, and forward Harrison Barnes during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 4, 2015. The Warriors won 108-100 in overtime. (John G. Mabanglo/EPA Pool via AP)
Fans cheer Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Bay Area cities prepare for mayhem if Warriors win NBA Finals

With the Golden State Warriors on the brink of their first NBA…

Fans cheer Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova, bottom, hangs on to the ball under Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Dirtyvedova is at it again

If the NBA really is concerned about safety, then it will do…

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova, bottom, hangs on to the ball under Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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LeBron beyond epic, but MVP is Curry’s (Iguodala’s?) to win

CLEVELAND — We are watching an unprecedented storm, a LeBronathon powered by…

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr answers a question during a press conference  following Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 to tie the best-of-seven game series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Warriors look for fast start, historic finish

OAKLAND — The Warriors may be just one win away from their…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr answers a question during a press conference  following Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 to tie the best-of-seven game series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Barry: Curry, depth fuel Warriors’ victory

Basketball, like chess, is a series of moves and countermoves, but in…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 104-91. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Blatt vs. Kerr matchup is no contest

Oakland — There were a lot of reasons why the Warriors moved…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 104-91. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Curry issues sneering reminder — I’m the MVP

OAKLAND — Was that a sneer? Was the angelic killer extending his…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, dribbles behind his back as he is guarded by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Curry, Warriors are on the brink of history

Oakland — If this was to be the final home game for…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, dribbles behind his back as he is guarded by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Iguodala makes mark as selfless pro

Ten years and it changed for Andre Iguodala. Ten years of starting,…

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Cleveland Cavaliers rookie coach David Blatt has shortened his bench this postseason, something he may have to reconsider in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena today. PHOTO: Tony Dejak/AP

It’s your turn, David Blatt

And so the battle of rookie coaches goes in Game 5 of…

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie coach David Blatt has shortened his bench this postseason, something he may have to reconsider in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena today. PHOTO: Tony Dejak/AP
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr answers a question during a press conference  following Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 to tie the best-of-seven game series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kerr is mum on smallball

Oakland — After a switch to a smaller lineup helped power his…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr answers a question during a press conference  following Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 to tie the best-of-seven game series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
In this Thursday, June 11, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) holds a towel to his head after he collided with a TV

LeBron, Cavs already may have lost battle of fatigue, attrition

Every crucial moment in Cleveland sports is potentially a capitalized shorthand reference…

In this Thursday, June 11, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) holds a towel to his head after he collided with a TV
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Truth or hype? Warriors must answer now

Oakland — We find out tonight, at last, if the Warriors are…

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Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers  during a news conference at Warriors headquarters in Oakland, Calif., Monday, July 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Warriors’ health is more than luck

Oakland — Warriors general manager Bob Myers won’t take any credit for…

Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers  during a news conference at Warriors headquarters in Oakland, Calif., Monday, July 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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Mocking, exposing LeBron

CLEVELAND — On the night LeBron James became an accidental porn star,…

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Dolla Billz is money, switch makes sense

It's easy forget how good the Warriors' Andre Iguodala was all those…

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr answers a question during a press conference  following Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 to tie the best-of-seven game series at 2-2. AP PHOTO/TONY DEJAK

The Kerr-ect Decision

It was the obvious tactical move, intended to jolt his team from…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr answers a question during a press conference  following Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 to tie the best-of-seven game series at 2-2. AP PHOTO/TONY DEJAK