David Blatt

Stephen Curry dunks during practice on Wednesday. The Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Champs face tougher challenge in LeBron, Cavs this time

You wanted it. ABC wanted it. The NBA sure as heck wanted…

 

Klay Thompson has been one of the best players in this postseason. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Klay Thompson poised to be the key to Dubs repeat

OAKLAND — On paper, the NBA Finals matchup is the same as…

 

LeBron James insists he was as surprised as everyone else when he heard of David Blatt's firing. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

Blatt’s All, Folks: LeBron Wanted Mark Jackson

In addition to revolutionizing basketball, the Warriors have contributed mightily to discombobulating…

 

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired Friday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Blatt fired after Warriors drubbing

CLEVELAND — David Blatt's second NBA season seemed to be going better…

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired Friday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
LeBron James denied he was the reason Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired. (Michael Perez/AP file)

LeBron denies Blatt coup

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Both knees wrapped in ice, LeBron James walked in a…

LeBron James denied he was the reason Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired. (Michael Perez/AP file)
League MVP Stephen Curry, center, is poised to lead the Golden State Warriors to future championships — if the team's core can stay healthy and in tact. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Potential exists for extended run

Andre Iguodala gets told he’s being yanked from the starting lineup for…

League MVP Stephen Curry, center, is poised to lead the Golden State Warriors to future championships — if the team's core can stay healthy and in tact. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Warriors don’t look like one-hit wonders

Wait ’til 2055?! Well, since an NBA championship comes to the Bay…

If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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)
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)
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)
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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Warriors, Curry not ready for this moment

CLEVELAND — Championship basketball, this is not. The Warriors are playing like…

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Ben Margot/ap file photosDavid Blatt

Blatt, Kerr come full circle in Finals

Cleveland — In some parallel universe this week, Steve Kerr is huddling…

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Ben Margot/AP FIle photoIn the NBA Finals

James wills Cavaliers to higher place

LeBron James preached it last summer. Coaches, general managers and the so-called…

Ben Margot/AP FIle photoIn the NBA Finals