Basketball

NBA

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday’s NBA newsletter.

It would be impossible to capture all of the absurd things that happened in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, not the least of which was the fact that the Cavaliers won by blowing the doors off on offense. The Warriors' dream of a perfect 16-0 postseason is dead. Game 5 is set for Monday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Read more ...
NBA

Nothing that happened with the Warriors and the Cavaliers made sense, but we loved it all the same.

Game 4 might have been the dumbest thing that has ever happened on an NBA Finals hardwood. It was also the most sensational 48 minutes of shotmaking from one team that we’ve ever seen in the Finals. If the first assertion isn’t true, the second one most certainly is.

Read more ...
NBA

Looks like the team’s 2011 draft pick will finally be joining the club.

Six years after being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, EuroHoops has reported that Hungarian forward Adam Hanga will be coming to the NBA, .

The 28-year-old was the 59th pick of the 2011 Draft, but decided to stay in Europe and had a very successful four-year career with Saski Baskonia in Spain, and is the reigning EuroLeague Defensive Player of the Year.

Read more ...
NBA

Kyrie was at his best Friday as the Cavs live to play another day.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ season isn’t over yet. And they have Kyrie Irving to thank.

Down 3-0 coming into Friday’s Game 3, the Cavs picked up their first win of the series behind a 40 point, seven rebound, four assist night from Irving. LeBron James chipped in a 31 point, 11 assist, 10 rebound performance — if one can simply chip in with a triple-double — and Kevin Love added 23 points and five rebounds. Kevin Durant lead the Warriors with 35 points.

Read more ...
NBA

Game 4 sometimes became a sideshow because of its officiating.

Game 4 of the NBA Finals was great fun. The Cavaliers got off the mat and avoided a sweep at the hands of the juggernaut Warriors, and they scored 137 points in doing it in front of their home crowd. It was a really unique sports scene.

But the officiating crew of Mike Callahan, John Goble, and Marc Davis did not have a good night. They let the game get bogged down and slide off the rails at the same time, turning it into an occasional sideshow and not the pure basketball game it could’ve been.

Read more ...