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Kings’ Cauley-Stein wishes for a Rockets-Celtics finals

May 15, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The Sacramento Kings center wants to see a 'change of culture' in the 2018 NBA finals

RISING STAR. Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes will be in charge of selecting the 2018 Jr NBA Philippines All-Star team. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

'This is why we play': Top social media moments during the 2017 NBA Finals

Jun 17, 2017 - 4:15 AM

One of the top Facebook posts during the series is a video of Stephen Curry going one on one against LeBron James in Game 2

Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street parade

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:45 PM

During an 80 minute rally the Golden State Warriors thank their fans for their support all throughout the NBA season

Iguodala on potential Warriors visit to Trump's White House: 'Hell nah'

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Warriors deny reports they ve unanimously decided against visiting the White House but Andre Iguodala expresses his personal objection

'HELL NAH.' Andre Iguodala expresses his objection to a potential White House visit under US President Donald Trump. He is seen here celebrating on top of the Oracle Arena scorer's table after clinching the title. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:14 PM

It was an unprecedented third consecutive meeting between the clubs in the finals and both appear ready to continue their domination of conference rivals on the way to an annual showdown for the crown

FOURTH STRAIGHT? Will the Warriors and Cavs face each other again in the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year? Kevin Durant and LeBron James are seen here hugging each other after Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors secure spot among legends by dumping Cavaliers

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:06 PM

We re going down as one of the best teams ever and that s a special thing you cannot take away from us says Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala

CHAMPIONS. The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

5 things we learned from the NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:59 PM

For one beers make Kevin Durant blabby

CELEBRATION. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Calida, Duterte, NBA Finals | Evening wRap

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:02 PM

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Durant finds long-sought NBA title after joining Warriors

Jun 13, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Kevin Durant took heat from critics saying he should have stayed with the Thunder and built a powerhouse team around himself and Russell Westbrook But such comments made the moment of triumph only sweeter

FINALS MVP. Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after being named Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player of the 2017 NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron's NBA Finals triple double history doesn't ease loss

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:28 PM

LeBron James averaged 33 6 points 12 0 rebounds and 10 0 assists – the first triple double average in NBA Finals history

NOT ENOUGH. LeBron James' triple-double average, a first in NBA Finals history, isn't enough to win another title for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Villain vindicated: What the Finals MVP award meant for Durant’s title win

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:10 PM

After jumping from Oklahoma City to Golden State Kevin Durant was called a snake traitor villain Today all that comes to an end

FIRST RING. Now Kevin Durant is the real MVP after winning his first NBA title. Photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP

Pacquiao predicted the Warriors would win in 5 games

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Manny Pacquiao called it before the series started

ORACLE. Manny Pacquiao may not predict his own fights, but he successfully predicted the Warriors' championship win. Photo from Pacquiao's Twitter account

Social media, celebs celebrate with Warriors

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Twitter explodes to cheer the Warriors and mourn the Cavs

WATCH: Riley Curry is enjoying the Warriors' championship win

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:58 PM

A return to the championship means the return of Riley Curry s celebrations

BLUE AND YELLOW. It just isn't a Warriors championship celebration until Riley Curry shows up. Screenshot from Twitter

Kevin Durant claims 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Kevin Durant s road to redemption ends with an NBA Finals MVP trophy in his arms

FINALS MVP. Kevin Durant cops the 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors finish off Cavs in Game 5 to reclaim NBA championship

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Golden State avenges last year s devastating finals defeat and finishes this year s playoffs with a historic 16 1 record

CHAMPION AGAIN. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are the 2017 NBA champions. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs, Warriors will get physical as NBA Finals tension boils

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM

You don t want to keep letting the series prolong so you have to come out with a killer instinct and a punch face mentality says Warriors forward Draymond Green

PHYSICAL. LeBron James and Kevin Durant are seen here trash talking in the third quarter of Game 4. Game 5 is expected to be more physical and emotional. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Cavs vs Warriors – NBA Finals 2017 Game 5

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Bookmark for updates of Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals starting 9 am on Tuesday June 13 Manila time

Irving sinks big shots for Cavs when need greatest

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Kyrie Irving says closeout games bring out ultimate efforts

CLUTCH. Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals. Irving rises to the occasion once more for the Cavs. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Curry vows more aggressive play after NBA Finals struggles

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:11 PM

When I have the ball in my hands I ve just got to be a little bit more aggressive than I was in game 4 says Steph Curry

MORE AGGRESSIVE IN GAME 5. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors walks off the court after being defeated b the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals. He vows to be more aggressive in Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs fan offers to pay Dahntay Jones' fines through GoFundMe

Jun 11, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Jones has racked up 9 000 in fines which is just 127 less than what his regular season contract was worth

FINE TIME. Dahntay Jones' fines have amounted to $9,000 - just $127 less than his regular season salary after signing with the Cavs for the playoffs. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Mellower Draymond Green playing this Game 5 after 2016 ban

Jun 11, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Last year the Warriors also led 3 1 but Green was banned from the pivotal matchup after striking Cleveland star LeBron James in the groin in game 4

MELLOWER. Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors gestures to the crowd after a foul in the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals. A mellower Green will play in Game 5 of the series. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

Jun 11, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Cleveland and Golden State are feeling the series heat up after a wild Game 4

WHATEVER IT TAKES. LeBron James admits the pressure of having to come back from a large deficit again has him "stressed out." Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Refereeing mishaps in NBA Finals Game 4 trigger rigged claims

Jun 10, 2017 - 6:15 PM

From Kyrie Irving s uncalled backcourt violation to the confusing technical fouls the refereeing leaves observers scratching their heads

THE HEAT IS ON. Missed calls and the technicals issue lead this columnist to question how the officials could've blown it so badly. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP

Cavs didn't want the Warriors celebrating in Cleveland

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:40 PM

The Cavs were determined to prevent the Warriors from celebrating an NBA title on Cleveland s court again

STAYING ALIVE. 'You hear some chatter going on throughout the Warriors locker room in terms of them trying to end it here, and it was another do-or-die game for us, and we had to leave it all out there,' said Kyrie Irving. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Brace yourselves: Warriors-Cavs 3-1 lead jokes are coming

Jun 10, 2017 - 3:11 PM

You already knew this was going to happen

You already knew this was coming

WATCH: LeBron goes All-Star and lobs to himself for a dunk in Game 4

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The King is vicious

ALL-STAR PLAY. LeBron James makes an All-Star play during the NBA Finals. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs avoid sweep, overwhelm Warriors in heated Game 4

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:01 PM

UPDATED The Cavaliers come out firing in the first quarter and never look back

HEATED. Confusion and a lot of emotions mar Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Cavs vs Warriors – NBA Finals 2017 Game 4

Jun 09, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Bookmark for updates of Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals starting 9 am on Saturday June 10 Manila time

Perfect record would be nice, but Warriors focused on winning NBA title

Jun 09, 2017 - 12:26 PM

The Warriors are one win away from a perfect 16 0 record something never accomplished before in the NBA playoffs

UNBEATEN. The Golden State Warriors are one win away from finishing the playoffs with a perfect 16-0 record, but their main goal is regaining the championship. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors channeled last season's heartbreak to fuel finals success

Jun 09, 2017 - 4:55 AM

You win a championship then you lose one in heartbreaking fashion you ve pretty much seen everything at that point says Steve Kerr

HARD LESSONS. Draymond Green picked up a technical foul in Game 3, but didn't allow a repeat of last season's temper which caused him to miss Game 5 of the 2016 finals. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs need to make the greatest ever comeback once again

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The Golden State Warriors dominance through 3 games leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers needing another miracle comeback

IS COMEBACK REAL? The defending champion Cavs came back from a 3-1 deficit last season, but things seem very different in 2017. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

JR Smith denies tweeting ‘Cavs in 7’ after Game 3 loss

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:18 PM

JR Smith claims his Twitter account was hacked but agrees with the sentiment expressed

NEVER SAY DIE? "I’m smarter than that," says JR Smith. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Cavs vs Warriors – NBA Finals 2017 Game 3

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Bookmark for updates of Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals starting 9 am on Thursday June 8 Manila time

Unbeaten Warriors mindful of past Cleveland stumbles

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:37 PM

After a record 73 regular season wins went without a title to cap the effort the Warriors want to slam the door on another epic comeback

PIVOTAL GAME. The Warriors are wary of a potential momentum-changing Game 3 and their past pitfalls in such games, especially against LeBron James and his home crowd. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors focus on NBA crown, not historic unbeaten run

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:25 PM

We literally have never once mentioned 16 0 To me it s a miracle that it s even a possibility says Warriors coach Steve Kerr

NO COMPLACENCY. Draymond Green says the Warriors will not be complacent heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

No changes in starters or tempo as Cavaliers seek win

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said superstar LeBron James and his teammates all must step up their game to avoid falling 3 0 down to the Warriors

PLAY BETTER. Kyrie Irving and the Cavs intend to play better in a momentum-shifting Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors big man Pachulia hopes to cap career with title

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Golden State Warriors big man Zaza Pachulia in his first trip to the finals hopes of becoming the first player from the nation of Georgia to win an NBA crown

Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye perfect title run

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:17 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers only have one mission come game 3 of the best of 7 championships series Defend our home court

Golden State Warriors are living up to 'super team' label

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:36 PM

The Warriors nearly won the NBA title last season The added firepower of Kevin Durant has proved too much for the Cavs to handle so far

GOLDEN RUN. There hasn't been much the Cavs can do to stop Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson shows his value as defensive stopper in NBA Finals

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:48 PM

With his role on offense diminished by Kevin Durant s presence Klay Thompson is doing the little things to help his team

GETTING IT DONE. Klay Thompson has been earning his check on the defensive end in the NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Steve Kerr's fighting spirit inspires Warriors to Game 2 triumph

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:43 PM

For him to be out there when he has a built in excuse not to because of the incredible pain he s under it s amazing says Klay Thompson

WATCH: Curry dances with LeBron, makes the layup

Jun 05, 2017 - 11:03 AM

Both star players finish with triple doubles

2-0. Stephen Curry and the Warriors head to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors go up 2-0 in another blowout win over Cavs

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:39 AM

UPDATED The Warriors extend their playoff win streak to 14 games

2-0. Stephen Curry and the Warriors head to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

'King' of the road LeBron needs win at Golden State

Jun 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Cavs star LeBron James says his attitude about a playoff game doesn t change whether he is playing in Cleveland or crowds yelling against him on the road

HARD LESSONS. The Cavs will have to figure out how to reduce their errors to turn their fortunes around. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: PBA coach Yeng Guiao shares NBA Finals prediction

Jun 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Cavs or Warriors? Guiao shares his 2017 NBA Finals prediction

CAVS OR WARRIORS? Coach Yeng Guiao takes his pick for the 2017 NBA Finals. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Cavs vs Warriors – NBA Finals 2017 Game 2

Jun 04, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Bookmark for updates of Game 2 of the NBA Finals 2017 starting 8 am on Monday June 5 Manila time

Curry takes verbal swipe at Rihanna after Finals antics

Jun 04, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Rihanna gets a quick staredown from Kevin Durant after her assistant heckled him in Golden State s Game 1 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavs plan ferocious physicality against Warriors in NBA Finals Game 2

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:34 AM

After suffering a dreadful loss in Game 1 the Cleveland Cavaliers promise Game 2 of the NBA Finals to be an all in one wrestling boxing and track match against the Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs vow more aggressive, decisive play against Warriors

Jun 03, 2017 - 1:47 PM

The Golden State Warriors expect a better Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the best of 7 NBA Finals

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP