The Cleveland Cavaliers secured their second No. 1 overall pick in the three years since LeBron James left town Tuesday night in the NBA draft lottery.
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After falling 106-99 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semis to the Indiana Pacers, the New York Knicks season has officially ended. Considering the lofty expectations, it couldn’t have been in more disappointing fashion.
Of course, J.R. Smith, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year and First Team All-Twitter, took to the internet to make sure everyone knew where he stood on the season that was:
On one of the rare off nights in the NBA playoffs, we have a few precious hours to catch our breaths and take care of everything we’ve neglected — our friends, families and most importantly, errands — for the last six weeks, and reflect.
While a handful of teams focus on the NBA draft combine, the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies are gearing up for the conference finals, which the Spurs and Grizzlies will kick off in San Antonio on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, there is still one series left to be determined – Indiana leads New York, 3-2, and the teams return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday night for Game 6.
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And for Paul Pierce, leader of the “old man’s pick-up game,” that adage will define his career as one of the greatest Boston Celtics in its storied history.
This is not to begin mourning the death of his Celtics life, but to understand what it all meant if reports today from Greg Dickerson are true.
Klay Thompson’s Game 2 brilliance — 34 points on 8-for-9 shooting from 3-point range — evened up Golden State’s series with San Antonio heading into Friday night’s Game 3 at “the Roaracle,” but it has been Stephen Curry and Mark Jackson who have turned this organization into the NBA Finals contender it is today.
Yes, the Golden State Warriors are an NBA Finals contender today.