Opinion

Opinion

This one seems extraordinarily dicey. Teams have gone down 2-Zero of their sequence 300 instances in N.B.A. historical past, and only 19 have come back to win them. (Further proof of James’s greatness: Two of them have been his groups. Yes, he’s that extraordinary.) But James has maybe much less expertise round him than he […]

When Even LeBron James’s Best Might Not Be Enough

When Even LeBron James’s Best Might Not Be Enough

Basketball historians will rightfully inform you that digging his group out of a Three-1 N.B.A. Finals ditch, successful a Game 7 on Golden State’s ground and lifting the so-called Cleveland Curse to ship title glory to a long-suffering metropolis provides as much as peak LeBron James. Two brief years later, within the 2018 N.B.A. playoffs, […]

In a 2-0 Hole, Cavaliers Need to Give LeBron James Some Help

In a 2-Zero Hole, Cavaliers Need to Give LeBron James Some Help

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a two-games-to-none gap towards the Boston Celtics. What now? Critics who’ve stated the Cavaliers are a one-man workforce bought much more ammunition on Tuesday evening. LeBron James had a triple double with a game-high 42 factors. It was his fifth 40-point recreation of the N.B.A. playoffs, however not like within […]

N.B.A. Playoffs: Celtics Take 2-0 Lead in Eastern Conference Finals

N.B.A. Playoffs: Celtics Take 2-Zero Lead in Eastern Conference Finals

BOSTON — Jaylen Brown scored 23 factors and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point evening by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers by a rating of 107-94 on Tuesday to take a 2-Zero lead within the Eastern Conference finals. Terry Rozier added 18 factors, whereas Al Horford completed with 15 factors and 10 rebounds. […]

Cavaliers and LeBron James Hit a Roadblock: Marcus Morris

Cavaliers and LeBron James Hit a Roadblock: Marcus Morris

The Cleveland Cavaliers had been rested after 5 days off. They had been in high kind, having whipped the top-seeded Toronto Raptors in 4 straight video games. And most vital, that they had LeBron James, who has performed in seven straight N.B.A. Finals. Perhaps due to James’s mystique, the Cavaliers had been nearly Three-1 favorites […]

Celtics Stifle LeBron James and Pummel the Cavaliers in Game 1

Celtics Stifle LeBron James and Pummel the Cavaliers in Game 1

BOSTON — The project for Boston Celtics ahead Marcus Morris in his first begin this postseason was straightforward to elucidate however practically not possible to execute. His job: Guard LeBron James, and preserve the four-time Most Valuable Player from operating the Celtics out of their very own fitness center within the Eastern Conference finals for […]

N.B.A. Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Celtics vs. Cavaliers

N.B.A. Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Celtics vs. Cavaliers

For the 2017-18 season, the N.B.A. made some apparent decisions to kick off the season on opening night time: The rebuilt Houston Rockets would face the defending champion Golden State Warriors, and the previous Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving would lead the Boston Celtics in opposition to his former teammates in Cleveland. If you failed to […]

This Was Supposed to Be the Raptors’ Year. What Now?

This Was Supposed to Be the Raptors’ Year. What Now?

CLEVELAND — Before the tip of the third quarter, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors had shed his jersey as he made the gradual stroll to the visiting locker room at Quicken Loans Arena after getting ejected for a flagrant foul. His season was over, ingloriously, and with it the dream of lastly thwarting the […]

LeBron James and the Cavaliers Earn Themselves Some Rest

LeBron James and the Cavaliers Earn Themselves Some Rest

Photo Cleveland’s LeBron James solely scored 10 factors within the first half, however he got here alive within the second half and the Cavaliers simply beat the Toronto Raptors to earn a collection sweep. Credit Jason Miller/Getty Images It would have been a profession night time for practically another participant within the N.B.A., however for […]