After the devastating news of Craig Sager losing his battle with cancer struck the NBA, the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors faced the tough task of going in to battle in what would be a very emotional encounter. With New York opting to rest stars Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose for the game, this Knicks outfit was always going to be in for a tough night.
The Atlanta Hawks are always a danger team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, but with the addition of Dwight Howard for the 2016-17 season, they were going to be taking it up to the best teams in the league.
As the Hawks came to Oracle Arena to face the Golden State Warriors, they knew they were going to be in for a battle, and for 40 minutes, they stuck with the home team playing an impressive brand of basketball – but fell just short of getting the win.
Anthony Davis has been unstoppable throughout the first 2 weeks of the season averaging a double double, including putting up more than 30 points per night. Even with these impressive numbers, Davis’ Pelicans have still not been able to register a win so far this season.
Heading into Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors, things were not looking great for the Pelicans, but they but up one hell of a fight.
NBA Basketball is back, and I am now in my second year covering the league for Starting5Online.com! I kicked my season with the Golden State Warriors second home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With the recent Kevin Durant trade still fresh in everybody’s mind, this was set to be an epic battle with a lot of feelings set to explode on the court – and we weren’t disappointed.
Game 7. According to LeBron James, they are the “Best two words ever.”
It’s now fair to assume that even Lebron would agree that having he words ‘Cleveland’, and ‘NBA Champions’ next to each other might be even better.
The stage was set.
Dub Nation was out in force anticipating that their Golden State Warriors would wrap up another NBA Championship in Game 5, but someone forgot to tell the Cleveland Cavaliers how things were supposed to end. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving lived up to their superstar tags and kept the champagne on ice — for at least one more game.
When it comes to Matthew Dellavedova, NBA fans are in one of two frames of mind – they love him, or hate him, and there’s no middle ground. Contrary to what you may believe, Delly has a lot of supporters in the bay area. Well, let’s just say, there’s more people who respect him for his toughness and being relentless on the defensive end of the floor.
The NBA Finals are here, and over the coming weeks we will be watching as the Golden State Warriors look to cap off the greatest season in NBA history as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight year.
The last time there was a Game 7 in the Western Conference Finals, it was 2002 and Kobe and Shaq’s Lakers were lining up against Chris Webber and his Kings. Fast forward to 2016, and NBA fans have witnessed one of the greatest series ever. This was a franchise changing series for both teams, and it had everything from superstar performances to controversy and dramas, not to mention some of the best basketball we have seen all season.
That’s the only way to describe the attitude of the Golden State Warriors as they headed into a must-win Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. A disappointing performance on the road in Oklahoma resulted in some heavy losses, and for the first time in twelve months, it appeared that the seemingly unbeatable Warriors wouldn’t even make it back to the Finals to try defend their crown. Setting NBA records during the regular season counts for nothing unless you end the season with a ring on your finger, and the Warriors know that.