Tagged Stephen Curry

A Bittersweet, Poetic End to the Warriors’ Run

Through two-and-a-half quarters, basketball nirvana is happening. The Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors are duking it out in a game for the ages. The Dubs are down 3-2 in a series defined by their carnage, playing in Oracle Arena for the last time; playing for Kevin Durant who sacrificed his Achilles tendon, free agency…

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Raptors Usher in New Parity Era by Dethroning Warriors Dynasty

For the first time in their 24-year history, the Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. By dethroning the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Raptors likely ushered in a new era of NBA parity with their series-clinching 114-110 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night. When the Warriors signed DeMarcus Cousins with their taxpayer mid-level…

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Warriors’ Dynasty is About to Come Full Circle

No more Kevin Durant. DeMarcus Cousins and Kevon Looney are both question marks as they battle through injuries. Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala have been playing hurt, too. This team looks less like the Golden State Warriors and more like a sick game of “last one standing.” Nonetheless, the Warriors stole Game 5 on the…

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No, Raptors Don’t Deserve Asterisk if They Win NBA Title

The Toronto Raptors are one game away from toppling the injury-ravaged Golden State Warriors and winning their first NBA championship in franchise history. But regardless of whether Warriors star forward Kevin Durant returns at some point—he’s questionable ahead of Monday’s Game 5—no one should suggest the Raptors deserve an asterisk if they do win this…

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Fred VanVleet Embodies Everything Raptors’ Run Has Been

Three things are true about NBA title teams: They’re defined by their (super)stars, resiliency is key, and some luck is required. It’s technically too early to declare a champion right now but, in the event that this current trend holds, the Toronto Raptors (3-1) are on their way. That’s because they easily meet all three…

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Stage is Set for Stephen Curry’s First NBA Finals MVP

Stephen Curry has done some impressive things in his career. He’s won three rings, two regular-season MVPs, the first-ever unanimous MVP and essentially changed the game of basketball with his uncanny ability to put the ball in the hoop from practically anywhere on the court. One thing he has never done? Win Finals MVP—something he…

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PODCAST: NBA Finals Game 3 Preview & Offseason Chatter

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals, preview Game 3 and walk through the latest offseason chatter. Should the Golden State Warriors hold Klay Thompson out of Game 3 to avoid any setbacks with his hamstring injury? Who will take…

Warriors’ Depth Issues Expose Big Four Model Flaws

The #StrengthInNumbers Golden State Warriors, these are not. The Dubs did everything in their power during Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals to stifle Toronto Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard. They sent frequent double-teams at him and blitzed on pick-and-rolls, daring the Raptors’ supporting cast to beat them. Pascal Siakam (32 points on 14-of-17 shooting),…

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