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Nba Finals Game 4 – Deep Dive and How the Game Was Won and Lost

The Golden State Warriors have evened the series at 2 games a piece, triumphing over The Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 Tuesday night. That scoreline flatters them slightly, this was a competitive game through three quarters. Here I will look at where the game was won and lost. The phrase must win was created for game 4 of The 2015 NBA Finals. …

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The NBA Finals – The Weirdest Moments So Far

Game 4 of the NBA Finals was packed with all sorts of funky moments that if you saw just one of would make them instantly memorable, but to have so many was truly hilarious. The Quicken Loans arena lends itself to moments of goofyness, watching games on T.V from their it often feels like more than a religious experience than …

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How The Cavs Won Game 3 & The Adjustments GSW Must Make

Conor O’Mahony looks at how the Cavs won game three and the adjustments GSW must make.  _____ Cavs Defence On Steph Curry Watching Curry play in game 3 of the finals through the first three quarters, a thought began to form in my mind. Curry was playing like LeBron did in the 2011 NBA Finals vs the Dirk Nowitski-led Dallas …

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Warriors Win Game 1- Talking Points

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Game 1 was all kinds of amazing. However I really feel that the Cleveland Cavaliers had to win last night to have any hope of knocking off the Golden State Warriors. Lets run it back, and I’ll explain why. The Cavs Played as Well as they Can and Still Lost. LeBron played out of his mind, going off for 44 …

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NBA: Postpone the Funeral, Spurs Win Five Straight Games

Here Conor O’Mahony discusses the San Antonio Spurs’ recent return to form, which has seen them win five games in a row.  Obituaries were being written for the 2015 San Antonio Spurs two weeks ago. They had lost four games in a row, culminating in a pummelling by The Portland Trailblazers 111-95 on the 25th of February. Sports reporters, as they do whenever …

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An In Depth Look At Kobe Bryant’s Return To The Court

Kobe Bryant has gone through a torturous eighteen months since going down with a torn Achilles tendon late in the 2013 season. Conor O’Mahony discusses the Black Mamba’s impending return. During the 2012-2013 season the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant faced every situation imaginable. The Lakers trotted out 5 All Stars on opening night* and looked for all the …

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Why We Love The NBA (Pt. 3): Scoring & Kevin Durant

Day three of this special feature on “Why we love the game” centres on Kevin Durant and scoring. Conor O’Mahony discusses. The NBA is a league which promotes scoring. For fans this constitutes celebrating rim-busting dunks, fadeaway threes and exquisite offensive ball movement. It is not at all unusual to watch a game of soccer for two hours and not …

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Why We Love NBA (Part 2) – The Playoffs

Conor O’Mahony is here with Part 2 of this special feature looking at ‘Why We Love NBA’. Part 2 focuses on the all important playoffs; that time of the year where dreams are made, and crushed. Check Out Part 1 – The Brilliance & Hilarity of Gregg Popovich. The playoffs are the payoff for the eighty-two game slog of the NBA regular …

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Why LeBron James Was Right To Opt Out Of Miami Heat Contract

Conor O’Mahony discusses LeBron James’ decision to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat and explore the other options at his disposal. For most of the seven billion or so inhabitants of the world the mere thought of walking away from earning a guaranteed $20 million would be immediately be dismissed as an act of madness. But that …

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NBA Finals Game Four – Kawhi Leonard’s Legacy Begins

The San Antonio Spurs rolled into Miami with a point to prove, and boy did they deliver. After gifting Miami a road victory in Game Two, Gregg Popovich’s men were faced with the tough task of winning at the American Airlines Arena. After two outstanding performances, Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs to the impossible; successive road wins in Miami. The …

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NBA Finals – Five Talking Points From Miami’s Game 2 Win

Miami fought back in Game Two of the NBA Finals to level the series with San Antonio at one apiece. Here are the main talking points from Game Two. 1)      Miami’s aggressive approach For much of the 2013 NBA Finals San Antonio was happy to keep Miami out of the paint and force them to shoot jump shots. Again in Game …

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Five Talking Points From Game 1 Of The NBA Finals

1. The Air conditioning It seems unfair to San Antonio’s ridiculous 4th quarter offence that something as trivial as an air conditioning unit is the main talking point. Then again these 2014 playoffs have created more non-basketball related headlines than most years so why should the finals be any different? The first mention of the (not Miami) heat in the …

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NBA Finals – Adjustments for Game 2

Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals is in the books. It will be remembered for so many reasons. From malfunctioning air conditioning to superstar cramps there were plenty of talking points. What adjustments must each team make to be successful in game two? Cut Out The Turnovers As he walked off the court following a historic 21 points on …

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