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# NBA Finals

Last year
2022
# One to go
Golden State Warriors on verge of fourth NBA title in eight years
The Warriors beat the Boston Celtics by 10 points to improve to 3-2 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals series.
# First blood
Celtics rally to beat Warriors in game one of NBA Finals
The Warriors have the chance to level the series in game two in San Francisco on Sunday.
All time
# Call it a Comeback
Bucks level NBA Finals series against Suns in Game 4 thriller
Khris Middleton scored 40 points as the Bucks won 109-103.
# NBA Finals
Devin Booker stars as the Suns blow away the Bucks in Game 2
Phoenix are two wins from the NBA title.
# NBA Finals
Chris Paul shines as Phoenix Suns take Game 1 over Milwaukee Bucks
The Suns won 118-105 as they set after their first NBA title.
# NBA Finals
Miami feeling the Heat after Lakers establish a 2-0 lead in NBA finals
Defiant Butler says Heat capable of rallying against Lakers.
# Parting company
Durant opts out of Warriors deal for NBA free agency - report
The 30-year-old forward could miss the 2019-20 NBA season while recovering from surgery on his Achilles tendon.
# game 6
No need for speeches as Warriors vow to go down fighting on Oakland farewell
Some will ‘play for’ Kevin Durant, others will find inspiration in tomorrow marking their last game at the Oracle Arena.
# ejected
Warriors part-owner banned a year, fined €443k for Raptors' Lowry shove
During Game 3, Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry was shoved by Mark Stevens, a fan who turned out to be a franchise part-owner.
# NBA Finals
Klay Thompson delivers 25 points as Golden State Warriors level NBA Finals against Raptors
The Warriors held off a late Raptors charge to even the best-of-seven series on Sunday night.
# the reason kawhi
An inexplicable sports story: How big decisions and a genuine superstar have made magic in Toronto
The unlikely Raptors, led by the incredible Kawhi Leonard, face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight.
# NBA Finals
Steph Curry's 3-point dazzlers lift Golden State Warriors halfway to NBA title
Curry delivered deflating blows time and again to the Cavaliers on Sunday night.
# Handbags
Cavs forward Thompson fined $25,000 but not suspended for second game of NBA Finals
Tristan Thompson is free to play in Game 2 tomorrow night.
# Legend
LeBron playing at an 'all-time level' as he defies Father Time going into NBA Finals
The 33-year-old is leading the Cleveland Cavaliers into a fourth straight championship series against the Golden State Warriors.
# this is what you came for
Durant drops 39 to secure NBA title with the Warriors
LeBron James wasn’t able to stop the Warriors celebrating in Game 5.
# wolf of ball street
It's the Cavs versus Warriors in the NBA Finals, again
For the third straight year they’ll face off for the crown.
# come at the king
LeBron got in one last dig at the Warriors with this spectacular t-shirt
Whoever picked out that t-shirt is the real MVP.
# Ball So Hard
Warriors counting on Green aggression to decide title tonight, LeBron James looks for Love in game 6
Cleveland will be hopping tonight.
# Oops
Lebron James does a Janet Jackson as the Warriors pull level in Game 4
The Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 last night.
# NBA Finals
Spurs get their revenge - and a fifth NBA title - with clinical Game 5 win over Miami
“We wanted to redeem ourselves,” Tony Parker said afterwards. “I’m just glad we were able to do that.”
# game 4
The Spurs ran amok again last night - and now the Heat need something historic to stop them
No team has ever come back from 3-1 down to win the NBA Finals. That’s the challenge facing LeBron and the Miami Heat.
# NBA Finals
'Every shot went in' - The Spurs just couldn't stop scoring in Game 3 last night
LeBron and the Heat need a big night on Thursday.
# Ball So Hard
5 things to watch in Game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight
Welcome to Miami. The series is back in South Beach this evening.
# Ball So Hard
Map shows which team every US state is up for in the NBA Finals
It’s Game 1 tonight.
# duncan go nuts
Heroic efforts of MVP Durant not enough as Spurs set up Heat finalé
Tim Duncan delivered a double-double performance right on cue as San Antonio advanced to the NBA finals.
# Hoops
A class GIF of every shot LeBron James made in NBA Finals Game 7
He scored from everywhere.
# Cigar
A classic GIF of a tipsy Dwyane Wade arriving at his postgame press conference
There won’t be a cow milked in South Beach for a week.
# NBA
Crazed Miami Heat Fan charges ESPN set after NBA Finals, gets tackled by security
Bill Simmons was unfazed.
# NBA
Here's the LeBron James dagger with 30 seconds left that won Game 7 for the Heat
Instantly iconic shot.
# Game 7
Watching Game 7? Leave your predictions, thoughts (and sleep-deprivation tips) here...
It’s the Miami Heat versus the San Antonio Spurs in the decider of the NBA Finals. If it’s anything like Game 6, you won’t want to miss it.
# NBA
The logical reason LeBron James must wear his headband in Game 7 tonight
It’s science.
# Bad Idea
A load of Miami Heat fans left Game 6 early, banged on the doors to be let back for overtime
They missed one of the greatest games ever.
# Hoops
The Miami Heat stage an epic comeback, beat the Spurs in 1 of best NBA games of all time
Miami stun San Antonio to force Game 7.
# NBA
The Spurs beat the Miami Heat to move 1 win away from the NBA title last night
LeBron and Co are up against it now.
# NBA Finals
Wade and James dominate as Heat bounce back in Game 4
There’s nothing between them with the series tied at 2-2.
# NBA Finals
Spurs score a record amount of 3-pointers, trounce helpless Heat in Game 3
Well, well, well…
# game 2
Wade gearing up for 'must-win' game against Spurs
Reigning champions, Miami, are a game down to San Antonio.
# NBA Finals
Manu Ginobili's insane through-the-legs pass has to be seen to be believed
This is class.
# Hoop Dreams
5 things to look out for in the NBA Finals
As Will Smith said: Welcome to Miami. Also… boom, shake, shake, shake the room.
# Welcome to Miami
Party in the city where the Heat is on: LeBron, Miami get their Championship
Ripped and ridiculed for the way he announced he was leaving Cleveland and taking his talents to South Beach, it’s all worth it now for James.