Kerr on new blood in the Finals
"It's great for the league. It's fantastic for the fanbases. ... Both fanbases have supported their teams for so many years. It's great to see that loyalty rewarded." Live on SportsCenter
Stephen Curry: 'We're going to enjoy this'
“Two years ago we were sitting on this court after a second-round loss to San Antonio thanking [the fans] for their support. Fast forward two years later, we’re four wins away from the goal. So this is pretty special.”
Steve Kerr at the podium
"Andre Iguodala might have had the greatest 6-point game I've ever seen in my life. ... Andre is one of the smartest defensive players I've ever seen. He reminds me a lot of Scottie Pippen." Live on SportsCenter
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Stephen Curry: has made NBA-record 73 3-pointers this postseason (15 more than 2nd-place, Reggie Miller)
Kevin McHale at the podium
"We didn't move the ball the way we needed to tonight. Got a little stagnant. ... I didn't think [Golden State] played great, but we just couldn't muster enough consecutive stuff." Live on SportsCenter
The 2014-15 NBA Finals on ABC
- Game 1: Cavs at Warriors (Thurs. June 4, 9 p.m. ET)
- Game 2: Cavs at Warriors (Sun. June 7, 8 p.m. ET)
- Game 3: Warriors at Cavs (Tues. June 9, 9 p.m. ET)
- Game 4: Warriors at Cavs (June 11, 9 p.m. ET)
- Game 5*: Cavs at Warriors (June 14, 8 p.m. ET)
- Game 6*: Warriors at Cavs (June 16, 9 p.m. ET)
- Game 7*: Cavs at Warriors (June 19, 9 p.m. ET)
- * If necessary
#PitinoGame: Hasta la vista, Houston
Houston mounted an epic comeback to make it to the conference finals, but "heart of a champion" isn't walking through that door.
First-time MVP in the Finals
Stephen Curry and LeBron James will meet in the NBA Finals, just the 6th time a first-time MVP reached the NBA Finals in the same season as winning MVP against a multiple-time MVP. It hasn't happened since Karl Malone won MVP honors in 1997 before facing Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals.
Final: Warriors 104, Rockets 90
It wasn't the usual suspects, but the Warriors got it done. Harrison Barnes dropped in 24 points and Festus Ezeli added 12 points and 9 rebounds as Golden State eliminates Houston from the NBA playoffs. Box score
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With as willing as they've been to Hack-a-Shaq I'm surprised Rockets haven't used it on Iggy & Bogut more this series
Thompson takes flying knee to head
Klay Thompson pump-faked a 3-pointer and got Trevor Ariza in the air, inadvertently getting kneed in the head in the process. Thompson went to the locker room but later returned to the game with an ear laceration.
Black Falcon soars over Rockets
Harrison Barnes erupted for 13 points in the fourth quarter, perfectly encapsulated in this play as he flushes one down on Houston.
Iguodala leveled on Howard screen
Andre Iguodala just got hit by a high Dwight Howard elbow screen and hit the floor clutching his left shoulder as the Warriors lead by 12 late in the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
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Brewer trying to keep Rockets alive
Corey Brewer has scored the Rockets' last 6 points before assisting on a Dwight Howard slam to bring Houston back within 9 late in the fourth. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN