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Curry, Warriors pull away from Cavs in Game 5

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Stephen Curry finally made his big splash in the NBA Finals. Don’t call his two highlight-reel 3-pointers in a dazzling fourth quarter his signature moment of the series, though. At least not yet. “Signature moments only come for players that hold the trophy at the end of the day,” Curry said. One more Golden State Warriors ... Read More »

Warriors nearly blank Cavs in OT, win Game 1

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Steve Kerr said the Golden State Warriors were lucky to get to overtime, let alone win. LeBron James surpassed his NBA Finals career-high point total and Iman Shumpert’s double clutch follow-up jumper at the regulation buzzer barely clanked off the front of the rim. “It looked good the whole way,” Kerr said of Shumpert’s shot. Once ... Read More »

Irving leads Cavs over Knicks

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kyrie Irving’s season-high 37 points and two timely LeBron James baskets helped the Cleveland Cavaliers avenge an opening-night loss to the New York Knicks and leave Madison Square Garden with a 90-87 win. The Cavaliers trailed for most of the second half, but James scored five straight points late in the fourth to put them ... Read More »

Knicks spoil LeBron’s return to Cleveland

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – LeBron James is home. It doesn’t matter that he only shot 5-of-15 in his first home game in front of a raucous crowd at Quicken Loans Arena in four years, or that he turned the ball over eight times, or even that his Cavaliers lost. What matters, is that he’s home. Carmelo Anthony spoiled James’ homecoming, ... Read More »

Feature Friday: NBA 2014-15 subplots to watch for

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – As we are set to embark on another 82- game marathon, this season really leaves little in the way of fascinating story lines.Sure, there is one huge one and there will be more on that later. It’s not a big surprise that it involves someone referred to as LBJ ... Read More »

NBA: Offseason winners and losers so far

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – As we hit mid-July on our calendars, or cell phones as it may be, the draft is behind us and LeBron James made his decision. We are past the home stretch. It’s been a great summer for some, solid for others, adequate for a few and miserable for a handful. ... Read More »

Anthony confirms return to Knicks

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – After days of intense speculation concerning his future, Carmelo Anthony broke his silence on Sunday, announcing that he will indeed re-sign with the New York Knicks. Anthony declared his return in a letter posted to the 2012-13 NBA scoring champion’s official website. The Knicks then confirmed his decision by issuing a press release shortly after ... Read More »