For the fourth year in a row, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers squared off in the NBA Finals. Both sides were not only chasing championships, but history. LeBron James played in his eighth consecutive Finals, failing to claim his fourth title and inch closer to Michael Jordan's six rings. While Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Co. secured back-to-back titles and their third in four years.
Just to fresh your memory: the Warriors drew first blood in the rivalry by claiming the 2015 Finals in six games. The next season, Golden State jumped out to an infamous 3–1 lead, only for LeBron and the Cavs to mount the greatest comeback in NBA history and win the series in even. Last year featured less suspense in the third installment, as the Warriors rolled to victory in five.
The Crossover was there every step of the way to provide all of your NBA Finals coverage needs. Reflect on the epic clash with our predictions, features, analysis and more.
NBA Finals Game 4
The Warriors' dynasty may annoy some, but it isn't going anywhereWarriors prove that third title in four years was all but a formalityThe summer of LeBron offers more intrigue than NBA FinalsThe Warriors are champions (again) and they're not going anywhereLeBron exits game to MVP chantsWhat are LeBron's best options this summer?For third straight title, Curry's greatness goes unnoticed
NBA Finals Game 3
Durant puts on an absolute show, places Cavs on brink of eliminationDurant shows why the Warriors need him in dominant performanceDurant won't leave the Warriors, but maybe he shouldDraymond before Draymond: The complicated history of Dennis RodmanDeath by a thousand cuts: How Golden State dominated Cleveland at the rim
NBA Finals Game 2
Warriors use balanced attack to pull away from CavsThe unnerving excellence of Stephen Curry and the WarriorsCurry's shooting defies logic, breaks Cavs resolveCurry, Durant came together to tear Cavs apartThe Warriors have broken the Cavs' spiritCurry, Durant came together to tear Cavs apart
NBA Finals Game 1
An inexplicable call stains a legendary NBA Finals thrillerAnatomy of a blunder: Inside J.R. Smith's devastating Game 1 mistakeSmith vs. Hill: Who is more to blame for Cavs' collapse?J.R. Smith's mistake leads to Cavs losing Game 1LeBron James made the right play and it still cost the CavsJ.R. Smith will never be forgiven
NBA Finals preview stories
NBA Finals picks, random predictions and moreProcess of Elimination: Why the Cavs don't stand a chanceThe 2018 Warriors will be LeBron's toughest test yetNobody needed another Warriors-Cavaliers FinalsIs this Steve Kerr's last year coaching the Warriors?LeBron continues to push the limits of exhaustionLeBron James defies logic and the NBA life cycleWarriors survive, but prove they're not untouchableShould the NBA Finals move to a neutral site?
NBA Finals news stories
James punched white board after Game 1, played with injured handDurant wins second straight Finals MVPJames remains undecided on free agency decisionLue wants to return as Cavs coach next seasonEmbiid, Kanter recruit James following Finals lossLeBron: Neither Finals team wants to visit TrumpCurry agrees with LeBron on Trump, White HouseLeBron explains Game 1 frustration caught in viral videoIguodala is pain free, could return soonCurry sets NBA Finals 3-point recordLeBron passes Kareem for second-most points in Finals historyLove will not be suspended for leaving bench in Game 1Tim Donaghy: Overturned charge call should've led to jump ballIguodala will miss Game 1 of NBA FinalsWarriors heavy betting favorites over Cavs in Finals rematchBrowns player offers to buy Twitter fans Cavs jersey if they winKerr says Warriors win WCF in 5 if they had healthy IguodalaBen Simmons on LeBron/76ers fit: Only one way to find out
NBA Finals videos
Warriors complete sweep, win second straight titleDoes LeBron need to join a superteam to beat Warriors?Reflecting on Kevin Durant's epic Game 3 performanceDo the Cavaliers actually have a shot against the Warriors?Would the Rockets have beaten Dubs with healthy CP3?Why you should be excited about Warriors-Cavaliers IV
NBA Finals Schedule: Warriors complete sweep
Game 1: Warriors 124, Cavaliers 114 (GSW 1-0)
Game 2: Warriors 122, Cavaliers 103 (GSW 2-0)
Game 3:Warriors 110, Cavaliers 102 (GSW 3-0)
Game 4:Warriors 108, Cavaliers 85 (GSW 4-0)
Open Floor: NBA Finals Game 3 podcast
Ben Golliver and Andrew Sharp discuss Warriors-Cavs IV and dissect all the angles about the anticipated clash. Subscribe here on Apple Podcasts.