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How are folks in Cleveland feeling the day after Game 1?

 

 

Emotions run high in Cleveland locker room after Irving’s knee setback


 

MRI test on Kyrie Irving’s knee will be Cleveland Cavaliers’ biggest test of year


 

Cavaliers need to build on that first 48 minutes, forget about the final 5


 

27 thoughts on what went wrong and what will need to happen for Cavaliers


 

On how the Warriors’ rotating wave of defenders affected LeBron James


 

An interesting glimpse of how LeBron’s always been through the eyes of his high school coach


 

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Looking back to that time Steph Curry pretended he was a rap star

There’s nothing like a big sporting event to bring back all the fun old recycled goods, like this video of Steph Curry rapping while in school at Davidson.

Advance warning: it’s very hard on the ears.

In case you’re wanting to know more about how this musical atrocity came to be, the New York Times wrote a whole story about it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/sports/basketball/stephen-curry-gave-davidson-good-publicity-and-a-bad-rap.html?_r=0

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NBA Finals links: Warriors in six, says Kawakami; Steph wants to be Akron’s favorite son

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) exchange some words in low tone toward the end of the fourth quarter of a NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Warriors 112-94.  (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) and Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) exchange some words in low tone toward the end of the fourth quarter of a NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Warriors 112-94. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

In case you have missed any of our around-the-clock Warriors-Cavaliers coverage, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a roundup of the latest and greatest on the cusp of Thursday night’s Game 1:

Tim Kawakami: This is all brand new to Warriors, but they’ll take it in six

The moms of Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes share their pre-Finals thoughts

How to beat the Warriors: Marcus Thompson draws it up

How to beat the Cavaliers: A Cleveland scribe draws it up

Dave Newhouse says Oakland deserves sports teams that show respect, loyalty

Curry says sorry, but he wants to be Akron’s favorite son

Mark Purdy: Warriors will embrace the physical against Cavs

Oakland and Cleveland, two cities with much in common

 

Here’s some of what is being said in Cleveland and elsewhere around the country as Game 1 approaches:

11 phrases every bandwagon Cavs fan should know

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst on Cleveland’s ‘Elephant in the room’

Will Irving, Love injuries continue Cleveland’s sports injury curse?

NBA TV explores Oakland’s impressive basketball history

New York Times on how Steph Curry introduced bad rap to little Davidson

The Guardian on the coach who held Steph Curry scoreless