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Thunder Will Have To Beat Warriors And Refs To Win Tonight
NBA Enters Professional Wrestling Mode As TV Networks Attempt To Get Warriors, Cavaliers Into Championship Round
ABC Will Do Everything Possible To See Thunder, Raptors Get Knocked Out In Championship Round
By Kelso SturgeonPermanent residents of the sports betting world trust no one, believe no one and know for a fact the higher powers that rule sports have been rendered have no conscience and are absolutely amoral because of television money. If a little move here or there can please the TV networks, let's do what it takes to make them happy.Reality: a nine-year $24 billion contract, worth $2.6 billion to the NBA this season, rules the day. This means there will again be behind-the-scenes maneuvering to get the public's favorite team, the Golden State Warriors, and the popular LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers to the championship round, which would insure the biggest TV audience in history.
Thunder Storm Stuns the NBA
Defending champion Warriors stave off elimination, beat OKC
OAKLAND, California (AP) Stephen Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to awaken Golden State's raucous crowd, as the defending champion Warriors staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Mike Wright has dropped his ERA under 5.00 for the first time since July. Keeping it there might require some success against a streaking team he's never faced that just beat two of the top pitchers in the AL.