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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.
Cavaliers at Raptors Game 6 Preview
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS - CLEVELAND at TORONTO
Game 6 - Cavaliers lead series 3-2; 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
James scores 33, Cavaliers reach second straight NBA Finals
TORONTO (AP) LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.
Fulmer throws 7 2/3 shutout innings in Tigers' 4-1 win
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Nick Castellanos homered and Cameron Maybin doubled in a run, giving rookie Michael Fulmer more than enough support in the Detroit Tigers' 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.