Category Archives: 2010

2015: Warriors versus Cavaliers Round One (Golden State’s Long Wait)

Background The Warriors returned to contention in 2012 after five straight lottery seasons following their 2007 upset of the Dallas Mavericks. After losing in the first round of the 2014 playoffs, Mark Jackson was fired as head coach and the … Continue reading

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2014: Spurs versus Heat (San Antonio’s Sweet Revenge)

Background The Spurs were seconds away from winning the 2013 NBA championship but lost in heartbreaking fashion in seven games. Regaining their composure, San Antonio marched through the 2014 regular season to a league-best 62 wins, earning Gregg Popovich the … Continue reading

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2013: Heat versus Spurs (Miami’s Miraculous Repeat)

Background The Heat won the 2012 championship and embarked on a quest to repeat in 2013. LeBron James carried the team to a league-best 66 wins, including a 27-game win streak that nearly surpassed the NBA record of 33 games … Continue reading

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2012: Heat versus Thunder (LeBron’s First Ring)

Background After their collapse in the 2011 NBA Finals, the Heat refocused and returned in 2012 as one of the frontrunners for the title. In the lockout-shortened regular season, LeBron James put up stellar numbers leading Miami to 46 wins … Continue reading

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2011: Mavericks versus Heat (Dirk Takes Down the Heatles)

Background After losing in the 2006 NBA Finals, the Mavericks stormed through the regular season in 2007 and won a franchise-best 67 games but were shocked in the playoffs by the eighth-seeded Golden State Warriors. Over the next few years, … Continue reading

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2010: Lakers versus Celtics (Los Angeles Repeats Again)

Background Coming off their 2009 NBA championship, the Lakers were determined to defend their title in 2010 and acquired former Defensive Player of the Year Ron Artest to start at small forward. The team raced out to a conference-best 57 … Continue reading

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