The Trail Blazers, running in place, are making a clear commitment to rebuilding. The Mavericks, acknowledging their second-tier existence, recognize it is time to reload.
OAKLAND – After a season in which his jump shot connected at such a rate it generated two nicknames, Marreese Speights will return to the Warriors next season.
Programming note: Watch complete coverage of the Warriors world championship parade Friday at 9 a.m.
The 103rd game of the season is the one the Warriors and their fans have chased since the Dark Ages of the NBA, when players wore Afros and short shorts and championship games were not deemed worth
After winning at an .804 clip through 102 games, the Warriors need only to play .500 basketball over two games to bring an NBA championship to the Bay Area.