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Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

In a rush to get the holiday weekend rolling? Here are some quick facts about last night's Eastern Conference championship game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics: *The Cavaliers ended the Celtics post-season — winning the game, 135-102. *The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State in the Finals. *LeBron James scored 35 points to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader — surpassing Michael Jordan Dedicated sports fans, or those whose holiday road trips haven't started yet, keep reading. There were two firsts in last ni
ESPN The Magazine
13 min read
Sports

No. 1 Golden State Warriors Only One Man Can Stop Steph Curry. His Name Is Kevin Durant.

IT’S MARCH 15, and Stephen Curry is hard at work in his laboratory, firing shots at the basket tucked in the corner of Golden State’s practice facility. Steph’s hoop has been a constant since 2012, back when he lived in a loft on the same block as the facility. Curry might change shoes at halftime if his shot is errant, but he’s never changing baskets. The hoop is on the fifth floor of the pinkish-beige downtown Oakland Marriott, resting above the city’s attached, unassuming strip of a convention center. Atop the beige box sits a panopticon where media and visitors stare at the efforts of a m
The Atlantic
6 min read

The Device That Democratized the Foot Race

When sprinters take their marks, they place their hands on the ground and position their feet onto angled blocks. Before the start signal, the runners rest their knees on the ground, then transfer their weight squarely on the blocks. As soon as the sound waves of the signal reach their ears, their feet catapult off the blocks. If the sprinter pushes off too soon, it means disqualification from the race. But sprints last 400 meters or less, so every millisecond spent on the blocks after the race has begun is a millisecond wasted. The start of competitive foot races like those of the Olympics ha
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Gut instinct vs. big data…

Does incorporating data analysis take away from the art of sports, or does it sweeten the taste of victory? This “Moneyball”-esque tale about the MLB Pirates puts in the hard work & examines the raw data to find out.