May 29, 2015

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Cavs: LeBron James reflects on journey

The Cavaliers’ LeBron James poses for a selfie with fans. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is one of those athletes who doesn’t look back or ahead too often. But after the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals for the second time in their 45-year history by completing a sweep of the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the 30-year-old was in a rare reflective Read More…

Cavs hammer Hawks to easily advance to Finals with 118-88 win

Cleveland’s LeBron James gives instructions during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The last game of the sweep was convincing, thorough and impressive, not to mention extremely enjoyable for 20,562 screaming fans who started chanting “NBA Finals” with more than five minutes left. Dominating from start to finish Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals for the second time Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James’ stats last matched by Wilt Chamberlain

The Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, dunks on Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore, center, and Mike Muscala. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James ventured into Wilt Chamberlain territory Sunday night in the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks. James had 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists in the Cavaliers’ 114-111 overtime victory in Game 3, numbers that had never been posted in a playoff game. The last time they were posted in Read More…

LeBron puts on vintage performance

Rick Noland The Gazette “The Big Three” became “The Big One,” but LeBron James was more than enough. James put on a vintage performance Friday at Philips Arena, finishing with 30 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a 94-82 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Read More…

Cavs: Fans ready for broom, but there’s still some work to do

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball against Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala (31) during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

At the moment, Kyrie Irving is just a shadow of the player who Thursday was named third-team All-NBA. LeBron James, a unanimous selection in making the All-NBA first team for the ninth time in his 12-year career, sprained his right ankle. Iman Shumpert slipped and came up limping. Kevin Love is already out for the Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland wins series opener against Hawks

Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert takes a shot in the first half. (AP PHOTO)

LeBron James and the Cavaliers both ended bad streaks Wednesday night and J.R. Smith set a franchise playoff record. Winless in eight previous Game 1 situations on the road, James had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Cavs won for the first time in 15 series-opening games away from home, defeating the Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving plans on being in lineup

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving defends Chicago’s Derrick Rose in the first half of Game 6 in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The injured Irving says he will be in the starting lineup  against the Hawks Wednesday when the Eastern Conference finals begin. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach David Blatt and four-time league MVP LeBron James are playing it coy, but Kyrie Irving is not. The three-time All-Star plans on being in the starting lineup Wednesday in Atlanta when the Cavs play the Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. “I’m pretty much going (to play),” Irving Read More…

Cavaliers show amazing intestinal fortitude

LeBron James sat center stage at the postgame podium Thursday night at the UnitedCenter. That he was flanked by Matthew Dellavedova and Tristan Thompson tells you everything you need to know about the Cavaliers’ 94-73 Eastern Conference semifinal series-clinching victory over the Chicago Bulls. “These are first-timers right here,” James said, pointing to Dellavedova and Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James goes where few have gone before

LeBron James scores on a dunk in Game 5. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James went where only Dwyane Wade and Elvin Hayes had gone before. He also went where no NBA player has gone in at least 38 years. With 38 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocks and zero turnovers in the Cavaliers’ 106-101 Game 5 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving lead feisty Cleveland to victory

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket between Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, and forward Taj Gibson, right, during the first half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers may be wounded, but they still have plenty of fight left in them. And basketball, too. Led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving and motivated by a fourth-quarter fracas, the Cavs moved within one win of the Eastern Conference finals by defeating the Chicago Bulls 106-101 Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Read More…