June 28, 2016

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Shaun Bennett: Cavs can’t match fans’ tenacity

It was hard to tell if the boos cascading down the stands at Quicken Loans Arena during the second half of Thursday night’s game were aimed at LeBron James or the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers.
Both had done plenty to earn them.
The city of Cleveland had been waiting five long months for the greatest sports hero it […] Read More…

Which was better: Cavs win or Heat loss?

Let’s call it a two-day moment of closure.
The biggest debate in Cleveland this morning could be what the fans enjoyed watching more — Boston turning away LeBron James and the Miami Heat on Tuesday night or the Cavaliers downing the same Celtics team one night later?
It’s probably a coin flip.
The two games combined to provide […] Read More…

Rondo has big hand in win

CLEVELAND — Rajon Rondo disappeared during the third quarter of a Game 1 loss to Cleve-land, allowing his point guard counterpart Mo Williams to single-handedly spark a Cavaliers rally. The Celtics star wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. Rondo dished out a franchise-playoff-record 19 assists —including seven in the pivotal third quarter — Read More…

LeBron and sidekicks get job done

Ever since Cleveland se-lected LeBron James with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, the Cava-liers have been trying to find him a sidekick, a “Robin” to his “Batman.” The relationship refer-ence stems from the very team Cleveland vanquished with Tuesday night’s 96-94 Game 5 victory — the Chicago Bulls. It was Read More…

Bringing pain part of Ward’s game

BEREA — Basketball has its enforcers, hockey has its goons and professional football has the roaming safety who can deliver a bone-shattering hit. The Cleveland Browns, who haven’t had one of those since Eric Turner played in the early 1990s, hope they’ve found another big hitter in Oregon’s T.J. Ward. The Browns selected Ward with Read More…

These Cavs look like Jordan’s Bulls

For the first three quarters, Monday night’s game looked like a playoff showdown of old between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls. The game included 16 lead changes and 10 ties, and the teams were tied heading into the fourth quarter. But the Cavaliers showed that they are too talented and too powerful for Read More…