May 25, 2016

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Cavaliers 106, Pistons 101: ‘Big Three’ comes up huge as Cleveland survives to take Game 1

CLEVELAND — LeBron James was flanked by Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving at the postgame interview podium. More importantly, he was supported by them early and often Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the top-seeded Cavaliers needed everything they got from their “Big Three” to down the eighth-seeded Detroit Pistons 106-101 in Game 1 of Read More…

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Commentary: Cavaliers’ postseason experience the difference as they stay poised down the stretch

Youthful exuberance can win a lot of regular-season games, but postseason experience always reigns supreme in the NBA playoffs. For that reason — and that reason alone — the Cavaliers escaped Sunday with a 106-101 win over the Detroit Pistons in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Detroit was the better team for Read More…

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Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving makes memorable return to postseason with 31 points

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s 2015 NBA Finals were cut short after Game 1. He made a wonderful return to the postseason in the opening game of 2016. Irving led the Cavs with 31 points — combining with Kevin Love and LeBron James for 81 — and Cleveland used a late fourth-quarter run to keep the Read More…

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Indians Notes: Lonnie Chisenhall scheduled to leave DL on Wednesday

CLEVELAND — Barring any setbacks, right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, manager Terry Francona said. Chisenhall, who missed a large portion of the exhibition season with a left wrist injury, went 0-for-3 with a walk during a rehab appearance for Double-A Akron on Saturday. He is 1-for-15 with four Read More…

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Mets 6, Indians 0: Tribe blanked in series finale; Corey Kluber drops to 0-3

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber had plenty to blame for the “L” next to his name in the box score Sunday. Surprisingly enough, the list included himself. Kluber, notorious for tough-luck losses, dealt with a blinding sun at Progressive Field that wreaked havoc on his fielders and he received his usual lack of run support. But Read More…

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Cavaliers: Kevin Love eager to start another playoff run after last year’s injury

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will never forget his first trip to the NBA playoffs, but the memories aren’t pleasant. After waiting seven years to play in the postseason, the former All-Star appeared in only four games last spring before suffering a dislocated left shoulder. Cleveland would advance to the NBA Finals, pushing Read More…

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Cavaliers Commentary: LeBron James is the best, and therefore gives Cleveland real shot to win it all

Sixteen wins. That’s all the Cavaliers need to win a world championship and put an end to our long civic nightmare. The World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. How’s that sound? Yeah, I know. The World Champion Golden State Warriors sounds more like it, but as the playoffs began the Cavs and the Warriors both had zero Read More…

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Indians 7, Mets 5: Tribe breaks through to beat Matt Harvey, New York

CLEVELAND — The Dark Knight was working in the shadows and rendering hitters defenseless Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. But the Indians finally found the light. After going without a baserunner over the first four innings against Mets ace Matt Harvey — who shares a nickname with Batman — Cleveland figured out the right-hander and Read More…

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Indians Notes: Reliever Bryan Shaw struggling to start the season

CLEVELAND — It’s early in the season, but Indians setup man Bryan Shaw is having trouble setting up things. On Saturday the right-hander offered up his second poor performance in four appearances, turning a rout into a two-run win over the Mets after allowing four runs in the eighth inning of a 7-5 victory at Read More…

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Indians help Mets find missing power, give up four home runs … including three in one inning … in 6-5 loss

CLEVELAND — It was home run derby Friday night at Progressive Field, but the Indians refused to participate until it was too late. In dropping the opener of a three-game interleague series against the Mets, Cleveland pitchers allowed four homers — three in one inning — as New York slugged its way to a 6-5 Read More…

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