April 27, 2015

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Love-fest at moment

A lot can be said, some of it bad but much of it good, about Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, but before we delve into all that, let’s first say this: Throughout his under-the-microscope first season as a member of Cleveland’s “Big Three,” the guy has been the consummate professional. Handsome, polite and well spoken, Read More…

Cavs vs. Celtics: Starters giving Cavs big advantage

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — From the glass-is-half-empty approach, the Cavaliers bench has been outscored 106-36 by its Boston counterparts. From the glass-is-overflowing department, Cleveland’s starters have outscored those of the Celtics 176-85. No matter how the numbers are crunched, however, the Cavs lead the Celtics 2-0 in their first-round, best-of-seven series as they prepare for Game 3 Read More…

Cavs vs. Celtics: Batman, Robin come to Cleveland’s rescue

Cleveland’s LeBron James grabs a rebound over Boston’s Tyler Zeller during the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Batman and Robin were never this good. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined to score the Cavaliers’ last 28 points Tuesday as Cleveland defeated the Boston Celtics 99-91 at Quicken Loans Arena to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series. James, who finished with 30 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and Read More…

Timofey Mozgov steps up for Cavs

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov was pretty much a non-entity in Game 1 of the Cavaliers’ first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against Boston. Things changed Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. After recording only six points on four field goal attempts over 23 minutes of the playoff opener Sunday, Mozgov was a different guy in Game Read More…

Brian Dulik Cavs commentary: Pair of All-Stars save day

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The Cavaliers looked lethargic and played disinterested, which is almost always a deadly combination in the NBA playoffs. Fortunately for Cleveland, there were two reasons — specifically, two All-Stars — why that wasn’t the case Tuesday night. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored the Cavaliers’ final 28 points and rescued them from the brink of Read More…

NBA playoffs: No good news for Celtics against Cavs

Kevin Love, Marcus Smart

INDEPENDENCE — The bad news for the Boston Celtics is they trail the Cavaliers 1-0 in a best-of-seven series. The worse news is Cleveland, a convincing 113-100 winner Sunday in Game 1, has the potential to play even better tonight at 7 in Game 2 at Quicken Loans Arena. Cavs coach David Blatt, however, isn’t Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love dominate series opener

The Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving celebrates a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the second quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — “The Big Three” took center stage Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. Twice. First, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the Cavaliers to a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series. Then they shared the postgame interview podium — Love on the left, James in the Read More…

Brian Dulik commentary: Kyrie Irving brilliant in Cavs debut

Kyrie Irving

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was the best player on the court Sunday afternoon in his NBA playoff debut. The three-time All-Star scored a game-high 30 points — making his first five 3-point attempts — as Cleveland pulled away for a 113-100 win over Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference opening round series. Read More…

Cavs: Kevin Love finds sweet rhythm after shaky shooting early

Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Apparently Kevin Love wasn’t in the same rush as Kyrie Irving to prove that playoff experience wasn’t necessary to put together a solid performance. While Irving scorched the nets from the opening tip to the final buzzer during the pair’s NBA postseason debut, Love missed his first five shots — finally sinking a Read More…

Cavaliers’ playoff history against Boston isn’t pretty

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers and Celtics have met five times in the NBA playoffs prior to this season. Boston has won four of the matchups, three of which broke the hearts of Cleveland basketball fans. A look back at each of those series:   1976 Eastern Conference finals Celtics win best-of-seven series, 4-2 Coach: Bill Read More…