May 26, 2015

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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…

Cavs: LeBron James spurns David Blatt, drills game-winner at horn

The Cavaliers’ LeBron James makes the game-winning shot over Chicago’s Jimmy Butler. (AP PHOTO)

CHICAGO — LeBron James watched his coach draw up the final play — and then drew one up of his own. “Give me the ball and get out of the way,” he said. James overruled Cleveland coach David Blatt’s idea for a last-second inbounds play and drained a jumper from the corner at the buzzer 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…

Cavs commentary: Kyrie Irving turns in a gutsy performance

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Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was on the court, sinking shot after shot, when the gates opened Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. It proved to be an omen for the rest of the evening. Irving fought through the pain from a strained right foot and left knee tendinitis, collecting 25 points and five assists as Read More…

Cavs: Blame game as David Blatt owns T.O. gaffe, defends self for final play choice

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INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach David Blatt made like Tom Cruise on Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, a day after his “Top Gun” ended up being right on target in an 86-84 playoff victory over the Chicago Bulls. After he unsuccessfully attempted to call a timeout his team didn’t have in Game 4 and then tried Read More…