March 28, 2015

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Cavs: LeBron James not upset with Kevin Love

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Jason Lloyd | Akron Beacon Journal INDEPENDENCE — The reoccurring saga between LeBron James and Kevin Love turned again Tuesday, but James didn’t seem to take offense to Love choosing the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook for Most Valuable Player. “Kev has his own opinion who he believes is MVP,” James said. “No one should Read More…

Rick Noland commentary: Issues could arise for Cavs during playoffs

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Since starting the season 19-20, the Cavaliers have gone 27-6. That .818 winning percentage over the last 33 games comes out to 67 victories when extrapolated over an 82-game regular season. With 10 games left before the start of the postseason, there is no disputing the Cavs (46-26) have been playing some great basketball heading Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James’ slam sparks big run for the Cavaliers

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MILWAUKEE — A dunk from LeBron James started a decisive run for the lethargic Cavaliers. From there, the Central Division leaders overpowered the young Milwaukee Bucks. James scored 28 points, J.R. Smith had 23 and Cleveland began a three-game road trip with a 108-90 win Sunday. The Cavaliers trailed by nine at halftime and 11 Read More…

Cavs clinch playoff berth

Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers clinched their first playoff berth in five years in a playoff-style game. It wasn’t always pretty, but Cleveland qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a hard-fought 95-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. “We’re not going to Read More…

Game with Pacers may be playoff preview

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers’ loss in Miami on Monday, their second to the Heat this season, would have served as a first-round playoff preview if the regular season had ended prior to Thursday. Tonight’s game at Quicken Loans Arena against the Indiana Pacers, who have also beaten the Cavs twice this Read More…

Cavs: Home win streak reaches 14 with 117-92 victory over Nets

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CLEVELAND — Thanks to a big lift from J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, the Cavaliers’ home-court winning streak is now at 14 games. Smith and Shumpert exploded for 22 points — and buried six 3-pointers — in the second quarter Wednesday, paving the way for Cleveland’s 117-92 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn took a Read More…

LeBron James bounces back from tackle, drops Toronto with big 4th quarter

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TORONTO — LeBron James retaliated on the scoreboard after Jonas Valanciunas tackled him on a drive late in the third quarter. James scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth and matched a season high with 14 assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 120-112 on Wednesday night. Valanciunas Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Tristan Thompson’s performance brings back memories

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CLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson’s performance Sunday in Houston brought back very hazy memories for Cavaliers analysts Jim Chones, Austin Carr and Campy Russell. Thompson had 14 points and 18 rebounds off the bench in an overtime loss to the Rockets, making him the first Cleveland reserve to post those numbers since Chones had 18 points Read More…

Cavaliers crush Celtics, snap two-game losing skid

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CLEVELAND — And on the first night, they got some rest. Beginning a stretch of four games in five nights, the Cavaliers dominated the Boston Celtics 110-79 Tuesday at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. It won’t be as easy tonight in Toronto, Friday in Atlanta or Saturday at home vs. Phoenix, but the Cavs (38-24) had Read More…

Commentary: Cavaliers overtime loss filled with bad, but there’s 1 giant positive

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Enough went wrong in the Cavaliers’ overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday to fill an entire column — and we will get to that in a moment — but don’t ever lose sight of the fact this was still a game Cleveland could and should have won. That’s a negative in the loss Read More…