May 31, 2016

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LeBron ready for sixth straight NBA Finals appearance; will get rematch with Warriors

INDEPENDENCE — One Cavaliers veteran unsuccessfully tried to claim he wasn’t impressed that teammate LeBron James — and James Jones, of course — will join Bill Russell and a handful of other members of the 1960s Boston Celtics as the only players to appear in six straight NBA Finals. “I don’t care about LeBron,” backup Read More…

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Commentary: Cavs give Cleveland something to believe in

So what we have here is the greatest all-around player on the planet, maybe — probably — ever, playing at peak efficiency, surrounded by a cast of players playing, as a unit, as great as they’ve played all season. This is so not Cleveland. Except that it is. Believe THAT, Believeland. The NBA Finals can’t Read More…

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Beasts of the East again: Big 3 come up huge as Cavaliers roll over Raptors and into NBA Finals for second straight season

TORONTO — For LeBron James, it’s six straight trips to the NBA Finals. Maybe this one will end Cleveland’s long wait for a championship. James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Cavaliers advanced to their second straight finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of Read More…

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Cavs: LeBron makes all-NBA first team for 10th time

LeBron James now has a perfect 10, but unlike a certain Golden State guard, he wasn’t a unanimous pick. The Cavaliers small forward Thursday earned first-team All-NBA honors for the 10th time — and ninth season in a row — in his 13-year career. Four of the 129 voters, comprised of sportswriters and broadcasters, did Read More…

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LeBron James doesn’t feel need to dominate, believes Cavs have found winning formula as they look to close out Raptors

Thirteen games into the playoffs and one win shy of a return trip to the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers still haven’t had to play their ace in the hole. LeBron James will enter Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors tonight at Air Canada Centre averaging a very respectable 23.9 points, Read More…

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Cavaliers continue their home-court advantage, blow away Raptors to move one win away from return to NBA Finals

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers 1, Adversity 0. Actually, if you had Adversity plus 37 points, you still lost, as Cleveland dominated in every aspect while defeating the Toronto Raptors 116-78 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Having lost two straight in Toronto after winning their first 10 postseason Read More…

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Commentary: Cavs making it look really easy at home

At halftime the Cavs were on pace to win by more than 60 points. Not 30, not 40, not 50. Sixty. The big six-oh. At one point in the second quarter the Cavs defense held Toronto without a field goal for eight minutes. That’s one-sixth of the entire game, with no field goals. Zero. That’s Read More…

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Cavs looking to face down postseason adversity

INDEPENDENCE — Ten straight wins to start the postseason weren’t good enough for some Cavaliers fans. They wanted to see how LeBron James and Co. would handle adversity. They’ll get their wish tonight at 8:30 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs, who five days ago seemed headed Read More…

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Cavs can’t sustain comeback, drop 2nd straight to Raptors

TORONTO — A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night. After a 10-0 start in Read More…

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NBA Playoffs: Cavs-Raptors series has gotten testy, and Toronto’s Bismack Biyombo is often in the middle

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan remembers the angry emotions Raptors teammate Bismack Biyombo once stirred in him as an opponent. “I hated him,” DeRozan said Sunday. The Cavaliers likely feel a little anger toward Biyombo after his pivotal performance Saturday, when he helped stop Cleveland’s 10-0 start to the playoffs in Toronto’s 99-84 victory in Game Read More…

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