April 21, 2015

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Tristan gets his revenge

Tristan Thompson was the final player in the Cavaliers’ locker room Thursday following their 114-88 rout of the Miami Heat. The 6-foot-10 Canadian had his long legs soaking in an ice tub, prompting him to joke he was going to need help standing up and driving home. “Playing in a game like that really tires Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland drops Miami into tie for eighth in playoff chase

The Cavaliers’ Timofey Mozgov dunks against Miami. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The potential Eastern Conference playoff preview held Thursday night would no longer be a first-round meeting if the season ended today. The second-seeded Cavaliers recorded their 17th straight home win by knocking off Miami 114-88 at Quicken Loans Arena, dropping the Heat from a tie for seventh into a tie for eighth in Read More…

A look ahead: Cavs, Heat game could be playoff preview

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INDEPENDENCE — The fans and national television networks would eat it up. If the NBA regular season ended today, the second-seeded Cavaliers (48-27) would play seventh-seeded Miami (34-40) in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That means a preview of sorts could be played out tonight at Quicken Loans Arena when LeBron James Read More…

FirstEnergy lineman toys with fame thanks to Cavs bobblehead

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A local lineman for FirstEnergy was featured on limited edition bobbleheads given away at the Cleveland Cavaliers game on Sunday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena. Evan Suboticky of Barberton was the Ohio Edison employee selected by FirstEnergy to serve as a model for the bobblehead. Ohio Edison is owned by First Energy Corp., based in Read More…

Cavs’ Kyrie Irving about Sunday’s win: ‘Whew, that was terrible’

The Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving shoots against Philadelphia’s Ish Smith. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers lost two players to injury and nearly got beat by the third-worst team in the league, but everything still came up roses Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. There was, of course, no shortage of fertilizer. Despite losing Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert and failing to score on its final eight possessions, Read More…

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

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt yells from the sidelines during an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. (AP PHOTO)

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…