September 1, 2015

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Cavs Final(s) recap: LeBron James reflects on run

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CLEVELAND — There was a time early Wednesday morning, shortly before 1:30 a.m., when LeBron James wondered out loud if it was all worth it. The Cavaliers had just lost 105-97 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena, and a mentally and physically exhausted Read More…

Cavs commentary: The Professor hands out his grades

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Though the shorthanded Cavaliers ultimately fell short in their quest to win the first title in the franchise’s 45-year existence, Professor Noland is in a surprisingly good mood as he prepares to dole out final grades. The regular season will be taken into account, as it should, but final exams — in this case the Read More…

Cavs commentary: LeBron James gave all he had

LeBron James puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Tuesday.  (AP PHOTO)

One man cannot win the world championship by himself. Not even if he plays at a superhuman level on the biggest stage in the sport. LeBron James completed one of the greatest postseasons in basketball history Tuesday night, but the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Read More…

Cavs vs. Warriors: Turnovers, poor guard play end Cleveland’s season shy of title

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CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors scratched a 40-year itch Tuesday night. The Cavaliers have now gone 45 seasons without a title, while the city of Cleveland remains at 51 and counting. Taking advantage of huge runs in the first and third periods, the Warriors won their first NBA championship in 40 years by defeating Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James may be ultra-confident, but role players need to step up

The Cavaliers’ LeBron James drives against Golden State’s Andrew Bogut during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. (AP PHOTO)

He refuses to come out and say it, but the now self-proclaimed “best player in the world” is going to need some help if the Cavaliers are going to beat league MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. If LeBron James doesn’t start getting that help tonight in Game 6 Read More…

Cavs: Playing time for 7-foot-1 Timofey Mozgov is hot topic heading into tonight

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Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov had a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors won by 21 points. Sunday in Game 5, Mozgov played just nine minutes, had zero points and attempted only one shot as the Cavs, who led by a point midway through Read More…

Cavaliers will need to make adjustments

A “small” move by Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has left David Blatt and the Cavaliers with some big decisions heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday at Oracle Arena. Not wanting the Warriors to go down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series — and fully aware that teams that do so Read More…

Golden State evens series

Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — There will be another game at Quicken Loans Arena this season, but that’s a guarantee the Cavaliers didn’t want to have happen Thursday night. Getting virtually nothing from anyone outside of LeBron James, Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson, the Cavs fell 103-82 to the Golden State Warriors in Game Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James’ shot attempts have soared in Finals

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CLEVELAND — This isn’t how LeBron James wants or likes to play. It’s how he has to play. With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love sidelined by injuries, the Cavaliers small forward has averaged NBA Finals personal highs of 35.7 shots and 41.0 points through three games against the Golden State Warriors. James’ performance, which also Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving talks for first time since having surgery

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CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving is trying to stay positive during a very tough time for him emotionally, but he has no regrets. The Cavaliers point guard met with the media Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena for the first time since fracturing his left kneecap a week ago in overtime of Game 1 of the NBA Read More…