April 30, 2016

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Players believe in Lue and his system

INDEPENDENCE — Tyronn Lue, who will turn 39 on May 3, is three years older than Cavaliers small forwards Richard Jefferson and James Jones. He’s less than eight years older than LeBron James. But … “He’s our coach and we love him,” James said Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We trust the system he’s put Read More…

Noland: Cavs’ championship path won’t be easy … but the first round should be

Reggie Jackson — the Detroit Pistons point guard, not the prodigious home run hitter — must have been feeling like Mr. April the other day. “I don’t want to fight Goliath’s homeboy or little brother,” he said earlier this week. “I want to fight Goliath.” Jackson and the eighth-seeded Pistons (44-38) will get their wish Read More…

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King of the postseason: LeBron James in top form as Cavaliers prepare for Pistons, expected playoff run

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a three-word response when asked how to contain Cavaliers small forward LeBron James when he’s on top of his game. It turned into six words because he said it twice: “I don’t know. I don’t know.” Neither does anyone else, and that’s great news for the Cavs, who Read More…

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Cavaliers-Pistons playoff schedule set

The schedule for the Cavaliers’ first-round playoff series with the Detroit Pistons is set, with the series opening Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena at 3 p.m. The full schedule: Game 1 – Sun April 17 Detroit at Cleveland – 3 p.m., ABC TV/ESPN Radio/WTAM radio/LA MEGA Spanish radio Game 2 – Wed April 20 Detroit at Read More…

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Cavaliers subs fight hard as stars sit, but lose to Pistons in OT

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers gave their “Big Three” the night off. The Pistons were even more generous, sitting out their entire starting lineup. Despite the lack of star power, the teams managed to play an entertaining — though essentially meaningless — regular-season finale Wednesday. Cleveland rookie guard Jordan McRae scored a season-high 36 points in Read More…

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LeBron leads Cavs past Hawks to clinch East’s top seed

CLEVELAND — And on Wednesday, a lot of them will rest. Led by LeBron James with an assist from Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with an impressive 109-94 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs (57-24), due in large part to James’ Read More…

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Jim Ingraham: Steph Curry is an amazing player and a worthy MVP, but give me LeBron James any day of the week

Steph Curry will win the MVP Award in the NBA this year, and it might even be unanimous. Curry is the biggest star on basketball’s best team, maybe even its greatest team. Ever. The Warriors are at least in the discussion. The Warriors are rock stars, round-ball royalty and the Globetrotters all rolled into one. Read More…

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Bulls 105, Cavaliers 102: Cleveland misses chance to clinch No. 1 seed in Eastern Conference

CHICAGO — The Cavaliers had a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference on Saturday night. They had the lead. They couldn’t close the deal. Jimmy Butler scored 21 points, rookie Cristiano Felicio added a career-high 16 and the Chicago Bulls kept their playoff hopes alive with a 105-102 victory over Read More…

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Pacers 123, Cavaliers 109: LeBron rests and Cleveland can’t overcome as 4-game win streak snapped

INDIANAPOLIS — When LeBron James took a seat Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers took a step forward. With the four-time MVP resting, the Pacers got their offense on track, their defense in sync and proved they could finally close out a game. Paul George scored 29 points, C.J. Miles added 21 and Indiana made 16 Read More…

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Cavaliers blow big lead, fight back to beat Hawks in overtime

ATLANTA — After leading by 21 points in the first half, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed overtime to beat the Atlanta Hawks. That was OK with LeBron James, who said the test was good for the Cavaliers. James had 29 points to pass another Hall of Famer on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and the Cavaliers Read More…

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