May 29, 2016

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Commentary: J.R. Smith is a gunner’s gunner, and he’s a perfect fit for the Cavaliers

With the Cavs binging on 3-point field goals in the playoffs, their most important player might be Earl Smith III. That’s because the aptly named Earl Smith III (better known as J.R.) specializes in 3-point field goals. Actually “specializes” doesn’t quite cover it. Earl Smith III has a doctorate in making 3-point field goals. It’s Read More…

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Channing Frye comes off bench to hit 7 threes, score 27 points as Cavs roar past Hawks in fourth, grab 3-0 series lead

ATLANTA — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had their usual stellar performances. Kevin Love came up big, too. But when Channing Frye turned in the best playoff game of his career, the Atlanta Hawks didn’t have a chance. Frye scored 27 points and the Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage Friday night, dominating down the Read More…

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Frye scores a career playoff-high 27 points in win

Paul Newberry The Associated Press ATLANTA — Channing Frye scored a career playoff-high 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage Friday night, pulling away in the closing minutes for a 121-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks for a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Two nights after setting an Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Hawks have little hope left after Cleveland buried them in 3-pointers

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, who looks like comedian Conan O’Brien under extreme duress, might want to try the Butch Davis approach. You remember the former Browns coach, right? He’s the guy who tried to rationalize a 295-yard rushing performance by Baltimore’s Jamal Lewis by saying if you took away runs of 82, 63 and Read More…

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Cavaliers make NBA-record 25 3-pointers, blow out Hawks

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers didn’t just break the league record for 3-pointers in a playoff game, they broke it with 5:06 to play in the third quarter. For good measure, they went on to break the league record for 3-pointers in any game. In a night for the ages, Cleveland made 22 3-pointers in the Read More…

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Commentary: Cavs fire away, much to their coach’s delight

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue delivered a simple but clear pregame message to his team Wednesday night. “If you’re open and it’s your shot, take it,” Lue said roughly two hours before the opening tip. “With the way Atlanta is playing and packing it down in the paint, we have to make shots from the outside. Read More…

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Stunned Hawks have no answers after Cavs’ 3-point barrage

CLEVELAND — The locker room scene resembled that of a heavyweight boxer’s after he had been knocked out early in a title fight. The Atlanta Hawks sat on their stools looking dazed and confused, trying to figure out what happened during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 123-98 win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Read More…

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Commentary: NBA referees keep swallowing their whistles, which is bad for the game … and for the Cavs’ LeBron James

With the NBA playoffs growing in intensity every day, it’s time for somebody to blow the whistle on the whistle blowers. Because they obviously aren’t inclined to blow their whistles themselves. In case you missed it, in the playoff game Monday between San Antonio and Oklahoma City that ended in total anarchy once the players Read More…

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Commentary: NBA referees keep swallowing their whistles, which is bad for the game … and for the Cavs’ LeBron James

With the NBA playoffs growing in intensity every day, it’s time for somebody to blow the whistle on the whistle blowers. Because they obviously aren’t inclined to blow their whistles themselves. In case you missed it, in the playoff game Monday between San Antonio and Oklahoma City that ended in total anarchy once the players Read More…

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James would love to play Wade, Heat in conference finals

  INDEPENDENCE —  LeBron James is great at staying in the moment, but the Cavaliers small forward can’t help but think about what might be on the horizon. With the Cavs preparing to host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the four-time league Read More…