September 3, 2015

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Cavs: Delly dominates in 96-91 win against Warriors

The Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova shoots against Golden State’s Klay Thompson. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen, but LeBron James has, um, uh, Matthew Dellavedova. The best player in the world and an undrafted second-year guard from St. Mary’s led the Cavaliers to a 96-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

There’s Cavs fever at Medina Hospital and babies are “All In’

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Babies born at Medina Hospital in the past few days are coming home with a sporty gift from the hospital — one-piece outfits known as “onesies” with the Cleveland Cavaliers logo that says “Born to be All In.” The “All In” motto has been a mantra for the team and fans as the Cavaliers advanced Read More…

Family revives sports tradition on Medina Township barn

Korey and Liz Lamphear and their 21-month-old daughter, Izzy, stand against the family's century barn on Old Weymouth Road in Medina Township. They are joined by Korey's sister, Kim Lamphear, and her son, Kane, 6. The family painted "Go Cavs" on the barn to celebrate the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

The barn at the corner of Weymouth and Old Weymouth Roads has been known as the “Go Browns” barn, the “Go Tribe” barn and now, a new moniker, the “Go Cavs” barn, thanks to the Lamphear family’s efforts to boost community pride. Last week, Korey Lamphear along with his wife, Liz, and his sister Kim, Read More…

Key word is ‘Focus’

Since things continue to go bad for the Cavaliers from the shoulders down, it’s more important than ever that they stay strong — and play a tad bit smarter — from the neck up. Even that might not be enough, but it’s the only choice Cleveland players and coaches have right now. The Cavs not Read More…

NBA Finals: Warriors hold off LeBron James, Cavs for 108-100 OT win in Game 1

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. (AP PHOTO)

OAKLAND, Calif. — After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Read More…

Cavaliers lose to Warriors in OT

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Even LeBron James’ highest-scoring game in his NBA Finals career wasn’t enough for the Cavaliers against the NBA’s top team. James scored 44 points but missed a potential winner at the end of regulation and the Cavaliers lost Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors 108-100 on Thursday night. Read More…

LeBron James promises the Cavaliers will give it their all at NBA Finals

Cleveland’s LeBron James during practice Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

LeBron James made a guarantee during NBA Finals media day Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. “All I can guarantee is we’re going to play hard,” the Cavaliers small forward said. “We’re going to give everything that we’ve got in these (first) two games (on the road). “Coaches will give us the proper game Read More…

Longtime broadcaster Tait wishes Cavs well in series

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As Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors begins tonight (9 p.m., ABC-TV), former play-by-play radio broadcaster Joe Tait said he “wishes the Cavs well” in the series. The Cavs will be trying to win their first NBA championship since joining the league as an expansion team in Read More…

Cavs coach David Blatt: ‘I’m not a vindictive person’

Cavaliers coach David Blatt talks with LeBron James during the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bulls. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — When the Cavaliers were scuffling earlier this season, rookie NBA coach David Blatt got an impassioned vote of confidence from general manager David Griffin. Now, with the Cavs about to play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night at Oracle Arena, Blatt is getting rave reviews Read More…

Cavs: Fortunes turning after trade, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have fit in well

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INDEPENDENCE — Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith have been perfect fits for the Cavaliers. How perfect? They’ve switched roles in the postseason and the Cavs still haven’t missed a beat as they prepare to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at Oracle Arena. Shumpert had a Read More…