August 1, 2015

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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…

Cavs: Kevin Love believes he’ll be back in Cleveland next season

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, left, walks with Kyrie Irving during the first round of the playoffs. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has buried the hatchet with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. The three-time All-Star also vowed to be on the court, wearing a Cleveland jersey, at the 2015-16 regular season opener. Love addressed those subjects — and many more — Sunday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts, where the Cavaliers continued Read More…

Superstars LeBron James, Stephen Curry have plenty of mutual respect

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INDEPENDENCE — Once he hangs up his sneakers, Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will be immortalized with a statue outside Quicken Loans Arena. One can only imagine how Akron City Hospital will honor him, along with its second-most famous arrival. James and Warriors point guard Stephen Curry were both born at the downtown medical facility, Read More…

Getting to play helps Irving’s mental game

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving first had to overcome the physical obstacles. Then he had to deal with bigger mental hurdles. That’s why it was important for the Cavaliers point guard to play in the final game of his team’s Eastern Conference final sweep of Atlanta. Though some questioned the intelligence of Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James reflects on journey

The Cavaliers’ LeBron James poses for a selfie with fans. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is one of those athletes who doesn’t look back or ahead too often. But after the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals for the second time in their 45-year history by completing a sweep of the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the 30-year-old was in a rare reflective Read More…