LeBron James was â€œThe King.â€ Dwight Howard was Superman.
But once again, Jamesâ€™ gang was nowhere to be found, while Howardâ€™s teammates were right there with him as the Orlando Magic defeated the Cavaliers 116-114 in over-time Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Orlando now leads the best-of-seven series 3-1, meaning …Read More
There was cold-shooting Mo Williams, having just missed two wide-open 3-pointers, relentlessly harassing Josh Smith until the Atlanta Hawks power forward finally committed a turnover.
There was 7-foot-3 Zydrunas Ilgauskas blocking a shot by Joe Johnson without leaving his feet.
There was Joe Smith swatting a driving attempt by Marvin Williams.
There was Delonte West blocking …Read More
Detroitâ€™s Rasheed Wallace took Game 4 off. Wisely, the Cavaliers elected to wait until Monday to rest.
With Cleveland now awaiting the winner of the Miami-Atlanta series, letâ€™s clear out the notebook from the Cavaliersâ€™ impressive first-round sweep of the Pistons.
There is some debate as to whether this was the greatest playoff series …Read More
Regardless of how the playoffs turn out, this has been the most enjoyable regular season in Cavaliers history, and for that, I am very thankful.
The best player in the world is part of the best basketball team ever to play on the North Coast, which is something that hoops junk-ies will always savor.
But …Read More
By RICK NOLAND
Assistant Sports Editor
The Cavaliers were an NBA-best 35-8 going into a game in Orlando on Thursday, so Professor Noland was all smiles as he handed out midseason report cards:
Daniel Gibson: Boobie has been one of the few downers in this amazing season, as heâ€™s been unable to consistently knock down open shots. When …Read More
By BRIAN DULIK
Random thoughts from the stands at Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavaliers continue to post victories and move up the NBA’s all-time leader board.
By winning their first 21 games at “The Q,” red-hot Cleveland now is tied for the seventh-longest home winning streak to start a season.
It’s just the fifth time since the …Read More
New Orleans coach Byron Scott constantly preaches teamwork and selfless play, but he has no problem with the spotlight shining on his best player.It helps, though, that his top talent is All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who is one of the classiest and most electric athletes in the sport.
“I might be a little bit biased, …Read More
By SCOTT PETRAK
Browns owner Randy Lerner got his man in coach Eric Mangini, but is only halfway done with his offseason to-do list.
Lerner interviewed Baltimore pro personnel director George Kokinis on Sunday as he tries to fill …Read More
By BRIAN DULIK
Hiring Eric Mangini is not a gamble or a calculated risk by the Browns. It’s a safe, smart move by a franchise that hasn’t made many correct calls in the last quarter-century.
The 37-year-old may not have been the flashiest or the most exciting coach on the market, but he was the best choice …Read More
By BRAD BOURNIVAL
Getting around this Christmas season can be taxing enough. Throw in being a Browns fan and the month of December can be downright maddening.
Too many times fights break out because some pea-brained fan is rooting for some pointless reason at something that just happened â€” or in the Brownsâ€™ case â€” …Read More