May 1, 2016

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Kevin Love’s versatility on defense could be key for Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love spent most of a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons defending a small forward or center. The Pistons basically started two small forwards in Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris, with Love spending the majority of his time defending Morris. Detroit then cross-matched at the other end, with Harris Read More…

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Report: Knicks looking at former Cavs coach Blatt for opening

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday. Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson met with Blatt this week, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the coaching Read More…

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Iso just part of Cavs’ game plan

INDEPENDENCE — The word from Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and point guard Kyrie Irving: Don’t sweat the isolation offense. After moving the ball extremely well for most of a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons, the Cavs appeared to resort to some bad habits in the fourth quarter of Game 4, but Lue said Wednesday Read More…

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Cavs complete sweep of Pistons, await 2nd-round opponent

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Bring on the Atlanta Hawks or Boston Celtics. And the Justin Bieber concert. They resorted to some bad offensive habits late and ultimately needed a missed 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the Cavaliers completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills, winning Read More… Read More…

Commentary: Kyrie Irving shows he can carry Cavs if needed

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kyrie Irving made a half-court shot to end the third quarter, buried a 3-pointer in the final minute of the fourth, then locked down defensively on the last play of the game. Given the setting and the situation, it was the finest performance of his five-year NBA career. Irving scored 20 Read More… Read More…

Cavs expect Detroit’s best in tonight’s Game 4

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was relaxed and appeared to be well rested Saturday afternoon. His players were even more content after being given the day off. All of them were pleased for the same reason. Cleveland leads Detroit 3-0 in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series, and has the opportunity to sweep Read More… Read More…

Cavs expect Detroit’s best in tonight’s Game 4

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was relaxed and appeared to be well rested Saturday afternoon. His players were even more content after being given the day off. All of them were pleased for the same reason. Cleveland leads Detroit 3-0 in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series, and has the opportunity to sweep Read More… Read More…

Commentary: Cavaliers’ ‘Big Three’ living up to hype

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — General manager David Griffin walked out of the Cavaliers’ locker room smiling from ear to ear Friday night. When a team employee asked how he was doing, it took him a millisecond to respond. “It’s hard to be much better than we are right now,” he said. There wasn’t a hint Read More… Read More…

Cavs go up 3-0 in series

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Justin Bieber concert is still on, and his teenage fans can thank Kyrie Irving and the rest of the Cavaliers. In what might have been his most complete game of the season, Irving hit a dagger 3-pointer from the right corner as the Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons 101-91 Friday Read More…

NBA playoffs: Cavs say staying cool is key against Pistons

Unable to beat the Cavaliers on the court, Stanley Johnson and the Detroit Pistons now appear to be trying to talk LeBron James and Co. into submission. Down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series heading into Game 3 tonight at 7 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the desperate Pistons could resort to extremely physical play Read More… Read More…