April 28, 2015

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Brian Dulik: Cavs’ ‘Big Two’ more than enough on this night

The Cavaliers looked lethargic and played disinterested, which is almost always a deadly combination in the NBA playoffs. Fortunately for Cleveland, there were two reasons — specifically, two All-Stars — why that wasn’t the case Tuesday night. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored the Cavaliers’ final 28 points and rescued them from the brink of Read More…

Brian Dulik: Kyrie Irving right at home on playoffs stage

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was the best player on the court Sunday afternoon in his NBA playoff debut. The three-time All-Star scored a game-high 30 points — making his first five 3-point attempts — as Cleveland pulled away for a 113-100 win over Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference opening-round series. Irving’s Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James challenges Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love to be “great” during postseason

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James has won two world championships and played in five NBA Finals. Cavaliers teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have never appeared in a playoff game. On the eve of the 2015 postseason, “The Chosen One” made it clear that he won’t accept their inexperience as an excuse. “In order for us Read More…

Brian Dulik: New uniforms not makeover Browns really need

When the most cogent statement at an event is made by the Bone Lady, it’s a pretty good sign that things have gone wrong. Such was the case Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center, where the Browns unveiled their three new uniform combinations. The white home, brown road, and orange alternate jerseys — largely Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Players waiting anxiously to learn what team they’ll face in 1st round

The Cavaliers clinched the Central Division title and locked up the second seed in the Eastern Conference six days ago. What still isn’t clear, though, is which team Cleveland will face in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. Boston, Indiana and Brooklyn remain in the mix — and might not solidify the seventh seed Read More…

Brian Dulik: The Cavs’ J.R. Smith is dialed in and fitting in

The legend of NBA gunslinger J.R. Smith grew even larger Sunday afternoon. The mercurial shooting guard made 8 of 17 3-pointers — topped by a half-court circus shot at the second-quarter buzzer — in leading the Cavaliers to a 99-94 win over the Chicago Bulls. “J.R. Swish” scored all 24 of his points beyond the Read More…

Brian Dulik: Tristan Thompson’s game continues to soar

Tristan Thompson was the final player in the Cavaliers locker room Thursday following their 114-88 rout of the Miami Heat. The 6-foot-10-inch Canadian had his long legs soaking in an ice tub, prompting him to joke that he was going to need help standing up and driving home. “Playing in a game like that really Read More…

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL treating Browns’ in-game texting as serious offense

The annual NFL owners meetings came to a close Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. With that important piece of business done, commissioner Roger Goodell plans on turning his attention toward the Browns. Specifically, he will “focus on” the illegal texting from Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer to coaches on the sideline during several 2014 Read More…

Veteran wide receiver Dwayne Bowe headed to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Dwayne Bowe was one of the NFL’s elite wide receivers earlier in his career. The Browns are counting on him returning to that level. Cleveland agreed to a contract with the eight-year veteran Thursday, adding another piece to its new-look offense. He had been released by Kansas City seven days earlier. Though Bowe Read More…

Three-point shooting carries Cavaliers past Nets

CLEVELAND — Thanks to a big lift from J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, the Cavaliers’ home-court winning streak is now at 14 games. Smith and Shumpert scored 22 points — and buried six 3-pointers — in the second quarter Wednesday, paving the way for Cleveland’s 117-92 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn took a pair Read More…