May 28, 2016

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Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving in fine form for playoffs after rough regular season following return from injury

INDEPENDENCE — Everything feels good. From his knee to his psyche to his jumper, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is in a great place as his team waits to start the Eastern Conference finals. “I’m playing all right,” Irving said with a smile following practice Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I can always play better.” Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James says when he’ll retire is up to his kids

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is 31 years old and in his 13th NBA season. He’s four wins from appearing in his sixth straight NBA Finals, seventh overall and vying for his third title. The four-time league MVP is closer to the end of his career than the beginning, but retirement is not really on his Read More…

Big Three has Cavaliers rolling

INDEPENDENCE — There are three big reasons why the numbers add up to an 8-0 playoff record and legitimate championship aspirations for the Cavaliers. LeBron James is averaging 23.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists, while Kyrie Irving is at 24.4, 1.9 and 5.5 and Kevin Love is at 18.9, 12.5 and 2.1. For good Read More…

Commentary: Believing in Cavs getting easier and easier

One thing stands out in what has been a remarkable postseason to date for the Cavaliers. It’s not the NBA-record 77 3-pointers they made in a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. It’s not the league-record — for any game — 25 threes they made in Game 2 of that Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Hawks have little hope left after Cleveland buried them in 3-pointers

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, who looks like comedian Conan O’Brien under extreme duress, might want to try the Butch Davis approach. You remember the former Browns coach, right? He’s the guy who tried to rationalize a 295-yard rushing performance by Baltimore’s Jamal Lewis by saying if you took away runs of 82, 63 and Read More…

Cavaliers make NBA-record 25 3-pointers, blow out Hawks

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers didn’t just break the league record for 3-pointers in a playoff game, they broke it with 5:06 to play in the third quarter. For good measure, they went on to break the league record for 3-pointers in any game. In a night for the ages, Cleveland made 22 3-pointers in the Read More…

James would love to play Heat, Wade in conference finals

INDEPENDENCE —  LeBron James is great at staying in the moment, but the Cavaliers small forward can’t help but think about what might be on the horizon. With the Cavs preparing to host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the four-time league MVP Read More…

Cavs’ Lue wants more calls, free throws for LeBron

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue turned 39 Tuesday, complete with “Happy Birthday” playing from the speakers following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. A good present might be a few more free throw attempts for LeBron James when the Cavs host the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 8 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal Read More…

Cavaliers 104, Hawks 93: Cleveland blows 18-point lead, then rallies late for Game 1 victory

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers nearly gave a game away, then won going away. After blowing an 18-point third-quarter lead, the Cavs locked down defensively, got some pivotal offensive rebounds and rode big hoops by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith to a 104-93 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday in Game 1 of Read More…

Cavaliers eager to get back on court against Hawks, say they’re not worried about long layoff between playoff series

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers went eight days between games after sweeping Boston in the first round last year and promptly lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Chicago Bulls. Cleveland went nine days between games after sweeping the Atlanta Hawks in the conference finals and promptly lost Game 1 of the NBA Read More…