June 25, 2016

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Warriors 108, Cavaliers 97: Cleveland falls apart in fourth quarter of Game 4, trails NBA Finals 3-1

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are in trouble. Make that deep, deep trouble. Losing their defensive focus in the third quarter and playing horrific offensive basketball in the fourth, Cleveland fell 108-97 to the Golden State Warriors on Friday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The defending champion Warriors lead the Read More…

Love probable for tonight’s Game 4, but may come off bench

CLEVELAND — It looks like there’s a good chance Kevin Love will play tonight at Quicken Loans Arena in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. There’s an even better chance the Cavaliers power forward, who didn’t play in a 120-90 Game 3 victory that pulled Cleveland to 2-1 in the Read More…

Cavs notes: Love kept out for concussion protocol

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love was able to participate in portions of the team’s morning shootaround, but was not medically cleared from the league’s concussion protocol program. As a result, Love had to sit out Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Game Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavs find missing mojo, manhandle Warriors

CLEVELAND — LeBron James called it a do-or-die game. The Cavaliers lived. Cleveland road a sensational start, great defense, a big night by Kyrie Irving and some unexpected perimeter shooting by an inspired James to a 120-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Read More…

NBA Finals: LeBron James expecting Cavaliers to bounce back in a big way against Warriors in ‘do-or-die’ Game 3

CLEVELAND — It didn’t come off as one in the moment, but LeBron James kind of issued a guarantee Tuesday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena. With the Cavaliers down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, the four-time league MVP said falling behind 3-0, “which I don’t believe we will,” would constitute Read More…

Cavaliers notes: Coach Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving to remain aggressive, but make quicker decisions on offense

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving is still trying to find that happy medium in the NBA Finals. In Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors, the Cavaliers point guard was ultra-aggressive and scored a game-high 26 points, but he made just 7 of 22 shots and dominated the ball too much as Cleveland lost 104-89. In Read More…

Commentary: Cavs aren’t finished yet, but fix won’t be easy

Before the Cavaliers can think about winning the NBA Finals — heck, before they can even think about winning a game — they first have to figure out how to stop embarrassing themselves. Down 2-0 to the defending champion and historically good Golden State Warriors as they prepare for Game 3 Wednesday at 9 p.m. Read More…

Cavs notes: Turnovers causing all kinds of problems

LeBron James set the tone for the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but not in the way he wanted. The four-time league MVP had 19 points, eight rebounds and nine of his team’s 15 assists, but he also committed seven turnovers and went 1-for-5 on 3-pointers as Cleveland got demolished 110-77 Sunday Read More…

Cavaliers’ goal for rest of NBA Finals: Play faster

His team now facing an uphill battle in the NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue spent Friday preaching about playing downhill. The Cavs shot just .381 from the field (32-for-84) and made only 7 of 21 3-pointers while losing 104-89 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 Thursday, so Lue wants four-time league MVP Read More…

Noland: Same story, but different ending this time in NBA Finals

This is the series — the Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors — most of us have been waiting all season and all postseason to see. It’s a rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals, won 4-2 by Golden State against a Cleveland team that didn’t have Kevin Love and had Kyrie Irving for just one Read More…