June 29, 2016

Elyria
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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…

NBA Finals: Teams are Warriors, Cavs, but matchup is Steph vs. LeBron

When questions turn to who is the face of the NBA, the Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Golden State’s Steph Curry start making, well, faces. With their teams set to meet in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight at 9 o’clock at Oakland’s Oracle Arena, four-time league MVP James and two-time reigning MVP Curry are Read More…

A year later, nothing’s the same: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving enters this year’s NBA Finals healthy and confident

Kyrie Irving isn’t trying to make up for last year. He’s just trying to make the most of this year. The Cavaliers point guard fractured his kneecap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals a year ago, and his absence, coupled with Kevin Love already being out with a dislocated shoulder, helped the Golden State Read More…

Cavs’ focus is on stopping Curry, Thompson

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers know they’re going to get wet from time to time. They just don’t want to drown in a sea of 3-pointers when they face the Splash Brothers. Golden State’s Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the most prolific 3-point shooting duo in league history, rank at the top of the Cavs’ priority Read More…

LeBron ready for sixth straight NBA Finals appearance; will get rematch with Warriors

INDEPENDENCE — One Cavaliers veteran unsuccessfully tried to claim he wasn’t impressed that teammate LeBron James — and James Jones, of course — will join Bill Russell and a handful of other members of the 1960s Boston Celtics as the only players to appear in six straight NBA Finals. “I don’t care about LeBron,” backup Read More…

Cavs: LeBron makes all-NBA first team for 10th time

LeBron James now has a perfect 10, but unlike a certain Golden State guard, he wasn’t a unanimous pick. The Cavaliers small forward Thursday earned first-team All-NBA honors for the 10th time — and ninth season in a row — in his 13-year career. Four of the 129 voters, comprised of sportswriters and broadcasters, did Read More…

LeBron James doesn’t feel need to dominate, believes Cavs have found winning formula as they look to close out Raptors

Thirteen games into the playoffs and one win shy of a return trip to the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers still haven’t had to play their ace in the hole. LeBron James will enter Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors tonight at Air Canada Centre averaging a very respectable 23.9 points, Read More…

Cavaliers continue their home-court advantage, blow away Raptors to move one win away from return to NBA Finals

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers 1, Adversity 0. Actually, if you had Adversity plus 37 points, you still lost, as Cleveland dominated in every aspect while defeating the Toronto Raptors 116-78 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Having lost two straight in Toronto after winning their first 10 postseason Read More…

Cavs looking to face down postseason adversity

INDEPENDENCE — Ten straight wins to start the postseason weren’t good enough for some Cavaliers fans. They wanted to see how LeBron James and Co. would handle adversity. They’ll get their wish tonight at 8:30 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs, who five days ago seemed headed Read More…

Postseason process working perfectly for Cavaliers so far

The Cavaliers will play in another country tonight, but so far they’ve been out of this world in the 2016 playoffs. Now 10-0 in the postseason, the Cavs own a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals as they had to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to take on the Raptors in Game 3 tonight at 8:30 Read More…