May 25, 2016

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King of the postseason: LeBron James in top form as Cavaliers prepare for Pistons, expected playoff run

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a three-word response when asked how to contain Cavaliers small forward LeBron James when he’s on top of his game. It turned into six words because he said it twice: “I don’t know. I don’t know.” Neither does anyone else, and that’s great news for the Cavs, who Read More…

LeBron leads Cavs past Hawks to clinch East’s top seed

CLEVELAND — And on Wednesday, a lot of them will rest. Led by LeBron James with an assist from Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with an impressive 109-94 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs (57-24), due in large part to James’ Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James named player of the week again

It’s almost getting to the point where it will be bigger news when LeBron James is not named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. The small forward received the honor Monday for the second straight week, fifth time this season, 34th time as a member of the Cavaliers and NBA-record 53rd time in his career. Read More…

No big difference: J.R. Smith picks up the slack with Kyrie Irving out, scores 27 points to help Cavaliers hold off Hornets

CLEVELAND — There’s a new “Big Three” in town. With Kyrie Irving sidelined due to a sprained ankle, LeBron James, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith had huge Sunday afternoons as the Cavaliers downed the Charlotte Hornets 112-103 at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. The trio combined for 83 points, 22 rebounds and 19 assists as the Read More…

Cavaliers 107, Nets 87: Payback a cinch as Cleveland blows out Brooklyn, gets revenge for recent loss

CLEVELAND — Revenge probably isn’t something an NBA championship contender should have to seek against the Brooklyn Nets, but the Cavaliers got some Thursday night. A week after somehow losing to the lowly Nets in Brooklyn, Cleveland did whatever it wanted, whenever it wanted en route to a 107-87 victory at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving addresses off-court issue but says he’s focused on basketball

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving briefly addressed his relationship with R&B singer Kehlani on Wednesday night in four Twitter posts that were later deleted. The relationship, which ended before any of the following occurred, was put in the social media spotlight Monday when a male recording artist who had also dated Kehlani posted a Read More…

Cavs notes: Love sees team having successful playoff run

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love acknowledges the Cavaliers have had some struggles in the regular season, but insists they have the talent and mindset to be a big success in the playoffs. “When it comes to a win-or-go-home scenario that makes or breaks a team, that only makes us come closer together,” the power forward said Read More…

Rockets 106, Cavaliers 100: Cleveland wastes big lead in 4th quarter, blows chance for win

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers proved Tuesday they can blow a big lead with or without LeBron James. With the four-time league MVP getting the night off, Cleveland wasted a 20-point margin and fell 106-100 to the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs (52-32) are 1-3 without James this season and 4-13 without him Read More…

The playing’s the thing: Tristan Thompson ready to assume title as Cavs’ iron man by appearing in 362nd straight game

INDEPENDENCE — Tristan Thompson is going to break a franchise record tonight, but LeBron James will have to wait until Thursday to move up another notch on the league’s all-time scoring list. Thompson will break Jim Chones’ team record by appearing in his 362nd straight game when the Cavaliers host the Houston Rockets tonight at Read More…

LeBron James finds plenty of support as Cavaliers beat Bucks

CLEVELAND — LeBron James dreams of one day playing — and winning — with close friends Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul. Guys like Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson were more than enough Wednesday, as the Cavaliers moved the ball extremely well while defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 113-104 at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…