April 18, 2015

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Triples no trouble: Cavaliers down Bulls behind 16 3-pointers, LeBron James’ first triple-double of season

CLEVELAND — This one was about triples and a triple-double. Behind 16 3-pointers and the first triple-double of the season by LeBron James, the Cavaliers recorded their 18th straight home win Sunday with a 99-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena. James, who finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, 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…

Heat checked: Cavaliers breeze past Miami

CLEVELAND — The potential Eastern Conference playoff preview held Thursday night would no longer be a first-round meeting if the season ended today. The second-seeded Cavaliers recorded their 17th straight home win by knocking off Miami 114-88 at Quicken Loans Arena, dropping the Heat from a tie for seventh into a tie for eighth in 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…

Cavaliers: Tonight’s matchup vs. Heat could be preview of first-round playoff series

INDEPENDENCE — The fans and television networks would eat it up. If the NBA regular season ended this morning, the second-seeded Cavaliers (48-27) would play seventh-seeded Miami (34-40) in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That means a preview of sorts could be played out tonight at Quicken Loans Arena when LeBron James Read More…

Cavaliers give Memphis the blues

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent dominance carried over to a trouncing of one of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Cavaliers built a 29-point lead in the third quarter, maintained the cushion through the fourth and defeated Memphis 111-89 on Wednesday night, handing the Grizzlies their biggest home loss of the Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Despite recent great play, 3 issues could be troublesome in postseason

Since starting the season 19-20, the Cavaliers have gone 27-6. That .818 winning percentage over the last 33 games comes out to 67 victories when extrapolated over an 82-game regular season. With 10 games left before the start of the postseason, there is no disputing the Cavs (46-26) have been playing some great basketball heading Read More…

Cavs 95, Pacers 92: Cleveland outlasts Indiana, earns playoff berth for first time since 2010

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers clinched their first playoff berth in five years in a playoff-style game. It wasn’t always pretty, but Cleveland qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a hard-fought 95-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. “We’re not going to get any roses for Read More…

Cavs Notes: Kevin Love trying to contribute on offense any way he can

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love says he feels comfortable in the Cavaliers offense, but he’s still exploring ways to get even more comfortable on a team that also features high-powered scorers in LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. The power forward’s latest attempt to get involved in ways other than shooting 3-pointers is to run the floor Read More…

Cavaliers not thinking about potential playoff previews, they just want to keep getting better

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers’ loss in Miami on Monday, their second to the Heat this season, would have served as a first-round playoff preview if the regular season had ended prior to Thursday. Tonight’s game at Quicken Loans Arena against the Indiana Pacers, who have also beaten the Cavs twice this season, could be a Read More…