June 29, 2015

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NBA Finals: MVP Stephen Curry struggles with shot in loss

OAKLAND, Calif. — Cleveland wasn’t the only team missing a crucial component in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. While Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was back in Ohio recovering from knee surgery, the Golden State Warriors have no idea where Stephen Curry’s shot went. The reigning MVP missed 18 of 23 shots, including an Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavs not throwing in the towel against Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — The NBA Finals hyped as LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry now seems like James against the Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers are down another important player, with Kyrie Irving having surgery Saturday back in Cleveland to repair his fractured left kneecap. And with what was an already short-handed Cavs team down 1-0 Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving done for series, will have surgery to fix broken kneecap

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn’t available. Now they have to find their way past the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals without him. Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that could sideline him for three to four Read More…

Commentary: Without Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers must be mentally tough and play smarter to have chance to beat Warriors

Since things continue to go badly for the Cavaliers from the shoulders down, it’s more important than ever that they stay strong — and play a tad bit smarter — from the neck up. Even that might not be enough, but it’s the only choice Cleveland players and coaches have. The Cavs not only lost Read More…

Warriors 108, Cavaliers 100: Cleveland dominated in overtime, loses Game 1 of NBA Finals

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OAKLAND, Calif. — After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving reinjures knee in overtime, will have MRI today

OAKLAND, Calif. — The frustration on Kyrie Irving’s face was evident as he spoke to the media and then buried his head in his hands. After using the eight-day break to heal his ailing body, Irving looked like his usual self again before limping off the court with yet another injury to his left knee Read More…

VIDEO: Rick Noland talks Cavs

Cavs beat writer Rick Noland reviews the ups and downs of the 2014-15 season. Here, he talks about the playoff run. And here’s his prediction for the Finals.

Noland: It pains me to say this, but Warriors in six

Prior to the start of the regular season, I picked the Cavaliers to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Finals. Prior to the start of the postseason, I picked the Cavs to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the finals. It follows, then, that I will pick the Cavs to beat the Warriors Read More…

LeBron hopes performance fit for a king delivers title to Cleveland

When the Cavaliers meet the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 tonight at Oracle Arena, LeBron James will be appearing in his sixth NBA Finals and fifth straight, the latter making him — and teammate James Jones — the only players in league history to do so with two teams. He’s been a two-time champion, Read More…

LeBron James ready to lead Cavs as they go for first NBA title

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LeBron James made a guarantee during NBA Finals media day Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. “All I can guarantee is we’re going to play hard,” the Cavaliers small forward said. “We’re going to give everything that we’ve got in these (first) two games (on the road). “Coaches will give us the proper game Read More…