June 26, 2016

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Cavs notes: Warriors expect boost from Green’s return

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue knows Game 6 of the NBA Finals will be more difficult with Draymond Green back in the Golden State Warriors’ lineup. Warriors coach Steve Kerr knows that alone won’t be a magical cure for everything his team did wrong in Cleveland’s 112-97 Game 5 victory at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. With the Read More…

NBA Finals, Cavaliers 112, Warriors 97: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving score 41 apiece as Cleveland takes Game 5, stays alive

OAKLAND, Calif. — Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy. Dunks and 3-pointers, so smooth, too. And Kyrie Irving also had his way with the Warriors. King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions from every spot on the floor, and the Read More…

NBA Finals Notes: Suspended Warriors star Draymond Green watches Game 5 from nearby A’s stadium

OAKLAND, Calif. — Suspended Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green watched his team lose Game 5 of the NBA Finals 112-97 to the Cavaliers on Monday night in a baseball suite next door to Oracle Arena at the Oakland Coliseum, where the Athletics hosted the Texas Rangers. Supportive general manager Bob Myers kept him company. Read More…

NBA Finals: Green suspension gives Cavs opening to get back into series

OAKLAND, Calif. — Draymond Green and LeBron James might make up, get over this moment and become friends again one day. It’s hard to envision that right now, given how these NBA Finals have become far less friendly by the day, more testy by the game, with Golden State’s Green smack in the middle of Read More…

NBA Finals: Golden State’s Draymond Green suspended for Game 5 as Cavaliers and Warriors trade shots off the court

LeBron James wasn’t happy when Draymond Green reportedly called him a word that rhymes with “itch” near the end of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but his feelings weren’t hurt, as Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson opined Sunday at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Now if the Cavaliers lose in Game 5 tonight at 9 Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron James talks like he’s sticking around

LeBron James sounded Sunday like a guy who plans on playing for the Cavaliers for a long time to come. Happy to again be playing just up the road from his native Akron and eager to continue his hands-on work with the LeBron James Family Foundation, the four-time league MVP made it sound like his Read More…

NBA Finals: Warriors and history standing in the Cavs’ way

CLEVELAND — Numbers don’t lie. History tends to repeat itself. There is no place like home. Regardless of the cliche, the message is the same: The Cavaliers are in an unenviable position as the NBA Finals return to Golden State. The defending world champion Warriors hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, putting them Read More…

Commentary: Change is the one thing Cavs can count on

It’s all over but the fallout. The re-coronation of the Golden State Warriors as NBA champions will likely occur Monday night in Oakland in Game 5 of The NBA Finals, into which the Cavs so gloriously arrived on the heels of 12 wins in 14 playoff games, only to so ingloriously exit, sabotaged by their Read More…

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…

Commentary: This isn’t the Cavaliers’ year — yet again — as Warriors prove to be just too good

Reality came crashing — and splashing — down on the Cavaliers’ world championship dreams Friday night. Two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry delivered the dousing with a game-high 38 points in leading the Golden State Warriors to a 108-97 victory over Cleveland in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Though the Cavaliers are the class of Read More…