May 3, 2016

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The Morning Hit–5/3/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Cavs take Game 1. The Cavs took care Read More…

Cavaliers 104, Hawks 93: Cleveland blows 18-point lead, then rallies late for Game 1 victory

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers nearly gave a game away, then won going away. After blowing an 18-point third-quarter lead, the Cavs locked down defensively, got some pivotal offensive rebounds and rode big hoops by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith to a 104-93 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday in Game 1 of Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: With the game on the line, Cleveland’s stars step on the gas pedal

CLEVELAND — Well, that escalated quickly. Both ways. The Cavs are like that sometimes. Take a big lead. Take a few, or a lot, of possessions off, let the other team back into the game, then hit the accelerator and go roaring across the finish line first. They did it again Monday night against Atlanta Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love doesn’t let bad shooting night get him down

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is struggling to make shots, but he hasn’t allowed it to affect the rest of his game. Love recorded his fifth straight double-double to open the playoffs Monday night, collecting 17 points and 11 rebounds as Cleveland beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-93 in Game 1 of their Eastern Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/2/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. The rebuild begins. The Cleveland Browns’ complete overhaul Read More…

Cavaliers eager to get back on court against Hawks, say they’re not worried about long layoff between playoff series

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers went eight days between games after sweeping Boston in the first round last year and promptly lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Chicago Bulls. Cleveland went nine days between games after sweeping the Atlanta Hawks in the conference finals and promptly lost Game 1 of the NBA Read More…

Commentary: Cavs title just might be in the stars this season

Now that the NBA and its officials have established, during the Cavs-Pistons series, that an elbow to the head/shoulder is not only not a fineable offense, it isn’t even a foul, let the no-decapitation-no-foul playoffs continue. We’re officially into the big boy basketball season now, and the Cavs are as well equipped to handle, maneuver Read More…

Kevin Love’s versatility on defense could be key for Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love spent most of a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons defending a small forward or center. The Pistons basically started two small forwards in Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris, with Love spending the majority of his time defending Morris. Detroit then cross-matched at the other end, with Harris Read More…

Report: Knicks looking at former Cavs coach Blatt for opening

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday. Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson met with Blatt this week, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the coaching Read More…

Iso just part of Cavs’ game plan

INDEPENDENCE — The word from Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and point guard Kyrie Irving: Don’t sweat the isolation offense. After moving the ball extremely well for most of a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons, the Cavs appeared to resort to some bad habits in the fourth quarter of Game 4, but Lue said Wednesday Read More…