May 27, 2016

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LeBron James doesn’t feel need to dominate, believes Cavs have found winning formula as they look to close out Raptors

Thirteen games into the playoffs and one win shy of a return trip to the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers still haven’t had to play their ace in the hole. LeBron James will enter Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors tonight at Air Canada Centre averaging a very respectable 23.9 points, Read More…

NBA asks fans not to buy counterfeit merchandise

Fans always are looking for the latest NBA merchandise, and they usually want it at discount prices. The NBA sent out a directive last week warning about counterfeit dealers selling T-shirts, jerseys and caps. There weren’t many dealers on the street corners Wednesday in downtown Cleveland for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Read More…

Cavaliers continue their home-court advantage, blow away Raptors to move one win away from return to NBA Finals

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers 1, Adversity 0. Actually, if you had Adversity plus 37 points, you still lost, as Cleveland dominated in every aspect while defeating the Toronto Raptors 116-78 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Having lost two straight in Toronto after winning their first 10 postseason Read More…

Commentary: Cavs making it look really easy at home

At halftime the Cavs were on pace to win by more than 60 points. Not 30, not 40, not 50. Sixty. The big six-oh. At one point in the second quarter the Cavs defense held Toronto without a field goal for eight minutes. That’s one-sixth of the entire game, with no field goals. Zero. That’s Read More…

Cavs looking to face down postseason adversity

INDEPENDENCE — Ten straight wins to start the postseason weren’t good enough for some Cavaliers fans. They wanted to see how LeBron James and Co. would handle adversity. They’ll get their wish tonight at 8:30 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs, who five days ago seemed headed Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/24/16

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. I’m not nervous, you’re nervous. I have to Read More…

Cavs can’t sustain comeback, drop 2nd straight to Raptors

TORONTO — A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night. After a 10-0 start in Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/23/16

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. Game 4 tonight! The Eastern Conference Finals Read More…

NBA Playoffs: Cavs-Raptors series has gotten testy, and Toronto’s Bismack Biyombo is often in the middle

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan remembers the angry emotions Raptors teammate Bismack Biyombo once stirred in him as an opponent. “I hated him,” DeRozan said Sunday. The Cavaliers likely feel a little anger toward Biyombo after his pivotal performance Saturday, when he helped stop Cleveland’s 10-0 start to the playoffs in Toronto’s 99-84 victory in Game Read More…

Raptors 99, Cavaliers 84: Cleveland’s postseason win streak ends at 10 as Toronto takes Game 3 of Eastern Conference finals

TORONTO — Cleveland’s perfect playoff run went south in the north. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss this postseason. Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, Read More…