May 5, 2015

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Noland: Cavs’ Love deserves plenty of love

A lot can be said, some of it bad but much of it good, about Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, but before we delve into all that, let’s first say this: Throughout his under-the-microscope first season as a member of Cleveland’s “Big Three,” the guy has been the consummate professional. Handsome, polite and well spoken, Love Read More…

Cavaliers in command: LeBron James scores 31 points as Cleveland downs Celtics, takes 3-0 lead in series

BOSTON — LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series. James scored 31 points in his first playoff game in Boston since a masterful performance in the 2012 postseason and Cleveland moved one win away from a sweep in Read More…

Cavaliers: Starters have been strong, but Cleveland getting no scoring punch from bench

INDEPENDENCE — From the glass-is-half-empty approach, the Cavaliers bench has been outscored 106-36 by its Boston counterparts. From the glass-is-overflowing department, Cleveland’s starters have outscored those of the Celtics 176-85. No matter how the numbers are crunched, however, the Cavs lead the Celtics 2-0 in their first-round, best-of-seven series as they prepare for Game 3 Read More…

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving dominate down the stretch, carry Cavaliers past Celtics and to 2-0 lead in series

CLEVELAND — Batman and Robin were never this good. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined to score the Cavaliers’ last 28 points Tuesday night as Cleveland defeated the Boston Celtics 99-91 at Quicken Loans Arena to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series. James, who finished with 30 points, nine rebounds, seven assists Read More…

Brian Dulik: Cavs’ ‘Big Two’ more than enough on this night

The Cavaliers looked lethargic and played disinterested, which is almost always a deadly combination in the NBA playoffs. Fortunately for Cleveland, there were two reasons — specifically, two All-Stars — why that wasn’t the case Tuesday night. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored the Cavaliers’ final 28 points and rescued them from the brink of Read More…

Cavaliers: Timofey Mozgov more active in Game 2 win

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov was pretty much a non-entity in Game 1 of the Cavaliers’ first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against Boston. Things changed Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. After recording only six points on four field-goal attempts over 23 minutes Sunday, Mozgov was a different guy in Game 2, scoring 16 points on Read More…

A ‘Big Three’ party: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead way as Cavaliers down Celtics in playoffs opener

CLEVELAND — “The Big Three” took center stage Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. Twice. First, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the Cavaliers to a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series. Then they shared the postgame interview podium — Love on the left, James in the middle, Read More…

Brian Dulik: Kyrie Irving right at home on playoffs stage

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was the best player on the court Sunday afternoon in his NBA playoff debut. The three-time All-Star scored a game-high 30 points — making his first five 3-point attempts — as Cleveland pulled away for a 113-100 win over Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference opening-round series. Irving’s Read More…

Kevin Love has strong postseason debut despite slow start

CLEVELAND — Apparently Kevin Love wasn’t in the same rush as Kyrie Irving to prove that playoff experience wasn’t necessary to put together a solid postseason performance. While Irving scorched the nets from the opening tip to the final buzzer during the pair’s NBA postseason debut, Love missed his first five shots — finally sinking Read More…

Cavs notes: David Blatt leaves his love for Celtics behind

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach David Blatt grew up in the Boston suburb of Framingham rooting for the late 1960s Celtics teams of Bill Russell and John Havlicek. Those days are long gone. “I’m not a Celtics fan anymore, I can guarantee it,” Blatt said Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena prior to his team’s 113-100 victory Read More…