May 5, 2016

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Commentary: Cavaliers’ ‘Big Three’ living up to hype

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — General manager David Griffin walked out of the Cavaliers’ locker room smiling from ear to ear Friday night. When a team employee asked how he was doing, it took him a millisecond to respond. “It’s hard to be much better than we are right now,” he said. There wasn’t a hint Read More…

NBA playoffs: Cavs say staying cool is key against Pistons

Unable to beat the Cavaliers on the court, Stanley Johnson and the Detroit Pistons now appear to be trying to talk LeBron James and Co. into submission. Down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series heading into Game 3 tonight at 7 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the desperate Pistons could resort to extremely physical play Read More…

Cavaliers spread the wealth, make a playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers on way to dominating win over Pistons, 2-0 lead

CLEVELAND — The Detroit Pistons don’t “Stan” a chance when the Cavaliers shoot like this. After Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy and rookie small forward Stanley Johnson complained about LeBron James getting favoritism from the officials in Game 1, the Cavs simply shot the lights out while winning 107-90 in Game 2 Wednesday night at Read More…

Commentary: Pistons’ forward Stanley Johnson is all talk when it comes to matching up with Cavs star LeBron James

Pistons small forward Stanley Johnson is one of the most intriguing rookies in the NBA, combining toughness with a pure scoring touch. Common sense, however, doesn’t appear to be in his skill set. Cavaliers superstar LeBron James burned Johnson for a game-high 27 points and six rebounds Wednesday, powering Cleveland to a 107-90 win over Read More…

Can’t Stan ya: Cavaliers star LeBron James downplays complaining by Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy and Stanley Johnson

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James took a stand in regards to the Stans. Despite some complaining by Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy and rookie small forward Stanley Johnson, the Cavaliers small forward vowed not to alter his aggressive style of play in Game 2 tonight at 8 at Quicken Loans Arena. “Stan (Van Gundy) has Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue makes his share of good moves in playoff debut … and some pretty bad ones, too

Tyronn Lue had some great moments in his first playoff game as a head coach and a few highly questionable ones. We’ll emphasize the former first because one in particular helped the Cavaliers defeat the Detroit Pistons 106-101 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series, but later we’ll also bring up a few fundamental — Read More…

The Morning Hit–4/18/16

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. One down, 15 to go. The Cavs Read More…

Cavaliers 106, Pistons 101: ‘Big Three’ comes up huge as Cleveland survives to take Game 1

CLEVELAND — LeBron James was flanked by Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving at the postgame interview podium. More importantly, he was supported by them early and often Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the top-seeded Cavaliers needed everything they got from their “Big Three” to down the eighth-seeded Detroit Pistons 106-101 in Game 1 of Read More…

Commentary: Cavaliers’ postseason experience the difference as they stay poised down the stretch

Youthful exuberance can win a lot of regular-season games, but postseason experience always reigns supreme in the NBA playoffs. For that reason — and that reason alone — the Cavaliers escaped Sunday with a 106-101 win over the Detroit Pistons in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Detroit was the better team for Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving makes memorable return to postseason with 31 points

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s 2015 NBA Finals were cut short after Game 1. He made a wonderful return to the postseason in the opening game of 2016. Irving led the Cavs with 31 points — combining with Kevin Love and LeBron James for 81 — and Cleveland used a late fourth-quarter run to keep the Read More…