May 26, 2016

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Cavaliers: Second unit, with huge assist from LeBron James, starts big run in second quarter that paves way for blowout

CLEVELAND — A quick look at the box score and it’s easy to see that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were the stars of Cleveland’s 115-84 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals. But the second unit received a ton of praise for taking a five-point lead Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/17/16

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. Eastern Conference Finals commence. After nine extremely Read More…

Cavs, LeBron James all business as Raptors series looms

INDEPENDENCE — For the second straight day, LeBron James was ultraserious when meeting with media members Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. There was no smiling or joking. He was cooperative, as always, but when he didn’t like a question, he brushed it aside as quickly as the Cavaliers disposed of the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Read More…

It’s Toronto time: Cavaliers finally know their opponent … and that they have to slow down the Raptors’ star guards

INDEPENDENCE — Basketballs started bouncing on the practice court at Cleveland Clinic Courts at about 6 p.m. Sunday. With the Toronto Raptors blowing out the Miami Heat 116-89 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Cavaliers finally knew their opponent in the conference finals, which will begin Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at Read More…

Hard work … not waiting … is hardest part for Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE — Even coach Tyronn Lue came off the floor sweating Saturday. Don’t think for a second the unbeaten Cavaliers have been lounging around as they’ve waited for their next opponent. “Guys have been really busting their butt in the gym,” forward Channing Frye said as beads of perspiration streaked the sides of his face. Read More…

Commentary: Cavs’ best team has NBA title in its sights

When the winning began they needed 16 wins to win it all. Now, they need eight. Only eight. They are eight straight from running the table. So far they’ve run half the table. Can they run the other half? Let’s table that discussion, because the Cavs still don’t even know who they’re playing next. That’s Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/13/16

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 wait continues. The Cavs are either going Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving in fine form for playoffs after rough regular season following return from injury

INDEPENDENCE — Everything feels good. From his knee to his psyche to his jumper, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is in a great place as his team waits to start the Eastern Conference finals. “I’m playing all right,” Irving said with a smile following practice Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I can always play better.” Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James says when he’ll retire is up to his kids

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is 31 years old and in his 13th NBA season. He’s four wins from appearing in his sixth straight NBA Finals, seventh overall and vying for his third title. The four-time league MVP is closer to the end of his career than the beginning, but retirement is not really on his Read More…

Big Three has Cavaliers rolling

INDEPENDENCE — There are three big reasons why the numbers add up to an 8-0 playoff record and legitimate championship aspirations for the Cavaliers. LeBron James is averaging 23.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists, while Kyrie Irving is at 24.4, 1.9 and 5.5 and Kevin Love is at 18.9, 12.5 and 2.1. For good Read More…