May 2, 2016

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Jim Ingraham: Steph Curry is an amazing player and a worthy MVP, but give me LeBron James any day of the week

Steph Curry will win the MVP Award in the NBA this year, and it might even be unanimous. Curry is the biggest star on basketball’s best team, maybe even its greatest team. Ever. The Warriors are at least in the discussion. The Warriors are rock stars, round-ball royalty and the Globetrotters all rolled into one. Read More…

Bulls 105, Cavaliers 102: Cleveland misses chance to clinch No. 1 seed in Eastern Conference

CHICAGO — The Cavaliers had a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference on Saturday night. They had the lead. They couldn’t close the deal. Jimmy Butler scored 21 points, rookie Cristiano Felicio added a career-high 16 and the Chicago Bulls kept their playoff hopes alive with a 105-102 victory over Read More…

Commentary: Cavaliers miss a lot when LeBron James is out

Marla Ridenour Tribune News Service Fans revel in the chase-down blocks, the coast-to-coast drives that end in monstrous slams, the snappy passes that result in teammates’ dagger 3-pointers. But at this point in LeBron James’ career, I can appreciate the talents of the four-time NBA MVP as much or more when he’s not playing. Occasions Read More…

Pacers 123, Cavaliers 109: LeBron rests and Cleveland can’t overcome as 4-game win streak snapped

INDIANAPOLIS — When LeBron James took a seat Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers took a step forward. With the four-time MVP resting, the Pacers got their offense on track, their defense in sync and proved they could finally close out a game. Paul George scored 29 points, C.J. Miles added 21 and Indiana made 16 Read More…

Cavaliers bury Bucks in a barrage of 3-pointers

MILWAUKEE — The Cleveland Cavaliers worked the ball around the perimeter with speed and precision until they found the open man. More often than not in the first half, that player was J.R. Smith, the kind of shooter who doesn’t often miss when given time and room. Smith scored 21 points and went 7-of-11 from Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James named player of the week again

It’s almost getting to the point where it will be bigger news when LeBron James is not named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. The small forward received the honor Monday for the second straight week, fifth time this season, 34th time as a member of the Cavaliers and NBA-record 53rd time in his career. Read More…

No big difference: J.R. Smith picks up the slack with Kyrie Irving out, scores 27 points to help Cavaliers hold off Hornets

CLEVELAND — There’s a new “Big Three” in town. With Kyrie Irving sidelined due to a sprained ankle, LeBron James, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith had huge Sunday afternoons as the Cavaliers downed the Charlotte Hornets 112-103 at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. The trio combined for 83 points, 22 rebounds and 19 assists as the Read More…

Brian Dulik: Kevin Love shakes drama, finds comfort zone

Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love and center Tristan Thompson have entirely different skill sets. One thing they have in common, though, is an elaborate celebratory handshake that they’ve been practicing for weeks. “Squad goals,” Thompson quipped. “We’re not leaving until we show you all how we do it.” And they did Sunday, performing the routine Read More…

Jim Ingraham: LeBron James is carrying the Cavaliers again, but once the playoffs get here he’s going to need some help

There are only two acceptable outcomes for this Cavs season, which might help explain all the hyperventilation. The Cavs must either: Return to the Finals and win, or . . . Return to the Finals and lose. Option A, obviously, is the preferred outcome. Option B would be disappointing, but not devastating, given the presumption Read More…

The Morning Hit–4/1/16

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. Last night my friend Kyle and I Read More…