June 26, 2016

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NBA Finals, Cavaliers 115, Warriors 101: LeBron James scores 41 again as Cleveland forces Game 7, moves 1 win from long-awaited title

CLEVELAND — June 16, 2016, went a lot better for the Cavaliers than June 16, 2015, did. LeBron James made sure of it. On the one-year anniversary of the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA championship in Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, James and the Cavs jumped all over Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: LeBron James’ majesty makes historic comeback — and title — possible

It’s now down to a best-of-one — thanks to the one and only. It also might be time for a recount on the MVP voting. This is why LeBron James came home. For games like this, in a Finals like this, so he could do exactly this — what nobody else in the sport or Read More…

NBA Finals: Tristan Thompson comes up huge for Cavaliers with 15 points, 16 rebounds

CLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson made a name for himself in the 2015 playoffs, but he played the best game of his career Thursday night. Thompson had 15 points and a personal postseason-high 16 rebounds as the Cavaliers led from wire to wire in a 115-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of Read More…

NBA Finals: Golden State makes runs at Cavaliers but can’t overcome slow starts to each half

CLEVELAND — The Splash Brothers rolled into Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night but it appeared things had all but dried up for the Golden State Warriors. With a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, the Warriors went cold out of the gate — missing their first seven shots — as the Cleveland Cavaliers Read More…

NBA Finals Notes: LeBron James sticks to pregame ritual — napping

CLEVELAND — LeBron James watched part of a movie and took a nap prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals, while Tristan Thompson tuned in to Home & Garden Television. “I sleep, for the most part,” James said Thursday at the Cavaliers’ morning shootaround. “I’ll watch a movie at some point, but not watch Read More…

Cavs’ Love praised by Lue, but LeBron expecting more in Game 6

CLEVELAND — Coach Tyronn Lue praised Kevin Love’s performance in Game 5 of the NBA Finals during his media session Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Love, who had two points on 1-for-5 shooting and three rebounds in 33 minutes, attributed his lack of statistical production to great nights by Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, who Read More…

Warriors looking for boost with Green’s return

CLEVELAND — Draymond Green is back, and he’d like nothing more than to help the Golden State Warriors do the same thing June 16, 2016 — on the same court, no less — that they did exactly one year ago. Up 3-2 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, the Warriors can win their second straight title Read More…

Ingraham: Looking for a gem, or at least looking out for the jewels

It’s been a tough week in the Man Zone for Cleveland’s professional athletes. The Indians had two players — Yan Gomes and Juan Uribe — miss games due to testicular contusions, and LeBron James was a victim of testicular encroachment. The latter led to a one-game suspension for serial Man Zone provocateur Draymond Green, who Read More…

Sager added to NBA Finals broadcast team for Game 6

CLEVELAND — Craig Sager is going to work his first NBA Finals game. The longtime sideline reporter — known in large part for his colorful attire — has been added to ESPN’s broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Sager, who has Read More…

Cavs hoping to duplicate Game 5 success, even NBA Finals series

There’s a fine line between superstars completely taking over a game and superstars dominating the ball so much that they kill their team’s offensive flow. LeBron James and especially Kyrie Irving expertly walked that line Monday night in leading the Cavaliers to a 112-97 road victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of Read More…