July 1, 2015

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Cavaliers: Team has already shown the heart of a champion

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Regardless of what happens tonight in Game 3 at Quicken Loans Arena — or in the rest of the NBA Finals, for that matter — the 2014-15 Cavaliers have left no doubt about one thing: They have the heart of a champion. Once a glitzy, glamorous group, the Cavs are now, to paraphrase Michael Stanley’s Read More…

Cavs notes: Matthew Dellavedova delights again in Game 2 victory

CLEVELAND — The man from The Land Down Under is back on top of the world again. Australian-born Matthew Dellavedova, who was scoreless in the Cavaliers’ Game 1 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors, was in the middle of a ton of key plays Sunday as Cleveland tied the NBA Finals at a game Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavaliers show they aren’t going away, down Warriors in overtime to even series at a game apiece

As fans filed out of the quieting arena, James grabbed the ball and spiked it with all his might. He flexed his arms and pounded his chest, letting out a roar that echoed from California to Cleveland. James turned in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova made the go-ahead free throws in overtime and the Read More…

NBA Finals: MVP Stephen Curry struggles with shot in loss

OAKLAND, Calif. — Cleveland wasn’t the only team missing a crucial component in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. While Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was back in Ohio recovering from knee surgery, the Golden State Warriors have no idea where Stephen Curry’s shot went. The reigning MVP missed 18 of 23 shots, including an Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavs not throwing in the towel against Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — The NBA Finals hyped as LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry now seems like James against the Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers are down another important player, with Kyrie Irving having surgery Saturday back in Cleveland to repair his fractured left kneecap. And with what was an already short-handed Cavs team down 1-0 Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving done for series, will have surgery to fix broken kneecap

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn’t available. Now they have to find their way past the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals without him. Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that could sideline him for three to four Read More…

Commentary: Without Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers must be mentally tough and play smarter to have chance to beat Warriors

Since things continue to go badly for the Cavaliers from the shoulders down, it’s more important than ever that they stay strong — and play a tad bit smarter — from the neck up. Even that might not be enough, but it’s the only choice Cleveland players and coaches have. The Cavs not only lost Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, June 5

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. China responds to hacking accusations The foreign ministry says allegations that it was involved in breaking into U.S. government computers and stealing millions of workers’ records are “irresponsible” and “unscientific.” 2. Italy: Money laundering investigation stymied by Read More…

Warriors 108, Cavaliers 100: Cleveland dominated in overtime, loses Game 1 of NBA Finals

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OAKLAND, Calif. — After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off LeBron James and the Cleveland Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving reinjures knee in overtime, will have MRI today

OAKLAND, Calif. — The frustration on Kyrie Irving’s face was evident as he spoke to the media and then buried his head in his hands. After using the eight-day break to heal his ailing body, Irving looked like his usual self again before limping off the court with yet another injury to his left knee Read More…