May 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
80°F
 

Cavaliers Commentary: Hawks have little hope left after Cleveland buried them in 3-pointers

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, who looks like comedian Conan O’Brien under extreme duress, might want to try the Butch Davis approach. You remember the former Browns coach, right? He’s the guy who tried to rationalize a 295-yard rushing performance by Baltimore’s Jamal Lewis by saying if you took away runs of 82, 63 and Read More…

Cavaliers make NBA-record 25 3-pointers, blow out Hawks

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers didn’t just break the league record for 3-pointers in a playoff game, they broke it with 5:06 to play in the third quarter. For good measure, they went on to break the league record for 3-pointers in any game. In a night for the ages, Cleveland made 22 3-pointers in the Read More…

Commentary: Cavs fire away, much to their coach’s delight

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue delivered a simple but clear pregame message to his team Wednesday night. “If you’re open and it’s your shot, take it,” Lue said roughly two hours before the opening tip. “With the way Atlanta is playing and packing it down in the paint, we have to make shots from the outside. Read More…

Stunned Hawks have no answers after Cavs’ 3-point barrage

CLEVELAND — The locker room scene resembled that of a heavyweight boxer’s after he had been knocked out early in a title fight. The Atlanta Hawks sat on their stools looking dazed and confused, trying to figure out what happened during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 123-98 win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Read More…

Commentary: NBA referees keep swallowing their whistles, which is bad for the game … and for the Cavs’ LeBron James

With the NBA playoffs growing in intensity every day, it’s time for somebody to blow the whistle on the whistle blowers. Because they obviously aren’t inclined to blow their whistles themselves. In case you missed it, in the playoff game Monday between San Antonio and Oklahoma City that ended in total anarchy once the players Read More…

James would love to play Heat, Wade in conference finals

INDEPENDENCE —  LeBron James is great at staying in the moment, but the Cavaliers small forward can’t help but think about what might be on the horizon. With the Cavs preparing to host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the four-time league MVP Read More…

Cavs’ Lue wants more calls, free throws for LeBron

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue turned 39 Tuesday, complete with “Happy Birthday” playing from the speakers following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. A good present might be a few more free throw attempts for LeBron James when the Cavs host the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 8 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/3/16

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. Cavs take Game 1. The Cavs took care Read More…

Cavaliers 104, Hawks 93: Cleveland blows 18-point lead, then rallies late for Game 1 victory

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers nearly gave a game away, then won going away. After blowing an 18-point third-quarter lead, the Cavs locked down defensively, got some pivotal offensive rebounds and rode big hoops by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith to a 104-93 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday in Game 1 of Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: With the game on the line, Cleveland’s stars step on the gas pedal

CLEVELAND — Well, that escalated quickly. Both ways. The Cavs are like that sometimes. Take a big lead. Take a few, or a lot, of possessions off, let the other team back into the game, then hit the accelerator and go roaring across the finish line first. They did it again Monday night against Atlanta Read More…