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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…

VIDEO: Rick Noland talks Cavs

Cavs beat writer Rick Noland reviews the ups and downs of the 2014-15 season. Here, he talks about the playoff run. And here’s his prediction for the Finals.

Noland: It pains me to say this, but Warriors in six

Prior to the start of the regular season, I picked the Cavaliers to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Finals. Prior to the start of the postseason, I picked the Cavs to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the finals. It follows, then, that I will pick the Cavs to beat the Warriors Read More…

LeBron hopes performance fit for a king delivers title to Cleveland

When the Cavaliers meet the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 tonight at Oracle Arena, LeBron James will be appearing in his sixth NBA Finals and fifth straight, the latter making him — and teammate James Jones — the only players in league history to do so with two teams. He’s been a two-time champion, Read More…

LeBron James ready to lead Cavs as they go for first NBA title

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LeBron James made a guarantee during NBA Finals media day Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. “All I can guarantee is we’re going to play hard,” the Cavaliers small forward said. “We’re going to give everything that we’ve got in these (first) two games (on the road). “Coaches will give us the proper game Read More…

Cavaliers are believing in David Blatt: Coach’s first year in NBA hasn’t been easy, but confidence, support keep growing

INDEPENDENCE — When the Cavaliers were scuffling earlier this season, rookie NBA coach David Blatt got an impassioned vote of confidence from general manager David Griffin. Now, with the Cavs about to play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night at Oracle Arena, Blatt is getting rave reviews Read More…

Escape from New York: Ex-Knicks Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith exactly what the Cavaliers needed … and vice versa

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INDEPENDENCE — Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith have been perfect fits for the Cavaliers. How perfect? They’ve switched roles in the postseason and the Cavs still haven’t missed a beat as they prepare to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron James not worried about outside shot

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James knows exactly what is wrong with his 3-point shot: It’s not going in. “They’ve been short and they’ve been long. They’ve been left and they’ve been right,” the Cavaliers small forward said Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “They haven’t been in.” As sensational as James has been in averaging 27.6 points, Read More…