April 21, 2015

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Argument over LeBron or Jordan leads to fight, arrests

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man’s arrest on aggravated assault and other charges. The Centre Daily Times reports that 22-year-old Daniel Mondelice was first arrested early Saturday after fighting with another man over whether Air Jordan Read More…

A ‘Big Three’ party: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead way as Cavaliers down Celtics in playoffs opener

CLEVELAND — “The Big Three” took center stage Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. Twice. First, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the Cavaliers to a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of a best-of-seven series. Then they shared the postgame interview podium — Love on the left, James in the middle, Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James challenges Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love to be “great” during postseason

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James has won two world championships and played in five NBA Finals. Cavaliers teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have never appeared in a playoff game. On the eve of the 2015 postseason, “The Chosen One” made it clear that he won’t accept their inexperience as an excuse. “In order for us Read More…

Cavaliers: For Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, it’s playoffs time … ready or not

INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have watched a lot of NBA playoff games. Now they will finally get to play in one. Both three-time All-Stars, fourth-year pro Irving and seventh-year man Love will make their postseason debuts Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena when the Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers, LeBron have changed a lot since 2010, but the chance to erase bitter memories is still there

It was five years ago. Sometimes, it seems like yesterday. More often, it feels like a lifetime ago. The last time the Cavaliers were in the playoffs, it was 2010. The opponent was the Boston Celtics, the same team the Cavs will play — and perhaps sweep — in the first round this year. Try Read More…

Cavaliers 113, Wizards 108 (OT): LeBron James rests, but Cleveland gets fun win in regular-season finale

CLEVELAND — LeBron James was a witness for the Cavaliers. Normal starters John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce and Nene sat out for the Washington Wizards. In what amounted to an entertaining and competitive exhibition game on Fan Appreciation Night, Cleveland closed the regular season with a 113-108 overtime win Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Read More…

Cavaliers 109, Pistons 97: Starters play, LeBron James has triple-double, J.R. Smith scores 28 in playoff tuneup

CLEVELAND — In what was likely their final dress rehearsal before the playoffs, LeBron James and the Cavaliers played to rave reviews Monday night while downing the Detroit Pistons by the deceiving final score of 109-97 at Quicken Loans Arena. James posted his second triple-double in his last four games with 21 points, 10 rebounds Read More…

Cavs win over Bucks gives them division title, No. 2 seed in East

MILWAUKEE — Largely dormant through the first three quarters, LeBron James did just enough to help the Cleveland Cavaliers firm up their playoff picture. James scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, including a critical 3-pointer, and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-99 on Wednesday night. With Read More…

Cavaliers: Winning Central Division matters to LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — On the verge of another title, just not the one he came home to claim, LeBron James looked upward. His eyes glanced toward the ceiling of Cleveland’s practice facility, where the banners honoring the team’s Central Division titles hang. There are three, and No. 4 can be embroidered with one more win. And Read More…

Triples no trouble: Cavaliers down Bulls behind 16 3-pointers, LeBron James’ first triple-double of season

CLEVELAND — This one was about triples and a triple-double. Behind 16 3-pointers and the first triple-double of the season by LeBron James, the Cavaliers recorded their 18th straight home win Sunday with a 99-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena. James, who finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, Read More…