The Cavs' NBA Finals hopes rest on Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers were cruising to the NBA Finals, having won 10 straight playoff games, the latter two in emphatic fashion over the seemingly overmatched Toronto Raptors.But then a funny thing happened —€” the Raptors bounced back, winning two home games in Canada and sending the series back to Ohio as a best-of-three.The biggest difference in the Raptors' wins has been...
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Game 5: start time, TV info, radio and more

Here's how to watch tonight's pivotal Game 5. The Cleveland Cavaliers return to Quicken Loans Arena tonight in need of a win. With the Toronto Raptors having won the last two games in pretty convincing fashion, the pressure is all on the Cavs to bounce back and win Game 5. Generally speaking, this probably isn't a position the Cavs probably ever expected to find themselves in. ...
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2 hours ago

Should Channing Frye Start?

Should Channing Frye step into the Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup for Game 5? Tristan Thompson has done his job as the Cavaliers starting center, but for the sake of adjustments against a particular team in a tied Eastern Conference Finals match up, should he continue to be for this series? Bismack Biyombo has looked better […] Should Channing Frye Start? - King James Gospel...
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6 hours ago

VIDEO: Kevin Love Speaks On Injured Knee After Taking Tough Fall In Game 4

Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered their second loss of the postseason, and their second in a row, in last night’s Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The major concern for Cavs fans right now is figuring out what is going on with Kevin Love. He’s not playing well offensively, he’s also struggling […] The post VIDEO: Kevin Love Speaks On Injured Knee After...
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15 hours ago

The spectacular nonsense of Cavs, Raptors

Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving shot a combined 4-for-28 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Irving, who had been torching the Toronto Raptors from midrange through the first two contests of the series, lost the drumbeat on his rhythm jumper. Love clanked a handful of open threes and couldn't do much in the post beyond heaving a few awkward turnarounds that only grazed the rim...
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Game 5: Cavaliers Big 3 Faces First Must-Win Playoff Game

Game 5 is a must win for the Cleveland Cavaliers Big 3. Well that escalated quickly. After a Game 2 blowout win, many thought the series was over and the Cleveland Cavaliers would sweep the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors have shocked almost everyone and outplayed the Cavs to tie the series at two games apiece. What […] Game 5: Cavaliers Big 3 Faces First Must-Win Playoff Game -...
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21 hours ago

Channing Frye brought more than deep dish to Cleveland’s menu

Ask any chef and they will tell you that one dish doesn’t make a meal. A fillet mignon isn’t complete without some veggies on the side, nor is a Big Mac the same without its large fry. Similarly, one player doesn’t make a basketball team. LeBron James may be the best player on the planet […] The post Channing Frye brought more than deep dish to Cleveland’s menu appeared...
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1 day ago

LeBron offers to pay Dahntay Jones' fine for low blow

LeBron James is picking up the tab on Dahntay Jones’ low-blow fine. The Cleveland Cavaliers reserve guard was suspended one game without pay for striking Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin at the end of Game 3. The one-game penalty is going to cost Jones $80.17. League would have been better off giving Dahntay Jones a fine instead of a suspension. Suspension...
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Stephen A. Smith: LeBron could return to Heat if Cavs win title

LeBron James has promised to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland, and we all know how bad he would look if he left the Cavaliers a second time before delivering on that promise. But is LeBron guaranteed to stick around if the Cavs do win a title? Stephen A. Smith doesn’t think so. On a recent episode of ESPN’s “First Take,” Smith said he has been told LeBron would...
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Dahntay Jones suspended for hitting Biyombo in the groin

Dwane Casey is paying the price after calling out officials following Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Casey has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for his postgame comments reports Brian Windhorst of The Raptors head coach wasn’t thrilled with officiating late in the game, especially in the fourth quarter where the Raptors didn’t register a single free throw...
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Tyronn Lue regrets not giving LeBron ball more in Game 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their first game of the playoffs Saturday night, and coach Tyronn Lue believes he’s at least partially at fault. With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love both struggling, LeBron James took just 17 shots, and Lue blamed himself for not drawing up more plays to get him the ball. “I think I should have called more plays to make [James] dominant,” Lue said...
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LeBron, J.R. Smith joke about where they get their moves

Everyone often draws their talents from something or somewhere. With many great athletes of the past, many in today’s game often draw or develop moves from past greats to integrate into their playing style. Following the Cavs’ 99-84 loss in Game 3 on Saturday, LeBron James and JR Smith were both asked by the media who inspires their playing styles on the court. James credits...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

So that’s what losing feels like: Cavaliers vs Raptors, Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers 84 Toronto Raptors 99 [Box Score] For the first time in the 2016 NBA Playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost a game, dropping Game 3 in Toronto to the Raptors. Winning 10 consecutive games is really hard to do in the regular season. Winning 10 in a row in the postseason when you are playing the same team over and over is a remarkable accomplishment and one...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Valanciunas ‘progressing,’ remains doubtful for Game 3

The Toronto Raptors need all hands on deck to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers from sweeping the Eastern Conference Finals, but Jonas Valanciunas isn’t likely to play in Game 3, regardless. Chris O’Leary of the Toronto Star reports the center will remain “doubtful for Game 3,” noting head coach Dwayne Casey saying he is “progressing but they won’t rush him back. Valanciunas...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland’s compound advantage: not just rest, but rolling rest

The Cleveland Cavaliers gained a lot of rest before the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs are rolling past the Toronto Raptors. The rested team is rolling. Why is it rolling? Because of rolling rest. * What’s rolling rest, you ask, and why the seemingly cute introduction to this story? Very simply, this is not a hard concept to grasp in a series which is hard to analyze in the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Cavs coach David Blatt contacted Lue to show support

The Cleveland Cavaliers have become an unstoppable force in these NBA Playoffs, going undefeated in the postseason while rattling off 10 consecutive victories after throttling the Toronto Raptors by a score of 108-89 in Thursday’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Running roughshod over the competition has made the Cavaliers the new trendy pick to win the NBA title ...
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Videos: Kyrie Irving Pulls Off An Absurd Behind-The-Back Crossover, Blows By Defender For The Layup

LeBron James is the unquestioned leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but point guard Kyrie Irving can make a highlight with the best of them. During tonight’s Eastern Conference Finals game against the Toronto Raptors, the former Duke star pulled one of the nastiest moves you’ll see on a basketball court to blow by Cory Joseph for an easy layup. Kyrie Irving electric handles...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland's passion rubbing off on Cavs guard J.R. Smith

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Like one of his 3-pointers, Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has fallen for Cleveland. Smith, whose outside shooting and tenacious defense have helped the Cavs sweep their first two series in this year's playoffs, admires the way Cleveland fans stick with their teams - win or lose. The city has waited since 1964 for the Browns, Indians or Cavaliers to win a championship...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwane Casey welcomes doubters, says it ‘fuels’ Raptors

Prevailing wisdom suggests that the Toronto Raptors don’t stand much of a chance of ousting the surging postseason juggernaut that is the Cleveland Cavaliers and it’s a mere formality that the LeBron James-led squad — Kyle Lowry’s comments notwithstanding — will make it consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals in relatively short order. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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