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LeBron James' late 3-pointer in Cavaliers' Game 4 win shouldn't have counted

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — It was the final bucket they needed to complete the hard-fought sweep. Only it shouldn't have counted.
  • New: 4 hr 59 min ago

Cleveland City Council approves deal for renovations to The Q

Cleveland.com (Robert Higgs, cleveland.com) — Council's vote approved the ordinance 12-5, meaning that it passed with emergency status. It takes effect immediately.
  • New: 8 hr 22 min ago

Cleveland leaders plan announcement on Quicken Loans Arena deal

Cleveland.com (Robert Higgs, cleveland.com) — City leaders plan to make an announcement Monday on the deal to upgrade Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland.com will cover the event live via Twitter.
  • 14 hr 2 min ago

Cleveland Cavaliers' sweep helps hide still-concerning defensive issues: Fedor's five observations

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — In the end, the better team won. The James-led team was too much. That's a familiar script. But a few plays here or there and the Cavs wouldn't be resting.
  • 14 hr 19 min ago

Did the Cavaliers really improve on defense during Pacers sweep?

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — The Cavaliers entered the 2017 playoffs as a bad defensive team. The state of their defense heading into the Eastern Conference semifinals next week is apparently open to interpretation. The...
  • 14 hr 40 min ago

Who should take the last shot for the Cavaliers? Bud vs. Doug

Cleveland.com (Bud Shaw, cleveland.com) — Cleveland.com sports columnists Doug Lesmerises and Bud Shaw discuss the Cavaliers best option for the final shot in a close playoff game.
  • 16 hr 34 min ago

Blake Griffin, Rajon Rondo injuries change complexion of series: 2017 NBA Playoffs rewind

Cleveland.com (Matt Goul, cleveland.com) — This playoff rewind catches you up on what happened Sunday, including how Boston and Utah took advantage of key injuries for their foes
  • 23 hr 29 min ago

LeBron James destroyed the Pacers and is likely best player in NBA first-round history

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — LeBron James might very well be the greatest player in the history of NBA first-round playoff series.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Cavaliers show championship mettle that remains biggest strength in playoff chess match

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — This is the time of year where experience is so vital and adjustments often flip a series or game. It's about discipline and smarts.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles: How LeBron James haunts opponents like Michael Jordan did -- Terry Pluto (photos, videos)

Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer) — Indiana's Paul George has been eliminated from the playoffs four times by a team with LeBron James.
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Cavaliers won Game 4 by stopping, frustrating Paul George on defense

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — The Cavs won Game 4 by stopping Paul George. That was the takeaway from coach Tyronn Lue after Cleveland ended this first-round playoff series in four games.
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Cleveland Cavaliers' biggest star -- LeBron James -- keys sweep of Indiana Pacers: Bill Livingston (photos)

Cleveland.com (Bill Livingston, The Plain Dealer) — Neither Kyrie Irving nor Kevin Love played as big as the Cleveland Cavaliers hoped in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers, but it didn't matter because LeBron James did.
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Cleveland Cavaliers driving fans crazy while somehow winning -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland.com (Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have now swept all 12 first-round games since LeBron James returned to Cleveland three years ago. That is what really counts.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Deron Williams provides second quarter spark for Cavaliers, is difference-maker in Game 4 win

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — Williams played a key role Sunday, pushing the Cavs one game closer to that goal.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

LeBron James, Cavs sweep Pacers out of playoffs in 106-102 Game 4 triumph

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — The Cavs will host either the Milwaukee Bucks or Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern semifinals on May 1.
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

LeBron James sinks clutch 3-pointer to give Cavaliers late lead in Game 4

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — LeBron James made his only 3-pointer of Game 4 with just over a minute remaining to give the Cavaliers a win against Indiana.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

LeBron James stymies Lance Stephenson on defense, gets turnover, draws foul

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — LeBron James played tight defense on Lance Stephenson and frustrated the Indiana forward into a foul.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

LeBron James gets chase-down block on Thaddeus Young in Game 4

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — LeBron James delivered one of his patented chase-down blocks against Indiana in Game 4.
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Kevin Love finds LeBron James with another touchdown pass in Game 4

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — Kevin Love connected with LeBron James on a touchdown outlet pass in game 4 against Indiana.
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Deron Williams uses LeBron James as a decoy, gets wide-open layup in Game 4

Cleveland.com (Joe Noga, cleveland.com) — Deron Williams faked a pass to LeBron James that led to a wide-open layup in the second quarter.
  • 1 day 14 hr ago
Blog Articles

Talking Cavs with Mark Neal (Sweep Edition)

Cavs: The Blog (Tom Pestak) —   Also included is last Thursday’s studio visit with Mark’s producer, Justin Kinner.  Still some relevant analysis here.
  • New: 5 hr 55 min ago

Cleveland City Council approves Quicken Loans Arena renovations

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — And the city is footing most of the bill. On Monday night, the Cleveland City Council approved upgrades to Quicken Loans Arena. Per the agreement, the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga set to pay...
  • New: 6 hr 50 min ago

The Cavaliers are not a great rebounding team anymore

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — There’s plenty of handwringing about the defense, but it’s the Cavaliers work on the boards that is a cause for concern. Much of the handwringing about the Cleveland Cavaliers has revolved...
  • New: 9 hr 4 min ago

NBA Playoffs open thread: Bucks vs. Raptors and Hawks vs. Wizards

SBN: Fear The Sword (David Zavac) — The Cavs play the winner of Bucks-Raptors. We’ll know more after tonight The Cavs won’t play for another week, but the NBA rolls on. Bucks-Raptors is tonight, and the series is tied up at 2. The...
  • New: 9 hr 24 min ago

LeBron James sends thoughts and prayers to Steve Kerr

SBN: Fear The Sword (Justin Rowan) — The Cavs star sends well wishes to the ailing Warriors head coach The NBA is a brotherhood. It goes beyond the rivalries that may or may not exist, depending on who you talk to. As Marcus...
  • New: 9 hr 53 min ago

Tyronn Lue says he considers Cavaliers-Warriors to be a rivalry

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — Despite LeBron’s protests, Tyronn Lue says that Cavs-Warriors is indeed a rivalry. LeBron James may not want to say that Cavaliers-Warriors is a rivalry, but Tyronn Lue had no hesitation during...
  • New: 10 hr 27 min ago

Apply to join the Fear the Sword writing staff - details within

SBN: Fear The Sword (David Zavac) — Come join the best Cavs site on the interwebs I’m really proud of what we’ve built here at Fear the Sword covering the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers, and we’re always trying to improve. In...
  • New: 10 hr 34 min ago

Podcast: The Cavs are headed to the next round

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — That and more on today’s podcast. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning ( @cwmwrites...
  • 18 hr 32 min ago

LeBron James was too much for the Pacers to overcome in Round 1

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — The Cavaliers have LeBron. The Pacers don’t. Sometimes, it’s that simple. The Cavaliers have LeBron James. The Indiana Pacers didn’t. Things didn’t go as swimmingly in the Cavaliers first round...
  • 21 hr 4 min ago

Playoff Podcap: Cavs 106, Pacers 102 (or, How Sweep It Is!)

Cavs: The Blog (EvilGenius) — It wasn’t always easy… but at least it was quick. The Cavs put the finishing touches on their first round sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, becoming the first team to punch their...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

NBA Playoffs: 3 things we learned from the Cavs’ Game 4 win

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — The Cavs are league’s first thing headed to advance. With Sunday’s win, the Cleveland Cavaliers are on to the next round of the playoffs. Here are three things we learned in the process. ...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Tristan Thompson on LeBron James: “He’s the MVP.”

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — After two big games in round one, Thompson calls LeBron the world’s best player. According to Tristan Thompson , LeBron James should the MVP and is the league’s bast player: Tristan on...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Cavaliers 106, Pacers 102: Marla's 14 thoughts from Beyond the Arc on LeBron's big 3, weak offense

Ohio.com Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 106-102 Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to sweep the four-game series. The Cavs will have a week off before...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers win Game 4 106-102, sweep Indiana Pacers

SBN: Fear The Sword (Justin Rowan) — The Cavaliers will get some rest after their series sweep of the Pacers For all the concern about the Cleveland Cavaliers heading into the playoffs, they start things off on the right foot as...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Watch: LeBron chases down, blocks Thad Young

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — He’s good at these. Right after LeBron James chased down Thad Young and blocked his shot, ESPN broadcaster Kevin Jones said that Young ‘now knows how Iguodala feels’. Andre Iguodala, of...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Watch: Kevin Love sets up LeBron and-one with pinpoint outlet pass

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — These are always fun. Kevin Love hitting LeBron James with pinpoint outlet passes is always fun: Love, as he always seems to be, immediately is in position to throw the outlet pass...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Watch: Deron Williams fakes out Paul George, scores an easy two points

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — One look towards LeBron created a clear lane. Deron Williams , with one look towards LeBron James , created all the space he needed to score an easy two points: This is exactly why...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Watch: LeBron powers through Pacers defense for and-one

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — LeBron’s playing physical early in Game 4. Here’s LeBron James , taking advantage of the smallest opening in the Pacers defense and drawing the foul for the and-one early in the first quarter...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Playoff Live Thread: Cavs vs. Pacers, Game 4 (#BroomsOut)

Cavs: The Blog (EvilGenius) — The Indiana Pacers has never been swept in four games in a best-of-seven series in NBA franchise history. The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone on to sweep an opponent all seven times they’ve...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago