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Cavaliers sweep of the Pistons is good practice for things to come (slideshow)

Cleveland.com (Jon Fobes, The Plain Dealer) — Cleveland Cavaliers sweep of the Detroit Pistons is good practice for things to come as the upcoming NBA playoff series continues.
  • 14 hr 13 min ago

LeBron James emphasizes he won't be taking Atlanta Hawks lightly

Cleveland.com (Chris Haynes, cleveland.com) — LeBron James says that seven-game winning streak over the Hawks is irrelevant at this juncture.
  • 14 hr 27 min ago

Cleveland Cavaliers must guard against overconfidence in NBA Playoffs 2016: DMan video

Cleveland.com (Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are healthy and rested coming off a solid sweep of the Detroit Pistons. Now they must face the Atlanta Hawks and guard against overconfidence.
  • 14 hr 42 min ago

LeBron James, who's talking to Dwyane Wade, says NBA officials' report sending children wrong message

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — LeBron James rips NBA officials' postgame reports, sticks with 'brotherhood' of Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul.
  • 16 hr ago

Dennis Manoloff on the Browns first round, the Cavaliers second round and the Indians road trip: Podcast

Cleveland.com (Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer) — DMan talks all things Cleveland sports with host Dan Labbe.
  • 17 hr 32 min ago

Talk Browns draft, Cavaliers and Indians with Dennis Manoloff at 12:30

Cleveland.com (Dan Labbe, cleveland.com) — Join DMan and Dan Labbe to talk Cleveland sports live at 12:30.
  • 20 hr 6 min ago

Hard work made Kyrie Irving the Cleveland Cavaliers' Closer 1A: Bill Livingston (photos, video)

Cleveland.com (Bill Livingston, The Plain Dealer) — The most versatile inside-outside force on the Cleveland Cavaliers is Kyrie Irving, not LeBron James. Irving was also the leading scorer for the Cavs in the sweep of the Detroit Pistons.
  • 20 hr 57 min ago

Browns draft analytics isn't strictly a numbers game -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Cleveland.com (Bud Shaw, cleveland.com) — Cleveland sports fans wonder about the role of analytics in the Browns draft, Paul DePodesta's influence in the front office and the Cavaliers' mindset in the second round of the playoffs -- Bud...
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Cleveland Cavaliers to open up second-round play hosting Atlanta Hawks

Cleveland.com (Chris Haynes, cleveland.com) — In a rematch of the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavaliers will host the Hawks on Monday for Game 1 of second round.
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Tyronn Lue says David Blatt deserves another shot as a head coach in NBA

Cleveland.com (Chris Haynes, cleveland.com) — David Blatt had an interview with the New York Knicks on Monday for their head-coaching opening.
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LeBron James just one reason Kevin Love is so wide open in 2016 NBA Playoffs

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — The Cavaliers proved to be a very difficult team to guard in their first-round series with the Detroit Pistons. Today's example: the wide-open 3s Kevin Love took and made, often from passes by...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

This first-round sweep leaves Cleveland Cavaliers in great shape: Bill Livingston (video)

Cleveland.com (Bill Livingston, The Plain Dealer) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are healthy. They have a true sidekick, if not quite yet equal, to LeBron James, in Kyrie Irving. And for a team with LeBron James on it, they're under the radar.
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Cleveland Cavaliers enjoying postseason break, but continuing to stay locked in

Cleveland.com (Chris Haynes, cleveland.com) — While in the midst of an eight-day layoff before the second round, the Cleveland Cavaliers are using this time to stay fit and recover.
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Is it Cavs turn for the breaks to go their way? -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs

Cleveland.com (Bud Shaw, cleveland.com) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are healthy and rested as they await their next opponent. The Clippers and Warriors wish they could say the same about good health but after last season the basketball gods...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Could Cavaliers-Celtics series awake ghosts of LeBron James' playoff past?

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — The Celtics were once LeBron James' biggest playoff rival. Last season he reduced them to a footnote, which is where they'll probably stay if they meet Cleveland in the second round this year.
  • 2 days ago

Cavs' James Jones calls for big-time college conferences to issue full scholarships to every student-athlete

Cleveland.com (Chris Haynes, cleveland.com) — With the influx of profit the NCAA and big-time colleges have seen over the last half-decade, Cavaliers veteran forward James Jones says it's time for the system to do away with partial...
  • 2 days ago
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Kyrie Irving empathizes with Warriors, Clippers and other teams dealing with playoff injuries, says 'it absolutely sucks'

Cleveland.com (Chris Fedor, cleveland.com) — For the second straight year, injuries have shaken up the playoff picture, with Golden State's Stephen Curry and Los Angeles' duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin being the latest stars to be...
  • 2 days ago
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Kyrie Irving defends Cavaliers' isolation offense, says he and LeBron James 'two of best closers in game'

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — The Cavaliers' offense ground to a halt in the waning moments of Game 4 Sunday, which coach Tyronn Lue said was by design. Kyrie Irving explained the rationale as the Cavs' having 'two of the best...
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No, Justin Bieber didn't just curse the Cavaliers (we're pretty sure)

Cleveland.com (Joey Morona, cleveland.com) — While you can make a strong argument that no-championships-in-60-years Cleveland is indeed cursed, the case is not as clear cut for a Bieber hex.
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LeBron James may continue his cruelty to Hawks if Cavaliers play Atlanta next

Cleveland.com (Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com) — Perhaps no team has suffered LeBron James' wrath over the past 12 months more than the Atlanta Hawks, who are now one win from playing the Cavaliers in an Eastern Conference semifinal.
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Blog Articles

Tyronn Lue is still working on old assistant deal

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — Despite being head coach, Tyronn Lue is still working on the deal he signed as an assistant. Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue has yet to sign a new deal since being promoted to...
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LeBron James dislikes ref reports league releases after close games

Ohio.com INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James dismissed the importance of the league’s Last 2 Minutes report initiative and made it clear Friday he doesn’t see a use for them in the NBA.   “It changes...
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How It’s Made: A Series on Teambuilding, Part I

Cavs: The Blog (RC Kim) — [Editor’s Note: Please welcome back RC Kim to the blog with his first piece as a contributor. RC (aka Mac) corresponded with Tom and Nate last year in a series called The Hinkie Letters...
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NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers set to face Hawks in conference semifinals

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — With the Hawks finishing off the Celtics, the Cavaliers now know who they'll face in the conference semifinals. With the Atlanta Hawks beating the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, the ...
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Cavs to host Atlanta Hawks next week in conference semifinals

Ohio.com The Cavaliers will host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the conference semifinals Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Hawks eliminated the Boston Celtics Thursday with a 104-92 win in...
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NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs open thread: Discuss tonight's action amongst friends

SBN: Fear The Sword (David Zavac) — What will the Browns do? Can the Hawks move on to a second round matchup with the Cavs? The Atlanta Hawks have the opportunity to buy themselves some time off tonight as they try and close out...
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NBA Playoffs 2016 Podcast: Pistons postmortem, looking ahead

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — The podcast is back! Our venerable host Justin Rowan is on vacation for the week, so Carter Rodriguez stepped into part-time hosting duties alongside Chris Manning to do a post-mortem on the ...
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Dan Gilbert got a custom pair of LeBron's first shoe

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — StockX, a sneaker reselling site, worked with two designers to make Dan Gilbert a custom pair of LeBron's first signature sneaker. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has had a complicated...
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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue: David Blatt 'definitely deserves another chance'

Ohio.com INDEPENDENCE: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue gave former coach David Blatt a strong endorsement one day after reports circulated that the New York Knicks interviewed him to be their coach. “He...
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Talking Cavs with Mark Neal

Cavs: The Blog (Tom Pestak) — Mark and I decided to forego the usual Thursday afternoon NBA hour on Dayton Sports Scene to focus on Browns draft coverage.  Browns fans should tune in, as my friend Jared Mueller is one of the...
  • 2 days ago
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J.R. Smith held out of practice with minor groin injury

Ohio.com INDEPENDENCE: J.R. Smith did not practice Wednesday after hurting his groin during Sunday’s Game 4 victory against the Detroit Pistons. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the injury is not...
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The Point Four-ward: Restin’ Up

Cavs: The Blog (Robert Attenweiler) — Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) The Cavs’ win Sunday night ensured that they’d have a week off to rest and mend any bumps and bruises they...
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Playoff Plots: Playoff Kyrie Irving is the best Kyrie Irving

SBN: Fear The Sword (Daniel Rowell) — Kyrie has been his best self so far in the playoffs At the end of the third quarter of Game 4, seven seconds remaining, the Detroit Pistons , down 76-78, ran an isolation play for Tobias...
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Dan Gilbert part of team trying to bring MLS franchise to Detroit

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — Along with Pistons owner Tom Gores, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is looking to bring MLS to Detroit. According to a report from ESPN's Marc Stein, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is partnering...
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NBA Playoffs 2016: The Cavs first round sweep over the Pistons is exactly what they needed

SBN: Fear The Sword (William Bohl) — What makes the ideal first round opponent for a top seed? Are four blowouts really optimal, or is it better to sweat a little? The Cavaliers sent the Pistons packing in just four games, but...
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NBA Playoffs 2016: Why the Cavs should want to play the Hawks in the second round

SBN: Fear The Sword (AlexRalston) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have a few days off thanks to a sweep of the Detroit Pistons in round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Cavs will play the winner of the Atlanta Hawks and...
  • 3 days ago

Podcast Episode 98: The Domin-matrix, and defending Kyrie’s Honor

Cavs: The Blog (Tom Pestak) — Tom, Nate, and Elijah analyze the Cavs sweep of the Pistons and celebrate the emergence of the Cavs "Big 6".
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League declares Cavs' Kyrie Irving did not foul Pistons' Reggie Jackson on game's final play Sunday

Ohio.com Pistons guard Reggie Jackson was not fouled on the final play of the Cavs’ Game 4 sweep, the league ruled Monday, despite Jackson’s insistence referees should be fined or fired for blown...
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