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Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's 'Big 3'

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers' "Big 3" can't win an NBA title by themselves. Not without help from Cleveland's reserves -- those other guys. Although they may not have the catchy nickname of their three famous teammates, Cleveland's two other starters -- J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov -- and the team's supporting cast of bench players...
Via AP on Fox
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It’s tough to root against Cleveland, these Cavs

If you put Frangelico and Absolut Citron in a glass and then sugar coat a lemon to take a bite out of afterwards, it tastes just like chocolate cake. Nothing about citrus vodka, sugar, lemon, or hazelnut liquor should taste like chocolate or cake, let alone both, but it does. And so it is with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the most underdog sports town anchored by a league’s best player...
Via Bloguin Best
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Cleveland Cavaliers 2015 Playoffs Hype video is pure oddness

Cleveland Cavaliers 2015 Playoffs Hype...pure nutz. [h/t Brendan Maloy]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
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Sarcastic JR Smith: Avery Bradley is 'like Kobe now'

Avery Bradley struggled mightily against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, but that didn’t stop J.R. Smith from believing the Boston Celtics guard was given an unfair advantage by the referees. Smith, who played a mere 19 minutes in Cleveland’s 113-100 win yet picked up four fouls, complained after the game about the preferential treatment he felt Bradley received. What...
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Pat Riley seemingly takes shot at LeBron James

Miami Heat president Pat Riley held his final press conference of the year on Monday. Last year, the uncertain future of LeBron James was the most significant — if not only — topic of discussion. LeBron is no longer a member of the Heat, but it sure seems like Riley found a way to work...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Tristan Thompson finishes fifth in Sixth Man of the Year voting

After dealing with Cleveland fans debating his worth four three-plus seasons, Cavalier power forward Tristan Thompson silenced some doubters on Monday afternoon with news that he finished fifth in 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year voting. Receiving six second-place votes and 15 third-place votes, Thompson finished behind Toronto’s Lou Williams and three others in getting recognition...
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Pat Riley 'at peace' with LeBron James leaving the Heat

Breakups are hard. When you lose what you once considered the best person in the world, the days and months following can be a difficult time. Such was the case when LeBron James, the greatest NBA player since Michael Jordan, elected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, leaving the Miami Heat after four Finals appearances and two championships. According to Joseph Goodman of the Miami...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Cavaliers have unveiled the "Interactive Beer-tender" vending machine

Craig Carton told us Friday that the Chicago United Center is implementing self-serve beer robots. The Cleveland Cavaliers have unveiled the latest in technological advancement and installed it at Quicken Loans Arena...The "Interactive Beer-tender."[Kyle Newport]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
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Cleveland Cavaliers ready to live up to their expectations

Since the acquisition of LeBron James last summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers have adopted a championship or bust mentality and today they took the first step toward their goal. Kyrie Irving has found his role alongside LeBron James. Earlier today the second seed Cavaliers beat the seventh seed Boston Celtics 113 – 100 to take a 1 – 0 lead in the series.  The dominant performance...
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So It Begins… Cavaliers-Celtics Game One: Behind the Box Score

Boston Celtics – 100 Cleveland Cavaliers – 113 Cavaliers lead series 1-0 Box Score ‘Twas a Sunday afternoon in Quicken Loans Arena, when King James looked down upon the gathering horde of vicious, sinister Celtics clawing at the gates of his kingdom looking to quench an insatiable thirst for Cavalier blood. King James strapped his battle armor to his chest tighter than...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Cavaliers shrug off slow start to beat Celtics 113-100

David Richard-USA TODAY SportsCleveland, OH - The Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the Boston Celtics this afternoon in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. They are favored to knock off the Celtics fairly easily, but that wasn’t the case in Game 1, as the Celtics got off to a very quick start and led 31-27 at the end of the first quarter. LeBron...
Via Sports-Glory
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Five Reasons Why The Cleveland Cavaliers Will Make It To The NBA Finals

The regular season is over and the playoffs are ready to tip off. The Cleveland Cavaliers are poised to make their first title run in four years with arguably the most talented team in Cavaliers history. With a favorable list of factors in their favor, the potential of an NBA Finals appearance is very real. Here are five reasons why the Cavs will make it all the way to the final...
Via Cavaliers Nation
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David Blatt: Cavaliers’ playoff chances can’t be all on LeBron

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The Cleveland Cavaliers are entering the 2015 NBA Playoffs as the second seed in the Eastern Conference, and LeBron James is hoping to make good on his promise to bring a championship back to his home team. But Cavaliers coach David Blatt made it very clear that while James is going to be the teams leader, he can’t be relied on to power the team...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers' coach David Blatt says Boston Celtics are "not a simple first-round matchup"

Most of the talk in the media talk surrounding the first round matchup between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers has been about Cleveland's dominance. Requisite mention is given to the Celtics late-season success, but rarely in the sense of it representing any sort of threat to what many believe will be Cleveland's likely trip to the Finals. But whether he's truly concerned...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics looking to make LeBron's life difficult in playoff series

WALTHAM, Mass. — You’d never accuse these Boston Celtics of not respecting their opponent. As Game 1 of the Celtics’ first-round playoff matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers creeps closer, head coach Brad Stevens lauded the Cavs’ loaded lineup, with the highest praise reserved for their star, LeBron James. “LeBron, (Kevin) Love, (Kyrie) Irving — those guys are all...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Cavaliers Will Win The NBA Playoffs According To Twitter’s Collective Hive Mind

The fine folks at Twitter have come up with their own unique way to predict the NBA playoffs. Rather than, say, trying to analyze the actual matches themselves, Twitter ran an analysis on Tweets that used “a team-related keyword alongside a ‘winning’ related keyword from Jan. 16 to April 15″ and then compared each of Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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J.R. Smith: 'I don’t think anyone can beat us'

On a Cavaliers team relatively light on playoff experience, J.R. Smith is something of a postseason veteran. Whereas Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have famously never made the NBA playoffs — the same goes for Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova, albeit less famously — Smith has played in 51 career playoff games between his time with the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James says playoffs make it easier for him to ‘lock in’

With Game 1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first round series against the Boston Celtics looming on Sunday, LeBron James took a moment to explain how it’s much easier for him as a player to better focus in the postseason as opposed to doing so during the grind of an 82-game NBA regular season. “It’s a...Read More The post LeBron James says playoffs make it easier for him to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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2015 NBA Eastern Conference playoffs: Breakdown, predictions

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The 2014-15 NBA regular season is officially in the books, and the playoffs are set to begin in only a couple of days, Saturday April 18. Considering the record-breaking attendance in the Association this year which was announced this morning, this year’s postseason action is likely to be one of the most exciting. While there are a couple of favorites...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards Game Recap: Cavs Close Out Regular Season With OT Win

(Cleveland, OH) – The unlikely heroics of Brendan Haywood helped the Cleveland Cavaliers close out the regular season with an exciting 113-108 overtime victory versus the Washington Wizards in Wednesday night action at Quicken Loans Arena. Haywood split a pair of free throws with 34.2 seconds left in the extra session to make it 107-106 in favor of the Cavaliers, but the Wizards connected...
Via Cavaliers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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