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NBA Playoffs: Analyzing Cavaliers’ game 3 victory over Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to a sweep in this Eastern Conference Finals, leading the Hawks 3-0 in the series. The Cavaliers were without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, but wound up winning 114-111. The Cavalies fought hard Kyrie Irving sat out with left knee tendinitis; he is necessary for scoring This victory was all thanks to LeBron James. He shot 37% (14-of-37), but he...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Will Have Plenty of Options, but Will he Stay in Cleveland?

Kevin Love #0 and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers talk in the game against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) NBA rumors have it is all but certain that Kevin Love will leave town after the season is over. There was speculation that if the Cavaliers were able...
Via The Sports Journal
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Talented Mr. Blatt

​ David Blatt is doing a stellar job as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is not only winning big time, but he’s also successfully challenging the current mainstream of offensive tactics in the NBA. That combination is a remarkable feat—especially given Blatt’s lack of NBA experience prior to this season, plus the numerous injuries the Cavs have had to face...
Via The Sports Post
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James exhausted gets meme treatment

LeBron James scored 37 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished out 13 assists in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 3 win against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. He also played a whopping 47 minutes, so you can understand why the performance took a lot out of LeBron. Following the 114-111 overtime victory, an exhausted LeBron collapsed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron lifts Cavaliers to brink of Finals, but are they ready?

In a game that epitomized everything that has gone wrong with the Eastern Conference playoffs, the best player in the world provided the type of unforgettable performance we’ve been hankering for all spring. LeBron James’ otherworldly 37-point, 18-rebound, 13-assist line in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals didn’t come easily; quite the opposite in fact. Yet, despite...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs vs. Hawks Game 3: Behind the Box Score

Atlanta Hawks – 111 Cleveland Cavaliers – 114 Cavs lead series 3-0 Box Score It’s so easy to be a cynic these days. We now have the ability to greet every asserted truth — no matter how slight or insignificant — with skepticism and have the means to support that skepticism. It’s never been easier to make someone look like an fool. Exhibitions of sentimentality or...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is the Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova a dirty player?

One of the stories of the NBA postseason has been the emergence of Matthew Dellavedova for the Cleveland Cavaliers as he fills in for the injured Kyrie Irving. Delly went from averaging just over 20 minutes a game for the Cavs during the regular season to averaging 35.7 minutes per game during the conference finals...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs to win in OT thriller

Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James may have missed his first 10 shots, including all nine in the first quarter. Kyrie Irving might have been sitting out for the second consecutive game. At the end of the night, it didn’t matter. Riding yet another awe-inspiring overall performance from a hobbled James, Cleveland defeated the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime to take a 3-0...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford ejected for elbow drop on Matthew Dellavedova (Video)

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford was ejected from Game 3 of Sunday night's Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland with a flagrant 2 foul after dropping an elbow on Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova.Horford and Dellavedova got tangled up going for a rebound during the first half. Dellavedova ended up falling down and rolling into Holford's leg, leading Horford to drop the elbow...
Via Holdout Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Al Horford ejected for elbowing Matthew Dellavedova

By Kevin Causey. At the end of the second quarter, Al Horford was assessed a flagrant two foul and ejected for this play. In case you missed it, Al Horford was thrown out for this… https://t.co/8qFCPEpTKG — SportsTalkATL.com (@SportsTalkATL) May 25, 2015 There is a lot of debate as to whether he was ejected for the intent or the actual content of the elbow as well as...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson Posterizes Timofey Mozgov Before Game Three Of ECF, Gives Him Bloody Nose

While warming up before game three of the ECF against Atlanta, Tristan Thompson dunked on Timofey Mozgov and gave the big man a bloody nose.
Via Gamedayr
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love expected to leave Cavaliers in free agency

David Richard-USA TODAY SportsThe Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping that star power forward Kevin Love will end up coming back for another season next year, but most insiders are beginning to expect him to leave town in free agency. He didn’t fit well with the Cavaliers throughout the majority of the season, but began turning things on later on in the season. There are going to be...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James' leadership has Cavs on top of the East

You can make all the Eastern Conference and David Blatt jokes you want, but if you stop laughing for a second, you can appreciate just how much LeBron James has grown as a leader. This growth — as a person and as a player — is responsible for bringing the Cleveland Cavaliers to the doorstep of their second NBA Finals appearance. Yes, LeBron is still the best basketball player...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Analyzing Game 2 v. Atlanta

Fans in Atlanta showed up to Friday night’s Eastern Conference Finals Game Two with a lot of excitement.  They had a reason to be excited as well.  Though their Atlanta Hawks fell in Game One at home, they played well.  The Cleveland Cavaliers won that game largely due to an outstanding performance by J.R. Smith.  Though Smith is a streaky shooter, it would have been very surprising...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs beat Hawks without Kyrie Irving, take 2-0 lead

ATLANTA — LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio. The Cavaliers made it a blowout with a dominating third quarter. James scored 11 points, the Hawks shot just 32 percent (7 of...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Best Looking Cleveland Cavalier Couples

Outside of hardwood floors and nylon nets, most players on the Cleveland Cavaliers have an ordinary life back at home. Whether it’s romantic getaways with their girlfriends or tending to their families, athletes rarely get a chance to spend the much-needed off-time with their significant others. In light of an intensive stretch of the postseason, we thought we’d do a little...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Friday that point guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround for Friday’s Game 2 versus the Atlanta Hawks in order to get further tests on his injured left knee. The team listed his availability for Friday night’s game as questionable. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is hearing that the Cavs are ordering an MRI on his knee to find out...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Urban Meyer Shows Off His Custom “Buckeyes” Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey In Anticipation Of Game 2

The state of Ohio has already celebrated one big championship this year – Ohio State football’s victory against Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Buckeye State has a chance to win another one this spring, as the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently in the Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta.  In anticipation of the Cavs’ Game 2 against the Hawks, OSU...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith prefers taking contested shots to open shots

JR Smith has some wonderful philosophies on shooting as we’ve come to find out. Smith made eight 3-pointers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night to help the Cavs beat the Hawks, so naturally that led to many questions about his emergence. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin even quoted Smith as saying he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The gamble of acquiring J.R. Smith pays big for Cavaliers

Me-first. Stat Seeker. Ball Hog. Off-court distraction. These were just some of the descriptions that J.R. Smith has been called in his career prior to arriving in Cleveland to join the Cavaliers. Many believed he was unable to contribute to a winning team because of his attitude and playing style. But the Cavaliers needed an upgrade on the wing and decided to take the gamble of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Internet Goes Crazy, Compares J.R. Smith To Michael Jordan (Videos)

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was pretty good Wednesday, scoring 28 points off the bench in the Cavs’ 97-89 Eastern Conference Game 1 victory. The 28 points was the most Smith had ever scored in the playoffs, and his eight made 3-pointers set a Cavaliers playoff record. He also scored all 28 of Cleveland’s bench points. Needless to say, the internet was impressed. JR...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks vs. Cavaliers: How the regular season went

​ Yesterday, I looked at how the Rockets and Warriors matched up against one another this regular season, with the caveat that regular season performance carries over only so much into the postseason, even in the case a dominant performance like Golden State’s 4–0 regular season sweep of Houston. The same caveat applies as we look to the Eastern Conference Finals, featuring...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert calls out reporter over Mirotic quotes

All seems to be solid on the Cleveland Cavaliers front. Following a Game 6 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, the team is heading to the Eastern Conference Finals. It was an absolutely dominating performance against the Bulls in Chicago that enabled Cleveland to move on. During that game, Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert took exception to a flagrant foul Bulls forward Nikola...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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