Injured Irving out for rest of NBA Finals

Jun 6, 2015

Injured Irving out for rest of NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that rules him out of the rest of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers said Friday that an MRI exam at Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic revealed the injury and that Irving’s ...

Warriors get by Cavaliers in OT thriller

Jun 5, 2015

Warriors get by Cavaliers in OT thriller

After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State ...

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

Jun 4, 2015

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

LeBron James will do more than just make a lot of people in Cleveland happy if he can find a way to lead the Cavaliers over Golden State in the NBA Finals. He’ll also make a lot of people a pretty good return on ...

Warriors mull ways to stop LeBron

Jun 3, 2015

Warriors mull ways to stop LeBron

LeBron James believes there is nobody in the world who can stop him. He is too strong, too fast, too skilled. For the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title, they will need to get past James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the ...

Injured Love expects to be back in Cleveland next season

Jun 1, 2015

Injured Love expects to be back in Cleveland next season

The pain in Kevin Love’s surgically repaired left shoulder has become manageable. Now the Cleveland forward is dealing with a different ache — the sting of sitting and watching the NBA Finals. Knocked out of his first postseason in the opening round by injury, ...

Cavs advance to NBA Finals

May 27, 2015

Cavs advance to NBA Finals

LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago. He broke hearts at home, where generations of Cleveland fans only know championships through stories told by their fathers, yellowed newspaper clippings or grainy black-and-white film. James had to ...

LeBron records triple-double as Cavaliers top Hawks

May 25, 2015

LeBron records triple-double as Cavaliers top Hawks

LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. He was exhausted and exhilarated — and one win from the NBA Finals. “I gave everything I have,” James said. James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback ...

LeBron sparks Cavs to 2-0 lead

May 23, 2015

LeBron sparks Cavs to 2-0 lead

Forget the Big Three. One is enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as long as it’s the King. LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 ...

Hot-shooting Smith lifts Cavs past Hawks

May 21, 2015

Hot-shooting Smith lifts Cavs past Hawks

J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol. Yep, Smith was that hot. While LeBron James ...

Cavs finish Bulls in rout

May 15, 2015

Cavs finish Bulls in rout

LeBron James struggled to score 15 points and Kyrie Irving limped off the court, but the Cleveland Cavaliers still beat the Chicago Bulls 94-73 to clinch their semifinal series in six games. Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 points and Tristan Thompson added 13 points and ...

LeBron's 38 carries Cavaliers past Bulls

May 13, 2015

LeBron's 38 carries Cavaliers past Bulls

With the “Big 3″ reduced to the “Banged-Up 2,” LeBron James again showed why he’s Cleveland’s one and only. James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers held off Chicago’s charge in the fourth quarter for a 106-101 victory over the ...