A bump in South Florida: Cavs vs. Heat Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

There were hints of it last night in Orlando when the Cavaliers were less than sharp in closing out the Orlando Magic after taking a huge lead. But in Miami, missing Kevin Love for a second straight night and on a back-to-back, the Cavaliers got blasted by the Heat for the second time this season in

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Spartans demolish Buckeyes inside in Big Ten quarterfinal

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If there is one trait that characterizes Tom Izzo’s Michigan State teams, it’s physical play down low. If there’s one thing that has plagued the Buckeyes since Jared Sullinger left, it’s the lack of a consistent, effective shotblocker or post presence. In the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday night, Michigan State ran Ohio State up

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Bucks advance as Thad Matta passes Fred Taylor

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It was far from a convincing performance against the No. 11 seed in the conference tournament, but the sixth-seeded Buckeyes completed their objective by taking out the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the United Center in the Big Ten tournament to advance to the quarterfinals by a 79-73 margin. As always, the Buckeyes were paced by

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Revisiting jWAR with the 2015 Tribe

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Two years ago, WFNY alum Jon Steiner put a lot of work into a player dashboard, combining the stats of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs from the previous five years to come up with one win above replacement stat to rule them all, jWAR. A few weeks later, with this tool of nerd-vana now at my disposal, I

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Buckeyes in the B1G Tourney, Cavalier Chemistry, and Early Football Retirements: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning, loyal WFNYw3 readers. It’s every other Thursday, so I have visitation, err, presentation rights with you for the morning edition. Without further ado, let’s hop right in. The Ohio State Buckeyes kick off their Big Ten tournament this evening when they face the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the No. 11 seed which dispatched the

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Closing Time: Buckeye Seniors Fall to Wisconsin in Columbus Finale

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In the Big Ten this season, there’s Wisconsin and there’s everybody else. The Badgers proved that out on Sunday afternoon in Columbus. On Senior Day, the Ohio State Buckeyes started out frigid, and despite a brief second-half rally, were no match for the complete Wisconsin squad that still has its sights on a No. 1

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Oh My-lanta! Cavs vs. Hawks Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

In what could be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks squared off for the fourth and final time in the regular season. In the first three matchups, the Cavaliers had a much different makeup with the calendar still displaying 2014, while the Hawks have been a mark of

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Indiana Fever: Cavs vs. Pacers Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Whenever the Cavaliers have went to Indiana over the last half-decade, they have been met with crushing defeat. Tonight, it was pretty expected and explained away by the absence of both Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and LeBron James (rest, back). But still, Indiana remains a very rough place for the Cavaliers as they lost their tenth

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Kyrie Irving to undergo MRI after injuring shoulder

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Some unsettling news came out shortly following perhaps the Cavaliers’ best win all season, topping the Golden State Warriors by a 110-99 margin in the Q. Kyrie Irving, who suffered a left shoulder injury in the third quarter of Thursday’s contest, will undergo a MRI on Friday morning in Cleveland. He is currently listed as

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No Splash Zone: Cavs vs. Warriors Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Certain regular season games just mean more. The Cavaliers have been on an absolute roll, but many wanted to see them square up against a fellow title-contending team out of the Western Conference as a more recent measuring stick. Well, Thursday night at the Q, fans received just that as the NBA’s best team at

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Cavs offense is keeping it 100 (and counting): Cavalier Film Room

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When I last materialized in the film room dimension, it was to share the good news about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ newfound rim protection in Timofey Mozgov. This time, we’re going back to the offensive side of the basketball. The wine and gold have been on fire of late as evidenced by their 17-2 clip in their

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Rummaging through the bargain big bin

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As we inch closer to Thursday’s 3 p.m. NBA trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers are (still) actively looking for a fourth rotational big man due to the state of affairs behind Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov, and Tristan Thompson. Brendan Haywood is at the end of the road as he cannot even get meaningful minutes in

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Diving into the Buckeye makeup heading down the stretch

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After a heartbreaking loss in East Lansing this weekend, Thad Matta’s Ohio State Buckeyes sit at 19-7 and 8-5 in the conference. With five conference games remaining before the Big Ten tournament, the Bucks are out of discussion for the regular season crown with the Wisconsin Badgers cruising. However, there is plenty to play for,

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Indians still searching for RH bat, could target Dayan Viciedo

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The biggest criticism of the Indians’ off-season would undoubtedly be their inability to acquire a bat that hits from the right side of the plate. That search is still ongoing, reportedly, and they could look to fill that slot with former White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo. Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reports the Indians

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?: Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

The Cavaliers had a great opportunity on national television to take the lead in the Central Division and clinch the tiebreaker against their Central counterpart, the Chicago Bulls. But, shorthanded, they didn’t get any spectacular performances, and the Bulls certainly got a couple of their own as the Bulls maintained a respectable lead for most

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Columbus isn’t Cleveland, Michigan’s New Song, and Law and Order: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning and Happy Thursday! After Thursday night’s game against the Bulls, we’ll endure over a week with only the NBA All-Star festivities to discuss on the floor (outside of a couple Buckeye basketball games). It’s a bit of a slow time in the sports world, but we’re going to keep plugging along. Let’s begin

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The Sour Sixteen: Ranking Cleveland’s Sports Rivals

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When Will Leitch posted his article last week at Sports on Earth listing each MLB team’s three greatest rivals and it came across my screen, it got me thinking. When I asked myself who were the Indians’ three greatest rivals, I had to think about it. It also got me thinking about how I would

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