Cavaliers and Boston Celtics inching closer to first-round matchup: WFNY Stats & Info

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For a while now, fans of the NBA’s Eastern Conference have circled the back-to-back games between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics as a potential swing vote for the playoff race. After game one on Friday, we can already see how the seeding might be shaping up. There aren’t too many sites out there that

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J.R. Smith three-point shooting stats never get old: WFNY Stats & Info

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Yesterday was a Sunday (never forget) and J.R. Smith went 8-for-17 from the three-point line. So of course I’m back with an update to my tongue-in-cheek running joke of a WFNY Stats & Info in-depth analysis of Smith’s three-point record chasing. Let’s get onto the stats. Most career three-point attempts in Cleveland Cavaliers franchise history:

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Don’t trust the computers on Ohio State in the NCAA tournament: WFNY Stats & Info

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I can’t ever recall a dichotomy quite like this. The base support for this year’s Ohio State men’s basketball team has been lukewarm at best. A team some thought to be a top-20 contender languished for most of the season, stumbled into the NCAA tournament, and landed a No. 10 spot opposite 7-seed Virginia Commonwealth.

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J.R. Smith shooting his way into Cavs record books: WFNY Stats & Info

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Suddenly, it’s been a month since my last tongue-in-cheek J.R. Smith three-point update. As you can see in the WFNY Stats & Info collection, I’ve been blogging occasionally about Smith’s rapid ascension up the Cleveland Cavaliers record books for long-distance attempts. After hitting six threes on Sunday, here’s a detailed status check for where he

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Who has LeBron James assisted the most in his career? WFNY Stats & Info

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LeBron James had another record-breaking performance on Tuesday night, surpassing Scottie Pippen for the most assists all-time by a frontcourt player in NBA history. With his 11 assists in the victory over the Detroit Pistons, LeBron now has 6,142 for his career. That’s the 27th-most all-time. To commemorate the occasion of the Akron native becoming

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J.R. Smith now 45th in Cavs history in threes attempted: WFNY Stats & Info

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In the background to his All-Star All-Style victory, J.R. Smith continues to make damages to the Cleveland Cavaliers record books. In just 20 games with the Cavs, he’s already shot up the leaderboard in three-point shots attempted. Here’s a look at exactly where Smith stands in Cavs history: 38. Andre Miller – 200 39. John Bagley –

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AL Central is closer to baseball’s worst division than best: WFNY Stats & Info

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It’s been a busy offseason for the American League Central Division. After the Kansas City Royals advanced to the World Series, cellar-dwelling division mates Chicago and Minnesota pushed their payrolls up over $100 million with splashy free agency signings. And, of course, Detroit and Cleveland each won 85-plus games again last year. So how does

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Looking at Kevin Love’s first quarters: WFNY Stats & Info

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The second-quarter outburst from Kevin Love in Sunday’s win over the Lakers at first seemed to be the turning of the tide for his disappointing Cavaliers season. But after post-game comments from LeBron James, the relationship with Love and this team continues to be on the hot seat. This ongoing controversy pushed me to look

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Update on J.R. Smith’s three-point bonanza: WFNY Stats & Info

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He might have cooled off last week, but that hasn’t stopped J.R. Smith from still taking a ton of three-point shots for the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers. Now in 14 games in the Wine & Gold, the former Knick has attempted 113 threes. It’s a pretty impressive performance, as I first started tracking last Monday. Smith is

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WFNY Stats & Info: J.R. Smith is taking a ton of threes

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J.R. Smith has now played 10 games in the Wine & Gold for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In those 10 games, he has attempted a stunning 85 three-point shots. Quickly, Smith is climbing up the franchise’s all-time leaderboard in long-distance shot attempts. From the great research database of Basketball-Reference.com, here’s where Smith currently stands. Warning: The

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Cavaliers offense was awesome against the Pelicans: WFNY Stats & Info

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WFNY’s Andrew Schnitkey already wrote the Behind the Box Score for Monday’s 118-111 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. But I thought I’d chime in this morning with a few additional stats notes on just how impressive the Cleveland Cavaliers offense was last night. The Cavs had a 128.0 offensive rating, per NBA.com/stats For context,

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WFNY Stats & Info: Cavs frontcourt’s potential without Bynum

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It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers were not a good basketball team with since-departed Andrew Bynum on the court. Heck, they obviously haven’t been good overall with their 12-23 record, but it was particular awful with the current free agent. In Bynum’s 480 minutes, the Cavs had a -11.3 net efficiency rating per 100

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WFNY Stats & Info: Assessing Luol Deng’s value in Cleveland

Luol Deng, 28 years old, represents a tremendous upgrade at small forward for the 11-23 Cavs. He’s a back-to-back All-Star scoring the most points in his career this season. He’ll take away minutes from Alonzo Gee et al in the team’s rotation. While the future ramifications of this move are up in the air, here

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WFNY Stats & Info: Notes on Pau Gasol’s decline

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Pau Gasol is the latest rumored trade candidate for the Cavaliers, according to Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne at ESPN.com. The 33-year-old is a three-time All-Star but his best days are clearly behind him as shown in advanced statistics. Although he’s averaging 14.7 points and 9.4 rebounds in 30 minutes per game this season —

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WFNY Stats & Info: C.J. Miles’ extended slump

The Cavs are now 10-19. There are a myriad of reasons why they’ve been a bad team through the season’s first two months. But of late, one of the issues is starting shooting guard C.J. Miles. Miles, plucked away in free agency from Utah last summer, actually was off to a great start to the

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WFNY Stats & Info: Four facts for Browns-Jaguars on Sunday

The 4-7 Cleveland Browns host the 2-9 Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. With the Browns still possibly still being in the “playoff hunt” — as ESPN noted last night — the game still carries some importance. Here are some stats to get you prepared. 1. Cleveland quarterbacks and Jacksonville quarters both completed exactly

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WFNY Stats & Info: Eight intriguing Tampa Bay Rays stats

With the Tampa Bay Rays beating Texas 5-2 on Monday, here are eight fascinating facts to contribute to your water cooler conversations leading up to Wednesday night at Progressive Field. 1. Wednesday’s Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb has been one of the most effective pitchers in baseball this season. He missed two months with a

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WFNY Stats & Info: Indians playoff odds before the weekend

It’s officially now a three-team race for the two American League Wild Card spots. With the recent hot streaks by the Rays, Indians and Rangers, all the other would-be contenders have been left in the dust. There are now three games left in the regular season to decide what’s next. Looking back in the past,

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WFNY Stats & Info: Minnesota Twins series preview

To finish the regular season, your Cleveland Indians (88-70) head off to dreaded Target Field to take on the struggling Minnesota Twins (66-92). To begin the year, the Twins were one of the more surprising teams in the American League; that hasn’t been the case for the last three months. Overall, the Indians are just

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WFNY Stats & Info: Jason Giambi’s incredible clutch season

With one swing of the bat, 42-year-old Jason Giambi turned around the Indians fortunes. The super-super veteran clobbered his ninth home run of the season to give the Tribe yet another victory, improving to 87-70 on the season. For Giambi, it was his 10th career walk-off home run. Incredibly, he only had four such game-ending

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