Cavalier Film Room: The LeBron Squeeze

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The Cavaliers did their job on the trip to Atlanta in stealing homecourt away from the Hawks in Game 1. After boasting a 16-point lead with six and a half minutes remaining, the wine and gold had their lead trimmed to just four in the final minute. This was due to a mix of turnovers,

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Kyrie Irving listed as questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

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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

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

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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

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Atlanta’s DeMarre Carroll is day-to-day with bone bruise in left knee

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According to multiple outlets, Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll has been diagnosed with a hyperextension of the left knee, an injury he sustained in the second half of Wednesday night’s Game 1 loss to Cleveland. No structural or ligament damage was found in an MRI conducted early Thursday morning. He does, however, have a bone

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Audio: WFNY’s Will Gibson talking Cavs-Hawks Game 1 on Cleveland.com

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The Cleveland Cavaliers took Game 1 from the Atlanta Hawks behind a huge shooting night from J.R. Smith, the aggressiveness of LeBron James (early, at least), and the rebounding of Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov. Atlanta appears to have lost Demarre Carroll to a knee injury, while Kyrie Irving still isn’t right for the Cavs. Dan Labbe of

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LeBron: We have to play better (Video)

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Despite leading his Cleveland Cavaliers to a Game 1 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James says that he and his wine and gold teammates have to play better if they want to be able to sustain their first game success. James finished the contest with an efficient 31 points,

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Gettin’ Dat Pipe: Cavs vs. Hawk Game 1: Behind the Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers – 97 Atlanta Hawks – 89 Cavs lead series 1-0 Box Score Last year at this time, the Cleveland Cavaliers had just starred in the Annual NBA Spring Sideshow known as the Draft Lottery. The lottery is a celebration of irrelevance, a toast to impotence, and a party for the pitiful — and the Cavs were the guests

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Eastern Conference Finals: The Cavs Will Win If…

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After six years in banishment, the Cleveland Cavaliers have returned to the Eastern Conference Finals. A lot has changed since 2009: Then-President Barack Obama was trying to connect with the Twitter generation; Mad Men was receiving the praise of consumers; Taylor Swift was owning the Billboard charts; the Cleveland Browns were looking to improve upon a sub-.500 season;

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Cavaliers-Hawks Series Preview: The Second Defender and The Second Unit

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On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks will begin what will certainly be an ultra-competitive Eastern Conference Finals. After a first half of the season where the Hawks looked to be far and away the best team the Eastern Conference had to offer, the Cavaliers came storming back after their pair of deals

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Predictions Roundup: Experts weigh in on Eastern Conference Finals

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With the Eastern Conference Finals featuring the top two teams in the East — the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks — some experts from across the NBA gave their predictions. Zach Lowe, Grantland “If [Kyrie] Irving can rise to the occasion, then the league’s best overall player should have just enough weapons at his disposal to eke

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LeBron James: I love quieting a crowd on the road (Video)

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When LeBron James hit the game-winning shot in Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls, it was as if Mega Maid had sucked all oxygen out of the United Center. With the Cleveland Cavaliers facing the Atlanta Hawks for the Eastern Conference title over the coming two weeks, James could be in for more road games

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LeBron on turnovers: “I suck.”

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Having spent much of the last week subbing in as his harshest critic, LeBron James succinctly and demonstrably described his season-long bout with turning over the basketball. “As far as turnovers, I suck, I suck,” James said following his nine-turnover night in the team’s Friday night loss to the Atlanta Hawks. “Tonight was another one of those

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

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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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Happy Birthday, And Boo – Hawks vs Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers (18-13) 101 Atlanta Hawks (23-8) 109 Box Score The Cavs and the Hawks each notched a blowout victory in the teams’ first two matchups. In both games, the winning team shot better than 57 percent on threes and scored 127 points. Both were anomalous results, and a closer game was to be expected when the clubs

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Cleveland Fried Hawk: Cavs vs. Hawks Behind the Box Score

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Wow. I certainly didn’t expect to see the Cavaliers bring this type of effort against the Hawks at home on the second night of a back-to-back where they looked atrocious on defense. The Cavaliers put up one of the most impressive offensive displays these two eyes have ever seen. The Cavaliers end-to-end fricasseed the Hawks

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Cavs in talks with Larry Drew to join coaching staff

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Former Atlanta and Milwaukee head coach Larry Drew has chatted with the Cleveland Cavaliers about joining the team’s coaching staff. The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn reported the news late Tuesday evening. Former #bucks coach Larry Drew has had discussions with the #cavaliers about joining staff of new coach David Blatt, sources told the Globe —

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Video: Kyrie Irving and Jeff Teague put on a show in Cleveland

Though the Cavaliers would fall victim to the last-second, friendly rim heroics of Jeff Teague and the Atlanta Hawks, the entire 58 minutes of basketball was full an incredibly entertaining duel of young, electric point guards with him and Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving leading the way. Earlier this month, it was Irving and Portland’s Damian Lillard

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The Diff: Should Cavs be involved in an Omer Asik trade?

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about Cleveland basketball’s dominant frontcourt trio. This week, it’s time to talk NBA trade rumors. The Houston Rockets’ self-imposed deadline for trading center Omer Asik is closing in

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Kyrie goes scoreless, Cavaliers go effortless

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Momentum in the NBA can best be described only as the energy you bring to the next game. The Cavaliers played two of their most complete games against Chicago and Denver at home, but no carryover was to be had in Atlanta. The Hawks lit up the scoreboard and blew the doors off the Cavaliers

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NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers will be “vying” for Dwight Howard

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were a buried mention as a potential suitor for Dwight Howard in free agency in an ESPNLosAngeles report yesterday. Cleveland was tossed in after meticulously exploring the merits of Houston and Dallas, so it’s reasonable to assume that the Cavs are going to be tossed into every discussion due the the extraordinary

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