Never mind: Spurs trade Tiago Splitter to Atlanta Hawks (not the Cavs)

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A day ago, the San Antonio Spurs were looking to clear salary cap space in an effort to make room to sign former Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge. The Cavs looked like a potential trading partner, armed with Brendan Haywood’s contract, which the Spurs could immediately write off. Some combination of Patty Mills, Boris Diaw,

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The Cavs are going to the NBA Finals! – Chat with WFNY on Spreecast

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(Note: The broadcast will start at 8:30 PM Eastern) This is our second take on the Spreecast here at WFNY and Andrew and I couldn’t have a better topic. We’ll be talking about the Cavs unlikely sweep of the Hawks. Really, who thought the Cavs would sweep the Eastern Conference Finals? We’ll also be discussing

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Where LeBron’s amazing happens

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“What you did for this team and for this city coming back the way that you did … thanks for all that you do,” said Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt to LeBron James late in his team’s Game 4 series-clinching victory over the Atlanta Hawks. I don’t know about you, but I would have said the

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Party Like It’s 1995 — Cavs vs. Hawks Game 4: Behind the Box Score

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Atlanta Hawks – 88 Cleveland Cavaliers – 118 Cavs win series 4-0, advance to NBA Finals Box Score Congratulations, Cleveland! You did it! Well you didn’t really do that much. But you sort of did. It’s hard to say why we follow sports, or at least do so with so much zeal. Ostensibly it’s about

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Cavalier Film Room: Grounding the Hawks with Defense

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The final score rarely tells the entire story, but the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals due in large part to their late-game defensive effort and execution. In the final eight minutes of the game, they secured several key stops, any one of which not occurring could have flipped this game

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Cavs up 3-0, Dirty Delly, plus Tomorrowland and Ex Machina – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-25

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are now up 3-0 on the Atlanta Hawks, plus we’ve seen a bunch of movies lately, so it was time to talk about it all with Brian Spaeth. Cavs take Game 3 Why can’t we get any Timofey Mozgov time at all? Stopping Jeff Teague and nothing he can do Dirty Delly

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Cavs TV ratings were bonkers for Game 3 on TNT

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The Cavs’ phrase for this year’s playoffs is “All In” and the Cleveland area is trying to take it to heart, it would seem. TNT is reporting some really big numbers from the third game of the Eastern Conference Finals, and the epicenter of the big numbers is in Cleveland. According to Turner Sports PR

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Are You (Playoff) Experienced? Pt. 2

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A few weeks ago, I used 31 NBA postseasons worth of data to test the clichéd hypothesis that prior playoff experience is important to success in the NBA playoffs. I asked the questions, “Does playoff experience matter?,” “How much does it matter?,” “Is playoff experience the only thing that matters?” and, “While we’re at it, does anything really

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Kyle Korver ruled out for rest of playoffs

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Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs and will undergo further tests on his right ankle injury that will determine if surgery is necessary. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is first to report the news of Korver who left Friday night’s Game 2 with an ankle injury.

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The Magnificent Seven: Game 2 Cavs vs. Hawks Behind The Box Score

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A split was what they needed, but the Cleveland Cavaliers doubled down on their work in Atlanta to take a 2-0 series lead against the Hawks. They did it with LeBron James leading the attack as always. Without Kyrie Irving, they connected on 12 three pointers, running away with it in the third quarter and

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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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