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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LeBron James to play, Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving out for Friday’s game vs Celtics

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LeBron James told the media that he will suit up for Friday’s game versus the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena. “It was never not a decision (to play). I never said I wasn’t playing tonight. I always planned to play tonight. I was never taking off tonight. I never had that in my mind,” said James

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Threat Level: Cavs ’ Potential First Round Foes

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were always going to make the playoffs. There was never a doubt about it. A massive influx in talent – particularly via a certain Akron, Ohio native — does wonders for an NBA team’s playoff odds. Even during the gloomiest, most despondent days of the season, when the Cavs hovered around the

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WFNY On Location: Beantown, a Comeback, and the Teachings of LeBron James

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How fitting, it seems, that in same building that once served him enough demons that Constantine could be called to exorcise them, LeBron James gave us his first virtuoso performance of this young NBA season. In Boston for work, I bought a ticket to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Celtics at TD Garden on

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LeBron, Kyrie, and Joe Harris steal one: Cavs vs. Celtics Behind the Box Score

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In the early going of this season, I expected the Cavs to play down to some of their lesser opponents. I figure that if you’re going to keep the heavy underdog in it until the final two minutes, that team is going to find a way to pull out the win a decent chunk of

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Find a Way to Stay

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James Posey never imagined this would be the road he would travel, but he plans on being on it for a very long time.

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Cavaliers flip Bogans to Sixers for trade exception

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So, it seems David Griffin wasn’t just handed a job because he happened to be in the seat already. This guy seems to have some serious plans and isn’t just riding out the most fortunate off-season in the history of the NBA. It would have been just so easy to get LeBron, make whatever trade

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Cavaliers 3-team trade officially announced

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The reported deal between the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, and Boston Celtics was official announced.  The biggest part of the trade for the Cavs was for cap space.  They cleared enough room to give LeBron James a max contract of about $20 million a year.  Their cap space is estimated to be around $22 million after this

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While We’re Waiting… Life without Andrew Bynum

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Where is the hope for the Cavs? “I have

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Celtics 103, Cavs 100: Another narrow last-minute loss

How Cleveland can it get? Hours after suspending center Andrew Bynum indefinitely, the Cavs mounted a 20-point comeback only to fall flat on their face in the last minute. The Boston Celtics escaped for the 103-100 Saturday afternoon victory at home. Their hot shooting in the second quarter gave them a huge lead that lasted

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NBA Trade Rumor: Rockets pausing Omer Asik trade talks

Despite initially setting a deadline of today, the Houston Rockets appear to be postponing their trade talks about center Omer Asik. ESPN’s Marc Stein and Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski have the latest details this afternoon on the never-ending saga related to Asik’s status in Houston. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been one of the most involved

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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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NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs potential members of a three-team deal for Jeff Green

As the Houston Rockets continue to look for a landing spot for disgruntled center Omer Asik, the Cleveland Cavaliers once again find their name in the mix. The latest, coming from ESPN Boston, has the Cavaliers as a third team in a deal that would ultimately net them forward Jeff Green. The Celtics now are

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The Boots: Focusing on disturbing Cavs trends

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In my usual form, I’m back with another edition of The Boots. For those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending sports topics. Today, I’m all about Cavs pessimism. The Cleveland Cavaliers are now 4-12. After last night’s shellacking in Boston to the tune of 103-86,

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Cavs thoughts on Dion’s success, trades, Kyrie’s struggles and more

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During Thanksgiving eve and the actual holiday itself, I got a lot of questions from family and friends about those pesky 4-11 Cleveland Cavaliers. I’m sure you did too. Here are my assorted takes on the hottest of Cavs topics at the moment. On the Dion Waiters trade options listed so far … meh. That’s

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NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs looking to acquire Paul Pierce from Boston?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly exploring a trade with the Boston Celtics that would net them future Hall of Fame small forward Paul Pierce. Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports, while unable to confirm, that the Cavaliers would send the Celtics the 31st and 33rd selections in the 2013 NBA Draft in return for

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Cavs snap skid, Tristan leads wine and gold past Celtics 97-91

Everyone take a deep breath. The losing streak is over. We can all relax. Well, at least a little bit. Cavaliers bounced back from (possibly) their worst loss of the season, beating the Boston Celtics 97-91 and snapping their season-long 10-game losing streak. Tristan Thompson led everyone with 29 points and 17 boards (both career

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Byron Scott: Given another chance, I’d call a timeout

I’m not going to go back and have regrets on things after I see it. The only one I wish I would’ve used now if I could go back would be to call a timeout [before the final shot]. The biggest thing with doing that is you give them a chance to set up on

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Cavs do it again…

When taking into account the playing field that is the National Basketball Association, it is relatively easy to see how the Cleveland Cavaliers can blow a large lead to the New York Knicks. Even clearer, the way that an injury-ridden version of the same team could cough up a historical lead to the defending champion

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Ben Cox talks Cavs, Browns and disc golf – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-28

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Ben Cox and I went live pretty much right after the Cavs lost. Ben was driving home, so he heard the radio call. I was watching on TV and interacting with you all on Twitter. Here’s how it all went down. Moral victories stink. Doc Rivers and how I used to think he was bad

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