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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LeBron James makes All-NBA first team, Kyrie Irving makes third team

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Two out of the big three ain’t bad. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both made 2014-15 All-NBA teams, the league announced Thursday. James made the first team, his ninth such selection in his 12-year career, while it is Irving made the third team, his first time earning all-league honors. James was a unanimous selection, as

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Kyrie Irving will try to play through injuries

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For the second consecutive game, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was hobbled by a re-aggravated left knee injury. For the second consecutive game, Irving stated that his desire is to continue to play through the discomfort, a pain that will not subside until the end of the Cavaliers’ run. From Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor: Irving

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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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Another Kyrie misstep, MLB’s ump bravado, and David Letterman: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning, Blawg Pound! The Cavaliers are still kicking, and that’s really all that matters right now. But, we’ll try to talk about more than just the Cavs as we get started on this Thursday before the Memorial Day holiday. Let’s start with those Cavaliers, though. They didn’t waste any time in snatching homecourt away

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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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Cavs vs. Hawks, Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Louis CK – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-19

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Craig is on location, so Dave Sterling did the recording and most of the hosting as we discussed a variety of topics in the news. The Cleveland Cavaliers get ready for the Atlanta Hawks We are all Delly Fan satisfaction even before reaching the final goal Louis C.K. jokes about child molestation Game of Thrones dissatisfies with

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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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Deconstructing #DellySucks

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Scrappy. Feisty. Pesky. Energetic. In the NBA, a supposedly complimentary adjective sure can carry a lot of baggage with it, suggesting more about what a player lacks than what he actually has to offer. For Cleveland’s folk hero du jour Matthew Dellavedova, even a coming out party in the playoffs can wind up re-purposed as

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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, Kyrie, and Tristan amongst Conference Finals best

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With the Cleveland Cavaliers starting their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night, Jason McIntyre from The Big Lead released the names of his ten best players in the NBA’s Conference Finals. Three Cleveland players highlight the list, which is the second most of the four remaining teams (Golden State has four). The Cavaliers

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Pics: Nike gets patriotic with the “U.S.A.” Kyrie 1

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You knew LeBron James wasn’t going to be the only Cleveland Cavalier to get his own red, white and blue shoe in advance of the July 4 holiday, didn’t you? Though releasing a little later in the year, Nike’s Kyrie 1 is slated to join the LeBron 12 low in getting its very own “U.S.A.”

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LeBron’s words ring true in Cavaliers playoff run

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1, 2, 3: Hard work … 4, 5, 6: Together! These were the words in the Nike preseason commercial featuring LeBron James, his Cavalier teammates, and the city of Cleveland. LeBron led a huddle consisting of the entire city, with thousands of voices echoing his powerful words. As luck (and timely advertising) would have it, this

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Video: Kyrie Irving confirms that LeBron James is not his father

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Lest there be any confusion, LeBron James is decidedly not the father of teammate Kyrie Irving. Asked on Monday if James has been a “father” to he and his Cleveland Cavalier teammates, Kyrie Irving wasn’t about to play into metaphors and storybook narratives despite the four-time MVP’s leadership role. “Honestly, I don’t know how to

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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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Talking Cavs and Hawks, Mad Men, and Faith No More: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m more than ready for more basketball. These five days off are great for the Cavaliers, but torture for fans. The exciting thing is that, if the Cavaliers are going to be in the Finals, then we are at the halfway point of the playoffs.

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