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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Cavs showed interest in Steve Nash before he announced his retirement

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Eight-time All-Star and future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash announced his retirement from basketball this weekend, a decision forced by his aging body’s lack of fitness for NBA basketball. In three injury-ravaged seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, Nash only played in 65 games. But before he retired, the Cleveland Cavaliers front office

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Early Sunday afternoon slumber: Cavs vs. Bucks Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

A 3 p.m. Sunday game that is not on national television is a bit of a rarity in the NBA. So, it’s no surprise that the Cleveland Cavaliers came out a little bit flat against a Central Division foe. The Milwaukee Bucks shot 61% in the first half, but the Wine and Gold used a late

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The Drought Is Over! Pacers vs Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Indiana Pacer (30-38) 92 Cleveland Cavaliers (45-26) 95 Box Score It’s over! We’re going back! After nearly five long, painful years wandering the desert in search of watchable basketball, Cavs fans are finally going back to the playoffs. I know you’re weary, Cavs fans, your throats drier than a torts treatise, yearning for just a

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LeBron James leads NBA in shoe sales for 2014

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Whether in the bright lights of Miami or more industrial feel of Cleveland, one thing remains consistent: Lebron James’ shoe continues to dominate the rest of the NBA in terms of sales. For the second consecutive year, James has had the NBA’s best selling shoe, according to SportScanInfo. James’ signature shoe, led by Nike’s LeBron

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March Madness, the NCAA, and Do Other Fans Hate Cleveland?: While We’re Waiting…

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Ahh, what a glorious Thursday it should be. Spring is on the horizon, everyone’s recovery from St. Patrick’s Day festivities should be complete, and the Cavs rebounded from a nauseating game in Miami against the Heat with a thrashing of the Brooklyn Nets. After going down 13 early, the Cavs outscored the Nets 108-70 through

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Cutting Down the Nets: Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Brooklyn Nets 92 Cleveland Cavaliers 117 Box Score Well that’s better, eh? Two nights after being blown out by the Heat in Miami, the Cavs throttled the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron and the gang took a little while to get going, as Brooklyn jumped on them early, but the final three quarters

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Nike’s Kyrie 1 and LeBron 12 get the “Easter” treatment

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There are only a handful of days where NBA players get to deviate from their team colors when it comes to their choice of on-court footwear. Thankfully for those who wish to break away from the norm, and those companies who wish to provide another excuse to outfit them, Easter Sunday is one of those

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Kyrie Irving makes Zach Lowe’s Marc Gasol All-Stars

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It’s a far cry from Dion Waiters being named preseason co-captain of the Triangle All-Stars―read that again and tell me it wasn’t prescient―but another Cavalier is getting some recognition on a Grantland All-Star team. Kyrie Irving is the latest to receive such an honor, as he was named to WFNY favorite Zach Lowe’s Marc Gasol All-Stars, the

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Points on the Break

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No one would argue that the Cleveland Cavaliers are a lousy team at this point in the season—they’re a very good professional basketball team, especially in the 30 games A.B. (After Bowling). Their unassailable top-tier status is in spite of some obvious flaws and glaring question marks. They’re still in the bottom-third of the league in

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A bump in South Florida: Cavs vs. Heat Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

There were hints of it last night in Orlando when the Cavaliers were less than sharp in closing out the Orlando Magic after taking a huge lead. But in Miami, missing Kevin Love for a second straight night and on a back-to-back, the Cavaliers got blasted by the Heat for the second time this season in

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Kyrie Irving named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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The NBA announced on Monday that Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 9, through Sunday, March 15. This marks the second time this season Irving has earned Player of the Week honors, as well as the fourth time in his

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Bill Simmons admits to his irrational and completely inaccurate beliefs regarding Kyrie Irving

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When we last left Grantland’s Editor in Chief Bill Simmons, he was driving the Kyrie Irving Irrational Hate bus, attempting to pick up guests who would believe his biased and otherwise incredulous beliefs surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard. Something about a scoring mentality. Something about not making teammates better. Something about his contract extension.

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Video: Nike’s Kyrie 1 is the most popular shoe in the NBA

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Whether it’s on the feet of Milwaukee’s Michael Carter-Williams, Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder or the man himself—Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving—Nike’s Kyrie 1, the first signature shoe for the three-time All-Star and 57-point dropping Kyrie Irving, has quickly become one of the game’s most worn shoes. According to Nice Kicks, the Kyrie 1 has been featured on at least one

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (43-25) 123 Orlando Magic (21-47) 108 Box Score What would Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers encore be following an instant classic in San Antonio over the Spurs on Thursday? The Cavaliers were rewarded with two days off in the Florida sunshine after Thursday’s well-earned victory, as Northeast Ohio slowly unthaws from its

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Video: Watch Kyrie Irving drop 57 points on the Spurs

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With less than a minute left in the third quarter of Thursday night’s contest against the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving had 28 points—a good night, to be sure. When it was all said and done, and the Cavs triumphed over the reigning champions, Irving finished with an NBA season-high 57

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Instant Classic (feat. Ky’s 57): Cavaliers vs. Spurs Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers 128 San Antonio Spurs 125 (OT) Box Score Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Holy crap. What a game. Some games are intimidating to write about, and this is one of them. I can barely breathe, let alone think. Putting together complete sentences that actually add something to the experience of watching this game seems like

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Enduring the Rally of the Suns: Phoenix vs. Cavs Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Phoenix Suns 79 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 Box Score An evening after being beaten up inside in a loss to the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks, the Cavs hosted a Phoenix Suns team on the wrong side of the Western Conference playoff bubble. The Suns’ trade deadline day moves appeared to make them worse in the short-term, but

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

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

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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Taking Care of Business: Celtics at Cavaliers Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Boston Celtics (23-35) 79 Cleveland Cavaliers (38-24) 110 Box Score On Sunday in Houston against the Rockets, LeBron James suffered a literal kick to the junk while Cleveland Cavaliers fans endured a figurative kick to the junk. It did not feel good. But no amount of ice and frozen food items applied to the nether

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