Mark Johnson has had it with NBA referees after Game 2

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It’s not my position to come out on the side of criticizing NBA referees in the playoffs as being one-sided. I do think they were pretty bad at their job in Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals, but I tend to think it was bad across the board mostly. I tend to side with

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LeBron and the Cavs aren’t dead yet – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-06

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I’ve been listening to a lot of Cavs talk about how Kyrie Irving’s injury spells the end for LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers. I get it, and I understand why people feel that way, but there are games left to be played and the Cavs have LeBron James. I asked Brendan Bowers to join me

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Kyrie Irving out three to four months with fractured knee cap

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After a hot start in the NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving left Thursday’s Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors with an apparent knee injury. The team announced on Friday afternoon that Irving had an MRI that revealed he had a fractured left knee cap. In the coming days, Irving will have surgery

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Jon Barry: Cavs think Kyrie Irving is done for the series

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to bounce back on Sunday, but according to Jon Barry in an interview with Dan Patrick, they’re not counting on Kyrie Irving to be a part of it. Barry couldn’t pinpoint which injury has the Cavaliers so worried, but he heard someone say that they think he’s done. “I heard

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The Night That Would Be Ours

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This was our night. You could just feel it. The Indians, playing much better baseball of late, jumped out in front of the red-hot Kansas City Royals 4-0 early. The middle of the order power threat Brandon Moss would go deep and one of the Tribe’s four horsemen, Trevor Bauer, was once again looking dominant.

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Kyrie Irving: “I’m a little worried” (Video)

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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving sustained yet another injury to his lower extremities, this time in the closing moments of the team’s NBA Finals Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Irving crumpled to the floor as he was driving with the ball and grabbed the left knee, one which had forced him

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Storm Clouds: Cavaliers-Warriors Game 1, Behind the Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers 100 Golden State Warriors 108 Box Score Warriors lead series, 1-0 Driving home after work Thursday evening, I felt more forlorn about the NBA Finals than I had at any point leading up to Game 1. Dark clouds were moving over downtown Cleveland, and the imagery was too obvious to ignore: our sunny days were

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NBA Finals Preview: Becoming Whole

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I‘m not normally a philosophizer, but the Internet informs me that it was Aristotle who first said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” That’s the lasting image in my head with regard to this Cleveland Cavaliers squad, one that was dead to rights according to many against both Chicago and Atlanta, only to

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David Blatt on Kyrie Irving’s injury: “Progress has been slow”

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Perhaps the most important variable for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they prepare for the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors is the health of point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving has missed chunks of practice this week, and it is unlikely that he will be 100 percent come Game 1 Thursday. From NEOMG’s Chris Haynes:

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The Cavs are lucky to be here, but good enough to win it all

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Everything about this Cavaliers playoff run feels lucky. The way it’s gone down since Kevin Love got his arm yanked makes everything the Cavaliers have achieved feel like a bonus. Even as far back as the beginning of the season, the Cavs weren’t supposed to be here, despite the return of LeBron James. They definitely

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Everything you need to know about the Cavs and future salaries

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We get a lot of questions. From our comment section, from Twitter, from emails, from everywhere. And in the past – as evidenced in July with a Kevin Love trade explainer – we’ve compiled some of those questions into FAQ posts. Recently, we’ve been getting a bunch of questions about the Cleveland Cavaliers and their future

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Know Your Foe: Stephen Curry, Sharpshooting Babyface

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have played non-shooting point guards thus far in the playoffs. They largely went under screens set for Atlanta’s Jeff Teague, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, and Boston’s Isaiah Thomas. They have focused more on walling off the paint and clogging sightlines and passing lanes with as many bodies as possible, leveraging the large lineups

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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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The Good Kind of Chaos

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It could only be described as chaos. The playing floor of Quicken Loans Arena was covered in notecard-size wine and gold-colored confetti. Cavalier players were slowly filing off, having taken countless photographs with teammates, friends, and family, every one of them with an NBA Finals hat perched atop their head. General manager David Griffin weaved

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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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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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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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