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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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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Cavalier Film Room: Switch-happy on the screen

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As we get ready to kick off the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pursuit of the Larry O’Brien trophy on Sunday afternoon at The Q, I wanted to cover one last theme before the Cavs and Celtics tip-off. At times, the Cavaliers get a little excessive when it comes to switching on high ball screens involving a guard

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Are You (Playoff) Experienced?

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Although it feels unfamiliar after a four-season hiatus, Cleveland Cavalier fans are starting to see players at home and across the NBA start to limber up their playoff bodies. LeBron James starts to post up more at the expense of some of his more ill-advised three-point heaves; Dwyane Wade mulls more bizarre and experimental Dr. Frankenstein-like treatments on his bad knees;

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ESPN ranks Kyrie Irving as only the ninth best PG in NBA

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Back in October, when Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was coming off a three-year start to his career that saw him become a brilliant scorer who had difficulties playing defense or staying healthy, ESPN saw fit to rank him as the 23rd best player in the NBA and the seventh best point guard. Damian Lillard,

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Cavs vs Raptors Behind the Box Score: Surviving a second half onslaught

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Cleveland Cavaliers (39-24) 120 Toronto Raptors (38-23) 112 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter Whether it be on WFNY podcasts or in previous posts here on WFNY, I’ve frequently said that there’s not too much to be taken away from one regular season NBA game. The NBA is

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Report: Kendrick Perkins to sign with Cavaliers

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According to ESPN.com, center Kendrick Perkins will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers once his buyout with the Utah Jazz is completed. Perkins was traded to the Jazz from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a deadline deal this week, and a buyout option was considered likely. Perkins joined the Thunder from the Boston Celtics in 2011

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Stack of All Trades: Sorting through the NBA Trade Deadline

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Thursday’s NBA trade deadline saw some 11 trades—or more, if you count the different portions of three- and four-way deals independently—move nearly 40 NBA players, the rights to four non-NBA players, and about a dozen draft picks. Players and picks flew across the league like barnyard animals in Twister, and just as suddenly. Even the Association’s foremost news breaker

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Celebrating humanity in sport, and gearing up for Tribe season: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy it’s-how-freaking-cold-outside-again-day, Blawg Pound. If you are fortunate enough to have a car, I hope that you are also fortunate enough to have a garage. I wrote a week ago that this winter hadn’t been that bad. I retract that sentiment, and extend a solemn, respectful middle finger to Mother Nature. I would like to spend this

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LeBron James voted Vice President of NBA players’ union

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LeBron James is nearly undisputed as the greatest player in the game, and now he’s making himself even more powerful. According to (who else?) Adrian Wojnarowski, LeBron James has been elected as the Vice President of the NBA player’s union under Chris Paul, who serves as the President. Paul had been pushing James to join

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Columbus isn’t Cleveland, Michigan’s New Song, and Law and Order: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning and Happy Thursday! After Thursday night’s game against the Bulls, we’ll endure over a week with only the NBA All-Star festivities to discuss on the floor (outside of a couple Buckeye basketball games). It’s a bit of a slow time in the sports world, but we’re going to keep plugging along. Let’s begin

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Cavs vs 76ers Behind the Box Score: Eleven in a row

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Philadelphia 76ers (10-39) 84 Cleveland Cavaliers (30-20) 97 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter The Cleveland Cavaliers’ revenge tour continued Monday night with a 97-84 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. One of this season’s low points came a few weeks ago when the Cavaliers lost to the Sixers.

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Cavs vs Blazers Behind the Box Score: Epic Kyrie Irving

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Portland Trailblazers (32-14) 94 Cleveland Cavaliers (27-20) 99 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter The Cleveland Cavaliers came into Wednesday night’s game against the Portland Trailblazers with a 1-8 record this season without LeBron James. That matters, of course, because shortly before the start of this game, it

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Cavs vs Jazz Behind the Box Score: Let the good times roll

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Utah Jazz (14-28) 92 Cleveland Cavaliers (23-20) 106 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter It’s not fun to think back to November 5, 2014. It was the fourth game of the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they were in Utah to play the Jazz. The Cavaliers lost

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Cavs vs Bulls Behind the Box Score: Things are starting to look up

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Chicago Bulls (27-16) 94 Cleveland Cavaliers (22-20) 108 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter The Cleveland Cavaliers have certainly had more than their fair share of ups and downs so far this season. There have been some serious struggles against much lesser teams. But on Monday night, the

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Cavs vs Rockets Behind the Box Score: Not enough Kyrie’s

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Houston Rockets (24-11) 105 Cleveland Cavaliers (19-17) 93 [Box Score] There are different types of losses. The loss to the Sixers on Monday was an atrocious loss. The loss to the Rockets on Wednesday night honestly wasn’t that bad of a loss. Of course, that’s not to say it was a good loss, either. The

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Cavs vs 76ers Behind the Box Score: Disaster

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Cleveland Cavaliers (19-16) 92 Philadelphia 76ers (5-28) 95 [Box Score] If it makes anyone feel better, they can feel free to lay on the excuses. The Cavaliers were without three starters with injuries to Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, and Anderson Varejao. They were also without their best bench scoring option in Dion Waiters. No matter

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Cavs vs Hawks Behind the Box Score: Payback

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Atlanta Hawks (18-7) 127 Cleveland Cavaliers (14-10) 98 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter At the end of the first quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers were leading the Atlanta Hawks by a 34-26 margin. In what was hoped to be a good matchup between two of the Eastern Conference’s

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The Cavs Change Coaches…Again — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 8

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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Cavs vs Hornets Behind the Box Score: Back in Business

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Charlotte Hornets (6-18) 88 Cleveland Cavaliers (14-9) 97 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter Last season the Charlotte Bobcats were one of the NBA’s pleasant surprises. In the preseason last year there were a lot of hope that the Cavaliers would be the team to make the leap

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