Make Way for the Bad Guys

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So are the Cleveland Cavaliers the bad guys of the NBA now? It wasn’t enough to have LeBron James, the biggest baddest big bad in basketball. Now their play is defined by an undrafted Aussie who only stuck in the league because he never hesitated to dive into the muckiest of on-court muck? Now their

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Cavalier Film Room: Grounding the Hawks with Defense

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The final score rarely tells the entire story, but the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals due in large part to their late-game defensive effort and execution. In the final eight minutes of the game, they secured several key stops, any one of which not occurring could have flipped this game

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The Magnificent Seven: Game 2 Cavs vs. Hawks Behind The Box Score

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A split was what they needed, but the Cleveland Cavaliers doubled down on their work in Atlanta to take a 2-0 series lead against the Hawks. They did it with LeBron James leading the attack as always. Without Kyrie Irving, they connected on 12 three pointers, running away with it in the third quarter and

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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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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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Motors never stop in driving the Cavs into Eastern Conference Finals

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“Obviously we don’t get this win without 13 and 17 from this guy [pointing at Thompson] and 19 [pointing at Dellavedova] and just how in-tuned they were from the start,” declares LeBron James about the importance of Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova to the Cleveland Cavaliers in their Game 6 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

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Watch: The best Vines of Matthew Dellavedova’s season

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To celebrate the impact that Matthew Dellavedova has had in the playoffs thus far, we felt it was appropriate to take a look down memory lane and revisit the second-year guard’s season. And there was only one way to do so appropriately: Through six-second videos known as Vines. Let’s go in chronological order for the full

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Mad Cavs: Fury Road

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The Cleveland Cavaliers started the playoffs looking like the offensive juggernaut advertised at the start of the season; or at least a stylish impersonation of a dominant basketball team. What do you want? A hundred points? No problem. Outlet passes that lead to emphatic dunks? Yawn. Three-pointers? Kevin Love (a power forward mind you) can give

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Role players come up big for Cavaliers in Game 2

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The Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 106-91 on Wednesday, evening up their series at one game apiece. The Cavs hit the Bulls with a fast start and kept their foot on the pedal for the rest of the game, maintaining a double-digit lead for most of the contest. LeBron James was super aggressive, taking control of

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Crown the King: Cavs vs. Bulls Game 2: Behind the Box Score

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Chicago Bulls – 91 Cleveland Cavaliers – 106 Series Tied at 1-1  Box Score It’s been a turbulent, eventful year for Cavs fans; a year fraught with action and tabloid fodder: But it hasn’t always been filled with drama. Basketball season is long — 82 games long, to be exact (in the regular season), with

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Cavs Need to Go Big or Go Home

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Late Tuesday night, Chris Haynes reported that Cleveland Cavaliers Coach David Blatt will start Tristan Thompson in Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. After a difficult Game 1 loss in which the Cavs were highly ineffective for long stretches, the move to start Thompson signals a drastic change of course from Monday, in which Blatt

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Tristan Thompson to start Game 2 vs. Bulls

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Following the horrendous first quarter in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 1 loss to the Chicago Bulls, David Blatt has decided to shake up the starting lineup for Game 2 Wednesday night. According to Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Tristan Thompson will start at power forward for the Cavaliers Wednesday night against the

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Cavs can bounce back from Game 1 Bull-dozing

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The Cleveland Cavaliers trailed by 12 points at the end of the first quarter in Game 1. They let Mike Dunleavy score 13 points in the first quarter on 5-of-5 shooting. LeBron scored 19 points and had 6 turnovers for the game. They were out-rebounded. They attempted eight more three-pointers than the Bulls but made three fewer.

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Cavalier Film Room: The Tristan Papercuts

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(Editor’s Note: The video clips in this film room may take a moment to re-size in your browser until the entire article loads. If you are unable to see the video clips via mobile, you can click on the video area and open in a new tab.) During Game 3, Tristan Thompson continued to fill

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Tristan Thompson finishes fifth in Sixth Man of the Year voting

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After dealing with Cleveland fans debating his worth for three-plus seasons, Cavalier power forward Tristan Thompson silenced some doubters on Monday afternoon with news that he finished fifth in 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year voting. Receiving six second-place votes and 15 third-place votes, Thompson finished behind Toronto’s Lou Williams and three others in getting recognition for individual

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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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What else is on?: Cavaliers at Celtics Behind the Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers 78 Boston Celtics 117 Box Score You’re forgiven if you elected not to watch this game after hearing that LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and J.R. Smith were all sitting out. It’s understandable if you chose to watch the Indians or the Masters instead. If you decided to spend the day outside,

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Watch the Cavs play defense and confuse Tristan Thompson

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are a renewed bunch all the way around and a big part of it is that they’re playing better defense. The Cavaliers have held their last nine opponents under 100 points. There’s no question that the additions of Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith have brought a defensive energy to the

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Everything you need to know about the NBA All-Star game, Kyrie Irving’s contract, and the future

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NBA fans voted in LeBron James as an Eastern Conference All-Star starter, but did not vote in Kyrie Irving despite his start last season and his reigning All-Star Game MVP honor. That snub will likely cost Irving – and by definition, save the Cleveland Cavaliers – around $9-10 million over the course of the point

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