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JR Smith prefers taking contested shots to open shots

JR Smith has some wonderful philosophies on shooting as we’ve come to find out. Smith made eight 3-pointers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night to help the Cavs beat the Hawks, so naturally that led to many questions about his emergence. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin even quoted Smith as saying he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James hypercritical of his performance in Game 1 victory

In a playoff performance that would be a career-best for most players in the NBA, LeBron James still found plenty to criticize in his 31-point, eight-rebound, six-assist night on the court in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 97-89 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Most of James’ unhappiness with his...Read More The post LeBron James hypercritical...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The gamble of acquiring J.R. Smith pays big for Cavaliers

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 on the wing and decided to take the gamble of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving will try to play through injuries

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’s Chris Fedor: Irving seemed dejected as he fielded...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: J.R. Smith hits eight three pointers in game one against Hawks

Need an easy reason why the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks in game one of the Eastern Conference Championship series? JR Smith hit 8 (yes 8) of 12 three pointers and poured in 28 points. He was the only player to score off the Cavs bench. The eight three pointers set a Cavs post-season record. Here’s a look at Smith’s shooting display… The post Watch: J.R. Smith...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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LeBron dominates as Cavaliers take Game 1 of East Finals

After putting up yet another great performance on Wednesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is three wins away from earning his fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. Leading Cleveland past the Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1, James scored 31 points, added eight rebounds and dished out six assists. Tying Stephen Curry for the most three-pointers in a single game...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith Breaks Cavs Record For 3-Pointers, Celebrates In Perfect Fashion

JR Smith is putting the Cleveland Cavaliers on his back during Wednesday’s Game 1 against the Hawks. Take a look at some of Smith’s shots: And the celebration that followed from Smith: J.R Smith is feeling it. — MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) May 21, 2015 The internet certainly enjoyed the show Smith put on: Current status […] The post JR Smith Breaks Cavs...
Via Diehardsport
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Eastern Conference Finals: The Cavs will win if…

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; the Cleveland...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Hawks vs. Cavaliers: How the regular season went

​ Yesterday, I looked at how the Rockets and Warriors matched up against one another this regular season, with the caveat that regular season performance carries over only so much into the postseason, even in the case a dominant performance like Golden State’s 4–0 regular season sweep of Houston. The same caveat applies as we look to the Eastern Conference Finals, featuring...
Via The Sports Post
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks: 3 Biggest Keys to Game 1

Though the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs featured a pair of series that displayed the favorites slightly stumbling through, the two survivors—the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks—will battle for the right to represent the East in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland lost power forward Kevin Love to a dislocated shoulder earlier in the postseason, but LeBron...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie Irving asked about LeBron as father figure

An awkwardly surreal scene played out when a reporter asked Kyrie Irving about the way in which LeBron James serves as a father figure for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After Irving appeared to misinterpret the inquiry — which would have made it less uncomfortable — the Cavaliers point guard completely disputed the notion that he views...Read More The post Awkward: Kyrie Irving asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

By defeating the Cavs, the Hawks can silence all doubters

They easily won more games than any other team in the Eastern Conference this season and had four All-Stars, but that hasn’t stopped basketball fans from questioning the Atlanta Hawks’ status as a serious championship contender. Despite having the second longest active streak of playoff appearances behind only the dynasty that is the San Antonio Spurs, the Hawks are the furthest...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs News: Kyrie Irving Says He’ll Play Wednesday Against the Hawks

With the first game of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks set to begin on Wednesday evening, the Cleveland Cavaliers received a welcome bit of news from starting point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving took part in a full team practice on Monday, and told assembled media, “I’m going to go. The last few days of treatment, rest and a combination of a lot of things...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 over Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night after eliminating a strong Bulls team at home. During a rough patch of injuries, the Cavaliers looked to their bench to provide clutch relief shooting in game 6. For example, Matthew Dellavedova submitted a stellar performance in the victory, hitting three clutch threes in six attempts. This was especially...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert calls out reporter over Mirotic quotes

All seems to be solid on the Cleveland Cavaliers front. Following a Game 6 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, the team is heading to the Eastern Conference Finals. It was an absolutely dominating performance against the Bulls in Chicago that enabled Cleveland to move on. During that game, Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert took exception to a flagrant foul Bulls forward Nikola...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cleveland Cavaliers Are Having a Good Ole Time on the Plane Ride Home

The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals (probably against Atlanta) after a 94-73 beat down of the Chicago Bulls. For the last four years the Cavs have been among the worst in he league, and with the loss of Kevin Love there were some who started to write Cleveland off. Those foolish enough to do so forgot about that guy everyone loved to hate when he went...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins questioned after altercation with wife

Police are reportedly investigating an incident that involved Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins and his wife early Wednesday morning. According to Patrick Cooley of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, police responded to a 911 call about a woman allegedly hitting a man inside of a black SUV. The caller indicated that the woman, who turned...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Cavaliers’ Kendrick Perkins Involved In Altercation With Wife

Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins might have some trouble focusing on his team’s NBA playoffs series for the time being. According to multiple reports, Perkins and his wife, Vanity Perkins, were involved in a domestic dispute in Cleveland on Wednesday morning. Nobody was arrested. According to The Plain Dealer, the incident actually took place on the side of a road in...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson kicks Matthew Dellavedova, gets ejected (VIDEO)

Taj Gibson didn’t get to finish what he started against the Cavaliers on Tuesday night, as he was ejected for kicking Matthew Dellavedova in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The incident occurred after Aaron Brooks attempted a floater—while the two players battled for position—and made the shot. Dellavedova boxed out Gibson, and the two players got tangled up...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA playoffs’ biggest surprises

6. Kevin Love’s season-ending injuryThe Cleveland Cavaliers could still win the championship. They do, after all, have LeBron James on their...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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