Cleveland Cavaliers

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Alex Reimer
June 04, 2018 - 3:42 pm
Imposing ex-Celtics center Kendrick Perkins spends most of his time these days sitting on the Cavaliers’ bench in a nice suit. But he still has a knack for agitating the opposition. At the end of the third quarter of Game 2, Steph Curry missed a free throw and headed back towards the Warriors’...
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Kyle DaLuz
June 04, 2018 - 1:00 pm
When LeBron James and Chris Bosh bolted for Miami to join the Heat and superstar guard Dwyane Wade during the summer of 2010, fans, players and owners around the league voiced their obvious displeasure with the decision. How could three of the NBA’s best players, all of whom were in the top-nine in...
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Alex Reimer
June 01, 2018 - 11:29 am
LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world and was playing his best possible game against the Wizards in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday. And the referees still jobbed him with a lousy call. It’s comforting to know all players can fall victim to the zebras’ incompetence, or in this...
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Alex Reimer
May 29, 2018 - 2:35 pm
Jeff Van Gundy did something Sunday that most NBA analysts refuse to do. He lambasted LeBron James. The ex-head coach went all-in on James’ apparent lack of defensive effort in the first quarter, especially when he allowed Jaylen Brown to drain a wide-open three. If the Cavaliers were going to win...
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Alex Reimer
May 29, 2018 - 8:53 am
Jayson Tatum was the only player on the Celtics who showed up for the entirety of Game 7. Yet, he only took one shot over the final six minutes of play. His curious lack of involvement down the stretch is the one legitimate second-guess against Brad Stevens entering the offseason. The Celtics...
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Alex Reimer
May 29, 2018 - 8:13 am
It’s tempting to view all of LeBron James’ theatrics with a tint of cynicism. Every action, whether it’s panting with his hands on his knees in Game 5 or acting like he tore his ACL in the fourth quarter of Game 6, is seemingly meant to set up some greater narrative. Throughout his entire career,...
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Alex Reimer
May 26, 2018 - 8:00 am
It looked like LeBron James tore his ACL. With 8:28 remaining in the fourth quarter Friday, Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. fell on James’ right leg while attempting to contest a shot by Jayson Tatum. James limped to the ground, clutching his knee and withering in pain. He didn’t miss a single...
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Jaylen Brown
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Alex Reimer
May 24, 2018 - 12:22 pm
Through five games, the average margin of victory in the Eastern Conference Finals has been 18 points. Yet ratings are soaring. The Celtics-Cavaliers matchup is ESPN’s highest-rated conference finals in six years, the network announced Thursday. Even Game 5, a 13-point Celtics win that was never in...
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Alex Reimer
May 24, 2018 - 9:56 am
Brad Stevens has been several steps ahead of Ty Lue for the entirety of the Eastern Conference Finals. The coaching mismatch was never more obvious than Wednesday, when Lue said he didn’t play his best shooter because the Celtics’ eighth-man wasn’t part of the rotation. Kyle Korver curiously only...
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Sara Civian
May 24, 2018 - 12:44 am
The narrative was beat to death throughout the Celtics’ Game 5 win over the Cavs, but that didn’t make it less true: LeBron James looked exhausted. LeBron looks absolutely gassed. pic.twitter.com/okcCafGhdz — ESPN (@espn) May 24, 2018 It’s not a great omen when one of the (maybe) two players who...
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