Cleveland Cavaliers

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Alex Reimer
May 23, 2018 - 12:16 pm
Charles Barkley is finally siding with the Celtics. Well, kind of. After a season of belittling the C’s and trolling Al Horford, the Round Mound of Rebound says he thinks Boston will defeat the Cavaliers if the series goes seven games. But he says the series will belong to whoever wins Game 5,...
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Alex Reimer
May 22, 2018 - 10:34 am
The referees couldn’t take the whistles out of their mouths during the Cavaliers’ 111-102 victory over the Celtics Monday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. One play in particular personified their exuberance to stop play whenever possible. In the third quarter, Kevin Love leaped in front...
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Jaylen Brown
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm
The NBA playoffs are often hyped as a time ripe with buzzer-beaters and pulsating finishes. But this year, they’ve been all about blowouts. So far in the Eastern Conference Finals, the average game between the Celtics and Cavaliers has been decided by 22.6 points. The closest content was Game 2, in...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 11:03 am
Brad Stevens joked over the weekend that Jayson Tatum should be leery of taking advice from Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. But Tatum did not heed his head coach’s warning. Tatum, 20, spoke to reporters over the weekend about Bryant’s critiques of his game . On Bryant’s film breakdown show, “The Detail...
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Sara Civian
May 20, 2018 - 1:42 pm
Raise your hand if you thought the Celtics were going to sweep the Cavaliers in the 2018 Eastern Conference finals. Anyone? Ok, then let’s get on with it. As much as you hate to think like this, you kind of knew it: Game 3’s 116-86 blowout seemed as textbook “scheduled loss” as it gets for the...
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LeBron James
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Alex Reimer
May 17, 2018 - 2:37 pm
On “Dale & Keefe” Wednesday, my pariah-in-crime John Tomase said he would rather have Al Horford on the Celtics than LeBron James. As of five days ago, I would’ve bursted out laughing at the suggestion. But after watching James get stifled in Game 1 and turn passive in Game 2 –– he scored 21...
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Alex Reimer
May 17, 2018 - 10:50 am
The Cavaliers still miss Kyrie Irving, and one player has reportedly taken out his frustration on Celtics general manager Danny Ainge. According to the Athletic’s Jason Lloyd , an unnamed player on the Cavs referred to Ainge as a “f— king thief” at one point this winter, presumably when Irving was...
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Terry Rozier
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Alex Reimer
May 17, 2018 - 9:59 am
Boston hater Rob Parker usually spews his inanity towards Tom Brady. But now he’s decided to target the Celtics. The man who once compared Brady to Lance Armstrong said on FS1’s “Undisputed” Wednesday he isn’t worried about the Cavaliers at all, because they have LeBron James, and the Celtics don’t...
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Sara Civian
May 16, 2018 - 5:11 pm
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that the NBA will not discipline JR Smith for this cheap shot on Al Horford in Game 2: Quite the cheap shot from JR pic.twitter.com/Exk69i9Zbs — Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) May 16, 2018 He got a flagrant-1 and a double technical for shoving the clearly...
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Alex Reimer
May 16, 2018 - 12:03 pm
J.R. Smith’s cheap shot on Al Horford wasn’t the first time the erratic guard has crossed the line against the Celtics. He deserves every bit of profane scorn the Garden crowd, and Marcus Smart, directed at him in the closing minutes of Boston’s Game 2 victory Tuesday night. With 3:49 left in the...
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