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  • Cavs pick up 2016 option for Mozgov, other decisions ahead

    The Cavaliers made their first move of the summer, the easiest one. As expected, the team picked up the $5 million option on center Timofey Mozgov's contract for next season on Tuesday. There was never a doubt the Cavs would bring back the 7-foot-1...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat still face draft obstacles

    Ira Winderman: Heat still face draft obstacles
    The first exhale came shortly before 10:30 p.m. April 15, after the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Orlando Magic and assured the Miami Heat they would keep their No. 10 lottery seeding. The second came on May 19, when the lottery left the Heat at No. 10....
  • Marla Ridenour: Cavs owner Gilbert needs to end chatter about Blatt's future as coach

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio I want the speculation about David Blatt's future to be over. I want Blatt's declaration Thursday that he "absolutely" intends to stay and coach the Cavaliers next season and general manger David Griffin's continued support of Blatt to...
  • After Warriors tie up NBA Finals, Cavs look in need of rest

    The Golden State Warriors looked like the NBA's best team. The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a tired one. Game 4 was the first blowout of the NBA Finals, with Golden State pulling away for a 103-82 victory Thursday that tied the series at 2-2. The...
  • Cavs guard Smith trying to shake scoring slump vs. Warriors

    CLEVELAND J.R. Smith's self-assessment proved blunt and honest when asked how he'd describe his play thus far in the NBA Finals. "Horse----," he said. And it's got him a bit rattled. The veteran Cavaliers guard came into Thursday's Game 4 shooting 7-...
  • Marla Ridenour: Cavaliers' seven-man rotation in NBA Finals might doom championship bid

    CLEVELAND The stakes are high, the timing never more urgent. With his Cavaliers running out of gas in the NBA Finals, coach David Blatt must break out of his comfort zone and trust his little-used bench. There have to be hyperbaric chambers in the Bay...
  • David J. Neal: Parallels endless for LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain

    Somewhere in the next plane of existence, Wilt Chamberlain shakes his head in sympathy for LeBron James. Then Wilt shows it Wilt-style, by roaring statistics that remind all the spirits around that he ruled the NBA individually while Boston kept walking...
  • Warriors get mad, get even with Cavaliers in NBA Finals

    Weaving his way toward Golden State's locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team. Two Cavaliers fans wanted a photo with him. "Gotta be quick," Curry said, pausing and smiling for the group...
  • LeBron, Cavs optimistic extra day of rest will provide fresher legs for Game 5

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Cavaliers walked into the Golden State Warriors' practice court Saturday appearing loose and refreshed. Maybe it was the added rest. After struggling to make it through three NBA Finals games in five nights, both teams enjoyed an...
  • NBA Finals: Stitched-up LeBron James needs to pull Cavaliers together

    NBA Finals: Stitched-up LeBron James needs to pull Cavaliers together
    LeBron James wore a black pork pie hat after Game 4, covering up the stitches he received after tumbling head-first into a courtside TV camera. You have to wonder: What else is he hiding? He looked fatigued and worn when the Cleveland Cavaliers needed...
  • No entiendo lo que está pasando en estas Finales

    No entiendo lo que está pasando en estas Finales
    No entiendo lo que está pasando en estas Finales Recuerdo que cuando estaba ‘chavo’ jugué básquetbol por un buen tiempo. Sin afán de presumir, la verdad es que era bueno tirando triples. Y había otro muchacho del barrio, del que ya ni su...