Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers, often referred to as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The team began play as an expansion team in 1970, along with the Portland Trail Blazers and Buffalo Braves. Home games were first held at Cleveland Arena from 1970 to 1974, followed by the Richfield Coliseum from 1974 to 1994.
  • Chewbacca sits courtside at Cleveland Cavaliers game
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    Chewbacca sits courtside at Cleveland Cavaliers game

    Wielding cross bows. Unleashing giant yawns. Now we can add watching basketball to the list of Chewbacca's favorite pastimes. The furry Star Wars icon enjoyed a courtside seat for the second half of Saturday's Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. The NBA playoffs can get pretty hairy at times, but Chewie kept his composure as the Cavs cruised to their Game 3 win.  Turns out the beast from Kashyyyk swung by Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena to promote Solo: A Star Wars Story, which opens in theaters Friday. Sure, it's something to see LeBron James and Chewie in person on the same day, but not everyone liked the idea of a 7-foot-tall furry biped

  • On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3
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    On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

    CLEVELAND -  (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home court, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over Boston on Saturday night. Outplayed during two losses in Boston, the Cavs used a three-day break in the series to regroup and re-grip this series. With James leading the way, they built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, pushed it to 30 in the second half and overpowered the Celtics, who

  • Cavs blow out Celtics 116-86, cut series deficit to 2-1
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    Cavs blow out Celtics 116-86, cut series deficit to 2-1

    LeBron James finished with 27 points and 12 assists as the host Cleveland Cavaliers sprung to life with a 116-86 win against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. Kyle Korver had 14 points and Kevin Love added 13 with 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who lost the first two games of the series on the road in Boston. George Hill totaled 13 points, JR Smith had 11 and Tristan Thompson scored 10. "I have a huge responsibility for this team," James told the ABC broadcast after the game. "I have to score, I have to rebound and defend, make sure guys get involved, and I'm OK with that. I'm absolutely OK with that. "I also have to inspire my teammates to be better.

  • On time, on target: LeBron, Cavaliers pound Celtics 116-86 in Game 3
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    On time, on target: LeBron, Cavaliers pound Celtics 116-86 in Game 3

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next, as James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home court, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over Boston on Saturday night. Outplayed during two losses in Boston, the Cavs used a three-day break in the series to regroup and re-grip this series. With James leading the way, they built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, pushed it to 30 in the second half and overpowered the Celtics, who

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    Celtics-Cavaliers, Box

    Tatum 6-10 6-8 18, Morris 2-8 4-4 9, Horford 2-4 2-2 7, Rozier 5-12 2-2 13, Brown 3-8 2-2 10, Ojeleye 1-5 0-0 2, Nader 1-5 0-0 2, Yabusele 0-1 1-2 1, Baynes 3-7 0-0 7, Monroe 4-5 2-4 10, Smart 2-9 3-4 7. Totals 29-74 22-28 86. James 8-12 8-10 27, Love 4-12 4-4 13, Thompson 3-5 4-4 10, Hill 4-11 2-4 13, Smith 3-8 2-2 11, Green 2-4 2-2 6, Nance Jr. 4-4 0-0 8, Osman 1-1 1-2 3, Zizic 0-2 2-2 2, Calderon 0-1 0-0 0, Clarkson 3-11 0-0 9, Korver 5-5 0-0 14. Totals 37-76 25-30 116. 3-Point Goals_Boston 6-22 (Brown 2-3, Baynes 1-1, Horford 1-2, Morris 1-3, Rozier 1-4, Yabusele 0-1, Nader 0-1, Tatum 0-1, Ojeleye 0-2, Smart 0-4), Cleveland 17-34 (Korver 4-4, James 3-3, Smith 3-4, Clarkson 3-7, Hill 3-9,

  • This LeBron James reverse dunk was totally unnecessary and totally great
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    This LeBron James reverse dunk was totally unnecessary and totally great

    LeBron James doesn't seem ready to lose his first series to a Eastern Conference opponent since 2010. In Game 3 against the Boston Celtics on Saturday, facing a two games to zero deficit in the Eastern Conference finals, James brought his team out to a quick start and took a 20-point lead into halftime. The exclamation point on that whole half was this James dunk, which was both totally unnecessary but also completely necessary. Thank you, James. Thank you. That's a legitimate rock-the-cradle reverse dunk right there, with James basically swinging it out in a windmill motion before hammering it down behind his head. These are the moments where we get mad that James never appeared in a dunk contest,

  • No, Jose Calderon is not a billionaire, but it’s a great story
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    No, Jose Calderon is not a billionaire, but it’s a great story

    Team inside jokes can be the best. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a good one — that backup point guard Jose Calderon is heir to a $2.2 billion bottling fortune. It all started with Channing Frye (while he was still a Cav) and has continued to this day. Dave McMenamin of ESPN tells a great story

  • Ambulance Being Provided To East Cleveland By Couny
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    Ambulance Being Provided To East Cleveland By Couny

    EAST CLEVELAND, OH — Cuyahoga County is donating an ambulance to East Cleveland. The city was briefly without a usable ambulance, meaning emergency personnel could not get to residents in-need. "East Cleveland continues to face challenges and we were able to alleviate some of the strain. Whether it is the coordination of services at the Arco dump, saving the senior center, or helping with the ambulance, we are doing all we can for the citizens of East Cleveland," said Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County executive. "It is critical to me that all our residents know we are helping them, no matter the zip code." The county received an emergency request from East Cleveland recently, requesting help. The

  • Fast track: Lue wants Cavs to speed up pace
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    Fast track: Lue wants Cavs to speed up pace

    Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer Close Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate Follow on Twitter INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue believes that the quickest way for his team to find itself in even deeper trouble against the Boston Celtics is to slow down. Lue wants the Cavs, in a 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference finals, to speed things up in Game 3 (Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). "We have to come out with a sense of urgency to attack early, don't ease into the game or let this team off the hook," Lue said after practice Friday. "We know they play

  • NBA Playoff Bracket 2018: TV Schedule, Predictions for East, West Finals
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    NBA Playoff Bracket 2018: TV Schedule, Predictions for East, West Finals

    The NBA is in the midst of a jam-packed week between the draft lottery, NBA Draft Combine and the conference finals. The lottery is now over, while the combine is underway in Chicago. The NBA playoffs are in the midst of a two-day hiatus, but that will end Saturday when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference final. The Golden State Warriors will be home for a Game 3 tilt with the Houston Rockets on Sunday in the Western Conference final. Here's a look at the NBA playoff bracket, the television schedule and predictions for the remainder of the conference finals, with a focus on important statistics. NBA Playoff Bracket: Eastern Conference 1st Round No. 1 Toronto

  • LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers set to SNUB Cavs star in pursuit of Kawhi Leonard
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    LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers set to SNUB Cavs star in pursuit of Kawhi Leonard

    GETTY The Lakers are said to prefer Kawhi Leonard over LeBron James The sensational claim was reported by Bleacher Reporter's Ken Berger, who quoted an anonymous player representative saying: "He's not going to the Lakers, because they know they can get Kawhi [Leonard] next summer.” Leonard's contract with the Spurs runs until 2018/19, with a player option for a further year, but the 26-year-old could decide against extending his stay in favour of testing his value on the open market. But the Los Angeles native might also be convinced to sign a monster five-year $219m “super-max” extension this summer, despite lingering tension between Leonard and Spurs executives following an injury-plagued

  • Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94
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    Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

    BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout. LeBron James took a literal shot to the jaw in Game 2 but kept right on scoring. So did the Celtics. Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Boston withstood a 42-point night by James to beat Cleveland 107-94 on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Terry Rozier added 18 points, while Al Horford finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Boston improved to 9-0 this postseason at TD Garden. The Celtics have never blown a 2-0 series lead in the playoffs. “We're going to fight,” Rozier said. “At this point we don't care if we win by half a point. If we win, that's all that matters.”