Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard ‘the best player in the league’

Gregg Popovich is always loyal to his players, especially the ones who hold a place in his heart like Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard.Speaking after San Antonio finished off the Memphis Grizzlies in six games Thursday night, Popovich gushed about Leonard, who led the way for the Spurs with 29 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Now, one might be inclined...
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NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers will face Raptors in second round

Cleveland set to face Toronto in postseason for the second straight year. The Cavaliers no longer have to wait to see who they will face in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. With a 92-89 win Thursday night, the Toronto Raptors closed their first-round series against the Bucks and set up another matchup with the Cavs. After dropping two of the first three games...
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Kyrie Irving up for “Best Game Winner” award

Not that one, the other one The NBA has changed things up this season. Rather than announce this year’s awards during the playoffs, it is holding an award show on June 26th to celebrate the past season. Drake will be hosting the show, which will feature the traditional awards like MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, etc... In addition to the traditional awards, the league...
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7 hours ago

Tyronn Lue not worried about LeBron James’ increased playoff workload

Tyronn Lue goes by a different playbook for LePostseason.Speaking with the media after team practice on Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach said that he wasn’t concerned about LeBron James’ increased playoff workload.“Of course, we’re always cognizant of LeBron’s minutes, but in looking at this situation, we didn’t look at the minutes as an issue,” Lue said...
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Would the Cleveland Cavaliers Rather Face Milwaukee or Toronto in Round 2?

As the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at home, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors will be battling in a pivotal game 6. Who should Cleveland cheer for? In reality, it won’t matter. The Cleveland Cavaliers played both of these teams four times and beat them each three of the four. MUST READ: How LBJ Got […] Would the Cleveland Cavaliers Rather Face Milwaukee or Toronto in Round...
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Cavaliers need Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to play better

The Cavs need more out of LeBron’s running mates. We’ll start things off with a compliment. While Irving and Love both struggled at times during this series, they found ways to make an impact beyond just scoring. Love continued to fight for boards and exert himself on defense. While Irving course-corrected his offensive approach at times, and also came up with clutch defensive...
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14 hours ago

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to host Raptors-Bucks watch party with 1,800 wings

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue is preparing to face either the Raptors or the Bucks in the next round of the NBA Playoffs. As Cleveland enjoys its time off after sweeping the Pacers, Lue will be eyeing his potential opponents in Game 6 of their series on Thursday. It sounds like the second-year coach knows how to host a party.For Game 6, Lue told media he will be hosting a private watch...
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Pat Riley: LeBron James’ departure from Miami ‘was personal’

Pat Riley still feels the sting of the moment that his greatest triumph as an executive, The Big Three, came crumbling apart.In a feature by ESPN’s Wright Thompson that ran on Tuesday, the Miami Heat president opened up about his anger at LeBron James’ departure from the team in the summer of 2014.“I was silent,” Riley said of learning about James’ decision to return to...
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Magic Johnson will represent the Lakers at NBA Draft Lottery

The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery will be an important one for the Los Angeles Lakers. When the lottery takes place, the franchise will be represented by President of Basketball Operations and arguably the greatest Laker of all time, Magic Johnson. The results of the lottery will be important for the franchise. Los Angeles will either land a top pick in a loaded NBA Draft or fall completely...
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Cleveland Cavaliers showcase teamwork and patience in first round sweep

The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Indiana Pacers by defeating them 106-102 Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Cavs seemed to maintain the pace of the game and also had control of the pace throughout this series. Cleveland came into this postseason riding a defensive slump over the last month. The team turned its play around during this first round showcasing the...
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Jeff Teague guarantees Pacers won’t be swept by the Cavs

No team in the history of the NBA Playoffs has blown a bigger halftime lead than the Indiana Pacers blew against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 on Thursday. But the Pacers will win Game 4. That’s at least the opinion of Jeff Teague.“We’re playing for pride now,” Teague said, via Nate Taylor of The Indianapolis Star. “We’re all competitors in here and we all believe...
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Raptors losing in first round could mean huge changes

The NBA’s Eastern Conference might have a major shakeup soon.The Toronto Raptors have been a major staple of the conference for years thanks to stars such as Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. They have been a team capable of at least giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a run for their money over a seven-game series.But the overarching theme around the Raptors isn’t hard to see—their...
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Video: Cavs Bench Erupts as Channing Frye Nails Game-Clinching Triple

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the largest comeback in NBA playoff history on Thursday night as they came back from 26 points to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114. Superstar LeBron James put forth a herculean effort en route to 41 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists on the night, however the Cavs also got a big boost from their bench on the evening. One of those contributors was...
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WATCH: Myles Turner destroys Tristan Thompson with vicious slam in Game 3

Paul George was asked about Myles Turner’s play after Game 2 Monday and he told reporters: “We just need [Myles] to challenge Tristan [Thompson]…”The Indiana Pacers center has been fairly quiet in the first two games of the series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he evidently took George’s message to heart.In the second quarter of Game 3 on Thursday, Turner got his...
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Glenn Robinson III trolls city of Cleveland on Snapchat

Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III is not a fan of Cleveland, it seems.GR3 returned to action for the first time in nearly a month on Monday night, as he’s been battling a calf strain.He seemed excited to return, but not thrilled about being in Cleveland. Check out this Snap he posted, in which he ripped the city. Yeah, because Indiana is so beautiful this time of year and all. Furthermore...
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