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UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Greg Cote: Why the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to force Game 7s in conference finals

Narratives in a best-of-seven playoff series tend to pivot and change faster than a liar’s recollection. It only takes one game, one result, to flip the script, as we are …


Backcourt blues: Cavs guards J.R. Smith, George Hill horrible in Game 2

Cleveland’s starting guards need to shake off an awful performance against Boston in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. J.R. Smith and George Hill were outscored 41-3 by Boston …


Celtics’ Marcus Smart has been unflappable against Cavaliers

Since returning from thumb surgery late in the first round of the NBA playoffs, Marcus Smart has been unflappable and Boston’s unquestioned deacon of toughness. The proud everyman for a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

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

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 on Tuesday night and take a 2-0 lead …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

Marcus Morris scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds while pestering LeBron James into a playoff-high seven turnovers – and a playoff-low 15 points – and the Celtics opened a …


Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

The Eastern Conference’s representative in the NBA Finals will again come from either Cleveland or Boston. This is the eighth playoff matchup between the teams overall, with Boston leading 4-3. …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Point grad: Cavs’ George Hill receives diploma during NBA playoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill had a good excuse for missing practice – he graduated. While his teammates were getting in a last workout before facing Boston in the Eastern …


NBA Conference Finals preview capsules

Capsules for NBA’s conference finals that start Sunday in the East, Monday in the West


Wicked good: LeBron James undaunted by Boston, Celtics’ mystique

LeBron James has been deflating to Boston basketball. The Cleveland star has eliminated the Celtics in four straight postseason series and he’ll try to make it five when the Cavaliers …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

Two days after being honored as coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association, Dwane Casey was fired by the Toronto Raptors after the team was swept in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Connected at hip: Cavs, Celtics intertwined since big trade

In October, the Celtics and Cavaliers were favored to make the Eastern Conference finals. They did, but only after both teams overcame injuries and other adversity. Boston lost All-Stars Gordon …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

Cavs laugh off Rodney Hood’s apology for not entering Game 4

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Rodney Hood has apologized to his teammates after refusing to check into Game 4 against Toronto. Hood didn’t check in during the blowout after being told to …


The NBA’s Final Four: Cavs, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets

The NBA’s Final Four is set, and it is star-studded: LeBron, the champs, the top overall seed and Celtic Pride. The conference finals start Sunday in Houston, and the East …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

AP source: Cavs won’t discipline Rodney Hood for refusal to play

A person familiar with the situations says the Cleveland Cavaliers will not discipline forward Rodney Hood for refusing to play in Game 4 against the Raptors. The Athletic first reported …


Sweep, sleep: Cavs oust Raptors, wait for East finals foe

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the Eastern Conference finals. They swept the Toronto Raptors in four straight games for the second year in a row and …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Cavaliers thrash Raptors for series sweep in NBA playoffs

LeBron James sent Toronto into summer vacation for the third straight season as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a series sweep of the Raptors with a 128-93 win in Game 4 …


Playoff Capsules: LeBron James banks in game-winner as Cavs beat Raptors

LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Lebron James scores 43 as Cavs beat Raptors 128-110 in Game 2

TORONTO – Watching LeBron James at shootaround, Kevin Love knew something special was in store. Maybe not the fadeaway jumpers James kept making, each seemingly with a higher degree of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

LeBron James has triple-double, Cavs beat Raptors in OT in Game 1

LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime to win Game 1 …


LeBron James scores 45, carries Cavaliers past Pacers in Game 7

LeBron James scored 45 points and got some much-needed help from his teammates in Game 7 to stay unbeaten in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, leading the Cavaliers …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Pacers even series, force Game 7 by blowing out Cavs 121-87

Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and posted the first postseason triple-double of his career, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 121-87 blowout over Cleveland to even the series at three. …


NBA says referees missed LeBron James goaltending call in Game 5

The NBA says referees missed a goaltending violation by Cavaliers star LeBron James in the closing seconds of Cleveland’s Game 5 win over Indiana. James blocked Victor Oladipo’s shot with …


Pacers believe LeBron James goaltended on block in final seconds

The Indiana Pacers felt like they got cheated in the final seconds of Game 5. TV replays appeared to show LeBron James blocked Victor Oladipo’s shot after it hit the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

LeBron James’ last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win in Game 5

LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 98-95 win in Game 5 over the Indiana Pacers and giving the Cavaliers a 3-2 lead in the Eastern …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Cavs guard George Hill (back spasms) questionable for Game 5

Cavaliers starting point guard George Hill is questionable to play in Game 5 against Indiana. Hill has been dealing with back spasms since he was injured on an illegal screen …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points to lead the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over Cleveland 92-90. The Pacers lead the series 2-1. The …


Cavaliers players show up to Pacers game wearing same suits

LeBron James and each of his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates arrived in style. Each wore the same suit. Each had dressed in a white shirt and a dark tie. Some even …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

LeBron James scores 46, Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even series

LeBron James scored 46 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a loss in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 to even their playoff series. James …


Kyle Korver’s delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

While he focuses on helping the Cavaliers win in the playoffs, Kyle Korver is still struggling following his younger brother’s death. Kirk Korver died at 27 last month due to …


Moving parts: Cavaliers to use 10-man rotation in 1st round

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue plans to use a 10-man rotation during Cleveland’s opening-round playoff series against Indiana. Because of injuries and trades, Lue has been forced to shuffle his lineups …