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LeBron James wins NBA Finals MVP for 3rd time

By unanimous vote, LeBron James was selected as MVP of the title series, accepting his trophy from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after Cleveland beat Golden State 93-89 in Game 7 …


Warriors cap greatest Finals collapse with Game 7 loss

Stephen Curry tried to shake Kevin Love with a dribble and let loose with one of those long 3-pointers he seemed to make at every big moment this season. Instead …


LeBron James will come to play, without pressure of Cleveland title

Right near the start Saturday, LeBron James faced a question about whether his legacy might be riding on Game 7 of these NBA Finals. “No,” he said, straight-faced.


LeBron James, Cavaliers down Warriors to force Game 7

LeBron James scored 41 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the NBA Finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday …


LeBron James, Cavaliers pushing for Game 7

LeBron James has watched “The Godfather” trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor – and revenge – soothe and motivate him. He can’t …


Warriors remain confident of winning second straight title

Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his face.


LeBron James, Kyrie Irving each score 41 as Cavs stave off elimination with 112-97 win over Warriors

LeBron James laughed at Klay Thompson’s comments this week about the NBA being a man’s league. Instead, he thought of a punishment far worse than anything he could say.


In the NBA Finals, the losses linger more than the wins

Falling just short after coming so far can be gut-wrenching, an experience that can haunt a player long after his days on the court are over.


Brian Schmitz: U.S. will hardly field Dream Team for Rio Olympics

This won’t be a reincarnation of The Dream Team. It won’t even be The First Team.


Stephen Curry scores 38 points as Warriors move closer to another NBA title

LeBron James said Game 4 was another “do-or-die” scenario for the Cleveland Cavaliers.


LeBron James, Kyrie Irving power Cavs past Warriors in Game 2

LeBron James scored 32 points, Kyrie Irving added 30 and the Cleveland Cavaliers, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game …


Cavs’ Kevin Love out for Game 3 of NBA Finals with concussion

Kevin Love can’t help the Cleveland Cavaliers climb back into the NBA Finals just yet.


No strangers to adversity, Cavs have more of it in NBA Finals

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers know what’s being whispered – and sometimes shouted – at the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers play in the Eastern Conference, they say. They haven’t …


James scores 33, Cavaliers reach second straight NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 …


In Brief: Penguins win, advance to Stanley Cup

Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game …


In Brief: LeBron, Love power Cavs to game 5 rout

LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals …


In Brief: Cavs blow out Raptors 115-84 in Game 1

LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off before a long layoff by …


LeBron says Curry deserves MVP, debates meaning of award

LeBron James won’t debate whether Golden State’s Stephen Curry should be the NBA’s MVP this season. That’s an indisputable slam dunk.


LeBron James says no Olympic commitment yet

LeBron James says he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics.


In brief: James moves into 12th place on the NBA’s career scoring list

LeBron James scored 24 points to move into 12th place on the NBA’s career scoring list and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 107-87 on Thursday night.


Couch Slouch: LeBron James demonstrates absurdity of Twitterverse

LeBron James unfollowed the Cleveland Cavaliers last week on Twitter, which apparently was the equivalent of the Pope skipping Easter Sunday Mass for a bingo tournament. There was a global …


Digest: James, Love carry Cavs to win over Knicks

LeBron James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his third triple-double of the season, Kevin Love added 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat …


Lopez helps propel Nets over Cavaliers

Brook Lopez scored 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets blew by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth quarter for a 104-95 victory Thursday night in New York.


Curry stays atop NBA jersey list, Porzingis debuts at No. 4

Stephen Curry is still on top in jersey sales and Kristaps Porzingis is already making a run at him.


LeBron James to produce, appear in new reality TV series

LeBron James will co-produce and appear in a reality TV series called “Cleveland Hustles.”


LeBron James, Cavaliers await Christmas rematch against Warriors

When LeBron James walks into Oracle Arena for the first time since Game 5 of last season’s NBA Finals, he knows it will trigger unpleasant thoughts about how his Cleveland …


James’ courtside crash raises concerns for NBA fan safety

Chasing after a loose ball, Cavaliers superstar LeBron James crashed into the wife of PGA golf champion Jason Day, sending her tumbling violently backward from her seat in an incident …


LeBron James plows into crowd, wife of golfer Jason Day hurt

LeBron James crashed into a courtside seat, accidentally knocking over and injuring PGA champion Jason Day’s wife during the Cavaliers’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.


In brief: LeBron James scores 31 as Cavs rally past Jazz

LeBron James tied a season high with 31 points including 17 in the fourth quarter to rally Cleveland to a 118-114 victory over visiting Utah.


LeBron still not practicing; status for opener unclear

LeBron James still isn’t practicing because of a troublesome back and there’s no guarantee he’ll be on the floor when the Cavs begin their quest for an NBA title on …