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Fear The Sword 1 hour ago
Reactions from the Q: Cleveland Cavaliers drop game one to the Chicago Bulls

Reactions from the Q: Cleveland Cavaliers drop game one to the Chicago Bulls

Thoughts from a foreigner that made a pilgrimage to "The Land" to take in some Cavs basketball. For those that don't know, I am not a Cleveland native. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the great land of Canada. Last year I made my first ever trip to Cleveland to take in some Cavs games at the Q. This year I decided to come down to Cleveland to take in the first week of round two and get a taste for playoff basketball. The crowd at Quicken Loans Arena did not disappoint in delivering a true playoff experience. There is so much raw emotion and passion that is a signature among Cleveland...
Plain Dealer 1 hour ago

4 things we learned about the Chicago Bulls after Monday's Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 1 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers

Here are four things we learned about the Chicago Bulls after Monday's 99-92 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Fear The Sword 5 hours ago

NBA Playoffs 2015: Cavs game one defense wasn't all that bad

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Game 1, and their defensive effort was a big part of that. However, they did several things in the second half that should produce better results through the rest of the series. The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped Game 1 of their series with the Chicago Bulls 99-92 last night,...
Blog a Bull 4 hours ago

Bulls Show podcast recaps game one of Bulls-Cavaliers

From The Bulls Show: Mitch and Nillz with a post game pod after the Bulls game 1 victory over the Cavs. Listen to what we liked about the series opener and what we think might change as the series moves forward. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe...
Chronicle-Telegram 10 hours ago

Cavaliers off to a stumbling start, drop series opener to Bulls

CLEVELAND — The shorthanded Cavaliers didn’t have as many weapons as the Chicago Bulls, and they seemed intent on proving it early and often. With Kevin Love out with a dislocated shoulder and J.R. Smith suspended, Cleveland never led in dropping Game 1 of the...
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago
What LeBron James, Kyrie Irving said following Cleveland Cavaliers 99-92 loss to Chicago Bulls in Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 1 (videos)

What LeBron James, Kyrie Irving said following Cleveland Cavaliers 99-92 loss to Chicago Bulls in Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 1 (videos)

Read what Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and guard Kyrie Irving had to say following their team's 99-92 loss Monday to the Chicago Bulls.
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago

LeBron James "wasn't that good" Monday night, which is promising for the Cavaliers' chances against the Chicago Bulls

The Cavaliers might've won had LeBron James played just a little better in Game 1 against the Chicago Bulls. That's not a bad spot for Cleveland -- needing arguably the NBA's best player to play more like himself.
Rip City Project 14 hours ago

LaMarcus Aldridge finishes 7th in MVP voting

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has officially been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2014-15 season. After voting, he had a higher point total than (in order) James Harden, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Blake Griffin,...
Akron Beacon Journal 14 hours ago

NBA playoffs: Cavs guard Iman Shumpert steps into starting role in 99-92 loss

CLEVELAND:  One take away from the Cleveland Cavs 99-92 loss Monday night loss to the Chicago Bulls:  they may have found someone in Iman Shumpert to fill a void while J.R. Smith serves the second game of his two-game suspension. He was one of three Cavs – LeBron James (19 points, 15 rebounds),...
NBA 14 hours ago
Video: Butler Gets Best of James in Game 1 of Conference Semis

Watch: Butler Gets Best of James in Game 1 of Conference Semis

Jimmy Butler and Lebron James trade baskets throughout game 1 before Butler and the Bulls steal a road win. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The league is truly global, with games and
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago
What Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol said following Chicago Bulls 99-92 win against Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 1 (photos)

What Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol said following Chicago Bulls 99-92 win against Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 1 (photos)

Read what Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol and guard Derrick Rose had to say following their team's 99-92 win Monday.
Columbus Dispatch 13 hours ago

Bulls 99, Cavaliers 92: Rose, Gasol shut down Cavs in series opener

Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Pau Gasol added 21 and the Bulls led from the start Monday night in a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Akron Beacon Journal 13 hours ago

Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 1 third-quarter recap

The Cavaliers drew even with the Bulls twice in the quarter, but Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol didn’t seemed fazed one bit.The Cavaliers tied the score at 51-51 and 53-53 on layups by Timofey Mozgov and Kyrie Irving, respectively. But Rose and Gasol were key cogs in a 15-0 run by the Bulls,...
Akron Beacon Journal 13 hours ago

Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 1 fourth-quarter recap

The Bulls closed the quarter in Quicken Loans Arena with significant contributions from a Big Three featuring Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler to defeat the Cavaliers.Rose, Gasol and Butler each made big baskets down the stretch as the Cavs attempted to come back from a double-digit deficit....
NBA 34 mins ago
Video: Bulls Take Game 1

Watch: Bulls Take Game 1

An all-access look as Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls steal home court advantage from the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of their Conference Semifinal series. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States an
CSN Washington 2 hours ago

Wizards make decision on Beal, Wall for Game 2

The Wizards will have their starting backcourt of Bradley Beal and John Wall for Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks.
CSN Washington 4 hours ago

Four questions: Should Wall and Beal sit out Game 2?

Four big picture questions heading into Game 2 including health of John Wall and Bradley Beal and remembering what Paul Pierce said about the Hawks at the same time he said "It" about the Raptors.
Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago
Where does Game 1 vs. Clippers rank among Rockets’ toughest playoff losses?

Where does Game 1 vs. Clippers rank among Rockets’ toughest playoff losses?

Losing Game 1 of a playoff series at home never is good. Then there’s what happened to the Rockets on Monday night against the Clippers. With five days off after dispatching Dallas in the first round and the Clippers one day removed from beating the Spurs in a grueling seven games and without star guard […]
Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago

Takeaways from Clippers' 117-101 Game 1 victory over Rockets

Houston, you have all sorts of problems. The Clippers defeated the Rockets, 117-101 , in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals Monday night at the Toyota Center without star point guard Chris Paul, who was sidelined by a strained left hamstring. Paul's absence didn’t matter as the Clippers...

The Danny Green dilemma: Can the Knicks attract free agents from good teams?

On Sunday, Seth detailed some positive words on Phil Jackson and the Knicks from P&T's favorite stalking victim draft prospect, Karl-Anthony Towns. It was yet another reminder of the potential dream union between a kid with franchise-player upside and his hometown team. We all know, however, that the cruel realities of the draft lottery make it unlikely that Towns will end up in New York, even if that's what he really wants. But let us turn for a moment to a different dilemma: veteran players who actually could choose the Knicks, but have been in the league long enough to know...
Twitterbag: Will the Nuggets talk to Scott Brooks in their coaching search?

Twitterbag: Will the Nuggets talk to Scott Brooks in their coaching search?

There are a number of viable candidates out there and not enough positions for them all to fit into, so having to rush the process due to a ton of demand isn't an issue.
Mavs Moneyball 2 hours ago

How much should we blame the Mavericks' front office for the Rajon Rondo trade?

Our season's ending roundtable among the Moneyball staff discusses the now-infamous Rondo trade. Our roundtable moves onto question two of seven, tackling Rajon Rondo and the front office's role in bringing him. Should they have known it was going to be a disaster? Could they have sat on their cards and hoped for a better option closer to the trade deadline? Let's talk about it. How much fault -- perhaps use a percentage -- lies with the Mavericks front office in pulling the trigger on the Rajon Rondo trade? Bailey Rogers (@BRogers789): 60 percent. So disclaimers first: (1) I was initially...
Blazersedge 2 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 Season Review: Blazers Trade for Arron Afflalo

The Trail Blazers had great expectations back in February when they dealt for Arron Afflalo. The trade didn't work out exactly how they hoped. Welcome to Day 2 of our 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers Season Review. We'll be releasing an article per hour today covering the major events from the year. Check back often, share in the memories, and enjoy the trip. We begin with the long-awaited trade bringing veteran help to the Blazers' bench. --------------- What's strange about the Blazers' trade for Arron Afflalo is it took on a far different meaning after the fact than was expected...
Net Income / NetsDaily 1 hour ago

Zach Lowe: "Serious rumblings" of a Billy King contract extension?

In his appraisal of how first round casualties are looking at the off-season, Zach Lowe of Grantland reports, The Nets did not pick up their option for next season on Bobby Marks, a cap whiz who has been with the franchise for 20 years, per Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York. There are also serious rumblings that GM Billy King is on the verge of a contract extension, but Nets officials are mum on the matter. King's contract has a year to run but teams often will give a favored GM an early extension so they don't look like lame ducks ... and take a long view of the team's future rather than...
Peachtree Hoops 6 hours ago

Wizards vs Hawks Game 2 preview: Atlanta aims to even series with Washington

Game 2 may not be a "must-win" for the Atlanta Hawks, but it's close. 25% from the field. 19% from three-point range. Those numbers, of course, represent the second-half output of the Atlanta Hawks in a Game 1 loss to the Washington Wizards, and the home team will be aiming to rectify those shooting issues in Game 2. Mike Budenholzer (predictably) focused on the defensive end in his remarks on Monday, but that simply aligns with his philosophy over anything else, with the team undoubtedly aware that they must execute at a higher level offensively in order to even the series. It must be...

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Plain Dealer 7 mins ago

Dan Gilbert says government can't 'coerce' him into admitting Quicken Loans committed fraud

Two weeks after his mortgage company was sued by the federal government, Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert on Monday blasted the U.S. Department of Justice, saying he believes it's trying to score points with Americans by going after big players in the mortgage industry.

DC Sports Bog: Ted Leonsis promises to shave his head if the Wizards and Caps make the finals

Ted Leonsis told NBC Washington’s Jason Pugh that if the Caps and Wizards both make the finals of their respective leagues, he will shave his head bald.(This is odd, because it suggests that shaving his head bald would be some sort of imposition or sacrifice, as opposed to just the natural order of fashioning himself into a sleek, dashing and suavely modern man. Maybe he hadn’t thought it all the way through. But he really should promise to keep his hair if his teams do well, morosely remaining in the hirsute lifestyle as the world passes him by.)Read full article >>
Los Angeles Times 30 mins ago

Doc Rivers: Without Chris Paul, Blake Griffin is Clippers' point guard

At 6-foot-10, 251 pounds, he doesn't have the typical dimensions of a great facilitator, but Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has shown that he's one of the best passing big men in the league.
Plain Dealer 37 mins ago

Leading off for the Indians...a slow start to the new season -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Cleveland sports fans wonder about Terry Francona's hope that Michael Bourn would create havoc as the leadoff hitter and the Browns' acceptance of their plight at the quarterback position -- Bud Shaw's You Said It.
Deseret Morning News 52 mins ago
Breaking down the types of Jazz fans: From Data-Head to Heart-Wrenched

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There are many different types of fans common to all of sports. These include the Die-Hard, the Casual, the...

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