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Akron Beacon Journal 5 hours ago

Cavaliers’ LeBron James ready for challenge of Kevin Durant, ‘one of the most dangerous guys in the world’

INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James and Kevin Durant have trained together at least twice in their professional careers, including what was deemed “Hell Week” at the University of Akron during the 2011 lockout.They got together again for one day after the 2012 Olympics, although some considered the pairing strange because James and the Miami Heat defeated Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder for the NBA championship before the two won gold for Team USA in London.Four-time MVP James, 32, has never had a problem mentoring younger players like Durant, 28, no matter what happens during the postseason....
Akron Beacon Journal May 25, 2017

LeBron James admits he was sick for Game 3 vs. Celtics, 'never' considered sitting out

LeBron James admitted Thursday he was sick during the Cavaliers’ Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics Sunday, when he scored 11 points, the fourth-worst playoff point total of his career. But when asked if he considered sitting out, James replied, “Never.” Teammate Richard Jefferson revealed James’ illness in an interview with Fox Sports Ohio after the Cavs’ victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday. Holding a 3-1 lead, the Cavs will try to close out the series Thursday night at TD Garden. James said he still isn't over the illness. I know he won't talk about...
Plain Dealer May 26, 2017
Noted LeBron James hater Skip Bayless bringing his show to Cleveland during NBA Finals

Noted LeBron James hater Skip Bayless bringing his show to Cleveland during NBA Finals

Bayless, along with sparring partner Shannon Sharpe and host Joy Taylor, are scheduled to tape their show, Fox Sports 1's '"Undisputed," in Cleveland during the NBA Finals from June 6-9.
Chicago Tribune 12 hours ago

Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

Las Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals. They may be defending champions and they may have LeBron James, but against Golden State, they are definite underdogs. Just don't...
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017

LeBron James is sick, but of course is playing in Game 5 against Boston

Richard Jefferson was right. LeBron James is sick and has been all week.
Boston Herald May 26, 2017
After one last rout, champion Cavaliers give Celtics credit

After one last rout, champion Cavaliers give Celtics credit

The Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals last night with token opposition from the Celtics.Up 18 points at halftime and by as many as 39, the Cavaliers coasted to a 135-102 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at the Garden. Their 10th straight victory in a potential series-clinching game sent LeBron James (and seldom-used teammate James Jones) to a record seventh straight NBA Finals.The defending champs will face the Golden State Warriors for the third straight season, with Game 1 set for Thursday night in Oakland.Despite three lopsided wins in Boston, the Cavaliers...
Sports Illustrated 12 hours ago

The NBA Finals Never Get Any Easier For LeBron

While LeBron James's competition has dwindled in the East over the last seven years, the caliber of his Finals opponents has only escalated.
Plain Dealer May 26, 2017
LeBron James first thought about Kyle Korver and Deron Williams after advancing to NBA Finals

LeBron James first thought about Kyle Korver and Deron Williams after advancing to NBA Finals

The Cavaliers have built a family environment, with a foundation of sacrifice and togetherness. If about we, not me. That's why James wasn't the only one celebrating the Finals newbies.
Chicago Tribune May 25, 2017

Cavaliers back in NBA Finals after 135-102 win over Celtics in Game 5

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals. Kyrie Irving added...
Los Angeles Daily News May 25, 2017
Cavaliers dispatch Celtics, set up NBA Finals showdown with Warriors

Cavaliers dispatch Celtics, set up NBA Finals showdown with Warriors

BOSTON >> LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third consecutive Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals. Kyrie Irving had 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series.
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017
LeBron James' imminent passing of Michael Jordan 'great for barbershops'

LeBron James' imminent passing of Michael Jordan 'great for barbershops'

LeBron James may very well catch the "ghost" tonight if he passes Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading scorer in the playoffs.
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017
The Cavaliers stink without LeBron James, except in Game 4

The Cavaliers stink without LeBron James, except in Game 4

The Cavs trailed by 13 when LeBron James went out and were down by as many as 16. Cleveland didn't panic without James, even with its poor record on nights he sits, and instead used the experience as a growth opportunity in a huge win.
LeBron James says Warriors 'too stressful' as Ty Lue starts NBA Finals prep

LeBron James says Warriors 'too stressful' as Ty Lue starts NBA Finals prep

LeBron said the Warriors were too much to think about, but Lue planned to dive in.       
Green Street | WEEI May 25, 2017

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James lead rout in elimination of Celtics, set up Finals rematch with Warriors

There would be no magical comeback on this night. There would be no slow start from LeBron James or Kyrie Irving. There would be only complete domination from start to finish by the defending NBA champions and an end to the Celtics upstart playoff run.  Kyrie Irving opened the third quarter with three bullseyes from […]
The Republican May 25, 2017
Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics no match for LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 loss

Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics no match for LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 loss

The Boston Celtics were thumped by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a deciding Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Times-Picayune May 26, 2017
LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan; Cavs return to NBA Finals

LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan; Cavs return to NBA Finals

Cleveland beats Boston Celtics 135-102; James heads to Finals for seventh consecutive year
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017
LeBron James backs down Boston's Terry Rozier in the post and dunks in Game 5

LeBron James backs down Boston's Terry Rozier in the post and dunks in Game 5

Boston's Terry Rozier had no answer for LeBron James in the post.
Green Street | WEEI May 25, 2017

LeBron James silent on sickness; Kyrie Irving set to play

LeBron James struggles were noticeable in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and following the game Richard Jefferson said James was sick, leaving speculation James’ illness also plagued him in Game 4. Despite noticeable sniffles while talking to the media during the Cavaliers shoot around prior to Game 5, James said, “I’ll be alright.” […]
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017
Kyrie Irving gets to the basket for a layup vs. Boston in Game 5

Kyrie Irving gets to the basket for a layup vs. Boston in Game 5

Kyrie Irving continued his attack on the Boston defense with a crossover dribble and layup in Game 5.
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017

Have two teams ever played in the NBA Finals 3 years in a row? Cavs-Warriors are the first 'threematch'

A look back at all the NBA Finals rematches in history, including the Cavaliers and Warriors matchups in 2015 and 2016.
Sun Herald 19 hours ago

Cavs' LeBron James ready for challenge of Kevin Durant, 'one of the most dangerous guys in the world'

LeBron James and Kevin Durant have trained together at least twice in their professional careers, including what was deemed "Hell Week" at the University of Akron during the 2011 lockout. …
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers set franchise record with 43 points in first quarter of Game 5 vs. Boston

Cleveland Cavaliers set franchise record with 43 points in first quarter of Game 5 vs. Boston

Cleveland set a playoff franchise record for points in a quarter, and Kyle Korver moved up the playoff 3-pointer list.
WKYC May 26, 2017
LeBron James continues to marvel...

LeBron James continues to marvel...

LeBron James continues to marvel his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates with an unbridled passion for the game and abilities to lead, on and off the court.        
Plain Dealer May 26, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers fans should be like LeBron James and savor this moment -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Cleveland Cavaliers fans should be like LeBron James and savor this moment -- Terry Pluto (photos)

The Cleveland Cavaliers are making their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. These are the good old days for Cavs fans.
WKYC May 26, 2017
LeBron James seeks his own legacy in...

LeBron James seeks his own legacy in...

He finally conceded in a nod to the significance of the milestone.        
Akron Beacon Journal May 25, 2017
Ambassadors from LeBron James Family Foundation help open Cedar Point’s new water park

Ambassadors from LeBron James Family Foundation help open Cedar Point’s new water park

Some kids from Akron were among the first Thursday evening to take the plunge at Cedar Point’s new water park.As part of a fundraiser for the LeBron James Family Foundation, water park enthusiasts had the chance to purchase $50 tickets to be the first to ride down the new slides and check out the other attractions at the new Cedar Point Shores Water Park.And thankfully for those at the park on a rainy and chilly Thursday, the water inside the park’s former Soak City area is heated.Cedar Point General Manager Jason McClure said the partnership with LeBron is a special one and the park is...
News-Herald May 25, 2017
LeBron James says Michael Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

LeBron James says Michael Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

BOSTON >> LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. It's not about wanting to establish himself as the NBA's greatest player.James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017
LeBron James' last bad playoff game ever? Bud vs. Doug

LeBron James' last bad playoff game ever? Bud vs. Doug

Is this how Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, that one Cavs loss in the series so far, will be remembered?

Warriors to face Cavaliers in third straight NBA finals

Warriors to face Cavaliers in third straight NBA finals Before they opened the playoffs 12-0, before they won 67 regular-season games, before they signed Kevin Durant, the Warriors eyed a singular goal: redeem their 3-1 collapse to Cleveland in the 2016 NBA Finals. In what is their third straight year facing Cleveland on the sport’s grandest stage, the Warriors will host LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA finals June 1 at Oracle Arena. The only defeat in that span? A 105-99 loss to Utah on April 10, which held minimal significance to the Warriors because they had already...
News-Herald May 25, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

Cleveland Cavaliers remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

BOSTON >> It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.After cruising to a 2-0 Eastern Conference finals lead over Boston, the Cavs were humbled at home in a Game 3 loss, and needed a 42-point night from Kyrie Irving to battle back from a 16-point hole and win Game 4.
CSN Chicago May 25, 2017

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's record by becoming NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer

The LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate tends to heat up around playoff time, and The King fueled the fire Thursday with his latest accomplishment.After
Boston Herald May 25, 2017
LeBron James poised to become all-time leader in playoff points

LeBron James poised to become all-time leader in playoff points

The raging LeBron versus Michael debate that is ongoing in NBA circles may be subjective but the numbers are definitive.Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James needed only 28 points going into Thursday night’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden to become the NBA’s all-time scoring leader in the playoffs.James had accumulated 5,960 points in 211 playoff games going into the Cavaliers elimination match against the Celtics. James only needed to match his current 32.3 post season points per game average to eclipse Michael Jordan’s record of...
WKYC May 26, 2017
How to get watch party tickets for...

How to get watch party tickets for...

The Cleveland Cavaliers are returning to the NBA Finals.          
News-Herald May 26, 2017

Kevin Love discusses Cleveland Cavaliers' upcoming matchup with Warriors

After the Cleveland Cavaliers won the Eastern Conference championship to advance to a third straight NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, forward Kevin Love talked with the media about LeBron James' accomplishments and what's ahead for the team.
News-Herald May 26, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers-Golden State Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies

Cleveland Cavaliers-Golden State Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies

It never happened between Magic Johnson's Lakers and Larry Bird's Celtics. Same for Michael Jordan and Karl Malone or Jerry West and Bill Russell.While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year's meeting between LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors will be the first trilogy in league history.
Boston Herald May 26, 2017
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

BOSTON — The NBA Finals has its first "three-match," courtesy of a King who passed His Airness.LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals to meet the Golden State Warriors.Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series. The Cavs set an...
WKYC May 25, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers aim to close out...

Cleveland Cavaliers aim to close out...

The Cleveland Cavaliers aim to close out the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston tonight.        
Columbus Dispatch May 25, 2017

Cavs 135, Celtics 102 | James passes Jordan; Cleveland headed to Finals against Warriors

BOSTON — LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals.Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series. The Cavs set an [...]
Fear The Sword May 25, 2017
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving expected to play in Game 5

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving expected to play in Game 5

While neither will be 100 percent, both Cavs playmakers are expected to play Thursday. One of the scariest moments of Game 4 was when Kyrie Irving rolled his ankle while converting a layup in the third quarter. The hopes for a championship repeat were temporarily put on hold as everybody in the arena held their breaths. Irving was able to play through the injury, but some lingering effects from the injury were inevitable. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Tyronn Lue indicated that Irving will travel with the team and is expected to play in Game 5. In addition to Irving’s status...
Sports Mockery May 25, 2017
LeBron James Is Getting Sick Of The Michael Jordan Comparisons

LeBron James Is Getting Sick Of The Michael Jordan Comparisons

LeBron James can pass Michael Jordan for #1 on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list in Boston tonight. But don't try to tell him that means anything.
Fear The Sword May 25, 2017
LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for first place all-time in playoff scoring

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for first place all-time in playoff scoring

James has 5,989 points and counting in the postseason. With a third quarter three-pointer Thursday night in Game 5 against the Celtics, LeBron James made history and passed Michael Jordan for first all-time in playoff scoring. James’ three-pointer gave him 5,989 career points in postseason — one more than Jordan. Soon, James will become the first NBA player in history to score 6,000 career points in playoffs. An accomplishment like this only adds to James’ already infallible resume. Jordan may have score his points in fewer games, but James did it on fewer shots (4,377 for James vs....
Fear The Sword May 26, 2017
LeBron James on breaking Jordan’s scoring record: “I did it just being me.”

LeBron James on breaking Jordan’s scoring record: “I did it just being me.”

Growing up, LeBron James wanted to be like Mike, now he’s beginning to surpass him. The Cleveland Cavaliers completed their series against the Boston Celtics after the Cavs won Game 5 on Thursday night by the lopsided score of 132-102, but not before LeBron James made history. During Thursday night’s series closing win, LeBron passed Michael Jordan on the all-time playoff scoring list. LeBron needed 28 points going into the game to tie Jordan’s record of 5,987 playoff points and he did so when he dropped home a three in the third quarter to give him 29 points, officially passing...
Golden State Of Mind May 27, 2017
LeBron James is the greatest player in the history of the NBA

LeBron James is the greatest player in the history of the NBA

This might not be a popular opinion on this site, but I think I’m right. Michael Jordan, move on over. Your title has been usurped by LeBron James. Yes, I’m serious. No, I’m not high on PCP right now. No, I don’t want to reconsider. I legitimately believe that LeBron James is now the greatest player in the history of the NBA. In the decisive Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James officially became the most prolific scorer in all of NBA playoff history. This, from a player whose primary objective most times has been to set up his teammates and play brilliant all...
Fear The Sword May 26, 2017
Richard Jefferson compares LeBron’s scoring record to Joe DiMaggio

Richard Jefferson compares LeBron’s scoring record to Joe DiMaggio

Richard Jefferson doesn’t think LeBron’s scoring record is in danger any time soon. LeBron James passed Michael Jordan to move to first on the all-time NBA Playoff scoring list, and Richard Jefferson says that, by the time he’s done, it will be among the most untouchable records in sports. “I want to be the first one to say this: His record when he’s done, will be unbreakable. I want to put this out there, like, the Joe DiMaggio hit streak, some of these records, Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100. There are certain records that will unbreakable. Whoever tries to get to that is going to...
Fear The Sword May 26, 2017
Tristan Thompson had a perfect reaction to LeBron saying he didn’t go bald like Michael Jordan

Tristan Thompson had a perfect reaction to LeBron saying he didn’t go bald like Michael Jordan

It’s okay to let go, LeBron. LeBron James was asked about how Michael Jordan inspired him last night after James passed MJ for the top spot on the all-time scoring list. LeBron went on to explain all the ways he patterned his game after Mike, whether it was shooting fadeaways before he should have started taking them, wearing a leg sleeve, wearing red shoes with white socks. One thing he didn’t cop to was going bald like Mike did. And Tristan Thompson had the most perfect reaction. LeBron: "I didn't go bald like Mike, but I'm gettin' there."(look at Tristan Thompson's reaction)...
Fear The Sword May 25, 2017
How to watch Cavaliers-Celtics Game 5

How to watch Cavaliers-Celtics Game 5

Will Cleveland wrap up a third trip to the Finals? With a win tonight in Boston, the Cleveland Cavaliers can wrap up a third straight trip to the NBA Finals. How exciting is that? The last two games — and, more specifically, the six quarter before the Cavs’ second half barrage in Game 4 — have not been the Cavs at their best. Nor has LeBron James been at his best. But the second half of Game 4 offered the glimpse back to Cleveland rolling at all cylinders. LeBron looked like the LeBron he was for the first 12 games of this year’s playoffs. Kyrie Irving had his best game of the...
Fear The Sword May 25, 2017
About Kyrie’s Game 4 and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

About Kyrie’s Game 4 and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

How Kyrie Irving’s huge Game 4 unlocked the blueprint for the Cavaliers as LeBron James ages. Stephen Chobsky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower has a passage near the end of the narrative where the main character stands in the back of a pickup truck going through a tunnel and just embraces that particular moment of life: “I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. And I'm going to figure out what that is. And we could all sit around and wonder and feel bad about each other and blame a lot of people for what they did or didn't do or what they didn't know. I...
Canis Hoopus May 25, 2017
NBA Playoffs: Closing Time

NBA Playoffs: Closing Time

The Cavaliers look to end the Eastern Conference Finals against the Celtics Celtics (1) host Cavaliers (2)7:30 ESTTNTCavaliers lead the series 3-1 The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 12 straight games where they have an opportunity to end an NBA Playoff series. That seems straightforward considering the continuous success that LeBron and the Cavs have had, but it is astounding to think about the fact that they were leading a majority of these series. So when the moment was in front of them, when they had a chance to claim victory, regardless of if it was Game 4 of Game 7, the Cavaliers were...
Golden State Of Mind May 25, 2017
Celtics vs. Cavs GameThread: Let’s go Celtics!

Celtics vs. Cavs GameThread: Let’s go Celtics!

The Celtics have another chance to wear the Cavs out in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight. Let’s not beat around the bush: I am firmly #TeamCeltics tonight. And I can’t imagine why any Warriors fan wouldn’t be rooting for the Boston Celtics to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight: even if the Cavs eventually win, I wouldn’t mind them having being forced to play an extra game. Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will be in the building tonight so let’s hope he delivers an inspiring speech or something to get his guys fired up for a...
CelticsBlog May 25, 2017
Good Job, Good Effort: Celtics season comes to an end in 135-102 Game 5 loss to Cavaliers

Good Job, Good Effort: Celtics season comes to an end in 135-102 Game 5 loss to Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics’ overachieving season came to a crushing end in Game 5, as they were blown out the gate by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 135-102 who won the Eastern Conference Finals 4-1. BOSTON — After countless adjustments, numerous injuries and some incredible performances from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Big Three, the Celtics season exhaled its final breath. Just like every game in Boston during the Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5 started with a bang and ended before the dust settled. The Cavs blitzed Boston early in transition as the Celtics spent most of the night...
Inquisitr May 25, 2017
NBA Finals 2017: Can The Boston Celtics Or Cleveland Cavaliers Shut Down The Golden State Warriors? [Opinion]

NBA Finals 2017: Can The Boston Celtics Or Cleveland Cavaliers Shut Down The Golden State Warriors? [Opinion]

The smoke is beginning to clear on the 2017 NBA Finals picture. The Golden State Warriors proudly marched over a wounded San Antonio Spurs team for a third sweep in their postseason run to take the Western Conference championship. Meanwhile in the Eastern Conference, LeBron James has led the Cleveland Cavaliers to 3-1 in their series against the Boston Celtics. The Celtics aren’t out of the running yet, but with just one game left to win, the Cavs are looking to shut down the Celtics’ season. It begs the question: Will Cleveland or Boston be able to take the Golden State Warriors in the...
News-Herald May 26, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers 135, Celtics 102: Cavs clinch East, will face Warriors in NBA Finals

BOSTON >> LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics, 135-102, on May 25 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals.Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series.
Green Street | WEEI May 26, 2017

LeBron James embraces ‘tough and determined’ Isaiah Thomas after Game 5: ‘I was happy to see him’

In the moments after becoming the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer in a Game 5 rout of the Celtics and heading to the NBA Finals for a seventh straight year, LeBron James began his press conference Thursday night talking about his friend, Isaiah Thomas. The superstar came up to Thomas after the game on the […]
CSN Bay Area May 26, 2017

LeBron doesn't want to discuss Warriors yet: 'They cause a lot of stress'

On Thursday night, the Cavs beat the Celtics 135-102 to punch aticket to their third straight NBA Finals.LeBron James racked up 35 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 35 minutes.After the win, he was asked about the challenge of facing the Warriors.
Newark Star-Ledger May 25, 2017
NBA Playoffs 2017: What time, TV, channel is Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 5? (5/25/17)

NBA Playoffs 2017: What time, TV, channel is Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 5? (5/25/17)

The Boston Celtics, down 3-1 in the best of seven NBA Eastern Conference Finals, face elimination in Game 5 against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Thursday, May 25.
Newark Star-Ledger May 25, 2017

NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 5 live stream: How to watch online (5/27/17)

The Boston Celtics, down 3-1 in the best of seven NBA Eastern Conference Finals, face elimination in Game 5 against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Thursday, May 25.
Boston Herald May 25, 2017
LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

BOSTON — LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordans accomplishments is simply personal motivation. Its not about wanting to establish himself as the NBAs greatest player.James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.If the Cavaliers advance, James would be making a seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals.He said his goal is not about passing Jordan in titles, points or MVP awards. James is 28 points shy of overtaking Jordan as the postseasons leading scorer. With 40 more points, James could...
Plain Dealer May 25, 2017
Eastern Conference Finals Game 5: Cavaliers vs. Celtics live updates, score and chat

Eastern Conference Finals Game 5: Cavaliers vs. Celtics live updates, score and chat

Get the latest updates and analysis as the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Republican May 25, 2017
Live score, updates: Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Eastern Conference Finals Game 5)

Live score, updates: Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Eastern Conference Finals Game 5)

Keep it here for live updates and analysis from Game 5 at the Celtics take on LeBron James & Co.
Akron Beacon Journal May 25, 2017
Cavaliers 135, Celtics 102: Cavs headed to third consecutive NBA Finals as LeBron James becomes league’s playoff scoring leader

Cavaliers 135, Celtics 102: Cavs headed to third consecutive NBA Finals as LeBron James becomes league’s playoff scoring leader

BOSTON: Now the Cavaliers’ bodies can go where their minds have been going for months.Back to Oakland.Back to the site of their greatest triumph.Back to the NBA Finals.With a record-setting first quarter, the Cavs made quick work of the Boston Celtics Thursday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. They extended their string of victories in potential closeout games to a league-record 13 with a 135-102 triumph.With a 35-point performance, LeBron James made playoff history, passing Michael Jordan to become the league’s all-time postseason scoring leader. Coming in...
CSN Philly May 25, 2017

NBA Playoffs: LeBron James makes history as Cavaliers roll into Finals

LeBron James moved into the top spot on the all-time playoff scoring list as the Cavs rolled to a 135-102 win over the Celtics to reach a third straight NBA Finals.

Cavs 135, Celtics 102: Marla's 32 shots from Beyond the Arc on MJ, DiMaggio and Warriors' stress

Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 135-102 Thursday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. The Cavs took the series 4-1 and advanced to their third consecutive meeting with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, which open June 1 in Oracle Arena. 1. A few scenes to remember before I get to LeBron James passing Michael Jordan to become the leading playoff scorer in NBA history. 2. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he was wearing water, not champagne. The locker room floor wasn’t soaked, but Lue headed to the post-game...
News-Herald May 26, 2017

No surprise: It's Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

Here they go again.For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals. The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions . The first "threematch" - rematch of a rematch - in league history. It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well.
Plain Dealer May 26, 2017
The creativity amid chaos of Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving: Bill Livingston (photos, video)

The creativity amid chaos of Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving: Bill Livingston (photos, video)

As the Cleveland Cavaliers prepare for a third straight NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Kyrie Irving's shooting range and driving creativity could make the difference.
Inquisitr May 27, 2017
LeBron James Underdog: Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. Golden State Warriors Series Could Cement Legacy For King James

LeBron James Underdog: Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. Golden State Warriors Series Could Cement Legacy For King James

LeBron James is the underdog again? That’s the story as the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors series begins. The 2017 NBA Finals matchup was predictable for a lot of fans and analysts, as it will be the third-straight year that these two teams will face off for the title. It’s also the seventh-straight time that a team led by LeBron James has been crowned as the Eastern Conference champions. Now James and his teammates might have the most difficult final opponent of his NBA career.Click here to continue and read more...
Sun Herald 19 hours ago

Ira Winderman: LeBron James ultimately made the right decision

And now you let it go, because you have to let it go, as startling as it was to leave a team after four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. …
Plain Dealer 15 hours ago

LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan: Who has had the tougher road to the title?

This year marks LeBron James' eighth trip to the NBA Finals, where he is 3-4. Michael Jordan is 6-0, but how difficult were their runs to The Finals?
Boston Herald 11 hours ago
NBA Finals: Predictions for Cavaliers-Warriors, round 3

NBA Finals: Predictions for Cavaliers-Warriors, round 3

Golden State. Cleveland. Stephen Curry. LeBron James. Round 3. It doesn't get better than this.As the NBA world anxiously awaits this rubber match for the ages, the USA TODAY Sports NBA crew gives their predictions.Sam Amick: As ill-timed obstacles go, the Warriors currently have one: The uncertain coaching status of Steve Kerr. That's a whole lot better than this time a year ago, when the self-inflicted fatigue of chasing 73 wins, multiple Stephen Curry injuries early in the playoffs, and a seven-game Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City left them vulnerable from the Game 1 tip...
CSN Bay Area 8 hours ago

LeBron doesn't care about long Finals odds: 'I only play blackjack in Vegas'

Heading into his eighth NBA Finals, LeBron James was reminded by a reporter that Las Vegas isn't giving his Cavs very good odds to beat the Warriors...
News-Herald 7 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James confident, in familiar territory as NBA Finals loom

LeBron James knows the NBA Finals.He's heading there for the eighth time in a Hall of Fame career spanning 14 seasons.In two stints with the Cavaliers, he's been to three Finals and is about to make it four as the Cavs and Golden State Warriors square off in the Finals for the third straight season.
Akron Beacon Journal 3 hours ago

Cavaliers notebook: LeBron James appreciates coach Tyronn Lue’s calm demeanor

INDEPENDENCE: The look on Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s face rarely gives much away unless a situation is especially over the top one way or another.Questionable foul? The same look. Scoring run by the opposing team? Same look. Even in the midst of last year’s NBA Finals, Lue didn’t unpack any emotions until the championship trophy was in his team’s clutches.That’s what LeBron James appreciates about Lue, and his coach said Sunday it’s just who he is.“I’ve always been that way. Never get high, never get low, just stay even-keeled. I always get mad when guys make shots in the...
Inquisitr 55 mins ago
LeBron James Beats Michael Jordan’s Scoring Record: Is ‘King James’ Better Than ‘His Airness’?

LeBron James Beats Michael Jordan’s Scoring Record: Is ‘King James’ Better Than ‘His Airness’?

NBA superstar LeBron James recently surpassed one of the astonishing accomplishments in NBA history — Michael Jordan’s all-time playoffs scoring record. The impressive lead came after their win against the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers managed to secure a spot in the upcoming NBA Finals with their victory against the Boston Celtics. The team’s feat called for a double celebration, particularly for the 32-year-old NBA superstar, LeBron James. LeBron James’ three-pointer in the last minute of the third quarter not only...
Here's why LeBron James' NBA Finals streak is more impressive than you think

Here's why LeBron James' NBA Finals streak is more impressive than you think

Just because he's expected to win doesn't make LeBron James' seven straight Finals any less impressive.
LeBron passes Michael Jordan, Cavaliers back in NBA Finals with 135-102 win

LeBron passes Michael Jordan, Cavaliers back in NBA Finals with 135-102 win

The rubber match between the Cavs and Warriors will indeed happen.

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win (May 25, 2017)

BOSTON (AP) LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals.

Warriors-Cavs 2017 NBA Finals: 20 awesome things to know about the three-match

LeBron. Durant. Curry. Klay. Green. Kyrie. Love. Let's do this.

Cavs vs. Warriors 2017 NBA Finals predictions: Can LeBron, Cavs get any love?

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LeBron James is great and has brought chaos to the NBA Eastern Conference | THE HERD

LeBron James is great and has brought chaos to the NBA Eastern Conference | THE HERD

Colin Cowherd reacts to LeBron James and the Cavaliers advancing to the 2017 NBA Finals.

NBA Finals 2017: How LeBron James' Cavaliers can upset the Warriors

Golden State is a juggernaut, but here's how Cleveland can compete
numberFire May 26, 2017
LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan: Who Ya Got?

LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan: Who Ya Got?

For the seventh straight season, James will appear in the NBA Finals. Is he any closer to matching Jordan's greatness?
Former Cavs coach Mike Brown opens up on facing LeBron in the NBA Finals

Former Cavs coach Mike Brown opens up on facing LeBron in the NBA Finals

Mike Brown explains why coaching against LeBron in the Finals is 'like The Lion King.'

WATCH: LeBron James, Cavaliers turn up at a Future concert

The defending champs seem pretty relaxed ahead of the NBA Finals

2017 NBA Finals predictions for Cavs vs. Warriors: Can LeBron, Cleveland get any love?

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