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Akron Beacon Journal May 26, 2016

Tristan Thompson helps Cavaliers ‘throw the first punch’ in 116-78 Game 5 victory over Raptors

CLEVELAND: Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson knew he and his teammates needed to bounce back Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The effort and play in Games 3 and 4 were just not up to par for the Cavaliers as the Raptors built leads and won both games in Toronto to even the best of seven series. “The last couple of games we didn’t bring the juice, we didn’t bring the energy,” Thompson said. “They threw the first punch, so tonight T-Lue [Cavs coach Tyronn Lue] told us in the pre-game huddle: ‘Throw the first punch and come out and play really...
Akron Beacon Journal May 25, 2016

Cavaliers notebook: Tristan Thompson angry with his performance against Bismack Biyombo in Games 3 and 4

CLEVELAND: Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was admittedly ticked off with his play of late.Thompson has been matched up on surging Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Raptors coach Dwane Casey called on the 6-foot-9 center to fill the shoes of injured Jonas Valanciunas. Although he didn’t provide a sterling effort in the first two games, in the second two, Biyombo was golden, collecting 40 rebounds, including 11 on the offensive end.“Any time in the series, at the end of the day it’s about wins and losses, but at the same time, in the course of...
News-Herald May 25, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James, Tristan Thompson taking Toronto series in stride

LeBron James wasn't pushing any panic buttons going into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals May 25 at Quicken Loans Arena.Neither was center Tristan Thompson.The Cavaliers were coming off losses in Games 3 (99-84) and 4 (105-99) in Toronto that deadlocked the best-of-seven series at two victories apiece.
Fear The Sword May 25, 2016

The Cavaliers need to trust Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson

They're not great right now, but can they be? In the fourth quarter of Game 3 and Game 4, the Cavaliers starting frontcourt played all of just one possession each, about 26 seconds of play. In both games, Tyronn Lue opted for the three-point shooting of Channing Frye and either the perimeter defense of Iman Shumpert or the surprisingly versatile 3-4 hybrid of Richard Jefferson. In the span of those 24 minutes, the Cavaliers were outscored, 22-14, and fell short of a comeback 30-27, with just 2 offensive rebounds on 18 missed attempts. Lue was right to question the ability of Thompson and...
Plain Dealer May 25, 2016

Tristan Thompson must do a better job on Bismack Biyombo in Game 5

Biyombo is averaging 20.0 rebounds in the last two games. Nobody from Thompson to Channing Frye has been able to keep him off of the glass. Knowing Thompson like I do, this is killing him inside.
Plain Dealer May 22, 2016

Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph have really suspended their brotherly friendship for the Eastern Conference Finals

Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph have suspended their friendship for the betterment of their teams.
Fear The Sword May 21, 2016

LeBron flopped after being elbowed in the face by Tristan Thompson

Oh, LeBron. Playoff basketball tends to be a bit more physical and sometimes teams shove each other a bit. And, apparently, sometimes teammates accidentally hit each other in face. Here's longer look at LeBron James being hit in the face by Tristan Thompson from Sports Illustrated's Kenny Ducey: LeBron flops during Cavs-Raptors scuffle pic.twitter.com/nii19yKWj3 — Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 22, 2016 LeBron 100 percent flopped here, by the way. He also didn't get Tristan his mix in order in be hit in the face.

NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Tristan Thompson helps Cavaliers top hometown Raptors

CLEVELAND: Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey called Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson “an elite offensive rebounder” prior to Tuesday’s opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals. Thompson did his best to live up to that billing by grabbing five offensive rebounds and contributing to a 115-84 victory in a game that the Cavs had firm control of by halftime. Coach Tyronn Lue only needed starters LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and Thompson for about 30 minutes apiece Tuesday as the fatigued Raptors struggled to keep up with the well-rested Cavs before a sold-out...
Plain Dealer May 17, 2016

Tristan Thompson on his relationship with Raptors' Cory Joseph: 'I don't think I will be texting Cory for about a week or so'

The relationship between Tristan Thompson and Toronto Raptors backup point guard Cory Joseph goes back to when the two were teenagers in Canada.
Plain Dealer May 16, 2016

Ranking all-time Canadian NBA players: Where does Tristan Thompson fit?

A look at how all Canadian NBA players stack up through history.
Fear The Sword May 12, 2016

Enter to win a Tristan Thompson autographed jersey

Want to win an autographed Tristan Thompson jersey? Here's how. To celebrate the NBA Playoffs 2016 and the Cleveland Cavaliers' pursuit for their first ever NBA crown, we've partnered with the newly launched MIST TWST for a special Cavaliers fan social giveaway. The giveaway begins today on Thursday, May 12 and ends on Sunday, May 14th. To enter, fans simply need to follow @MistTwst and @FearTheSword, then tweet us their opinion on who the Cavs' MVP has been so far in the postseason. The staff will then choose at random the grand prize winner of a Tristan Thompson autographed...
Plain Dealer May 10, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson blocks the big ones: Bill Livingston (photos, videos)

Known for offensive rebounding, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson also has a knack for the timely blocked shot.
Peachtree Hoops May 3, 2016

Hawks vs. Cavaliers notes: Tristan Thompson, lineup issues plaguing Atlanta

The Hawks are a mess when Tristan Thompson is on the court. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals was both frustrating and, in a strange way, encouraging for the Atlanta Hawks. On one hand, the team dug itself a seemingly insurmountable hole in the early stages of the contest, scuffling in a similar way to what transpired in last season's playoff match-up against the Cleveland Cavaliers. On the other, the Hawks battled valiantly to get back into the game, eventually taking the lead before running out of steam in the early going. While there are many issues to dissect, the battle...
Plain Dealer May 3, 2016
Cleveland Cavaliers deliver in crunch time and Tristan Thompson's 'extra motivation' against Atlanta: Fedor's five observations

Cleveland Cavaliers deliver in crunch time and Tristan Thompson's 'extra motivation' against Atlanta: Fedor's five observations

It was supposed to be different. At least that's what the Atlanta Hawks were saying in the lead up to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Akron Beacon Journal May 3, 2016

Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson demoralizes Hawks on offensive glass, as usual

CLEVELAND: On Sunday, Cavaliers veteran Richard Jefferson said the Atlanta Hawks had two Tristan Thompsons. For the rest of the Eastern Conference semifinal series, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer will hope that is the case. In Game 1 Monday night, Thompson's domination on the offensive boards helped demoralize the Hawks late in the fourth quarter as the Cavs pulled out a 104-93 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs center finished with a game-high 14 rebounds, seven offensive, as the Cavs blew an 18-point third-quarter lead but rallied after the Hawks went ahead by one in the fourth...

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