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Fear The Sword May 20, 2015

NBA Playoffs 2015: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks Game 1 game thread

Here we go The Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs made it. You made it. We made it. Let's have some fun. 2014/2015 NBA Playoffs (0-0) vs (0-0) May 20, 2015 Philips Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 PM ET TNT Probable Starters Jeff Teague PG Kyrie Irving Kyle Korver SG Iman Shumpert DeMarre Carroll SF LeBron James Paul Millsap PF Tristan Thompson Al Horford C Timofey Mozgov Key Reserves Dennis Schroder James Jones Kent Bazemore J.R. Smith Mike Scott Matthew Dellavedova
Akron Beacon Journal May 19, 2015
Cavs’ Tristan Thompson takes old-school approach to rebounding, offensive thievery

Cavs’ Tristan Thompson takes old-school approach to rebounding, offensive thievery

INDEPENDENCE: Tristan Thompson fancies himself as the Cavaliers’ thief.Not the sneaky, silent type, though. When the 24-year-old Thompson gets what he wants, he hopes his foes feel it.What Thompson wants is rebounds. Especially offensive rebounds. Especially offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter.On Tuesday, as the Cavs wrapped up practice and flew to Atlanta for Wednesday’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Hawks, Thompson likened snatching a ball off the offensive glass in the game’s final 12 minutes to a home run in baseball.“A home run is pretty big,” he said...
Plain Dealer May 19, 2015

Where would Tristan Thompson land if you could redo the 2011 NBA Draft?

Where would power forward Tristan Thompson land if the 2011 NBA Draft was redone?
Plain Dealer May 15, 2015

What LeBron James, Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson said after the Cleveland Cavaliers' 94-73 win vs. Chicago Bulls in Game 6

Read what Matthew Dellavedova, LeBron James and Tristan Thompson said after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 2015.
Akron Beacon Journal May 14, 2015

Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 6 second-quarter recap

Russian rookie Nikola Mirotic came off the bench and was in the middle of the action to start the quarter. He scored the Bulls’ first six points and was involved in a play that sent Kyrie Irving to the locker room with 9:47 to go. Mirotic nudged Irving in the lane and Irving appeared to aggravate his left knee injury when he stepped on the foot of Tristan Thompson.Irving limped off the floor and was carried to the locker room.James Jones made his third 3-pointer before both teams struggled to score for nearly three minutes and the Bulls led 40-38 before Matthew Dellavedova broke the drought...
Fear The Sword May 14, 2015

Kyrie Irving leaves game with injury, is probable to return

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has left tonight's game with some sort of injury. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has left tonight's game vs. Chicago Bulls with what appears to be a left knee injury. He had to be carried off the floor and back to the locker room. Irving got injured with he stepped on teammate Tristan Thompson's foot. According to ABC's Lisa Salter, the Cavs medical staff is just rewrapping Irving's knee and he is probable to return. Irving was already playing through injury, as he entered tonight's Game 6 with knee and foot injuries. Earlier in the game,...
Fear The Sword May 8, 2015

NBA Playoffs: Cavs lose 99-96 on Derrick Rose game winner

The Cavs are now down 2-1 to the Bulls. At the end of the game, the Cleveland Cavaliers defended Chicago Bulls seemingly perfect - Iman Shumpert started on Derrick Rose and then Tristan Thompson switched on Rose as rose prepped to shoot and Taj Gibson picked Shumpert. Sometimes, however, shots are just doing to go in no matter how well you defend. Such is the case of Rose's game winning 3-pointer, which he hit over the outstretched arms of Thompson, to give the Bulls a 99-96 win a 2-1 series lead. Rose scored 30 points to lead the Bulls and he went 9-10 from the line after failing to get...
Akron Beacon Journal May 8, 2015
Bulls 99, Cavaliers 96: Derrick Rose’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Bulls into 2-1 series lead

Bulls 99, Cavaliers 96: Derrick Rose’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Bulls into 2-1 series lead

CHICAGO: Derrick Rose’s 3-pointer over an outstretched Tristan Thompson at the buzzer gave the Chicago Bulls a stunning 99-96 victory over the Cavaliers on Friday, giving the Bulls a 2-1 series lead. A pivotal Game 4 is set for Sunday afternoon.J.R. Smith’s 3-pointer from the wing with 10 seconds left tied the game at 96-all, leaving the Bulls the last possession. James knocked the ball away from Rose and the Bulls called a timeout with three seconds left. Mike Dunleavy inbounded to Rose, who was originally defended by Iman Shumpert. Thompson picked him up, but his length never fazed...
Akron Beacon Journal May 8, 2015

Derrick Rose's 3-pointer at buzzer gives Bulls 99-96 win, 2-1 series lead over Cavs

CHICAGO: Derrick Rose’s 3-pointer over an outstretched Tristan Thompson at the buzzer gave the Chicago Bulls a stunning 99-96 victory over the Cavaliers on Friday, giving the Bulls a 2-1 series lead. A pivotal Game 4 is set for Sunday afternoon. J.R. Smith’s 3-pointer from the wing with 10 seconds left tied the game at 96-all, leaving the Bulls the last possession. James knocked the ball away from Rose and the Bulls called a timeout with three seconds left. Mike Dunleavy inbounded to Rose, who was originally defended by Iman Shumpert. Thompson picked him up, but his length never fazed...
Plain Dealer May 8, 2015

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson carry Cavaliers to thumping 106-91 Game 2 win over Bulls to even series

LeBron James and Tristan Thompson lead the way to a blowout win of the Bulls, 106-91 to even series at one game apiece.
Akron Beacon Journal May 6, 2015

Cavs playoffs: Thompson's physicality contributes to Cleveland Cavaliers blowout over Chicago

CLEVELAND:   The offense for the Cleveland Cavaliers came from elsewhere against the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. That allowed Tristan Thompson do what Tristan Thompson does – rebound.  Defensive rebounds [six on the night].  Offensive rebounds [six on the night].  Twelve rebounds total.  That’s what he does and he’s happy for  it.  The Cavs will take the 106-91 win. “My role here is to play hard, set screens, get guys open, try to get extra possessions and just play hard each possession and that’s what I did...
Akron Beacon Journal May 6, 2015

Cavaliers notebook: Tristan Thompson moves into starting lineup for Game 2

CLEVELAND: Forward Tristan Thompson replaced Mike Miller — who stepped into Kevin Love’s shoes in Game 1 — in the Cavaliers’ starting lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday.The move created some morning buzz after being reported by multiple outlets Wednesday. While Thompson didn’t validate the reports, he offered a perspective on getting a start.“I’m always going to be ready. My job is pretty simple — just come out and play hard and be an energy guy,” he said. It’s that energy and subsequent offensive rebounding that...
News-Herald May 6, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers notes: Starting Tristan Thompson allows LeBron James to play small forward again

There are several reasons why Tristan Thompson starting at power forward is important.Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving said one thing jumps out for him."We get our '3' man back," he said.Irving is referring to LeBron James, who shifted back to small forward for Game 2.Thompson gives the Cavaliers some added size to deal with the Bulls' height.
Plain Dealer May 6, 2015

Kyrie Irving says Tristan Thompson starting means "we get our three man back" in LeBron James

Tristan Thompson starting for the Cavs means LeBron James slides back to the wing against the Chicago Bulls.

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