5:49 AM EDT, Tue April 21, 2015
Boston Herald 14 hours ago
Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's "Big 3"

Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's "Big 3"

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — They don't have the catchy nickname of their three famous teammates, but Cleveland's reserves mean almost as much to the Cavaliers as the "Big 3."Cleveland got major contributions from its bench while winning Game 1 of its playoff series against Boston on Sunday. Forward Tristan Thompson got big rebounds, James Jones made two critical baskets at the end of the third quarter to slow the Celtics' comeback, and Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova did their usual exemplary job on defense.
Chronicle-Telegram 3 hours ago

Cavaliers head into Game 2 against Celtics knowing they have plenty of room for improvement

INDEPENDENCE — The bad news for the Boston Celtics is they trail the Cavaliers 1-0 in a best-of-seven series. The worse news is Cleveland, a convincing 113-100 winner Sunday in Game 1, has the potential to play even better tonight at 7 in Game 2 at Quicken Loans Arena. Cavs coach David Blatt, however,...
Boston Herald 5 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas relishes playoff spotlight

CLEVELAND — Isaiah Thomas is eating this up.The smallest man on the Celtics is also their most important, and while that also means the Cavaliers are throwing everything they can at him to diminish his impact, well, Thomas digs that attention, too.In the 113-100 series-opening loss to Cleveland on...
News-Herald 10 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers: Bench players played big roles in Game 1 victory over Celtics

The Boston Celtics had a decided edge in scoring off the bench.The Cavaliers had the upper hand in winning plays.The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series with the Celtics. Game 2 will be at 7 p.m. April 21 at Quicken Loans Arena.The Big Three were spectacular with a combined 69 points in the opening game.

Celtics' guard Isaiah Thomas accepts double-teaming, hopes Game 2 'a different story'

Celtics' guard Isaiah Thomas finished second to the Toronto Raptors' Lou Williams in voting for the Kia NBA Sixth Man Award. But Thomas and Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the Cavs paid plenty of attention to the 5-foot-9 sparkplug in Sunday's series opener. Thomas scored a team-high 22 points, hitting 6 of 14 from the field and 8 of 8 from the free throw line, while adding a game-high 10 assists and five rebounds. He also committed five turnovers. Asked before practice Monday if Thomas had to produce against the Cavs, Stevens said, I don't look at it that way. They're going to pay him a...
CelticsBlog 12 hours ago

Lou Williams named NBA Sixth Man of the Year over Celtics' Isaiah Thomas

Thomas comes up short in voting for league's best reserve Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year on Monday, beating Celtics spark plug Isaiah Thomas by a comfortable margin. Williams received 78 of a possible 130 first-place votes, while Thomas finished as the...

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Boston Herald 5 hours ago
Celtics Notebook: Big stage, big moments

Celtics Notebook: Big stage, big moments

CLEVELAND — Brad Stevens knows about big-stage moments. Big flashes of light accompany such times when a player like Kyrie Irving hits his fifth straight 3-pointer.No wonder the Celtics coach was talking about the significance of these kinds of plays yesterday.
Boston Herald 5 hours ago

Cavs have sixth sense for Isaiah Thomas

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Isaiah Thomas may have lost out on this season’s NBA Sixth Man Award to Toronto’s Lou Williams yesterday, but he definitely has the attention of the Cavaliers after his Game 1 performance.“He’s a scoring threat at all times,” LeBron James said. “Our antennas need to be up anytime he comes into the game. With his ability to make shots, get into the lane and to get to the free-throw line, we should always pay attention to him.”
Boston Globe 11 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas Finishes Second in Sixth Man of the Year Voting

Isaiah Thomas finished in second place to Lou Williams in the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year voting on Monday.
Akron Beacon Journal 14 hours ago

Evan Turner's defense praised; Celtics' Turner says Kyrie Irving 'probably should have had 40'

Evan Turner, the Boston Celtics' 6-foot-7 forward from Ohio State, said he spent most of his day guarding LeBron James in the Cavs' 113-100 victory Sunday. Before practice Monday at Quicken Loans Arena. Celtics coach Brad Stevens praised Turner's effort. He's playing against a pretty good player, Stevens said of Turner's performance. Turner finished with 12 points on 4 of 12 shooting, seven rebounds and five assists. He wants to play a little bit better than he did yesterday. He's got to continue to be himself, continue to try to make the right basketball play. I thought he did a really...
Plain Dealer 18 hours ago

4 things we learned about the Boston Celtics in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers

Here are four things we learned about the Boston Celtics following Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Newark Star-Ledger 18 hours ago

How did N.J. native Kyrie Irving do in his first postseason game as Cavaliers beat Celtics?

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Plain Dealer 19 hours ago

What LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love said after the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 1 win against the Boston Celtics

Read what LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love had to say following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 113-100 win against the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the 2015 Eastern Conference playoffs.
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 19 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics: Game 1 grades

The underdog Celtics stood toe-to-toe with the high-octane Cavs for around 20 minutes, but trailed by as many as 18 points at one time before trying to make a late rally that was eventually stymied.
Boston Herald 21 hours ago
Marla Ridenour: Cavs’ David Blatt relaxed, unflappable in playoff debut

Marla Ridenour: Cavs’ David Blatt relaxed, unflappable in playoff debut

CLEVELAND — It had to be a moment of personal triumph for Cavaliers coach David Blatt, a decisive 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics in his NBA playoff debut.But from an individual standpoint, all he could think about was that his three daughters — Ela and twins Shani and Adi — had flown in from Israel for their first game in Cleveland.“I wish my son was here, too, but he had to stay home and play basketball,” Blatt said of son, Tamir.
Plain Dealer 22 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers overcome Game 1 nerves, Big 3 combine for 69 points in 113-100 victory over Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business and defeated the Boston Celtics 113-110 to take a 1-0 series lead.
Plain Dealer 22 hours ago

Rebounds will be a talking point for Boston Celtics before Game 2 against Cleveland Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics struggled to rebound the ball effectively and stop the Cleveland Cavaliers from getting rebounds, especially on the offensive glass in Sunday's 113-100 loss at Quicken Loans Arena.
Plain Dealer 22 hours ago

What Brad Stevens said following Boston Celtics' 113-100 loss vs. Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference playoffs: Game 1

Read what Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said following his team's 113-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs opening round.
Boston Herald Apr 20, 2015
"Big 3" lead Cavaliers past Celtics 113-100 in Game 1

"Big 3" lead Cavaliers past Celtics 113-100 in Game 1

CLEVELAND — More than hour after his first playoff game with LeBron James and Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving made a statement more profound than anything he did on the floor."We," Irving said, "are the Big 3. We have really great players on this team, but we set the tone."Tone set.Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and Love shook off a slow start to record a double-double, leading the Cavaliers to a 113-100 victory in Game 1 over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

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