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Fear The Sword 1 hour ago
LeBron James lauds Kyrie Irving for his epic Game 4 performance

LeBron James lauds Kyrie Irving for his epic Game 4 performance

“He was born for these moments.” In Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Kyrie Irving had a performance for the ages that has put the Cleveland Cavaliers on the brink of their third straight Finals appearance. He put on an exhibition of offensive excellence against the Boston Celtics, scoring a playoff career-high 42 points, 21 of which came in the third quarter (a Cavs franchise record). A performance like this was necessary for the Cavs in this game, as the Celtics thoroughly outplayed the Cavs in the first half, and when LeBron picked up his fourth foul midway through the second...
Fear The Sword 1 hour ago
3 things we learned from Cavs-Celtics Game 4

3 things we learned from Cavs-Celtics Game 4

Following a surprising loss at home against the Isaiah Thomas-less Celtics, the Cavs turned it around in the second half of Game 4 The first half of Game 4 wasn’t pretty. It had plenty of Game 3 vibes as the Cleveland Cavaliers came out sluggish and LeBron James had to sit with foul trouble. Luckily, that trend was quickly reversed as the second half began and the Cavs never looked back. The Cavs took Game 4 against a wounded Boston Celtics team by a score of 112-99. The series now heads back to Boston as the Cavs look to put an end to the team that has showed a ton of fight and heart....
Golden State Of Mind 2 hours ago
Every Cavaliers fan secretly wishes they could root for the Warriors

Every Cavaliers fan secretly wishes they could root for the Warriors

Don’t fight it. You know you want to. Deep in the darkest recesses of their angry hearts, every single fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers realizes they’ve made a huge, horrible mistake. And I’m not talking about what happened in November, either. I’m talking about how — if pressed — every single Cavaliers fan would, under pressure, admit that they love the Golden State Warriors. Maybe it’s the flair with which Stephen Curry plays. Maybe it’s the selflessness shown throughout the roster. Maybe it’s the wholesome, good-natured way in which the team addresses the media, or the...
Fear The Sword 3 hours ago
A formal petition to credit Kevin Love for an assist on LeBron’s missed dunk

A formal petition to credit Kevin Love for an assist on LeBron’s missed dunk

We all know it’s the right thing: Credit Kevin Love with an assist. In Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals, Kevin Love collected a defensive board, and with Al Horford draped all over him, delivered a pin-point laser to LeBron James streaking down the court. He did not receive an assist on the play. Kevin Love always dropping dimes... but how LeBron miss a whole wide open dunk? pic.twitter.com/ASrRpMglMz— (@3lone) May 24, 2017 Sure, LeBron did miss the dunk. I get it. But that pass was amazing. What really is an assist, anyway? Noted reference website...
Fear The Sword 4 hours ago
With the Cavaliers’ season hanging in the balance, Kyrie Irving delivered

With the Cavaliers’ season hanging in the balance, Kyrie Irving delivered

Despite doubts about whether he can carry a team, the young guard is putting together quite a list of playoff performances. Let’s imagine a nightmare: The Cavs, winners of 10 straight playoff games, are rolling toward the NBA Finals again. They look like they might defend their title. But then they unexpectedly lose a game at home, and the Eastern Conference Finals are now 2-1. No big deal, it’s just one game. Except suddenly the Celtics are winning Game 4 by double digits. And LeBron is in foul trouble. Not just run-of-the-mill foul trouble; more like...
Fear the Newsletter: The Cavs got the Kyrie they need in Game 4

Fear the Newsletter: The Cavs got the Kyrie they need in Game 4

That and more in today’s round-up of Cavs news. Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass. TALK TO ME: Kyrie Irving came alive in last night's Game 4 and carried the Cavs to a 112-99 win. Cleveland now leads the series 3-1. LEGEND HAS IT: The Cavs are off today and will travel to Boston ahead of tomorrow's Game 5. ALL DUE RESPECT: The Warriors, having swept the Spurs, are off until the Finals start June 1. In the coming days, we'll pass along interesting stories about Golden State in his section. JOB WELL DONE:...
Podcast: Kyrie carries the Cavs to a Game 4 win

Podcast: Kyrie carries the Cavs to a Game 4 win

Conrad Kaczmarek is today’s guest. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by former Fear the Sword site manager Conrad Kaczmarek to recap the Cavs’ Game 4 win, Kyrie Irving’s big night, the bad first half and more. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes and on Stitcher. And as always, you can listen or download any episode on the podcast’s AudioBoom page. If you like the podcast, please rate...
Fear The Sword 15 hours ago
Kyrie Irving is as comfortable as ever, and it has the Cavs on the brink of the NBA Finals

Kyrie Irving is as comfortable as ever, and it has the Cavs on the brink of the NBA Finals

With LeBron James in foul trouble, Kyrie Irving played like a superstar Kyrie Irving is probably going to wake up and feel quite a bit of pain in the morning. In the midst of a flurry of drives, acrobatic lay-ups, and disrespectful three point field goals, Irving twisted his ankle. He’s had serious injuries in the past, and he’s had close calls. He rolled around in obvious discomfort before popping up, pumping his chest, and barking at the crowd to match his intensity. It was an impressive and loud Quicken Loans Arena, but no one was matching Irving on this night. “I’m pretty...
Justin Rowan / Fear The Sword 16 hours ago
Final Score: Kyrie Irving leads Cavaliers to 112-99 win vs. Celtics

Final Score: Kyrie Irving leads Cavaliers to 112-99 win vs. Celtics

Kyrie Irving saves the day as the Cavs take a 3-1 lead. The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken a 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in a game that was much closer than the final score suggested. The toughness of the Celtics was once again on display, as the wine and gold had to overcome a ton of adversity to come away with the much needed win. The sloppiness from the second half of Game 3 carried over to the first quarter. The Cavs seemed to still be asleep while the Boston Celtics played with far more desperation. They moved the ball well and the Cavs simply did not rotate quickly enough....
Justin Rowan / Fear The Sword 23 hours ago
Podcast: Bad habits return for the Cavs

Podcast: Bad habits return for the Cavs

The Chase Down breaks down a weird weekend for the wine and gold. Welcome to the Chase Down, a Cavaliers podcast that’s featured on the Almighty Baller Network and Dash Radio. On today’s episode, co-hosts Justin Rowan (@Cavsanada) and Carter Rodriguez (@Carter_Shade) discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game 3 letdown against the Boston Celtics, what to expect for the rest of the series, and if LeBron James threw game 3. Then they discuss what the loss means for a Finals matchup against the Golden State Warriors, as well if a lack of rest could put the team at a disadvantage. Check out...
Fear The Sword May 23, 2017
How Isaiah Thomas’ injury slowed down the Cavs

How Isaiah Thomas’ injury slowed down the Cavs

With no Isaiah Thomas to key on in Game 3, the Cavs lost the intensity that had them playing their best basketball. When Tyronn Lue took over as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach in January 2016, he immediately began talking about playing with pace and he hasn’t stopped since. After a Game 1 loss in the 2016 NBA Finals, Lue faced ridicule from the media, saying that he was playing right into the Golden State Warriors hands by pushing the pace. “Trying to speed up against the Warriors sounds a bit like challenging Secretariat to a footrace,” said Sean Deveney of Bleacher Report. Still...
How to watch Game 4 of Cavs-Celtics

How to watch Game 4 of Cavs-Celtics

Will the Cavs rebound from a weird Game 3? It’s hard to imagine tonight’s Game 4 playing out like Game 3 did for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s hard to see Marcus Smart turning into Steph Curry again. It’s hard to see the Cavs, if they get up by 21 points like they did in Game 3, blowing that lead over the span of a half. And it’s hard to see LeBron James playing as bad as he did in Game 3 again. In short: Boston deserves credit for their effort and for winning, but it’s hard to imagine the Cavs playing like that again. In all likelihood, Cleveland will roll in this game and...
Fear The Sword May 23, 2017
Cavaliers vs Celtics Game 4: Game preview, start time, and TV info

Cavaliers vs Celtics Game 4: Game preview, start time, and TV info

The Cavaliers look to respond after a stunning Game 3 loss. The Cavaliers have the Celtics on the brink of elimination and it appears that Game 4 is just a formalit- Wait, what? The Celtics won Game 3, you say? Well, then this got a lot more interesting. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics - Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals When: Tuesday, 8:30 PM ET Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Where to watch: TNT What to Watch for: My guess is that Marcus Smart won’t make seven threes again. My other guess is that the Cavaliers will be more than happy to let him shoot ten...
Podcast: Cavs-Celtics Game 4 preview

Podcast: Cavs-Celtics Game 4 preview

Will Tuesday’s game play out better than Sunday’s? Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by FTS’ David Zavac to talk about Game 4, lessons learned from Game 3, if the Cavs’ Game 3 performance says anything about Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love and more. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes and on Stitcher. And as always, you can listen or download any episode on the podcast’s AudioBoom page....
Fear The Sword May 22, 2017
Why the Cavs’ Game 3 loss doesn’t matter

Why the Cavs’ Game 3 loss doesn’t matter

This is still not a series. The Cavaliers lost yesterday. It does not matter. The Celtics have not made this a series. There is no Ewing Theory in play here. The sky is not falling and you should not make sure you are available to watch a Game 6 on Saturday night because there will not be one. Last year, the Cavs dropped two games to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals. All four of their wins in that series were of the blowout variety and the Raptors were only able to steal two games through a combination of unsustainable play from a key role player and Cavaliers apathy....
Podcast: Cavs-Celtics Game 3 recap

Podcast: Cavs-Celtics Game 3 recap

Well, that happened. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by 92.3 The Fan’s Alex Hooper to talk Game 3, what this actually means and more. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes and on Stitcher. And as always, you can listen or download any episode on the podcast’s AudioBoom page. If you like the podcast, please rate and review it on iTunes, as it helps other listeners find the podcast. And...
Fear The Sword May 22, 2017
3 things we learned from Celtics-Cavs game 3

3 things we learned from Celtics-Cavs game 3

The Cavs didn’t play that hard and lost as a result. This is probably my fault. I haven’t written about the Cavs in this space forever, and the one time I volunteer to take a bit for someone because of scheduling this happens. I am doom to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Allow me to apologize. Many takes are currently being crafted. Most of them are not so great but that’s where we are. The Cavs ability to completely lose focus and forget how to play basketball has earned them that, BUT that’s the Cavs, this is part of the package. Now lets get to some learnings. LeBron James can be bad...
Fear The Sword May 21, 2017
Final Score: Cavs shocked, fall to Celtics 111-108

Final Score: Cavs shocked, fall to Celtics 111-108

The Cavs looked like they were well on their way to another easy win, but the Isaiah Thomas-less Celtics came back and took it from them. The Cavaliers looked like they were well on their way to an easy win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but the Celtics came back from a 21-point third quarter deficit to win 111-108. Avery Bradley nailed the game winner with 0.1 seconds left. The Celtics, missing their leader and best player in Isaiah Thomas, scratched and clawed their way back in the game, and the Cavs just never got the momentum back in their favor. They made a huge run in the...
How to watch Cavs-Celtics Game 3

How to watch Cavs-Celtics Game 3

The series heads to the The Land with Boston on the ropes down their best player. The Cleveland Cavaliers, up 2-0 on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, are back home at Quicken Loans Arena Sunday. The last time the Cavs played a home game? That was way back on May 3, a full 18 days ago. In that time, the Cavs have played a whopping four games. Expect a loud Q crowd Sunday. Game 3 should be more of the same for Cleveland. The Cavs have been dominant for almost every minute of the Eastern Conference Finals and it would be shocking to see that change Sunday. This feels even...
Fear The Sword May 21, 2017
What Isaiah Thomas being out will mean for the Celtics

What Isaiah Thomas being out will mean for the Celtics

With the Eastern Conference Finals already out of hand, the Celtics learn they will be without their best player the rest of the way. Isaiah Thomas never returned to the court after halftime of last night’s Game 2 drubbing at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thomas initially injured his hip back on March 15th and resulted in him sitting out two games. It is now being reported that he re-aggravated the injury in Game 6 of their second round match-up against the Washington Wizards. During the second quarter of Game 2 against the Cavs, Thomas became visibly hobbled, which we now have...

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    LeBron James

    Cavaliers’ LeBron James calls Kyrie Irving ‘special’ after Irving’s career playoff-high 42 points Game 4 victory over Celtics

  • 36 Kyrie Irving

    Kyrie Irving

    Cavaliers’ LeBron James calls Kyrie Irving ‘special’ after Irving’s career playoff-high 42 points Game 4 victory over Celtics

  • 6 Kevin Love

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love lifts Cleveland Cavaliers with his rebounding -- Terry Pluto (photos)

  • 5 J.R. Smith

    J.R. Smith

    Cavaliers' J.R. Smith's darling photo

  • 4 Richard Jefferson

    Richard Jefferson

    Cavaliers' Richard Jefferson believes LeBron James was sick during Game 3

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