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Plain Dealer

Stephen Curry beat LeBron James as NBA's top jersey seller for playoffs

Stephen Curry broke a string of six consecutive sales periods in which LeBron James led the NBA in jersey sales.

Plain Dealer

Michael Jordan never had to carry a team in the NBA Finals like LeBron James is doing with Cleveland Cavaliers

Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen in the lineup with him for all 35 starts in the NBA Finals. With injuries to two key teammates, LeBron James is accounting for 38 percent of Cleveland's points, 56 percent of its assists and 28 of the rebounds.

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavs, LeBron James' season ends with 105-97 loss to Warriors in Game 6 of NBA Finals

  CLEVELAND: LeBron James came home to win a championship. But just like the 51 years prior, this team and this city will have to yet again wait until next year. James’ incredible postseason run fell short Tuesday with a 105-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors, ending the Cavs’ season in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers went from the NBA’s worst record the last four years to within two victories of their first championship, but untimely injuries and a lack of depth ultimately unraveled them at the worst possible time. James had 32 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists,...

Akron Beacon Journal

NBA Finals: Despite 32 points, 18 rebounds from LeBron James, Cavs season ends without title after 105-97 loss to Warriors in Game 6

CLEVELAND: LeBron James came home to win a championship. But just like the 51 years prior, this team and this city will have to yet again wait until next year. James’ incredible postseason run fell short Tuesday with a 105-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors, ending the Cavs’ season in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers went from the NBA’s worst record the last four years to within two victories of their first championship, but untimely injuries and a lack of depth ultimately unraveled them at the worst possible time. James had 32 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, narrowly...

Akron Beacon Journal

Marla Ridenour: Fatigue catches up with Cavaliers, but third quarter shows their plan still works

CLEVELAND: In the first 24 minutes, it appeared that playing three games in five days in the NBA Finals was catching up with the Cavaliers.The workload, especially for LeBron James, who was averaging 47.3 minutes coming in, looked to be too much.The effort, which sent guard Matthew Dellavedova to the hospital after Game 3 for treatment for severe dehydration, had been too draining.The depth of the Golden State Warriors, who found another dependable 10th man in David Lee on Tuesday, was too potent for the short-handed Cavs.Quicken Loans Arena might have been louder and more electric than it...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors hope superior depth can make a difference

Warriors hope superior depth can make a difference CLEVELAND — LeBron James joked that Matthew Dellavedova set an NBA Finals record Tuesday night by diving to the floor six times for loose balls. “He was on the ground again in the hospital, so you could probably say seven times,” James said during Wednesday’s media availability. Dellavedova was cramping so severely after the Cavaliers’ Game 3 victory that an IV was started at the arena, and he was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance to continue his rehydration and recovery. The Cavaliers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1, are...

Chronicle-Telegram

Cavaliers: LeBron James doing whatever it takes to lead Cleveland to victories

CLEVELAND — This isn’t how LeBron James wants or likes to play. It’s how he has to play. With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love sidelined by injuries, James has averaged an NBA Finals personal high of 35.7 shots and 41.0 points through three games against the Golden State Warriors. The performance, which includes personal finals Read More...The post Cavaliers: LeBron James doing whatever it takes to lead Cleveland to victories appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County...

Houston Chronicle

Five thoughts on Game 3 of the NBA Finals

Cavaliers 96, Warriors 91 In his sixth NBA Finals, with two rings already won, LeBron James does not need a defining moment, but the arguments always can use a bit more clarity. With James the answer to nearly every question brought by the Cavaliers’ injuries, James has put together one of the greatest Finals performances […]

News-Herald

Cleveland Cavaliers bench steps up in Game 3 of NBA Finals

LeBron James was Batman and Matthew Dellavedova was Robin, but more than two superheroes helped the Cavaliers hold off the Warriors in Game 3 on the NBA Finals.The Cavaliers, thin because of injuries to Kevin Love (shoulder) and Kyrie Irving (knee), got strong games off the bench from J.R. Smith and James Jones on June 9 at Quicken Loans Arena to help the Cavs to a tense 96-91 victory and a 2-1 Finals lead over the team that finished the regular season with the best record in the NBA.

Akron Beacon Journal

LeBron James scores 40 points, Cavs take 2-1 lead in NBA Finals following 96-91 win over Warriors

  CLEVELAND – LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are halfway to their first championship in franchise history. James scored 40 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and passed for eight assists, guard Matthew Dellavedova scored 20 points in Game 3 and the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 96-91 to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals Tuesday night. Game 3 is Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena. The injury-ravaged Cavs continue to find ways against the heavily-favored Warriors despite all odds. “We know we have to get more out of ourselves than maybe even humanly possible...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Game 3 second-quarter recap

The Warriors drew even early in the quarter at 26-26 when Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer.LeBron James and friends immediately retook the lead and maintained it going into halftime.James made a layup and J.R. Smith swished a 3-pointer after Iguodala’s 3-pointer to give the Cavaliers a 31-26 lead.Iman Shumpert returned to the floor for the Cavs with 5:31 to go in the quarter and buried a 3-pointer at 4:37 to make it 38-31. Shumpert left the game in the first quarter with a left shoulder injury.The Cavaliers took a 44-37 advantage into halftime after a 3-pointer by James Jones in the closing...

Akron Beacon Journal

Intensity and hustle of Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova even inspires the Warriors

CLEVELAND: For the second consecutive game, Matthew Dellavedova was supposed to follow LeBron James to the post-game interview podium. But that appearance was cancelled because Dellavedova was receiving intravenous fluids in the locker room for severe cramping. Later he walked to a waiting ambulance and headed to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment that likely meant spending what was left of the night in the hospital. Anyone who saw Dellavedova's effort in the Cavaliers' 96-91 Game 4 NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday in Quicken Loans Arena will not find the...

San Francisco Chronicle

Curry suffers a rare off night as Warriors lose to Cavs, James

The MVP who played big at Oracle Arena was wearing the wine and gold uniform of the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James carried his team around like a backpack, turning in a memorable, triple-double performance that ranks up there with some of the best in NBA Finals history — 39 points, 16 boards, 11 assists. Stephen Curry turned it on for some late game heroics, scoring a beautiful finger roll to force overtime. The whole thing was especially strange considering that Cleveland's masterful point guard, Kyrie Irving, had been lost to injury for the rest of the series in the overtime of Game...

San Jose Mercury News

Kawakami: LeBron James is a bit gloomy, and it's no wonder, as the Warriors are destined to win the NBA Finals

The Cavaliers' star can't do everything, and with teammate Kyrie Irving out with a broken knee cap, the outcome is virtally assured

Chronicle-Telegram

NBA Finals: No Kyrie Irving and no Kevin Love but no quit in Cavaliers against favored Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — The NBA Finals hyped as LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry now seems like James against the Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers are down another important player, with Kyrie Irving having surgery Saturday back in Cleveland to repair his fractured left kneecap. And with what was an already short-handed Cavs team down 1-0 Read More...The post NBA Finals: No Kyrie Irving and no Kevin Love but no quit in Cavaliers against favored Warriors appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1...

Plain Dealer

LeBron James: "I haven't gotten discouraged"

If there's one player on the planet you'd want on your team the day you heard Kyrie Irving broke his knee, it's LeBron James.

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Despite loss of Kyrie Irving, LeBron James still confident before Game 2: NBA Finals links

LeBron James remains confident despite the injury to Kyrie Irving and more NBA Links during the NBA finals.

San Jose Mercury News

LeBron James, Warriors mourn Kyrie Irving injury

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has surgery to repair fractured knee cap

Akron Beacon Journal

Browns legend Jim Brown maintains faith in Cavaliers’ title chances despite Kyrie Irving injury: ‘LeBron James knows what he is doing’

CLEVELAND: Jim Brown is maintaining his faith in LeBron James and the Cavaliers.The legendary Browns running back realizes the mountain James and the Cavs must climb to bring Cleveland its first major professional sports title since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964 became steeper when star point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a fractured left knee cap Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. But the Hall of Famer said he believes James and Co. can still reach the summit.Brown is so confident in James that he doesn’t even feel the need to offer him any advice about how to proceed...

San Francisco Chronicle

Blatt’s less-traveled path still led him to NBA Finals

Blatt’s less-traveled path still led him to NBA Finals Count Steve Kerr among the believers — he had Blatt lined up for the Warriors’ staff before Cleveland’s top job came open — but there are those who resent the notion of a coach coming over from Europe, with no NBA experience, and inheriting LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Love’s rebounding, three-point shots and astounding outlet passes took leave due to a first-round injury. Irving has been lost to knee surgery, one of the most disappointing developments in Finals history. The fact that he led Russia to the...

Akron Beacon Journal

Kyrie Irving needs surgery for fractured knee cap, but LeBron James insists he’s still not discouraged about Cavs’ chances in NBA Finals

OAKLAND, CALIF.: Weeks of wondering what’s wrong with Kyrie Irving and whether or not he’ll play have come to a definitive, unfortunate end. He is out and won’t be back until next season.Irving suffered a fractured left knee cap Thursday night and will need surgery to repair it, the team announced Friday. He is expected to miss three to four months, which would put him on target to return for October’s training camp.Irving was injured during overtime of Thursday’s 108-100 Game 1 Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors after fighting a bothersome left knee for weeks that constantly...

Plain Dealer

Both of LeBron James' NBA titles came after his team lost Game 1

LeBron James was really close to stealing Game 1 for the Cavaliers, before all hell broke loose.

Cavaliers Blog | Akron Beacon Journal

Kyrie Irving limps off in overtime, Cavs fall in Game 1 108-100 despite 44 points from LeBron James

  OAKLAND, CALIF.: The Cavs had a chance at the regulation buzzer, but lost Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors 108-100 in overtime in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. More importantly, they again have to wonder about the severity of Kyrie Irving’s knee injury. Irving limped off the court and into the locker room with two minutes left in overtime after playing great most of the night on his aching left knee. Irving’s loss for any extended period of time would be devastating to a Cavs team that nearly pulled an upset in the first thrilling game of these Finals. LeBron James scored 44...

Akron Beacon Journal

NBA Finals/Warriors 108, Cavs 100 (OT): Kyrie Irving hobbles off late, Cavs lose Game 1 despite 44 points by LeBron James

OAKLAND, CALIF.: The Cavaliers had a chance at the regulation buzzer, but lost to the Golden State Warriors 108-100 in overtime in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. More importantly, they again have to wonder about the severity of Kyrie Irving’s knee injury. Irving limped off the court and into the locker room with two minutes left in overtime after playing great most of the night on his aching left knee. Irving’s loss for any extended period of time would be devastating to a Cavs team that nearly pulled an upset in the first thrilling game of these Finals. LeBron James scored 44 points, his...

Akron Beacon Journal

Warriors 108, Cavs 100; Jason Lloyd's 27 thoughts on Irving's knee, Cavs' need for more help

  OAKLAND, CALIF.: Twenty-seven thoughts for 27 3-point attempts by the Warriors in the Cavs’ tough 108-100 overtime loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals… 1. Watching Kyrie Irving leave the arena on crutches, listening to him talk about being nervous and this knee injury feeling different than the others, one thing is now clear. The Cavs are going to have to find more help for LeBron James if they have any chance of ending this city’s title drought. 2. James scored 44 points and it still wasn’t enough. His final shot of regulation was not a high-percentage shot – he certainly...

Inside the Warriors | Oakland Tribune

Warriors’ Stephen Curry jokes he wants to be Akron product to deliver a championship as Cleveland watches

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry was born in the same Akron, Ohio hospital as the Cavaliers’ LeBron James. Curry within months had moved out of the state. James grew up in the area and now could lead Cleveland to its first… Continue Reading → The post Warriors’ Stephen Curry jokes he wants to be Akron product to deliver a championship as Cleveland watches appeared first on Inside the Warriors.