3:13 AM EDT, Tue May 05, 2015
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 45 mins ago

Cleveland Cavaliers' slow start and a pair of mistakes prove costly against Chicago Bulls: Fedor's five observations

No Kevin Love. No J.R. Smith. No win for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Bulls 99, Cavs 92; Jason Lloyd's 28 final thoughts on defense, lineups and an early deficit

CLEVELAND: Twenty-eight thoughts for 28 defensive rebounds in a disappointing 99-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday… 1. I was chatting with a couple of Cavs playoff veterans during the Celtics series about what it feels like to lose a playoff game. Drop a game and it feels like you’re going to lose the series. Fall behind in a series and it feels like the world is ending.  2. That’s the position the Cavs are in today. It probably feels worse than it really is, but losing the first game of a series at home is never a good way to begin....
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers have trouble with Chicago Bulls, but aren't in big trouble yet -- Terry Pluto (photos)

The Cavs were outscored, 13-2, to start the game and never really could catch up.
Akron Beacon Journal 2 hours ago
Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 1 second-quarter recap

Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 1 second-quarter recap

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James got going in the quarter when the Cavaliers needed them.The duo combined for 22 points in the quarter after scoring just seven points in the first quarter. Irving made 1-of-7 shots from the field to open the game, but he caught fire during the final eight minutes and 40 seconds of the second quarter to help the Cavaliers mostly erase a double-digit deficit.Irving scored 10 consecutive points for the Cavs during a spurt that saw the home team cut its deficit from 35-23 to 39-33. Irving made a jumper, a 3-pointer, three free throws and a layup during the run. He...
Akron Beacon Journal 2 hours ago
Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 1 fourth-quarter recap

Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 1 fourth-quarter recap

The Bulls closed the quarter in Quicken Loans Arena with significant contributions from a Big Three featuring Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler to defeat the Cavaliers.Rose, Gasol and Butler each made big baskets down the stretch as the Cavs attempted to come back from a double-digit deficit. The Cavs cut the deficit to two points (86-84) on a basket by LeBron James, but got no closer because of the shot-making abilities of Rose, Gasol and Butler.Whenever the Bulls needed a basket, Rose, Gasol and Butler responded and found a way to score on either jumpers, layups, 3-pointers or free...