Mail.com: Cleveland Cavaliers https://www.mail.com/organizations/23154-cleveland-cavaliers.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Cleveland Cavaliers https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/organizations/23154-cleveland-cavaliers.html LeBron locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3 https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5217560-lebron-locked-game-4-locked-game-3.html INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James had that look — faraway, yet focused. The Boston Celtics have his undivided attention. Following one of the worst postseason games of his career, James provided a candid review of his performance after breaking down film of Game 3 in the Eastern Conference finals. "It wasn't toug... Tue, 23 May 2017 17:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5217560-lebron-locked-game-4-locked-game-3.html 2017-05-23T17:44:00Z Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5215972-warriors-ready-third-straight-nba-finals-appearanc.html SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. Durant is fully aware a tough challenge waits for them. It's why Durant signed with the Warriors and why Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green embraced him at the expense of their own stats. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 07:31:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5215972-warriors-ready-third-straight-nba-finals-appearanc.html 2017-05-23T07:31:00Z 'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5214540-hes-human-cavs-coach-defends-lebron-weird-loss.html INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile. Just as he did in Game 3. James did not address the media Monday, hours after one of the worst postseason games of his career, an 11-point, six-turnover, head-scratching atrocity in a 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics that — for the time being — has made the East... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5214540-hes-human-cavs-coach-defends-lebron-weird-loss.html 2017-05-22T20:25:00Z Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108 https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5212636-celtic-pride-bradleys-last-second-shot-stuns-cavs.html CLEVELAND (AP) — Leprechauns are imaginary. Celtic pride is very real. Avery Bradley's 3-pointer danced on the rim and dropped with less than a second left and Boston, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday night in Game 3 to end the champions' 13-game postsea... Mon, 22 May 2017 04:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5212636-celtic-pride-bradleys-last-second-shot-stuns-cavs.html 2017-05-22T04:29:00Z Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5210412-celtics-thomas-rest-playoffs-with-hip-injury.html BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury, further damaging — if not outright dooming — the team's chances in the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland. The Celtics made the announcement Saturday, a day after Thomas left Game 2 at halftime. The Cavaliers already led by an NBA-record 4... Sat, 20 May 2017 22:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5210412-celtics-thomas-rest-playoffs-with-hip-injury.html 2017-05-20T22:46:00Z Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0 https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5208852-cavs-send-celtics-to-record-loss-130-86-lead-serie.html BOSTON (AP) — An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. "I believe we've got another level, as well," he said after Cleveland steamrolled the Boston Celtics with 130-86... Sat, 20 May 2017 12:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5208852-cavs-send-celtics-to-record-loss-130-86-lead-serie.html 2017-05-20T12:41:00Z Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5208810-thomas-injured-celtics-find-low-game-2-loss-to-cav.html BOSTON (AP) — After Boston was beaten up in the Eastern Conference finals opener, Isaiah Thomas was confident the Celtics could bounce back in Game 2. "We're not scared of Cleveland," he said. "They're not the Monstars. They're not on 'Space Jam.' Like, they lace up their shoes just like us. They just happened to play better than us in Game 1." ... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5208810-thomas-injured-celtics-find-low-game-2-loss-to-cav.html 2017-05-20T04:39:00Z Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5208798-cavs-set-nba-record-with-41-point-halftime-lead.html BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record on Friday night by opening a 41-point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The 72-31 lead surpassed the 40-point margin held by the Detroit Pistons over the Washington Bullets on April 26, 1987. LeBron James scored 22 points in the first... Sat, 20 May 2017 02:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5208798-cavs-set-nba-record-with-41-point-halftime-lead.html 2017-05-20T02:06:00Z LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2 https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5205332-lebron-cavs-reeling-celtics-must-win-game-2.html BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He was efficient, scoring from the outside, rolling downhill and getting to the rim at will, passing to teammates and locking down Boston's scorers when called upon. With home-... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5205332-lebron-cavs-reeling-celtics-must-win-game-2.html 2017-05-18T22:08:00Z LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5202320-lebron-love-help-cavs-rout-celtics-117-104-game-1.html BOSTON (AP) — So much for the Cavaliers being rusty. LeBron James embarrassed every defender Boston threw at him and Cleveland picked up where it left off following a long layoff, rolling to a 117-104 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Love adde... Thu, 18 May 2017 04:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5202320-lebron-love-help-cavs-rout-celtics-117-104-game-1.html 2017-05-18T04:34:00Z Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0 https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5200820-warriors-5th-team-to-start-nba-playoffs-10-0.html The Golden State Warriors' rare unbeaten start this postseason doesn't necessarily mean they're on their way to a title. Golden State is just the fifth NBA team to win its first 10 playoff games in a given postseason. Only two of the four teams that previously achieved the feat went on to win the title. The Warriors aren't getting caugh... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5200820-warriors-5th-team-to-start-nba-playoffs-10-0.html 2017-05-17T16:44:00Z Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5198506-favorite-cavs-open-east-finals-road-vs-underdog-ce.html BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage. But they are still very much underdogs to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. That's because throughout this season the conversation hasn't so much been about which team would come out of the East, as much as how much resistance any... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5198506-favorite-cavs-open-east-finals-road-vs-underdog-ce.html 2017-05-16T22:30:00Z Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105 https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5195940-celtics-power-wizards-game-7-115-105.html BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas said he didn't feel any pressure entering the first Game 7 of his career. His play backed up his confidence and with the help of Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics bench, Thomas earned the biggest win of his career. Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5195940-celtics-power-wizards-game-7-115-105.html 2017-05-16T07:54:00Z Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5196290-celtics-seeking-validation-cavaliers-east-finals.html BOSTON (AP) — Ever since the Boston Celtics broke up their Big Three in 2013, they've sat idly this time of year while LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard have battled for NBA championships. With Isaiah Thomas leading the charge, the Celtics have rejoined the fray. Now it's time to see if they belong. Boston beat the Washington Wizards 115-105 i... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5196290-celtics-seeking-validation-cavaliers-east-finals.html 2017-05-16T07:43:00Z Rubber match: Cavaliers to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5194318-rubber-match-cavaliers-to-wear-goodyear-logo-jerse.html CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are teaming up with another Akron icon. Linked by geography and superstar LeBron James, the defending NBA champions on Monday announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Goodyear. The Cavaliers will wear the tire giant's winged-foot logo on the fronts of their jerseys starting next season. "This is a natu... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5194318-rubber-match-cavaliers-to-wear-goodyear-logo-jerse.html 2017-05-15T21:08:00Z Avery Bradley's defense has been key ingredient for Celtics https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5186006-avery-bradleys-defense-key-ingredient-celtics.html BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley has been doing all the little things to get the Boston Celtics over the hump this postseason. Yes, he created a buzz with his playoff-career high 29 points to give Boston a 3-2 lead over the Washington Wizards while backcourt mate Isaiah Thomas was facing double- and triple-teams during Game 5. But it's been ... Thu, 11 May 2017 21:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5186006-avery-bradleys-defense-key-ingredient-celtics.html 2017-05-11T21:49:00Z Cavs keeping eye on Warriors on collision course to Finals https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5182836-cavs-keeping-eye-warriors-collision-course-to-fina.html INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — As the sports world salivates while awaiting a seemingly inevitable NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is keeping his undefeated team focused on its next unknown opponent. And keeping an eye on the Warriors. "I'm always watching," Lue said. "I'm watching everybody." But maybe that Northern California team a little more. With ... Thu, 11 May 2017 00:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5182836-cavs-keeping-eye-warriors-collision-course-to-fina.html 2017-05-11T00:43:00Z Warriors await challenge after cruising to 8-0 in playoffs https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5177540-warriors-await-challenge-cruising-to-8-0-playoffs.html SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are four wins from their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals — and likely a third straight showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers. With four All-Stars, including two MVPs, it's not hard to see why. The Warriors eliminated the Utah Jazz in a sweep Monday night and are 8-0 in the postsea... Tue, 09 May 2017 07:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5177540-warriors-await-challenge-cruising-to-8-0-playoffs.html 2017-05-09T07:08:00Z Despite high mileage, James showing no signs of slowing down https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5174914-despite-high-mileage-james-showing-signs-slowing.html TORONTO (AP) — In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time. In fact, James may be more lethal now than ever. James averaged 26 points per game as Cleveland took down Toronto to win last year's Eastern Conference Finals in six games. This year, James is averaging 34.4 points, nine rebounds and 7.1 assists per game in ei... Mon, 08 May 2017 07:24:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5174914-despite-high-mileage-james-showing-signs-slowing.html 2017-05-08T07:24:00Z LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep Raptors https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5174338-lebron-james-scores-35-points-cavaliers-sweep-rapt.html TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. "It's rewarding... Mon, 08 May 2017 00:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5174338-lebron-james-scores-35-points-cavaliers-sweep-rapt.html 2017-05-08T00:02:00Z For LeBron, another Cavs' sweep is within reach https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5172140-lebron-cavs-sweep-within-reach.html LeBron James doesn't prolong the inevitable. The last seven times that James' teams have had a 3-0 lead in a playoff series, the matchup has ended in the most humane fashion — a sweep. He gets a chance at another Sunday, when Cleveland can oust Toronto and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. That's one of three Game 4s on Sunday's... Sat, 06 May 2017 16:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5172140-lebron-cavs-sweep-within-reach.html 2017-05-06T16:53:00Z James scores 35, Cavs take 3-0 lead with 115-94 victory https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5171442-james-scores-35-cavs-take-3-0-lead-with-115-94-vic.html TORONTO (AP) — Last year, LeBron James and the Cavaliers had their postseason win streak end in Canada. This time, Cleveland came across the border and kept right on rolling. James scored 35 points, Kevin Love had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Cavaliers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-94 on Friday night and take a 3-0 lead in their seco... Sat, 06 May 2017 03:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5171442-james-scores-35-cavs-take-3-0-lead-with-115-94-vic.html 2017-05-06T03:26:00Z Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5171232-sore-ankle-raptors-lowry-starting-lineup.html TORONTO (AP) — Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is active but was not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of Toronto's playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. A three-time All-Star, Lowry sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Toronto's Game 2 loss on Wednesday and did not practice Thursday. He worked out a few hours before Frida... Fri, 05 May 2017 23:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5171232-sore-ankle-raptors-lowry-starting-lineup.html 2017-05-05T23:19:00Z Road sweet road: LeBron relishes away games in playoffs https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5167636-road-sweet-road-lebron-relishes-games-playoffs.html CLEVELAND (AP) — For LeBron James, traveling isn't a violation, but rather a delight. After showing his passport at the Canadian border, James will settle in and take inventory of his new surroundings in Toronto on Friday. The Cleveland Cavaliers star will look into the crowd at Air Canada Centre, read a few of those hand-painted signs ... Thu, 04 May 2017 18:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5167636-road-sweet-road-lebron-relishes-games-playoffs.html 2017-05-04T18:30:00Z Unstoppable: LeBron scores 39, Cavs rout Raptors in Game 2 https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5165512-unstoppable-lebron-scores-39-cavs-rout-raptors-gam.html CLEVELAND (AP) — Unstoppable. Untouchable. Undefeated. Back on the playoff stage, where he's starred so many times before, LeBron James is making things look easy. James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifina... Thu, 04 May 2017 03:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5165512-unstoppable-lebron-scores-39-cavs-rout-raptors-gam.html 2017-05-04T03:40:00Z LeBron James to pay teammate's $6K fine for Game 1 ejection https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5160976-lebron-james-to-pay-teammates-6k-fine-game-1-eject.html CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James will save Dahntay Jones some money again. After Jones was assessed two technical fouls and ejected from Monday's series opener between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, James said he planned to pay the automatic $6,000 fine ($2,000 for each technical, $2,000 for the ejection) that accompanied the penalties. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 15:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5160976-lebron-james-to-pay-teammates-6k-fine-game-1-eject.html 2017-05-02T15:53:00Z Major hops: LeBron scores 35, grabs beer as Cavs top Raptors https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5159234-major-hops-lebron-scores-35-grabs-beer-cavs-top-ra.html CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James resisted drinking some beer. He downed the Raptors again instead. James grabbed a bottle of beer on the sideline while scoring 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 24 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off following a long layoff and throttled Toronto 116-105 on Monday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5159234-major-hops-lebron-scores-35-grabs-beer-cavs-top-ra.html 2017-05-02T03:08:00Z We meet again: Cavs, Raptors back together in postseason https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5156552-we-meet-again-cavs-raptors-together-postseason.html CLEVELAND (AP) — We The North vs. We Are The Champions. One round earlier than a year ago, Toronto and Cleveland are meeting again in the NBA playoffs. On the way to winning their first title last season, LeBron James and the Cavs took care of the Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals, a series that was tied 2-2 before Cleveland won the final two games. The teams finished... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5156552-we-meet-again-cavs-raptors-together-postseason.html 2017-04-30T23:06:00Z Cavs, Warriors sweeps mean time to rest, get mental breather https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5153126-cavs-warriors-sweeps-time-to-rest-mental-breather.html OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant can take some pressure off that tender left calf. LeBron James has extra time to recoup after barely leaving the floor in the first round. Golden State coach Steve Kerr scheduled some medical appointments as he deals with debilitating symptoms still affecting him nearly two years after complications from a pair of back surgeries. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5153126-cavs-warriors-sweeps-time-to-rest-mental-breather.html 2017-04-28T23:16:00Z Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5150626-tested-again-resilient-raptors-rest-up-cavs-rematc.html MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs. They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cleveland Cavaliers again. At the least, the Raptors will need to get better at holding onto big leads after blowing a 25-point advantage against the Milwau... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5150626-tested-again-resilient-raptors-rest-up-cavs-rematc.html 2017-04-28T06:25:00Z