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Love Gets First Playoff Victory, Cavs Beat Celtics, 113-100

Love Gets First Playoff Victory, Cavs Beat Celtics, 113-100Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- After six seasons in the NBA, Kevin Love finally experienced a playoff game and victory on Sunday in the Cavaliers 113-100 win over the Celtics in round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Love scored 19 in the win and Kyrie Irving scored 30 in his first playoff game.  LeBron James added 20 in the win. "I just try to find a way to get [Love] touches," James said.  "Even though he was missing shots early, those were great shots and he was very aggressive and I just wanted him to stay with it." Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and 10 assists in the loss and Avery Bradley was held to seven points.  "We're still confident," Thomas said. "Guys are ready for Game 2, knowing that good or bad you've got to have a short memory. There are possibly seven games in this series and it could go either way." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kyrie Irving Scores 57 in OT Win over Spurs

Kyrie Irving Scores 57 in OT Win over Spurs Chris Chambers/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 57 points in the Cavaliers 128-125 overtime win over the Spurs on Thursday night. Irving scored 55 against the Trail Blazers on Jan. 28, but this one was extra special because it was against the defending NBA champions. "A few of those shots, it just left my hands and I kind of threw them up at the rim and I was lucky enough and blessed enough that they went in," Irving said. "It was such a fun game," Irving continued. "The crowd was into it. They sold out, they came to see a great game and it was. Once Bron gets into those step-back 3s, we were just looking at each other, 'Man, this is just so much fun.' " LeBron James held the franchise record with 56 against the Raptors in 2005, until Irving broke it. "The kid is special, we all know it, we all see it," said James, who finished with 31 points. "For him to go out and put on a performance like he did tonight was incredible." Spurs guard Tony Parker had 31 points in the loss. Tim Duncan finished with 18. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Harden Suspended One Game for Kick

Harden Suspended One Game for Kick Al Bello/Getty Images (HOUSTON, Tx) -- Rockets point guard James Harden has been suspended one game by the NBA after receiving a flagrant foul for kicking LeBron James in the groin. In a heated game between Houston and Cleveland, Sunday evening, James and Harden entered into a scrum for the ball. Harden fell to the ground and extended his leg into James's "man region." In all, five technical fouls were issued in the game that saw Houston come away with the 105-103 overtime victory.  "It was a pretty intense game that started off with a little scrum on the floor in front of our bench with Pat and LeBron," said Rockets coach Kevin McHale. "It just kind of stayed kind of chippy all game long, which is fine. Some games are chippy like that." Harden will miss Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

LeBron Misses Two Big Free Throws in OT, Rockets Beat Cavs 105-103

LeBron Misses Two Big Free Throws in OT, Rockets Beat Cavs 105-103 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- LeBron James missed two free throws with under five seconds remaining in overtime and James Harden missed his second one on purpose in the Rockets 105-103 win over Cleveland on Sunday. Harden led the way with for Houston with 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. "That's a very good team over there," Harden told ABC after the game.  "We were battling through injuries all season.  We wanted to come out here and prove that we were a good team." James, who finished with 37 points in the loss, could have given the Cavaliers the lead, but missed both free throws. "There is no excuse. I missed free throws," James said. "I missed the two biggest ones of the game to put us up with seconds on the clock and I didn't come through. I failed my teammates." The game featured some shoving from both sides and players scrambling on the court for loose balls, but James said that he wasn't bothered by it. "It was old-school basketball," James said. "When you have two teams with the same aspirations and trying to get better every day, it can get like that." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

LeBron Passes Scottie Pippen’s Assist Mark

LeBron Passes Scottie Pippen’s Assist Mark Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) -- On Tuesday night, LeBron James became the most prolific passing forward in NBA history. James passed Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen for the most career assists by an NBA forward during the Cavaliers' 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons. James completed a pass to Kevin Love in the second quarter, which led to a 3-pointer and gave him 6,136 assists for his career, passing Pippen's 6,135. James ended up finishing the night with a game-high 11 assists. "It means way more than what I did passing Allen Iverson on Sunday," James said. "I've always took a lot of pride and I get more of a rush seeing my teammates succeed more than myself. And that's what an assist is all about. I was taught the game the right way and seeing my teammates succeed has always been something that I've cared about more than anything and that's what it's all about." James has a career average of 6.9 assists per game during his time with Cleveland and Miami. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: LeBron James Elected VP of NBA Players Association

Report: LeBron James Elected VP of NBA Players AssociationChristian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- According to Adrian Wojnarowski, LeBron James has been named the first Vice President of the NBA Players Association.   Chris Paul was elected the President of the NBPA back in August, overtaking now Kn...

Irving Nets 55 to Lead Cavs to 8th-Straight Win

Irving Nets 55 to Lead Cavs to 8th-Straight Win Chris Chambers/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, offsetting the absence of Lebron James, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Portland Trail Blazers 99-94 Wednesday night.The Cavaliers (27-20) have now won eight straight. Irving was on fire most of the game, scoring 29 of Cleveland's 54 first-half points. He also hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Cavaliers the win.Portland (32-14) received an admirable performance from LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge scored 38 points and grabbed 11 boards in the loss.Irving's 55 points is the most scored by any player in a game this season, and also breaks the Quicken Loans Arena scoring record that was held by Allen Iverson. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cavaliers Trade for C Timofey Mozgov

Cavaliers Trade for C Timofey Mozgov National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers traded two protected first-round picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for center Timofey Mozgov and a 2015 second-round pick. It's the second trade the Cavs have made in a week. They were part of a three-team deal that got them J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and a first-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Dion Waiters. "It was a deal that we worked on for quite some time," Cavaliers GM David Griffin said. "We're very excited about this. It fits our needs." The Cavaliers were in need of a center after losing Anderson Varejao for the season due to a torn Achilles.Mozgov reunites with Cavaliers' coach David Blatt, who coached him on the Russian national team in the 2012 Olympics in London.The Nuggets also receive a $4.6 million trade exception from the Cavs in the deal.The 7-foot-1, 250 pound Mozgov has played in 35 games this season, averaging 8.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cavaliers GM Griffin Defends Team, Coach Blatt

Cavaliers GM Griffin Defends Team, Coach Blatt National Basketball Association(CLEVELAND, Oh.) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are not off to the start everyone expected. After acquiring LeBron James and Kevin Love this offseason to team with young point guard Kyrie Irving, Cleveland was looked at as the best team in the Eastern Conference. Still, the Cavaliers are currently 19-15. The narrative is shifting to seek a scapegoat and first-year head coach David Blatt has become the target. General Manager David Griffin is not happy, accusing some in the media of purposely driving a story of a divide within the team. "This narrative of our coaching situation is truly ridiculous," Griffin told reporters on Sunday. "It's a non-story, it's a non-narrative. Coach Blatt is our coach, he's going to remain our coach. Do not write that as a vote of confidence. He never needed one. It was never a question. So don't write it that way." What really seemed to irk Griffin was when members of the media ignored comments by James that were in support of the team. "I heard the entire audio file of LeBron James' comments. No more than three different times he said, 'We are growing together every day. The team grows together every day and I am happy with who we have at the helm,'" Griffin stated. "But that wasn't a sexy pull quote, so we kept looking for something else, until we could pull something negative." Griffin emphatically denied the idea of Blatt being removed as head coach, saying "No change is being made. Period." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

LeBron James To Miss Two Weeks

LeBron James To Miss Two Weeks Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Oh) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers' season struggles may escalate as they are about to lost their best player. LeBron James will miss the next two weeks with knee and back pain, according to an announcement from the team via Twitter on Thursday.  James, who has missed the previous two games, re-injured his knee on Christmas Day against the Miami Heat, when he jumped over courtside seats. "I've been playing with it, and it goes away and comes back," he said. "So, the one in Miami kind of reaggravated it when I came out of the game in the third quarter." This couldn't come at a worse time for the Cavaliers as they have already lost Anderson Verajao for the season to an Achilles tear and Kevin Love has been battling routine aches and pains. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Fast Start Powers Cleveland Past Hornets

Fast Start Powers Cleveland Past Hornets Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers jumped out to a 21-0 lead over New Orleans and pulled away in the third as the Cavaliers (14-9) defeated the Hornets (6-18) 97-88 on Monday night. It was the third straight loss for New Orleans and the sixth straight home win for Cleveland. "We had a lull in the second quarter and in the third quarter, which really allowed them to get back in the game, but we sustained the effort for close to 48 minutes," Cavaliers forward LeBron James said. The 21-0 lead to open the game is the largest since a 22-0 lead for Portland against Boston in 2004. "Being 21 down against an elite team on their floor is tough to overcome," Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. "We played a good enough offensive game to win against a terrific team, but our first-quarter defense was obviously poor." Despite trailing 21-0, the Hornets did fight back and closed the gap to within two points. However, after cutting the deficit to 59-57, New Orleans watched as the Cavs went on a 21-9 run to end the third. James finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds while Kevin Love added 22 points and 28 rebounds for Cleveland. Meanwhile, Kemba Walker led the way for the Hornets, pouring in 24 points while Al Jefferson added 14. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

LeBron Leads Cleveland to Sixth Straight Win

LeBron Leads Cleveland to Sixth Straight Win Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- LeBron James had 24 points and a season-high 13 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers dominated Eastern Conference-leading Toronto 105-91 on Friday. It was the sixth straight win for the Cavaliers (11-7), who avenged an earlier home loss to the Raptors (15-5). "I feel really good with where I am but I feel even greater as far as where our team is right now," said James.  The Cavaliers held Toronto to 40.7 percent shooting (35-of-86) while picking up seven steals in the win. Cleveland also out-rebounded the Raptors 48 to 40 as Kevin Love controlled the glass with a game-high 13 boards. The Cavs led 30-21 despite 12 points from Amir Johnson, who finished with a game-high 27 points for Toronto. Cleveland eventually held a 51-44 advantage at the break but the Raptors took their first lead on Kyle Lowrie's three-pointer with 7:14 to play in the third, a 58-57 edge. The Cavaliers quickly regained control, going on a 16-2 run and never looked back. It was the third loss in five games for Toronto. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Cavs Snap Skid with Win over Orlando

Cavs Snap Skid with Win over Orlando Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James scored 29 points -- 16 in the first quarter -- as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Orlando Magic 106-74 on Monday night. Prior to the game, James called himself out by telling reporters "I stink" and taking responsibility for the team's lackluster performance. "I'm my biggest critic," James said. "I wasn't happy with my play the last week. No one puts any more pressure on me than myself. You go out and you just don't talk about it, you show it too." The veteran took his own advice and came out strong, scoring as many points in the first quarter as the Magic (6-10) did. James finished the day by shooting 9-for-17 and pushing the lead to the point where he did not play in the fourth quarter. As a team, Cleveland (6-7) controlled the game defensively with 14 steals and nine blocks, forcing 21 turnovers. "He's a great player and that's what great players do," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said of James. "They lead their team and make plays at both ends of the floor."  Orlando struggled offensively as well, shooting 36.3 percent (29-of-80) from the floor. The Magic, who had won consecutive road games, were playing without leading rebounder and scorer Tobias Harris for the second straight night. Victor Oladipo picked up the scoring, racking up 22 points in the loss. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Louis Williams Drops 36 in Beat-down of Cavaliers

Louis Williams Drops 36 in Beat-down of Cavaliers Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(CLEVELAND,Oh.) -- The Toronto Raptors smacked down the Cleveland Cavaliers as Louis Williams came in off the bench and paced the Raptors to a 110-93 victory, Saturday. Williams put up 36 points, completing 9 of 19 from the field including three from beyond the arc. "The thing was that [my teammates] saw that I had a hot hand and they kept coming to me," Williams said. "Just created a spark off the bench." No shot had as much impact as the three he drained at the first half buzzer that gave Toronto a 56-54 lead. From there it was all downhill for the Cavaliers according to LeBron James. "[Williams] changed the game, when he came into the game," James said. "We lost the tempo that we had." The Cavaliers began the season as the favorites to win it all. Hyped up as the new Big 3; which includes, James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers currently sit at 5-7.  "We're a very fragile team right now, we were a fragile team from the beginning," James said. "Any little adversity hits us, we just shell up."   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

LeBron Powers Cleveland to Win Over Nuggets

LeBron Powers Cleveland to Win Over Nuggets Christian Petersen/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Behind a near triple-double from LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a brief two-game skid with a 110-101 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday. James scored a team-high 22 points while also dishing out 11 assists and pulling in seven rebounds. Cleveland (2-3) led by 18 after the first quarter, which included nine total assists. The Cavs had just six assists in the their last game, a 100-102 loss to Utah. Despite only scoring two points in the period, James did have six assists by himself. As a team, the Cavaliers dished out 25 assists in the win. "We were in tune defensively from the beginning and ... sharing the ball," James said. "We were locked in. I was very pleased with that." Cleveland led by as many as 21 points in the second half, but the Nuggets (1-4) were able to claw their way back into the game. Randy Foye, who led Denver with 28 points, hit a layup with six minutes left in regulation to cut the deficit to 96-88. Less than 90 seconds later, it was a six point game. Dion Waiters then stole a pass from Wilson Chandler and dunked it home at the other end, stopping the Denver momentum and giving the Cavaliers a 100-92 lead. Despite being outshot from the floor, Cleveland was 24-of-33 at the foul line while the Nuggets went just 10-of-15. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Knicks Spoil James’ Return to Cleveland

Knicks Spoil James’ Return to Cleveland Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James' first game back in Cleveland as a member of the Cavaliers didn't have a fairy tale ending.Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 25 points to help the New York Knicks beat the Cavaliers 95-90 Thursday night, ruining James' homecoming.With 2:58 left in the game, the Cavaliers went on a 8-2 run to cut the Knicks' lead to three. But Anthony's jumper with 25.9 seconds to play made the score 92-87, ultimately sealing the deal for New York.James finished the game with 17 points on 5-for-15 shooting while also grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists. Kevin Love had a team-high 19 points and 14 rebounds in his first game as a Cavalier.James, who left the Cavaliers for Miami in the summer of 2010, re-signed with his home-state squad this summer. Since then, the team has acquired a multitude of new faces including Kevin Love, Mike Miller, and Shawn Marion.Before the game, thousands of fans gathered in downtown Cleveland to celebrate King James' return. There was a free concert featuring Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons in a parking lot across from Quicken Loans Arena.Tickets for the game were selling for more than $10,000 a pop on the secondary market and celebrities such as a Michael Strahan, David Beckham, and Justin Bieber all attended.James will now have to wait until Nov. 10, when New Orleans comes to town, to get another chance for his first win in Cleveland this season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Shawn Marion and Pacers Meet

Shawn Marion and Pacers Meet Dallas Mavericks/NBA(NEW YORK) -- Shawn Marion met with the Indiana Pacers on Monday and had a face-to-face meeting with the team president, Larry Bird. The sit downs came after Bird urged the free-agent forward to play next year in Indianapolis after losing Paul George to a compound leg fracture. Marion had been rumored to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and play with Lebron James, which is still a possibility. The Cavaliers however are restricted to only pay the big man a league minimum salary of $1.4 million per season while the Pacers will be granted a $5.3 million disabled player exemption due to George's injury. The All-Star forward has said he wants to play for a contender if he does wind up leaving the Dallas Mavericks, where he has spent the last five seasons. Last season, the 36-year-old averaged 10.4 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Bill Self: Wiggins Looking Forward to Minnesota

Bill Self: Wiggins Looking Forward to Minnesota Christian Petersen/Getty Images(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) -- Cleveland Cavaliers No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins doesn't mind that he's being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wiggins joined his former Kansas head coach Bill Self this weekend at a basketball camp in Kansas City and did not speak with reporters about the pending trade that would send him to Minnesota. Self spoke to reporters about what was said between Wiggins and himself. "When all this trade stuff started, I talked to Andrew and Andrew told me, 'I hope I get traded,'" Self said. "And I'm like, 'No you don't.' And he said, 'Coach, I do. It's better for me, knowing my personality and what I need to do, to go somewhere where I'm forced to be something as opposed to going in there where they're going to be patient with me and I'm going to be a piece.'" Self said that playing with an All-Star like LeBron James could only help Wiggins' career, but longterm, Wiggins is best suited to be in Minnesota. "Even though in a weird way everybody would love the opportunity to play with LeBron because you're guaranteed winning," Self said, "for the longevity of his career, he needs to develop that mindset to be the guy, for him to be great, and I think being Minnesota will help him do that." The trade between the Cavaliers and Timberwolves that will also send former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and a future 2015 first-round draft pick for Love cannot be completed until Aug. 23. "I think he's handled everything great. He's excited," Self said. "I think the whole thing that's been blown out of proportion a bit is that he's been in limbo. He's known since the summer that he'd be traded. It's OK. In some ways he's looking forward to going to Minnesota." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ESPN: Ray Allen Says He Will Play Next Season

ESPN: Ray Allen Says He Will Play Next Season Chris Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Guard Ray Allen has told people close to him that he willl play next season instead of retiring, according to ESPN NBA Insider Chris Broussard. Broussard also reports that while the Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to land Allen, the 39-year-old hasn't made up his mind on where he'll play. Allen, the NBA's all-time leader in 3-pointers made, played the last two seasons with LeBron James and the Miami Heat. During that time he averaged 10.3 points and 2.8 rebounds while connecting on 40 percent of his 3-point attempts. Allen has won two championships in his 19 NBA seasons and will only play for teams he considers title contenders. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

LeBron James Says He’s Not Going Anywhere

LeBron James Says He’s Not Going Anywhere Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AKRON, Ohio) -- It was a big party for LeBron James on Friday in his hometown of Akron. James spoke before his annual charity event here for schoolchildren about returning to Cleveland and said even though he's signed for two-years with an option to opt out after next season, he plans on staying. "My No. 1 goal is to win a championship here; it'd be the greatest achievement in my life," James said. "I don't plan on going nowhere. I don't have the energy to do it again." James said even with the addition of Kevin Love in two weeks to go along with All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and former Heat teammates Mike Miller and James Jones that nothing will come easy. "Even with the veterans we've brought in, even if we're able to acquire Kevin Love two weeks from now, it's still going to be a process," James said. "I know that firsthand. It was a process when I was in Cleveland. It was a process in Miami. It's going to be a challenge." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio
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