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LeBron lifts Cavs to historic second-half rally

3:41 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — One of the greatest comebacks in NBA playoff history occurred with LeBron James on the court for every single minute of the second half with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love not seeing a second of playing time in the fourth quarter on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point deficit, the largest halftime margin ever overcome in the postseason, to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks as ...

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Follow live: No. 7 Pacers visit No. 2 Cavs

LeBron James said he’ll take wins however they come in the postseason, by blowout or by the skin of his teeth. “Just want to win, man. I don’t care,” James said Monday. “You can have a fourth-quarter lead and lose you can have a four-quarter lead and win, be down and win. I just want to win the game. I don’t care what happens. If we give up 100 points and we win by one, I don’t really care.” Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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Having fun yet? Cavs hoping to make joyful noise in playoffs

10:00 AM ET Thursday night the Cleveland Cavaliers planned a team dinner, an annual event on the eve of the playoffs meant to boost camaraderie and usher in togetherness before the grind of the second season begins. They might need it. There have been a handful of thorns in the defending champs’ side during the regular season. They have had some technical issues and they have had some health issues — but what has been unexpected is some spiritual issues. The Cavs haven’t been having much fun lately. We’ve got ...

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Celtics' Thomas on Cavs: 'Just another game'

5:38 PM ET WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas knows there’s a chance that the Cleveland Cavaliers could rest key players on the second night of a back-to-back when the teams meet on Wednesday at TD Garden. Thomas doesn’t have a preference on whom the Cavaliers trot out in a game that could go a long way toward deciding the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. “I mean, at this point, I don’t care who plays,” said Thomas. “If they don’t play, that’ll be good. If ...

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LeBron says Cavs in a delicate state following loss to Spurs

9:06 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — Delicate. Of all the words LeBron James could’ve used to describe his team’s condition after a 103-74 beatdown at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, “delicate” was a rather odd choice. Upset would have worked. Frustrated, down, tired, confused — all would’ve been appropriate and expected after Cleveland dropped into second place in the Eastern Conference for the first time since November. But delicate? That’s the kind of word that makes you wonder just how concerned James actually is about ...

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How two uneasy moments made Cavs better equipped for Warriors

11:20 AM ET Prior to a Jan. 16 clash in Oakland between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, the defending champs had beaten their cross-country rival four straight times, including a historic Finals comeback and a Christmas Day thriller — a game in which Golden State coughed up a 14-point fourth-quarter lead and ultimately lost by a point. Even with the highly publicized addition of Kevin Durant, Cleveland still found a way to extend its winning streak over Golden State. In the days leading up to that contest in ...

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Cavs steadfast on Love: 'Not going anywhere'

1:45 AM ET WASHINGTON — The Cleveland Cavaliers looked to put an end to speculation about Kevin Love‘s future Monday after more trade rumblings involving the All-Star forward surfaced as the Feb. 23 trade deadline draws closer. “Not coming from our end,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said when asked about a New York Daily News report that cited a league source as saying LeBron James is pushing Cleveland’s front office to swap Love to the New York Knicks for Carmelo Anthony. “Kevin should be happy that teams want him. But ...

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Sources: Knicks keep after Love; Cavs stand firm

4:19 PM ET Ramona Shelburne Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN.com Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News Marc Stein Close ESPN Senior Writer • Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics The New York Knicks continue to pursue Kevin Love in advance of the Feb. 23 trade deadline despite the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ unwillingness to part with the All-Star forward in a deal for Carmelo Anthony, according to league sources. Sources said the Cavaliers, meanwhile, ...

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LeBron OK with all Cavs tryouts, even Lance

1:52 PM ET INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James says he supports the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ creative solution to the dearth of playmakers on their roster by holding a midseason free-agent minicamp Wednesday, but he did not favor one candidate over another. Cleveland will welcome free-agent guards Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich and Jordan Farmar, as well as forward Lance Stephenson, for a workout Wednesday afternoon. Lance Stephenson tried to get under LeBron James’ skin when the Pacers met the Heat in the playoffs for three seasons. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports “I got a ...

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Sources: Cavs to hold big free-agent workout

12:39 PM ET Reinforcements could be on the way for LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who had an underwhelming 7-8 record in January. Veteran point guards Mario Chalmers and Kirk Hinrich, and wing Lance Stephenson are scheduled to work out for the Cavaliers on Wednesday, league sources informed ESPN. League sources tell ESPN that former New Orleans Pelicans forward Lance Stephenson is one of several free agents slated to work out for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images Other free-agent prospects are expected ...

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