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Is LeBron slowing down?

10:00 AM ET This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s May 8 NBA Playoffs Issue. Subscribe today! IF THERE’S A LOW POINT of LeBron James’ career, you could make a case for Game 5 against the Celtics in the 2010 Eastern Conference finals. James is 25, in his athletic prime, coming off the ninth-best season in PER in NBA history to that point — the only players to have done better being named Wilt and Michael. Expectations are supernatural. Instead, everything this night fits a pattern of “general lameness.” In ...

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LeBron averages nearly a triple-double in first-round sweep

10:10 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — It could have been any conversation between any mother and son leaving a crowded live sporting event. The mother wanted to walk back to the hotel alone. It wasn’t too far from the arena, she reasoned. The son didn’t think it was a good idea. The mother countered by saying she could just hail a cab. The son said that with the game getting out, traffic would be congested and why not walk because it will be faster, just walk with someone. The son suggested ...

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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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LeBron James leads Cleveland to historic comeback win

2:51 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — It was as rough of a first half as LeBron James has faced in his career, followed by as dramatic a comeback as the 70-year history of the NBA has ever seen. The Cleveland Cavaliers erased a 25-point halftime hole to beat the Indiana Pacers119-114 on Thursday and go up 3-0 in their first-round series. It was the largest halftime deficit overcome in the history of the NBA playoffs. Cleveland trailed by as many as 26 points early in the third quarter. The Cavs flipped ...

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With playoff game No. 200 next, the best of LeBron James' postseason

11:00 AM ET With LeBron James about to play his 200th career playoff game Saturday against the Indiana Pacers (ABC, 3 p.m. ET), he will hit a milestone in what has been a prolific postseason career. Here’s a look at some of his most memorable playoff games: No. 1: April 22, 2006. It took LeBron James three seasons to finally make the playoffs but, when he arrived, he announced his presence with authority with a near flawless triple-double of 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in an 11-point win ...

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NBA disagrees with LeBron over sixth foul

8:22 PM ET MIAMI — The NBA disagreed with LeBron James‘ assertion that his sixth foul was called incorrectly in the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ 126-125 overtime loss at Atlanta on Sunday night. The league, in its “Last Two Minute Report” released Monday, upheld the referees’ decision, saying James pushed Paul Millsap in the back when the Hawks forward was airborne with 1:52 remaining in overtime, while also finding three officiating errors that went against Cleveland. “I heard about it,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said before his team played the Miami Heat ...

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No rest for LeBron, Kyrie until 1-seed clinched

8:27 PM ET CLEVELAND — All season, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he would prioritize health over postseason seeding when it comes to managing his team. As the Cavs enter the last week before the playoffs begin, he’s trying to achieve both. Lue said he intends to play both LeBron James and Kyrie Irving until Cleveland clinches the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Entering Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland held a 1 ½-game lead over the Boston Celtics for the East’s top spot with four ...

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LeBron passes Kareem in consistency mark

2:30 AM ET CLEVELAND — LeBron James still has a ways to go to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring mark, but on Tuesday, the King managed to one-up the Captain in one measure of point production. James scored his 10th point of the night on a fast-break layup to tie the Cleveland Cavaliers 49-all with the Orlando Magic in the second quarter. That made it James’ 788th straight game in which he scored in double digits, moving him past Abdul-Jabbar (787) for the second-longest streak of that kind in ...

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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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LeBron James on Cavaliers looking at signing Larry Sanders: 'Why not?'

12:46 PM ET ORLANDO, Fla. — The Cleveland Cavaliers did not waste time wallowing in their misfortune after Andrew Bogut suffered a season-ending leg injury in his first minute of action with the team. The franchise’s focus has turned back to free-agent big man Larry Sanders as a potential salve for their shoddy defense, and he could be signed as soon as this Monday, when the Cavs return home from their current three-game road trip, multiple sources told ESPN. Sanders, a spindly 6-foot-11, 235-pound shot-blocker who hasn’t played in the ...

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