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LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2' may have found its director

By George Thomas Published: May 2, 2016

 

 

LeBron James may be in the midst of a playoff run, but talk of his exploits off the court received some notice Monday afternoon.

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Pregame: Hawks at Cavs, Game 1, conference semifinals

By Jason Lloyd Published: May 2, 2016

Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM,  La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish)

Injury report: Cavs - None; Hawks - Tiago Splitter (hip) out.

Officials: Scott Foster, Eric Lewis, Zach Zarba Alternate: David Guthrie (Replay Center: Kane Fitzgerald)

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LeBron James dislikes ref reports league releases after close games

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 29, 2016

INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James dismissed the importance of the league’s Last 2 Minutes report initiative and made it clear Friday he doesn’t see a use for them in the NBA.  

“It changes absolutely nothing,” James said.

In an effort to improve transparency, the league began last season releasing reports critiquing the calls officials make and do not make on games within five points with two minutes left.

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Cavs to host Atlanta Hawks next week in conference semifinals

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 28, 2016

The Cavaliers will host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the conference semifinals Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Hawks eliminated the Boston Celtics Thursday with a 104-92 win in Game 6 at Boston to advance.

The Cavs swept the Hawks in the conference finals last season and won all three games this season.

Outspoken TNT analyst Charles Barkley said Thursday night following the game he is picking the Cavs to win it all.

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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue: David Blatt 'definitely deserves another chance'

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 28, 2016

INDEPENDENCE: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue gave former coach David Blatt a strong endorsement one day after reports circulated that the New York Knicks interviewed him to be their coach.

“He definitely deserves another chance,” Lue said. “I thought Coach Blatt did a great and phenomenal job here. He taught me a lot. Just being friends with him and getting a chance to understand him was great for me. I know a lot of guys around here, we talked about it the other day, they miss him and his presence. I would just like keep in contact with him. Hopefully, he gets another job in this league because he deserves it.” 

Blatt interviewed with Knicks president Phil Jackson on Monday, according to multiple reports. He was fired at the halfway point of this season despite a 30-11 record and first place in the East. Blatt played with Knicks general manager Steve Mills at Princeton.

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J.R. Smith held out of practice with minor groin injury

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 27, 2016

INDEPENDENCE: J.R. Smith did not practice Wednesday after hurting his groin during Sunday’s Game 4 victory against the Detroit Pistons.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the injury is not considered serious and Smith should be fine to play next week when the Cavs open their conference semifinal series at home against either the Atlanta Hawks or Boston Celtics. The Hawks lead their series 3-2 and can close out the Celtics Thursday night at Boston.

Smith hurt the groin during the first half and was able to remain in the game Sunday.

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League declares Cavs' Kyrie Irving did not foul Pistons' Reggie Jackson on game's final play Sunday

By Jason Lloyd Published: April 25, 2016

Pistons guard Reggie Jackson was not fouled on the final play of the Cavs’ Game 4 sweep, the league ruled Monday, despite Jackson’s insistence referees should be fined or fired for blown calls.

Jackson appeared to have room to drive closer to the basket for a potential game-tying shot at the end of the Cavs' 100-98 victory on Sunday. But after beating Kyrie Irving on the final play, he instead pulled up for a 3-pointer to try and win it and left it short.

Jackson was upset Irving wasn’t called for a foul, but the league’s Last 2 Minute report declared the call was correct and Joe Borgia, the NBA’s senior vice president of replay and referee operations, showed through video why it wasn’t a foul.

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