All CATEGORIES
☰ Menu
Cleveland Cavaliers

Warriors 105, Cavs 97; Jason Lloyd's 51 thoughts on a 51-year drought and why Iguodala was MVP

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 17, 2015

 

CLEVELAND: Fifty-one thoughts for 51 years…

1. It’s 5:20 a.m. and Dressing Room H, the cramped NBA visitor’s locker room at Quicken Loans Arena, smells like Bourbon Street. Looks it, too. The Mumm Napa Brut Prestige champagne bottles, hundreds of them, have been picked up by two workers and placed in what appears to be about a 60-gallon trash bin. Those that didn’t fit went into a dumpster. The smell of cheap champagne – a bottle runs less than $20 – still hangs in the air and the walls are drenched in victory.

To read more or comment...

Andre Iguodala steps into leading role with Stephen Curry as Warriors win NBA championship

By Michael Beaven Published: June 17, 2015

 

CLEVELAND: The final horn sounded Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena with the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA championship.

Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry each scored 25 points to guide the visiting Warriors to a 105-97 victory over the Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

To read more or comment...

Cavs' LeBron James falls to 2-4 in Finals: 'It would hurt a lot easier if I didn't make playoffs'

By Marla Ridenour Published: June 17, 2015

CLEVELAND: The disappointment of falling to 2-4 in the NBA Finals has become almost too much for LeBron James to bear.

After seeing the Golden State Warriors close out their first championship in 40 years with a 105-97 victory in Game 6 Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers' star admitted that he's starting to wonder if the emotional and physical toll is worth it.

"I always look at it, 'Would I rather not make the playoffs or lose in the Finals?'" James said. "I don't know. I don't know. I've missed the playoffs twice. I lost in the Finals four times. It would hurt a lot easier if I just didn't make the playoffs and I didn't have a shot at it.

To read more or comment...

NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers say they have plenty of motivation over summer

By George Thomas Published: June 17, 2015
cavs17cut_35

CLEVELAND:  One word cropped up as the Cleveland Cavaliers dressed and prepared to exit Quicken Loans Arena for the last time in this season.

Motivation.

A long, bumpy playoff road traveled and they found themselves on the short end of an NBA Finals after seemingly being mixed in a lab over the course of six months beginning last summer with the return of LeBron James.

To read more or comment...

NBA Finals: Warriors defeat Cavaliers 105-97 to win series 4-2

By Michael Beaven Published: June 17, 2015

CLEVELAND: The Golden State Warriors finished off the Cavaliers and won the NBA championship Tuesday night by earning a 105-97 victory in Game 6 of The Finals.

Golden State concluded the series by winning three games in a row after Cleveland held a 2-1 advantage in the series just last week.

The Warriors maintained a lead throughout the entire fourth as Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry and others scored points in key moments as the Cavaliers tried to comeback.

The Cavaliers put together an 8-0 run to trail 75-68 with 10:13 to go. LeBron James capped the surge with a steal and dunk.

To read more or comment...

Cavs, LeBron James' season ends with 105-97 loss to Warriors in Game 6 of NBA Finals

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 16, 2015

 

CLEVELAND: LeBron James came home to win a championship. But just like the 51 years prior, this team and this city will have to yet again wait until next year.

James’ incredible postseason run fell short Tuesday with a 105-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors, ending the Cavs’ season in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

To read more or comment...

NBA Finals: Warriors lead Cavaliers 73-61 after three quarters in Game 6

By Michael Beaven Published: June 16, 2015

CLEVELAND: The Warriors continued to receive scoring from several players as they finished the third quarter holding a double-digit lead in Game 6 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers opened the third with buckets from Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson to take a 47-45 lead, but the Warriors responded with a 9-0 run with a 3-pointer from Harrison Barnes, a dunk from Andre Iguodala, a 3-pointer from Draymond Green and a free throw from Stephen Curry.

Golden State kept the pressure on Cleveland by holding a 61-51 advantage with 5:11 to go in the quarter after Curry found Iguodala streaking to the basket for a two-hand slam dunk.

Festus Ezeli put together a personal 6-0 run with a free throw, two dunks and another free throw as the Warriors led 69-55 with 3:04 to go in the quarter.

To read more or comment...

NBA Finals: Warriors lead Cavaliers 45-43 at halftime in Game 6

By Michael Beaven Published: June 16, 2015

CLEVELAND: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson concluded the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night with a two-hand dunk with three seconds to go following a missed layup by LeBron James.

Thompson’s jam cut the Warriors lead to just two points heading into halftime at Quicken Loans Arena.

Both teams struggled offensively at times during the first half, as James led all scorers with 15 points and all rebounders with eight. Thompson has 11 points and seven rebounds. Timofey Mozgov has seven points and nine rebounds.

The Cavaliers cut an eight-point deficit to two points by closing the second quarter on a 10-4 run. James scored six points during the stretch and Thompson added in four points.

To read more or comment...

NBA Finals: Warriors lead Cavaliers 28-15 after one quarter in Game 6

By Michael Beaven Published: June 16, 2015

CLEVELAND: Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala got into a shooting groove in the first quarter and helped the Warriors to a double-digit lead heading into the second quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 7-2 lead early in the first quarter, but the Warriors rallied back to hold a 13-8 edge moments later with Curry scoring nine points during the run.

Iguodala then got hot with two jumpers and a 3-pointer as the Warriors advantage reached 23-15 with under two minutes to go in the quarter. A Festus Ezeli dunk and a Harrison Barnes 3-pointer followed as Golden State dictated the tempo of the game.

Leaders

To read more or comment...

OHIO.COM VIDEOS

Prev Next

SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS