INDEPENDENCE: The epitome of the Cavaliers-Wizards playoff rivalry occurred in Game 2 of their first-round series in 2008, when LeBron James went soaring to the basket and landed beyond the baseline after a two-handed shove from Brendan Haywood sent him crashing out of bounds.
CLEVELAND: Down by 2 and the ball in LeBron James’ hands, the Cavaliers were in a pretty good spot Wednesday. That’s what made James’ fumble so surprising in what became a 92-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, although James still saw progress even in defeat.
CLEVELAND: LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday for the 46th time in his career, the most in league history. James has won 27 of those with the Cavaliers, but this was his first since returning.