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James dominates, picks apart the Pacers in Game 5

Indiana coach Nate McMillan had it exactly right when analyzing his team’s 98-95 loss to the Cavaliers on April 23 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.”LeBron (James) had his fingerprints all over this game,” McMillian said. “He’s playing 40-…

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LeBron’s buzzer-beater gives Cavs 3-2 series lead over Pacers

LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Easter…

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J.R. Smith’s defense helps put Cavaliers in control of series | Jeff Schudel

A quick look at the box score at the end of the game on April 25 showed J.R. Smith was 0-for-6 on 3-point attempts and 0-for-8 overall with two rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes.”Swish,” was more like “Brick,” but Smith is a major reason the Cav…

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Cavs: George Hill to miss Game 5 vs. Pacers

Cavaliers starting point guard George Hill will miss Game 5 against Indiana with lingering back spasms.Hill also sat out Game 4, but the Cavs were able to hold on to a second-half lead and beat the Pacers to even the series. Hill has been bothered by a…

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Downtown Cleveland bars, restaurants get boost from Cavs, Indians fans

Even if the weather is a bit iffy, the street scene around Gateway Plaza will be hopping April 25 as the Cavaliers face the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p…

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Cavaliers aiming for better third quarter in Game 5

Yogi Berra would appreciate the struggles the Cavaliers are going through in their playoff series with the Indiana Pacers.Like the late New York Yankees catcher once said famously, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.

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Jordan Clarkson, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

MILWAUKEE >> Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year.Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought.Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason b…

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Cavaliers beat Pacers, 104-100, to even series at 2-2

INDIANAPOLIS >> LeBron James scored 32 points and combined with Kyle Korver for all but two of Cleveland’s final 13 points as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on April 22 to even the first-round series at two games a…

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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers beat Indiana Pacers to even series at 2

LeBron James scored 32 points and combined with Kyle Korver for all but two of Cleveland’s final 13 points as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday to even the first-round series at two games apiece.

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Unaccustomed to 1st-round holes, LeBron James and Cavs need win at Pacers

LeBron James is keeping his thoughts to himself.Whatever concerns – or confidence – he might harbor about his Cavaliers facing a 2-1 first-round Eastern Conference series hole heading into Game 4 at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday were not going to be mad…

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Cavaliers’ playoff offense missing in action | Jeff Schudel

Coach Tyronn Lue confidently said the Cavaliers defense, at the bottom of the league in the regular season, would be better in the playoffs. And is has been. The Cavs held the Indiana Pacers under 100 points in each of the first three games of their qu…

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Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

INDIANAPOLIS >> Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.Cleveland was 39-0 during th…

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Confident Pacers eager to protect home court against Cavaliers

INDIANAPOLIS >> The Indiana Pacers look loose and sound confident.They were laughing, smiling and joking around at practice Thursday as turned to a new task – protecting their home court this weekend against LeBron James.Sure, his sensational 46-point,…

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Now it’s LeBron James who needs help for Game 3, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says

The Cavaliers narrowly survived a late rally by the Pacers on April 18 at a noisy Quicken Loans Arena, and now they will try taking the series lead on April 20 in Indianapolis with crazed Pacers fans making the same kind of noise for their own team.If …

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Pacers confident heading to Game 3

The visiting Indiana Pacers were by no means downcast on April 18 after a 100-97 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.”We’re upset about this loss, but it’s just one game, the same as Game 1,” Pacers standout …

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Cavs hold off Pacers, 100-97, to even series

LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers, 100-97, at Quicken Loans Arena on April 18 night to even their Eastern Conference series at one g…

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LeBron James gets the message, Cavaliers get the win | Jeff Schudel

Call the undertaker. Tell him funeral services for the Cavaliers are canceled after the Cavs beat the Indiana Pacers, 100-97, on April 18 to even their playoff series 1-1.And those doom-and-gloom fans who want Tyronn Lue fired as head coach – can it.Th…

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Cavaliers look to become aggressors in Game 2

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and All-Star forward Kevin Love both used the word “aggressive” to describe the state of affairs in the team’s Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Pacers.The Cavs weren’t nearly as aggressive as they nee…

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Kyle Korver’s delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

Kyle Korver is getting daily treatment on his bruised right foot and taking medication to fight off a “nasty little bug” that has made its way through Cleveland’s roster.Only time can heal his broken heart.As he begins chasing a championship, Korver is…

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Campy Russell says Cavs must get physical with Pacers to win series

There is nothing wrong with the Cavaliers a heavy dose of hard work won’t cure, says Campy Russell, a former star player for the Wine and Gold and now part of the pre- and post-game shows on Fox Sports Ohio.Russell expects to see more effort, energy an…

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