Hail To The King: Raptors Coach Dwane Casey Says Team Can't Watch LeBronA day after the Raptors fell into a familiar postseason hole with a 116-105 loss in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Casey was asked Tuesday if his players might be awed by James, the Jordan of this generation on a mission to make his seventh straight NBA Finals.
James, Cavs Come From 26 Down, Beat Pacers To Take 3-0 LeadThe Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Thursday night
LeBron James Feels Cavs Are Close To 'Turning The Switch' Despite Nearly Blowing A Second Consecutive GameJames said that even though the Cavs nearly blew yet another double-digit fourth quarter lead - this one 18 points - as they hung on for a 117-111 victory to take a 2-0 series lead over the Pacers.
Kyrie Irving Scores 37, Cavs Hold On To Beat Pacers 117-111After squeaking out the opener by a point, LeBron James and Co. showed more intensity on defense, more swagger in general and won their 10th straight first-round game over the past three seasons.
J.R. Smith Leaves Game 2 With Left Hamstring Injury, Iman Shumpert Provides SparkSmith limped to the locker room at halftime of Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers and will not return due to a left hamstring injury.
Tyronn Lue Doesn't Care If Cavs Are Still The Favorites In The EastThe defending NBA champions have gone from a "lock" to make a third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals to an underdog for some who favor the No. 1 seeded Boston Celtics, third-seeded Toronto Raptors or even the fourth team in the East, the Washington Wizards.
Cavs Notes: Kyle Korver Takes Over As LeBron's Free Throw DoctorPrior to the playoffs, Korver worked with LeBron James to modify his free throw mechanics after James shot .674 from the charity stripe during the regular season, a career low for him.
Kyrie Irving, Cavs Don't Feel Vulnerable After Escaping In Game 1 But They Showed They're Not InvincibleFormer Cav C.J. Miles missed a 14-foot jumper to give the Cavs a 109-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers to take a 1-0 series lead. After the Cavs escaped, their vulnerability came into question.
LeBron James Didn't Want To Talk About 'What If' C.J. Miles' Shot Went In SaturdayJames was asked after Saturday's 109-108 win in Game 1 over the Indiana Pacers if C.J. Miles' shot at the buzzer had gone in, what ripple affect would it have had on the Cavs considering how they stumbled down the stretch of the regular season.
LeBron, Cavs Escape With 109-108 Win Over Pacers In Game 1LeBron James scored 32 points and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, looking to flip the switch after a shaky regular season, began the NBA playoffs by escaping with a 109-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday in Game 1.
Fun Facts: Cavs - Pacers, Eastern Conference PlayoffsThe Cleveland Cavaliers begin defense of their 2016 NBA championship Saturday afternoon against the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Rivals And Friends, LeBron And George Meet In Playoffs AgainThe Cleveland Cavaliers, whose path through the Eastern Conference and a third straight NBA Finals appearance may not be the slam dunk once believed, begin defense of their title Saturday in the first round against the Indiana Pacers. The James-George matchup will attract TV cameras and likely set the tone for the series.