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  • Dwyane Wade to the Cavaliers? LeBron James' camp 'fairly confident' it'll happen this year

    Wade’s best shot at landing in Cleveland is negotiating a buyout, which will likely cost him some of his $23.8 million salary.

    There’s a good chance that Dwyane Wade will join the Cleveland Cavaliers and reunite with LeBron James in pursuit of another NBA championship at some point this season, Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon said on a podcast with colleague Chris Fedor.

  • Dwyane Wade will sign 1-year, $2.3 million deal with Cavaliers, per report

    Wade will team up with his good friend LeBron James.

    Dwyane Wade has reached an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will sign a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the team Wednesday, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Wade had agreed to a buyout with the Chicago Bulls Sunday and was officially put on waivers by the team Monday.

  • Dwyane Wade, Bulls agree on contract buyout, according to report

    Wade is a free agent now. Where will he go?

    Dwyane Wade is a free agent again. He’s agreed to a buyout of the remaining year on his contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

    That frees Wade to join a contender, which was long expected once the Bulls traded Jimmy Butler and committed to a rebuilding effort. A reunion with LeBron James and the Cavaliers is possible, but the Spurs are in the mix, as is a reunion with the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • Dwyane Wade, Bulls expected to reach buyout agreement ‘at some point in the next few months’

    Wade would then become a free agent as Chicago looks to rebuild.

    Dwyane Wade’s homecoming may be cut short.

    Wade and the Chicago Bulls are expected to reach a buyout agreement in the coming months, according to ESPN’s Nick Friedell, who writes that the 35-year-old guard “isn't long for the organization's future.”

  • E-Painters, Beermen go for second win

    WINNERS in their PBA Philippine Cup debuts, the Rain or Shine Elastopainters and San Miguel Beermen try to build on their good start and go for their second win against separate opponents in league action today at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

    The Elastopainters tussle with the Mahindra Floodbuster in the curtain-raiser at 4:15 p.m. while the Beermen engage the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters in the night cap at 7 p.m.

    Rain or Shine, coached anew by Caloy Garcia, began their campaign in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association tournament on the right foot, fashioning out a 101-87 win over TNT KaTropa on opening week.

  • Elfrid Payton’s career night leads hot-shooting Magic past the Hawks

    Career highs in points and assists from Payton led the Magic’s monster offensive performance on the road.

    It’s unclear when the Magic’s defense is going to return to the standard they established in recent weeks, but for now they’re relying on their offense to carry them, and it’s never looked better. Thanks to Elfrid Payton’s outstanding performance off the bench, scoring 26 and dishing 14 assists, both career highs, as well as big scoring nights from Serge Ibaka (29) and Evan Fournier (23), the Magic were able to win a shootout in Atlanta, 131-120.

  • Enes Kanter proved his worthlessness in Thunder win over Bulls

    20 points and 11 rebounds are just numbers. Let’s look at the plays.

    The myth of Enes Kanter being a worthwhile addition to the Oklahoma City Thunder continues to hold merit in Thunder forums. After the 106 to 94 win at the Bulls tonight, Enes specifically mentioned team defense as a reason for the team’s dominant third quarter.

  • Eric Bledsoe paces Suns to season sweep of Toronto Raptors with 40 points in 115-103 win

    Bledsoe’s 40 points is a career high

    For three quarters, the Toronto Raptors held the fort against the Phoenix Suns, taking a lead early in the 1st quarter and protecting it for an 85-82 advantage entering the 4th quarter.

    Then Eric Bledsoe laid siege to that fort.

  • Evan Turner’s Fourth Quarter Overwhelms Lakers; Blazers win 118-109

    Evan Turner scored 12 points in the final frame, and L.A. came up empty from the field for over five minutes down the stretch, helping the Blazers to a franchise record ninth consecutive win against the Lakers.

    Damian Lillard’s return from a 5-game absence was supposed to be the story tonight when the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers faced off at the Moda Center.

    But the Blazers’ much maligned Evan Turner upstaged Lillard down the stretch, scoring 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and inspired the Blazers to a 118-109 victory. D’Angelo Russell led the way for the Lakers with 22 and Jordan Clarkson added 21 off the bench.

  • Excitement isn’t high for another Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals, but you can still enjoy it

    The excitement isn’t really there for general NBA fans on a fourth consecutive Cavs-Warriors Finals. But it can still be enjoyed.

    It may as well have been scheduled — the NBA Finals we saw coming as soon last year’s ended is here, and many people could not be less enthused about it. But it’s also OK to enjoy this Finals matchup for what it is.

  • Final (2 OT): Nets 127, Clippers 122

     The Clippers controlled the first three frames, but a huge performance from Sean Kilpatrick in the fourth quarter and overtimes helped the Clippers to a third consecutive loss.

    Led by a career-high 37 points from Sean Kilpatrick, the Brooklyn Nets upset the Los Angeles Clippers 127-122 in double overtime Tuesday night. The Clippers were in command for the first three quarters before a barrage of triples catapulted Brooklyn back into it. The Nets drilled all six of their threes in the final frame, with Kilpatrick netting 20 points in the final 12 minutes alone.

  • Final Score: Cavaliers dominate the Knicks 126-94

    The Cavaliers had no problem disposing of the Knicks Wednesday.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers (15-5) are a better basketball team than the New York Knicks (12-10), and they showed just that Wednesday night in their 126-94 victory in Madison Square Garden.

    The Cavs were in control of the game pretty much from the jump Wednesday. They led 36-26 after the first quarter thanks in large part to 16 early points from forward Kevin Love, who started the game by going 5-9 from the field. Cleveland held a double digit lead for much of the first half, though the Knicks were able to cut it to lead to 51-42 near the five-minute mark of the second quarter.

  • Final Score: Cavaliers handle Raptors for easy 116-105 Game 1 victory

    The Cavaliers certainly looked well-rested in their win against the Raptors.

    The Cavaliers hadn’t played since April 23rd, when they finished off their sweep of the Indiana Pacers. Well, they looked very well rested as they ran the Toronto Raptors off the floor with a 116-105 Game 1 victory that wasn’t even remotely as close as the Final score appeared.

  • Final Score: Cavaliers top the Pacers in 2OT

    It took two overtimes, but the Cavaliers pulled out a win.

    It wasn’t pretty, but the Cleveland Cavaliers got a much needed 135-130 win against the Indiana Pacers in double overtime. It was an inconsistent effort from the Cavs, who clearly need to work on their communication on both ends of the floor.

  • Final Score: Cavaliers withstand Celtics run, win Game 1 117-104

    The Cavaliers dominated in Game 1 in Boston.

    It was always going to be an uphill battle for Boston in this series, and Game 1 confirmed that.

    The Cavaliers absolutely wrecked the Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in a game that was never particularly close despite a big push from Boston to cut the lead to 17 points heading into the fourth quarter.

  • Final Score: Cavs beat Hawks 123-114

    The Cavs made a season-high 20 three-pointers in the win.

    Surprise, surprise: The Cleveland Cavaliers are hard to beat when they shoot well from behind the arc.

  • Final Score: Cavs beat Raptors 109-102, advance to Eastern Conference Finals

    The Cavs are now 8-0 in the playoffs and will get more time off. 

    With a 109-102 road win Sunday in Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, the Cleveland Cavaliers are onto the Eastern Conference Finals.

    The Cavs, like they did in Game 3, came out cold in the first quarter. With 4:39 to play, Cleveland trailed 18-8 with the Toronto going on a 13-2 run.

  • Final Score: Cavs dominate Celtics 135-102 to advance to NBA Finals

    In a complete team effort with standout offensive performances, the Cavs secured their place in the NBA Finals for the third straight year.

    As it turns out, the regular season was largely meaningless. We end up where we thought we’d be. The Cleveland Cavaliers will play the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. Like last year, both teams will enter the matchup healthy. Unlike last year, the Warriors have Kevin Durant.

  • Final Score: Cavs fall 106-101 vs. Pistons for third straight loss

    J.R. Smith’s return did not go as planned.

    Watching the Cleveland Cavaliers means confronting what you really think matters. Does energy matter? Does continuity matter? Does this particular game matter? Does anything in this world matter?

    They should, all of them. The Cavs are a force of contradictions, one minute looking dominant and the next looking like they’ve never played together before. Before the game discussing energy, at some moments having none. Speaking of plans, playing without one.

  • Final Score: Cavs fall 106-102 vs. Pacers in second preseason game

    Cleveland’s starters played well, but the bench fell apart.

    While their starters were on the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers dominated. When they were off the court, not so much.

    In a 106-102 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ starters outplayed the Pacers and lead by double-digits for long stretches of the game. Lead by a 20 point performance from Dwyane Wade, 17 points from Jae Crowder and 15 points for Derrick Rose, Indiana was no much for Cleveland early.