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  • Cavs get Kevin Love back and beat Utah 91-83, but lose three more players

    The Cavs won and Kevin Love returned to game action nearly two weeks early from knee surgery, but the question must be asked:

    What is going on with the injuries on this team?

    Cleveland beat the Utah Jazz 91-83 Thursday night behind 33 points from LeBron James. Love, who had missed the last 13 games, contributed 10 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes.

  • Cavs officially sign Larry Sanders, waive Andrew Bogut

    When the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers lost Andrew Bogut for the remainder of the season due to a fractured tibia just 58 seconds into his debut, they were left searching for a suitable replacement who is both capable and eligible for this year’s playoff run and title defense. Now, it seems they have found their man.

  • Cavs rout ailing Grizzlies 103-86

    Kyrie Irving didn’t play, but that was hardly a problem for the Cavs

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are now 18-5. They are the NBA champs. There are some soft spots in the armor, perhaps, but this is a very good team. A year ago at this time, Kyrie Irving was coming back from a devastating knee injury. Many had expected Kevin Love to assert himself in Irving’s absence, show the multi-faceted offensive game that made him a superstar in Minnesota.

  • Cavs thrash Suns without Kevin Love, 118-103

    No Kevin Love? No problem, as the Cavs beat the Suns 118-103.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made easy work of the Phoenix Suns tonight, winning 118-103. Without Kevin Love, the Cavs thrived against one of the league’s worst teams, taking advantage of the Suns’ poor perimeter defense and their lack of offensive flow. The Cavs hit 19 threes for the game, forced Phoenix to only attempt that many, and posted 29 assists for the game. After the West coast road trip, this was a welcome win to get refocused with four of the next five games coming in Cleveland.

  • Cavs v. Warriors II: Warriors storm to 126 - 91 victory

    It was a vulgar display of power for 48 minutes, with the Warriors leading wire-to-wire en route to a second strong showing against the Eastern Conference’s best. The Warriors will have to win the Western Conference in order to see the Cavaliers again this season.

  • Celtics continue hot streak, beat Grizzlies 113-103

    Boston’s starting backcourt came up big, and Gerald Green added some much needed offense off the bench.

    The last time Isaiah Thomas played the Grizzlies, he dropped a career high 44 points. He didn’t quite match that, but he still kept up his “Eastern Conference Player of the Week” form. He extended his 20-points-in-a-game streak to 16, the longest in the NBA this season. He wasn’t alone though, as Avery Bradley (23 points) and Gerald Green (19) posted some nice scoring numbers as well.

  • Celtics sign Green, Zeller and three 2016 Draft picks

    The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent guard/forward Gerald Green, re-signed center Tyler Zeller and signed 2016 NBA Draft picks forward Jaylen Brown, guard Demetrius Jackson and forward Ben Bentil.

  • Celtics starters show their skills, beat the Heat 105-95

    Good teamwork gets the Celtics the win in Miami despite a shaky second half

    Due to injuries, the Celtics’ starting lineup has seen limited time together on the court this season, but when they have played together it has been pretty impressive. This game against the Heat saw the starters impress yet again as, despite some setbacks in the second half, the healthier Celtics were able to overcome their opponents handily.

    Even though they were visiting the Heat’s hometown it was the Celtics that were on fire. Finally able to roll out virtually a full roster (minus Gerald Green, who was out with a hamstring injury) the Celtics looked a lot more like the force that they were expected to be this season.

  • Celtics stay on top of Wizards defeating conference rivals 110-102

    The luck of the Irish overcame the dark magic of the Wizards in this must-win matchup between two of the best teams in the East.

    In a must-win matchup that was both a possible playoff preview and a battle for the second-seed in the East the home crowd was rippling with anticipation as the rivalrous showdown began. Both teams started with intense energy on both ends of the floor, challenging each other on every possession. The result was a closely contested quarter where each side struggled to gain advantage.

  • Celtics survive Bucks in overtime 112 - 108

    Big lead, lose lead, win in overtime.

    Playing the second half of a back-to-back and their fourth game in five nights, the last thing the Celtics needed was overtime with the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

    Of course, that’s exactly what they got.

  • Celtics vs. Bulls, 2017 NBA playoffs: Schedule, scores, predictions, and news

    Boston took the No. 1 seed, and now they can prove they’re worth it.

    The Boston Celtics are somehow the No. 1 seed, and the Chicago Bulls are somehow in the playoffs. Neither seemed likely a couple weeks ago, but here we are, with both teams earning a chance to face off against each other.

  • Charles Barkley: Golden State Warriors still a flawed team even with Kevin Durant

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Charles Barkley didn't want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn't sure Durant changes things now that he's there.

    In Barkley's mind, the Warriors are still a flawed team.

  • Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden

    James Dolan says Charles Oakley has been indefinitely banned from all future Knicks games at Madison Square Garden, saying that it “hopefully won’t be forever” on ESPN New York radio on Friday afternoon. The ban comes in the wake of Oakley’s arrest at The Garden on Wednesday.

  • Chasson Randle will come to training camp with the Knicks

    Nice:

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    Point guard Chasson Randle has signed a free agent contact with the Knicks, the Daily News has learned. Partial guarantee.

    2:06 AM - 4 Aug 2016"

  • Check out every NBA franchise’s best ever starting five

    SINCE we’re in the dregs of the NBA off-season, it felt like the right time to stir up some debate. We came up with the all-time line-up for every NBA franchise, but that wasn’t good enough. Then, we ranked them.

  • Chicago Has Best 3-PT Performance of the Season in 117-99 Victory Over LeBron-less Cleveland

    Jimmy Butler had a triple double and Dwyane Wade was a stolen-rebound-by-Felicio away from his own as well.

  • Chicago Takes an 11th Straight Dinosaur-Sized Dump on Tortrashto in a 105-94 Victory

    Jimmy Butler returned to the court and promptly put on an offensive showcase, even without a working jumper.

    It happened again. Somehow, some way, it happened yet again.

    No Dwyane Wade, no Nikola Mirotic, no Paul Zipser, no problem! The Chicago Bulls returned to the United Center from their Western Conference road trip this evening and managed to pull off their eleventh straight victory over the Tortrashto Trashtors in a 105-94 victory.

  • Chicago Wins 20th Home Game in a Row on Thursday Night TNT with 99-93 Victory over Cleveland

    The win for the Bulls also represents a 2016-17 regular season sweep of the Cavaliers.

    In a world plagued by uncertainty and risk, these are the three things you can always count on to make their presence felt. Logic and reason be damned, the Chicago Bulls are not going to lose to any basketball team on a Thursday Night Turner Network Television game at home, and that narrative will remain cemented for at least another seven or eight months after this evening.

  • Chris Bosh isn't going away quietly, and that's a problem for the Heat

    There are complex layers behind Bosh’s desire to play again. Unpeeling them will not be easy.

  • Chris Bosh says he’s ‘ready to play,’ but the Heat remain silent

    The Miami Heat star, who has suffered from blood clots in each of the last two seasons, said he is ready to return to the court. The Heat, however, have yet to give him medical clearance.