Daily News – May 24, 2017

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Kyrie Irving’s career night has Cavaliers on Finals doorstep with 112-99 win in Game 4 over Celtics
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — And after all of that, the Cavaliers are just five wins from their second NBA championship.

Cleveland outlasted the scrappy Boston Celtics 112-99 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night for a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 is at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Boston, and the Golden State Warriors will host Game 1 of the Finals on June 1.

The Cavs trailed by as many as 16 in the first half in Game 4 after suffering a stunning 111-108 setback in Game 3 to a Celtics team sans its best player, Isaiah Thomas. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


One day Kyrie Irving, not LeBron James, will be the Cavaliers’ top player
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND — The heir to LeBron James’ throne scored 42 points in a playoff game last night.

Not just any playoff game. But Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Thirty-six of them after James picked up his fourth foul. CLICK HERE to read full story.


‘Monster rebounder’ Kevin Love continues to get payback against Boston Celtics
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue blamed himself for not featuring Kevin Love in the first two postseason series, believing there were other areas to attack against Indiana and Toronto.

But the day after the Boston Celtics clinched their spot in the conference finals, Lue vowed to get Love more involved. The power forward has responded, recording his fourth straight double-double against the Celtics during Tuesday’s come-from-behind win.

Unlike Sunday night, Love didn’t lead a team-wide 3-point barrage. There wasn’t a 15-point outburst in the first quarter or a 22-point half. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


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