Daily News – April 27, 2017

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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue hosting (private) watch party for Raptors-Bucks Game 6
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers coaches, front-office members, and support staff are gathering Thursday at coach Tyronn Lue’s house in Bay Village to watch the franchise’s next playoff opponent.

The Cavs don’t yet know who they will play in the Eastern semifinals next week, but the two candidates — Toronto and Milwaukee — will play in Game 6 of their first-round series Thursday evening.

Lue said approximately 60 to 70 members of the organization, but apparently not the players, will gather at his scenic, spacious home along Lake Road for the game and to eat. The team’s chef will be at the Lue mansion cooking up the food. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James’ body feels ‘worse’ when he doesn’t play, Tyronn Lue says
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Believe it or not, Kyrie Irving had the ball in his hands more than LeBron James did during Cleveland’s first-round sweep of the Pacers.

“Uh, hmm. I know they say numbers don’t lie but man, um, I’m trying to think about the possessions that I actually had the ball in my hands,” Irving said Wednesday when presented with the hard-to-fathom fact that his usage rate was higher than James against the Pacers. “But, nah, I don’t think it was maybe a subtle thing or anything like that. Man, Bron, had the ball for about four seconds some times and he was at the basket already.”

The issue here, the reason neither Irving nor you believes he had the ball more than James, is it seemed like James did everything in the first round and never left the court. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

By the Numbers: Pulling Past the Pacers
Author: Joe Gabriele
Publication: Cavs.com

Cavs.com digests the digits from the Wine and Gold’s four-game sweep over Indiana in today’s installment of “By the Numbers” presented by FanDuel.

1 … player in NBA history to average at least 32 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks in a series – LeBron James

.541 … Channing Frye’s career three-point percentage in 21 postseason games with the Wine and Gold – good for the top spot in franchise history – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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