Daily News – April 6, 2017

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Rest for a weary Tristan Thompson can only help the Cavs in the long run — Bud Shaw
Author: Bud Shaw
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Consecutive game streaks are badges of honor.

Then again, so was the Warriors’ 73-win season that suddenly ceased to carry the conversation after Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

The Cavs soiled the Warriors’ record-setting work with a historic comeback. To reach the NBA Finals again, Cleveland needs a well-rested lineup that can be effective through mid-June. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Tristan Thompson upset the Cavs left him home from Boston, but sprain is significant
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

BOSTON — Tristan Thompson was upset with and surprised by the Cavs’ decision to leave him home from the team’s trip to Boston because of a thumb injury, which ended his precious consecutive-games-played streak at 447.

Sources with the Cavs and close to Thompson said he didn’t take kindly to missing Cleveland’s 114-91 win over the Celtics with a sprained right thumb, and that if Wednesday were a playoff game he could’ve taped the thumb and played.

But the sprain is significant, a source said, and Thompson’s going to miss at least one more game (Friday at home against Atlanta), if not more. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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