Daily News – May 13, 2017

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As LeBron James nears Michael Jordan for greatest playoff scorer, Wayne Embry thinks he’s reached Oscar Robertson’s level as best all time
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James could become the greatest scorer in NBA playoff history in the next round, and if or when it happens former Cavaliers general manager Wayne Embry can say he called it way back when.

“I just said then he was destined for greatness,” said Embry, 80, who ran the Cavs from 1986-99. “I didn’t know where it was going to go, but he’s destined for greatness. Here he is challenging Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] for being the all-time greatest scorer, but, you know, you could just see it coming back then.”

Embry spoke to cleveland.com Sunday in Toronto, before the Cavs’ Game 4 victory over the Raptors which completed a second-round sweep. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavaliers’ Tyronn Lue sees advantages of starting playoff series on road
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers will be watching Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night, mentally preparing for their next opponent and finally learning when their playoff series will start.

If the Washington Wizards win and push the matchup to a decisive Game 7, that finale will take place on Monday and the Cavaliers’ next series will begin Wednesday, with the starting location dependent on the winner of Celtics-Wizards.

If the Celtics win, the Cavs’ best-of-seven will begin Monday. In Boston. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

With playoff preparation starting in November, it might as well be Michigan for Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue
Author: Marla Ridenour
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

INDEPENDENCE: He used the “big lineup” successfully in February, the “shooterpalooza lineup,” as one beat writer dubbed it, with good results in Sunday’s closeout victory in Toronto.

He began practicing defensive sets for the playoffs in November.

If the Cavaliers’ Tyronn Lue was coaching Ohio State instead of the defending NBA champions, he’d start working on plays for Michigan in training camp, as has been the tradition in Columbus for years. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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