Daily News – May 21, 2017

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Celtics vs. Cavaliers, Eastern Conference finals Game 3 preview
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cavaliers (10-0) will host the Boston Celtics (8-7) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at 8:30 p.m. Sunday (TNT).

Last meeting: The Cavs won 130-86 in Game 2 on Friday night.

Cavs fast fact: They can become just the third team in NBA history to start the playoffs 11-0, joining the 1989 and 2001 L.A. Lakers. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Are Cleveland Cavaliers sending a message to Golden State? — Terry Pluto
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — This is the third year for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Big Three of Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James being together.

But it’s only their second full trip through the NBA playoffs.

In 2015, Love was injured in the first round. Irving was in and out of the lineup until leaving for good with a fractured kneecap in Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. CLICK HERE to read full story.

Why Tyronn Lue didn’t rest Cavaliers starters earlier in Game 2 blowout of Boston
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cavaliers were so good Friday night, they even mopped well.

One of Celtics coach Brad Stevens’ takeaways from Cleveland’s historic 130-86 dismantling of his team was how well the Cavs’ reserves played after the issue was well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue pulled his starters with 1:47 left in the third quarter of what was the most lopsided win in Eastern Conference finals history. The score was 99-53 when LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith headed for the bench, but the reserves twice pushed the Cavs’ lead to 50 in the fourth quarter. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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