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The Timberwolves welcome Mike Miller, and not Kevin Love, back …

The Timberwolves welcome Mike Miller, and not Kevin Love, back to Minnesota (Video)

yahoo.com deadspin.com dimemag.com Updated 13 hours ago
Kevin Love’s Cleveland Cavaliers will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday in what will be the only time all season the Cavs will be billed as “Kevin Love’s Cleveland Cavaliers.” This is because Love will be playing in the Target Center for the …
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  • J.R. Smith Knows He Had Little To Do With Kyrie Irving’s 55 Poi…

    J.R. Smith Knows He Had Little To Do With Kyrie Irving’s 55 Points (Pic)

    dimemag.com deadspin.com 13 hours ago
    We were talking with another basketball writer last night and we both made comments about how much fun J.R. Smith gets out of being a professional basketball player. There are some characteristics he’s missing that could elevate his game to another leve…
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  • Kyrie Irving scores career-, NBA-season-high 55 points to lead …

    Kyrie Irving scores career-, NBA-season-high 55 points to lead LeBron-less Cavs past Blazers

    yahoo.com ESPN.com nba.com dimemag.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    You know that old saying, "It's not how you start, but how you finish that matters?" Well, Kyrie Irving started by missing his first seven shots on Wednesday night, contributing one lonely technical free throw through the first 10-plus minutes…
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  • Watch Kyrie Irving Hit Game-Winning Trey In Final Seconds Of 55…

    Watch Kyrie Irving Hit Game-Winning Trey In Final Seconds Of 55-Point Night

    dimemag.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    Not a bad night for Kyrie Irving. After scoring a career-high 28 points in the first half of Wednesday’s contest, the 22 year-old was nearly as hot throughout quarters three and four – and even hotter when it mattered most. Watch Irving drill a go-ahead…
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  • GIF: Steve Blake Finds Will Barton From Halfcourt For Huge Alle…

    GIF: Steve Blake Finds Will Barton From Halfcourt For Huge Alley-Oop

    dimemag.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    Someone playing in tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers needs to provide the aerial usually performed by LeBron James during The King’s absence. Will Barton seems up to the task. Watch Steve Blake find the high-flyin…
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  • J.R. Smith: I'm Better Now Because I Can't Really Party In Clev…

    J.R. Smith: I'm Better Now Because I Can't Really Party In Cleveland

    deadspin.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    J.R. Smith has been pretty good since joining the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 14 points per game and shooting 37 percent from behind the arc. While playing for the Knicks during the first chunk of the season, Smith was scoring just 10 points per game a…
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  • Stan Van Gundy Says Pistons Hardly Discussed Kevin Love Before …

    Stan Van Gundy Says Pistons Hardly Discussed Kevin Love Before Game

    dimemag.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    It took a combined LeBron James and Kyrie Irving effort to dispatch the Pistons last night, 103-95. The pair scored 26 of Cleveland’s 28 fourth-quarter points, and Irving matched his season-high with 38. Kevin Love struggled again on offense with just s…
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  • Irving, James boost Cavs to 7th win in row

    Irving, James boost Cavs to 7th win in row

    ESPN.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)
    Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 38 points and LeBron James added 32 to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday night, 103-95 over the Detroit Pistons.
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  • Blatt: LeBron has moved into MVP contention

    Blatt: LeBron has moved into MVP contention

    ESPN.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)
    The Cleveland Cavaliers have turned their season around, winning their seventh game in a row with Tuesday's 103-95 road victory over the Detroit Pistons.
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  • Watch Kevin Love Find LeBron James For Dunk With Full-Court Out…

    Watch Kevin Love Find LeBron James For Dunk With Full-Court Outlet

    dimemag.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)
    Football season is (finally) almost over. Fortunately for diehard fans of the gridiron, though, a pair basketball players do a pretty spot-on impression of a quarterback and wide receiver on the hardwood. Watch Kevin Love and LeBron James connect on a b…
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  • LeBron in full, J.R.'s gunning, Mozgov's size have Cavs soaring

    LeBron in full, J.R.'s gunning, Mozgov's size have Cavs soaring

    yahoo.com Jan 27 (3 days ago)
    It's one of the particularly disjointing quirks of the 24-hour news cycle and oversaturated sports media landscape that it feels like it was both just yesterday and 100 years ago that the Cleveland Cavaliers were careening off the rails, sitting sub-.50…
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  • Iman Shumpert Pokes Fun At His Disastrous Crossover

    Iman Shumpert Pokes Fun At His Disastrous Crossover

    dimemag.com Jan 27 (3 days ago)
    It’s always nice to see the self-deprecating side of professional athletes. These people didn’t get where they are without supreme and unwavering confidence, an attribute that clashes the very nature of most human beings. When they let that mindset brie…
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  • Windhorst: LeBron must manage his minutes

    Windhorst: LeBron must manage his minutes

    ESPN.com Jan 27 (3 days ago)
    While Kobe Bryant provides the cautionary tale, the Cavs would be wise to emulate the Spurs' management of Tim Duncan for LeBron James, writes Brian Windhorst.
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  • LeBron James, Klay Thompson Named Players Of The Week

    LeBron James, Klay Thompson Named Players Of The Week

    dimemag.com nba.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    LeBron James is re-establishing himself as perhaps the game’s top player, and Klay Thompson is further staking his claim to legitimate stardom. Oh, and they’re leading their teams to lengthy winning streaks. Who else did you expect to be named Conferenc…
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  • LeBron James Believes Cavs Have “Improved Mentality More Than A…

    LeBron James Believes Cavs Have “Improved Mentality More Than Anything”

    dimemag.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    Since LeBron James first returned to the court in a Jan. 13 loss to Phoenix, the Cavs have gone undefeated in six straight. James is averaging over 30 points per game in that stretch, and the Cavs have double-digit victory margins in their last four. Ja…
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  • LeBron Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self Again

    LeBron Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self Again

    deadspin.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)
    LeBron James has been back in the Cavaliers' lineup for seven games since taking an eight-game hiatus to rest his ailing knee and back. He's taken the team on a six-game winning streak since coming back, with the most impressive win of the streak coming…
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  • LeBron, Cavs top Thunder for 6th straight win

    LeBron, Cavs top Thunder for 6th straight win

    ESPN.com Jan 25 (4 days ago)
    LeBron James scored 34 points, including the first eight in the fourth quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 on Sunday for their sixth straight win.
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  • Video - NBA All-Star Reserves Announced 03:01

    NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

    Jan 29
    ESPN NBA front office insider Amin Elhassan provides his take on the All-Star reserves.
  • Video - Now the Cavs Can't Lose 04:20

    Now the Cavs Can't Lose

    Jan 29
    Nearly two weeks ago, after a loss, David Thorpe noticed things he liked about the Cavs' play. They haven't lost since.
  • Video - Kyrie Drives For 55 In LeBron's Absence 01:59

    Kyrie Drives For 55 In LeBron's Absence

    Jan 28
    Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, as the LeBron James-less Cavs defeated the Trail Blazers 99-94.
  • Video - Kyrie Irving Drains Game-Winner 00:21

    Kyrie Irving Drains Game-Winner

    Jan 28
    Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving hits the game-winning 3-point shot in the final minute of his 55-point game.

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    Jan 29
    Pau Gasol's L.A. homecoming was a reminder how the Lakers have nothing to show for his departure, J.A. Adande writes.
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    Jan 29
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    Jan 28
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    Jan 28
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