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Kevin Love might be out the rest of the playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving on, after completing a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics. But their victory comes at a grave cost: After a questionable play by Boston big man Kelly Olynyk, Cavs starting forward Kevin Love separated his shoulder, and is now expected to miss significant time:

Joakim Noah wants to face LeBron, Cavaliers in playoffs

Things haven’t gone exactly as planned for the Chicago Bulls this season. With the return of Derrick Rose, the additions of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic and the continuity between reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah and hard-charging coach Tom Thibodeau, many slotted them in as the favorites to win the Eastern Conference.

 

LeBron is shedding his headband again; Amar’e is pissed at Mavs

When somebody enters the rare air that LeBron James has, we tend to overanalyze their most minute details. Like, you know, a headband.

 

James took the fixture off during a win over the Phoenix Suns in Cleveland over the weekend, telling reporters that “it just happened.” He hasn’t worn it since, going with a naked head through the Cavs’ 127-94 stomping of the Dallas Mavericks in Texas last night.

 

James Harden kicks LeBron’s groin in MVP statement game

March, the month when football’s fully asleep and baseball is still reaching for the alarm clock, is when the NBA really starts to take off.

 

James Harden seemed to understand that yesterday, delivering a sizziing, MVP-caliber performance as his Houston Rockets beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-103, in a Texas overtime thriller on national television.

 

Kevin Love booed in return to Minnesota

The Cleveland Cavaliers visited the Minnesota Timberwolves this weekend, and won 106-90. But the game was only partially about what happened on the floor; more important was the feeling of franchise transition that swept over the Twin Cities when the home crowd booed their former beloved All-Star, Kevin Love.

 

Love shook off the negative energy, later, though. 

 

The Cleveland Cavaliers Are Surging

Remember four months ago? That was when we were already anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as Eastern Conference champions, after they had a doozy of a summer by bringing back LeBron James and trading for three-time All-Star Kevin Love.

 

That was before James became a coach-killer, Love lost his mojo, and the most hyped team of the decade got buried under a barrage of hysteria and dysfunction caused by unmet expectations.

 

Is Cavs Coach David Blatt About to Get Fired?

Things have not gone well for the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers — this is not news.

 

But the continued escalation of their visible, nearly comic dysfunction keeps bringing the Cavs back to the front pages. Nothing grabs our attention quite like a car crash, and that’s what seems to be happening in Cleveland.

 

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