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James staunchly defends Dellavedova

After the Game 3 win, LeBron James said, "I'm a little bit off about it because this is my guy, this is my teammate and this is a guy that goes out and works his tail off every single night and people are trying to give him a bad rap. He doesn't deserve it and I don't like it."

Antonio Davis: Dellavedova's 'reckless'

"I don't think he's dirty, to me there's a difference. ... He's just reckless, and he has to figure out 'I can play hard, but there's certain situations where I have to be careful at the way that I play.'"

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Steph's 3's vs. Dwight's frees

Somehow, Steph Curry is shooting better on 3-pointers than Dwight Howard is on free throws this postseason. Perhaps that is contributing to Golden State's 3-0 series advantage.

Stein: Curry can rewrite NBA history

Assuming the Warriors advance, Marc Stein says Steph Curry is "going to be the first player in NBA history to have the chance to beat everybody else on the all-NBA first team in one postseason."

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Ainge asked Isaiah Thomas for input

Thomas spent less than half a season with Boston, but GM Danny Ainge already wants his advice in free agency. “Danny said if there's any free agent out there I'm interested in, to let him know,” Thomas told the Boston Globe.

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LeBron's big shot an anomaly

LeBron hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in OT Sunday night, but that doesn't reflect how poorly he's shot from long range this postseason.

Horford: Dellavedova 'has got to learn'

Al Horford was ejected on Sunday after he and Matthew Dellavedova got tangled up. Is he a dirty player? "He's got to learn that at the end of the day, it's a big brotherhood here."

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Dirty or not, Delly making an impact

Debate which side of the intense/dirty line Matthew Dellavedova's play falls on all you want, but one thing is clear: the Cavs are playing well with him on the court.

Dellavedova on Horford ejection

Matthew Dellavedova when asked about Al Horford's comments that he has a "track record" of dangerous plays: "I would disagree with that. I was boxing him out and you can see from the baseline view he's pulling my left arm down."

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LeBron on exhausting Game 3 win

"I gave it everything I had tonight. My teammates did. ... It's a huge win for our team."

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The science of LeBron's cramping

Last year, Tom Haberstroh looked at the science behind what seems to be the only thing that can stop LeBron James. The salty solution

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Draymond Green is a defensive menace

Steph Curry's heroics probably get the most attention, but Green's virtuoso performance on the defensive side has Golden State one win away from the NBA finals.

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Breaking: Cavs have LeBron, Hawks don't

Brian Windhorst writes that we can talk all day about this wild Eastern Conference finals, but it's really all about LeBron. "It’s as basic and, for the Hawks' side, as frustrating as that." Epic performance

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Inside the triple-double

Last night, LeBron James became the first player since Charles Barkley in 1993 with at least 35 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a playoff game. LeBron's memorable night

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Looking like Oscar

LeBron James has six career 30-point triple-doubles in the playoffs, just two shy of Oscar Robertson for the most in NBA history.

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Milestone night for LeBron James

On Sunday night, LeBron James ...

  • Passed Jason Kidd for second-most playoff triple-doubles (12).
  • Tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for third-most 30-point playoff games (75).
  • Passed Karl Malone for sixth on career playoff points list (4,782).

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Dellavedova makes defensive impact

In 107 minutes played this series, Matthew Dellavedova and the Cavaliers have limited the Hawks to 38 percent shooting. When he's on the bench, that percentage is well over 50.