LeBron spoils Pierce's day, leads new-look Cavs to rout of Celtics


The Celtics would have loved to have gotten the win, not just because they don't like to lose but because it was also Paul Pierce Day. The final score of the game was 121-99. James says he wishes the point guard's time with the Cavs "could have been better". They still find themselves 6.5 games out of first place. Crowder had been a serviceable option at forward, but isn't playing almost at the level he was the previous two seasons with the Boston Celtics. We thank him for everything he's done for the team and wish him the best of luck with the Cavs.

"They've got a great player [in LeBron James] and have surrounded him with a bunch of great shooters", Stevens said of the Cavs' new group.

LeBron and the Cavaliers look energized and confident going into the last week before the All-Star break.

The Cavs led by as many as 29 in the fourth. It's been a rare sight for the Cavs this year and it was one they'd probably like to see a little bit more of.

Hood is an average defender overall, but he has shown an ability to defend opposing jump shots (effective field goal against of 46.3 percent) and neutralize players coming off screens (among top 6 percent of defenders in the National Basketball Association this season) which is critical when facing the Golden State Warriors, whose offense revolves around Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thomson turning ball screens into points. But, defensively, Hill is quick and has a 7 foot wingspan, which may bother Curry if he can't free himself with his teammates' off-ball screens or his slippery handles.

Jason Day ties for second at Pebble Beach
It's the second victory of his career, the first coming almost six years ago at the 2012 Greenbrier Classic. He said he was "completely out of my element" this week, and that golf is "the hardest game out there".

"Jordan and Larry add athleticism, energy and length to both ends of the court for us".

Rodney Hood was aggressive off-the-bat and ended up with 15 points that came from three long-distance shots as well as attacking the rim.

After James hit a buzzer-beating jumper to beat Minnesota in overtime on Wednesday night, Thomas stood at his locker and wondered if he would be on the move again. As two of the greatest players in the league today, their match up will be the one that everyone's watching.

Altman tried to prove to LeBron the front office wants to win this year. However, James's intensity will certainly dial up rampantly in the postseason, which is scary for any opponent.

"When you're forever with the Celtics, you're forever", he said.

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Here's sample of how much fun LeBron was having in the second half.

The Celtics and the Raptors had been passively benefiting from the Cavs implosion.

Clarkson and Hill present a couple nice options at the point guard position.

After a serious hip injury last season, Isaiah Thomas missed the final games of the Eastern Conference series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Osman and Zizic aren't big threats on offense, either. Team captain LeBron James claims that trades that sent Isiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers and Dwyane Wade back at the Miami Heat are all part of the business. It seems extremely unlikely Thomas would return to Cleveland next season, unless something changed dramatically between now and the end of the season.

Ragbir safe from deportation for now
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