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Kevin Love believes playoffs could sway LeBron James' decision

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Andrew Cummings | 15 April, 2018, 00:15

But the 2017-18 campaign has been weird from nearly the moment last year's NBA Finals wrapped up.

James' new accomplishment adds to the successful regular season the 33-year-old had. That changed this season.

CLEVELAND (AP) - The trades, dysfunction and months of madness are all behind the Cavaliers.

Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley's philosophy in the playoffs was: "You rotate eight players".

"Flipping the switch is real but in large measure it's real because the gap in his intensity is so much higher when you reach the playoffs", Griffin said.

IN surprised the critics and won 48 games and lost 34, fifth in the East and matching the record of Oklahoma City, with Russell Westbrook, George and Carmelo Anthony.

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be taking on the Indiana Pacers for the second straight year in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

The Pacers, though, represent the best chance to snap the streak of consecutive first-round wins.

The Cavaliers win if they flip the switch.

The Pacers will be faced with a monster of their own in LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the defending Eastern Conference champion and National Basketball Association champion in 2016.

Injury report: Rodney Hood missed the Cavaliers final two games with an Achilles injury, but he's expected to return for the playoffs.

The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages
At one point he asked Zuckerberg whether Facebook "has detailed profiles on people who have never signed up for Facebook". Throughout the hearings, Zuckerberg repeatedly sought to dispel the notion that Facebook sells user data.

Benches clear twice in Red Sox-Yankees; 2 players, 1 coach ejected
Stanton's RBI single up the middle and another sacrifice fly by Gregorius, this one to center, restored a four-run lead. Four innings later, Sox pitcher Joe Kelly nailed Austin at the plate, Austin charged the mound and all hell broke loose.

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Cricket officials initially resisted calls to move the matches out of Chennai but agreed after Tuesday's protests. CSK still have six home games to play with all fixtures still set for their original dates.

James is fully aware of the threat they possess and was asked about the matchup after Wednesday's season finale.

Fratello's stingy squad stole Game 3 - 86-77 - back at the then-Gund Arena, but that Pacers squad was loaded with the likes of Reggie Miller, Chris Mullin, Dale Davis, Mark Jackson, Jalen Rose and Smits.

I feel like this discussion is had every season: is LeBron this year's MVP?

It's time for the NBA Playoffs and the Cleveland Cavaliers are primed for another run towards an appearance in the NBA Finals, but this year may be more challenging than ever before.

Game 5 if necessary would be back at The Q on April 25 at a time to be determined.

JR Smith chucked a bowl of soup at an assistant coach and rediscovered his shooting stroke when he met a therapy dog in Charlotte.

The uneven season for Cleveland Cavaliers could be salvaged with another NBA Finals appearance.

James has faced the Pacers in the postseason four times during his career.

James returned to Cleveland during the summer of 2014 following his four-year stint with the Miami Heat.

He averaged 27.5 points - his highest total since 2010 - and established career-highs in assists (9.1), rebounds (8.6) and played the full slate of games for the first time. This season, those numbers were 17.6 and 9.3. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.3 assists.

The Cavs look nearly nothing like the team that went to the Finals for a third straight season previous year, let alone the team that won it all in 2016.

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