Tagged: ‘Kyrie Irving’

Kyrie Irving praises Celtics, Isaiah Thomas following Game 5 victory
May 26th, 2017 at 12:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** Kyrie Irving dominated the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. (David Richard/USA Today Sports) Despite all the talk about the dominance of LeBron James, who heads to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals next week, in many ways it was the play of Kyrie Irving that proved to be the...

LeBron James embraces ‘tough and determined’ Isaiah Thomas after Game 5: ‘I was happy to see him’
May 26th, 2017 at 2:41 AM
***PHOTO1*** LeBron James and Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas meet after game five of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports) In the moments after becoming the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer in a Game 5 rout of the Celtics and...

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James lead rout in elimination of Celtics, set up Finals rematch with Warriors
May 25th, 2017 at 11:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** Avery Bradley and the Celtics were overwhelmed by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern finals Thursday at TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports) There would be no magical comeback on this night. There would be no slow start from LeBron James or Kyrie...

LeBron James silent on sickness; Kyrie Irving set to play
May 25th, 2017 at 2:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** LeBron James' struggles were noticeable in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and following the game Richard Jefferson said James was sick, leaving speculation James' illness also plagued him in Game 4. Despite noticeable sniffles while talking to the media during the Cavaliers shoot around prior to Game 5,...

Watching Celtics find a way without him certainly complicates Isaiah Thomas’s future
May 24th, 2017 at 12:51 AM
***PHOTO1*** CLEVELAND -- The Celtics weren't going to beat the Cavaliers even with Isaiah Thomas. No one expected them to be competitive without him. And yet there they were at halftime of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday leading by 10, and deep down we let ourselves wonder ....