Cavs to waive Sanders, sign Raptors 905 star Tavares

Ross Houston
April 20, 2017

The NBA regular season came to a close last night and now the fun can begin. No one anticipated that late-season games in Atlanta and Miami would have any bearing on playoff seeding. They were 51-31 this season.

During a pre-game interview, David Griffin, Cavs General Manager, elaborated on his team's efforts: "If we're the good version of us, we'll be better [than last year's championship team]". Or maybe they wouldn't be skidding into the first-round matchup with the Indiana Pacers on April 15 at Quicken Loans Arena on a four-game losing streak. The 36-year-old Jones will take the spot on Cleveland's roster vacated by DeAndre Liggins, who was waived Sunday. "But I've got the answer why I feel like we've got a great chance". Indiana's record of 42-40 does not show how good the team can really be as IN has the talent but for most of the season, they just struggled to put it all together. The difference is we've got some new pieces that we've been trying to integrate all year on and off. "For us going forward, if we're going to make a long run and deep into these playoffs, those guys being healthy is the most important thing". "That's the time where we kind of locked in and focused, and you can see it". The Cavs signed him on April 13, 2016, in almost identical circumstances to this year. The ex-Bucks star only played in a grand total of 13 garbage-time minutes.

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However, Lue acknowledged the road to the NBA Finals might be a bit tougher, due to a stronger overall Eastern Conference. As Korver has scored over 20 points and made 14-17 three-pointers in the two games he has played against the Pacers since he joined Cleveland. We're more talented than we were at this time a year ago.

"He was good for what we stood for as a team".

James has always respected George, and his appreciation for him only grew during his fight for redemption. We played through it and our guys got through it.

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) shoots against Indiana Pacers' Lavoy Allen (5) in the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Cleveland. Additionally, James has averaged fewer than 25 points per game in just one playoff stint in the past 11 seasons. The Cavaliers are 0-7 this season when he doesn't play. "It's going to be a bigger challenge for us this year". They block that 34-point first quarter by Kevin Love against Portland, his peak moment as he went on to be named an All-Star for the first time since he joined Cleveland. The champions bounced back in February but by March, they were again struggling. "He worked incredibly hard". "I would never say they're vulnerable". The team won at least 50 games and looked to be in command of the East for much of the season.

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