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Kyrie Irving Uncertain For Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals

Chris Chambers/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Kyrie Irving's status for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks remains uncertain, as Irving continues to deal with injuries to his left knee and right foot.

Irving sat out the Cleveland Cavaliers' practice on Saturday, a day after visiting with team doctors for his left knee, which he aggravated in the second quarter of the Cavs' 94-73 Game 6 win over the Chicago Bulls.

"He's going through a lot of treatment, and we're monitoring and just hoping that he progresses from here until game time," Cavs coach David Blatt said.

After the Bulls game, Irving was certain that he would be ready for the start of the next series against the Hawks. However, head coach David Blatt did not confirm he would be in the lineup come gametime.

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Dellavedova Fills In for Irving, Helps Cavs Advance to Conference Finals

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Matthew Dellavedova had a team-high 19 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame losing Kyrie Irving for most of the game due to injury, to smack the Chicago Bulls 94-73 and win the Eastern Conference semifinal series in six games.

Irving left the court early in the second quarter after tweaking his left knee when he stepped on teammate Tristan Thompson's shoe, resulting in him planting his left leg awkwardly. Irving was then helped to the locker room where he was initially diagnosed as "probable" to return, but was downgraded to "doubtful" at the start of the second half.

With Irving out, Dellavedova stepped up scoring 14 points in the second half.

LeBron James had a rough shooting night making only 7-of-23 from the field and finishing with 15 points. He did add nine boards, 11 assists, and two blocks as he advances to his fifth straight conference final.

The Cavaliers advance to their first conference final since 2009 by limiting the Bulls to 37.5 percent shooting from the field.

Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 20 points in the loss.

The Cavaliers now await the winner of the Atlanta Hawks/Washington Wizards series. The Hawks currently lead that series 3-2.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 5/14/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs - Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 6: Cleveland Cavaliers 94 - Chicago Bulls 73 (Cavaliers win series 4-2)

Western Conference Semifinals - Game 6: Houston Rockets 119 - Los Angeles Clippers 107 (Series tied, 3-3)

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies 4 (13-23) - Pittsburgh Pirates (17-18)

St. Louis Cardinals 2 (24-10) - Cleveland Indians 1 (12-21)

Detroit Tigers 13 (21-14) - Minnesota Twins 1 (19-16)

Chicago Cubs 6 (19-15) - New York Mets 5 (20-15)

Kansas City Royals 6 (22-13) - Texas Rangers 3 (15-20)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (20-16) - New York Yankees 1 (21-15)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (18-17) - San Francisco Giants 3 (17-18)

Houston Astros 6 (22-13) - Toronto Blue Jays 4 (17-19)

Boston Red Sox 2 (17-18) - Seattle Mariners 1 (15-19)

San Diego Padres 8 (19-17) - Washington Nationals 3 (19-17)

Colorado Rockies 5 (12-19) - Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (22-12)

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Gasol Says He Will Play in Game 6

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol, who missed the past two games with a strained left hamstring, says he will be on the court for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

"I made some good progress today," Gasol said after the Bulls' workout on Wednesday. "No residual pain from (Tuesday) also works. We're making progress. At the end of the day, (Thursday) is the game and I'll do everything I can to help the team. ...I'll be out there. Whichever way I can be, I will be."

The 34-year-old Gasol should provide a huge boost to the Bulls offense -- he played in 78 regular season games this season, averaging 18.5 points per game on 49 percent shooting from the field.

The Bulls currently trail the Cavaliers 3-2 in the series.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 5/12/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 5: Cleveland Cavaliers 106 – Chicago Bulls 101 (Cavaliers lead series, 3-2)

Western Conference Semifinals - Game 5: Houston Rockets 124 - Los Angeles Clippers 103 (Clippers lead series, 3-2)

NHL – Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 6: Tampa Bay Lightning 4 – Montreal Canadiens 1 (Lightning win series, 4-2)

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 7 (17-16) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (11-23)

St. Louis Cardinals 8 (23-9) – Cleveland Indians 3 (11-20)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (16-17) – Atlanta Braves 3 (15-18)

Toronto Blue Jays 10 (17-17) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (14-17)

Detroit Tigers 2 (20-13) – Minnesota Twins 1 (18-15) 10 Innings

Tampa Bay Rays 4 (18-16) – New York Yankees 2 (21-13)

Oakland Athletics 9 (13-22) – Boston Red Sox 2 (15-18)

Los Angeles Angels 5 (16-17) – Colorado Rockies 2 (11-18)

Arizona Diamondbacks 14 (15-17) – Washington Nationals 6 (18-16)

San Francisco Giants 8 (17-16) – Houston Astros 1 (20-13)

Chicago White Sox 4 (13-17) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (12-22)

Kansas City Royals 7 (21-12) – Texas Rangers 6 (14-19) F/10

Chicago Cubs 6 (17-15) – New York Mets 1 (20-13)

Los Angeles Dodgers 11 (22-10) – Miami Marlins 1 (15-19)

Seattle Mariners 11 (15-17) – San Diego Padres 4 (17-17)


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LeBron's Buzzer-Beater Ties Series at Two

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James hit his third career buzzer-beating shot on Sunday with 1.5 seconds left to tie the series with the Bulls at two.

James gave away the ball with an offensive foul with under 20 seconds remaining that Derrick Rose took advantage of with a basket to tie the game, but Cleveland got the last shot to fall.

"I just told [Matthew] Dellavedova to get me the ball and I'm going to win this game for us," James told ABC-TV after the game.

James thought that he was fouled as the clock hit .8 seconds left, but after review the officials put more time on the clock, which allowed him to get loose and nail the long two-point basket from the side of the court.

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt admitted after the game that he almost called a timeout before the James play happened, but his players reminded him that they had none left.  If the officials would have seen Blatt call for a timeout, the Bulls would have gotten the ball due to a technical foul and a free throw. 

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Cavaliers Apologize for Parody Video

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers apologized today after a parody video aired during an NBA game against the Chicago Bulls depicted a man throwing a woman to the ground.

The Cavaliers said today the video, shown during Wednesday's home game against the Bulls, "was intended to be a humorous spoof on a popular commercial."

In the video, a man and woman are dancing along to "Time of My Life" from "Dirty Dancing," and -- mimicking the couple in the viral United Healthcare commercial -- the man tries to lift the woman into the air.

He then abruptly throws her to the ground. He chastises her for being a Bulls fan, as she lays injured.

The voiceover says, "Don't make the same mistake she made," and cuts to the couple sitting together. The man asks, "I thought you were all in?" and the woman -- with an icepack on her head -- says, "Well, I'm all in now."

The Cavaliers said in a statement today: "While the video was not intended to be offensive, it was a mistake to include content that made light of domestic violence."

The statement adds, "Domestic violence is a very serious matter and has no place in a parody video that plays in an entertainment venue. We sincerely apologize to those who have been affected by domestic violence for the obvious negative feelings caused by being exposed to this insensitive video."

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James Powers Cavs Past Bulls, Evens Series at a Game Apiece

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James had 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Chicago Bulls 106-91 Wednesday night, evening the Eastern Conference semifinals at a game apiece.

James got to work quickly, scoring 14 points in the first quarter for a Cavs' team that was missing the suspended J.R. Smith and the injured Kevin Love.

"We're a little banged up, we're short-handed, so I have to be aggressive," James said. "Even more aggressive than my usual self, and I was happy I was able to make a couple of plays to help our team win tonight."

Cleveland connected on 12 of 26 3-pointers, including five by James Jones who finished with 17 points from off the bench.

Derrick Rose had 14 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists but only made 6 of 20 from the field in the loss.

The series now shifts to Chicago. Game 3 is Friday night at the United Center.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 5/6/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 2: Cleveland Cavaliers 106 – Chicago Bulls 91 (Series tied at 1-1)

Western Conference Semifinals - Game 2: Houston Rockets 115 - Los Angeles Clippers 109 (Series tied, 1-1)

NHL Playoffs – Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning 2 – Montreal Canadiens 1 (Lightning lead series, 3-0)

Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 4: Washington Capitals 2 – New York Rangers 1 (Capitals lead series, 3-1)

MLB: Washington Nationals 7 (14-15) – Miami Marlins 5 (13-15)

Arizona Diamondbacks 13 (11-14) – Colorado Rockies 7 (11-14) Game One

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (11-14) – Colorado Rockies 1 (11-14) Game Two

Minnesota Twins 13 (15-13) – Oakland Athletics 0 (12-17)

San Diego Padres 9 (15-14) – San Francisco Giants 1 (14-14)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (14-15) – New York Yankees 1 (17-11)

Cincinnati Reds 3 (14-13) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (12-15)

Tampa Bay Rays 5 (15-13) – Boston Red Sox 3 (13-15)

Atlanta Braves 7 (14-14) – Philadelphia Phillies 5 (10-19)

Texas Rangers 11 (11-16) – Houston Astros 3 (18-10)

New York Mets 5 (18-10) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (12-13)

Milwaukee Brewers 6 (9-19) – Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (17-10)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (13-15)  Seattle Mariners 3 (11-17)

Chicago Cubs 6 (14-12)  St. Louis Cardinals 5 (20-7)

Chicago White Sox 7 (10-14) – Detroit Tigers 6 (17-11)

Cleveland Indians 10 (10-16) – Kansas City Royals 3 (17-10)


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Cavs GM Says It's "Highly Unlikely" Love Plays Again This Postseason

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(INDEPENDENCE, Ohio) -- Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin said Tuesday that he does not expect injured star Kevin Love back for the remainder of the playoffs.

Love was injured during the first quarter of Game 4 of the team's first round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. He was tied up with Boston's Kelly Olynyk when Olynyk tugged at Love's arm while the two were battling for a rebound. The tug ended up popping Love's arm out of the shoulder joint.

"I want to make it clear that's highly unlikely," Griffin said of Love returning during the postseason. "The damage to his shoulder is extensive. This is not a situation where we're expecting he will be available for any of this and we're in the process of gathering information in terms of what the exact, right, next steps are and every option is on the table."

It's possible Love could have surgery. His first MRI showed, "an acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with the corresponding ligament/labrum tearing and humeral head bone bruising." Love is currently looking for a second opinion.

After the game in which he was hurt, Love described Olynyk's injurious move as "bush-league." As a result of the play, Olynyk has been suspended one game to start the 2015-16 season.

The Cavaliers will play the winner of the Chicago Bulls/Milwaukee Bucks series in round two.

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