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Home sweet home: Cavaliers roll in Game 5

The Eastern Conference finals has been a tale of two cities. Back in Cleveland for Game 5, the Cavaliers routed the Raptors to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Ex-player Washington indicted on fraud charges

A federal indictment was issued Wednesday against former NBA player Kermit Washington, who is accused of exploiting those who donated to his charity, Project Contact Africa.

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NBA title won't revitalize Cleveland

Yes, an NBA championship would make the city feel a little better, but what Cleveland really needs is a commitment to greatness that matches that of its most visible hometown hero.

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Draymond Green diary, part 14

'I don't deal with losing well. ... I have to be better. I know this team energy goes as I go.'

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LeBron powers home a Lovely pass

The combination of a Kevin Love outlet pass and a LeBron James dunk is a pleasant sight.


Kyle Lowry takes time for Cavs fans

Hours after getting obliterated by the Cavs, the Raptors PG made the nice gesture of taking a few selfies with Cavs fans.


The many doppelgängers of Steven Adams

A young Thunder fan who dressed up as Adams isn't the only lookalike around.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kyle Lowry once signed an offer sheet with the Cavs, and the fans in Cleveland still have respect for the Raptors PG.


Steve Levy @espnSteveLevy

There have now been 8 nba playoff games decided by more than 30 points...most ever in a single postseason...& we're not out of the 3rd round

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The fans still have plenty of love for Mo Williams, who isn't getting as much playoff run in his second stint in Cleveland.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Matthew Dellavedova stops to sign autographs and take selfies with fans on his way out of The Q after a Game 5 win.


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"It was one of the most pathetic performances that I've ever seen in my life." Stephen A. goes in on the Raptors: es.pn/1U8YjJj

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

J.R. Smith on how the Cavs can bring their success in Cleveland on the road to Toronto for Game 6.


Cavs blow out Raptors in Game 5

Kevin Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 71 points as the Cavaliers went up 31 points at the half and routed the Raptors 116-78.


Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The mood in the Cavs locker room could definitely be called "light." LeBron James is sitting in his locker icing his knees while dancing and singing along to "Back Stabbers" by the O'Jays.

espn @espn

It was a good night for Cleveland. The Cavs crushed the Raptors, and the #UFC announced heavyweight champ and Cleveland native Stipe Miocic will defend his title Sept. 10 at the Q.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Dwane Casey after game 5: "They kicked our butts, that's the bottom line."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey: "They kicked our butts. That's the bottom line."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The squad behind the SportsCenter set has moved on to acrobatics now.


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs are one win away from a repeat trip to the NBA Finals.