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Isaiah Thomas’ journey through his eyes: Cavs star chronicles comeback

Isaiah Thomas’ journey through his eyes: Cavs star chronicles comeback

Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA
USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and AJ Neuharth-Keusch break down the drama between LeBron James and the New York Knicks. Isaiah Thomas knows he can't control where his underdog story goes next. Does he come back better than ever from the hip injury that forced him off the floor back in May, when his Boston Celtics fell in the conference finals to the very Cleveland Cavaliers team that would trade for him less than three months later? Does he get sweet revenge with LeBron James at his side, maybe even beating Kyrie Irving's Celtics in a conference finals rematch that leads to his first chance to win it all? “Oh, that would be lovely,” he says with a laugh. “That would be a special moment. Story Continues
LeBron James Is Going to Get Real Old, Real Quick if he Keeps Playing all These Minutes

LeBron James Is Going to Get Real Old, Real Quick if he Keeps Playing all These Minutes

Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA
The head coach of any team, in any sport, is always tempted to play his best players the most—and the NBA is no exception. Last year’s MVP Russell Westbrook is averaging 34.1 minutes per game this season, the second highest on Oklahoma after Paul George at 36.3. At Golden State, Kevin Durant edges the most time on the court with 34.3 minutes over Klay Thompson on 32.9 and Stephen Curry on 32.4. Over in Boston, at the top of the Eastern Conference, the work is being shared out: Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart are all averaging between 30 and 31 minutes per game. But that’s not the case in Cleveland where everything's clearly about one man: LeBron James. Story Continues