BC-OH–Ohio Sports Digest midnight, OH


The state at midnight. All times EST.

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BKN–SUNS-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND — Still adjusting to a recent coaching change, LeBron James and the Cavaliers hosted the Phoenix Suns, who were playing the second game of a back-to-back after losing at Philadelphia on Tuesday. By Tom Withers. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BKN–CAVALIERS-LEBRON COACHES

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James disdains the notion he’s a coach killer. Widely criticized in basketball circles for a perception that he pushed for Cleveland’s front office to fire David Blatt last week, James says the criticism that he undercuts coaches is unfair. By Tom Withers. SENT: 690 words, photo.

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