James, Irving keep Cavaliers’ hopes alive

By Steve Stout - [email protected]

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both put on fantastic performances for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night at Golden State.

Down three games to one and facing elimination in front of a rabid crowd of Warriors’ fans, James and Irving both scored over 40 points, the first time teammates had ever accomplished that feat in the finals.

Irving was unstoppable in the second half, scoring from the outside and also on fade-away jumpers from inside.

Irving and James are both having a great finals, but their teammates need to step it up if the Cavs hope to win the last two games and claim their first NBA title.


The city of Cleveland hasn’t had a major sports team champion since the 1964 Cleveland Browns stunned the Baltimore Colts, 27-0, in the NFL title game.

Cleveland quarterback Frank Ryan threw three TD passes to Gary Collins in that contest and Lou Groza added a pair of field goals.

The Browns’ defense held Johnny Unitas and the Colts to just 181 total yards.

Unitas had an awful game, completing 12 of 20 pass attempts for only 95 yards and two interceptions.


Trivia Time – Muhammad Ali had five losses in his professional boxing career.

This week’s question – Who was head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 1964?


By Steve Stout

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Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout

Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout