December 18, 2014

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Cavaliers a disaster on defense, get blown out at home by Hawks

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CLEVELAND — There’s no sense trying to defend the Cavaliers, because they didn’t attempt to defend anyone all night. In what was an absolutely abysmal effort — if it can even be called that — Cleveland fell 127-98 to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “I really don’t have too, too Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron stresses importance of playing well at The Q

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers want to make always-sold-out Quicken Loans Arena a place no team looks forward to visiting. Cleveland entered its game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday having won six straight at The Q, where it was 8-4 on the season, only to get clobbered 127-98 by the Hawks. “We still have a Read More…

Rick Noland: Ignore the critics, LeBron James is still the best

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He’s lost some explosiveness. He takes a few possessions off defensively. His rebounding numbers are down. He turns 30 in a few weeks. He even missed a game because of, gasp, knee soreness. Relax, people. While there is at least a grain of truth to all of the above statements, LeBron James is still so Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James not down on Johnny Manziel

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James is still a friend and supporter of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who struggled mightily Sunday in his first NFL start. “He’s worked very hard,” the Cavaliers small forward said Monday before a game against the Charlotte Hornets. “You can’t put all that pressure, or everything that happened, on just one game. Read More…

Cavaliers ride 21-0 start to win over Hornets

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CLEVELAND — Turns out there was nothing wrong with the Cavaliers that some home cooking, a scintillating start and a dose of the Charlotte Hornets couldn’t cure. In a game that should have been much easier than it turned out to be, no-killer-instinct Cleveland notched a 97-88 victory over the NBA’s worst road team Monday Read More…

Colts still learning to play a complete game

COPLEY TWP. — Find Dillon Mullins, make free throws, limit turnovers and prevent easy buckets. The Cloverleaf boys basketball team did some nice things when it executed its game plan, but the Colts didn’t do that nearly enough Friday in a 66-46 Suburban League loss to Copley. Down as many as 15 in the first Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers still too inconsistent with their defensive effort

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Pardon me if I’m not quite as giddy as Fred McLeod and Austin Carr, but there are reasons for optimism as the Cavaliers reach the quarter pole of their regular season. Though currently on an eight-game winning streak, there are, too, still areas of concern. On pace to win 53 games, the Cavs can look Read More…

Cavaliers lock down win over Raptors with 4th-quarter rally

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CLEVELAND — The eighth straight was great for the Cavaliers. After sleepwalking through most of the first three periods, the Cavs played like the best team in the Eastern Conference in the fourth and came back to defeat the Toronto Raptors 105-101 Tuesday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron James led the way with Read More…

Cavs notes: James Jones making most of minutes

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James was checking in at the scorer’s table Monday night in Brooklyn when veteran James Jones made his third straight 3-pointer in the second quarter. “He does not miss,” James said to no one in particular. “He does not miss.” The 6-foot-8, 215-pound Jones, signed as a free agent over the summer, Read More…

‘Big’ problem for the Bucks

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  YORK TWP. — Buckeye boys basketball coach Matt Saunders knew his team could have some “big” problems this season. They surfaced immediately, as 6-foot-6 sophomore center Nate Weinman put up 34 points and 18 rebounds Friday night to lead Norwayne to a 65-61 victory in the non-league season opener for both teams. The Bucks’ Read More…