December 19, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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…

Cavaliers put up a fight but fall short against Thunder


OKLAHOMA CITY — The Cleveland Cavaliers found out before Thursday’s game that they would be without LeBron James. They couldn’t have found a less sympathetic opponent. Oklahoma City, which struggled without injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant the first month of the season, took advantage of the short-handed Cavaliers with a 103-94 victory. James Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers still too inconsistent with their defensive effort


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


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


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…

Cavaliers pull away from Nets in third quarter, right after royal couple show up


NEW YORK — LeBron James showed Prince William that it’s good to be the King. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers turned a close game into a clinic after Prince William and his wife, Kate, grabbed courtside seats to watch them, beating the Brooklyn Nets 110-88 on Monday night. Cleveland outscored Brooklyn 49-27 after Britain’s royal Read More…