February 5, 2016

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Another bad third quarter costs Cavaliers in loss to Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even without their leading scorer, the Charlotte Hornets finally found a way to beat LeBron James. James and the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers, on the other hand, still haven’t figured out what to do about their third-quarter lapses. Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and the Hornets rallied in the second half for a Read More…

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Cavaliers 111, Pacers 106 (OT): Kyrie Irving gives pep talk, then leads Cleveland to 5th straight win with 6 points in extra session

INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving spent the break between regulation and overtime urging his teammates to close out Monday night. He spent the next five minutes demonstrating what he meant. The guard scored six of his 25 points in overtime and made four free throws in the final minute to help the Cavaliers pull out Read More…

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Cavaliers 117, Spurs 103: Cleveland finally gets signature win, rolls over San Antonio

CLEVELAND — The long and “shorts” of it is, the Cavaliers finally got a signature win over a great opponent. With LeBron James mistakenly wearing shorts that didn’t match those of his teammates at the start of the game — the team attributed it to a locker room attendant error and the small forward changed Read More…

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‘Big Three’ finds groove as Cavaliers runs past Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — For the first time all season, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving each reached 20 points in a game. That was a big reason why the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to another high-scoring win. Love scored 29 points, Irving had 28 and the Cavaliers beat the Detroit Pistons 114-106 on Friday Read More…

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No Cavaliers named to All-Star Game as reserves

CLEVELAND — Small forward LeBron James will be the lone Cavaliers player in the NBA All-Star Game. Power forward Kevin Love and point guard Kyrie Irving were not among the seven Eastern Conference reserves announced Thursday, representing a slight snub by the coaches who voted for the selections. Cleveland owns the best record in the Read More…

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Cavaliers 115, Suns 93: Easy win secures trip to All-Star Game for new coach Tyronn Lue

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers were connected, galvanized, spirited … and playing the woeful Phoenix Suns. Cleveland coasted through most of the first half Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, then blew out the Suns 115-93 to improve to 2-1 under new coach Tyronn Lue, who is guaranteed to lead the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Read More…

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Cavs: LeBron calmly but forcefully addresses coach killing allegations, other topics in shootaround

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INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James went on the offensive — and even got a bit defensive — while meeting with the media at the Cavaliers’ morning shootaround prior to a game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. The four-time league MVP remained cooperative and level-headed, but he was upset by recent talk Read More…

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s famous fall just part of his rise

INDEPENDENCE — Of all the 800-plus text messages and well-wishes Tyronn Lue received upon being named coach of the Cavaliers, the most unlikeliest may have come from Allen Iverson. When Iverson stepped over Lue in Game 1 of the 2001 Finals, it instantly became one of the most memorable moments in Finals history. Rather than become Read More…

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Special victory: Cavaliers don’t have an easy time with the Timberwolves, still get new coach Tyronn Lue his first win

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CLEVELAND — Tyronn Lue arrived at his postgame news conference with his tie loosened and the top button of his dress shirt undone. He had just gotten his first victory as an NBA head coach, but it wasn’t easy or overly impressive, as the Cavaliers struggled to beat the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves 114-107 Monday at Read More…

Ingraham: Blatt wasn’t built for today’s NBA

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Let’s cut to the chase. David Blatt, with the sixth-highest career regular-season winning percentage and second-highest playoff winning percentage of any coach in NBA history got fired because his players didn’t like him. It’s as simple as that. In today’s NBA, the inability to reach and lead your players trumps won-loss record every time. That Read More…