CHICAGO — Derrick Rose had 16 points before leaving in the fourth quarter with an apparent injury, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away from the Cavaliers for a 96-81 victory on Monday night.
Rose grimaced after he drove down the lane for a twisting layup with 3:39 left. He remained in the game for a …Read More
CLEVELAND — On this night, one out of three was good enough.
After missing potential game-winning shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving hit a left-handed drive in traffic with 0.6 seconds left in the second OT Saturday for a thrilling 127-125 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
PHILADELPHIA — Andrew Bynum wants to play in Philadelphia. He’s not sure his achy knees will let him.
It was the story of By-num’s lone season in Philly.
It’s the same refrain now that he’s back in town with the Cavaliers.
Bynum hopes to play tonight against the team that acquired him in a blockbuster trade …Read More
MILWAUKEE — O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and Gary Neal had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks held off the Cavaliers 109-104 on Wednesday night.
Milwaukee, already without its top two point guards — Brandon Knight and Luke Ridnour — also played without …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett is going to make a shot this season. The question is when.
Through the first four games of his NBA career, the 6-foot-8, 259-pounder is 0-for-15 from the field. Eight of his misses have come on 3-pointers, a number of which haven’t been close.
INDEPENDENCE — If the Cavaliers had Uncle Drew, their small forward situation might be cleared up.
On the day Kyrie Irving’s latest 6-minute Pepsi Max film was released, Cleveland coach Mike Brown still wasn’t ready to name his starting small forward for the season opener Wednesday against Brooklyn at Quicken Loans Arena.
Brown said Monday …Read More
COLUMBUS — Cavaliers power forward Anthony Bennett hasn’t been overly impressive in the exhibition season, but he’s doing much better than Nerlens Noel.
Philadelphia coach Brett Brown dropped a bombshell Monday prior to the 76ers’ 104-93 preseason loss to the Cavs at the Schottenstein Center, saying Noel probably won’t play at all this season.
“He needs to …Read More
CLEVELAND — Two days ago, Cavaliers rookie Sergey Karasev missed a preseason game because he was in the Bahamas getting his work visa. Thursday, he was in the starting lineup at shooting guard.
With normal starter Dion Waiters out with a right hip contusion, coach Mike Brown started the No. 19 overall pick in the draft …Read More
CANTON — Henry Sims started at center for veteran Anderson Varejao, who got the night off, and helped himself in the battle for the last spot on the roster.
Alonzo Gee played only the first nine minutes in his preseason debut and did nothing, which was pretty much matched by Earl Clark, his main competition for …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — Alonzo Gee will get his first real chance to show he deserves to be the Cavaliers’ starting small forward when Cleveland hosts the Charlotte Bobcats in preseason action tonight at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Gee missed exhibition wins over Milwaukee and Orlando due to right hamstring soreness, but will likely start tonight vs. …Read More