April 20, 2014

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Cavs: Cleveland hangs on after losing big lead

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Cleveland’s Dion Waiters drives to the basket between Toronto’s Greivis Vasquez, left, and Chuck Hayes in the fourth quarter. Waiters scored a team-high 24 points. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers get a pardon for forgetting how to play with a gigantic lead, but they’ve used all their mulligans when it comes to botched inbounds plays. In the end, however, Cleveland overcame both Tuesday to hold on for a 102-100 win over the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena. “That’s a game, Read More…

Cavs: Tourney offers look at possible pick

Like you, me and a lot of other people, Cavaliers scouts watched a lot of NCAA Tournament games over the weekend. Their first-round pick could very well have played in one of them. At 27-44 through Sunday, Cleveland had the ninth-worst record in the league, but was just 3½ games away from being tied for Read More…

Cavs: Never having a shot, slew of injuries doom Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and the Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova represented the long and short of it. Led by the spunky Dellavedova, the Cavs played hard Thursday night, but the Thunder was just bigger and “badder” while registering a 102-95 victory in front of 18,246 fans at Quicken Loans Arena. The long-armed, 6-foot-9 Durant, Read More…

Cavs: LeBron covers variety of topics

CLEVELAND — LeBron James still attracts a crowd whenever he comes to Quicken Loans Arena. The Miami Heat small forward was riding a stationary bike in the hallway outside his team’s locker room prior to pregame media availability Tuesday, with dozens of reporters waiting patiently as he donned headphones and sang loudly — and poorly Read More…

Cavs: Shorthanded Cleveland gives Miami battle

Miami’s LeBron James goes to the basket in the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James started the game with a bang and finished it with a flurry of free throws. James poured in 43 points against his former team Tuesday night as the Miami Heat defeated the shorthanded Cavaliers 100-96 in front of a sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. James, who finished 14-for-19 from the Read More…

Cavs: Injured Irving will miss at least two weeks

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving tries to dribble past Goran Dragic of the Suns last week. Irving will miss at least two weeks with an injury. (AP FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is arriving and Kyrie Irving is exiting. With James and the Miami Heat visiting Quicken Loans Arena this evening, the Cavaliers face the distinct possibility of playing the rest of the season without their best player. A two-time All-Star and MVP of that game this season, Irving suffered a left biceps Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving tired of playoff queries

INDEPENDENCE — First, Kyrie Irving was ill. Now, the Cavaliers point guard is healthy, but sick and tired of answering questions about the team’s playoff chances. “I’m honestly getting tired of talking to you guys about this,” a polite Irving said Tuesday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “Every game is meaningful at this point. Read More…

Cavs: C.J. Miles is back, Anthony Bennett out with an injury

INDEPENDENCE — C.J. Miles is about to return, but Anthony Bennett is expected to miss three weeks. Miles, who has missed nine games with a sprained ankle, said after practice Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that he expects to play during the Cavaliers’ upcoming three-game road trip. The swingman’s return could come as early as Read More…

Noland commentary: Don’t read too much into LeBron’s visit

Miami’s LeBron James watches the 
Knicks-Cavaliers game Saturday. He was at Quicken Loans Arena for the No. 11 jersey retirement ceremony for Zydrunas Ilgauskas. (AP PHOTO)

Yes, LeBron James attended Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. So what? Really, that’s all he did: He accepted a friend’s invitation and was on hand for an emotional and memorable evening honoring his former teammate. That’s what friends do for one another, isn’t it? We all should just leave Read More…

‘Big Z’ is extra special

  In my 28 years covering the Cavaliers, I’ve interviewed players from Andriuskevicius to Zeller, from Amaechi and Anderson to Williams, Woodson and Wright. Almost all have been cooperative, some have been funny and a few have even been enlightening, but a handful will always stand out as being extra special. One of those, Zydrunas Read More…