January 27, 2015

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Cavs notes: LeBron James feeling better than he has all season

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CLEVELAND — Good news for the Cavaliers: LeBron James is feeling better than he has at any point this season. After missing eight games with left leg and lower back soreness, the 6-foot-8 small forward went into a game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena averaging 33.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and Read More…

Cavaliers bash Bulls for third straight win

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CLEVELAND — With coach Urban Meyer, quarterback Cardale Jones and a number of other Ohio State football players in attendance Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers played like champions. Coming off a five-game West Coast trip, Cleveland never trailed and led by as many as 25 points en route to an impressive 108-94 Read More…

Cavs 109, Lakers 102: LeBron scores 36 as Cleveland ends 6-game skid

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LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 19 points and career-high 17 assists. Kyrie Irving added 22 points for Cleveland, which had lost nine of 10 before James held off Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Lot of low grades on midseason report card

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The Cavaliers won’t officially reach the halfway point of the regular season until they play in Los Angeles tonight against the Lakers and Friday versus the Clippers, but Professor Noland has seen enough. With Cleveland an unforgivable 19-20 and in a stretch where it has lost six straight games and nine of its last 10, Read More…

Cavaliers: Coach David Blatt, LeBron James downplay sideline shove

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PHOENIX — LeBron James and David Blatt downplayed an incident in which the four-time MVP shoved his coach during Cleveland’s loss to the Phoenix Suns. In the first half of Tuesday night’s game, Blatt was vehemently arguing a call when James pushed him back to the bench. The incident occurred after James was called for Read More…

LeBron’s return not enough as Cavs lose to Suns

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PHOENIX — LeBron James scored 33 points in his return from a two-week layoff but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Cleveland Cavaliers from going down to their sixth straight loss, 107-100 to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Markieff Morris scored a career-high 35 points on 15-of-21 shooting for the Suns, who outscored the Read More…

Cavaliers: David Blatt’s NBA education an ongoing process

HOENIX — On the day he was introduced as Cavaliers head coach 6½ months ago, David Blatt’s supreme confidence permeated the room. He dismissed the egos of NBA players as a non-issue, he proudly boasted how he had won everywhere he has been and he downplayed differences between the European game and the NBA. “I’ve Read More…

Cavaliers commentary: Loyal fan advises not to get your hopes up

Turns out I would have been much better off heeding the initial advice of 85-year-old Betty from Seville. More — a lot more — on Miss Betty in a moment, but first let me point out I’m one of the idiots — but not the only idiot to venture into such territory — that predicted Read More…

Cavaliers put up little fight in blowout loss to Kings

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — LeBron James declined to speak to reporters after Cleveland’s latest loss without him. His Cavaliers teammates had another quiet night, too. DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings beat Cleveland 103-84 on Sunday, handing the Cavaliers their seventh loss in eight games with James out with a Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavs are champs on paper, chumps on the court

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On paper, everything Cavaliers general manager David Griffin did this week makes perfect sense. But let’s not lose sight of the fact the Cavs also looked pretty good, on paper, when they made their original offseason moves, highlighted by signing LeBron James, re-signing Kyrie Irving and trading for Kevin Love. That’s why there remains this Read More…