February 10, 2016

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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…

Cavaliers: New coach Tyronn Lue challenges team to play “right way” and with spirit

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue threw the hammer down in his first news conference since taking over the team. When asked what he planned on doing differently than the deposed David Blatt, he quickly responded. “I wouldn’t say differently, I would say do some things better,” Lue said Saturday before Cleveland’s game against the Chicago Read More…

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Blatt had to go

Those of you up in arms about the Cavaliers firing coach David Blatt, stop it. Puh-lease! Just stop it! One, a guy with no previous NBA coaching experience — of any kind — shouldn’t have been hired in the first place. Two, Blatt easily could have been fired before the midpoint of last season, because Read More…

Cavaliers fire Blatt; Lue to take over

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach David Blatt didn’t get fired because of losses. He got canned because his team couldn’t handle winning. That was the word from general manager David Griffin, who sent shockwaves through the NBA on Friday afternoon when he fired Blatt, who had compiled an 83-40 regular-season record in a season and a Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron in for the All-Star Game; Kyrie, Love have to wait and see

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is in, while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will have to wait a week to learn whether they will join the four-time league MVP in the Feb. 14 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto. Cavaliers small forward James was the leading vote-getter in the Eastern Conference while earning his 12th straight All-Star Read More…

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Cavs use hacking strategy to pull away from Clippers

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach David Blatt hates the strategy, but he employed it successfully Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland intentionally fouled Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan six times while it was ahead, and it helped the Cavs to an impressive 115-102 victory. “Those are the rules,” Blatt said. “We felt we could Read More…

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