CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Start the Byron Scott Watch.
Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 10 assists Wednesday, but that wasn’t enough to save the Cleveland Cavaliers from a season-ending 105-98 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, one of the NBA’s worst teams.
Saving Scott, the Cavs coach, is another matter. His fate could be decided at today’s end-of-the-season …Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After a turbulent 48 hours in which he angered his coach and members of the organization while drawing his harshest public criticism as a pro, Kyrie Irving finally conceded Wednesday the frustrations of a long season caught up with him.
Now he’ll spend his summer in the weight room and working on his …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving apologized Tuesday for his actions — and non-actions — following a disappointing home loss to Miami the night before.
Irving said on his Twitter account that he was sorry for not taking part in Fan Appreciation Night ceremonies Monday following a 96-95 loss to the Heat at Quicken Loans …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers don’t have their ducks in a row, but they sure are quacking.
After losing 96-95 Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena to a Miami Heat team that sat LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier, the Cavs somehow found a way to create more news after …Read More
PHILADELPHIA — Kyrie Irving walked to the bench with 10:31 left in the third quarter Sunday with five fouls, four points and four turnovers to his name.
He never returned.
There simply wasn’t a need on a day the Cavaliers never made it to Wells Fargo Center.
In a season full of disappointing efforts, the Cavs squeezed in …Read More
INDIANAPOLIS — After the Pacers fell behind against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana coach Frank Vogel decided to fire his team up.
Two quick technicals in the third quarter did the trick.
“We didn’t want to let him down,” Paul George said after the Pacers rallied from a 20-point deficit for a 99-94 win over the Cavaliers on …Read More
CLEVELAND — When it was pointed out to Tristan Thompson that the Cavaliers shot 36 percent from the field and still beat the Orlando Magic 91-85 Sunday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the second-year power forward did a double take.
“What did we shoot?” Thompson asked in amazement.
When told again, he said, “Defense wins games. …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — Power forward Tristan Thompson provided some of the Cavaliers’ best defense of the season Thursday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Third-year Cleveland coach Byron Scott, meanwhile, went on the offensive when his job security was brought up.
“I don’t necessarily think I need to defend myself to the public or especially in the papers,” …Read More
CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott is no longer simply fielding questions about his team’s latest loss. He’s being asked about his job security.
That topic came up Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavs dropped their season-high 10th straight game, a 113-95 debacle against the Brooklyn Nets in which Cleveland trailed by 30 …Read More
ATLANTA — It took 73 games, and the ultimate outcome was the same, but the Cavs finally showed the fight Monday that coach Byron Scott has been waiting to see.
Mo Speights matched his career high with 23 points, but the Cavs fell to the Atlanta Hawks 102-94 to extend their losing streak to nine games.
The …Read More