April 16, 2014

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Cavs: Falling asleep at work, San Antonio gives lesson

CLEVELAND — When Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got a technical foul for walking onto the floor midway through the third quarter, he did as good a job of slowing down the San Antonio Spurs as his players did over the final three periods. After an outstanding first quarter, Cleveland had a defensive meltdown over the Read More…

Cavs: ‘Z’ invites LeBron to jeresey retirement ceremony

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

INDEPENDENCE — An upcoming ceremony may have just gotten bigger. LeBron James could be at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night when the Cavaliers retire the No. 11 jersey of former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Ilgauskas, who played with James for seven years in Cleveland and another in Miami, had the Akron native on a list Read More…

Irving has triple-double in win

  Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — On the night he got his first career triple-double, Kyrie Irving finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and one “I love you.” With a fan running toward him on the court midway through the fourth quarter, Irving had a night to remember Friday as the Cavaliers Read More…

Cavs: Losing streak at three, depleted Cleveland just can’t keep up

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers television announcers Fred McLeod and Austin Carr hammered the refs. Cavs players and coaches did not. On a night when three calls didn’t go their way down the stretch, the Cavs fell 99-93 to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday in front of 13,758 fans at Quicken Loans Arena. “The referees weren’t why Read More…

Cavs trade for center Hawes

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers got a solid center prior to the NBA trade deadline Thursday without giving up much. Cleveland sent two second-round picks and seldom-used forwards Earl Clark and Henry Sims to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Spencer Hawes, who could become the Cavs’ starter once he gets acclimated. Read More…

Cavaliers rout 76ers 114-85

PHILADELPHIA — The Cavaliers entered the All-Star break as one of the hottest teams in the NBA. The time off didn’t slow them down. Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and the Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to five games Tuesday night with Read More…

Cavs: Win streak at four with 93-89 victory against Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 27.2 seconds remaining lifted the Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Tristan Thompson scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, overpowering Detroit’s vaunted front line as the Cavs rallied from a Read More…

Cavs: Three wins in a row, Bennett gets career highs

CLEVELAND — With Anderson Varejao and C.J. Miles out with injuries, the Cavaliers needed someone to step up Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings. Led by rookie Anthony Bennett, tons of guys did as Cleveland won its third straight game with a 109-99 victory over the Kings in front of 14,245 happy fans. The Cavs (19-33) Read More…

Cavs: Sunday’s defense pleases Brown

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers remember their last game — both overall and against the Sacramento Kings. Cleveland played arguably its best defense of the season Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, holding Memphis to .384 shooting (33-for-86) in a hard-fought 91-83 overtime victory. “It was hard for me to find clips where we didn’t play a Read More…

Cavs: Acting general manager Griffin confident he can change fortunes

David Griffin

CLEVELAND — David Griffin doesn’t view himself as a stop-gap measure. Nor does he feel like he’s auditioning to get his new job on a full-time basis. The way the acting general manager of the Cavaliers sees it, he’s simply got a job to do and will do it to the best of his ability. Read More…