December 18, 2014


Cavs roll over Wizards


CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted a little revenge on Washington with a 113-87 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night. Five days after they were embarrassed in a 91-78 loss to Washington, the Cavs controlled this one from the start and got back to Read More…

LeBron James on Ferguson riots: Violence is never the answer

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James wants the killing, violence and looting to stop, but his biggest plea was for people to support the families of people like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. One day after a grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the August 2014 killing of the 18-year-old Brown, Read More…

Rick Noland: LeBron James has to play like the King for Cavs to have any chance at crown


If we’ve learned one thing through 13 games, it’s that LeBron James has to be the point man for the Cavaliers. He might also have to be the point guard, but more on that in a bit. In a number of games this season, James has sat back and attempted to let the game come Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron James still positive despite recent struggles


CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers were 5-7 and on a four-game losing streak entering their home game against the Orlando Magic on Monday, but LeBron James is maintaining a positive outlook. “Me being the leader of the team, if I start hanging my head low, then it’s going to go to everyone else,” the four-time league Read More…

LeBron James sets tone with 16 points in first quarter as Cavaliers crush Magic


CLEVELAND — He went from LeStink to LeStar and the Cavaliers followed. LeBron James, who said “I stink” earlier in the day, dominated from the outset Monday night as Cleveland cruised to a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic to end a four-game losing streak. “I’m my biggest critic,” said James, who put up 29 Read More…

Cavs notes: Reserves not playing as advertised


CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers, who were billed as one of the deepest teams in the NBA in the preseason, entered their game against Toronto on Saturday with the lowest-scoring bench in the league. Things reached a low point Friday in Washington, where Cleveland reserves were outscored 29-0 in the first half and 40-9 for the Read More…

Cavs revert to old ways after blazing start against Raptors, suffer fourth straight loss


CLEVELAND — The Eastern Conference’s best team played in front of a raucous group of supporters Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Toronto Raptors, with a large contingent of fans crossing the border to support them, came back from an early 18-point deficit to dominate and embarrass the bewildered Cavaliers 110-93. “We’re a very Read More…

Cavaliers run into a Wall


WASHINGTON — LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers went the final nine minutes without scoring a field Read More…

LeBron James hasn’t forgotten rivalry with Wizards

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — Earlier this week, a fairly bored LeBron James was downplaying any rivalry with the San Antonio Spurs. Then his eyes lit up when asked about the Cavaliers’ 2006-08 playoff series against the Washington Wizards, who host Cleveland tonight. “You talk about rivalries, that was a rivalry at that time,” the four-time league MVP Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron James says ‘Big Three’ minutes need to come down


CLEVELAND — LeBron James isn’t ready for a rest right now, but he knows he’s playing too many minutes. The Cavaliers small forward entered a game against San Antonio on Wednesday ranked third in the league at 39.1 minutes per night, while point guard Kyrie Irving was fourth (38.4) and power forward Kevin Love was fifth Read More…