February 12, 2016

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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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Cavs bounce back with easy win over Brooklyn

NEW YORK — There’s only one way to go when you’ve been floored. “It’s painful to get knocked down, but it’s shameful not to get back up if you get knocked down,” Cleveland coach David Blatt said. The Cavaliers did Wednesday, with Kevin Love collecting 17 points and 18 rebounds to help them bounce back Read More…

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Danger signs? Cavaliers’ blowout loss to Warriors, winless record against league’s top teams, reveal areas of concern

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ locker room finally opened nearly 25 minutes after a seismic loss to the NBA champions. David Blatt turned right and headed down the hallway. “Coach on the move,” a security officer said into his walkie-talkie. Blatt stopped in a side room to field questions. He didn’t have all the answers. Following Read More…

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Chris Assenheimer: Warriors and Spurs making Cavs’ NBA championship hopes look more and more like a long shot

A few weeks ago, I drew the ire of some folks on Twitter — nearly all of them Cavaliers fans — for declaring the team would not win the NBA title this season. I came to this revelation while watching the Cavs struggle to put away an inferior Phoenix team on the road — something Read More…

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It’s a Warriors mentality: Last year’s Finals loss still stings, Kyrie Irving says, left Cavaliers with a chip on their shoulder

INDEPENDENCE — No hype is necessary for a rematch of the NBA Finals. The facts speak for themselves. The world champion Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers meet tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, which will be the center of the sports universe when the teams tip off at 8. “It’s two great teams playing each Read More…

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Jim Ingraham: Warriors or Spurs? Pick your poison, Cavs

In the history of Cleveland sports, has there ever been a season like this Cavaliers season? No. Certainly not under the current playoff format in all sports, whereby, even if you reach the playoffs, you still have to successfully wind your way through multiple levels of them in order to play for the big prize. Read More…

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Cavs finish road trip with rout of Rockets

HOUSTON — The road-weary Cleveland Cavaliers had plenty left in the tank in the last game of their longest trip of the season to make easy work of the Houston Rockets. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, LeBron James added 19 and the Cavaliers cruised to a 91-77 victory on Friday night. The Cavaliers capped six Read More…

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