January 27, 2015


LeBron James sits out another game, dismisses reports he might leave Cavaliers a second time

LeBron James

CLEVELAND — LeBron James ended the year with a night off for his sore left knee and an assurance that he has no plans to run away from the Cavaliers. James missed his second straight game Wednesday, and said his knee has been bothering him since before Christmas. The superstar also sat out Tuesday’s game Read More…

Short-handed Cavaliers give Hawks a fight, but fall short


ATLANTA — No LeBron James. No Al Horford. Late decisions by Cleveland and Atlanta to hold out the two stars could have led to a letdown, but Paul Millsap made sure the Hawks were tough down the stretch. Millsap scored 26 points and took over for Atlanta in the fourth quarter to help hold off Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers coach David Blatt must earn LeBron James’ respect


LeBron James turned 30 today, and the best birthday present he could get from the Cavaliers would be more direction from coach David Blatt. James has always been among the most coachable superstars in the league. He wants to be coached. Actually, he loves to be coached. He craves it. Like most superstars, however, James Read More…

Cavaliers rocked by lowly Pistons


CLEVELAND — Cleveland teams are off and running in their quest to go another 50 years without a major pro sports championship. With a performance that made the Browns seem close to a Super Bowl by comparison, the Cavaliers were annihilated, dismantled and embarrassed 103-80 by a bad Detroit Pistons team Sunday at boo-filled Quicken Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Cleveland needs big man but vows not to panic


CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers could have used another big man before center Anderson Varejao was lost for the season with a torn Achilles, but they vow not to panic now that they seem to really need one. “We’ll have to patiently wait to see if there is a move to be made,” Cleveland coach David Read More…

Heat 101, Cavaliers 91: LeBron on losing end in return to Miami

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wrapped each other in a pregame embrace, chatted and laughed at halftime, then hugged again after the final buzzer. Just like old times. Only this time, just one got to enjoy a victory. James’ return to Miami as an opponent was a success — for the Heat, Read More…

Cavaliers lose Anderson Varejao for rest of season with Achilles tendon tear

Anderson Varejao

CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao’s season has ended, dealing a major blow to the Cavaliers’ NBA title hopes. Cleveland’s starting center tore his left Achilles tendon Tuesday night in a win over Minnesota, an injury that will cost him the rest of this season and will force the Cavs to look for immediate help up front. Read More…

Cavs: Win against Timberwolves could be costly, Anderson Varejao suffers injury

Cleveland’s Dion Waiters defends a shot by Minnesota’s Anthony Bennett in the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — It might have been a costly victory for the Cavaliers. Cleveland beat the inferior Minnesota Timberwolves 125-104 Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, but lost center Anderson Varejao in the process. The oft-injured Varejao crashed to the floor under Cleveland’s basket with 7:24 left in the third period and, after being surrounded by Read More…

Cavaliers Kevin Love to face former team as Timberwolves come to town


CLEVELAND — Exactly four months ago, Kevin Love was traded by the Timberwolves to the Cavaliers in a blockbuster deal. Tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, the three-time NBA All-Star will play against his former team for the first time as Minnesota (5-21) visits Cleveland (16-10). “I’m looking forward to the matchup,” said Love, who is Read More…

Dion Waiters provides spark in Cavs’ win over Grizzlies


CLEVELAND — The Cavs know they’re always going to get something from shooting guard Dion Waiters. Predicting what that will be is an entirely different matter. Good Dion showed up Sunday afternoon and scored 21 points to spark the Cavs to a 105-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “I was Read More…