April 20, 2014

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Cavs: Cleveland makes clutch plays to win second straight game

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Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters dunks in overtime against Memphis. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — For a minute there, it looked like a case of a new general manager, but the same players, coaches and result. But for one night, anyway, acting GM David Griffin got some of the smiles and passion he preached about before the game, as the Cavaliers survived some dicey moments to beat the Read More…

Cavs: Manager fired after almost four years on job

Chris Grant

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert likes the players on his team, but that didn’t stop him from canning the man who acquired all of them but Anderson Varejao. General manager Chris Grant was fired Thursday afternoon after 3½ seasons on the job and 8½ years with the organization overall. He had one more season Read More…

Cavs: Weird night at Quicken, Cleveland suffers one of worst losses

CLEVELAND — It was one of the weirdest games in NBA history. It was also one of the worst losses in Cavaliers history. The horrible Los Angeles Lakers were down to four completely eligible players for the final 3:32, but hung on to beat the even worse Cavs 119-108 Wednesday in front of 15,205 fans Read More…

Cavs: Varejao back as starter, Cleveland still facing problems

Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao will be back in the starting lineup tonight. (AP FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers are back in town and Anderson Varejao is back in the starting lineup, but the team’s problems haven’t gone away. Cleveland (16-32) went 0-3 on its recent road trip and has now lost five in a row and seven of its last eight as it prepares to host the Los Angeles Read More…

Cavs: Losing streak reaches five as Mavericks win 124-107

DALLAS — The Cavaliers’ woes continued Monday, as they fell 124-107 to the Dallas Mavericks to complete a winless three-game road trip. Cleveland has now lost five straight overall and seven of its last eight to fall to 16-32 on the season, which is 27-win pace for the year. Kyrie Irving had 27 points and Read More…

Cavs: Knicks pick up easy win

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 29 points, J.R. Smith embarrassed a couple of defenders on his way to 19, and the New York Knicks beat the Cavaliers 117-86 Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. The Knicks led nearly all the way and wrapped up a 10-6 January Read More…

Cavs: Grant has rare question-and-answer session

Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant expects coach Mike Brown, above, and the team to bear down and get things going in the right direction. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant addressed the media for almost 14 minutes Wednesday. That in itself is news. The only other times Grant has made himself available for comment in a group setting this season were at media day prior to the start of training camp and after the Cavs acquired Luol Deng Read More…

Cavs: Brown is disgusted with lack of competitive spirit

New Orleans Anthony Davis shoots over Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson in the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers continue to outdo themselves. Two days after an epic collapse against the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland lost 100-89 Tuesday to a New Orleans Pelicans team that isn’t very good to begin with and was minus three of its top six scorers. That left the don’t-get-it Cavs with a 1-4 record on their Read More…

Noland commentary: Cavaliers are going in circles

At halftime Sunday, I was starting to think the Cavaliers might be — I’ve covered this team long enough to emphasize “might be” — on the verge of finally starting to turn a corner. Instead, they made a U-turn in an epic collapse against the Phoenix Suns, causing me to now believe they will likely Read More…

Cavs: His status for tonight’s game still remains up in the air

Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao stretches for a rebound in Sunday’s game with Phoenix. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — The good news for the Cavaliers? A horrific loss didn’t become catastrophic. Center Anderson Varejao had an MRI on his left knee Monday morning and it confirmed the original diagnosis of soreness and general wear and tear. The oft-injured Varejao, who has appeared in every game this season after playing in just 81 Read More…