March 31, 2015

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Cavaliers crush Lakers behind double-doubles from LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love


CLEVELAND — What should a team do when its 12-game winning streak ends? For the Cavaliers, the answer was to get double-doubles from their three superstars and start another. Led by “The Big Three” of Kevin Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Cleveland had no trouble defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 120-105 Sunday in front Read More…

Cavs Notes: Kyrie Irving facing stacked field in Three-Point Shootout


CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will be part of a stacked field for the Three-Point Shootout, to be held Feb. 14 at Madison Square Garden as part of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Irving, who won the event in 2013 and was the All-Star Game MVP last year, will be joined by defending champion Read More…

Commentary: Fun night at The Q gives glimpse into how good Cavs can be


The Cavaliers were a team on a mission Thursday, determined to show a national television audience just how far they’ve come. They also had one heckuva good time while doing it. J.R. Smith helped mascot Moondog attempt half-court shots, minority owner Nate Forbes playfully ran onto the court to call a technical foul and Iman Read More…

Cavaliers 105, Clippers 94: Dominant performance stretches winning streak to 12


CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers showed Sir Charles Barkley and a national television audience on TNT why they have a 12-game winning streak. Cleveland jumped all over the frustrated Los Angeles Clippers in winning by the very deceptive final score of 105-94 Thursday night at sold-out and energetic Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs’ performance was so Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love missing shots, not getting many of them, but not complaining


CLEVELAND — Nearly an hour after the Cavaliers shook off the feisty Philadelphia 76ers for their 11th straight win, forward Kevin Love was still on the floor of an empty, sedate Quicken Loans Arena. As a few ushers, some curious police officers and maintenance workers watched, Love performed shooting drills with the help of Cavs Read More…

Cavaliers need late fourth-quarter push to beat 76ers, win 11th straight game


CLEVELAND — Who are Robert Covington, Hollis Thompson, Jerami Grant, K.J. McDaniels, Furkan Aldemir, Malcolm Thomas and JaKarr Sampson? They are professional basketball players for the Philadelphia 76ers, who play as hard as anyone in the league but just aren’t talented enough to win very often. That was evident Monday night at Quicken Loans Arean, Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving picks up Player of the Week honor


CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored and soared right to the top and Monday was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. It was the first time Irving was honored this season and the third time in his four-year career. Teammate LeBron James earned the award the previous week. Irving averaged 31.5 points Read More…

Cavs winning streak reaches nine


CLEVELAND — It was a predictable and largely uneventful game, and that’s a big positive for the Cavaliers. Prone to playing to the level of their competition, the Cavs got LeBron James back after a one-game absence, jumped on the undisciplined Sacramento Kings early, leveled off for a bit and then built a big lead Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving picked as All-Star reserve

Kyrie Irving

CLEVELAND — Two players out of the Cavaliers’ “Big Three” will be part of the NBA All-Star Game. Point guard Kyrie Irving was selected as one of seven reserves Thursday by Eastern Conference coaches and will join small forward LeBron James, who was named a starter in fan voting, for the Feb. 15 game at Read More…

Cavaliers 99, Trail Blazers 94: Kyrie Irving erupts for 55, saves day with LeBron James sidelined


CLEVELAND — It was the kind of game everyone dreams about as a kid. With four-time league MVP LeBron James sitting out with a sprained right wrist, Kyrie Irving scored an arena-record 55 points Wednesday night to lead the Cavaliers to a thrilling 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. With the game tied at Read More…