January 29, 2015

Rain and snow

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…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving hot against Memphis after recent shooting woes


CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s poor shooting was among the least of Cavaliers coach David Blatt’s concerns. Heading into Cleveland’s 105-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, Irving had averaged just 12.3 points on .359 shooting (37-for-103) over his previous seven games. The point guard, whose defense had also taken a Read More…

Cavaliers scrap, claw way to win


CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers will take ’em any way they can get ’em right now. It wasn’t pretty and it took a late missed 3-pointer to avert a potential overtime, but Cleveland found a way to beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-91 Friday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “I salute my guys,” said Cavs coach Read More…

Cavaliers a disaster on defense, get blown out at home by Hawks


CLEVELAND — There’s no sense trying to defend the Cavaliers, because they didn’t attempt to defend anyone all night. In what was an absolutely abysmal effort — if it can even be called that — Cleveland fell 127-98 to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “I really don’t have too, too Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron stresses importance of playing well at The Q


CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers want to make always-sold-out Quicken Loans Arena a place no team looks forward to visiting. Cleveland entered its game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday having won six straight at The Q, where it was 8-4 on the season, only to get clobbered 127-98 by the Hawks. “We still have a Read More…

Rick Noland: Ignore the critics, LeBron James is still the best


He’s lost some explosiveness. He takes a few possessions off defensively. His rebounding numbers are down. He turns 30 in a few weeks. He even missed a game because of, gasp, knee soreness. Relax, people. While there is at least a grain of truth to all of the above statements, LeBron James is still so Read More…