March 4, 2015


Cavaliers Commentary: Play hard, wins will come


It wasn’t exactly rocket science or earth-shattering information, but LeBron James gave the best summation I’ve heard this season on what the Cavaliers’ primary objective should be for the rest of the season. It came Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena after the Cavs defeated the lowly Utah Jazz 106-92 for their fourth straight victory, a Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James lands another All-Star start


INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will start his 11th NBA All-Star Game in 12 seasons, but he wasn’t the top overall vote-getter in final results released Thursday. A late run by Golden State guard Stephen Curry gave him 1,513,324 votes, while James, the top vote-getter last season, received 1,470,483 in fan balloting. Cleveland Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Shawn Marion will retire after season, his 16th


CLEVELAND — This is Shawn Marion’s 16th NBA season. It will also be his last. The 36-year-old didn’t make himself available to the media Wednesday prior to a game against the Utah Jazz, but told several outlets earlier in the day that he planned to retire at the end of the season. The news wasn’t Read More…

Cavaliers 106, Jazz 92: A feel-good story — flu can’t slow down rolling Cavs


CLEVELAND — For the most part, the Cavaliers looked sick — in the positive, slang sense — Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz. With LeBron James and Kyrie Irving suffering from flu-like symptoms in recent days, the Cavs recorded a healthy 106-92 victory at Quicken Loans Arena to extend their winning streak to four games. Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron James feeling better than he has all season


CLEVELAND — Good news for the Cavaliers: LeBron James is feeling better than he has at any point this season. After missing eight games with left leg and lower back soreness, the 6-foot-8 small forward went into a game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena averaging 33.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and Read More…

Cavaliers bash Bulls for third straight win


CLEVELAND — With coach Urban Meyer, quarterback Cardale Jones and a number of other Ohio State football players in attendance Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers played like champions. Coming off a five-game West Coast trip, Cleveland never trailed and led by as many as 25 points en route to an impressive 108-94 Read More…

Cavs 109, Lakers 102: LeBron scores 36 as Cleveland ends 6-game skid


LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 19 points and career-high 17 assists. Kyrie Irving added 22 points for Cleveland, which had lost nine of 10 before James held off Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Lot of low grades on midseason report card


The Cavaliers won’t officially reach the halfway point of the regular season until they play in Los Angeles tonight against the Lakers and Friday versus the Clippers, but Professor Noland has seen enough. With Cleveland an unforgivable 19-20 and in a stretch where it has lost six straight games and nine of its last 10, Read More…

Cavaliers: Coach David Blatt, LeBron James downplay sideline shove


PHOENIX — LeBron James and David Blatt downplayed an incident in which the four-time MVP shoved his coach during Cleveland’s loss to the Phoenix Suns. In the first half of Tuesday night’s game, Blatt was vehemently arguing a call when James pushed him back to the bench. The incident occurred after James was called for Read More…

LeBron’s return not enough as Cavs lose to Suns


PHOENIX — LeBron James scored 33 points in his return from a two-week layoff but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Cleveland Cavaliers from going down to their sixth straight loss, 107-100 to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Markieff Morris scored a career-high 35 points on 15-of-21 shooting for the Suns, who outscored the Read More…