February 8, 2016

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Cavaliers 117, Spurs 103: Cleveland finally gets signature win, rolls over San Antonio

CLEVELAND — The long and “shorts” of it is, the Cavaliers finally got a signature win over a great opponent. With LeBron James mistakenly wearing shorts that didn’t match those of his teammates at the start of the game — the team attributed it to a locker room attendant error and the small forward changed Read More…

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No Cavaliers named to All-Star Game as reserves

CLEVELAND — Small forward LeBron James will be the lone Cavaliers player in the NBA All-Star Game. Power forward Kevin Love and point guard Kyrie Irving were not among the seven Eastern Conference reserves announced Thursday, representing a slight snub by the coaches who voted for the selections. Cleveland owns the best record in the Read More…

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Cavaliers 115, Suns 93: Easy win secures trip to All-Star Game for new coach Tyronn Lue

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers were connected, galvanized, spirited … and playing the woeful Phoenix Suns. Cleveland coasted through most of the first half Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, then blew out the Suns 115-93 to improve to 2-1 under new coach Tyronn Lue, who is guaranteed to lead the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Read More…

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Cavs: LeBron calmly but forcefully addresses coach killing allegations, other topics in shootaround

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INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James went on the offensive — and even got a bit defensive — while meeting with the media at the Cavaliers’ morning shootaround prior to a game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. The four-time league MVP remained cooperative and level-headed, but he was upset by recent talk Read More…

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s famous fall just part of his rise

INDEPENDENCE — Of all the 800-plus text messages and well-wishes Tyronn Lue received upon being named coach of the Cavaliers, the most unlikeliest may have come from Allen Iverson. When Iverson stepped over Lue in Game 1 of the 2001 Finals, it instantly became one of the most memorable moments in Finals history. Rather than become Read More…

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Special victory: Cavaliers don’t have an easy time with the Timberwolves, still get new coach Tyronn Lue his first win

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CLEVELAND — Tyronn Lue arrived at his postgame news conference with his tie loosened and the top button of his dress shirt undone. He had just gotten his first victory as an NBA head coach, but it wasn’t easy or overly impressive, as the Cavaliers struggled to beat the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves 114-107 Monday at Read More…

Ingraham: Blatt wasn’t built for today’s NBA

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Let’s cut to the chase. David Blatt, with the sixth-highest career regular-season winning percentage and second-highest playoff winning percentage of any coach in NBA history got fired because his players didn’t like him. It’s as simple as that. In today’s NBA, the inability to reach and lead your players trumps won-loss record every time. That Read More…

Cavaliers: New coach Tyronn Lue challenges team to play “right way” and with spirit

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue threw the hammer down in his first news conference since taking over the team. When asked what he planned on doing differently than the deposed David Blatt, he quickly responded. “I wouldn’t say differently, I would say do some things better,” Lue said Saturday before Cleveland’s game against the Chicago Read More…

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Blatt had to go

Those of you up in arms about the Cavaliers firing coach David Blatt, stop it. Puh-lease! Just stop it! One, a guy with no previous NBA coaching experience — of any kind — shouldn’t have been hired in the first place. Two, Blatt easily could have been fired before the midpoint of last season, because Read More…

Cavaliers fire Blatt; Lue to take over

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach David Blatt didn’t get fired because of losses. He got canned because his team couldn’t handle winning. That was the word from general manager David Griffin, who sent shockwaves through the NBA on Friday afternoon when he fired Blatt, who had compiled an 83-40 regular-season record in a season and a Read More…