November 22, 2014


Bulls missing bulk of starting lineup, still pound Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Alonzo Gee is fouled by Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled winning on the road all season, they only recently began struggling in rebounding and they’ve always had problems in recent years beating the Chicago Bulls. Put it all together and the Cavaliers lost 100-84 at United Center on Saturday in another game they’ll look back on late this Read More…

Lose weight and see: Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett drops pounds, watches film in an effort to find his old game

Anthony Bennett

MIAMI — Anthony Bennett has made two major changes in recent weeks. He’s hoping they can work together to turn around what has been a miserable rookie season. Bennett has changed his diet and lost between 12 and 15 pounds since training camp. He has also taken to watching old films from his college days Read More…

Cavs rally in third quarter, but can’t overcome Heat

Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters tries to block Miami Heat's Norris Cole Saturday. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

MIAMI — The Miami Heat’s Big Three were everywhere during Saturday’s first half. And then, in the third quarter, they were gone. So what stood as a 19-point lead early in the third quarter instead turned into a fourth-quarter deficit and a full night’s work in a 114-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Read More…

Ohio State notes: Urban Meyer doesn’t expect second-quarter skirmish to lead to any suspensions for Big Ten title game

Michigan and Ohio State players are involved in an altercation during the second quarter Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With a national championship still a possibility for Ohio State but nothing but pride at stake for Michigan, it appeared that the annual rivalry might lose a little heat Saturday. Obviously, that is not how the players viewed the situation. Before the game began, police had to get between players in Read More…

Cavs stay cold on the road with lopsided loss to Celtics

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving drives past Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley in Boston on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — The Cleveland Cavaliers can only miss so many open shots. They can only blow so many layups. They can only look absolutely inept on offense for so long. Right? Common sense would indicate sooner or later, the Cavaliers would have to figure out something offensively. The results, however, are proving otherwise. They blew Read More…

Kyrie Irving matches career high with 41 points as Cavaliers down Wizards in overtime for first road win of season

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Washington Wizards forward Nene in overtime Saturday. Irving had 41 points, and the Cavaliers won 103-96. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — Kyrie Irving equaled his career high with 41 points, including nine in the overtime session, and the Cavaliers rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half for a 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards and their first road win of the season. Irving, who began the night shooting just 38 percent, made Read More…

College basketball is all about one thing this season: Change, change, change

Louisville's Terry Rozier, center, is fouled by the College of Charleston's Willis Hall as he pulls in a rebound Saturday. Louisville defeated the College of Charleston, 70-48. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

The password for the 2013-14 college basketball season is change. Or maybe it’s realignment. How about confusion? Unless you have a truly photographic memory, you would be advised to keep some cheat notes handy regarding what teams are in which conferences. Take the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll: Four teams are in new conferences Read More…

Ugly loss to 76ers leaves Cavaliers coach Mike Brown frustrated, contemplating possible lineup changes

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown calls out a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA — Andrew Bynum smiled and laughed at the boos raining down on him Friday, but there was nothing funny about another dreary Cavs performance against an inferior opponent on the road. It took exactly six games for Mike Brown to threaten changes to his lineup and/or rotation following a 94-79 loss to the Philadelphia Read More…

Down about the future: Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum says he’s ‘a shell’ of what he used to be, still thinks about retiring

Andrew Bynum

PHILADELPHIA — While the rest of his teammates concluded practice on the basketball court Thursday, Andrew Bynum spent most of his afternoon in a therapy pool on the campus of Temple University. As the rest of Bynum’s teammates put on hats and jackets and trudged outside into a misty rain, team physical therapist George Sibel Read More…

Cavs’ Brown happy with offense despite low-scoring loss

INDIANAPOLIS — The Cleveland Cavaliers finished with their lowest scoring total in nearly a year as they shot 35 percent as a team and their starting backcourt shot a combined 13-of-38. Yet Cavs coach Mike Brown was pleased with the improvement he saw offensively in an 89-74 loss at the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. “As Read More…