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

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots over Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard during the second quarter Wednesday. Irving scored a team-high 55 points for the Cavaliers 99-94 win.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James misses game with sprained wrist, doubtful for Friday

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches in the final minute of an NBA basketball game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James was a late scratch Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a sprained right wrist. James, who is listed as doubtful for a game Friday against Sacramento at Quicken Loans Arena, underwent an exam and MRI earlier in the day at the Cleveland Clinic. The four-time Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers flying high again and LeBron James is the reason

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There are a lot of reasons why the Cavaliers are on a six-game winning streak and suddenly looking like the team many of us thought they’d be all season, but one sticks out. He stands 6-foot-8, weighs 250 pounds, hails from Akron, is a four-time league MVP and is named LeBron James. After missing eight Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James earns 48th player of week award

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James upped his record total to 48 Monday with another selection as Eastern Conference Player of the Week. James has earned the honor three times this season and 29 times overall while with the Cavs (25-20), who will bring a six-game winning streak into their game in Detroit tonight. It was the Read More…

LeBron James scores 34 as Cavaliers stretch winning streak to 6

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant fouls Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the fourth quarter Sunday. The Cavaliers won 108-98 to run their winning streak to six games. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The head sports honchos at ABC got the great numbers they wanted from LeBron James and Kevin Durant, but all the Cavaliers really cared about was they got the win. Keyed by eight points from James at the start of the fourth quarter, Cleveland defeated Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 Sunday Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: J.R. Smith getting his shots

Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook in an NBA basketball game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith has been getting the ball where he wants it — in his hands — since joining the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old had 14 points on 4-for-12 shooting from behind the arc Sunday as the Cavs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 at Quicken Loans Arena. Since being acquired from New York in a Read More…

Cavaliers blow away Hornets for fifth straight win

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA basketball game Friday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — It was a record-breaking night Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers set a franchise mark by jumping to a 35-point halftime lead, went on to lead by a season-high 49 points in the fourth period and finished with their largest victory in the 21-year history of the arena, an impressive 129-90 win Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Play hard, wins will come

Cleveland Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov rebounds against Utah Jazz's Elijah Millsap Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter of Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks on Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward during the second half Wednesday in Cleveland. James scored 26 points to lead Cleveland to a 106-92 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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…