April 2, 2015


Cavaliers crush Celtics, snap two-game losing skid

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson dunks against the Boston Celtics in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won their 12th straight at home, beating Boston 110-79. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — And on the first night, they got some rest. Beginning a stretch of four games in five nights, the Cavaliers dominated the Boston Celtics 110-79 Tuesday at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. It won’t be as easy tonight in Toronto, Friday in Atlanta or Saturday at home vs. Phoenix, but the Cavs (38-24) had Read More…

Commentary: Cavaliers overtime loss filled with bad, but there’s 1 giant positive

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James heads for the bench after missing two free throws as Houston Rockets' Josh Smith celebrates in the final seconds of overtime Sunday. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Enough went wrong in the Cavaliers’ overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday to fill an entire column — and we will get to that in a moment — but don’t ever lose sight of the fact this was still a game Cleveland could and should have won. That’s a negative in the loss Read More…

LeBron James scores 42 as Cavaliers handle Golden State in marquee matchup

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, front, drives past Golden State Warriors’ David Lee during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James showed he’s still the best player in the world and the Cavaliers made a strong case they might now be the best team in the NBA. It was only one game, but Cleveland looked very impressive Thursday night while downing the Golden State Warriors 110-99 in front of a sellout crowd Read More…

Commentary: Center Timofey Mozgov a huge reason Cavaliers playing best ball in NBA

Timofey Mozgov (AP file photo)

The biggest game in the NBA tonight — and perhaps this season — will take place at Quicken Loans Arena. It will pit the best team in the league, the 44-10 Golden State Warriors, against the hottest team in the NBA, the 36-22 Cavaliers, who have won 17 of their last 19 games. It could Read More…

Rick Noland: Challenging stretch awaits Cavaliers

LeBron James and the Cavs have had plenty of reasons 
to smile lately with 16 wins in their last 18 games, but the schedule is about to get a lot tougher. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The Cavaliers have won 16 of their last 18 games, they’re healthy and clicking on all cylinders and veteran Kendrick Perkins will add a nice insurance policy inside. But the schedule is about to get a whole lot tougher. A game against Detroit tonight at The Palace of Auburn Hills should be Cleveland’s third straight Read More…

Cavs quiet at trade deadline; LeBron says this roster could win title

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James high-fives Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday without the Cavaliers making a move, but that’s perfectly OK. “We can win a championship with this roster,” four-time league MVP LeBron James said following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “Obviously, health is a huge thing (and) clicking at the right time. The team that is clicking Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James is center of attention

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James drives past Miami Heat’s Luol Deng during the first quarter Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — There will be one NBA game tonight: LeBron James and the Cavaliers will play in Chicago on TNT. Everyone else will have started the All-Star break. “In the last seven or so years, I’ve always played on that last Thursday before the break,” James said Wednesday before a game against the Miami Heat at Read More…

Fun continues in romp over Miami, as Cavaliers win 10th straight at home

Cleveland Cavaliers Timofey Mozgov dunks the ball in front of Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside during the second quarter Wednesday. Mosgov scored the team-high 20 points for the Cavaliers 113-93 win over the Heat. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov was on the receiving end of a lot of passes that led to dunks, but it was the one the 7-foot Russian threw in the first period Wednesday that had everyone talking. Finding himself with the ball in transition on the left side of the court, Mozgov lofted a long alley-oop Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love says he has no issue with LeBron James after controversial tweet

LeBron James and Kevin Love talk on the bench during a game earlier this season. AP FILE PHOTO

INDEPENDENCE — There are no problems between Cavaliers small forward LeBron James and power forward Kevin Love. Love said so Tuesday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I talk to LeBron every day,” Love said. “I know there has to be some sort of an angle and you guys have deadlines to make and it’s Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James backtracks on tweet apparently directed at teammate Kevin Love

LeBron James

Cavaliers small forward LeBron James took to Twitter on Monday to chastise the media for reporting something he posted two days earlier. “I like u guys a lot (Media) but don’t try and make a story cause it looks good,” James tweeted. “If I have a problem with a teammate or anyone I’ll say (sic) Read More…