February 10, 2016

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Rick Noland: The bottom line? David Blatt was never the right coach for the Cavaliers

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…

Cavs notes: LeBron in for the All-Star Game; Kyrie, Love have to wait and see

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is in, while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will have to wait a week to learn whether they will join the four-time league MVP in the Feb. 14 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto. Cavaliers small forward James was the leading vote-getter in the Eastern Conference while earning his 12th straight All-Star Read More…

Cavs use hacking strategy to pull away from Clippers

The Cavaliers' J.R. Smith, right, fouls the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday in Cleveland.  AP

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach David Blatt hates the strategy, but he employed it successfully Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland intentionally fouled Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan six times while it was ahead, and it helped the Cavs to an impressive 115-102 victory. “Those are the rules,” Blatt said. “We felt we could Read More…

Defending champ Warriors hand Cavs a humbling home loss

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CLEVELAND — At least the Cavaliers were unified beforehand that they weren’t going to use a home game against the Golden State Warriors as a measuring stick. Cleveland didn’t belong on the same court as the defending NBA champion Warriors on Monday, getting absolutely humiliated 132-98 in front of 20,562 dumbfounded fans at Quicken Loans Read More…

Cavs: LeBron named NBA’s player of the week for unprecedented 50th time

LeBron James now has a nifty fifty. The Cavaliers small forward was Monday named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for an NBA-record 50th time. The Cavs also reached 50 for the amount of times players have won the award in franchise history. James is responsible for 31 of them in his nine years with Read More…

Kyrie Irving takes control as Cavaliers rip Raptors

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving trimmed his mustache and goatee, then made sure the Cavaliers didn’t have a close shave. The 23-year-old point guard had far and away his best game of the season as the Cavs won by much more than a whisker, routing the Toronto Raptors 122-100 Monday at Quicken Loans Arena. In just his Read More…

Masters of Magic: Cavs make it 13 straight wins over Orlando

CLEVELAND — A new year brought the same result. The Cleveland Cavaliers recorded their 13th straight win over the Orlando Magic, rolling 104-79 Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena in a game that was over soon after the opening tip. “You could say we match up well with them,” Cavs coach David Blatt said. The Read More…

Cavs notes: Defense fine, but offense needs some work

CLEVELAND — With LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, offense was never expected to be an issue for the Cavaliers. Yet they entered their game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena ranked 21st in the league in scoring (99.7) and 15th in field goal percentage (.446). “We can defend the Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers vs. Warriors should be lots of fun, just be sure not to put too much meaning into a December game

After you finish your ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce — does anyone under 70 really like that stuff? — pour yourself a glass of eggnog, plop down on the couch and turn on the television. You’ll be treated to some great theater today when the Cavaliers play the Golden State Warriors Read More…

Cavs down Knicks in Cleveland’s first game with full roster

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are now 1-0 with their full complement of players, but it wasn’t easy. Or pretty. Now bring on the Golden State Warriors. The New York Knicks, average to begin with and playing without their best player in Carmelo Anthony, pushed Cleveland to the limit Wednesday before falling 91-84 at Quicken Loans Read More…