March 30, 2015

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Cavaliers Notes: Former coach Byron Scott reflects on Cleveland

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott directs his team against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Former Cavaliers coach Byron Scott, now in charge of the Los Angeles Lakers, coached his first game at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday since being fired in 2013. He was on the losing end once again at The Q, as the Cavs won 120-105 in front of a sellout crowd and national television Read More…

Cavaliers 105, Clippers 94: Dominant performance stretches winning streak to 12

Clippers guard Chris Paul, left, is called for a flagrant foul against Cleveland’s Timofey Mozgov on Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena. (AP Photo)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers showed Sir Charles Barkley and a national television audience on TNT why they have a 12-game winning streak. Cleveland jumped all over the frustrated Los Angeles Clippers in winning by the very deceptive final score of 105-94 Thursday night at sold-out and energetic Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs’ performance was so Read More…

Cavs Notes: Kyrie Irving facing stacked field in Three-Point Shootout

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots over Sacramento Kings’ Darren Collison Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will be part of a stacked field for the Three-Point Shootout, to be held Feb. 14 at Madison Square Garden as part of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Irving, who won the event in 2013 and was the All-Star Game MVP last year, will be joined by defending champion Read More…

Cavaliers need late fourth-quarter push to beat 76ers, win 11th straight game

Philadelphia 76ers' Henry Sims steals the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov Monday in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 97-84 to extend their winning streak to 11 games. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Who are Robert Covington, Hollis Thompson, Jerami Grant, K.J. McDaniels, Furkan Aldemir, Malcolm Thomas and JaKarr Sampson? They are professional basketball players for the Philadelphia 76ers, who play as hard as anyone in the league but just aren’t talented enough to win very often. That was evident Monday night at Quicken Loans Arean, Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving picks up Player of the Week honor

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots against Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel, back, in the fourth quarter Monday in Cleveland. Irving's 24 points led the Cavaliers to a 97-84 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored and soared right to the top and Monday was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. It was the first time Irving was honored this season and the third time in his four-year career. Teammate LeBron James earned the award the previous week. Irving averaged 31.5 points Read More…

Cavaliers 101, Kings 90: Business as usual as LeBron James returns, Cleveland rolls to 9th straight win

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James jumps to the basket against Sacramento Kings’ Omri Casspi , during an NBA basketball game Friday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — It was a predictable and largely uneventful game, and that’s a big positive for the Cavaliers. Prone to playing to the level of their competition, the Cavs got LeBron James back after a one-game absence, jumped on the undisciplined Sacramento Kings early, leveled off for a bit and then built a big lead Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kevin Love ready for return to Minnesota, knows what to expect

Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will play his first game back in Minnesota tonight, but that’s not how the Timberwolves’ public relations staff is billing it. The team released a video called “The Return” that shows almost all Cleveland players but Love one at a time, then culminates with a picture of Cavs Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving named All-Star for third time

Kyrie Irving

CLEVELAND — Two players out of the Cavaliers’ “Big Three” will be part of the NBA All-Star Game. Point guard Kyrie Irving was selected as one of seven reserves Thursday by Eastern Conference coaches and will join small forward LeBron James, who was named a starter in fan voting, for the Feb. 15 game at Read More…

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…