May 1, 2016

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Rockets 106, Cavaliers 100: Cleveland wastes big lead in 4th quarter, blows chance for win

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers proved Tuesday they can blow a big lead with or without LeBron James. With the four-time league MVP getting the night off, Cleveland wasted a 20-point margin and fell 106-100 to the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs (52-32) are 1-3 without James this season and 4-13 without him Read More…

The playing’s the thing: Tristan Thompson ready to assume title as Cavs’ iron man by appearing in 362nd straight game

INDEPENDENCE — Tristan Thompson is going to break a franchise record tonight, but LeBron James will have to wait until Thursday to move up another notch on the league’s all-time scoring list. Thompson will break Jim Chones’ team record by appearing in his 362nd straight game when the Cavaliers host the Houston Rockets tonight at Read More…

LeBron James finds plenty of support as Cavaliers beat Bucks

CLEVELAND — LeBron James dreams of one day playing — and winning — with close friends Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul. Guys like Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson were more than enough Wednesday, as the Cavaliers moved the ball extremely well while defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 113-104 at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James getting in a playoff state of mind

INDEPENDENCE — There are 12 games left in the regular season, but LeBron James is already starting to shift into playoff mode. “I understand it’s right around the corner,” the Cavaliers small forward said Tuesday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I want to start mentally preparing myself for the distance.” James’ early preparation included Read More…

Cavaliers blast Nuggets behind LeBron James triple-double

CLEVELAND — LeBron James let his play do the talking and it spoke volumes — in loudspeaker format. After skipping his customary session with the media at the team’s morning shootaround for the first time in two seasons, James put up a monster triple-double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavaliers Read More…

Rick Noland: Positives of Cavaliers stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love far outweigh any negatives they might have

Here’s a friendly reminder that isn’t exactly a news flash: Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have some shortcomings, but they’re also extremely good basketball players. The bad, good and sometimes great were all on display as the LeBron James-less Cavaliers held off the Dallas Mavericks 99-98 Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Irving, who finished with Read More…

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead way as Cavaliers edge Mavericks to show they can win without LeBron James

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers finally won a game without LeBron James, but it wasn’t easy. With the four-time league MVP given the night off, Cleveland nearly blew a 20-point lead in each half, but managed to hold on and down the Dallas Mavericks 99-98 Wednesday at The Q. It was the first time in three Read More…

Noland: After 66 games, Cavs aren’t invincible — but they are inscrutable

After 66 games, the one thing I’ve figured out about the Cavaliers is that I can’t figure them out. When they’re focused, motivated and in tune, like they were Sunday in trouncing the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cavs are capable of beating anyone, including the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs in a potential Read More…

Grizzlies 106, Cavaliers 103: Cleveland looks past short-handed Memphis, suffers embarrassing loss

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue turned out to be a prophet. Actually, if David Blatt’s successor is held true to his word, he would be a prophet who didn’t do his job. Somehow, some way, the Cavs found a way to lose 106-103 to a Memphis team that was missing seven players, including its Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Talkative LeBron James says he has “beautiful mind” and his tweets are for “the educated mind”

CLEVELAND — LeBron James was in an expansive mood during an almost 10-minute session with the media at the Cavaliers’ shootaround Monday morning. He’s also taken to Twitter a bit more in the last week, including the following two posts on Sunday. Structure and Consistency creates Perfection. U shortcut, u come up short! Straight Up. Read More…