February 9, 2016

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Cavs notes: Defending champ Warriors impress James, but …

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James is impressed with the Golden State Warriors’ record-tying 15-0 start, but he seems to be attaching an asterisk to it. “They’ve been the most healthy team I’ve ever seen in NBA history,” the four-time league MVP said Monday prior to a game against the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Read More…

Cavaliers roll over Hawks, don’t let injuries slow them down

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers were without four of their top eight players and LeBron James didn’t score until midway through the second quarter. It didn’t matter. Cleveland dominated the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena, leading by 26 early in the third period and surviving a few mental lapses after that to Read More…

Cavs lose Mozgov for 10-14 days with strained deltoid

Timofey Mozgov

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers will be without arguably four of their top eight players when they host the Atlanta Hawks tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. Center Timofey Mozgov, who didn’t play in the second half of a 115-100 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday, has a strained right deltoid and will miss 10 days to two Read More…

All about praise: LeBron, Blatt on same page this season

CLEVELAND — This time a year ago, LeBron James and David Blatt were still getting acquainted, with the four-time league MVP even seeming to test the rookie NBA coach at times. Now in their second season together with the Cavaliers, they are preaching the same things. “He does his job as great as any coach Read More…

A better effort: Cavs blast Bucks on throwback night

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers played their first “Hardwood Classics” game Thursday night and, in keeping with the popular team theme song from 40 years ago, made it happen. Wearing throwback gold uniforms with horizontal wine, white and gold stripes on the side as a tribute to the 1975-76 “Miracle in Richfield” season, there was no Read More…

Noland: It’s still early, but Cavs — including LeBron — might be falling victim to hype

LeBron-SLIDE

Two unacceptable performances have led to two bad losses and two stern messages from superstar LeBron James. That’s the current situation for the Cavaliers, who will bring an 8-3 record into their game against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. “You can’t play down to the competition at this point,” James said after Read More…

Rick Noland: LeBron James knows all Kevin Love needs is love

Love-SLIDE

LeBron James is exaggerating to make a point regarding Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, and it’s a terrific and needed approach. In the early stages of this season, James has repeatedly gone out of his way to talk about the Cavs running their offense through Love and riding the 6-foot-10, 251-pounder’s coattails. While it’s true Read More…

Do you believe in Love? Forward scores 22, pulls down 19 boards as Cavs beat Pacers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James and the Cavaliers didn’t lose confidence in Kevin Love. Just as important, Kevin Love didn’t lose faith in himself. Much more comfortable to start his second year in Cleveland, Love fought through a rough start to finish with  22 points and 19 rebounds as the Cavs defeated the Indiana Pacers 101-97 Read More…

Cavs: LeBron rips sleeves off jersey, then goes on tear against Knicks

CLEVELAND — For a half, the Cavaliers barely looked like an NBA team, right down to their black-sleeved jerseys. Fortunately for Cleveland, it woke up in time and was playing the dreadful New York Knicks, resulting in a 96-86 victory Wednesday at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron James, who publicly stated his disdain for such Read More…

Cavs: MRI shows no structural damage for Smith

INDEPENDENCE — The clicking Cavaliers won another game Monday in Philadelphia and lost another player. The good news for the Cavs is that shooting guard J.R. Smith suffered only a right knee contusion. An MRI on Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health also revealed quadriceps tendinitis. Smith will miss tonight’s game against New York at Read More…