November 28, 2014

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Cavs roll over Wizards

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) passes around Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland Wednesday in Cleveland. The Cavaliers defeated the Wizards 113-87. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted a little revenge on Washington with a 113-87 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night. Five days after they were embarrassed in a 91-78 loss to Washington, the Cavs controlled this one from the start and got back to Read More…

Rick Noland: LeBron James has to play like the King for Cavs to have any chance at crown

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday in Cleveland. James scored a team-high 29 points for Cleveland's 106-74 win over Orlando. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

If we’ve learned one thing through 13 games, it’s that LeBron James has to be the point man for the Cavaliers. He might also have to be the point guard, but more on that in a bit. In a number of games this season, James has sat back and attempted to let the game come Read More…

LeBron James on Ferguson: Violence never the answer

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James wants the killing, violence and looting to stop, but his biggest plea was for people to support the families of people like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. One day after a grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the August 2014 killing of the 18-year-old Brown, Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron James still positive despite recent struggles

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday in Cleveland. James scored a team-high 29 points for Cleveland's 106-74 win over Orlando. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers were 5-7 and on a four-game losing streak entering their home game against the Orlando Magic on Monday, but LeBron James is maintaining a positive outlook. “Me being the leader of the team, if I start hanging my head low, then it’s going to go to everyone else,” the four-time league Read More…

LeBron James sets tone with 16 points in first quarter as Cavaliers crush Magic

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James drives to the basket against Orlando Magic's Channing Frye Monday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — He went from LeStink to LeStar and the Cavaliers followed. LeBron James, who said “I stink” earlier in the day, dominated from the outset Monday night as Cleveland cruised to a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic to end a four-game losing streak. “I’m my biggest critic,” said James, who put up 29 Read More…

Cavs revert to old ways after blazing start against Raptors, suffer fourth straight loss

Toronto Raptors' Lou Williams, left, drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Eastern Conference’s best team played in front of a raucous group of supporters Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Toronto Raptors, with a large contingent of fans crossing the border to support them, came back from an early 18-point deficit to dominate and embarrass the bewildered Cavaliers 110-93. “We’re a very Read More…

Lack of hustle proves costly to Cavaliers in loss to Wizards

Washington Wizards guard John Wall dunks in front of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving Friday in Washington. Wall had 28 points. The Wizards won 91-78. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers went the final nine minutes without scoring a field Read More…

LeBron excited about renewing Cavs-Wizards rivalry

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — Earlier this week, a fairly bored LeBron James was downplaying any rivalry with the San Antonio Spurs. Then his eyes lit up when asked about the Cavaliers’ 2006-08 playoff series against the Washington Wizards, who host Cleveland tonight. “You talk about rivalries, that was a rivalry at that time,” the four-time league MVP Read More…

LeBron James loses ball on last possession as Cavs lose close game to Spurs

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James reacts when he does not get a foul called against the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — For the Cavaliers, the good news is LeBron James struggled to score, coach David Blatt made some questionable tactical decisions and they still had a chance to beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. The bad news is they lost 92-90 Wednesday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. “This is a game Read More…

Brian Dulik: Spurs win this round, but expect big things from Cavs by season’s end

San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving battle for the ball Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of the surliest interviews in professional sports. He enjoys demeaning sideline reporters and mocking journalists in every city, as was the case Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Popovich’s responses included, “Duh,” “Did you stay up all night thinking of that question?” and “I never said that. You’re making those Read More…