January 26, 2015


LeBron James scores 34 as Cavaliers stretch winning streak to 6

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant fouls Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the fourth quarter Sunday. The Cavaliers won 108-98 to run their winning streak to six games. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The head sports honchos at ABC got the great numbers they wanted from LeBron James and Kevin Durant, but all the Cavaliers really cared about was they got the win. Keyed by eight points from James at the start of the fourth quarter, Cleveland defeated Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 Sunday Read More…

Commentary: Dion Waiters met with boos from Cleveland crowd

Oklahoma City Thunder's Dion Waiters drives on Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Dion Waiters is a likable enough guy, always willing to offer high-fives to fans and warm smiles to Quicken Loans Arena employees. As a basketball player, though, “Ball Hard” was one of the most maddening talents to suit up for the Cavaliers in many years. Waiters brought his tired act to town Sunday with his Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: J.R. Smith getting his shots

Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook in an NBA basketball game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith has been getting the ball where he wants it — in his hands — since joining the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old had 14 points on 4-for-12 shooting from behind the arc Sunday as the Cavs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 at Quicken Loans Arena. Since being acquired from New York in a Read More…

Dion Waiters returns with Thunder today to face Cavaliers for 1st time since trade

Dion Waiters

CLEVELAND — NBA MVP Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are the marquee players on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Backup shooting guard Dion Waiters, however, will have all eyes on him today as he plays against the Cavaliers for the first time since being traded to Oklahoma City on Jan. 5. Cleveland acquired shooting guards J.R. Read More…

Cavaliers blow away Hornets for fifth straight win

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA basketball game Friday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — It was a record-breaking night Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers set a franchise mark by jumping to a 35-point halftime lead, went on to lead by a season-high 49 points in the fourth period and finished with their largest victory in the 21-year history of the arena, an impressive 129-90 win Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Play hard, wins will come

Cleveland Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov rebounds against Utah Jazz's Elijah Millsap Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

It wasn’t exactly rocket science or earth-shattering information, but LeBron James gave the best summation I’ve heard this season on what the Cavaliers’ primary objective should be for the rest of the season. It came Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena after the Cavs defeated the lowly Utah Jazz 106-92 for their fourth straight victory, a Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James lands another All-Star start

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter of Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will start his 11th NBA All-Star Game in 12 seasons, but he wasn’t the top overall vote-getter in final results released Thursday. A late run by Golden State guard Stephen Curry gave him 1,513,324 votes, while James, the top vote-getter last season, received 1,470,483 in fan balloting. Cleveland Read More…

Cavaliers 106, Jazz 92: A feel-good story — flu can’t slow down rolling Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks on Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward during the second half Wednesday in Cleveland. James scored 26 points to lead Cleveland to a 106-92 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — For the most part, the Cavaliers looked sick — in the positive, slang sense — Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz. With LeBron James and Kyrie Irving suffering from flu-like symptoms in recent days, the Cavs recorded a healthy 106-92 victory at Quicken Loans Arena to extend their winning streak to four games. Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Shawn Marion will retire after season, his 16th

Shawn Marion

CLEVELAND — This is Shawn Marion’s 16th NBA season. It will also be his last. The 36-year-old didn’t make himself available to the media Wednesday prior to a game against the Utah Jazz, but told several outlets earlier in the day that he planned to retire at the end of the season. The news wasn’t Read More…

Israel loves, tracks Cavaliers Coach David Blatt

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

TEL AVIV, Israel — Even casual Israeli basketball fans begin their day with an update on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the newfound obsession with the NBA franchise has little to do with superstar LeBron James. Rookie head coach David Blatt is one of their own, making his name professionally in Israel and raising a family Read More…