April 24, 2014

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Cavs to play preseason game in Brazil

Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao, from Brazil, shoots against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October. The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will meet twice in China — Oct. 12 Read More…

Cavaliers eliminated from playoff race despite 122-100 rout of Pistons

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson is hit by Detroit Pistons' Peyton Siva Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers did their part, but the Boston Celtics did not. Cleveland put on a basketball clinic for large portions of its impressive 122-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, but saw its playoff hopes come to an end when the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the Read More…

Cavaliers planning to fight to the finish, whatever the odds

Kyrie Irving talks with coach Mike Brown Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers got a brief stay of execution Tuesday, but coach Mike Brown wants his team’s intensity to stay high regardless of the situation. Cleveland’s miniscule playoff hopes remained alive when Atlanta lost at home to Detroit, but all it will take to eliminate the Cavs from postseason contention is a loss in Read More…

Young Cavaliers guards Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters meet media to shoot down report they dislike each other

Cavaliers guards Kyrie Irving, left, and Dion Waiters kid around during media day on Sept. 30. Irving and Waiters addressed the media Monday after practice in an effort to dispel rumors they dislike one another and don’t get along. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

INDEPENDENCE — Love was in the air Monday when guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters met with the media together following a Cavaliers practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We actually come to work every day together and play together,” Irving said. “We hang out. I’m pretty sure we’re OK. What do you think, ‘D?’” “Bro, Read More…

Rick Noland: Give up on Kyrie Irving? Think again

Kyrie Irving

Some want him traded yesterday. Others want him around as long as possible, regardless of the cost. Some think he can be a savior. Others think he’ll never be a winner. Some think he’s the answer to a problem. Others think he’s the cause of it. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Cavaliers guard Read More…

Cavs commentary: Irving talking a lot, but can’t quiet rumors he wants out

Kyrie Irving

Before and after games lately, Kyrie Irving is still shooting. At Josh Gordon, at the media. Irving is firing back. A turbulent Cavaliers season began to tremble again in recent days. Just when peace and harmony seemed restored with hand pounds and back slaps — within the Cavs’ roster, within Irving and Dion Waiters — Read More…

Cavaliers’ playoff hopes about gone after OT loss to Bobcats

Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo, left, controls a rebound against Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao in overtime Saturday in Cleveland. Jefferson scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the Bobcats' 96-94 over tie win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers may have gotten a fork stuck in them Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Already a long shot to make the playoffs, Cleveland will now need a minor miracle after falling 96-94 in overtime to the Charlotte Bobcats. Even if the Cavs (31-47) win their last four games, Atlanta needs to Read More…

Cavaliers’ playoff hopes in trouble after loss to Hawks

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack shoots as he falls down with the ball against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA — A hot-shooting night put the Atlanta Hawks back in sole possession of a playoff spot. Poor shooting cost the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game they desperately needed. Mike Scott ended a scoring slump with 26 points and the Hawks beat Cleveland 117-98 Friday night in a costly setback for the Cavaliers’ late-season playoff Read More…

Commentary: Tonight’s game vs. Atlanta should have playoff feel for young Cavs team

Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova drives against the Indiana Pacers Sunday in Cleveland. The Cavs playoff push continues tonight against the Hawks. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The Cavaliers are about to get a taste of what postseason basketball is like. Actually, Mike Brown’s club is about to go one better than that: When the Cavs play the Atlanta Hawks tonight at the usually lifeless Philips Arena, they’ll be playing almost the equivalent of Game 7 of a playoff series. At the Read More…

Cavaliers 119, Magic 98: Kyrie Irving returns, push for playoffs continues with big win

Kyrie Irving makes a shot as he gets between Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson and Kyle O'Quinn.

ORLANDO, Fla. — At this point in the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to make one last run at the playoffs and the Orlando Magic is looking for luck in the NBA Draft lottery. Both improved their chances of reaching those goals Wednesday night as the Cavaliers beat the Magic 119-98 behind 26 points Read More…