December 19, 2014

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Cavaliers pull away from Nets in third quarter, right after royal couple show up

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson tries to block a shot by Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee with Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao defending from the floor. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK — LeBron James showed Prince William that it’s good to be the King. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers turned a close game into a clinic after Prince William and his wife, Kate, grabbed courtside seats to watch them, beating the Brooklyn Nets 110-88 on Monday night. Cleveland outscored Brooklyn 49-27 after Britain’s royal Read More…

LeBron James excited to hear royal couple will be at Cavaliers-Nets game

Kate, center, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, right, are greeted by The Carlyle hotel manager Giovanni Beretta Sunday in New York. (AP Photo/New York Post, Chad Rachman, Pool)

NEW YORK — The king will be second to a prince, at least for one night. LeBron James said Sunday he’s honored Prince William and Kate Middleton are attending the Cavaliers game at the Brooklyn Nets tonight just to watch him play. “You read about people like them only in books growing up,” James said. Read More…

LeBron James, Tristan Thompson lead Cavaliers past Raptors

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson tries to block a shot from Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson Friday in Toronto. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

TORONTO — Less than two weeks ago, the Raptors went into Cleveland and rallied from an early 18-point deficit to win 17, causing LeBron James to call the Cavaliers “a very fragile team.” It hasn’t taken long for Cleveland to toughen up. James had 24 points and a season-best 13 assists, Tristan Thompson set season Read More…

Kyrie Irving’s season-high 37 points sparks Cavs past Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving shoots as New York Knicks guard Shane Larkin defends in the second half Thursday. Irving had 37 points as the Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 90-87. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving looked ready to slam the ball down in frustration, angry his coach had stopped him when the Knicks couldn’t. Everything worked out during that timeout Irving didn’t want. David Blatt put the ball right back in his point guard’s hands, and Irving delivered one last time. Irving scored a season-high Read More…

Cavaliers 111, Bucks 108: Mike Miller shines in win at The Q

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CLEVELAND — The most important person inside Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night was Mike Miller, with special mention to Johnny Manziel. Miller, who had not seen action in the last three games, had six points and seven rebounds while playing 18 second-half minutes without a rest as the Cavaliers rallied for a 111-108 victory Read More…

Cavs Notes: Anderson Varejao back on the floor

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao, left, puts pressure on Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia Tuesday in Cleveland. The Cavaliers defeated the Bucks 111-108. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao was back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks and Tristan Thompson went back to coming off the bench. Varejao missed the Cavaliers’ win over Indiana on Saturday with a bruised rib, but practiced fully Monday. “Both Andy and Tristan are capable starters,” Cleveland coach David Blatt said. “Who Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving tightening up on defensive end

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving defends against Washington Wizards' Paul Pierce Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

INDEPENDENCE — It used to be that the only time Kyrie Irving’s name and defense were mentioned in the same sentence, words like “lacking,” “bad,” or even “atrocious” were also used. That’s no longer the case when talking about the Cavaliers point guard. Now in his fourth year, Irving won’t be named to the NBA Read More…

Cavs notes: No complaints, Mike Miller knows role

The Cavaliers’ Mike Miller tries to break up a play against the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, right, and Monta Ellis, earlier this season in Cleveland. (AP photo)

CLEVELAND — Mike Miller isn’t worried about the fact he hasn’t been playing. Signed as a free agent over the summer, the Cavaliers swingman has not seen action in the last three games, all victories. “I’ve been through this before,” Miller said Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We’re winning games right now, which is great. Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love turning it up on defensive end

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love defends against Indiana Pacers' Luis Scola Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — After Kevin Love’s best offensive night of the season Saturday, Cavaliers coach David Blatt was more excited about his work on the other end of the floor. “I think Kevin Love is playing the best defense of his career,” Blatt said. “He can get better like all of us can, but he’s doing Read More…

Starting lineup leads Cavs past Pacers for third straight win

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson dunks the ball in front of Indiana Pacers' David West Saturday. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 109-97. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — It was a great night, for starters. And it ended well for the Cavaliers as well. Minus a member of its first unit for the first time this season, Cleveland road a new starting five to a 109-97 victory over the shorthanded Indiana Pacers on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs Read More…