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Cavaliers crush Lakers behind double-doubles from LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Wayne Ellington in the second quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — What should a team do when its 12-game winning streak ends? For the Cavaliers, the answer was to get double-doubles from their three superstars and start another. Led by “The Big Three” of Kevin Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Cleveland had no trouble defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 120-105 Sunday in front Read More…

Brian Dulik: Cavaliers find out (Kevin) Love can conquer all … or at least the Lakers

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, center, tries to shoot against Los Angeles Lakers' Tarik Black in the first quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Kevin Love insisted he didn’t do anything differently Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. The results — and his noticeable uptick in energy — indicated otherwise. The All-NBA power forward scored a season-high 32 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and buried seven 3-pointers as the Cavaliers crushed Los Angeles 120-105 at Quicken Loans Arena. Love showcased Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Former coach Byron Scott reflects on Cleveland

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott directs his team against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Former Cavaliers coach Byron Scott, now in charge of the Los Angeles Lakers, coached his first game at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday since being fired in 2013. He was on the losing end once again at The Q, as the Cavs won 120-105 in front of a sellout crowd and national television Read More…

Pacers end Cavaliers’ winning streak at 12

Indiana Pacers forward Solomon Hill drives between the Cavaliers Friday. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS — George Hill was just looking to get to the free throw line when he heaved up an awkward 3-pointer. Instead, he put his Pacers in position to end the Cavaliers’ winning streak. C.J. Miles scored 26 points, Hill converted a key four-point play and the Indiana Pacers ended the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 12-game winning Read More…

Cavaliers 105, Clippers 94: Dominant performance stretches winning streak to 12

Clippers guard Chris Paul, left, is called for a flagrant foul against Cleveland’s Timofey Mozgov on Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena. (AP Photo)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers showed Sir Charles Barkley and a national television audience on TNT why they have a 12-game winning streak. Cleveland jumped all over the frustrated Los Angeles Clippers in winning by the very deceptive final score of 105-94 Thursday night at sold-out and energetic Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs’ performance was so Read More…

Commentary: Fun night at The Q gives glimpse into how good Cavs can be

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, dunks the ball in front of Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The Cavaliers were a team on a mission Thursday, determined to show a national television audience just how far they’ve come. They also had one heckuva good time while doing it. J.R. Smith helped mascot Moondog attempt half-court shots, minority owner Nate Forbes playfully ran onto the court to call a technical foul and Iman Read More…

Cavs Notes: Kyrie Irving facing stacked field in Three-Point Shootout

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots over Sacramento Kings’ Darren Collison Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will be part of a stacked field for the Three-Point Shootout, to be held Feb. 14 at Madison Square Garden as part of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend. Irving, who won the event in 2013 and was the All-Star Game MVP last year, will be joined by defending champion Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love missing shots, not getting many of them, but not complaining

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving talk during a time-out Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Nearly an hour after the Cavaliers shook off the feisty Philadelphia 76ers for their 11th straight win, forward Kevin Love was still on the floor of an empty, sedate Quicken Loans Arena. As a few ushers, some curious police officers and maintenance workers watched, Love performed shooting drills with the help of Cavs Read More…

Cavaliers need late fourth-quarter push to beat 76ers, win 11th straight game

Philadelphia 76ers' Henry Sims steals the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov Monday in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 97-84 to extend their winning streak to 11 games. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Who are Robert Covington, Hollis Thompson, Jerami Grant, K.J. McDaniels, Furkan Aldemir, Malcolm Thomas and JaKarr Sampson? They are professional basketball players for the Philadelphia 76ers, who play as hard as anyone in the league but just aren’t talented enough to win very often. That was evident Monday night at Quicken Loans Arean, Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving picks up Player of the Week honor

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots against Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel, back, in the fourth quarter Monday in Cleveland. Irving's 24 points led the Cavaliers to a 97-84 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored and soared right to the top and Monday was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. It was the first time Irving was honored this season and the third time in his four-year career. Teammate LeBron James earned the award the previous week. Irving averaged 31.5 points Read More…