April 29, 2016

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No big difference: J.R. Smith picks up the slack with Kyrie Irving out, scores 27 points to help Cavaliers hold off Hornets

CLEVELAND — There’s a new “Big Three” in town. With Kyrie Irving sidelined due to a sprained ankle, LeBron James, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith had huge Sunday afternoons as the Cavaliers downed the Charlotte Hornets 112-103 at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. The trio combined for 83 points, 22 rebounds and 19 assists as the Read More…

Brian Dulik: Kevin Love shakes drama, finds comfort zone

Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love and center Tristan Thompson have entirely different skill sets. One thing they have in common, though, is an elaborate celebratory handshake that they’ve been practicing for weeks. “Squad goals,” Thompson quipped. “We’re not leaving until we show you all how we do it.” And they did Sunday, performing the routine Read More…

Jim Ingraham: LeBron James is carrying the Cavaliers again, but once the playoffs get here he’s going to need some help

There are only two acceptable outcomes for this Cavs season, which might help explain all the hyperventilation. The Cavs must either: Return to the Finals and win, or . . . Return to the Finals and lose. Option A, obviously, is the preferred outcome. Option B would be disappointing, but not devastating, given the presumption Read More…

Cavaliers blow big lead, fight back to beat Hawks in overtime

ATLANTA — After leading by 21 points in the first half, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed overtime to beat the Atlanta Hawks. That was OK with LeBron James, who said the test was good for the Cavaliers. James had 29 points to pass another Hall of Famer on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and the Cavaliers Read More…

Cavaliers 107, Nets 87: Payback a cinch as Cleveland blows out Brooklyn, gets revenge for recent loss

CLEVELAND — Revenge probably isn’t something an NBA championship contender should have to seek against the Brooklyn Nets, but the Cavaliers got some Thursday night. A week after somehow losing to the lowly Nets in Brooklyn, Cleveland did whatever it wanted, whenever it wanted en route to a 107-87 victory at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving addresses off-court issue but says he’s focused on basketball

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving briefly addressed his relationship with R&B singer Kehlani on Wednesday night in four Twitter posts that were later deleted. The relationship, which ended before any of the following occurred, was put in the social media spotlight Monday when a male recording artist who had also dated Kehlani posted a Read More…

Cavs notes: Love sees team having successful playoff run

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love acknowledges the Cavaliers have had some struggles in the regular season, but insists they have the talent and mindset to be a big success in the playoffs. “When it comes to a win-or-go-home scenario that makes or breaks a team, that only makes us come closer together,” the power forward said Read More…

Rockets 106, Cavaliers 100: Cleveland wastes big lead in 4th quarter, blows chance for win

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers proved Tuesday they can blow a big lead with or without LeBron James. With the four-time league MVP getting the night off, Cleveland wasted a 20-point margin and fell 106-100 to the Houston Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs (52-32) are 1-3 without James this season and 4-13 without him Read More…

The playing’s the thing: Tristan Thompson ready to assume title as Cavs’ iron man by appearing in 362nd straight game

INDEPENDENCE — Tristan Thompson is going to break a franchise record tonight, but LeBron James will have to wait until Thursday to move up another notch on the league’s all-time scoring list. Thompson will break Jim Chones’ team record by appearing in his 362nd straight game when the Cavaliers host the Houston Rockets tonight at Read More…

Cavaliers 107, Knicks 93: LeBron James posts triple-double as Cleveland rebounds from bad loss with impressive victory

NEW YORK — LeBron James is feeling stronger as the season gets shorter. If you don’t believe him, ask Lou Amundson. James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his third triple-double of the season, Kevin Love added 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 107-93 Read More…