April 17, 2014

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Cavs awaiting word on Kyrie Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving celebrates after making a 3-point basket on Friday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are awaiting a medical update on All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. The team’s leading scorer injured his left biceps in the first half of Sunday night’s 102-80 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Irving missed five shots in 10 minutes before getting hurt and did not return. Irving left Staples Read More…

Cavs can’t cool hot Clippers, who win 11th in a row

Blake Griffin drives to the basket past Spencer Hawes, left, and Tristan Thompson. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists on his 25th birthday, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Cleveland Cavs 102-80 Sunday for their 11th consecutive win. Chris Paul had 15 assists and scored 11 of his 16 points in the final 6:04 for the Clippers, who haven’t Read More…

Cavaliers 103, Warriors 94: Cleveland rallies from 18-point deficit to win 2nd straight on trip

Cleveland Cavaliers center Spencer Hawes, right, shoots next to Golden State Warriors forward David Lee. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Cleveland Cavaliers found a way to shake off a horrid start to post another impressive road victory in their late-season playoff push. Spencer Hawes had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cavaliers erase an 18-point first-half deficit on the way to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors Read More…

Kyrie Irving scores 23 as Cleveland leads Suns wire-to-wire, snaps 4-game skid

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving tries to dribble past Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic.  The Cavaliers defeated the Suns 110-101. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Kyrie Irving scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland Cavaliers spoiled the return of Phoenix’s Eric Bledsoe with a 110-101 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night. Spencer Hawes added 19, 17 in the first quarter, and Luol Deng scored 18 as the Cavs snapped a four-game Read More…

Cavs’ Irving getting tired of talking about playoff chances

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving brings the ball down court against the New York Knicks Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

INDEPENDENCE — First, Kyrie Irving was ill. Now, the Cavaliers point guard is healthy, but sick and tired of answering questions about the team’s playoff chances. “I’m honestly getting tired of talking to you guys about this,” a polite Irving said Tuesday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “Every game is meaningful at this point. Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Can we please stop wildly speculating about LeBron’s future?

LeBron James, center left, hugs former players and coaches after Zydrunas Ilgauskas' jersey was retired on Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Yes, LeBron James attended Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. So what? Really, that’s all he did: He accepted a friend’s invitation and was on hand for an emotional and memorable evening honoring his former teammate. That’s what friends do for one another, isn’t it? We all should just leave Read More…

Cavaliers: C.J. Miles expects to play during trip; Anthony Bennett out for 3 weeks

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anthony Bennett defends a shot by San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green on March 4. The Cavs' big man is expected to be out for three weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — C.J. Miles is about to return, but Anthony Bennett is expected to miss three weeks. Miles, who has missed nine games with a sprained ankle, said after practice Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that he expects to play during the Cavaliers’ upcoming three-game road trip. The swingman’s return could come as early as Read More…

Postseason hopes fading fast as Cavaliers fall to Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters dunks the ball over New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — In other news, the Cavaliers lost again. On the night they retired the No. 11 jersey of former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the Cavs laid another egg on the court Saturday, falling 107-97 to the New York Knicks in front of a sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland (24-40) has dropped four straight, Read More…

Cavaliers: Zydrunas Ilgauskas not sure what all the number-retiring fuss is about, in his opinion all he did was his job

Zydrunas Ilgauskas, left, holds his jersey during a halftime ceremony retiring his jersey Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas managed to get through his No. 11 jersey retirement ceremony without shedding a tear. “I didn’t cry because I was on a time limit,” Ilgauskas quipped Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavs hosted the New York Knicks. “It’s a really humbling experience to know how Read More…

Michael Jordan shoots down Cavaliers again: Bobcats owner’s talk fires up team, which hands Cleveland costly loss

Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, right, watches the Bobcats defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 101-92, on Friday. (AP Photo/Charlotte Observer, Jeff Siner)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Looks like you can blame Michael Jordan for yet another Cleveland Cavaliers loss. Call this one The Speech. While not as devastating as The Shot, it still hurt this year’s team plenty. Jordan, the Charlotte Bobcats owner, praised his team during a pregame locker room speech before Friday night’s 101-92 win over Read More…