March 2, 2015


LeBron James’ big 4th quarter carries Cavaliers past Timberwolves

Cleveland Cavaliers’s Kevin Love, right, tries to block a shot by Minnesota Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng of Senegal in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday in Minneapolis. The Cavaliers won 106-90. Love scored 14 points and had 17 rebounds. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — The boos were raining down on Kevin Love and his 3-pointer wasn’t falling in the building he used to call home. On nights like this in his six years in Minnesota, Love had no one to turn to for help. In Cleveland, he has LeBron James, and the best player in the world Read More…

Cavaliers 101, Kings 90: Business as usual as LeBron James returns, Cleveland rolls to 9th straight win

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James jumps to the basket against Sacramento Kings’ Omri Casspi , during an NBA basketball game Friday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — It was a predictable and largely uneventful game, and that’s a big positive for the Cavaliers. Prone to playing to the level of their competition, the Cavs got LeBron James back after a one-game absence, jumped on the undisciplined Sacramento Kings early, leveled off for a bit and then built a big lead Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kevin Love ready for return to Minnesota, knows what to expect

Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will play his first game back in Minnesota tonight, but that’s not how the Timberwolves’ public relations staff is billing it. The team released a video called “The Return” that shows almost all Cleveland players but Love one at a time, then culminates with a picture of Cavs Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving named All-Star for third time

Kyrie Irving

CLEVELAND — Two players out of the Cavaliers’ “Big Three” will be part of the NBA All-Star Game. Point guard Kyrie Irving was selected as one of seven reserves Thursday by Eastern Conference coaches and will join small forward LeBron James, who was named a starter in fan voting, for the Feb. 15 game at Read More…

Cavaliers 99, Trail Blazers 94: Kyrie Irving erupts for 55, saves day with LeBron James sidelined

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots over Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard during the second quarter Wednesday. Irving scored a team-high 55 points for the Cavaliers 99-94 win.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — It was the kind of game everyone dreams about as a kid. With four-time league MVP LeBron James sitting out with a sprained right wrist, Kyrie Irving scored an arena-record 55 points Wednesday night to lead the Cavaliers to a thrilling 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. With the game tied at Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron James misses game with sprained wrist, doubtful for Friday

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James watches in the final minute of an NBA basketball game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James was a late scratch Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a sprained right wrist. James, who is listed as doubtful for a game Friday against Sacramento at Quicken Loans Arena, underwent an exam and MRI earlier in the day at the Cleveland Clinic. The four-time Read More…

Cavaliers extend winning streak to 7 with win over Pistons

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James shoots over Detroit Pistons forward Caron Butler in the first half Tuesday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James came leaping in to try to stop Jodie Meeks as the Detroit guard drove to the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter. After colliding with Meeks, James put his hands out to break his fall before sliding across the floor on his stomach. “I was scared, Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers flying high again and LeBron James is the reason


There are a lot of reasons why the Cavaliers are on a six-game winning streak and suddenly looking like the team many of us thought they’d be all season, but one sticks out. He stands 6-foot-8, weighs 250 pounds, hails from Akron, is a four-time league MVP and is named LeBron James. After missing eight Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James earns 48th player of week award

LeBron James

CLEVELAND — LeBron James upped his record total to 48 Monday with another selection as Eastern Conference Player of the Week. James has earned the honor three times this season and 29 times overall while with the Cavs (25-20), who will bring a six-game winning streak into their game in Detroit tonight. It was the Read More…

LeBron James scores 34 as Cavaliers stretch winning streak to 6

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant fouls Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the fourth quarter Sunday. The Cavaliers won 108-98 to run their winning streak to six games. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The head sports honchos at ABC got the great numbers they wanted from LeBron James and Kevin Durant, but all the Cavaliers really cared about was they got the win. Keyed by eight points from James at the start of the fourth quarter, Cleveland defeated Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 Sunday Read More…