March 1, 2015

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Cavaliers Notes: J.R. Smith getting his shots

Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook in an NBA basketball game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith has been getting the ball where he wants it — in his hands — since joining the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old had 14 points on 4-for-12 shooting from behind the arc Sunday as the Cavs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 at Quicken Loans Arena. Since being acquired from New York in a Read More…

Dion Waiters returns with Thunder today to face Cavaliers for 1st time since trade

Dion Waiters

CLEVELAND — NBA MVP Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are the marquee players on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Backup shooting guard Dion Waiters, however, will have all eyes on him today as he plays against the Cavaliers for the first time since being traded to Oklahoma City on Jan. 5. Cleveland acquired shooting guards J.R. Read More…

Cavaliers blow away Hornets for fifth straight win

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA basketball game Friday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — It was a record-breaking night Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers set a franchise mark by jumping to a 35-point halftime lead, went on to lead by a season-high 49 points in the fourth period and finished with their largest victory in the 21-year history of the arena, an impressive 129-90 win Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Play hard, wins will come

Cleveland Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov rebounds against Utah Jazz's Elijah Millsap Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

It wasn’t exactly rocket science or earth-shattering information, but LeBron James gave the best summation I’ve heard this season on what the Cavaliers’ primary objective should be for the rest of the season. It came Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena after the Cavs defeated the lowly Utah Jazz 106-92 for their fourth straight victory, a Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James lands another All-Star start

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter of Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will start his 11th NBA All-Star Game in 12 seasons, but he wasn’t the top overall vote-getter in final results released Thursday. A late run by Golden State guard Stephen Curry gave him 1,513,324 votes, while James, the top vote-getter last season, received 1,470,483 in fan balloting. Cleveland Read More…

Cavaliers 106, Jazz 92: A feel-good story — flu can’t slow down rolling Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks on Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward during the second half Wednesday in Cleveland. James scored 26 points to lead Cleveland to a 106-92 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — For the most part, the Cavaliers looked sick — in the positive, slang sense — Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz. With LeBron James and Kyrie Irving suffering from flu-like symptoms in recent days, the Cavs recorded a healthy 106-92 victory at Quicken Loans Arena to extend their winning streak to four games. Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Shawn Marion will retire after season, his 16th

Shawn Marion

CLEVELAND — This is Shawn Marion’s 16th NBA season. It will also be his last. The 36-year-old didn’t make himself available to the media Wednesday prior to a game against the Utah Jazz, but told several outlets earlier in the day that he planned to retire at the end of the season. The news wasn’t Read More…

Israel loves, tracks Cavaliers Coach David Blatt

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

TEL AVIV, Israel — Even casual Israeli basketball fans begin their day with an update on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the newfound obsession with the NBA franchise has little to do with superstar LeBron James. Rookie head coach David Blatt is one of their own, making his name professionally in Israel and raising a family Read More…

Cavaliers bash Bulls for third straight win

Cleveland Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov shoots on Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol Monday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — With coach Urban Meyer, quarterback Cardale Jones and a number of other Ohio State football players in attendance Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers played like champions. Coming off a five-game West Coast trip, Cleveland never trailed and led by as many as 25 points en route to an impressive 108-94 Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron James feeling better than he has all season

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James runs the ball up against Chicago Bulls' Tony Snell Monday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — Good news for the Cavaliers: LeBron James is feeling better than he has at any point this season. After missing eight games with left leg and lower back soreness, the 6-foot-8 small forward went into a game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena averaging 33.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and Read More…