July 29, 2015

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Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving says he has no regrets, doesn’t blame organization for broken kneecap, calls it “freak moment”

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CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving is trying to stay positive during a tough time for him emotionally, but he has no regrets. The Cavaliers point guard met with the media Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena for the first time since fracturing his left kneecap a week ago in overtime of Game 1 of the NBA Finals Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Matthew Dellavedova says he’ll be ready to go in Game 4 after issue with cramping

CLEVELAND — To the surprise of absolutely no one, Matthew Dellavedova expects to be in the Cavaliers’ starting lineup tonight at Quicken Loans Arena for Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. After scoring a playoff career-high 20 points with five rebounds and four assists Tuesday in Cleveland’s 96-91 Game 3 Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavs’ Matthew Dellavedova comes up big again

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CLEVELAND — If there’s one thing Cavaliers fans have learned this postseason, it’s that Matthew Dellavedova can do just about anything. If an opponent’s hot shooter needs a hand in his face, Delly will be there. If there’s a big shot that needs to be taken — in the paint among the big bodies or Read More…

NBA Finals: LeBron James and Matthew Dellavedova deliver as Cavaliers down Warriors again to grab 2-1 lead in series

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CLEVELAND — Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen, but LeBron James has, drum roll please, Matthew Dellavedova. The best player in the world and an undrafted second-year guard from Australia led the Cavaliers to a 96-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Brian Dulik: Cavs taking Cleveland on a thrilling ride

This is Cleveland’s time. These are the good old days. No local sports team has ever embodied the spirit of Cleveland this well. Take a deep breath, Cavaliers fans, because history is being made before your eyes. And it’s glorious. LeBron James and Matthew Dellavedova — the ultimate odd couple — combined for 60 points, Read More…

Cavaliers: Team has already shown the heart of a champion

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Regardless of what happens tonight in Game 3 at Quicken Loans Arena — or in the rest of the NBA Finals, for that matter — the 2014-15 Cavaliers have left no doubt about one thing: They have the heart of a champion. Once a glitzy, glamorous group, the Cavs are now, to paraphrase Michael Stanley’s Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavaliers show they aren’t going away, down Warriors in overtime to even series at a game apiece

As fans filed out of the quieting arena, James grabbed the ball and spiked it with all his might. He flexed his arms and pounded his chest, letting out a roar that echoed from California to Cleveland. James turned in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova made the go-ahead free throws in overtime and the Read More…

NBA Finals: MVP Stephen Curry struggles with shot in loss

OAKLAND, Calif. — Cleveland wasn’t the only team missing a crucial component in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. While Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was back in Ohio recovering from knee surgery, the Golden State Warriors have no idea where Stephen Curry’s shot went. The reigning MVP missed 18 of 23 shots, including an Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavs not throwing in the towel against Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — The NBA Finals hyped as LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry now seems like James against the Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers are down another important player, with Kyrie Irving having surgery Saturday back in Cleveland to repair his fractured left kneecap. And with what was an already short-handed Cavs team down 1-0 Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving done for series, will have surgery to fix broken kneecap

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn’t available. Now they have to find their way past the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals without him. Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that could sideline him for three to four Read More…