April 29, 2016

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LeBron James scores 30 but Cavs falter in fourth, fall to Nets

NEW YORK — LeBron James was so good for three quarters that the only one who could stop him was his own teammate. The fourth quarter, however, belonged to Brooklyn. Brook Lopez scored 22 points and the Nets blew by James and the Cleveland Cavaliers down the stretch for a 104-95 victory Thursday night. James Read More…

LeBron James finds plenty of support as Cavaliers beat Bucks

CLEVELAND — LeBron James dreams of one day playing — and winning — with close friends Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul. Guys like Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson were more than enough Wednesday, as the Cavaliers moved the ball extremely well while defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 113-104 at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Jim Ingraham: Cavs need to find their consistent-play mode

Just so you know, I’ll be going into playoff mode Friday. Probably sometime in the early to mid-afternoon. Say 1:15-ish, something like that. I’ve got a of couple errands to run, so it depends on how that goes. But, I suspect, by 3:21 p.m. at the latest, I’ll be solidly in playoff mode. It’s actually Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James getting in a playoff state of mind

INDEPENDENCE — There are 12 games left in the regular season, but LeBron James is already starting to shift into playoff mode. “I understand it’s right around the corner,” the Cavaliers small forward said Tuesday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I want to start mentally preparing myself for the distance.” James’ early preparation included Read More…

Cavaliers blast Nuggets behind LeBron James triple-double

CLEVELAND — LeBron James let his play do the talking and it spoke volumes — in loudspeaker format. After skipping his customary session with the media at the team’s morning shootaround for the first time in two seasons, James put up a monster triple-double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavaliers Read More…

Heat 122, Cavaliers 101: LeBron James scores 26 but loses again in Miami as Cleveland can’t keep pace

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade got a hug from his close friend LeBron James before the game, a milestone in the third quarter, a rest for the entire fourth quarter and an easy win to enjoy when it was over. That’s a night to savor. And one to forget for the Cavaliers. Wade scored 24 points Read More…

Cavaliers clinch playoff spot with win over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — The work is only beginning for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and LeBron James had 18, including a layup and pair of free throws down the stretch to help the Cavs hold off the Orlando Magic 109-103 on Friday night and clinch a playoff spot. “There’s nothing much to Read More…

Rick Noland: Positives of Cavaliers stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love far outweigh any negatives they might have

Here’s a friendly reminder that isn’t exactly a news flash: Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have some shortcomings, but they’re also extremely good basketball players. The bad, good and sometimes great were all on display as the LeBron James-less Cavaliers held off the Dallas Mavericks 99-98 Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Irving, who finished with Read More…

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead way as Cavaliers edge Mavericks to show they can win without LeBron James

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers finally won a game without LeBron James, but it wasn’t easy. With the four-time league MVP given the night off, Cleveland nearly blew a 20-point lead in each half, but managed to hold on and down the Dallas Mavericks 99-98 Wednesday at The Q. It was the first time in three Read More…

Noland: After 66 games, Cavs aren’t invincible — but they are inscrutable

After 66 games, the one thing I’ve figured out about the Cavaliers is that I can’t figure them out. When they’re focused, motivated and in tune, like they were Sunday in trouncing the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cavs are capable of beating anyone, including the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs in a potential Read More…