September 23, 2014

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Cavaliers 95, Celtics 87: No stars necessary, Cavs manage win

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CLEVELAND — It was just one win, but to the Cavaliers it was so much more. With two-time league MVP LeBron James and longtime center Zydrunas Ilgauskas with the Miami Heat in Philadel­phia, Shaquille O’Neal now taking up space for the oppo­nent and Delonte West wearing an ankle bracelet somewhere while serving a league-man­dated suspension, Read More…

Cavs notes: Gilbert doesn’t regret LeBron letter

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert doesn’t regret the heartfelt but venom-spewing letter he wrote to fans the night superstar LeBron James announced he was joining the Miami Heat. Gilbert, who repeatedly referred to James as “the player who left” before finally using his name about nine min­utes into a pregame interview, said he received Read More…

Cavs ready to run in opener tonight

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INDEPENDENCE — The Cava­liers want to run like crazy when they play their season opener tonight against the Boston Celtics, but they may be missing a key cog. Mo Williams, arguably the team’s best player, returned to practice Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, but coach Byron Scott said the point guard is questionable for tonight’s Read More…

Celtics 88, Heat 80: LeBron, Heat fizzle in debut

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BOSTON — LeBron James’ Miami Heat looked an awful lot like LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat fizzled in the debut of their superstar threesome Tuesday, scoring just nine points in the first quarter of the season and falling behind the Celtics by 15 at halftime. Then, James took over — just like he was Read More…

Upbeat and cheerful Tait thankful pneumonia led to discovery of heart problems

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LAFAYETTE TWP. — Getting pneumonia may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to Cavaliers radio play-by-play announcer Joe Tait. Were it not for the chest pains he experienced while calling an Oct. 10 exhibition game in Houston and subsequent diagnosis of pneumonia, the Medina County resident might not have learned he Read More…

Cavs finish preseason 6-2 with win over Bucks

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COLUMBUS — Just as Antawn Jamison checked back in, J.J. Hickson checked out — at least from a mental standpoint. With Jamison playing for the first time in three games and Hickson benched for the final 18 minutes due to repeated mental mistakes, the Cavaliers beat the Mil­waukee Bucks 83-77 Thurs­day night at Value City Read More…

‘Boobie’ proving himself: New coach, offense letting Gibson put all his talents on display

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Fortunately for Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, Cava­liers coach Byron Scott doesn’t read labels. An outstanding shooter who got pigeonholed as a 3-point specialist during his four seasons playing for former coach Mike Brown and with superstar LeBron James, Gibson has prospered in Scott’s Princeton offense. The 24-year-old still isn’t a natural point guard and probably never Read More…

Woman sues for LeBron pendant

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COLUMBUS — An Ohio woman claims in a lawsuit that she was threatened into giving a LeBron James jersey pendant worth about $10,000 to the mother of the NBA star’s business manager. VaNeisha Robinson of Akron filed the lawsuit last month in Medina County Common Pleas Court in northeast Ohio. She said she turned over Read More…

Jamison likely to play reserve role for Cavs

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INDEPENDENCE — Day by day, Cavaliers coach Byron Scott has revealed who he plans to start in the Oct. 27 season opener against the Boston Celtics. Connect all the dots and that lineup now appears to be set: Mo Williams — if he’s healthy — and Anthony Parker at guard, Anderson Varejao in the middle Read More…

Moon doesn’t shine in loss to Moscow, but starting small forward job looks like his

CLEVELAND – Jamario Moon made his third straight start at small forward Saturday night as the uninspired Cavaliers fell 90-87 to Euroleague power CSKA Moscow in exhibition action at Quicken Loans Arena. Moon starting wouldn’t be all that newsworthy, save for the fact coach Byron Scott said before the game that the Baylor product was Read More…