May 25, 2016

Elyria
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Cavaliers: Dion Waiters ready to return after missing seven games; Anderson Varejao closer but likely needs more time

INDEPENDENCE — Some help is on the way for the Cavaliers. Shooting guard Dion Waiters, who has missed the last seven games with a hyperextended knee, went through a full practice Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts and is expected to play tonight when the Cavs host the San Antonio Spurs at Quicken Loans Arena. Center Read More…

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown happy to defend his offense

In the hours after the Cavaliers acquired Spencer Hawes, the new center told Mike Brown he had a good understanding of what the Cavs did offensively because he had just played them as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. Brown joked that if he read the scouting report, he essentially knew all the Cavaliers did Read More…

Cavaliers fade in second half, fall to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After sleep-walking through the first half, the Grizzlies managed to wake up in time to claim their fifth straight victory at home. Zach Randolph had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Memphis used a big second half to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-96 Saturday night. “Coach just stated the obvious — that Read More…

Kyrie Irving’s first triple-double lifts Cavaliers past Jazz

CLEVELAND — On the night he got his first career triple-double, Kyrie Irving finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and one “I love you.” With a fan running toward him on the court midway through the fourth quarter, Irving had a night to remember Friday as the Cavaliers downed the Utah Jazz 99-79 Read More…

Cavaliers 114, Thunder 104: Kyrie Irving stars again as Cleveland gets surprising victory

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder coach Scott Brooks joked during pregame that he didn’t like what he saw from Kyrie Irving at the All-Star Game. Brooks coached the West and watched as Irving led the East to a comeback win on his way to earning MVP honors. Brooks didn’t like what he saw from Irving on Read More…

Call it another loss: Officials don’t do Cavaliers any favors down the stretch vs. Raptors but team doesn’t blame refs

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers television announcers Fred McLeod and Austin Carr hammered the refs. Cavs players and coaches did not. On a night when three calls didn’t go their way down the stretch, the Cavs fell 99-93 to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday in front of 13,758 fans at The Q. “The referees weren’t why we Read More…

Cavs notes: Injured 3 remain out for tonight’s game in Oklahoma City

CLEVELAND — No help arrived for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night when they hosted the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena. It’s highly unlikely any will be coming tonight in Oklahoma City, either. Center Anderson Varejao missed his seventh straight game with a sore back, shooting guard Dion Waiters sat out his fourth straight with Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavs’ hopes of making playoffs fading fast

It’s looking more and more like Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and son Nick could be back in Secaucus, N.J., in May. After winning the NBA Draft Lottery for the second time in three years last spring, Dan Gilbert vowed his moribund franchise would not return in 2014. But with 25 games left in their disappointing Read More…

Poor shooting sinks Cavs in loss to Wizards

CLEVELAND — Because they couldn’t make shots, the Cavaliers had no shot Sunday night against the Washington Wizards at Quicken Loans Arena. A downright offensive performance on offense led to a 96-83 loss in front of 17,238 fans, who saw their team lose its second straight after a six-game winning streak. The Cavs (22-35), who Read More…

Cavs grab Spencer Hawes in deal with 76ers

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers got a solid center prior to the NBA trade deadline Thursday without giving up much. Cleveland sent two second-round picks and seldom-used forwards Earl Clark and Henry Sims to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Spencer Hawes, who could become the Cavs’ starter once he gets acclimated. “Time for the next Read More…