August 29, 2015

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Gee in right place at right time, turns miss into game-winning basket as Cavs edge Hawks

ATLANTA — Dion Waiters’ shot worked more like a Hail Mary pass, and Alonzo Gee was in position to make the winning catch. Gee scored on a putback with less than a second remaining, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night that snapped a four-game losing streak. Read More…

Good news on injury front for Cavs guard duo

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers finally received some good news on the injury front Wednesday. Shooting guards Dion Waiters (left ring finger) and Daniel Gibson (right elbow) each underwent MRI exams that revealed no structural damage or broken bones. Both players were diagnosed with contusions, which are defined as minor bruises beneath the skin. Waiters was Read More…

Anderson Varejao lone bright spot in disappointing Cavs loss

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers rookie Dion Waiters was part of a double technical when he exchanged words with former Cleveland guard Shannon Brown in the third quarter. Fellow rookie Tyler Zeller got a foul and 34-year-old veteran Jermaine O’Neal received a “T” after they got tangled up in the fourth period. Other than a sensational 20-point, Read More…

Cavs notes: Team needs closure

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers need to learn how to close, especially on the road. Cleveland brought a 3-11 record into its game against Phoenix on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, but that mark could have been much better. The Cavs held double-figure leads in six of their 11 defeats, including a whopping 26-point advantage Read More…

Cavs squander another late lead in crushing loss

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For three quarters, the Memphis Grizzlies were out of sync and appeared to be just going through the motions. But a fourth-quarter rally fueled by a more energetic defense allowed Memphis to overcome its lethargic performance for an 84-78 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. “We knew coming into this Read More…

Cavaliers make Heat sweat, only to stumble down the stretch

MIAMI — Down by seven points with less than two minutes left, LeBron James’ current team was in big trouble against his former team. That is, until the Miami Heat saved their very best for the very end. James found Ray Allen for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.2 seconds left, highlighting a nine-point run to Read More…

Magic 108, Cavaliers 104: Orlando shoots down Cleveland

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jameer Nelson and the Orlando Magic proved they’re still dangerous from long range if they need a big rally. Nelson had 22 points, Arron Afflalo scored 19 and the Magic made 11 3-pointers in a 108-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. “It means a great deal to me to Read More…

Picking up the slack … and then some: Jeremy Pargo scores 28 in place of injured Kyrie Irving as Cavs down 76ers, snap skid

CLEVELAND — Jeremy Pargo, filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving, scored a career-high 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers came into the game with a 2-8 record, but stopped the Sixers’ three-game winning streak despite not Read More…

Cavs’ Kyrie Irving expected to miss 4 weeks with broken finger

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INDEPENDENCE — The theory that Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is injury prone just picked up some more steam. The Cavs announced Monday that the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year will miss four weeks with a hairline, non-displaced fracture in his left index finger. Cleveland, which is 2-8 and has dropped six straight, is Read More…

Evan Turner turns up the intensity as 76ers beat Cavs

PHILADELPHIA — If Evan Turner strives for consistency over perfection, he could end up fulfilling the lofty expectations of a No. 2 overall draft pick. The former Ohio State star had 19 points, a career-high nine assists and six rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers 86-79 Sunday night. “Evan shows Read More…