April 27, 2015

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Painful night for Cavaliers: Fall to Bucks in OT and lose Anderson Varejao to wrist injury

CLEVELAND — They knew they weren’t going to have Kyrie Irving. Then they lost Anderson Varejao early in the third period. And they still nearly won. And probably should have. The ailing Cavaliers dropped a heartbreaker Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, falling 113-112 in overtime to the Milwaukee Bucks. “The guys continued to battle,” Read More…

Cavs notes: Kyrie Irving still out, not expected back until Wednesday at earliest

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers aren’t going to let 19-year-old point guard Kyrie Irving return to action until they’re certain he’s fully recovered from a concussion. Though he was in attendance, Irving missed his second straight game Friday when Cleveland hosted the Milwaukee Bucks. He will also sit out tonight’s game at Quicken Loans Arena against Read More…

Cavaliers falter in fourth quarter, fall to Heat

MIAMI — One stingy defensive stretch was enough to carry the Miami Heat past LeBron James’ former team once again. Might have gotten the Heat prepped for a daunting road stretch as well. Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, James added 24 and the Heat said farewell to their home floor for nearly two weeks by Read More…

More injury woes for Cavaliers: Daniel Gibson has neck setback, doesn’t make trip to Miami

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson practiced and believed he was ready to play. He’ll have to wait a little longer. Gibson did not travel with the team to Miami as originally planned after he complained about discomfort in his neck after practicing for the first time in 10 days. Gibson will miss his fifth Read More…

Cavaliers rally to dump defending champion Mavericks 91-88

CLEVELAND — The Dallas Mavericks are a popular team in Cleveland because they beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals, but they weren’t the best team in town Saturday night. The Cavaliers rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat the Mavs 91-88 in front of 17,443 at Quicken Loans Arena, Read More…

Cavaliers fight back again, but lose again, this time to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Predicting which Orlando Magic team shows up from night to night has been a daily guessing game. A recent season-high four-game losing streak was plagued with turnovers, inconsistent play on defense and stale offense. Since then, the Magic have dug out of the muck, earning their second straight victory, 102-94 over the Read More…

Fouling Dwight Howard, a lot, could be part of Cavs’ game plan

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott isn’t ruling out going to the hack-a-Howard approach tonight at Orlando’s Amway Center, but his team probably won’t take it to the extreme that Golden State did Jan. 12. Notoriously poor-shooting Orlando center Dwight Howard attempted an NBA-record 39 free throws that night and finished with a career-high-tying 45 Read More…

Cavs rookie Kyrie Irving is East Rookie of the Month

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INDEPENDENCE — It was a no-brainer. Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month on Wednesday for games played in December and January. Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio was honored in the West. Irving leads all rookies in scoring (18.1), ranks second in assists (4.9) and field goal percentage (.511) and is Read More…

Celtics 93, Cavs 90: Cavs comeback falls short

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CLEVELAND — There are no moral victories in the NBA, but there are morale builders. Tuesday was a classic example, as the Cavaliers cut a 22-point deficit to two before falling 93-90 to the Boston Celtics in front of 14,798 at Quicken Loans Arena. “Obviously, it’s not the outcome we wanted,” said Cleveland coach Byron Read More…

Cavs rookie Kyrie Irving a willing pupil

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Kyrie Irving has an appreciation for those who played basketball before him, especially those who can teach the game to him. Like his father, Drederick, one of the top scorers in Boston University history, who was in attendance Sunday when the 19-year-old hit the first game-winning shot of his NBA career to lift the Cavaliers Read More…