August 3, 2015

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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…

Kyrie Irving injures finger in Cavaliers’ loss to Mavericks

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving can’t win a game with one hand, and the Cavaliers apparently can’t win without a big hand from their young point guard. Irving bruised his left index finger in the third quarter and failed to register an assist for the first time in his two-year career Saturday as the Cavs fell Read More…

Poor play by reserves has stung Cavs this season

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INDEPENDENCE — Most Cavaliers reserves are making a strong argument they shouldn’t even get off the bench right now. Coach Byron Scott can’t play all five starters 48 minutes, however, so he’ll keep trying different combinations. “I’ve got a few more buttons I can push,” Scott said Thursday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “But Read More…

Nets 114, Cavaliers 101: Varejao, Irving can’t carry Cavs

NEW YORK — Brooklyn’s Backcourt broke out. Deron Williams had 26 points and 10 assists, Joe Johnson scored 25 points, and the Nets beat the road-weary Cleveland Cavaliers 114-101 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory. Expected to be one of the league’s best guard tandems, Williams and Johnson are still trying to find Read More…

Cavs bench still failing to provide any real support

OKLAHOMA CITY — When Russell Westbrook banked in a buzzer-beater from just short of half-court, Kevin Durant called the shot 80 percent luck and only 20 percent skill. Whatever the case, it was just what the Oklahoma City Thunder needed. Westbrook banked in the circus shot during a rough-and-tumble 27-point outing, Durant added a season-high Read More…

So far, Cavs so difficult to figure out

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Through five games, the Cavaliers have been a lot like rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters: There have been flashes of brilliance and moments of ineptness. Reality can be found somewhere in the middle — and they’ve both been there, too. The Cavs looked terrific in downing the Los Angeles Clippers 108-101 on the road and Read More…