November 24, 2014

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Cavaliers humbled and humiliated in 55-point loss to Lakers

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers professed no empathy for the hapless Cleveland Cavaliers, only a grim, workmanlike attitude in dispatching the business at hand. The Lakers humiliated the Cavs while sending them to their 11th straight loss, rolling to a 112-57 victory on Tuesday night in their best defensive performance of the shot Read More…

NBA lottery no sure fix, but it’s all the Cavs have left

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The boss wanted a Cavaliers column for today’s paper. Since a completely accurate, all-encompassing, two-word sentence — “They stink” — probably wouldn’t suffice, we’ll turn our attention to this: Bring on the draft lottery. An NBA-worst 8-29 after losing to Phoenix on Sunday — it was their 10th straight defeat and 20th in the last Read More…

Cavs’ Anderson Varejao out for season

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CLEVELAND — The losses won’t stop for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Scrappy, steady center Anderson Varejao is done for the season with a torn ankle tendon that will require surgery, another major blow to the bottoming-out Cavs, who are not close to recovering after star LeBron James left as a free agent last summer. “It’s a Read More…

Cavaliers hit West Coast, get crushed by Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monta Ellis scored 32 points, David Lee had 22 points and 14 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland 116-98 Friday night, sending the Cavaliers to their ninth straight defeat. Stephen Curry added 15 points and four assists for Golden State before leaving midway through the third quarter with a bruised Read More…

Struggling Cavs set for West Coast road trip without Gibson

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INDEPENDENCE — J.J. Hickson is back in the fold, but Daniel Gibson is now out and Anderson Varejao is among a handful of other ailing players. The one constant is the Cavaliers (8-27) are still playing lousy basketball, especially at the defensive end, as they begin a five-game western road trip tonight against the Golden Read More…

Raptors 120, Cavaliers 105: Latest rout keeps skid alive

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CLEVELAND — Ted Williams, the homeless man and convicted felon who is gaining national attention due to his so-called golden voice, may want to weigh his options before accepting the Cavaliers’ much-publicized job offer. While the 53-year-old Williams was reportedly on a plane to New York for an appearance on “The Today Show,” the Cavs Read More…

Cavs notes: Gee is the guy to fill in up front

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers signed Alonzo Gee back on Dec. 28. On Wednesday, Gee, 23, became the fifth player to start at small forward for the team this season. Anthony Parker, who had shifted from shooting guard to small forward, was a late scratch against the Toronto Raptors due to back issues. The veteran had Read More…

Mavericks 104, Cavaliers 95: Cavs’ play so-so

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers never got blown out, but they also never really had a chance to win. The shorthanded Dallas Mavericks, who were without starters Dirk Nowitzki and Caron Butler, pretty much controlled things from start to finish Sunday night at Quicken Loans Arena, winning 104-95 over the shorthanded Cavs, who were without starters Read More…

Bobcats 101, Cavaliers 92: Cavs lose again

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Yells and grimaces have been replaced by slaps on the back and wide smiles. Freelancing and creativity have taken the place of forced shots and shot clock violations. And, at least for now, wins are being substituted for losses as Paul Silas remains unbeaten as Larry Brown’s replacement in Charlotte. More photos Read More…

Magic 110, Cavs 95: Magic threes costly to Cavs

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CLEVELAND — There was nothing wrong with the Cavaliers’ effort Tuesday night. Their execution, especially when it came to defending the 3-pointer and handling the ball in the fourth quarter, was a different story. For the second time this season, the Cavs allowed more 3-pointers in a game than they had in any of their Read More…