October 23, 2014

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Cavaliers: James expects emotional return

MIAMI — There’s not much LeBron James can absolutely say about what awaits when he returns to Cleveland as an opponent on Thursday night. Fun, weird, tough, draining. James cites them all as expectations. He’s likely right on each count, and who knows how many more ways the emotional gamut will swing Thursday when the Read More…

Cavaliers: Team trying to keep focus on Boston not Heat

INDEPENDENCE — It’s unusual when an imminent game against the defending Eastern Conference champions takes a back seat to an upcoming one, especially for a sub.-500 team, but these are unusual times. The Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, but media members spent most of Monday trying to get coach Byron Read More…

Cavaliers: Coach Byron Scott fined for ripping refs

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott will have a lighter wallet when he goes Christmas shopping this year. Scott on Sunday was fined $35,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the officials following a 111-100 loss in Orlando on Friday, league vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced. Other than the automatic fines he’s Read More…

Hickson’s shoes, game light up Q as Cavs down Grizzlies

CLEVELAND – Things are suddenly looking a whole lot brighter for J.J. Hickson – and not because of the hideous yellow shoes the Cavaliers power forward donned Saturday night against the Memphis Grizzlies. With the previously struggling Hickson making a rare fourth-quarter contribution, the Cavaliers missed their first 13 shots of the period and still Read More…

Mo Williams hits jumper at buzzer as Cavs edge Bucks, snap losing streak

CLEVELAND – Mo Williams had never made a winning jumper for the Cavaliers. He rarely tried. “We had this other guy,” he said. LeBron James isn’t around to play hero. Williams hit a 15-foot jumper in the face of Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings as time expired to give Cleveland an 83-81 victory Wednesday night, snapping the Read More…

Scott mulls a change to Cavs’ starting five

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INDEPENDENCE — Jamario Moon could be out of the starting lineup tonight against the Indiana Pacers and Joey Graham could be in it. Cavaliers coach Byron Scott repeatedly declined to go into specifics Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, but did confirm he’s contem­plating a change somewhere. “I’ll let you know (today),” Scott said. “I won’t Read More…

Cavs can’t keep up with high-scoring Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — Stockpile wins early: That’s what the San Antonio Spurs emphasized in training camp after paying the price for a lumbering start last year. But they probably didn’t imagine this. Tony Parker scored 19 points and the Spurs won their 10th in a row, improving their NBA-best record to 11-1 with a 116-92 Read More…

Road will be a test for Cavs

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers’ next two games are against the New Orleans Hor­nets and San Antonio Spurs. Back to back. On the road. Beginning tonight in the Big Easy, where winning will be anything but. “We’re playing the two best teams in the league right now,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Read More…

Big Easy just another trip to Cavs coach

INDEPENDENCE — Anita Scott has a new nickname for her husband, Cavaliers coach Byron Scott. Back in August, she started calling him “Cindafel­low,” a takeoff on Cinderella, because no matter what obstacles get in Scott’s way or what misfor­tune he endures, he always seems to land on his feet. Now wearing a glass slipper with Read More…

Cavs 101, 76ers 93: Cavs finally turn in strong third quarter, get back on track

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CLEVELAND — Two streaks came to an end Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena: The Cavaliers won the third period and they won a home game. Locked in a tie game at halftime, Cleve­land outscored the Philadelphia 76ers by 10 points in the third period and, not coin­cidently, went on to end its four-game home Read More…