December 21, 2014

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Cavaliers tie futility mark with 23rd straight loss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Cleveland Cavaliers are haunted again by losing No. 23. The Cavaliers matched the longest single-season losing streak in NBA history, dropping their 23rd straight game with a 112-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. The Cavs tied the 1995-96 Grizzlies, then in Vancouver, and the 1997-98 Denver Nuggets for Read More…

Pacers 117, Cavs 112: 22nd straight loss painful

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have lost a lot of laughers, but this one was painful. Cleveland dropped a heartbreaking 117-112 decision to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena, its 22nd straight defeat and 32nd in its last 33 games. This one hurt way more than most of the others, however, because the Read More…

Could No. 1 OSU really beat lowly Cavs?

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In one corner, we have the top-ranked, 22-0 Ohio State Buckeyes, 9-0 in the Big Ten and a likely No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In the other, we have the NBA-worst, 8-40 Cleveland Cavaliers, losers of 21 straight games and 31 of their last 32. At stake is the imaginary Ohio State Basketball Read More…

Heat 117, Cavs 90: Another loss to LeBron extends losing streak to 21

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MIAMI — Once again, LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers reach a milestone in the NBA standings. First to 40 wins one year. First to 40 losses the next. Dwyane Wade scored 26 of his 34 points in the first half, James finished with 24 points and eight assists and the Miami Heat beat the Read More…

Cavs rally but can’t catch Nuggets, drop 19th straight game

CLEVELAND – The Cavaliers couldn’t beat the Denver Nuggets with LeBron James, so it was a given they wouldn’t do it without him. Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony had 33 points, seven rebounds and five assists Friday night, leading Denver to a 117-103 win over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena. It was the Cavaliers’ 19th straight Read More…

How low can they go? Cavs in danger of making losing record books

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INDEPENDENCE — Since the NBA went to an 82-game schedule in 1967-68, only seven teams have recorded fewer than 14 victories. An NBA-worst 8-37, not to mention losers of 18 straight and 28 of their last 29 as they prepare to host the Denver Nuggets tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers are in danger Read More…

Celtics 112, Cavaliers 95: Celtics send Cavs to 18th loss in a row

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BOSTON — Kendrick Perkins spent the last seven months coming back from a knee injury, and on the day he was set to return to the floor he showed up in the trainer’s office with a sore neck. He was so excited he couldn’t sleep. Playing for the first time since injuring his knee in Read More…

Nets 103, Cavs 101: 17th straight loss a heartbreaker

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NEWARK, N.J. — Brook Lopez had a hard time remembering his last game-winning shot. Daniel Gibson will have a hard time forgetting his near-miss. “I don’t know, it might have been Stanford — but it feels good,” the New Jersey Nets center said. “We ran the play exactly the way we wanted to.” More photos Read More…

Cavaliers drop 16th straight with loss to Bulls

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls have had a difficult time putting away lesser opponents lately, and the bad habit nearly jumped up and bit them again Saturday. Derrick Rose scored 24 points, leading the Bulls to a 92-79 victory that extended the Cleveland Cavaliers’ losing streak to 16 games. Cleveland (8-35) has also lost 20 Read More…

Cavaliers can’t Buck trend vs. Bucks, lose 15th straight game

CLEVELAND – There is no end in sight. The Cavaliers lost for the 15th straight time and for the 25th time in their last 26 games Friday night, getting dismantled 102-88 by a not-very-good Milwaukee Bucks team in front of another imaginary sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. “The breaking point is already past for Read More…