September 23, 2014

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Cavs pound Spurs, but Jamison, Parker suffer minor injuries

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PITTSBURGH — No longer with LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal, the Cleveland Cavaliers are seemingly losing the rest of their key players, too. J.J. Hickson had 18 points and nine rebounds, and the Cavaliers beat the San Anto­nio Spurs 106-80 on Thurs­day night for their third con­secutive preseason victory. Forward Antawn Jamison (left knee sprain) Read More…

In the middle: Varejao moves into starting center spot for Cavs

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INDEPENDENCE — Ander­son Varejao is going to be “the man” in the middle for the Cavaliers. In terms of family honor, how­ever, that distinction will always be reserved for his grandfather, Maximo Varejao, who died at the age of 94 as the Cavs were prepar­ing to open training camp. “Without him, I wouldn’t be the Read More…

Cavs 85, Mavericks 79: Gibson leads the way with 15 points

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DALLAS — Daniel Gibson scored 15 points and rookie Manny Harris added 14 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 85-79 preseason vic­tory over the Dallas Maver­icks on Monday night. Ramon Sessions had 12 points and five assists for the Cavaliers (3-1). Dirk Nowitzki’s 13 points paced the Mavericks (1-3), who used 14 players. More Read More…

Cavs 99, Rockets 93: Hickson has big game as Cavs rally

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HOUSTON — J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Christian Eyenga hit two late 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter for a 99-93 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. The Rockets were scheduled to leave after the game for two games in China against the New Jersey Nets Read More…

Wizards 97, Cavaliers 83: Cavs lose first

CLEVELAND — First the disclaimer: Mo Williams, Anderson Varejao, Antawn Jamison and Joey Graham, who could all be in the start­ing lineup when the regular season begins, did not play. That said, the Cavaliers’ offensive development came to a screeching halt Thurs­day night, as they lost 97-83 to the Washington Wizards at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Cavaliers 87, Bobcats 72: Defense leads way as Cavs pick up win

CLEVELAND — Joey Gra­ham took his spot in the start­ing lineup and Jamario Moon moved into his locker. In their first game since the departure of LeBron James — and Shaquille O’Neal, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Delonte West — the new-look Cavaliers downed the Charlotte Bobcats 87-72 in exhibition action Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. “It Read More…

LeBron-less Cavs ready for test run tonight

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INDEPENDENCE — Tracy Hutson and a crew from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover” were at practice Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts to tape a segment for an upcoming show about the building of a house in Maple Heights. The Cavaliers will unveil their own extreme makeover to the public tonight at 7 when they host the Charlotte Read More…

Cavs’ small forwards facing huge task: How to replace LeBron

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INDEPENDENCE — The candidates are Joey Graham, Jamario Moon and Jawad Williams. That’s not exactly a list of who’s who among NBA small forwards, but one of those players is almost certain to replace LeBron James in the Cavaliers’ starting lineup. “I expect it to be a battle,” new coach Byron Scott said Tuesday following Read More…

Varejao excused from Cavs camp, headed to Brazil following grandfather’s death

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INDEPENDENCE — Cleveand Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao has been excused from training camp following his grandfather’s death in Brazil. The team said Varejao has left for his home country, but did not indicate when he would return. The Cavs opened their first camp under new coach Byron Scott on Tuesday. Varejao on Monday said he Read More…

New kids on the block: Cavs lose rock-star status

A year ago, the Cavaliers’ annual media day resembled a rock concert or movie premiere. With larger-than-life per­sonalities LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal in town and title aspirations in the air, more than 100 media mem­bers — we use that term very loosely to describe some of the radio types who make their once-a-year appearance Read More…