August 31, 2015

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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…

Cavs come up short against Warriors without big men Anderson Varejao, Tyler Zeller

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OAKLAND — David Lee logged 38 more minutes than he thought he would Wednesday night after constantly vomiting and fighting a fever, dizziness and dehydration — “just about anything you can think of,” he said — from all the fluids lost. At one point in the second half, Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson turned Read More…

Cavs’ Dion Waiters serves up win with seven 3s

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LOS ANGELES — Rookie Dion Waiters hit seven 3-pointers and scored 28 points, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers stave off a fourth-quarter rally by the Los Angeles Clippers to win 108-101 on Monday night. Kyrie Irving added 24 points, Tyler Zeller had 15 points and Anderson Varejao had 15 points and 15 rebounds as the Cavs Read More…

Cavs’ Donald Sloan one of the first to be hit with flop warning

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NEW YORK — The NBA issued flopping warnings to Minnesota’s JJ Barea and Cleveland’s Donald Sloan on Monday, the first two under a new policy designed to end the act. Barea threw his upper body backward after contact while defending Sacramento’s Jimmer Fredette in the fourth quarter Friday. Sloan tumbled wildly to the court a Read More…

Cavs get crushed: Bulls beat Cleveland for ninth straight time

CLEVELAND — Next time the Cavaliers face the Chicago Bulls, take the team from the Windy City and give the points. Not to advocate betting or anything, but the Bulls once again ran roughshod over the Cavs, winning 115-86 Friday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. The Bulls, whose biggest lead was 31 early in Read More…

Anderson Varejao sparks Cavs with career numbers

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said center Anderson Varejao “must be a nightmare” for other teams to prepare for. Power forward Tristan Thompson called the wild-haired Brazilian “a horse.” And point guard Kyrie Irving said it is “the greatest feeling in the world” to have the 6-foot-11, 260-pounder on his side. All Varejao did Read More…