October 2, 2014


Upbeat and cheerful Tait thankful pneumonia led to discovery of heart problems

Joe Tait

LAFAYETTE TWP. — Getting pneumonia may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to Cavaliers radio play-by-play announcer Joe Tait. Were it not for the chest pains he experienced while calling an Oct. 10 exhibition game in Houston and subsequent diagnosis of pneumonia, the Medina County resident might not have learned he Read More…

Cavs finish preseason 6-2 with win over Bucks


COLUMBUS — Just as Antawn Jamison checked back in, J.J. Hickson checked out — at least from a mental standpoint. With Jamison playing for the first time in three games and Hickson benched for the final 18 minutes due to repeated mental mistakes, the Cavaliers beat the Mil­waukee Bucks 83-77 Thurs­day night at Value City Read More…

‘Boobie’ proving himself: New coach, offense letting Gibson put all his talents on display


Fortunately for Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, Cava­liers coach Byron Scott doesn’t read labels. An outstanding shooter who got pigeonholed as a 3-point specialist during his four seasons playing for former coach Mike Brown and with superstar LeBron James, Gibson has prospered in Scott’s Princeton offense. The 24-year-old still isn’t a natural point guard and probably never Read More…

Woman sues for LeBron pendant

AP photo.

COLUMBUS — An Ohio woman claims in a lawsuit that she was threatened into giving a LeBron James jersey pendant worth about $10,000 to the mother of the NBA star’s business manager. VaNeisha Robinson of Akron filed the lawsuit last month in Medina County Common Pleas Court in northeast Ohio. She said she turned over Read More…

Jamison likely to play reserve role for Cavs


INDEPENDENCE — Day by day, Cavaliers coach Byron Scott has revealed who he plans to start in the Oct. 27 season opener against the Boston Celtics. Connect all the dots and that lineup now appears to be set: Mo Williams — if he’s healthy — and Anthony Parker at guard, Anderson Varejao in the middle Read More…

Moon doesn’t shine in loss to Moscow, but starting small forward job looks like his

CLEVELAND – Jamario Moon made his third straight start at small forward Saturday night as the uninspired Cavaliers fell 90-87 to Euroleague power CSKA Moscow in exhibition action at Quicken Loans Arena. Moon starting wouldn’t be all that newsworthy, save for the fact coach Byron Scott said before the game that the Baylor product was Read More…

Cavs pound Spurs, but Jamison, Parker suffer minor injuries


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


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


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


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…