April 28, 2015

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Celtics 93, Cavs 90: Cavs comeback falls short

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CLEVELAND — There are no moral victories in the NBA, but there are morale builders. Tuesday was a classic example, as the Cavaliers cut a 22-point deficit to two before falling 93-90 to the Boston Celtics in front of 14,798 at Quicken Loans Arena. “Obviously, it’s not the outcome we wanted,” said Cleveland coach Byron Read More…

Cavs rookie Kyrie Irving a willing pupil

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Kyrie Irving has an appreciation for those who played basketball before him, especially those who can teach the game to him. Like his father, Drederick, one of the top scorers in Boston University history, who was in attendance Sunday when the 19-year-old hit the first game-winning shot of his NBA career to lift the Cavaliers Read More…

Ain’t that a sham? Cavs’ furious closing rally in loss to Nets can’t erase 3 1/2 quarters of bad basketball

CLEVELAND — Don’t be fooled by the final score. Ditto for Kyrie Irving’s point total. The New Jersey Nets beat the Cavaliers a whole lot worse than 99-96 indicates, leading from start to finish Friday at Quicken Loans Arena and going up 17 with 6:37 left in the game. A frantic, Irving-led rally that never Read More…

Cavs notes: Anderson Varejao, All-Star? His coach thinks he’s deserving

CLEVELAND — There’s no chance Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is going to get voted into the NBA All-Star Game in fan balloting. Cleveland coach Byron Scott, however, is campaigning for the eighth-year pro to be added to the team when Eastern Conference coaches vote for the seven reserves. “Obviously, (Orlando’s) Dwight Howard is going to Read More…

‘Wild Thing’ annoys NY as Cavs win

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CLEVELAND — Daniel Gibson is thankful he’s on the same team as Anderson Varejao. Otherwise, he might get as annoyed and frustrated as New York’s Tyson Chandler became Wednesday night in the Cavaliers’ 91-81 victory over the Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. “I run past a guy and I can hear him mumbling things under Read More…

Cavs notes: Coach Scott has a plan for Kyrie Irving’s playing time

CLEVELAND — By his own admission, Cavaliers coach Byron Scott “got lost” Tuesday night in Miami, where his team fell 92-85 to the Heat. Scott took out rookie point guard Kyrie Irving with 3:49 left in the third period and didn’t put him back in the game until the 5:03 mark of the fourth quarter. Read More…

Anderson Varejao frustrates Knicks as Cavaliers snap skid

CLEVELAND — Daniel Gibson is thankful he’s on the same team as Anderson Varejao. Otherwise, he might get as annoyed and frustrated as New York’s Tyson Chandler became Wednesday night in the Cavaliers’ 91-81 victory over the Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. “I run past a guy and I can hear him mumbling things under Read More…

Chris Bosh carries LeBron and Miami over Cavs

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MIAMI — LeBron James was not at his best, and a game against his former team was slipping away. Chris Bosh made sure that didn’t happen. Bosh scored 17 points in the fourth quarter — the biggest final period by any Miami player this season — and finished with a game-high 35 points, carrying the Read More…

Chris Bosh carries LeBron, Heat past Cavaliers, 92-85

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James was not at his best, and a game against his former team was slipping away. Chris Bosh made sure that didn’t happen. Bosh scored 17 points in the fourth quarter — the biggest final period by any Miami player this season — and finished with a game-high 35 points, carrying Read More…

Cavs vow a better showing against Heat tonight

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INDEPENDENCE — When the Cavaliers faced LeBron James and the Miami Heat for the first time last season, Cleveland suffered an embarrassing 118-90 loss at Quicken Loans Arena that deflated everyone, home team included. It was the second game of what turned into a 10-game losing streak and, eventually, a stretch where Cleveland lost 36 Read More…