December 22, 2014

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Cavs’ new problem: Mistakes on offense

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INDEPENDENCE — As soon as the Cavaliers make strides in one area, another problem crops up. That’s why coach Byron Scott, his team having held Phoenix to 16 points in the fourth quarter of a 106-98 loss Wednesday, spent Thursday’s practice going over his team’s Princeton offense. “If I had hair, I’d pull it out,” Read More…

Suns 106, Cavaliers 98: Wow, Cavs don’t get blown out

CLEVELAND — There wasn’t a win — that might be too much to ask right now — but there were some positives. The Cavaliers lost their 14th straight game and for the 24th time in their last 25 outings, falling 106-98 to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs, who have Read More…

Cavs have hope, despite losing 23 of last 24

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INDEPENDENCE — There’s losing, and then there’s losing badly. The Cavaliers (8-32), who have dropped 13 straight games and 23 of their last 24, are doing both, but they remain upbeat and optimistic despite owning the worst record in the NBA. “If you win seven out of nine (games), 10 out of 13, you’re right Read More…

Cavaliers: Road trip ends with another blowout loss

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets are banding together with all the chatter of disbanding the team. Ignoring the swirling rumors involving star Carmelo Anthony, the Nuggets have focused on one thing: refining their game. The Nuggets are definitely rolling along right now, blowing out another opponent as they handed the banged-up Cleveland Cavaliers their 19th Read More…

Jazz has fun at Cavaliers’ expense

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz have had bigger wins this season. They’ve had more lopsided ones, too. But maybe none were more fun than Friday night’s 121-99 victory over the hapless Cleveland Cavaliers. Start with the consecutive behind-the-back passes by Earl Watson and Andrei Kirilenko that led to Ronnie Price’s easy layup in Read More…

LeBron Tweet seems to take shot at Gilbert, Cavs

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James has tweaked Dan Gilbert — and the Cavaliers owner’s miserable NBA team — with a pointed tweet. As James’ former teammates were absorbing a 55-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, the player fired off a message on his Twitter account that seemed to be directed at Gilbert. Read More…

Cavs get a taste of their own medicine

The Cavaliers found out Tuesday what it’s like to lose by a franchise-record 55 points, falling 112-57 to the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. Almost 20 years ago, however, Cleveland was on the other side, recording the largest victory in NBA history with a 148-80 win over the Miami Heat on Dec. 17, 1991. Read More…

Cavaliers humbled and humiliated in 55-point loss to Lakers

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers professed no empathy for the hapless Cleveland Cavaliers, only a grim, workmanlike attitude in dispatching the business at hand. The Lakers humiliated the Cavs while sending them to their 11th straight loss, rolling to a 112-57 victory on Tuesday night in their best defensive performance of the shot Read More…

NBA lottery no sure fix, but it’s all the Cavs have left

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The boss wanted a Cavaliers column for today’s paper. Since a completely accurate, all-encompassing, two-word sentence — “They stink” — probably wouldn’t suffice, we’ll turn our attention to this: Bring on the draft lottery. An NBA-worst 8-29 after losing to Phoenix on Sunday — it was their 10th straight defeat and 20th in the last Read More…

Cavs’ Anderson Varejao out for season

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CLEVELAND — The losses won’t stop for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Scrappy, steady center Anderson Varejao is done for the season with a torn ankle tendon that will require surgery, another major blow to the bottoming-out Cavs, who are not close to recovering after star LeBron James left as a free agent last summer. “It’s a Read More…