May 27, 2016

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Playing good defense has Cavaliers feeling good

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers remember their last game — both overall and against the Sacramento Kings. Cleveland played arguably its best defense of the season Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, holding Memphis to .384 shooting (33-for-86) in a hard-fought 91-83 overtime victory. “It was hard for me to find clips where we didn’t play a Read More…

Cavaliers 91, Grizzlies 83: Second straight win comes in overtime

CLEVELAND — For a minute there, it looked like a case of a new general manager, but the same players, coaches and result. But for one night, anyway, acting GM David Griffin got some of the smiles and passion he preached about before the game, as the Cavaliers survived some dicey moments to beat the Read More…

Cavaliers: Acting GM David Griffin focused on doing job, improving team

CLEVELAND — David Griffin doesn’t view himself as a stop-gap measure. Nor does he feel like he’s auditioning to get his new job on a full-time basis. The way the acting general manager of the Cavaliers sees it, he’s simply got a job to do and will do it to the best of his ability. Read More…

Cavaliers find needed energy, down Wizards to snap six-game losing streak in first outing since firing of general manager

WASHINGTON — After playing like zombies for the better part of the past two weeks, the Cleveland Cavaliers arrived Friday night at Verizon Center locked in, focused and actually interested in playing basketball. How much that had to do with the events of Thursday are debatable, but regardless, the longest losing streak of the season Read More…

Cleveland suffers another embarrassment, as L.A. finishes game with 5 healthy players, 1 of whom fouled out

CLEVELAND — It was one of the weirdest games in NBA history. It was also one of the most embarrassing losses in Cavaliers history. The horrible Los Angeles Lakers played the final 3:32 with four healthy players and one who had already fouled out, but still hung on to beat the even-worse Cavs 119-108 Wednesday Read More…

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown: Struggles all part of the process

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers are back in town and Anderson Varejao is back in the starting lineup, but the team’s problems haven’t gone away. Cleveland (16-32) went 0-3 on its recent road trip and has now lost five in a row and seven of its last eight as it prepares to host the Los Angeles Read More…

Cavaliers fade late against Mavericks, lose fifth straight game and seventh in last eight

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki was watching when the Dallas Mavericks took a double-digit lead for good against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The steady progress of Devin Harris had a lot to do with the surge. Nowitzki scored 23 points, Harris had a season-high 16 and the Mavericks pulled away from Cleveland 124-107 Monday night, handing the Read More…

Rockets 106, Cavaliers 92: Cleveland rallies, then falls apart for another bad loss

HOUSTON — Jeremy Lin impressed his teammates with his first career triple-double in Houston’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. The Rockets were even more surprised that he achieved the feat coming off the bench. Lin tallied 15 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and 10 assists and James Harden returned from injury to Read More…

Cavaliers GM Chris Grant says despite team’s struggles, he’s not ready to panic

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant addressed the media for almost 14 minutes Wednesday. That in itself is news. The only other times Grant has made himself available for comment in a group setting this season came at media day prior to the start of training camp and after the Cavs acquired Luol Deng Read More…

Pelicans 100, Cavaliers 89: Coach Mike Brown questions team’s “competitive spirit” after another bad loss

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers continue to outdo themselves. Two days after an epic collapse against the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland lost 100-89 Tuesday to a New Orleans Pelicans team that isn’t very good to begin with and was minus three of its top six scorers. That left the don’t-get-it Cavs with a 1-4 record on their Read More…