May 24, 2015

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Cavs notes: Kyrie Irving hoping to play on U.S. team in 2016

INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving isn’t going to play for Australia in the 2012 Olympics because he wants to be part of the United States team in 2016. Irving talked recently to U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski, who was also his coach at Duke. Krzyzewski told Irving he wasn’t sure if he’d be the head coach in Read More…

Jazz 109, Cavs 100: Coach Scott wants players to get angry

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CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott wants his players to get angry. Point guard Kyrie Irving says he and his teammates are upset, but he doesn’t think that’s enough. Both are right, but a cure is not in sight. The Cavaliers dropped their sixth straight game Monday, falling 109-100 to the Utah Jazz in front Read More…

Bulls hand Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers their fourth straight loss

CLEVELAND — The Chicago Bulls probably aren’t 30 points better than the Cavaliers, but that’s been their average margin of victory against Cleveland this season. And they are better. Way better. With Kyrie Irving a late scratch due to illness and Anderson Varejao already out with a fractured wrist, the Cavs had virtually no chance Read More…

Big lead turns into blowout loss for Cavs

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NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin checked back in, triggering the wave of cheers that accompany his every move at Madison Square Garden. This time, they were for the guys leaving the game. Lin had 19 points and 13 assists and Carmelo Anthony scored 22, but the New York Knicks turned around this one with their Read More…

Kyrie Irving stumbles down stretch as Cavs’ 2nd-half rally fizzles

CLEVELAND — The youngest player on the roster got the Cavaliers in a little trouble and the oldest couldn’t get them out of it. Nineteen-year-old Kyrie Irving made a crucial turnover and missed on a drive late in the game before 36-year-old Anthony Parker had a 29-foot attempt bounce off the rim at the buzzer, Read More…

Cavs about to experience ‘Lin-sanity’

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CLEVELAND — Whether it’s called Lin-sanity, Lin-credible or Lin-sane, the Cavaliers are about to experience it. Cleveland will get a first-hand look at NBA sensation Jeremy Lin when it takes on the New York Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden.   Stuck deep on the bench to start the season, the second-year pro has averaged Read More…

Grading the Cavs: Kyrie at top of class, but grades are up overall

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The Cavaliers won’t reach the exact midpoint of their 66-game season until they host Boston tonight and play in New York against Jeremy Lin and the Knicks on Wednesday, but the All-Star break seems as good a time as any for Professor Noland to issue midterm report cards. With Cleveland owning a surprising 13-18 record Read More…

Call Kyrie Irving MVP: Cavs rookie goes 8-for-8 from 3-point line, scores 34 points to lead Rising Stars Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kyrie Irving kicked off the aerial display with an alley-oop to Paul George. Cleveland’s rookie point guard then showed off his long-range shooting skills. It was so much fun that Irving wasn’t too upset that all those 3-pointers came in a meaningless game. Irving was a perfect 8-for-8 from beyond the arc Read More…

All bad for Cavs going into All-Star break

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CLEVELAND — It wasn’t the way the Cavaliers wanted to go into the All-Star break. With a chance to record their first three-game winning streak since Nov. 5-9, 2010, the Cavs put up enough bricks to add another level to Quicken Loans Arena and lost 89-84 Wednesday to the lowly New Orleans Hornets. That the Read More…

Cavs rookie Tristan Thompson healthy again, making strides

CLEVELAND — Tristan’s got his groove back. After a sprained ankle forced him to be inactive seven times in a 10-game stretch in late January and early February, Cavaliers rookie Tristan Thompson is healthy again and making an impact. The 6-foot-9, 227-pounder had the first double-double of his career Sunday, scoring 15 points and pulling Read More…