April 27, 2015

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Cavaliers embarrassed at home, lose 114-75 to Rose-less Bulls

CLEVELAND — Maybe it would have been better for the Cavaliers if Derrick Rose had played. Maybe not. But it couldn’t have been worse. Could it? With the reigning league MVP in street clothes with a toe injury, the Chicago Bulls still showed why they have the best record in the NBA, rolling to a Read More…

Zydrunas Ilgauskas hired to assist Cavs GM

INDEPENDENCE — Zydrunas Ilgauskas is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team announced Wednesday that it had hired the 36-year-old as a special assistant to general manager Chris Grant. Ilgauskas, the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (771), rebounds (5,904) and blocks (1,269), along with ranking second in points (10,616), will evaluate amateur and professional Read More…

Mistake-prone Cavaliers commit 25 turnovers, fall to Golden State

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CLEVELAND — On this night, 19-year-old Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers in the wrong direction. The rookie committed six of Cleveland’s season-high 25 turnovers Tuesday in a 105-95 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena, where paid attendance was announced at 13,056. “They were definitely big, starting with me,” Irving said of Read More…

Cavaliers rally, but Kobe makes sure Lakers hold on

LOS ANGELES — Even Kobe Bryant has to acknowledge he’s on his most impressive scoring tear in a half-decade, decimating opponents’ defenses with the flair and determination of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar’s best seasons. And he’s got a little more bad news for the Cleveland Cavaliers and every other opponent in his way. That Read More…

Road trip starting to test Cavs

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PORTLAND, Ore. — After a demoralizing loss in Phoenix, it took the Portland Trail Blazers some time to get going at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The first half Sunday night was a yawner, but the Blazers picked up the pace in the second and pulled away for a 98-78 victory. LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 Read More…

Cavaliers shows Timberwolves they’re not the pushovers they were last season

MINNEAPOLIS — The young and inexperienced Minnesota Timberwolves figured a night against lowly Cleveland would be an easy one to get them back in the win column. Antawn Jamison and Kyrie Irving showed some signs that the Cavaliers may not be the pushovers they have been since LeBron James left. Jamison had 22 points and Read More…

Andrea Bargnani scores 31 to lead Raptors over Cavaliers

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TORONTO — Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey isn’t convinced that his team is a playoff contender yet. Still, he doesn’t think they would look out of place in the postseason. Andrea Bargnani scored 31 points in leading the Raptors to their second straight win, 92-77 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. DeMar DeRozan Read More…

Cavs hit the road riding high

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers will begin a seven-game road trip fresh off a victory — and with a record above .500 for the first time in more than a year. Cleveland got solid contributions from a number of players Tuesday night, particularly rookies Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, en route to a 115-101 victory over Read More…

Cavs notes: Dan Gilbert concedes Cavs are in rebuilding mode

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert used the R-word Sunday evening at Quicken Loans Arena. Speaking with the media prior to a game against the New Jersey Nets, Gilbert uttered a phrase general manager Chris Grant has repeatedly refused to use. “We’re definitely rebuilding,” Gilbert said. “You never know how fast it’s going to go. Read More…

Cavaliers pick up defense, knock down threes in rout of Nets

CLEVELAND — The 3-pointers will dominate the SportsCenter highlights. The defense won the game. The Cavaliers tied a Quicken Loans Arena team record with 16 threes Sunday while holding the New Jersey Nets to 33 second-half points, resulting in an impressive 98-82 victory. “The defense definitely ignited everything we did tonight,” said guard Daniel Gibson, Read More…