February 13, 2016

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Cavs fire coach after three years, point to team’s inability to guard

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers never played much defense under coach Byron Scott, so general manager Chris Grant went on the offensive Thursday morning. Grant fired his head coach the morning after the Cavs’ concluded a 24-58 season with a 105-98 loss in Charlotte, dropping their record to a dismal 64-166 in three seasons under Scott, Read More…

Cavs fire coach Byron Scott

INDEPENDENCE — Byron Scott was fired today after compiling a 64-166 record in three seasons as Cavaliers coach. “I fully support the difficult move that was made today,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement released by the organization. “Although we saw progress with young individual player development, we did not see the kind Read More…

Byron Scott’s future at forefront as Cavs drop 16 of final 18

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Start the Byron Scott Watch. Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 10 assists Wednesday, but that wasn’t enough to save the Cleveland Cavaliers from a season-ending 105-98 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, one of the NBA’s worst teams. Saving Scott, the Cavs coach, is another matter. His fate could be decided at Read More…

Another lost year: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving says frustration got to him

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After a turbulent 48 hours in which he angered his coach and members of the organization while drawing his harshest public criticism as a pro, Kyrie Irving finally conceded Wednesday the frustrations of a long season caught up with him. Now he’ll spend his summer in the weight room and working on Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving says sorry to fans

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving apologized Tuesday for his actions — and non-actions — following a disappointing home loss to Miami the night before. Irving said on his Twitter account that he was sorry for not taking part in Fan Appreciation Night ceremonies Monday following a 96-95 loss to the Heat at Quicken Read More…

Cavs fall flat again

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers don’t have their ducks in a row, but they sure are quacking. After losing 96-95 Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena to a Miami Heat team that sat LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier, the Cavs somehow found a way to create more news Read More…

Cavs sleepwalk to another loss

PHILADELPHIA — Kyrie Irving walked to the bench with 10:31 left in the third quarter Sunday with five fouls, four points and four turnovers to his name. He never returned. There simply wasn’t a need on a day the Cavaliers never made it to Wells Fargo Center. In a season full of disappointing efforts, the Read More…

Cavaliers no match for Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks despite Kyrie Irving’s 31 points

CLEVELAND — For once, the most important number on Carmelo Anthony’s stat line was his minutes. Anthony continued a push to win his first NBA scoring title with 31 points and 14 rebounds in just 30 minutes, and the New York Knicks bounced back after having their winning streak stopped at 13 games one night Read More…

Cavs lose again when strategy goes wrong in last 17 seconds

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CLEVELAND — The strategy of Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was sound. It’s just that power forward Tristan Thompson took it a step too far Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. A rare intentional foul off the ball inside of two minutes turned the tide entirely in favor of the Detroit Pistons, who went on to Read More…

Cavaliers let 20-point lead vanish in fourth quarter

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INDIANAPOLIS — After the Pacers fell behind against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana coach Frank Vogel decided to fire his team up. Two quick technicals in the third quarter did the trick. “We didn’t want to let him down,” Paul George said after the Pacers rallied from a 20-point deficit for a 99-94 win over the Read More…