January 31, 2015

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Cavs: Is Baron Davis’ time finally here?

INDEPENDENCE — Tonight could mark a return and a debut for Baron Davis. The 6-foot-3 point guard, who has appeared in just four games in the month he’s been with the Cavaliers, went through a full practice Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts and is listed as probable for tonight’s meeting with the Detroit Pistons at Read More…

Nets 98, Cavs 94: Cavs lose ugly overtime battle

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CLEVELAND — It was a shame somebody had to win. On a night when the game of basketball was set back more than a half-century from an offensive standpoint, the 34 percent-shooting New Jersey Nets defeated the stumbling, bumbling, but ever-hustling Cavaliers 98-94 in overtime Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. It wasn’t so much that Read More…

Cavs notes: Coach Scott changes lineup

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CLEVELAND — Turns out Cavaliers coach Byron Scott made a “big” change in his starting lineup Wednesday night against the New Jersey Nets. Scott opted to start 7-foot, 240-pound Ryan Hollins at center and move J.J. Hickson back to power forward. Samardo Samuels, who averaged 12.9 points and 6.3 rebounds in 10 games as a Read More…

Cavs coach Byron Scott promises lineup change tonight

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INDEPENDENCE — Only head coach Byron Scott knows what lineup change — or changes — he’s going to make tonight when the Cavaliers host the New Jersey Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. Scott said following a light workout Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts — a number of players had bumps and bruises, so the Cavs Read More…

Magic 97, Cavaliers 86: Dwight Howard and Magic dunk lifeless Cavs

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers had two really big problems Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena. They came in the form of 6-foot-11, 265-pound Orlando center Dwight Howard and 6-8, 250-pound power forward Brandon Bass, who led the Magic to a 97-86 victory. Howard finished with 28 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, four steals and four Read More…

Cavs notes: Baron Davis won’t rush his return

CLEVELAND — First it was a sore left knee. Then it was his grandmother’s death. Now it’s back spasms. Cavaliers point guard Baron Davis did not play Monday against the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Arena due to back spasms, but could be back in uniform as early as Wednesday when Cleveland hosts the New Read More…

Cavaliers end road trip on scary note

LOS ANGELES  – It’s been a strange season for the Cavaliers. Saturday might have topped the list. About 1½ hours before their 100-92 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Staples Center was in lockdown while police subdued a man wielding a steak knife in front of their bench. Both teams were safely tucked away in Read More…

Is Joe Tait’s return getting closer?

LAFAYETTE TWP. — “With any luck at all,” Joe Tait will be back behind the microphone March 27 when the Cavaliers host the Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena. Tait, who underwent double-bypass surgery and an aortic valve replacement Jan. 7, will retire at the end of the season, his 39th calling Cavs games on Read More…

Cavaliers 97, Kings 93: Rare road win ends Cavs’ skid

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ramon Sessions scored 20 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a rare road victory, 97-93 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Cleveland opened the season by winning three of its first four road games, but had only a March 4 win in New York since. Cleveland, which snapped a four-game losing Read More…

Thunder 95, Cavs 75: Coach Scott fumes after rout

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers did a pretty good job defending Oklahoma City superstar Kevin Durant on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, they had no answer for point guard Russell Westbrook. Westbrook scored a game-high 20 points on nine layups and one dunk, leading the Thunder to a 95-75 blowout of Cleveland. Oklahoma City led by as many Read More…