November 28, 2014

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Cavaliers knock off Knicks in overtime, snap 10-game losing skid

CLEVELAND – Amar’e Stoudemire has played as well as anyone in the NBA this season, but he wasn’t even the best player on the court Saturday. That honor went to Anderson Varejao, who put the Cavaliers on his back and ended their 10-game losing streak. The mop-topped Brazilian collected 14 points, a season-high 17 rebounds Read More…

Cavaliers’ free fall reaches 10 games after loss to Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS – Danny Granger broke out of his slump and helped extend Cleveland’s slide. The Indiana forward had 30 points and a season-high 12 rebounds to help the Pacers beat the Cavaliers 108-99 Friday night, pushing Cleveland’s losing streak to 10 games. Granger had shot a combined 8-for-27 in losses to Atlanta and the Los Read More…

Heat 101, Cavaliers 95: Cavs better but get same result

MIAMI — LeBron James had few words for his former Cleveland teammates this time. Dwyane Wade did more than enough talking with his play. Wade scored 17 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, James added 21 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat won their 10th straight game, holding off Read More…

LeBron ready for Round 2, Cavs in Miami tonight

LeBron James smiles as Cleveland fans chant “Akron hates you,” during a game at The Q two weeks ago. The Cavs face James and the Heat again tonight in Miami. (AP file photo.)

MIAMI — No extra security this time. No concerns about unrest in the stands. Probably not much in the way of organized “Akron Hates You” chants, either. LeBron vs. Cleveland, Round 2 awaits in Miami tonight. And it won’t have anywhere near the cache of the first meeting. James took notice of that truth Tuesday Read More…

Thunder 106, Cavaliers 77: Losing skid now at 8

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t lost this many games in a row since LeBron James was an 18-year-old rookie just getting started in the NBA. And the timing couldn’t be worse: After a 106-77 blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night, guess who’s waiting to pile on next? King James Read More…

Martin, Rockets send stumbling Cavs to seventh straight setback

HOUSTON – Kevin Martin glanced at his stat line on the scoreboard with satisfaction after the first quarter Saturday night. The Houston Rockets shooting guard knew right then that he was headed for a big game. Martin scored 32 of his season-high 40 points in the first half and Luis Scola added 14 points and Read More…

Cavaliers just have to weather slump, GM says

INDEPENDENCE – Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant met with the media following practice Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts and basically said the same thing coach Byron Scott has been saying: The Cavs need to consistently compete at a high level. “Every year, every team has adversity,” said Grant, whose club is 7-15 overall and on Read More…

Bulls 88, Cavs 83: Better effort, same result

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CLEVELAND — At least the Cavaliers showed up. Even that was in doubt for a while thanks to the incredibly bad weather that hit downtown Cleveland late Wednesday afternoon, but the late-arriving Cavs pulled things together and pushed the Chicago Bulls to the limit at Quicken Loans Arena, where about 10,000 fans braved whiteout conditions. Read More…

76ers 117, Cavaliers 97: Losing streak hits five

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PHILADELPHIA — Thaddeus Young had so much fun Tuesday night he wanted the game to last forever. It sure seemed that long for Cleveland coach Byron Scott. Young had a season-high 26 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the struggling Cavaliers 117-97 on Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games. “I definitely wanted Read More…

Cavs in need of more than a few changes

So Cavaliers coach Byron Scott is considering making lineup changes and divvying up playing time in a different manner, huh? Hate to say it, but this will likely be a classic case of, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Not very good to begin with, the 7-13 Cavaliers are rapidly getting Read More…