April 30, 2016

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Cavs rally in third quarter, but can’t overcome Heat

MIAMI — The Miami Heat’s Big Three were everywhere during Saturday’s first half. And then, in the third quarter, they were gone. So what stood as a 19-point lead early in the third quarter instead turned into a fourth-quarter deficit and a full night’s work in a 114-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Read More…

Irving scores 31 to lead Cavs to second road win

ORLANDO, Fla. — Cleveland coach Mike Brown has been saying for games there’s no magical way to make his team play better on the road. A big scoring night by Kyrie Irving is one way to end the woes. Irving scored 31 points, Dion Waiters added 21 and the Cavaliers used a big second half Read More…

Not a lot of close shaves for Anderson Varejao these days … or for his Cavaliers on the road, where they continue to struggle

INDEPENDENCE — It’s hard to determine which is a bigger work in progress: Anderson Varejao’s beard or the Cavaliers learning how to win on the road. The 6-foot-11, 267-pound Varejao is making another attempt at growing facial hair, but he’s having about as much success as the Cavs are winning away from Quicken Loans Arena. Read More…

Cavaliers crush Knicks despite losing big early lead

CLEVELAND — What should a team do when it blows an 18-point lead before halftime? Build a 19-point lead in the second half. That’s what Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers did Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena en route to a 109-94 victory over the hapless New York Knicks, who have lost 11 of their Read More…

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown likes how team is progressing, refuses to get too worried over the occasional ugly loss

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers are feeling better about themselves, but they know they still have some work to do. Cleveland has won three of its last four to improve to 7-13 heading into a game against the New York Knicks tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, but the loss was a debacle Friday in Atlanta in Read More…

Cavaliers get ugly win over Clippers … and Mike Brown couldn’t be happier

CLEVELAND — It was Cleveland coach Mike Brown’s kind of game, which means it wasn’t pretty. The Cavaliers played above-average defense and the Los Angeles Clippers tossed up enough bricks to add a seventh story to Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, the result being an 88-82 Cleveland victory. “I loved that game,” a smiling Brown Read More…

Cavs’ big men come up big in win over Denver

CLEVELAND — The “Monsters” scared the seven-game winning streak out of the Denver Nuggets. Big men Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao combined for 35 points and 34 rebounds Wednesday night as the Cavaliers downed Denver 98-88 in front of 14,642 satisfied fans at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs (6-12) now have their first two-game winning Read More…

Waiters move to the bench has paid off for Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE — Dion Waiters may not have been thrilled when the Cavaliers initially told him he was going to come off the bench, but the plan appears to be working to his benefit. In six games as a non-starter, the shooting guard is averaging 16.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists. “I’ve got to do Read More…

Andrew Bynum comes up big, leads way as Cavaliers down Bulls to snap five-game losing streak

CLEVELAND — A big night by Andrew Bynum resulted in a good night for the Cavaliers. The 7-foot, 294-pound center had far and away his best performance of the season Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, helping the struggling Cavs halt a five-game losing streak with a 97-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls. “It felt good,” Read More…

Cavs stay cold on the road with lopsided loss to Celtics

BOSTON — The Cleveland Cavaliers can only miss so many open shots. They can only blow so many layups. They can only look absolutely inept on offense for so long. Right? Common sense would indicate sooner or later, the Cavaliers would have to figure out something offensively. The results, however, are proving otherwise. They blew Read More…