February 13, 2016

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Cavaliers Commentary: Rick Noland finds positives and negatives in Cleveland’s play before the All-Star break

Sometimes the Cavaliers’ inconsistent play leaves me talking to myself. Like now: Positive Rick: The Cavs are 38-14 as they enter the All-Star break, which is a far cry from the 19-20 record they started with last season. They’re healthy — Kevin Love gave us all a huge scare Wednesday night — and Kyrie Irving Read More…

The Morning Hit–2/11/16

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Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. So long, Kobe. Kobe Bryant’s last game at Read More…

Cavaliers KO Lakers on Kobe Bryant’s last trip to The Q; Kevin Love leaves game with hurt shoulder, but should be OK

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, right, passes around Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love in the first half of an NBA basketball game as LeBron James watches, Wednesday in Cleveland. AP PHOTO

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers said goodbye to Kobe Bryant on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. For the second half, at least, they also said goodbye to their own power forward, Kevin Love, who suffered a left shoulder injury that initially appeared serious, but is not. Cleveland led from wire to wire en route to Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Lakers great Kobe Bryant can’t believe LeBron James is now an NBA elder statesmen, just like he is

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CLEVELAND — Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have spent 13 seasons together in the NBA, but as the Lakers legend prepares to call it a career, he still views James as an 18-year-old kid just breaking into the league. “Thirteen years, (that’s crazy),” said the 37-year-old Bryant, who reflected on his relationship with the 31-year-old Read More…

Cavaliers: Kobe making last stand in Cleveland

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant gestures during the first half of an NBA game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday in Los Angeles. AP PHOTO

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James knows his basketball history, so he’s fully aware Kobe Bryant will be playing at Quicken Loans Arena for the last time when the Cavaliers host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at 8 in a game that will be shown on ESPN. “Anytime I even watch his games, even when I’m not Read More…

The Morning Hit–2/9/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Fat Tuesday! Fat Tuesday is upon us, and that Read More…

Cavaliers 120, Kings 100: LeBron James registers triple-double in easy win

The Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks the ball against the Kings in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday. AP PHOTO

CLEVELAND — LeBron James got his first triple-double of the season, Kevin Love reached a career milestone on an otherwise forgettable night for him and the dysfunctional Sacramento Kings continued to work on getting coach George Karl fired. It added up to an as-easy-as-it-should-have-been 120-100 victory Monday for the Cavaliers, who conclude pre-All-Star break play Read More…

Cavaliers 99, Pelicans 84: Anderson Varejao provides big spark in rare playing time

CLEVELAND — Anderson Varejao got his chance Saturday night, and he’s going to get another one. “The Wild Thing” didn’t have jaw-dropping numbers, but he was way more important to the Cavaliers’ 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans than two points, a season-high 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks indicate. “The Read More…

‘Perfect storm’ sinks Cavaliers: Cleveland mistakes down the stretch allow Celtics to steal game with buzzer-beating three

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers lost Kevin Love to an injury that Kelly Olynyk had nothing to do with and, somehow, a game to the Boston Celtics. It took a touch foul on J.R. Smith, Timofey Mozgov’s failure to rebound a missed free throw and a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Boston’s Avery Bradley, but the Celtics left Read More…

Another bad third quarter costs Cavaliers in loss to Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even without their leading scorer, the Charlotte Hornets finally found a way to beat LeBron James. James and the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers, on the other hand, still haven’t figured out what to do about their third-quarter lapses. Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and the Hornets rallied in the second half for a Read More…