February 11, 2016

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Cavaliers: New coach Tyronn Lue challenges team to play “right way” and with spirit

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue points in the first half of an NBA game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday in Cleveland. AP

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue threw the hammer down in his first news conference since taking over the team. When asked what he planned on doing differently than the deposed David Blatt, he quickly responded. “I wouldn’t say differently, I would say do some things better,” Lue said Saturday before Cleveland’s game against the Chicago Read More…

The Morning Hit–1/22/16

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. Give back the truck! Somebody stole a pickup truck from the Church on the North Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron in for the All-Star Game; Kyrie, Love have to wait and see

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is in, while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will have to wait a week to learn whether they will join the four-time league MVP in the Feb. 14 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto. Cavaliers small forward James was the leading vote-getter in the Eastern Conference while earning his 12th straight All-Star Read More…

Cavs use hacking strategy to pull away from Clippers

The Cavaliers' J.R. Smith, right, fouls the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday in Cleveland.  AP

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach David Blatt hates the strategy, but he employed it successfully Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland intentionally fouled Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan six times while it was ahead, and it helped the Cavs to an impressive 115-102 victory. “Those are the rules,” Blatt said. “We felt we could Read More…

The Morning Hit–1/21/16

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. A thought on the Cavaliers. The Cavs Read More…

Cavs bounce back with easy win over Brooklyn

NEW YORK — There’s only one way to go when you’ve been floored. “It’s painful to get knocked down, but it’s shameful not to get back up if you get knocked down,” Cleveland coach David Blatt said. The Cavaliers did Wednesday, with Kevin Love collecting 17 points and 18 rebounds to help them bounce back Read More…

Danger signs? Cavaliers’ blowout loss to Warriors, winless record against league’s top teams, reveal areas of concern

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ locker room finally opened nearly 25 minutes after a seismic loss to the NBA champions. David Blatt turned right and headed down the hallway. “Coach on the move,” a security officer said into his walkie-talkie. Blatt stopped in a side room to field questions. He didn’t have all the answers. Following Read More…

The Morning Hit–1/19/16

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. “Old fashioned A-kicking”. Those were the words Read More…

Defending champ Warriors hand Cavs a humbling home loss

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CLEVELAND — At least the Cavaliers were unified beforehand that they weren’t going to use a home game against the Golden State Warriors as a measuring stick. Cleveland didn’t belong on the same court as the defending NBA champion Warriors on Monday, getting absolutely humiliated 132-98 in front of 20,562 dumbfounded fans at Quicken Loans Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Warriors and Spurs making Cavs’ NBA championship hopes look more and more like a long shot

The Cavaliers' LeBron James, left,  drives past the Warriors’' Stephen Curry in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday in Cleveland. AP

A few weeks ago, I drew the ire of some folks on Twitter — nearly all of them Cavaliers fans — for declaring the team would not win the NBA title this season. I came to this revelation while watching the Cavs struggle to put away an inferior Phoenix team on the road — something Read More…