April 19, 2014

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Rick Noland: LeBron James return to Cavaliers? It’s not as ridiculous as it sounds

The earliest it can happen is 17 months from now, but local sports talk radio is already diving into the subject every time it gets tired of discussing the NFL Draft, one of 37 Browns hires, the Super Bowl or Art Modell’s Hall of Fame candidacy. We are talking, for better or worse, for richer Read More…

‘Disinterested’ Kyrie Irving held to 14 points as Pistons pound ‘soft’ Cavaliers

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Brandon Knight could tell the Detroit Pistons needed a little boost after the trade earlier this week that sent Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to Memphis. “Guys lost friends that day,” Knight said. “Guys were thinking how the future will be. There’s a lot of emotions there.” Two days after the Read More…

Cavaliers use newlook bench bunch to rally in fourth quarter, beat Bucks

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers won Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena because of a fourth-quarter lineup of Shaun Livingston, Daniel Gibson, Wayne Ellington, Luke Walton and Marreese Speights. Much more difficult to explain is how that unconventional, never-before-seen group helped Cleveland rally for a thrilling 113-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in front of 15,098 Read More…

Cavaliers notes: New guys get chance to show what they can do

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott found a loophole in his own rule. Scott normally requires players to go through a full practice before they see game action, but because Marreese Speights and Wayne Ellington were trade acquisitions and not coming off injuries, he worked around his own stipulation. That’s why Speights and Ellington, acquired Read More…

Cavaliers suffer another second-half fade, lose lead and game to Nuggets

DENVER — Danilo Gallinari helped put a smooth finish on an otherwise uneven performance by the Denver Nuggets. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered another of their second-half stumbles. Gallinari scored 23 points, hitting a crucial 3-pointer in the waning seconds, and the Nuggets came back to beat the Cavaliers 98-91 Friday night for their fourth Read More…

Cavaliers experience big letdown, fade down the stretch in loss to Hawks

CLEVELAND — It sounds like an oxymoron, but a lack of execution killed the Cavaliers on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland crumbled down the stretch and lost 102-94 to the Atlanta Hawks in front of 19,443 fans, many of whom were booing at the final buzzer. The Cavs (7-24) had their first two-game Read More…

Too many turnovers, too little energy costs Cavaliers against Bucks

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers handed a game to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Literally. Cleveland committed a whopping 27 turnovers, the most in a regulation game in the NBA this season, while losing 90-86 in front of 14,146 disgruntled fans and equally unhappy coach Byron Scott. “It’s pretty simple,” Scott Read More…

Cavaliers misfire again, fall to Pistons when their shots don’t

CLEVELAND — The Detroit Pistons aren’t very good, but they’re better than the Cavaliers. Especially when Cleveland guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters are hurt and watching from the bench. The Pistons recorded their second victory over the Cavs in six days, this one an up-and-down but entertaining 104-97 win Saturday in front of 16,062 Read More…

Anderson Varejao’s double-double streak ends as Cavaliers fall to Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love’s shooting stroke returned, and Andrei Kirilenko also was back for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The timing couldn’t have been worse for the reeling Cleveland Cavaliers. Love had 36 points and 13 rebounds and Kirilenko delivered another solid all-around performance in the Timberwolves’ 91-73 victory over the Cavaliers on Friday night. Love missed Read More…

Trail Blazers’ buzzer-beating 3-pointer beats Cavaliers in double overtime

CLEVELAND — After two overtimes and the loss of rookie Dion Waiters to injury, the Cavaliers’ last two-game winning streak is still way back on March 9 and 11 of last season. Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 0.2 seconds left in double OT to give the Portland Trail Blazers a thrilling Read More…