April 25, 2015

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Tristan Thompson comes up huge as Cavs beat Celtics, snap 10-game losing streak

BOSTON — Tristan Thompson’s career highs of 29 points and 17 rebounds weren’t nearly as important to him as the number he helped the Cleveland Cavaliers avoid. There will be no 11th straight loss for Cleveland. Thompson and the Cavaliers dominated Boston inside as Cleveland ended its 10-game losing streak by beating the Celtics 97-91 Read More…

Cold-shooting Cavaliers get blown out by Rockets, drop fifth straight game

HOUSTON — The Cavs were cold Friday night. Freezing, in fact. In Texas. Maybe it was the Heat. Just two days after gutting out a devastating loss to the streaking Miami Heat — while blowing a 27-point lead in the process — the Cavs were not much competition for the Rockets on Friday, falling 116-78. Read More…

Cavaliers lose to Grizzlies after sleepwalking through another third quarter

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers were pleading the third Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Once again not ready to play when the second half began, Cleveland fell 103-92 to the Memphis Grizzlies, who were playing without their best player in power forward Zach Randolph. “Two words for you: Third quarter,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said Read More…

Cavaliers notes: Kyrie Irving doesn’t let a little illness keep him out of the lineup

CLEVELAND — When it comes to illness, Kyrie Irving apparently is a quick healer. After vomiting Thursday night and missing the team’s shootaround Friday morning, the Cavaliers point guard visited the doctor, made a rapid recovery and was in the starting lineup against the Memphis Grizzlies. “Thirteen hours of sleep will definitely help you,” the Read More…

Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers simply no match for talented Clippers

CLEVELAND — The Los Angeles Clippers are so deep, talented and athletic they would have been tough for the Cavaliers to beat with Kyrie Irving. Sideline the point guard for the third straight game with a sore knee and the result was predictable, the Cavs falling 105-89 Friday at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. The Clippers Read More…

Cavs down Magic with fourth-quarter surge

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kyrie Irving has proven multiple times this season that he can be an unrelenting scorer when he needs to be. Against the Magic, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ young point guard showed he can also do some damage when he’s creating opportunities for his teammates. Marreese Speights scored 18 points, Alonzo Gee added 17 Read More…

Kyrie Irving scores 32 but Kenneth Faried grabs spotlight, win in Rising Stars Challenge

HOUSTON — Kenneth Faried was a Manimal among boys in the Rising Stars Challenge. Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq on Friday night. Nicknamed “Manimal” for his physical style of play, Faried Read More…

Cavaliers not satisfied with play despite beating Magic for third straight win

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have been a .500 team over their last 22 games, but that’s just average. They’ve also won three straight and seven of their last 10 following a 119-108 victory over a totally depleted Orlando Magic team Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, so now coach Byron Scott and his players want Read More…

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…