July 23, 2014

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Gee in right place at right time, turns miss into game-winning basket as Cavs edge Hawks

ATLANTA — Dion Waiters’ shot worked more like a Hail Mary pass, and Alonzo Gee was in position to make the winning catch. Gee scored on a putback with less than a second remaining, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night that snapped a four-game losing streak. Read More…

Cavaliers make Heat sweat, only to stumble down the stretch

MIAMI — Down by seven points with less than two minutes left, LeBron James’ current team was in big trouble against his former team. That is, until the Miami Heat saved their very best for the very end. James found Ray Allen for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.2 seconds left, highlighting a nine-point run to Read More…

Kyrie Irving injures finger in Cavaliers’ loss to Mavericks

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving can’t win a game with one hand, and the Cavaliers apparently can’t win without a big hand from their young point guard. Irving bruised his left index finger in the third quarter and failed to register an assist for the first time in his two-year career Saturday as the Cavs fell Read More…

Cavs come up short against Warriors without big men Anderson Varejao, Tyler Zeller

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OAKLAND — David Lee logged 38 more minutes than he thought he would Wednesday night after constantly vomiting and fighting a fever, dizziness and dehydration — “just about anything you can think of,” he said — from all the fluids lost. At one point in the second half, Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson turned Read More…

Cavs get crushed: Bulls beat Cleveland for ninth straight time

CLEVELAND — Next time the Cavaliers face the Chicago Bulls, take the team from the Windy City and give the points. Not to advocate betting or anything, but the Bulls once again ran roughshod over the Cavs, winning 115-86 Friday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. The Bulls, whose biggest lead was 31 early in Read More…

Cavaliers Wine and Gold Scrimmage: Rookie Dion Waiters still trying to get comfortable with system

CLEVELAND — Right now, it’s a good thing Dion Waiters is thinking while he’s on the basketball court. It will be an even better thing when the No. 4 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft doesn’t have to think while playing shooting guard for the Cavaliers. Waiters had some good moments and some not-so-good moments Read More…

Kyrie Irving breaks hand: Cavaliers point guard and NBA Rookie of Year could be out two months

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s reigning rookie of the year, broke his right hand during the Cavaliers’ practice on Saturday in in Las Vegas. Irving will return to Cleveland to be examined by team doctors today and said he likely will undergo surgery. The Cavs said in a release Saturday night that they expect Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving vs. Kobe Bryant? One-on-one challenge leads to good-natured bet

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert can only hope to attract these kinds of high rollers to the newly opened Horseshoe Casino Cleveland. Of course, one of the people involved in a proposed $50,000 bet for a game of one-on-one, 20-year-old Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving, isn’t even old enough to gamble in an Ohio casino. Irving, Read More…

Cavaliers interested in former Trail Blazer Brandon Roy

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ quest to find a veteran shooting guard has taken them in a surprising direction. Three-time NBA All-Star Brandon Roy, who missed all of last season with career-threatening knee injuries, is being pursued by Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant. Comcast SportsNet Northwest was first to report the Cavaliers’ interest, which was confirmed Read More…

Cavs say they got their guy in Syracuse guard Dion Waiters

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott wouldn’t have taken Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal over Syracuse’s Dion Waiters. Ditto for Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. In fact, Scott said Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that the only player he would have picked over Waiters was Kentucky big man Anthony Davis, who went No. 1 to Read More…