April 24, 2014

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More injury woes for Cavaliers: Daniel Gibson has neck setback, doesn’t make trip to Miami

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson practiced and believed he was ready to play. He’ll have to wait a little longer. Gibson did not travel with the team to Miami as originally planned after he complained about discomfort in his neck after practicing for the first time in 10 days. Gibson will miss his fifth Read More…

Cavaliers fight back again, but lose again, this time to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Predicting which Orlando Magic team shows up from night to night has been a daily guessing game. A recent season-high four-game losing streak was plagued with turnovers, inconsistent play on defense and stale offense. Since then, the Magic have dug out of the muck, earning their second straight victory, 102-94 over the Read More…

Ain’t that a sham? Cavs’ furious closing rally in loss to Nets can’t erase 3 1/2 quarters of bad basketball

CLEVELAND — Don’t be fooled by the final score. Ditto for Kyrie Irving’s point total. The New Jersey Nets beat the Cavaliers a whole lot worse than 99-96 indicates, leading from start to finish Friday at Quicken Loans Arena and going up 17 with 6:37 left in the game. A frantic, Irving-led rally that never Read More…

Cavs notes: Anderson Varejao, All-Star? His coach thinks he’s deserving

CLEVELAND — There’s no chance Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is going to get voted into the NBA All-Star Game in fan balloting. Cleveland coach Byron Scott, however, is campaigning for the eighth-year pro to be added to the team when Eastern Conference coaches vote for the seven reserves. “Obviously, (Orlando’s) Dwight Howard is going to Read More…

Cavaliers rally, but Kobe makes sure Lakers hold on

LOS ANGELES — Even Kobe Bryant has to acknowledge he’s on his most impressive scoring tear in a half-decade, decimating opponents’ defenses with the flair and determination of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar’s best seasons. And he’s got a little more bad news for the Cleveland Cavaliers and every other opponent in his way. That Read More…

Cavs notes: Dan Gilbert concedes Cavs are in rebuilding mode

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert used the R-word Sunday evening at Quicken Loans Arena. Speaking with the media prior to a game against the New Jersey Nets, Gilbert uttered a phrase general manager Chris Grant has repeatedly refused to use. “We’re definitely rebuilding,” Gilbert said. “You never know how fast it’s going to go. Read More…

Cavaliers pick up defense, knock down threes in rout of Nets

CLEVELAND — The 3-pointers will dominate the SportsCenter highlights. The defense won the game. The Cavaliers tied a Quicken Loans Arena team record with 16 threes Sunday while holding the New Jersey Nets to 33 second-half points, resulting in an impressive 98-82 victory. “The defense definitely ignited everything we did tonight,” said guard Daniel Gibson, Read More…

Kyrie Irving has solid debut as Cavaliers beat Pistons in preseason opener

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kyrie Irving’s first exhibition game was a success. Irving scored 21 points — including five free throws in the final minute — in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 91-87 victory over Detroit on Friday night. The Pistons nearly rallied from an 11-point deficit, but they turned the ball over with a chance to Read More…

Cavs’ Baron Davis still around, hopes to stay

INDEPENDENCE — Baron Davis didn’t practice with the Cavaliers on Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, but it wasn’t because the team used the amnesty clause to waive him. The veteran point guard took part in a light running drill at the beginning of the workout, felt tightness in his back and was shut down for Read More…

Cavs’ West rejoins team at practice

CLEVELAND – Cavaliers guard Delonte West returned to the team Tuesday after a one-week absence and went through practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. West, who has a Nov. 20 court date in Maryland on weapons charges, did not speak with the media. The team said his absence was excused as he was being allowed the Read More…