February 8, 2016

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Cavaliers not sorry, win another physical battle with Celtics

BOSTON — No apologies. No retaliation. Just another Cleveland victory. LeBron James scored 24 points and Kevin Love returned to Boston to score 20 with eight rebounds Tuesday night, helping the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 89-77 in an uneventful rematch of last season’s bruising — but one-sided — first-round playoff series. It was Cleveland’s first Read More…

Cavaliers expect Kyrie Irving back by Sunday … if not sooner

ORLANDO, Fla. — Long after the formal portion of practice had ended Sunday, Kyrie Irving remained on the court shooting. He shot corner 3-pointers and participated in shooting drills with LeBron James. Over and over, Irving ran to half court and back to the 3-point line. Catching, shooting, catching, shooting. He’s getting close now. So Read More…

Magic belongs to the Cavaliers: Second-quarter run sparks Cleveland, which defeats Orlando for the 12th straight time

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Cleveland Cavaliers got one of their key players back Friday night. It turned out they didn’t need much from him. LeBron James had 25 points and eight assists and the Cavaliers rolled past the Orlando Magic 111-76. Timofey Mozgov added 17 points as Cleveland claimed its 12th straight win over the Read More…

Noland: As player and person, Hot Rod Williams can’t be defined just by numbers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward John Williams (18) goes up for a shot against Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics during a 122-104 NBA Eastern Conference semifinal win by Cleveland in 1992 at the Richfield Coliseum.  AP FILE

The first time I spoke with John “Hot Rod” Williams was in the summer of 1986, which was also the year I started covering the Cavaliers for this paper. I was at the office; Williams was in his hometown of Sorrento, Louisiana, where he was raised by Barbara Colar, the woman who adopted him. I Read More…

UPDATED: Former Cavs player Hot Rod Williams dead at 53

BATON ROUGE, La. — John “Hot Rod” Williams, a popular sixth man with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1986 to 1995, has died. He was 53. He died Friday in a Baton Rouge hospital from complications related to prostate cancer, Williams’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, said. He was “obviously a guy who could have started for many Read More…

The Morning Hit–12/11/15

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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. Kyrie and Shump back? Although the Cavs have Read More…

Cavs hoping Irving, Shumpert can play this weekend

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s getting on a plane with the Cavaliers. His next trip could be onto the floor. The All-Star point guard, who hasn’t played since breaking his left kneecap in Game 2 of last season’s NBA Finals, could make his much-anticipated 2015-16 debut in the next few days. Coach David Blatt said Thursday Read More…

LeBron James does a little bit of everything as Cavaliers rally from 18 points down to beat Trail Blazers, end losing skid

CLEVELAND — No lead is ever safe when LeBron James is on the court. The Trail Blazers learned that lesson the hard way Tuesday night. James rung up game highs of 33 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots — along with three assists and two steals — in powering the Cavaliers to a 105-100 Read More…

The Morning Hit–12/8/15

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. Nike for life. It’s official — LeBron Read More…

Coach David Blatt wants Cavaliers to have ‘greater sense of urgency,’ get back to how they were playing earlier in season

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach David Blatt warned everyone this season would be one of peaks and valleys. Losers of three straight, no longer the top seed in the Eastern Conference and just a half-game ahead of the Chicago Bulls in the Central Division at the start of this week, the Cavs (13-7) are in one of Read More…