Threat Level: Cavs ’ Potential First Round Foes

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were always going to make the playoffs. There was never a doubt about it. A massive influx in talent – particularly via a certain Akron, Ohio native — does wonders for an NBA team’s playoff odds. Even during the gloomiest, most despondent days of the season, when the Cavs hovered around the

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Out-Grinding the Grizz: Cavaliers vs. Memphis Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers 111 Memphis Grizzlies 89 Box Score The Cavs’ Wednesday night matchup with the Grizzlies was their first game against a true title contender since they painted a masterpiece with the Spurs on March 12. The wine and gold fattened up their record over the past week and a half against Eastern Conference foes, winning

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J.R. Smith joined a pair of Cavs fans for chicken wings

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As a reward for winning an in-game contest that involved throwing rubber chickens onto a bull’s eye at center court of the Quicken Loans Arena floor, a Cavalier fan and (presumably) a friend were treated to a dinner of wings with Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard/legendary goofball J.R. Smith. In doing so, they achieved a personal

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C.R.E.A.M. (Cleveland Rules Everything Around Me): While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. I’ll be honest; I ain’t got much to say today. Here I am afforded this virtual soapbox, the first column of WFNY’s day, the first chance to holler out into the great beyond of the internet, and I can’t think of a darn thing. I gaze upon acres of digital canvas only

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Cavs front office ranked No. 16 in NBA by ESPN

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Another day, another NBA list put together by ESPN. And just as we’d expect given the Cavs’ sterling performance over the past several months, they come in at…sixteenth!? Yep, No. 16 it is. The latest ranking evaluates each NBA franchise’s front office, with ownership, team presidents/GMs, and coaches all factoring into the process. For what

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Please just stop with the Kevin Love nonsense: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! To my knowledge, I have never discussed the same lead topic in my WWWs in back to back weeks. I always try to bring up something fresh that’s on my mind that I haven’t discussed before. Last week I started off this spot by talking about Kevin Love. So I can’t talk

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Anderson Varejao talked out of attempted return this season

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With the wine and gold quickly coming down the home stretch of the regular season and maintaining their spot in the top tier of the NBA, fan favorite and injured center Anderson Varejao would obviously love to make a comeback for the (hopefully long) playoff run. With a torn Achilles, Varejao was ruled out for the

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Audio: Kevin Love talks Cavs role and relationships on Mike and Mike

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Kevin Love and the pursuit of happiness with his role on the Cleveland Cavaliers has been a season-long topic of conversation. Whether it was the presence of his opt-out clause, rumors that he will return to Los Angeles1 , or LeBron James subtweeting about fitting in, the constant fascination of the elite power forward’s future

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Cavs showed interest in Steve Nash before he announced his retirement

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Eight-time All-Star and future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash announced his retirement from basketball this weekend, a decision forced by his aging body’s lack of fitness for NBA basketball. In three injury-ravaged seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, Nash only played in 65 games. But before he retired, the Cleveland Cavaliers front office

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Early Sunday afternoon slumber: Cavs vs. Bucks Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

A 3 p.m. Sunday game that is not on national television is a bit of a rarity in the NBA. So, it’s no surprise that the Cleveland Cavaliers came out a little bit flat against a Central Division foe. The Milwaukee Bucks shot 61% in the first half, but the Wine and Gold used a late

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The Drought Is Over! Pacers vs Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Indiana Pacer (30-38) 92 Cleveland Cavaliers (45-26) 95 Box Score It’s over! We’re going back! After nearly five long, painful years wandering the desert in search of watchable basketball, Cavs fans are finally going back to the playoffs. I know you’re weary, Cavs fans, your throats drier than a torts treatise, yearning for just a

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Missing day one of the NCAA tourney, plus Kevin Love narratives – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-20

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I caught up with Andrew to discuss the fact that I missed all of day one of the tourney. We also discussed the Cavs and the Browns and other stuff like the following… Not getting to see the tourney and the torture Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins and Suh Placing Ryan Tannehill in the ranks

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Dave talks to comedian Chris Clem about all things Cavs – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-19

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Dave talked with Chris Clem (@chris_clem), a Chicago-based comedian born and raised in Stow. In addition to being a touring comedian, Chris, as a huge cavs fan has recently started the Chris Clem Cavs Cast (C4Podcast for short) which can be found at Chris Clem’s Podcast site. They had a great time discussing. The Cavs

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Cutting Down the Nets: Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Brooklyn Nets 92 Cleveland Cavaliers 117 Box Score Well that’s better, eh? Two nights after being blown out by the Heat in Miami, the Cavs throttled the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron and the gang took a little while to get going, as Brooklyn jumped on them early, but the final three quarters

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Cavs’ Moondog trolls Robin Lopez with gift to his brother

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For the last two years, Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez has made a living off teasing mascots. Whenever the Blazers hit the road, mascots are in danger. He’s had a noted history with Cleveland Cavaliers mascot Moondog. That history — and the Cavs’ home date with the Brooklyn Nets tonight — led to the

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Alonzo Mourning questions LeBron leaving Miami

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Last Thursday, WFNY’s Craig Lyndall covered Pat Riley’s shock regarding LeBron leaving the Miami Heat, as Riley somehow thought it prudent to compare it to if Magic Johnson would have left the Los Angeles Lakers. This week, former Miami Heat great Alonzo Mourning decided to take time out of his busy schedule in Austin, Texas for South by

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Dethroned: LeBron knocked from the top spot in Bill Simmons’ trade value column

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It was bound to happen. LeBron James would start to make too much money, have too much uncertainty surrounding his future, and—gulp—was bound to age beyond a point where his trade value would start to take a hit. Be that as it may, after eight years of having a firm, kung-fu grip on the top

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Kyrie Irving makes Zach Lowe’s Marc Gasol All-Stars

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It’s a far cry from Dion Waiters being named preseason co-captain of the Triangle All-Stars―read that again and tell me it wasn’t prescient―but another Cavalier is getting some recognition on a Grantland All-Star team. Kyrie Irving is the latest to receive such an honor, as he was named to WFNY favorite Zach Lowe’s Marc Gasol All-Stars, the

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Kevin Love plays HORSE against NFL receiver Eric Decker

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He didn’t play in the Cavs Sunday win in Orlando or their Monday loss in Miami, but there has been some new footage of Kevin Love playing hoops recently. In a video promoted by David Bitton’s Buffalo Jeans―I’d never heard of the gentleman or his brand before, so don’t worry if you’re not familiar either; it just means that

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Points on the Break

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No one would argue that the Cleveland Cavaliers are a lousy team at this point in the season—they’re a very good professional basketball team, especially in the 30 games A.B. (After Bowling). Their unassailable top-tier status is in spite of some obvious flaws and glaring question marks. They’re still in the bottom-third of the league in

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