Cavs vs Hawks Behind the Box Score: Payback

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Atlanta Hawks (18-7) 127 Cleveland Cavaliers (14-10) 98 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter At the end of the first quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers were leading the Atlanta Hawks by a 34-26 margin. In what was hoped to be a good matchup between two of the Eastern Conference’s

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The Cavs Change Coaches…Again — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 8

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

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The pick and roll is one of the most important elements of modern NBA offenses. Depending on who you talk to, the NBA has or has not been “a pick and roll league” over various stretches. But, like something as simple and commonplace as the play-action in football, it’s an elemental part of offense that

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Cavs vs Hornets Behind the Box Score: Back in Business

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Charlotte Hornets (6-18) 88 Cleveland Cavaliers (14-9) 97 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter Last season the Charlotte Bobcats were one of the NBA’s pleasant surprises. In the preseason last year there were a lot of hope that the Cavaliers would be the team to make the leap

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Behind the Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers (13-8) 94 Oklahoma City Thunder (9-13) 103 Box Score Well, I’m an emotional wreck. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ narrow defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder was undoubtedly the most gut-wrenching emotional roller coaster of a Cavs game since at least 2010. As soon I post this, I’m going to go back

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Cavs vs Nets Behind the Box Score: The Streak is Real

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Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7) 110 Brooklyn Nets (8-11) 88 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter So far this season, the script for the Cleveland Cavaliers has been to jump out to a good start in the first quarter. Then, as the bench came in late in the first and

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WFNY’s 12 Days of Christmas, 2014 Edition: Day One

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and for many, the holidays are a time of rituals and traditions. Here at Waiting For Next Year, we believe in tradition as well, and one of our personal favorites is the annual WFNY 12 Days of Christmas contest series! This is now the seventh year in a row

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Credit David Blatt for Kyrie Irving’s last-second basket

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Kyrie Irving dazzled the national audience Thursday night with his 37 points and his scooped left-handed kiss off the glass to push the Cavs’ lead to three with just seconds ago. Irving’s performance was a coming out party, an exclamation point on what has been an elite start to the season, doing so in one of

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Cleveland Cavaliers Win First Game of Crucial Stretch

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Teams often have a span or two that come to mark decisive tide-turning points in the season. Fans can look back at those moments and recall, “Ahh, that’s when it all came together,” or, “Aww, that’s when it all went to hell.” These stretches of games usually become a virtually indistinguishable series of occurrences where

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Cavs vs Knicks Behind the Box Score: Even ugly wins count as wins

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Cleveland Cavaliers (10-7) 90 New York Knicks (4-16) 87 [Box Score] The New York Knicks are a mess. Just a really bad basketball team right now. They are the second worst team in the NBA this season. This could be the worst team in Knicks history if they don’t figure out what they’re doing. And

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Giving thanks to you, While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! I can already smell the turkey, and the dressing, and the potatoes and gravy, and the ham, and the pie. I love Thanksgiving! It’s truly the best. You get together with family, friends, and loved ones and together you prepare a massive feast and you share in some good food, good conversation,

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Cavaliers vs Magic Behind the Box Score: Baby Steps

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Orlando Magic 74 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 [Box Score] I know what a lot of people are thinking. What’s the big deal? The Cavaliers are a much better team than the Orlando Magic. They’re supposed to win a game like this. But man, the Cavaliers needed this one. We heard all offense about how effective this

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Cavs vs Nuggets Behind the Box Score: One Step Back

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Denver Nuggets (3-7) 106 Cleveland Cavaliers (5-4) 97 [Box Score] What a dull game. The Cavaliers felt like they were sleepwalking through most of this game. The offense was stagnant and lethargic, and when they got good looks, they were missing the shots. The defense is still atrocious, as the Cavaliers let Denver keep them

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Enjoy Kevin Love while he lasts, right? While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! As I was driving in to work this morning, I was surprised by how light the traffic was. I don’t normally have too much traffic to deal with, as I leave before the worst of it. But even relative to my normal traffic, it was really light this morning. It wasn’t until

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Cavs vs Pelicans Behind the Box Score: A little adversity, a lot of joy

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New Orleans Pelicans 111 Cleveland Cavaliers 118 [Box Score] On Saturday, the New Orleans Pelicans went to San Antonio and knocked off the defending NBA Champions to move to 3-2 on the season. I only mention this because people might not realize that the Pelicans are not the same team of recent years. Time will

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Cavs vs Knicks Behind the Box Score: Not the start we were hoping for

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New York Knicks: 95 Cleveland Cavaliers: 90 [Box Score] Post-Game Writing Music: Mark Lanegan Band – “Phantom Radio” The emotion was palpable. That’s not even the right word for it. As the cameras moved in on LeBron’s face before the game, you could read every last emotion he was feeling. The heightened empathy could move

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Four months after “The Letter”, LeBron’s return becomes reality

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It’s around 9 a.m. on July 11, 2014 and I’m in Seattle, WA. I’m passed out, face down, drool hardening on my chin as I lay on a couch that belongs to the cousin of my college roommate, Jack. My eyes peel open as Jack’s phone buzzes across the room on the floor next to the air mattress on

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Cheers to a new beginning of Cavs basketball, While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! That was some sports weekend we had, eh? Well, I always forget that not all of you are Ohio State fans. So perhaps your sports weekend was dramatically different than mine. My Cleveland sports fan existence has taught me that a win is a win and that I should never dismiss any

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Allie Clifton responds to Tristan Thompson kiss “controversy”

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The debate over the Tristan Thompson controversy has been a hot topic among various media outlets. In case you missed it, Thompson took part in an uncomfortable interview with FSO reporter Allie Clifton. In the interview, Thompson called Clifton “Tina” and then subsequently kissed her on the cheek. This exchange caused a stir in the media, especially

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