Cavs have pinpointed the problem, but can they fix it?

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Is the recipe for victory, once reduced to its most integral grail ingredients, merely toughness and discipline? Several members of the Cleveland Cavaliers appear to feel so as they welcome the Washington Wizards into Quicken Loans Arena just five days after being soundly beaten in Washington, 91-78. “If you look at our season so far,

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The Cavs are mediocre, but let’s still have fun: While We’re Waiting…

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Today should be a good day at WFNY, folks. We’ve got some of the new kids and infrequent writers in charge with Craig on vacation and Scott on a work trip. Hope you can put up with us for the day. Assorted Cavs-Spurs thoughts: The Cavs, a currently mediocre team, lost by two points to

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Spurs’ Rules: Cavs vs. Spurs Behind the Box Score

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San Antonio Spurs (7-4) 92 Cleveland Cavaliers (5-5) 90 Box Score On the eve of tonight’s showdown with the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers star and prodigal son LeBron James spent some time gushing over the team that, other than maybe the Boston Celtics, has been the biggest foil of his career. The Spurs, the

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Excellent Cavs-based colorways of the LeBron 12 thanks to NIKEiD

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LeBron James has worn his fair share of Nike LeBron 12s that have gone well with the team’s wine, gold and blue color scheme. But when it comes to those that are slated to release between now and the end of 2014, the closest Cavs fans had to something Cleveland related was the HRT of

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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love playing tons of minutes

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In the latest NBA Power Rankings on ESPN, the Cavs are up to number six from number 14, which is good. But, they do point out something that is a bit troubling even as the Cavaliers are on a four-game winning streak and as LeBron James picked up Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors:

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LeBron James wins first (of many) awards for 2014-15 season

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The NBA announced on Monday afternoon that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, November 10, through Sunday, November 16. According to their press release, this marks the 46th time James has earned Player of the Week accolades in his career, the most times a

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WFNY On Location: Beantown, a Comeback, and the Teachings of LeBron James

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How fitting, it seems, that in same building that once served him enough demons that Constantine could be called to exorcise them, LeBron James gave us his first virtuoso performance of this young NBA season. In Boston for work, I bought a ticket to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Celtics at TD Garden on

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Did images of Johnny flash through Brian Hoyer’s head? While We’re Waiting…

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Happy snowy, cold, downtrodden, no-longer-in-first-place Monday, you guys. We’ll have plenty of Browns and Cavaliers coverage over the coming hours, but While We’re Waiting… Being inside the confines of Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday afternoon, I wasn’t privy to what CBS had opted to discuss or show during breaks in play, but from all accounts,

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Cleveland Fried Hawk: Cavs vs. Hawks Behind the Box Score

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Wow. I certainly didn’t expect to see the Cavaliers bring this type of effort against the Hawks at home on the second night of a back-to-back where they looked atrocious on defense. The Cavaliers put up one of the most impressive offensive displays these two eyes have ever seen. The Cavaliers end-to-end fricasseed the Hawks

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LeBron, Kyrie, and Joe Harris steal one: Cavs vs. Celtics Behind the Box Score

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In the early going of this season, I expected the Cavs to play down to some of their lesser opponents. I figure that if you’re going to keep the heavy underdog in it until the final two minutes, that team is going to find a way to pull out the win a decent chunk of

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Is Joe Harris joining the Cavs’ starting five?

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Joe Harris’ defense, effort and ability to knock down open shots has opened the eyes of a lot of Cavs fans, but also the Cleveland Cavaliers’ coaching staff. In back-to-back games, with the Cavs needing a huge fourth-quarter effort, head coach David Blatt has gone with Harris, the team’s second-round draft pick out of Virginia. Not

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NBPA firing warning shots in advance of 2017 labor discussions

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A few weeks back, we linked to a profile of Michele Roberts, the NBA players’ union executive director, which painted her as a no-bullshit firecracker who was ready to put the union on her back and lead them to greener pastures than they could ever imagine—the kind with commas and zeros and all kinds of

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All the Small Things: Kevin Love Keeping Defenders on His Hip

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We know a fair bit about how Kevin Love plays basketball. We know that he is a masterful rebounder and outlet passer. We know that he can shoot threes, and that he prefers them from the left wing. We know that he is patient in the post. “All the Small Things” aims to identify and

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Cavaliers offense was awesome against the Pelicans: WFNY Stats & Info

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WFNY’s Andrew Schnitkey already wrote the Behind the Box Score for Monday’s 118-111 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. But I thought I’d chime in this morning with a few additional stats notes on just how impressive the Cleveland Cavaliers offense was last night. The Cavs had a 128.0 offensive rating, per NBA.com/stats For context,

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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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Anthony Davis and New Orleans Pelicans present inside problems for Cavs

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After a week on the road, the Cleveland Cavaliers return home tonight to face one of the most-discussed sleeper teams in the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans. With Saturday’s road upset of the Spurs, Anthony Davis’ squad proved they’ll be a disruptive force this season. While being back home is nice, the style difference will

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Glasses Half Full: The Cavs Offense

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The 2014-2015 Cleveland Cavaliers, deemed by many the favorites for the NBA Championship, and deemed by many more to be title contenders, had a less than ideal 1-1 start. Then last week, the Trail Blazers humbled the Cavs in Portland 82-101 and the Utah Jazz escaped at the buzzer on a miraculous Gordon Hayward fadeaway

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