Cavs 105, Grizzlies 89: Nine Straight Wins for the Wine and Gold

It’s actually harder to write a recap after a game like this. They Cavs played so well, and the Grizzlies looked so out of it that there is hardly anything to discuss. It would be nit-picking to try and find negatives . Let’s look at a few numbers- 6- As in six wins in a row

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Cavs 109, T-Wolves 95: Just Like Old Times

Remember all those blowouts last year? Well, things were just like old times at the Q last night. And that suites LeBron James just fine. “A win is a win,” said James.  “We’re okay with having ones where our starters don’t have to play a lot, and we’re okay where we have to finish the

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Cavs 92, Heat 91: MVP, MVP, MVP

Since this is what you want to see, let’s just lead with the dunk… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oThsdhzlx4] Here’s the caveat for last night’s game against the Heat. We were  playing a Miami team that had won 5 of their last 7 games. We were playing a team with outstanding guard play down our top 2 PGs. After

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Shaq Likes Numbering Centers These Days

If you head over to Cleveland.com you will find an interview with Shaq in which he lists his top five favorite centers. The list is excluding Shaq himself, and starts with Hakeem Olajawon. Following Hakeem is Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell and Moses Malone. Shaq describes his favorite part about each of these centers, and

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Shaquille O’Neal: A Legend With No Home

By now, most of you are probably aware that in Tuesday night’s game against the Raptors Shaquille O’Neal became just the 5th player in NBA history to score 28,000 points in his career. This is no small accomplishment. Just look at the company he now keeps: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain. By

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Cavs 108 Raptors 100: James + Mo + Shaq= Win

Only three Cavaliers finished with double digit scoring, but those three were pretty impressive. LeBron James led the way (of course) with 28 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Not a bad stat line, especially since his jump shot wasn’t really working in this one. Shaq joined a very exclusive club early on registering his 28,000th

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Cavaliers/Warriors Open Thread

The Cavs go from one of the slowest teams to one of the quickest in terms of game pace as they take on the Warriors tonight on the road. The Cavaliers are smack in the middle of this five game road trip, and although Golden State is just a game above .500, they are a

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Cavs 106, Blazers 94: Where LeBron vs Roy Happened

If you didn’t stay up to watch this one, you missed a pretty entertaining game. The game was much more in doubt than the final score indicates. LeBron finished the game with 41 points to best Brandon Roy’s 34. Those that went to bed at halftime might be wondering how LeBron scored only 10 points

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A Few Trade Proposals For Danny Ferry

Everyone’s an expert these days. if you have access to a computer and the internet, the ESPN Trade machine awaits. Throw in a little research at 82games.com and HoopsHype, and viola! You are Bill Simmons without the fat contract and book deal. The problem with this of course is that we usually end up with

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Cavs 121, Wizards 98: Never Close

After laying down against Charlotte the Cavaliers came out aggressive and put the Wizards away. Washington was without it’s big gun of course (did I really just go there?) as Arenas sat out the first of his many games due to suspension. Without Gilbert the Wizards looked a bit lost. They played a lot of

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While We’re Waiting…Pavlik Returns, Shaq wins NBA _____ of the Month, Chiefs-Browns Worst Matchup Ever?

  Looking at Kelly Pavlik as he returns to the ring tonight in Youngstown after a long layoff: “In a weird twist of reality Pavlik went to Las Vegas to train for this fight, because it provided a much calmer and private atmosphere to train as opposed to Youngstown. Weird, huh? But by all accounts

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12 Days of a Cleveland Christmas: Day 10

Congratulations to GMoney who was randomly selected as the winner of yesterday’s prize pack! (Remember, if the email address you provided  in order to comment isn’t real, then you have disqualified yourself. GMoney was the second one selected actually.) Patrick Willis would be his Christmas gift to the Browns, which was a popular answer. I

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Cavs 99, Nets 89: Nothing to See Here

This one isn’t difficult to recap. The Cavaliers won because they are a lot more talented than New Jersey. Filling in the details seems almost irrelevant. The Cavs showed some energy early, but ended up in foul trouble and let the Nets stay in the game because of free throws. The Cavs made Brook Lopez

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Cavs Do Their Best Toddler Routine Losing to Rockets

If the Cavaliers could have taken their ball and gone home last night, they might have just done it. A night after losing to Memphis in overtime, the Cavaliers seemed tired, irritable and ill-tempered. The technicals mounted as the Cavs began to lose any semblance of cool. The Cavs weren’t getting a lot of calls,

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Cavaliers vs Rockets: Open Thread

Less than 24 hours ago the Cavs walked off the court in Memphis with a nasty taste in their mouths. Today they find themselves in Houston for an always tough match-up with the Rockets. The first quarter could be very important tonight. We know that the Cavs have been getting off to solid starts this

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Cavs 109, Grizzlies 111 (OT): LeBron Comes Up Short

“Every eight games or so the Cavaliers have one of these games.” Austin Carr What kind of game are we talking about Austin? You are absolutely right by the way. I don’t know if you could put a number on it, but every couple of weeks the Cavaliers have an absolutely ugly game like this

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Averaging Out? Hickson Cools Off After Hot Streak As Starter

J.J. Hickson has now started 11 games for the Cavaliers this season. The first eight of those starts were fairly impressive, as Hickson provided a spark to the starting line-up and allowed Varejao to come off the bench in a familiar role. Hickson averaged 13.6 points (on almost 67% shooting) and 4.5 rebounds in those

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Cavs 105, Pacers 95: Cavaliers Follow Script In Win

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Cavs offense was sharp early on, scoring 30+ in the first quarter. The defense was just as poor, allowing their opponent to stay in the game despite shooting better than 50% for the first half. A poor third quarter ensued as the movement on offense stopped and

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Cavaliers Defense Starting To Get Offensive

of⋅fen⋅sive /əˈfɛn sɪv /   [uh-fen-siv] –adjective 1. causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering, or annoying: offensive television commercials. 2. unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense: an offensive odor. 3. repugnant to the moral sense, good taste, or the like; insulting: an offensive remark; an offensive joke. While the 2009-10 Cleveland Cavaliers have begun to show some

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Cavs 111, Heat 104: LeBron, Mo and JJ?

For the second night in a row Mo Williams was hitting his shots and scoring in bunches. For the second night in a row LeBron James led the team in scoring and assists paving the way for a win. And for the second night in a row the player with the best +/- was JJ

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