Watch the Cavs play defense and confuse Tristan Thompson

Tristan Doesn't Know

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a renewed bunch all the way around and a big part of it is that they’re playing better defense. The Cavaliers have held their last nine opponents under 100 points. There’s no question that the additions of Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith have brought a defensive energy to the

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Everything you need to know about the NBA All-Star game, Kyrie Irving’s contract, and the future

Dan Gilbert Cleveland Cavaliers Salary Cap

NBA fans voted in LeBron James as an Eastern Conference All-Star starter, but did not vote in Kyrie Irving despite his start last season and his reigning All-Star Game MVP honor. That snub will likely cost Irving – and by definition, save the Cleveland Cavaliers – around $9-10 million over the course of the point

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (21-20) 126 Los Angeles Clippers (26-14) 121 Box Score On Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers ended their six-game losing streak (that felt like a 20-game losing streak) with a 126-121 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. They followed up their victory over the Lakers by playing a game on Friday night against the

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Tristan Thompson turned down a four-year, $52 million contract from Cavs

Tristan Thompson Cleveland Cavaliers

In a put-up-or-shut-up column surrounding Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowksi reports that impending free agent Tristan Thompson turned down a lucrative contract offer this past offseason that would have paid him $13 million per season over the course of four years. So far, the Cavaliers have witnessed LeBron James, the businessman.

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The Timofey Mozgov trade helps the Cavs and that’s a good thing: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

It’s been a wild few weeks to be a Cavaliers fan. Right about the time I arrived home for winter break, things were going well. Four weeks later, there have been two big trades, several injuries and a splattering of gut-wrenching losses. Suddenly, these Cleveland Cavaliers — the ones many thought would win 55, 60

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Happy Birthday, And Boo – Hawks vs Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (18-13) 101 Atlanta Hawks (23-8) 109 Box Score The Cavs and the Hawks each notched a blowout victory in the teams’ first two matchups. In both games, the winning team shot better than 57 percent on threes and scored 127 points. Both were anomalous results, and a closer game was to be expected when the clubs

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Detroit Brick City – Pistons vs Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Detroit Pistons (7-23) 103 Cleveland Cavaliers (18-12) 80 Box Score The Cavs led the Pistons by 11 at the end of the first quarter on Sunday. At some point I blacked out, and when I came to they had lost by 23, one point for every game the Pistons lost before running the Wine and Gold

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No Varejao Presenting Its Challenges: Cavs vs Florida Teams Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

In their first two games without center Anderson Varejao, lost for the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have looked very lost for stretches. They disappointed on Christmas Day as the Heat rode the hot shooting of Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng to the 101-91 win without Chris Bosh. On Friday night, they bounced back to win

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Andrew Wiggins, underappreciated Cleveland stars and Cavs Vines: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Last week, I shared five different top-five lists as a way to ring out 2014. I wrote that post not knowing if I’d do another While We’re Waiting this year since I usually take Thursdays and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are Thursdays this year. But looky here, I’m back! I’m subbing for TD

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The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

David Blatt Cleveland Cavaliers

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 Raptors Behind The Box Score: LeBron’s Three Highlights Comeback Win

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7) 105 Toronto Raptors (16-6) 101 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter. I was planning to write this recap about the Toronto Raptors. For 36 minutes of basketball, that’s what was in my head. I was going to write about how the Raptors are the best team

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

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

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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Splinters from the Bench: Analyzing what ails Cavs second squad

Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer

It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been getting virtually nothing from their bench through the first 15 games. But, just how bad is it? Is it worse than it appears on the surface? Is it a problem that can be fixed in-house or self-correct with time and familiarity? Is a mid-season upgrade necessary?

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Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score: Cavs Bounce Back with Huge Road Win

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

  Cleveland Cavaliers: 114 Chicago Bulls: 108 (Overtime) Box Score After a disappointing opening night where LeBron James and everybody played pretty tight, the Cavaliers had an incredibly formidable task on their hands: going into Chicago against their biggest threat in the Eastern Conference and trying to come out with a win. The Bulls are

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Tristan Thompson, Cavs fail to reach extension agreement

Tristan Thompson Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers and young forward Tristan Thompson failed to agree to terms on a contract extension by Friday’s midnight deadline. Thompson, 24, will become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season. Reports circulated steadily via Fox Sports’ Sam Amico, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Chris Haynes. Via Amico,

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