As we get ready to kick off the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pursuit of the Larry O’Brien trophy on Sunday afternoon at The Q, I wanted to cover one last theme before the Cavs and Celtics tip-off. At times, the Cavaliers get a little excessive when it comes to switching on high ball screens involving a guard
Cleveland Cavaliers 78 Boston Celtics 117 Box Score You’re forgiven if you elected not to watch this game after hearing that LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and J.R. Smith were all sitting out. It’s understandable if you chose to watch the Indians or the Masters instead. If you decided to spend the day outside,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Boom Boom, Pau.
Tristan will get paid, it’ll just be a bit before it happens.
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
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,
Barring a huge trade, it appears that Anderson Varejao will be a Cleveland Cavalier for his entire NBA career.