Cavs vs. Nuggets Behind The Box Score: Road trip ends on a high note

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There’s no denying that this was a monster victory, likely the best of the season. To complete a five-game Western Conference road trip, the Cleveland Cavaliers just beat the West’s hottest team. A 42-point second quarter led the way for a 117-109 victory over in Denver against a Nuggets squad that was 6-1 in their

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Comparing national and local perspective of the Cavs and Browns – Cleveland Scene’s Sam Allard and Andrew Zelman – WFNY Podcast – 2013-01-13

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Today I wanted to talk about the national and local perspective of the Cavs and the Browns. It feels so paranoid, angry and negative locally, but that also can sometimes feel accurate. In various cases, that perspective is backed up nationally. So what’s the right perspective? I talked to Cleveland Scene’s new owner Andrew Zelman

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Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings host suddenly streaking Cavaliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are suddenly an exciting team to watch. Just like that, after a trade for a two-time All-Star and a double-digit road win – just the third in four seasons – and the season has turned around again. Tonight, they continue their five-game Western Conference road trip in Sacramento. The Kings are 12-22,

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Cavs vs. Jazz Behind The Boxscore: Offense! Honest-to-goodness offense!

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Luol Deng made his Cavalier debut tonight in Utah, and it couldn’t have went much better for the Wine and Gold. Deng showed some nice things in a 4-for-8 shooting effort for 10 points in 21 minutes, but it was the Cavaliers’ 39-point third quarter explosion that allowed them to jump out to an insurmountable

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WFNY Stats & Info: Cavs frontcourt’s potential without Bynum

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It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers were not a good basketball team with since-departed Andrew Bynum on the court. Heck, they obviously haven’t been good overall with their 12-23 record, but it was particular awful with the current free agent. In Bynum’s 480 minutes, the Cavs had a -11.3 net efficiency rating per 100

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Cavs vs. Bucks Behind The Boxscore: Kyrie beats the flu and Milwaukee too

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U-G-L-Y. This game certainly had no alibi for the first three and a half quarters. The Bucks, missing nearly half of their roster including three starters, played the Cavaliers hard as both teams struggled to play aesthetically pleasing basketball. What we did see, however, was a thrilling finish that saw huge shots from several different

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Cavalier Film Room: Conceding The Defensive Glass

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Last week in the film room, we dove into some of Mike Brown’s defensive principles. This week, it’s pretty obvious where I’m going given Tuesday night’s outcome in the heartbreaking loss at the hands of Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. As always, if you have an idea for a film room topic, I’m

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Cavalier Film Room: Defense: Clipper Tested, Mike Brown approved

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Last week in the film room, we looked at Andrew Bynum’s recent big contributions. As always, if you have suggestions for a topic, feel free to contact me at kirk@waitingfornextyear.com.   This week, we’re going to finally dive into Mike Brown’s defensive system and how well the Cavaliers are adopting it through the first quarter

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While We’re Waiting… Whither Trevor Bauer, 2014 starter?

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Remember this guy? “The majority of Indians fans and

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The Diff: Cavs big men trio among NBA’s best of late

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about “ace” Justin Masterson’s future with the Cleveland Indians. This week, it’s back to basketball to talk Cavaliers big men. The Cleveland Cavaliers have suddenly won four of

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Paul Walker, Cleveland Cavaliers, Twitter etiquette and more with Brian Spaeth – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-10

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Talking to Brian Spaeth is almost always a good time. I thought maybe this one would be depressing because he’s such a big Paul Walker fan. Still, this felt more like a celebration of Walker than a funeral. We talked about Cavs basketball and other stuff too. Brian Spaeth’s love for Paul Walker Brian’s love

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Cavaliers reach the quarter season mark with more questions than answers

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As the Cavaliers get set to take on the New York Knicks Tuesday night at The Q, Cleveland currently sits with a 7-13 record at the 20-game point of the season. For all intents and purposes, the 20-game mark represents the first quarter of the season. It’s an important milestone because it’s typically the point

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Cavs vs. Clippers Behind the Box Score: Rebounding and defense continue to be Cavs’ winning formula

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They say box scores don’t tell the whole story. Behind The Box Score is a new series where from time to time we will attempt to look behind the box score and tell more of the complete story of what happened in the game. 23.7 – Points below the Clippers’ season average the Cavaliers defense held

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While We’re Waiting… NFL Draft QBs, Rebounding, and B1G Title Prep

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Leading off, Urban Meyer has changed his mind and

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Is the Cavaliers’ Win Streak a Mirage or the Start of Something Different?

“Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years.” – LL Cool J On Wednesday night, as the Cleveland Cavaliers were working on putting away the Denver Nuggets for the first win streak of the season, Cavs fans on Twitter began to rejoice. With good reason, too. After the miserable month of November for

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Nuggets vs. Cavs Behind The Boxscore: Rebounding and D lead Cavs to two straight wins

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They say box scores don’t tell the whole story. Behind The Box Score is a new series where from time to time we will attempt to look behind the box score and tell more of the complete story of what happened in the game. Are things starting to turn around? The Cavaliers won back to

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Cavs 97, Bulls 93: The Andrew Bynum Game

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This is the best-case scenario. This is the All-Star. Cavs center Andrew Bynum dominated for the first time in Cleveland, showcasing his talents with a 20-10-5 performance and leading the charge for a 97-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Bynum played a season-high 30 minutes and also contributed three assists to go along with his

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The Boots: Focusing on disturbing Cavs trends

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In my usual form, I’m back with another edition of The Boots. For those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending sports topics. Today, I’m all about Cavs pessimism. The Cleveland Cavaliers are now 4-12. After last night’s shellacking in Boston to the tune of 103-86,

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Cavs 100, Pelicans 104: Late collapse dooms Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers again

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For just over 43 minutes, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a new team. They were hustling, passing and doing all the “little things” that make a basketball team actually competitive. For the final 4:43, everything stopped. Defense was non-existent. The ball hardly moved away from Kyrie Irving’s hands – for better and for (mostly) worse.

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