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. For the 2nd time in this young NBA season, the Cleveland
It was less than a year ago when Kyrie Irving made his forgettable Cavalier debut. Tonight, we saw what a difference experience and confidence made for Kyrie as the Cavaliers survived a Wizards 4th quarter run to come away with a big opening night win. Dion Waiters had a stellar debut, making Cavs fans forget
I love opening day of any sport. I’ve discussed this point ad nauseam, but there’s nothing like that feeling of the unknown. Staring at a blank canvas, and yeah, you’re limited to the colors in your palette, but the possibilities are endless. The season could be anything. Basketball, of course, is a bit of a
On Wednesday, as word broke of the New Orleans Hornets and Washington Wizards trade, there was a lot of instant analysis being done in the media and in social media outlets as well. One of the main assumptions everyone seemed to jump to was that this trade signaled Washington’s intent to draft Bradley Beal at
It’s time to say goodbye to the men in Wine and Gold. For this season, anyway. Tonight the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Washington Wizards in the final home of the season. What once was a fierce rivalry of sorts is now renewed as a Premier League-esque relegation battle. Although, instead of relegation, these teams are
I’ve spent the past couple days trying to operate under the assumption that if the Cavaliers are going to trade for someone, that player is going to be someone whose name we haven’t heard mentioned in trade rumors. So I’ve been scouring team rosters, looking at salaries, looking at performance, reading up on rifts between
By all accounts, the Cleveland Cavaliers have begun to get serious about trading Zydrunas Ilgauskas. I don’t think there’s a single person in the Cavaliers organization, and precious few individuals in the fan community, who wants to see Ilgauskas play in another uniform. All things being equal, we all would love to see Big Z
Washington Wizards (11-21) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (27-9) Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Wednesday, January 6, 2010 7:00 PM EST FSOH/WTAM Oh boy, where do we even begin with this one? Just two months ago the Wiz came into town boasting a 2-1 record while the Cavs had limped to a 2-2 start, and the confidence of
You have to admit that, for being a Cleveland sports site and being “rivals” of the Washington Wizards, we really haven’t taken too many cheap shots at the Wizards over this whole Gilbert Arenas fiasco. Perhaps because in truth, I’ve quietly been watching from afar, just waiting for this thing to spiral out of control
Washington Wizards (2-1) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2) Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:00 PM EST FSOH/WTAM What a first week it’s been. It’s hard to believe it was just one week ago at this time we were ramping up for the regular season to begin, and our confidence in this team
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-13) vs Washington Wizards (17-58) Verizon Center, Washington, DC Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:00 PM EST TNT/FSNOH/WUAB/WTAM Here we go again. Another game where Washington fans can get all excited and worked up and refer to LeBron as “LeBaby” and blah blah blah. I for one, as always, am so sick of this
The trade deadline is coming this Thursday if you didn’t know. The Cavs’ activity level this week still remains to be seen. They are still claiming to be satisfied with the current roster. At the same time, I don’t really think that Danny Ferry’s phone bill is going to be reasonable this month. I am
Washington Wizards (4-22) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (24-4) Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Thursday, December 25, 2008 8:00 PM EST TNT/WTAM Merry Christmas everybody! You know, as we spend this most festive of days with our families and friends and loved ones, the furthest thing from our mind is sports. But as the day grows late,
Due to none of us being near computers last night at the start of the game, there was no live blog for it. Our sincerest apologies for that. You can check out Rick’s recap of the game here. What follows is my analysis of the game and series as well as my look at what
Cleveland Cavaliers (45-37, 3-2) vs Washington Wizards (43-39, 2-3) Verizon Center, Washington DC Friday, May 2, 2008 7:00 p.m. ET ESPN2/FSN OH/WUAB, WTAM Game 5, chance to clinch the series, at home, up 5 points with 90 seconds left to go and the ball in your possession. If offered up that scenario, you’d take it
I was out of town, so I was unable to live blog the game. But I did watch it, and here’s my recap in numbers and words. You can read Scott’s recap here. In particular, you need to read his spot-on take on DeShawn “Lock Smith” Stevenson. -When is a rivalry not a rivalry? I
Daniel Gibson, LeBron James, and Ben Wallace Sulking The fact that the Cavaliers lost this game is not surprising. They had won 8 straight playoffs games against Washington. The Wizards were motivated and they were getting some much needed home crowd nourishment. What is surprising, however, is the way in which the Cavaliers lost this
No preview today, because not much has changed. The Cavs are playing the same team, and by now we know the matchups and what to look for. Join us tonight as we live blog the game, and feel free to join in on the discussion.
Cavaliers Show They Are A Team That Knows How To Win In The Playoffs…..So Far The talk of this first round battle between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers so far has centered around the physicality of the series. The hard fouls, the technicals, the flagrants, the ejections, the introduction of the term “LeBron” foul.
Game Two, Wizards at Cavaliers tonight. We’ll get the live blog started around 6:45 pm. Game starts around 7:00 pm. In the meantime, feel free to give us your predictions and/or thoughts on the game tonight in the comments section below.