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Most people are not expecting much from the Cleveland Cavaliers at this point. They are a young, inexperienced team and they are playing without their All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. Most teams see the Cavs on the upcoming schedule and think it is going to be an easy win.
But that has not been the case lately.
Cleveland is not just rolling over and riding out another lottery season. They are playing tough and pushing their opponents for all 48 minutes.
If you look at the last eight games for the Cavs, they either won or were within striking distance in the second half. Most games were tight all the way until the fourth quarter.
Playing on the road against the team with the best record in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs, the Cavs were actually leading 101-100 with six minutes left before eventually losing the game 119-113.
Some people say there is no such thing as a “good loss” but Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson is trying to look on the bright side.
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Cleveland Cavaliers rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters will miss at least the next week with an injury to his left knee.
Waiters was examined earlier on Tuesday and was determined — via MRI – to have small, loose cartilage fragement. He will undergo a period of tests and treatment while being subject to additional observations and examination. Following one week’s time, he...
The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to lose their top players, not that they had too many to begin with. First Anderson Varejao, who had been playing extremely well, went down for the season with a knee surgery and then Kyrie Irving is supposed to miss another three to four weeks as he recovers from a left shoulder injury. Now, guard Dion Waiters will miss approximately a week with...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters will miss the rest of Cleveland's game against Indiana with a sore left knee.
Waiters scored four points in the first quarter, but didn't play in the second. The Cavaliers announced in the third quarter that he would be held out the rest of the game as a precaution and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Waiters, the No. 4 pick...
Already without Kyrie Irving, the Cavs will now lose Dion Waiters for at least one week with loose cartilage in his knee. The team has not ruled out arthroscopic surgery, but after the week, he will be re-evaluated.
According to The Plain Dealer:
Dion Waiters will miss at least a week after an MRI on Tuesday revealed loose cartilage in his sore left knee, the Cavaliers announced...
Already missing an All-Star and their best big man, the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost another key player to injury.
Rookie guard Dion Waiters will miss at least one week with a sore left knee and may need surgery, another blow to the young Cavs who are already without Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao and will have to face the history-chasing Miami Heat on Wednesday night. The Heat...
C.J. Miles hopes the Cavaliers pick up the team option on his deal for next season.
His teammates called him "Elvis" because of his fame. They laughed when he donned a wig and sunglasses so he could walk around a mall without being noticed.
Yes, LeBron James was big news when he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers 10 years ago, But could anybody have envisioned back then the prodigy from Akron, Ohio, would end up being this legendary of a player?
As a skinny...
Whenever LeBron James comes to Cleveland, the discussion begins.
Will James return to the Cavaliers? Will he remain with the Heat? Will he wind up in some other unsuspected destination?
Theyre all legit questions.
We have nothing close to the answers to any.
All we know for sure is the Heat have won 23 straight games, or just 10 shy of the all-time NBA record, entering Wednesdays...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Gerald Green scored 20 points and Tyler Hansbrough, starting in place of the injured David West, had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 111-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
West missed the game with a sprained lower back sustained Saturday against Philadelphia, but the Pacers dominated without their second-leading...
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It is too early to say that Cavalier’s owner Dan Gilbert struck gold the summer of 2011? Landing top pick Kyrie Irving seems an assured victory in Cleveland but it’s just now that Gilbert’s draft haul is beginning to truly take shape as a resounding success despite a climb in the standings.
A large part of Cleveland’s bright future hinges on Tristian...
I mentioned Dion Waiters twice this week in my Bleacher Report articles.
On Monday, I considered him for the All-Second Half team before dismissing Waiters and others who aren't playing meaningful games at the moment.
I also ranked Waiters 10th on Tuesday among all NBA players with college eligibility remaining. The only other members of the 2012 Draft Class I had slotted...
The Indiana Pacers' normally stout defense has been subpar in the last two games.
They would seemingly have better luck against a Cleveland team playing without Kyrie Irving, but the Cavaliers are coming off one of their highest-scoring games of the season.
Trying to avoid a third straight loss, the Central Division-leading Pacers look to continue their recent dominance over...