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It was like watching a Browns game. There were expectations. Kyrie Irving’s return in a matchup of premier point guards, Byron Scott coaching against his former Eastern Conference Champion team, a chance for some revenge on Brook Lopez. Former Cavs head coach Mike Fratello on the sidelines calling the game for the Nets YES network, probably fresh off a visit to his favorite Cleveland pizzeria Crostatas. But unlike the margarita pie at Crostatas, and more like a cold afternoon at Cleveland Browns Stadium, last night there was letdown. Historic letdown.
Sometimes there’s a comfort in reaching a low point. That’s the good news ten games into this losing streak. And if it hasn’t already, when that low point comes hopefully it’s going to come with that comfort. Granted, they could stay at that low low point for a long goddamn time, but at least it’s probably not going to get any worse than this.
Because, on the other hand, what’s happening to this team right now is
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As part of an asinine “recovery plan,” superior Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will not compete in consecutive games for the rest of the 2012-2013 campaign. The 21-year-old Irving, averaging 23.2 points, 5.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds over 50 contests, has been plagued with a bummed knee and sprained left shoulder for the better part of a month. Irving, a 6-foot-3...
Byron Scott was handed a mess three years ago by the Cavaliers. He hasn't been able to clean it up.
With his third season as Cleveland's coach draining to its final days, Scott's future with the club is under question. The Cavs lost their 10th straight game on Wednesday night, an embarrassing 113-95 loss to the New Jersey Nets, who were missing two starters but still...
BOSTON — The vultures are circling Byron Scott.
The third-year coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers was at TD Garden on Friday, preparing to lead his injury-ravaged, last-place team against the Celtics. A day earlier, he had been asked to address his job status, and while he declined to defend his body of work, a quick glance at his win-loss record with the Cavs made it easy to understand...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Byron Scott was handed a mess three years ago by the Cavaliers. He hasn't been able to clean it up., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/scotts-future-with-cavs-in-question-yahoo-sports
CLEVELAND -- With time running out on another lost season and another embarrassing defeat behind them, the Cavaliers have to ask themselves some serious questions.
Namely, how badly do they want to keep this thing together?
How long do they want to play for coach Byron Scott?
How much suffering are they willing to endure themselves?
And how little do they care about the fans...
Despite a solid defensive effort against Kyrie Irving, the Celtics fell to Cleveland.You’ve heard the term “garbage time?” Tonight’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers was 48 solid minutes of garbage time for the Celtics, and it was a solid indicator as to how seriously Boston is taking the rest of the regular season. With a playoff berth clinched and a looming matchup...
Last week in The Diff, I brought you inside the numbers of the Sweet 16. With no more March and no more college basketball for Ohio sports fans, it’s time to move back to the pros. Although the current excitement surrounds the Tribe’s Opening Day win, I’m back for Cavs talk today.
During the Cleveland Cavaliers’ ongoing season-high eight-game losing streak, much of the media...
After resting in the Cavs' last game because of a previous shoulder injury, New Jersey native Kyrie Irving should be at nearly 100 percent this evening in Cleveland vs the Nets
When: 7:00 PM; Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Where: Quicken Loans Arena; Cleveland, OH
TV: WWOR (Channel 9 for most New Yorkers)
The Cavaliers have lost 10 straight games and Byron Scott's future has come into question because of a 62-160 record over three seasons.
Tristan Thompson won't blame coach Byron Scott for the Cleveland Cavaliers' struggles. He's shown his support off the court, and now he might be doing the same on it.
The Cavs will try to avoid a season high-tying sixth straight home loss and hand the Orlando Magic their worst road losing streak in seven years Sunday night.
With Cleveland (23-52) coming off its season...
Tip: 7:30PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Michael Smith, Karl Lane and Mark Lindsay
Spread: BOS -7.0 O/U 203.0
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On road: 13-25
The locker room had the aura of a funeral home. Suited men stood at the entry way, greeting—watching. Silence echoed off of the maple, those impacted by the loss slowly shuffled about with their heads hanging and faces oozing disappointment. Some sat, some leaned; others came and went without saying a word. Laid to rest was the last 48 minutes of basketball, the Cleveland Cavaliers...
The Brooklyn Nets are looking at their next contest as an opportunity to finish an eight-game road stretch in strong fashion.
The Nets are unsure of the statuses of Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace heading into Wednesday night's matchup with a Cleveland Cavaliers team that has lost nine straight but should have Kyrie Irving back in the lineup.
Brooklyn (42-31) returned home after...