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Anderson Varejao is an All-Star.
While sharing a court with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol on Monday night, he was also the best big man on the floor.
The Cavaliers fumbling away a fourth quarter lead doesn't dismiss that simple fact. In some ways, I suppose, it even highlights what Varejao is doing on a nightly basis this season even more.
Without Kyrie Irving, especially, this Cavaliers lineup would not be favored against any team in the NBA. Ever. Despite that, Anderson steps onto the court every single night thinking that his team is going to win.
Then he goes out and plays like it's the Eastern Conference Finals.
If you're not watching the game you wouldn't understand. The 14 points and 14 rebounds he was averaging entering the week only tell half the story.
Randolph and Gasol were collecting 20 rebounds per game between them heading into Monday's contest with the Cavaliers. By the time Varejao was done battling that All-Star duo, ...
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The elections may be long in the rear view, but the lobbying in Cleveland may be reaching new levels. As the Cavaliers dropped yet another nail-biter to one of the NBA’s elite teams, it was Anderson Varejao who continued to keep his bruised and battered team on the positive side of the ledger, pulling down 22 more rebounds, obtaining possession of balls which he had no business...
Daniel Gibson was not 0n the Cavaliers bench or behind it in street clothes. This was odd considering he was not on any injury report given by the Cavaliers pregame, and was expected to play. Following the first quarter, the Cavs announced he was a “late scratch” with his elbow injury.
Following the game, the Cavaliers announced that Daniel Gibson and rookie Dion Waiters will...
This one stings a bit.
The Memphis Grizzlies, without starting PG Mike Conley, came out torching the Cavaliers’ defense on their first few possessions. It looked like it could be a predictably rough game. But then Anderson Varejao went to work. Andy started rebounding like a man possessed and ignited the Cavaliers to take the first quarter lead.
In fact, the Cavaliers would win...
CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers are entering dangerous territory, the kind that can cause a team to lose a grip on the buying public way too soon in a season.
That's not a criticism. It's a harsh reality.
The latest example came Tuesday, a 91-78 embarrassment against a Phoenix team that isn't very good.
Did we mention the game was at home?
Did we mention the Cavs blew...
The Cavaliers were playing the 2nd night of a back to back and their 4th game in 5 days. And they played like it, too.
Not a whole lot to say about this one. The Cavaliers, without guards Kyrie Irving and Daniel Gibson, were simply flat from start to finish. Lost in all the gloom and monotony of this game was another great double-double effort from Anderson Varejao who finished with...
The Cleveland Cavaliers had an interesting Thanksgiving weekend. Last Wednesday they got things started with a big win at home against Philadelphia to end their losing streak. Jeremy Pargo had an absolutely insane breakout game in filling in for Kyrie Irving.
Unfortunately, the Cavaliers had to follow that up with another road trip. This one a 3 game trip, and they have already lost...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a paltry 3-12 and Tuesday night’s loss to the Suns didn’t make matters any better. The only bright spot has been the Cavs center, who is having a fairly incredible season which is not going unnoticed by his coach. Byron opened his Tuesday presser with a simple and very true statement:
“Andy Varejao was fantastic. Everybody else sucked tonight...
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters dribbled through the legs of Phoenix Suns guard Luis Scola on his way to scoring a basket during Tuesday night's NBA game at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The move by Waiters gave the Cavs a 59-57 lead with 3:28 left in the third quarter. Waiters finished the game with 16 points and led the Cavs with 7 assists.
Anderson Varejao is shooting 51 percent from the field and has extended his range.
HE GOT SERVED
Clearly, the move of Tuesday night came from Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters who was able to score on this impressive between-the-legs play.Waiters was being guarded by Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola when he pulled out the old schoolyard trick in the third quarter of play:
I love Mike (Brown) to death and don’t know what the situation would’ve presented itself had he stayed but for me I’m one of those guys where first of all just give me the opportunity to be on the court for an extended period of time and eventually I will find a way to contribute but it was difficult for me to come in the game and my only three or four shots were threes and...
December 5th Cavaliers Game on FOX SportsOhioFOXSports Ohio will be televising the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers andChicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 5th at 8pm.The game wasoriginally scheduled to air on ESPN.Coveragewill begin at 7:30pm with Cavaliers Live pregame show.
CLEVELAND -- The Phoenix Suns, in the midst of their longest road trip of the season, stumbled Sunday in Philadelphia, but they rebounded in a big way Tuesday. The Suns rolled to a 91-78 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers before 13,687 at Quicken Loans Arena. "It was a grind-it-out kind of game," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "These guys (the Cavaliers) have...