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Cavaliers starting guard Anthony Parker will miss his first game this season with a sore lower back.
Parker injured his back during Monday's loss in Charlotte, the Cavs' final stop on a seven-game road trip. He will not dress for Tuesday night's game against Golden State. The 36-year-old Parker, who re-signed as a free agent with the team in training camp, had started Cleveland's first 12 games this season.
He will be replaced by Daniel Gibson as Cavs coach Byron Scott will use a different starting lineup for the first time in 13 games.
Scott said the team plans to ''take it slow'' with Parker's injury.
Parker's averaging 6.4 points in 23.8 minutes.
BEST OF MAXIM
Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers have only played twelve games this season, but he has cemented himself as the favorite to win Rookie of the Year.
He has helped turn around a Cavs team that only won 19 games a season ago, and he has done so in spectacular fashion.
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Irving had a rough start to the season in the opener at home. He only had...
A lot has been said about Cavaliers’ rookie point guard Kyrie Irving over the last couple of weeks, but nearly none of it has been rooted in statistics. Thankfully, we have Elias Sports Bureau for that.
Kyrie Irving made nine of 16 field-goal attempts on Monday while scoring 25 points; it’s the fifth consecutive game that Irving has scored 20 or more points and...
Big Z, Rookie Challenge MVP
On Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they are welcoming the man who has played the most games in a Cavalier uniform, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, back to Cleveland.
That’s right, the Cavaliers have hired Ilgauskas to rejoin the family as a special assistant to GM Christ Grant. From the press release on the Cavaliers’ website:
The Cleveland Cavaliers...
Kyrie Irving scored 25 points on 9-16 shooting, and handed out 7 assists leading the Cavaliers to a win against Charlotte Monday afternoon. The Cavaliers (5-5) wrap up their longest road trip of the season 3-4, which is 1 win more than they had on the road all last season. Jamison finished with 20 points, Omri Casspi added 14 points and Andy Varejao had 14 points and 12 rebounds...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer The last teenage sensation to play for the Cavaliers took them to brink of a championship and then broke a city's heart.
Kyrie Irving may be the one to heal it.
Less than a month into his NBA career, Irving is not only proving to be worthy of the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, but...
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has bought the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.
Irving scores 25 and Jamison adds 20 as Cavaliers storm back from 11-point halftime deficit to end seven-game road swing with a win.
We have to find a way to win on the road. I think we are definitely a different team as far as playing home versus away. I think we play hard but I think we have to do a better job as far as being consistent, our execution on both ends of the floor, on not turning the ball over. We had a tough road trip early and I think we learned from it. If we win [Monday], it’ll be three ...
Rookie's run of five straight games with 20-or-more points ends in 105-95 loss to Golden State
Kyrie Irving is starting to show why the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft.
The star point guard looks to continue his recent strong play and help the Cavaliers get back over .500 with a second straight victory Tuesday night against the visiting Golden State Warriors.
Though a toe injury limited Irving to 11 games in his only season...
Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and had seven assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 102-94 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.
WARRIORS AT CLEVELANDTipoff: 4 p.m. at Quicken Loans ArenaTV/Radio: CSNBA; 1050Cavaliers update: Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving has scored at least 20 points in five straight games.