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Portland Trail Blazers
The Cavaliers have got to be running out of ways to lose close games. Last night, a missed free throw and a blown coverage were enough to give Nicolas Batum a fadeaway corner three point shot. Batum delivered, and the Blazers escaped Cleveland with a 1-point victory in a back-and-forth battle. The outcome wasted the efforts of Anderson Varejao, Alonzo Gee, and Tyler Zeller among other key bench contributions. The Cavs fell 118-117 in double OT despite eight double digit scorers, 32 assists, and 33 second chance points. There’s plenty to dive into surrounding this game, so let’s give it a whirl.
Had this game ended in a regulation Cavaliers win, the headline would’ve been the Cavaliers’ bench contributions. No longer a sad punchline for the Cavalier fan Twitterati, the Cavaliers bench has been producing the last few games. Since the return of Tyler Zeller and Daniel Gibson from injury, the team has seen a decrease in the dip of production that was so frustratingly reliable. The Cav b...
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Anderson Varejao may not be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers for much longer. Trade talks involving the 30-year old forward/center are expected to heat up. There could be numerous teams with interest in Varejao to fill injury holes or just improve their low post presence. According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Varejao is leading the NBA in rebounding which...
. The Cleveland Cavaliers season is shaping up to be one of the greatest in rebuilding history. I couldn’t have scripted it better myself. I thought they would be bad, while not being bad enough to improve their roster. I thought that they would be just bad enough to lurk around .500, and that they might even sneak into the playoffs. However I pleasantly surprised to see...
Tweet The Cleveland Cavaliers took a risk by drafting Dion Waiters fourth overall in last summer’s NBA Draft, mostly for his ability to make plays like this: Waiters early development has been much needed for a Cavs team that is without last season’s ROY Kyrie Irving. If Waiters can keep it up, the Cavs will [...]
CLEVELAND -- Finding new ways to describe the Cavaliers habit of keeping games close, and then losing, may be the most difficult part of this season.
But the nice thing is theyre keeping it close.
In a city thats begging for a reason to taunt opposing fans, a reason to experience how it feels to win and win a lot, maybe that doesnt sound like much of a prize.
Maybe the Cavs 118...
Josh Smith has had some rough performances against the Cavaliers in his career, and tonight, he forgot to account for Alonzo Gee. Dion Waiters’s three-point attempt went awry, but Gee was there for the putback with 0.4 seconds remaining as the Cavaliers came back from 11 down at the half to snap a 4-game skid and win 113-111 at Philips Arena. Jeremy Pargo led the wine and gold...
You knew this game would be tough to win, with the Cavaliers starting backcourt out with injuries and the Pistons playing good basketball as of late. For a while, that’s exactly what happened, with the Cavaliers falling behind by 20 points in the first half and trailing by 17 at the half.
In the 4th quarter, the Cavaliers made a good effort to try to get back into this one. With...
We all knew the Cavaliers would get one of these.
We knew they would keep things close in a road game -- then finish the job. OK, maybe we didnt know it for sure. But it had to happen sometime, right?
Right, said the Cavs in their 113-111 victory Friday in a thriller at Atlanta. It didnt end until Alonzo Gee followed in a missed Dion Waiters shot with 0.4 seconds left...
ATLANTA -- Dion Waiters insists his last shot hit the rim but everyone else in Philips Arena, including his teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers bench, saw an air ball. Alonzo Gee, standing under the basket, thought the shot was good; Waiters was in rhythm. Suddenly, the ball was in Gee's hands. "Oh!" he gasped, and tipped it in as time expired to beat the Atlanta...
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters had an impressive sequence during the first quarter of Saturday night's NBA game at the Quicken Loans Arena against the Portland Trail Blazers. Waiters drove right through two Blazers defenders at the top of the key and threw down a powerful two-handed slam that brought Cavs fans to their feet.
Waiters finished with 12 points...
After hitting the first game winner of his NBA career to snap a 6-game Atlanta Hawks win streak, Cleveland Cavaliers foward Alonzo Gee took a moment to reflect on his highlight-reel worthy lay in.
Without second-year point guard Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers have to look towards rookie Dion Waiters to pick-up the slack of the scoring brunt.In the first quarter of tonight's Cavaliers/Trail Blazers affair, watch as Dion splits the Portland defense and throws down a nasty double-pump two-handed slam:
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of...
Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of Cleveland's bench...