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Last week, I brought you a well-timed snapshot of Tristan Thompson’s offense at the beginning of four straight double-doubles for the second-year power forward. This week, we’ll take a look at just how the wine and gold strung a pair of wins together (against the Bucks and Wizards, both on the road) for the first time since March last season when they rattled off three against Denver, Oklahoma City, and Houston. They snagged these pair of wins without Anderson Varejao thanks to more effort on the defensive end and some clutch plays down the stretch. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Let’s start with the Milwaukee game, where it really wasn’t even that close at the end of the game. The Bucks shot just 39%, and other than Monta Ellis’s 37 point effort, the Cavaliers willed Milwaukee to take mostly tough jumpers. Here’s one third quarter possession that showed some of the good the Cavaliers were doing on defense. We begin with a Brandon Jennings-Larry Sanders pick and roll.
Sanders picks Kyrie...
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As if getting the cover of the latest ESPN The Magazine was not enough, the four-letter network out of Bristol, Connecticut continues to rain praise on Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving.
Within an Insider feature penned by Amin Elhassan, the NBA front office personnel director, we find the opinon that the Cavaliers’ star will be the preeminent point guard in all of...
Following last night’s win against the Cavaliers, All-Star center Al Horford was very flattering of the opponent’s fans.
Cleveland fans are great! Very impressed with the way they support their team.
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) December 29, 2012
Horford was teammates at the University of Florida for two seasons with another center in the association who’s not quite so fond...
The Cleveland Cavaliers held a "Wild Thing Wig Night" promotion at Quicken Loans Arena for Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks as a tribute to center Anderson Varejao. The first 10,000 fans received a wig modeled after Varejao's curly hair, complete with a yellow Cavs headband.
The fans seemed to enjoy wearing the wigs, and even guard Daniel Gibson...
Cleveland guard Daniel Gibson sustained a concussion Friday against Atlanta and will sit out the Cavaliers' game Saturday night in Brooklyn.
Gibson was injured when he collided with Atlanta's Anthony Morrow midway through the second quarter. Gibson was on the floor for several minutes before being helped to his feet. He walked to the locker room under his own power, but...
CLEVELAND -- With the game in the balance, Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters dribbled near the top of the key, passed to rookie center Tyler Zeller, who then passed it back.
Two rookies. One ball. One outcome to be determined. The results werent likely to be very good.
And they werent.
Waiters missed an off-balance jumper from the perimeter, a shot that came with enough time...
2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10 biggest sports stories affecting our local sports scene. Each day through the rest of the year, we will be counting down from ten to...
Tweet Unfortunately, Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson Varejao did not take part in Friday’s 102-94 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks due to a bruised right knee. But he was in the building to see a promotion in his honor. The Cavs held “Wild Thing Wig Night“, giving away a wig that resembles the hair of [...]
We’ve seen this episode before: three and a half great quarters and a stinker in the final few minutes. The Cavaliers went cold, quit running their offensive sets, and were unable to stop Jeff Teague as the Hawks came from nine down in the third quarter to get their revenge against the Cavaliers 102-94 in Quicken Loans Arena. The collapse spoiled a good offensive display from Kyrie...
After yet another heartbreaking loss late in the game to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, the media gathered as usual in the press room awaiting Randy Wittman’s press conference. In a room that has seen a decrease in the number of representatives, I had a side conversation with one of the writers. I mentioned that I could probably tweet Randy Wittman’s quotes in advance...
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Leading off, with Pat Shurmur and Tom Heckert soon filling cardboard boxes with personal belongings, it’s time to start looking for new faces to fill their spots. Ryan...
Tristan Thompson's three-point play with 24.4 seconds remaining gave the Cleveland Cavaliers their first two-game winning streak of the season as the Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 87-84 on Wednesday night.
Kyrie Irving, who had 26 points to lead Cleveland, made one of two free throws with 9.5 seconds left after Jordan Crawford and Garrett Temple missed jumpers for the...