Found December 29, 2011 on Waiting For Next Year:
It was poetic. It was fluid.  It even led to a Byron Scott smile. One placed roughly one foot above a set of crossed arms, but a smile is most definitely a smile. The first quarter featured a young Cavalier team trading largely in slop, ultimately resulting in double-digit turnovers and a few head-scratching moments vis a vis extra, perhaps unnecessary pass attempts. But once this ten-man rotation had even more time to gel, perhaps aided by a post-first quarter pep talk from Scott, fans were graced with flashes of what the Wine and Gold can become on the offensive end.  With roughly seven minutes to go in the third frame, the team’s first unit – on a night that was largely dominated by the “reserves” – flawlessly executed back-to-back plays that included nary a dribble. Rooted in transition due to a tag-team defense of a high pick-and-roll by Anderson Varejao and Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers point guard was merely the first domino to fall in a set of passes and screens. A look to the...

The rookies are off to a good start for the Cleveland Cavaliers

19-year old point guard Kyrie Irving and 20-year old power forward Tristan Thompson are off to fast starts for the Cavs.  Irving has not shot the ball too well (33.3%) as he is 7 of 21 from the floor, but, he is still playing solid overall basketball.  Irving has played in 2 games (both starts) for the Cavs so far this year and he is averaging 23.0 minutes, 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds...

Cavs happy Manny is nearby

Its not the end of the story, but at least the finish line is looking a little better for Manny Harris. You probably know most of the details by now. Harris is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who played 54 games for the Cavaliers last season. He was waived last week, cleared waivers, then signed with the D-Leagues Canton Charge on Wednesday. The Charge are the Cavs minor-league affiliate...

Cavaliers To Try To Continue To Grow Against Indiana

The Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1) head into Indianapolis tonight to take on the Indiana Pacers (2-0). For the Cavaliers, this will be their first test against a very good basketball team. Looking to build their first win streak of the season, the Cavaliers will need to not only match the effort they gave against the Pistons, but they will have to likely play even better. The Pacers are...

Cleveland Cavaliers 105, Detroit Pistons 89

The Cavaliers looked like a new team last night.  It was a real team effort as 10 players had at least 20 minutes on the floor for the Cavs.  The Cavs shot 57.1% from the floor and they outrebounded the Pistons 40-26.  Samardo Samuels (17 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist) and Ramon Sessions (16 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal) led the way for the Cavs off the bench last...

Knight scores 23, but Irving, Cavs dump Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Rookie Kyrie Irving had 14 points and seven assists to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Detroit 105-89 on Wednesday night, spoiling the Pistons' first home opener with new owner Tom Gores.

Cleveland Cavaliers prepare for tough test against Pacers -- Days of Wine-n-Gold

Pacers' size presents challenge for Cavaliers, who plan to stick with Samuels in the lineup

WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2011: #3 The Cavs Win the Lottery and Draft Kyrie Irving

As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last three 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 one. We started with #10 - The Colt Concussion, next was #9 -Key Cavalier Wins. We broke down the Baron Davis Trade and talked...

Recap: Detroit vs. Cleveland

Samardo Samuels had 17 points to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott using rookie Kyrie Irving at crunch time

Coach Byron Scott is wasting no time putting Kyrie Irving in pressure situations.

Pacers host Cavaliers in basketball action

Dec 30, 7:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Odds 1-1TEAM RECORD2-0 Cleveland travels to Indiana on Friday, hoping to boost its 1-1 mark with a victory over the Pacers. This season the Pacers are 2-0 overall and 2-0 ATS against the number, while the Cavaliers are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. As for the totals, Indiana is 0-2 on the OU, and Cleveland is 2-0. read more

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott happy with development of forward Alonzo Gee: Cavaliers Insider

Coach Byron Scott likes what he's seen from Alonzo Gee: Cleveland Cavaliers Insider.

Kyrie Irving Looked Like A Nineteen Year Old Rookie In NBA Debut

Byron Scott told the Cleveland media before the Cavaliers opener on Monday that his decision to start the number one overall pick out of Duke in his first NBA game, over veteran PG Ramon Sessions, became "easy" once he decided on who he'd initially surround Kyrie Irving with in that Cavaliers starting unit.   Instead of opting to start fellow first round pick Tristan...
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