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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Dont think the Cavaliers bench woes are a big secret around these parts. The coach, his assistants and the players are all well aware.
If I said I had the right pieces from the bench standpoint, Id be lying, said Cavs coach Byron Scott.
Statsitically, the bench isnt awful. It actually outscored Oklahoma Citys bench (29-22) in a road loss earlier this week. And the Thunder made it to the Finals last season.
But this isnt just about numbers, people. When youre a reserve, its about maintaining leads and making the most of the minutes you receive. Its about togetherness.
Or as Cavs swingman C.J. Miles said, We have to know our identity.
Miles admittedly has been one of the benchs biggest trouble spots when he actually played, that is. That hasnt been for a week. Through the first six games, Miles averaged 5.7 points on a rim-rattling 28 percent shooting.
Not exactly what the Cavs (2-6) were hoping for when they signed Miles to a free-agent deal in the off-s...
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With his Cleveland Cavaliers team struggling mightily on the defensive end and the large part of the abuse coming at the expense of his reserve unit, head coach Byron Scott still plans on sticking to his deep rotation, preferring his players focus on their individual efforts.
At Thursday afternoon’s practice, Scott admitted that while he has considered shortening his rotation,...
The Cavaliers announced injury updates on Friday for two bench forwards, per Cavs.com:
“Cavaliers forward/center Tyler Zeller has been cleared to resume play with a protective mask. (fractured left orbital bone and concussion)
Cavaliers forward Luke Harangody had a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right knee this morning at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health after experiencing...
We know the Cavaliers’ defense is bad. But how bad in comparison to the rest of the league is measurable, and the measurement is ugly. Tha answer: very ugly.
“When Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters combined for 52 points in a road win over the Los Angeles Clippers last week, we started to see some real potential in the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Since then, the Cavs have lost four straight...
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving briefly left Cleveland's game against the Dallas Mavericks because of an injury to his left hand but returned to action at the start of the fourth quarter.
Irving was forced out Saturday night with 6:54 remaining in the third quarter. He squeezed his hand and walked to the bench where he was examined by trainer Max Benton during a timeout. The two...
Cavaliers rookie center Tyler Zeller has returned after missing four games with a fractured left orbital bone and a concussion.
Zeller, who is averaging 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, entered Saturday night's game against Dallas with 5:54 remaining in the first quarter. He was wearing a mask to protect the broken bone.
Zeller was elbowed in the face by Los Angeles Clippers center...
Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least one month with a broken finger.
The NBA's reigning rookie of the year, averaging 22.9 points and 5.6 assists, fractured his left index finger on Saturday against Dallas. The team initially said the finger was only bruised and he played against Philadelphia on Sunday, scoring a season-low nine points as Cleveland dropped...
Doctors have cleared Cleveland forward/center Tyler Zeller to return after suffering a fractured left orbital bone and a concussion, the Cavaliers announced. Zeller will wear a protective mask Saturday night when the Cavs (2-6) play Dallas. The rookie was injured Nov. 5 in Los Angeles when he took an errant elbow that left him with a fractured cheekbone, a black eye and swollen...
The trading block is a beautiful thing in the mind of a basketball writer. Just remember, once you’re on our trading block, you will not be taken off until you are dealt. At least, that’s the perception. Until Kevin Martin got traded to Oklahoma City, I’ve seen at least 12 different trades involving him. Clippers backup point guard Eric Bledsoe has gain heavy trade momentum...
This is probably going to make me unpopular. But I don't care.
The Cavs have to trade Anderson Varejao.
Plain and simple. I'm not going to even touch upon what's a fair trade or what he could bring back in a trade; that's for Chris Grant to decide. But after watching Varejao torch the Brooklyn Nets for 35 points and 18 boards, I made up my mind.
The Cavaliers focused on defense for the last three days in practice, but they still allowed 100+ points and 50+% shooting as the Mavericks used a late run to pull away from the Cavaliers 103-95, led by O.J. Mayo’s 19 point effort. Chris Kaman outplayed Anderson Varejao with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 blocks, while Darren Collison and Vince Carter each added 14 points. For the...
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“Anderson Varejao scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds last night in a loss to the Nets. It feels crazy to write that, because Varejao isn’t the kind of center you...
CLEVELAND -- Some nights, you just dont have it.
Some nights, you really do -- and the Dallas Mavericks were the latter on Saturday.
Man, were they ever.
Standing there on the other side, witnessing it all, were the poor Cavaliers. And by poor, were talking about five straight losses, two straight at home and just not a whole lot of confidence that this team is headed anywhere...
CLEVELAND -- After Kyrie Irving broke his hand last summer, there was much trepidation at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday when Irving was taken to the locker room holding his hand. Luckily for the Cavaliers, he was diagnosed with a bruised left index finger. He returned to the game but couldn't prevent the Cavs from losing to the Dallas Mavericks 103-95 before 18,633. ...
CLEVELAND -- It was a game the Cavaliers needed, a home game in which they had a chance to prove their mettle. Then the Dallas Mavericks came out and put on a magical shooting performance.
The result: Mavs 103, Cavs 95, and the fifth-straight loss for the Cavs.
They now head to Philadelphia for a Sunday night affair sporting a 2-7 record. Meanwhile, the Mavericks (6-5) shot 51...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Dallas Mavericks used a pair of 9-0 runs in the fourth quarter to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-95 on Saturday night.
Chris Kaman scored 15 points while Vince Carter and Darren Collison added 14 apiece for Dallas, which won on the road for the second time in six games.
Kyrie Irving, who left the game briefly in the third...