Found January 11, 2012 on
Fox Sports Ohio:
There are changes afoot on the Cavaliers' rotation.Center Semih Erden has returned from a broken right thumb and will be given every opportunity to win the Cavs' backup center job.The 7-foot, 240-pound Erden played 17 minutes in the Cavs' 113-105 loss at Utah on Tuesday. He was the first big man off the bench for the Cavs (4-5, 1-3 on their seven-game road trip).The Cavs are intrigued by Erden's skill set and length. He'll likely take forward-center Samardo Samuels' minutes on the second unit. The 25-year-old Erden has been injured with one ailment after the other since coming to the Cavs in a trade with Boston on Feb. 24, 2011. Limited to just four games and 64 minutes last season with the Cavs, Erden continued his recent trend by showing up for training camp with a broken thumb. The injury occurred while he was playing in Turkey during the lockout.In the short period of time he's been on the practice court or in games, Cavs coach Byron Scott likes what ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Prompted by a discussion which took place earlier in the morning, former Plain Dealer Cavaliers beat writer Brian Windhorst appeared on 850AM WKNR on Tuesday and discussed rumors surrounding the team’s front office and their largest human trade assets in center Anderson Varejao and point guard Ramon Sessions.
Windhorst stated that Chris Grant and management his team are very happy...
Early on in what would end up becoming an eight-point loss to the Utah Jazz, Anderson Varejao decided to try his hand at running the point. Surprisingly, things were going pretty well until he was ironically burned by that damn “pass and crash” rule that he so often takes advantage of. I suppose that serves the notorious flopper right, but I must admit, I was impressed...
Forum: Cavs Talk
Posted By: Ben
Post Time: 01-12-2012 at 12:12 PM
PHOENIX (AP) -- Kyrie Irving is a fast learner.
After playing only 11 games at Duke, he was deemed good enough to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft.
In only his 10th game in the league, he scored a season-high 26 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 101-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Irving, the catalyst of the improved Cavaliers, topped his...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Prize rookie Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 26 points and Antawn Jamison matched his season high with 23, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Phoenix Suns 101-90 on Thursday night.
Irving, who played only 11 games at Duke before being drafted first overall, topped his previous high of 21.
Anderson Varejeo contributed 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
Those waiting for a Kyrie Irving breakout game got their wish. Magnum KI (credit to Tom Pestak @tompestak for the nickname) put up 26 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds (we’ll forgive the 6 turnovers tonight) while Jamison chipped in 23 points to lead the Cavaliers to a nice road win.
Jefferson finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds while Millsap scored 12 first-quarter points on the way to a 19-point night.
Teammate Anthony Parker says the rookie plays the game with "peace."
Prize rookie Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 26 points and Antawn Jamison matched his season high with 23, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Phoenix Suns 101-90 on Thursday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Al Jefferson scored a season-high 30 points and Paul Millsap added 19 and the Utah Jazz defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-105 Tuesday night.
It was Utah's fifth straight win as the Jazz (6-3) improved to 5-0 at home.
The Jazz are off to their best start at home since beginning the 2008-09 season at 6-0.
The Cavs (4-5) fell to 1-3 on a seven-game road...
J.J. Hickson is making the adjustment with the Sacramento Kings.
Jan 10, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Utah Jazz Odds
The Utah Jazz host Cleveland on Tuesday, looking to build on their 5-3 mark against the 4-4 Cavaliers in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Jazz bring a 5-3 record (4-4 ATS) to the battle against the 4-4 Cavaliers, who are 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go...
7 p.m.: Paul Coro sets the stage for tonight's game with his pregame notes. Be sure to join the chat later and follow along!
Coming off their first road win of the season, the Utah Jazz aim to remain perfect at home when they host a much-improved Cleveland team that's in the midst of a grueling seven-game road trip.