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Byron Scott told the Cleveland media that Kyrie Irving is sick today, and is listed as doubtful to play against the Washington Wizards tonight in the Cavaliers last home game of the season. Tristan Thompson is not sick, however, and I caught up with him just after shoot-around earlier this morning.I followed up what I referenced yesterday by asking Tristan about his scoring average increasing on a monthly basis since January, and also asked him what he's learned the most during his first NBA season. Those two questions I asked are transcribed below, and the other two questions in the video are from our good friend Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 FM The Fan.[youtube]PfCY3WmTucY[/youtube]Stepien Rules: What do you feel like you learned the most throughout your first season now looking back from where you started?Tristan Thompson: Probably after every game just looking back and seeing what went well. Keeping notes on the players you went against, what went good for you, what areas to improve ...
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With approximately eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter on a Monday night in Memphis, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving cheered as his teammate Samardo Samuels dropped in a finger roll, bringing their team within one point of a back-and-forth contest against an opponent many feel could challenge for the Western Conference finals. Like clockwork, he then began to affix his body...
Antawn Jamison led a precession of bodies down the history-laced hallway that stretches from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room to the players’ parking garage in the lower bowels of Quicken Loans Arena. Sauntering slowly, Jamison kept both thumbs tucked under the straps of the over-sized backpack which housed his personalia; his New York Yankees hat branded with an “AJ4″...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving will start the team's home finale against Washington.
Irving had missed the morning shootaround Wednesday and the team listed him as questionable with gastroenteritis. However, after taking some shots and warming up on the Quicken Loans Arena floor, he was cleared by the team's medical staff. The Cavs announced he would...
The Rookie of the Year awards will start piling up at Kyrie’s feet. The Sporting News is first-
“Had Ricky Rubio remained healthy and kept the Timberwolves on the playoff path, he would have given Kyrie Irving, the top pick in last year’s NBA Draft, a run for this award. But as it stands, Irving (18.8 points, 5.5 assists, 46.8 percent shooting) was clearly the best player...
It was fan appreciation night at the Q, and Kyrie Irving did play despite having the flu. Well, he played the first half. At least nine minutes of it. Antawn Jamison came up gimpy in this one as well. Check out the Cavaliers’ leader in minutes played.
Byron Scott was asked the following question after last night's loss to the Washington Wizards: "If this was the last game for Jamison and Parker at the Q, sad to see them go?" He responded by using "if" as three of his first six word choices, and went on from there to detail the man-crush he has on each of those two guys respectively."Yeah, if, yeah...
What a lovely tank you have there
It’s time to say goodbye to the men in Wine and Gold. For this season, anyway.
Tonight the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Washington Wizards in the final home of the season. What once was a fierce rivalry of sorts is now renewed as a Premier League-esque relegation battle. Although, instead of relegation, these teams are fighting for lottery position...
Media Day seems like just last week
The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers played on a Thursday was January 12th, the 3rd week of the season. You see, Thursday nights are typically the big matchup nights. It’s the night TNT has TV rights and other than their premiere games, there’s usually only one or two overflow games.
So it’s fitting, then, that the Cavaliers finish the season...
Antawn Jamison will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- John Wall had 21 points and 13 assists as the Washington Wizards won their fifth straight to extend their longest winning streak since 2007, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-85 on Wednesday night.
Wall had 12 points, six assists and four steals in the third quarter, when he accounted for 24 of Washington's 28 points and helped the Wizards open a 14-point...
A few thoughts as the Cavaliers play their final home game of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. Tip-off is 7 p.m. against Washington on FOX Sports Ohio:
1. Taking everything into account, I give the Cavs a grade of C. They definitely had some bright moments on the floor, and were even in the thick of the playoff race at the All-Star break. Thats the good. But fans shouldnt have...
Only 3 more chances to watch Kyrie Irving this season
Here we are, three games left in this shortened NBA season for our beloved Cleveland Cavaliers. This 66 game season has been interesting. It feels like the Cavaliers play pretty much every night, which has been amazing as a fan of this team but has to have been incredibly trying on the players.
I’ve maintained all year long...
Cavalier rookie Kyrie Irving was not at shoot-around today, and his status for the team’s final home game is up in the air. Coach Byron Scott said he was informed by trainers this morning about Irving’s illness.
“We’ll see how he feels when he gets to the arena. Right now, if I had to guess I’ll have Donald starting at the one.”
The Cavs and Wizards tip-off (with or...
Tough loss tonight in Memphis, but the Cavaliers shouldn’t hang their heads. Playing one of the better teams in the West, the Cavaliers hung in there for pretty much the whole game, even holding the lead for much of the first half.
Kyrie Irving was simply terrific tonight for the wine and gold, scoring 25 points in 29 minutes of play. It was certainly curious to see Irving sitting...
I understand they both combined to miss 5 of 6 FT's in the final two minutes last night to help seal the win for the play-off bound Memphis Grizzlies, but I don't think that's important right now. As it pertains first to Kyrie Irving, what I was most encouraged by was to see him once again play like the best player on the court last night. This being four games into his...