Found November 26, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
The Cleveland Cavaliers had an interesting Thanksgiving weekend. Last Wednesday they got things started with a big win at home against Philadelphia to end their losing streak. Jeremy Pargo had an absolutely insane breakout game in filling in for Kyrie Irving.
Unfortunately, the Cavaliers had to follow that up with another road trip. This one a 3 game trip, and they have already lost the first two. Now they have to recover and try to beat one of the best teams in the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies.
The good news for the Cavaliers is that they’ve been playing pretty decent basketball without Kyrie. I know, giving up 108+ points in consecutive losses hardly sounds like decent basketball, but really, it hasn’t been so bad. The team has stepped up and been able to get really even scoring distribution and have had their chances to win each of the last two games.
In fact, against the Heat the Cavaliers had 8 (EIGHT!) players score in double digits and picked up 21 assists to just 10 turnovers....
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Daniel Gibson was not 0n the Cavaliers bench or behind it in street clothes. This was odd considering he was not on any injury report given by the Cavaliers pregame, and was expected to play. Following the first quarter, the Cavs announced he was a “late scratch” with his elbow injury.
Following the game, the Cavaliers announced that Daniel Gibson and rookie Dion Waiters will...
The elections may be long in the rear view, but the lobbying in Cleveland may be reaching new levels. As the Cavaliers dropped yet another nail-biter to one of the NBA’s elite teams, it was Anderson Varejao who continued to keep his bruised and battered team on the positive side of the ledger, pulling down 22 more rebounds, obtaining possession of balls which he had no business...
CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers are entering dangerous territory, the kind that can cause a team to lose a grip on the buying public way too soon in a season.
That's not a criticism. It's a harsh reality.
The latest example came Tuesday, a 91-78 embarrassment against a Phoenix team that isn't very good.
Did we mention the game was at home?
Did we mention the Cavs blew...
The Cavaliers were playing the 2nd night of a back to back and their 4th game in 5 days. And they played like it, too.
Not a whole lot to say about this one. The Cavaliers, without guards Kyrie Irving and Daniel Gibson, were simply flat from start to finish. Lost in all the gloom and monotony of this game was another great double-double effort from Anderson Varejao who finished with...
On a back-to-back, against the class of the NBA, without their star point guard, I wasn’t expecting much out of the Cavaliers last night in Miami. But, the Cavaliers gave viewers one of the most entertaining games of the season as they caught fire from behind the arc in the first half and had their most balanced scoring of the season with seven players reaching double figures....
This one stings a bit.
The Memphis Grizzlies, without starting PG Mike Conley, came out torching the Cavaliers’ defense on their first few possessions. It looked like it could be a predictably rough game. But then Anderson Varejao went to work. Andy started rebounding like a man possessed and ignited the Cavaliers to take the first quarter lead.
In fact, the Cavaliers would win...
HE GOT SERVED
Clearly, the move of Tuesday night came from Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters who was able to score on this impressive between-the-legs play.Waiters was being guarded by Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola when he pulled out the old schoolyard trick in the third quarter of play:
I love Mike (Brown) to death and don’t know what the situation would’ve presented itself had he stayed but for me I’m one of those guys where first of all just give me the opportunity to be on the court for an extended period of time and eventually I will find a way to contribute but it was difficult for me to come in the game and my only three or four shots were threes and...
It was another wasted effort by the Cleveland Cavaliers Anderson Varejao who continues to play inspired basketball for his Cleveland Cavaliers team. The Cavaliers out played the Memphis Grizzlies for 3 periods in the game before the wheels completely fell off the Cleveland Cavaliers team. The Cavs only scored 9 points in the 4th quarter of the game. You see the Grizzlies remembered...
The Cleveland Cavaliers played the Miami heat and they gave the Heat a heck of a game. The Cavaliers led the game with just a minute left. Some thought this could be the Cavaliers night. Once again it was Anderson Varejao putting forth an effort Cleveland could be proud of, Varejao had 10 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Varejao is playing all-star level basketball so...
CLEVELAND -- Anderson Varejao had a night to remember, but his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates had a night to forget. The Phoenix Suns sent the Cavs to their fourth consecutive loss with a 91-78 decision Tuesday before a sparse crowd of 13,687 at Quicken Loans Arena. Varejao finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds, both game highs. He converted 10 of 15 shots from the floor. The...
CLEVELAND -- The Phoenix Suns, in the midst of their longest road trip of the season, stumbled Sunday in Philadelphia, but they rebounded in a big way Tuesday. The Suns rolled to a 91-78 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers before 13,687 at Quicken Loans Arena. "It was a grind-it-out kind of game," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "These guys (the Cavaliers) have...
December 5th Cavaliers Game on FOX SportsOhioFOXSports Ohio will be televising the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers andChicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 5th at 8pm.The game wasoriginally scheduled to air on ESPN.Coveragewill begin at 7:30pm with Cavaliers Live pregame show.
Win or lose, at the end of this game I couldn’t help but be proud of my beloved Cavaliers. Without Kyrie Irving, they were competing with the reigning NBA Champs on their home court — although, the advantage isn’t really a notable one.
But yet, a loss like this still hurts. The most prolific three-point shooter in NBA history, Ray Allen, made the game-winner, Dwyane Wade was...
The beating that Ryan and them put on him felt like way more than one win. I was actually surprised to realize he had won six of seven times already.
The team splits, however, could possibly be spun into something encouraging.
There were only four other NBA teams he's averaged less points against for his career through seven games. So the good guys are like the filth...