Found December 17, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters has been cleared to return to the floor when the Wine and Gold play host to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. Waiters missed eight games with a sprained left ankle which occurred in the team’s double-overtime loss to the Portland Trailblazers. His return means the entire roster will be available for the first time since Nov. 18; the entire unit has been available for a mere six games through the 2012-13 season thanks to injuries sustained by Kyrie Irving, Tyler Zeller and Waiters. Waiters’ 15.2 points per game ranks second behind Irving and  his 3.4 assists are tied with Anderson Varejao for second — also behind Irving. He is shooting 36 percent on the season, but has stated that he will settle for fewer jump shots upon his return. Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott has not confirmed whether or not Waiters will regain his starting spot as CJ Miles has averaged 22.5 points per game over the last four contests. [Related: WFNY Discussion: Dion Waiters’ shooting at the rim]

SI’s profile on Dan Gilbert: “Cleveland never gives up”

Detroit is a town that’s been beaten up, down in the dumps, but has this certain spirit about it. Cleveland does, too. It never gives up. We’re going to keep coming at it. I want to be part of that. I want to be in position to affect the outcome. [...] Look, I’m a Midwest guy. I’m basically married to two cities, Detroit and Cleveland. I believe in these cities. I believe...

Box Score: Raptors 113, Cavaliers 99

The Cavaliers welcomed Dion Waiters back to the lineup in this one, but it would make little difference as Cleveland once again lost to Cavalier Kryptonite, the Toronto Raptors. This one was close through 3 quarters, but the Raptors pulled away in the 4th quarter to snap their 11 game road losing streak. The Cavaliers were lead by Kyrie Irving’s 23 points and Anderson Varejao chipped...

Cavs Report: Waiters returns, roster complete

The Cavaliers are slowly starting to come together -- health-wise, anyway. The latest addition: Rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters, who practiced Monday and will play in Tuesdays home game against the Toronto Raptors (7 p.m., FOX Sports Ohio HD). Waiters missed the previous eight games with a sprain and bone bruise in his left ankle. Before that, he was the starting shooting guard...

In Kyrie, Cavs can continue to trust

With his black protective mask and 41-point outing, Kyrie Irving looked like some sort of superhero, a Batman with a basketball. Irving's mostly-one-man show wasn't quite enough to rescue the Cavaliers in Gotham City (well, New York) as the end result was a 103-102 loss to the Knicks. But in Cleveland, Irving has an opportunity to be everything sports fans are seeking...

Hard Truths and Subplots- Sizing Up The Cavs a Third of the Way Through

After Saturday’s game against the Knicks, the Cavs have now played 25 of their 82 regular season games, which is about 30%. Technically the Cavs won’t reach the one-third point of the season until after Wednesday’s game in Boston, but I feel 30% is close enough for my purposes. Twenty five games is a pretty good benchmark to start taking stock in our 2012-13 Cleveland Cavaliers...

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Cavaliers (5-20) vs. Raptors (6-19) - Game 26

VENUE Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland TIP-OFF 7 p.m. EST TELEVISION FOX Sports Ohio HD (Cavaliers Live pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m.) RADIO Cleveland - WTAM-1100 AM (broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m.) PROJECTED STARTERS Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas; PF Ed Davis; SF Mickael Pietrus; SG DeMar DeRozen; PG Jose Calderon. Coach: Dwane Casey. Cavaliers C Anderson Varejao...

Cavaliers-Celtics Preview

Kyrie Irving claims the Cleveland Cavaliers are more assertive versus the NBA's so-called elite teams than against lesser competition. The Boston Celtics will need to start playing considerably better in order to be known as the former. Boston looks to avoid a fourth straight loss while Cleveland tries to end a four-game skid Wednesday night at TD Garden. The Cavaliers (5...

Raptors 113, Cavaliers 99

CLEVELAND -- Toronto point guard Jose Calderon continued his recent domination of the Cavaliers, scoring 23 points in the Raptors' 113-99 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday. Calderon added six assists and five rebounds as the Raptors (7-19) snapped an 11-game road losing streak. Cleveland came into the game one of the league's worst road teams, 1-14. The Raptors took the...
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