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Waiting For Next Year:
George Gund III, the former owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Barons, died on Tuesday night after succumbing to a battle with cancer. He was 75.
He was born in Cleveland on May 7, 1937 and once considered to be one of the most powerful bankers in Cleveland, Ohio. The long-time philanthropist and business man had reportedly been undergoing treatments for cancer over the last 18 months.
George, along with his brother Gordon, bought the Cavaliers basketball franchise from Ted Stepien in 1983 for $20 million. They were the namesake of Gund Arena, the complex which housed the Cavaliers following the expansion of the Gateway project in the mid-1990s. They would eventually sell the team to Quicken Loans founder and billionaire Dan Gilbert in 2005.
Geoffrey Gund, president of the board of trustees, issued a statement on behalf of The George Gund Foundation:
“The deep sadness that my family feels at the passing of my brother George is shared by the entire extended family of The George Gund Foundation and, I am sure, by those who knew George through the Foundation’s work,” the statement read. “He served faithfully and with honor as a trustee of the Foundation for many years carrying out the wishes of our father, his namesake, to contribute to human well-being and the progress of society. He enthusiastically supported the Foundation’s long-term and patient investments in the transformation of Cleveland and he also personally engaged in that effort.”
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They shared the ball well. They were able to make shots — they made a lot of shots tonight. We contested them. I think we did a pretty good job on the defensive end.
– Cleveland Cavaliers Dion Waiters, Tuesday night, after his team gave up a season-worst 124 points (on 51.2 percent shooting) in a loss to the Sacramento Kings. The Kings (14-24) score an average of 97.7 points...
When Dion Waiters has a night like this, it gives you hope.
Yes, the Cavaliers dumped a 124-118 decision to the host Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Yes, they treated defense like some sort of nasty shellfish allergy. And yes, the Cavs were swept by a team that has one eye on the door, as the franchise gears for a move out of town.
But Waiters, man, that was something else.
The Cavaliers have played more games on the road so far this season than any other NBA team. Their record in those road games heading into last night’s game in Portland was 5-19. They had also lost the first three games of the current road trip, and had given up 237 points in those contests.
In other words, things weren’t looking very bright.
The Cavaliers came out hot however...
He is young, fast, and can apparently keep spinning in the lane for a basket.
Of course I am talking about Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving who showed last night versus the Blazers, he will twist and turn many times if he is determined to score a basket for his team.
Check out Kyrie putting rookie phenom Damian Lillard in the spin-cycle during last night's game.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Near the end, when the Cleveland Cavaliers had squandered all of a 19-point lead and fallen behind, Kyrie Irving came to the rescue. The second-year point guard scored 31 points, and Cleveland held off a late Portland rally to win 93-88 Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. Irving scored eight straight points down the stretch as the Cavaliers (10-31) won after...
Yeah, not sure what the Cavaliers are thinking on this one.
Get this, they want DeAndre Jordan AND Eric Beldsoe….for Anderson Varejao.
Smh. This is insane, and I like Varejao but super over the top. Try again, Cleveland.
“It was much pleasanter at home, when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down the rabbit-hole – and yet – and yet – it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life!”
– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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Everyone knew the Cavaliers would lose.
Portland had entered Wednesday having dropped three straight, was playing at home, and is in front of the Cavs when the idea is young and up-and-coming teams.
The Trail Blazers are fighting for the playoffs. The Cavs are fighting for well, continued development.
Final score: Cavs 93, Blazers 88 in another semi-nail-biter at the famed Rose...
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A winnable game
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The Portland Trail Blazers are fighting for a playoff spot in a tough Western Conference, and when winnable games present themselves, Rip City has to take full advantage.
Matchup: Portland (20-18) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-31)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, Jan....
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 31 points, Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 13 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-88 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Nicolas Batum had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers, who erased a 19-point second-quarter deficit and briefly took the lead. Wesley Matthews added 17...
PORTLAND -- Kyrie Irving scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late Portland Trail Blazers rally to win 93-88 Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. Irving scored eight straight points down the stretch as the Cavaliers (10-31) won after losing their first three games on this five-game road trip. Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 14 rebounds for Cleveland. ...