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Fox Sports Ohio:
CLEVELAND -- It was a game the Cavaliers needed, a home game in which they had a chance to prove their mettle. Then the Dallas Mavericks came out and put on a magical shooting performance.
The result: Mavs 103, Cavs 95, and the fifth-straight loss for the Cavs.
They now head to Philadelphia for a Sunday night affair sporting a 2-7 record. Meanwhile, the Mavericks (6-5) shot 51 percent from the floor, including 10-for-23 on three-pointers.
The loss ruined another fine scoring performance from Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving, who scored 26 points. Irving left the game briefly in the third quarter with a bruised index finger. Irving did not tally an assist or rebound.
Dion Waiters and Daniel Gibson added 16 points apiece for the Cavs, and Alonzo Gee tallied 15. Tristan Thompson added a game-high 12 rebounds. Waiters, however, shot just 4-for-16, and is 7-for-32 in his previous two games combined.
Former Ohio Mr. Basketball and current Mavs guard O.J. Mayo scored 19 points.
Check back with FOX Sports Ohio later for a complete recap of Saturdays game.
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Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving briefly left Cleveland's game against the Dallas Mavericks because of an injury to his left hand but returned to action at the start of the fourth quarter.
Irving was forced out Saturday night with 6:54 remaining in the third quarter. He squeezed his hand and walked to the bench where he was examined by trainer Max Benton during a timeout. The two...
The Cavaliers announced injury updates on Friday for two bench forwards, per Cavs.com:
“Cavaliers forward/center Tyler Zeller has been cleared to resume play with a protective mask. (fractured left orbital bone and concussion)
Cavaliers forward Luke Harangody had a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right knee this morning at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health after experiencing...
Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least one month with a broken finger.
The NBA's reigning rookie of the year, averaging 22.9 points and 5.6 assists, fractured his left index finger on Saturday against Dallas. The team initially said the finger was only bruised and he played against Philadelphia on Sunday, scoring a season-low nine points as Cleveland dropped...
In his second year out of Duke University, Kyrie Irving has given Cleveland Cavaliers fans a reason to show up to the arena. They sure aren't showing up to see a competitive team. Cleveland is just 2-7 on the season, but they have a star in Irving. Last night, though, that star gave the team a scare. Irving had to exit the game in the third quarter with an apparent hand...
Earlier in the week, Foot Locker released this viral video featuring Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving as part of their "Week of Greatness" promotion.I think this advertisement brings a whole new meaning to the term "Hang Time":
The Cleveland Cavaliers got Tyler Zeller back after he missed four games. The 22-year old center suffered a concussion and a fractured orbital bone when he was elbowed in the face by DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers on November 5th. He didn't play again until yesterday.Zeller returned to play 26 minutes in the Cavaliers' loss to the Dallas Mavericks. His...
Cavaliers rookie center Tyler Zeller has returned after missing four games with a fractured left orbital bone and a concussion.
Zeller, who is averaging 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, entered Saturday night's game against Dallas with 5:54 remaining in the first quarter. He was wearing a mask to protect the broken bone.
Zeller was elbowed in the face by Los Angeles Clippers center...
Dion Waiters will play his first real NBA game in his hometown of Philadelphia later on tonight. He'll come in averaging 14.7 points on 41 percent shooting through nine games to go along with 2.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds.
The last time he played in Philly was during the preseason. On October 17th, Waiters finished 2-9 from the floor for five points in 27 minutes.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Dont think the Cavaliers bench woes are a big secret around these parts. The coach, his assistants and the players are all well aware.
If I said I had the right pieces from the bench standpoint, Id be lying, said Cavs coach Byron Scott.
Statsitically, the bench isnt awful. It actually outscored Oklahoma Citys bench (29-22) in a road loss earlier this week...
The Cavaliers are getting into a nasty habit of turning close games into what feel like routes. And so far this season, they have yet to be on the winning end.
The latest example took place Sunday night in Philadelphia where the Cavs dropped an 86-79 decision to the 76ers. The Cavs (2-8) have lost six straight.
That hurts, regardless of age, gender or level of basketball. Especially...
CLEVELAND -- Some nights, you just dont have it.
Some nights, you really do -- and the Dallas Mavericks were the latter on Saturday.
Man, were they ever.
Standing there on the other side, witnessing it all, were the poor Cavaliers. And by poor, were talking about five straight losses, two straight at home and just not a whole lot of confidence that this team is headed anywhere...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 19 points and the Dallas Mavericks used a pair of 9-0 runs in the fourth quarter to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-95 on Saturday night.
Chris Kaman scored 15 points while Vince Carter and Darren Collison added 14 apiece for Dallas, which won on the road for the second time in six games.
Kyrie Irving, who left the game briefly in the third...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have few complaints about their Kyrie Irving-led offense, but it's been trumped by a suspect defense that ranks among the worst in the league.
It's been quite the opposite for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Cleveland looks to end a five-game losing streak Sunday night when it visits Philadelphia, which has made up for its lack of scoring with one of the...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least one month with a broken finger.
The NBA's reigning rookie of the year fractured his left index finger on Saturday against Dallas. The team initially said the finger was only bruised and he played against Philadelphia on Sunday, scoring a season-low 9 points as Cleveland dropped its sixth straight game...
The Cleveland Cavaliers sent a release out tonight indicating that Kyrie Irving could be out for up to four weeks while recovering from a "hairline/non-displaced fracture of his contused left index finger".
I am translating this to read his finger is real jacked up and he'll be out for a while because of it.
Here is what the Cavaliers are saying, however...