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The Cavaliers (13-18) host Boston on Tuesday and travel to New York the following night in critical games against opponents immediately ahead of them in the standings.
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There’s a reason that flexible scheduling has been implemented in the NBA (at least for ESPN and ABC). It’s for scenarios like this season, when a top pick in a heavily scrutinized draft class that played just 11 games in college flies under the radar. So much so that the TV big wigs choose to not showcase his team even once on national TV. Now, from Albuquerque to Tacoma to...
Kyrie Irving has already knocked off the Celtics once this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers (13-18, 9th in the East) get back to business Tuesday night when they welcome the Boston Celtics (15-17, 8th in the East) into the Q. It was a pretty good All Star break for Cleveland. Sure, Kyrie Irving didn’t fare so well in the Skills Competition, but Irving and fellow rookie Tristan Thompson...
It was billed as Charles vs. Shaq. A battle of NBA personalities with pride and bragging rights very squarely on the line.
All the pomp and circumstance of this made-for-TV general manager rivalry played out before the game. What happened on the court was the sloppy, dunk-filled, shot-filled, defenseless exhibition game... that is so darn entertaining.
Two minutes into the game...
Irving led the Cavaliers with 24 points, but Cleveland couldn't make important shots in the final minutes of the loss
Admit it, you never expected the Cavaliers to compile 13 wins by the All-Star break. Heck, you may not have expected them to win 13 games all year.
And you werent even insulting them.
After the train wreck of 2010-11, a 13-43 record in this lockout-shortened season would have been perfectly understandable. Especially if someone told you the Cavs biggest reason for hope was coming...
Welcome to All-Star Weekend, a three-day, three-ring extravaganza where young players like Irving and Cavaliers teammate Tristan Thompson are exposed to some of most random questions this side of Super Bowl media day.
Tough loss. The Cavaliers fell behind early as their first quarter defense continues to plague them. But true to their nature, the Cavaliers fought back and took a lead into the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, the Cavs made too many mental errors down the stretch and the Celtics capitalized. The Cavaliers had a chance, down 3 with 3 seconds left. On a nice inbound play the Cavaliers...
CLEVELAND - The Celtics were in the midst of their best stretch of the season - nine wins in 10 games - when they split back-to-back matchups with the Cavaliers late last month. In both contests - an 88-87 home loss and 93-90 away win - the Celtics played without Rajon Rondo and struggled to match up with rookie guard Kyrie Irving.