Found December 26, 2011 on Inside Hoops:
PLAYERS: Byron Scott
TEAMS: Toronto Raptors
Kyrie Irving will start at point guard for the Cavs tonight in the season opener against the Toronto Raptors. Irving came off the bench during the two preseason games, but coach Byron Scott said he wanted Irving with the veteran starters and Ramon Sessions to provide a veteran presence to a young second unit. “We need [...]

Cavs pre-game: Byron Scott Q&A

Cavs coach Byron Scott about an hour before the 2011-12 season tipped off vs. Toronto: On No. 1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving starting at point guard: He seems pretty calm and ready to go. I talked to him before the game, and told him to relax and just go out there and enjoy yourself, have fun. You only get to do this once -- your first NBA game. So I told him to enjoy the moment...

Jonas Valanciunas Faces Santa In One-On-One, Santa Puts Him On The Naughty List (Video)

For those of you who think that Santa Claus doesn't have any skill in the world of basketball, you would be wrong. Toronto Raptors rookie Jonas Valanciunas found out when he faced in a game of one-on-one and gets schooled by him: (Courtesy of Sweater Punch)

Byron Scott Talks Starting Point Guard After Practice Saturday

After the Cavaliers last practice to close training camp yesterday, Byron Scott said he made his decision on the opening night starter at PG but he hadn't told either Kyrie Irving or Ramon Sessions what his answer was yet.  He also refereed to Kyrie Irving as a magician with the basketball.In response to a question I asked about whether or not Coach Scott saw value in brining...

Dwane Casey Placed a 1,300-Pound Rock in the Raptors’ Locker Room

Taking the “Pound the Rock” mantra to the nth degree, new Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey had a massive boulder placed inside his team’s locker room, in the hopes of inspiring the players with the visual. From the AP: A 1,300-pound boulder sits just inside the front door to the Toronto Raptors’ dressing room, a reminder of the mentality the new coach Dwane Casey is...

Kyrie Irving gets start in Cavs opener

Kyrie Irving. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL) Head Coach Byron Scott just announced that Kyrie Irving will be the starter tonight as the Cavs open the season against the Toronto Raptors. Scott said he wanted Irving to get his playing time with the veterans to speed his development, and Ramon Sessions can lend his experience to the youngsters in the...

Recap: Cleveland vs. Toronto

Jose Calderon finished with 15 points, 11 assists and six rebounds, leading a balanced scoring attack the Raptors used to earn a 104-96 victory over the Cavaliers in their season opener.

Raptors trying 'Pound the Rock' motto (AP)

A 1,300-pound boulder sits just inside the front door to the Toronto Raptors' dressing room, a reminder of the mentality Dwane Casey is trying to instill in his new team. Heading into what the Raptors coach is calling a "building" season, Casey has introduced a new motto: Pound the Rock.

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott using rookie Kyrie Irving at crunch time

Coach Byron Scott is wasting no time putting Kyrie Irving in pressure situations.

Rookie Kyrie Irving might open a new window on use of screens: Cleveland Cavaliers Insider

Cavs coach Byron Scott says he has seen great improvement from Irving on how he attacks big men once screens are set.

Casey Likes What He Saw In Toronto's Opening Win

The Raptors defeated Cleveland by a final score of 104-96 in their 11-12 regular season debut.

Total Team Effort Lifts Raptors Over Cavs In Opener

Your browser does not support iframes. Related: Box Score Video: Casey Pre-Game With Devlin Top Plays: Amir From Jose | Still No Props Needed | Magloire With The Flush | Big Davis Block CLEVELAND (AP) Rookie Kyrie Irving scored six points and hardly played like the No. 1 overall pick as the Toronto Raptors spoiled the Cleveland guard's NBA debut with a 104-96 season-opening...

Kyrie Irving Looked Like A Nineteen Year Old Rookie In NBA Debut

Byron Scott told the Cleveland media before the Cavaliers opener on Monday that his decision to start the number one overall pick out of Duke in his first NBA game, over veteran PG Ramon Sessions, became "easy" once he decided on who he'd initially surround Kyrie Irving with in that Cavaliers starting unit.   Instead of opting to start fellow first round pick Tristan...

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott happy with development of forward Alonzo Gee: Cavaliers Insider

Coach Byron Scott likes what he's seen from Alonzo Gee: Cleveland Cavaliers Insider.

Raptors ready to 'rock' and roll as season begins

TORONTO - A 1,300-pound boulder sits just inside the front door to the Toronto Raptors' dressing room, a reminder...
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