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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for comments about the officiating following his team’s loss at Minnesota on Friday.
The Cavs attempted a mere nine free throws in the 91-73 defeat, while the Timberwolves managed 35 attempts.
“I’m trying to figure out a way to say this without getting fined: It was that bad, it really was,” Scott said after the game. “I understand we’re playing in Minnesota, but 35-9? We went to the basket just as much as they did.”
The game served to break Anderson Varejao’s streak of consecutive double-doubles. Scott, coaching a relatively inexperienced roster, has become more vocal as of late regarding his team — specifically rookies Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller — not getting the benefit of foul calls early on.
“A foul is a foul,” he said following the team’s loss to Chicago last Wednesday.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that PG Kyrie Irving was cleared to begin practicing and should be available for Tuesday’s game against the Lakers.
Irving will practice today and be in the starting line-up against the Lakers. #Cavs
— Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) December 10, 2012
The Cavaliers are 2-9 since Irving injured his finger, including the current five game losing...
Life without Kyrie Irving has not been fun. It was hard. How hard? The Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17, 13th in the East) went 2-9 without him. Sure, the Cavaliers are 2-8 with him, so there’s no evidence of the team being worse without him. But if you watched the 11 games he missed, you know the truth.
The Cavaliers score 108.3 points per 100 possessions with Kyrie on the floor. They...
The Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17) fell to a team many thought they could beat, the Detroit Pistons (7-15). The Cavs have to find a way to play some defense, the lack of team defense has been the Cavaliers problem this season. The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to play well offensively, the team is giving up far too many points to the opposition. For Cavs fans it is just another season...
CLEVELAND -- Five straight. Nine of 10. Fifteen of 17.
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Kyrie Irving is back, and man, thats just great.
Dion Waiters is not, and man, that sort of stinks.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Sitting and watching his teammates play was torture for Kyrie Irving. Seeing the Cavaliers lose made it worse.
Back earlier than expected, Irving was cleared to practice after missing 11 games with a broken left finger and the star point guard will likely play Tuesday night when Cleveland hosts the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.
"It's been very difficult...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has returned to practice and is available to play in Tuesdays home game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Irving, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, has missed the previous three weeks (11 games) with a broken left index finger.
He leads the team in scoring at 22.9 points per game, and assists at 5.6 per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have something to cheer for once again. Point guard Kyrie Irving, who went down with a broken finger, is expected to return to action tomorrow against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was previously expected to make a return next week. Jason Lloyd, a Cavaliers beat writer, tweeted the following.Kyrie returned to practice today, expected to play tmrw vs Lakers....
This has an interesting twist to it.
Not only are the Cavs willing to let go of Anderson in exchange for a couple of younger players, Varejao’s camp as stated that he too, wouldn’t mind a trade as long as it’s to a contender.
Varejao has been playing some of the best basketball of his career. And he’s notorious for being gritty and energetic, a perfect catch for a serious...
After holding a three point lead at half time, the Cavaliers fell behind shortly in the third quarter and could never quite catch up. Cleveland made a strong push in the fourth quarter, getting stop after stop on the defensive end, but continously came up empty on the offensive side of the ball.
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Cavs center Anderson Varejao puts Jordan Hill on a poster during the 1st quarter of Tuesday night’s game:
Kyrie Irving will return to the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (left index finger fracture) has been cleared to resume practice today and is expected to be available to play against the Lakers tomorrow night at The Q.
Kyrie Irving has been out for three weeks with a fractured index finger on his left hand, and was cleared for full contact on Monday and coach Byron Scott said he plans on starting the second year point guard when the Cavs take on the Los Angeles Lakers. While Irving [...]
Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio tweeted that Cavaliers coach Byron Scott is hopefull both guards Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving will return to action Tuesday against the Lakers.
Waiters has been day to day with ankle injury, missing the Cavs last 3 games.
Irving has been out since November 21 and a Tuesday return would bring the Cavs star back almost two weeks ahead of schedule.