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The Cavaliers were playing on the road one night after an emotional victory at home.
But what happened Wednesday at Indiana was unacceptable.
The verdict: Pacers 96, Cavs 81.
The sentence: Most likely the wrath of coach Byron Scott.
The truth: Life in the NBA, with its constant stream of back-to-back games and lack of respect from the referees, can be brutal and downright unfair.
The lesson: Get used to it, kids.
Most of all, you cant excuse blowing a 16-point lead, which the Cavs owned in the first half.
Think about that -- they led by 16, and lost by 15.
They also scored a miserable 23 points in the second half -- after scoring 58 in the first.
No easy way to stomach that, and the Cavs cant keep blowing double-digit leads, I dont care if their star point guard is 12-years old.
Instead, Kyrie Irving is 20, and while this was hardly his fault, he didnt play with near the energy he displayed in Tuesdays exciting home win over the Lakers.
In that game, Irving fini...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Kyrie Irving was ready. The self-proclaimed Cavaliers’ biggest cheerleader was ready to put down his pom poms and swap his suit for a wine and gold jersey. He knew that all of his begging and pleas would fall on the deaf ears of team physicians, keeping a long term, investment-like frame of mind when it came to clearing the reigning Rookie of the Year to resume full basketball...
Kyrie Irving had missed the Cleveland Cavaliers' last 11 games with a fractured finger. In that time, the Cavaliers often looked hopeless. They lost nine of those 11 games. However, irving was back last night as the Cavs took on the Los Angeles Lakers. And he made an instant difference. In his first game back, Irving played the second-most minutes (38) of anyone on the...
Kyrie Irving talks after Cavaliers beat Lakers.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 28 points in his return after missing 11 games with a broken finger, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 100-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, who dropped to a new low Tuesday night in a tumultuous season.
Irving added 11 assists in 39 minutes and showed off his dizzying array of moves as the Cavs ended a five-game losing streak.
Unfortunately Kyrie Irving didn’t do so well on his test.
CJ Miles came into this game picking up right where he left off. He scored 11 of the Cavaliers first 13 points and the Cavs bench played the best quarter of their season in the 2nd quarter. The Cavaliers were up 54-38 with about 4 minutes left in the first half. It looked like the Cavaliers would be cruising to another win...
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers ran into one of the all-time greats. But not even Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant's season-high 42 points could ruin the return of Cavs guard Kyrie Irving on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Playing for the first time since Nov. 18, Irving had 28 points, six rebounds and a season-high 11 assists in the Cavs' exciting 100-94 victory...
CLEVELAND -- It hasnt felt this good in these parts for quite some time.
Oh, the Cavaliers 100-94 win over the Lakers on Tuesday was just one game. And no one is trying to hide the fact the Cavs are 5-17, or that the Lakers are an absolute mess.
But this, folks, was NBA basketball at its finest.
It was Kyrie Irving returning and displaying a more remarkable performance than most...
What a night for Cleveland sports.
First, Kyrie Irving came back for the Cavaliers.
Then, while the game was going on, the Indians made what appears to be a stellar trade.
And then, just for good measure, the Cavaliers beat the Lakers.
It was evident from the beginning just how much Irving was missed. Kyrie wasted no time in making his impact felt and the Cavaliers opened up a huge...
Kyrie Irving is back, and man, thats just great.
Dion Waiters is not, and man, that sort of stinks.
After all, Waiters is the Cavs second-leading scorer, a developing rookie, a guy who scores 20 a game when the Cavs win. OK, thats only been four (out of 21) times, but still.
The Cavs need Waiters, Waiters needs playing time, and the Lakers are in town. And guess who...
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 [...]
The Cleveland Cavaliers are bringing a 14-game division losing streak into a matchup with a team they haven't beaten much of late.
There is some hope for the Cavaliers since Kyrie Irving has returned heading into Wednesday night's road contest with the Indiana Pacers.
Cleveland (5-17) hasn't beaten a Central Division foe since a 101-100 win over Detroit on Feb. 21....
There truly has not been a lot to cheer about so far this season for fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers. That was until Tuesday night, when reigning NBA Rookie Of The Year, point guard Kyrie Irving returned from a stint on the injured list with a double-double; helping the Cavaliers top the Los Angeles Lakers at Quicken Loans Arena, by a final margin of 100-94. After missing the last...
The NBA tweeted the first batch of results for All-Star balloting-
1st Returns, East Backcourt: D.Wade (430,925), Rajon Rondo (382,613), Deron Williams (211,426), Kyrie Irving (155,989), Ray Allen (130,016)
— 2013 #NBAAllStar(@NBAAllStar) December 13, 2012
Irving is fourth despite missing half the Cavaliers’ games this season.
Anderson Varejao, who leads the league in rebounding...