Found January 31, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
I get the sense that, just, the fact that when we’re in games, we feel we can win. I don’t know if it’s keeping it close or what, but when we play the way we’re capable of playing, we feel we can win the game no matter who we’re playing. [...] That’s the ultimate confidence, when you have a guy [like Kyrie Irving] who can deliver in the crunch like he did [against Boston] , it not only gives him more confidence, but his teammates confidence as well. Every team needs one: you have to have a closer, you have to have somebody who can close the deal. The players out there feel pretty good when the ball is in his hands.
- Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott, Tuesday, on the team’s ability to compete or beat some of the better teams i the NBA. The Boston Celtics will visit Cleveland as the two teams square off for the second time in three nights.
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Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving won't let the first big moment of his NBA career go to his head.
Irving made a layup with 2.6 seconds left on Sunday in Boston as the Cavaliers scored the game's final 12 points in an 88-87 win. With his father, Drederick, watching from a courtside seat, Irving spun in the lane beneath all those dangling Celtics championship banners and...
Well, it’s what I try to do every night: get the second chance and stuff like that. Tonight worked out. Tonight worked out. We had the ball back and we had the chance to win the game. And Kyrie [Irving] made the shot. And we won. Tough game. But the key for the game to me was how our defense in the fourth quarter. Through the whole game we played hard on defense. And that’s why...
With Boston in town for game two of this home and away series with the Celtics tonight, the talk following Kyrie Irving's heroics on Sunday revolved around specifically that on Tuesday after shoot-around. Or at least that, along with Christian Eyenga being categorized as a "might play" tonight with Anthony Parker and Daniel Gibson banged up, was basically all I was...
The first four points of Cavaliers rookie guard Mychel Thompson's NBA career couldn't have come at a better time. Those first two jumpers he hit proved critical to a 4th quarter comeback win on the road Sunday, capped off by the last second heroics of Kyrie Irving, in what became the Cavs most exciting finish of the season so far. During that one-point win over the Celtics...
Irving with the game winner
Lets do this all over again.
Tuesday night the Boston Celtics (9-10) travel to Cleveland for a rematch with the Cavaliers (8-11).
I’m going to keep this one brief. Rajon Rondo is out again for the Celtics. Anthony Parker and Daniel Gibson are out for the Cavaliers. No word yet (as of this writing) on who will be the starting SG. Coach Scott could start...
Kyrie Irving has numbers similar to another rookie who played for the Cavaliers.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers lottery selection DeSagana Diop airballed a free throw last night. It was fairly epic.
The best part may be that his second attempt went glass.
Over 10 NBA seasons after being selected eighth overall in 2001, Diop has averaged 2.0 points per contest. The 7-footer is making $6.5 million this year.
(h/t to Brian Boesch)
Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert announced this morning that his real estate arm, Rock Financial LLC, will close soon on the purchase of a ninth downtown building - the landmark Federal Reserve building at 160 W. Fort St.
Holding on, after accumulating a 20-point lead, late against the Cavaliers allowed Boston to extract revenge on the Cavaliers, 93-90, who stole one in Boston on Sunday night. Anderson Varejao was the story of the night with his 20-20 performance, which included 10 offensive rebounds.
Cleveland wasted no time in setting the tempo early led by Kyrie Irving and Ramon Sessions attacking...
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was named today as the NBA's Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in the months of December and January.
CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Cavaliers have recalled forward Luke Harangody from Canton, the team's NBA Development League team.
Varejao is fourth in the NBA in rebounding, but numbers have never told the total story of his value to the Cavaliers. Links to more Cavs stories.