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Detroit is a town that’s been beaten up, down in the dumps, but has this certain spirit about it. Cleveland does, too. It never gives up. We’re going to keep coming at it. I want to be part of that. I want to be in position to affect the outcome. [...] Look, I’m a Midwest guy. I’m basically married to two cities, Detroit and Cleveland. I believe in these cities. I believe they can come back bigger and better than they’ve ever been and I would like other talented people — whether they’re in sports or in business — to believe the same.
– Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert via a lengthy profile published by Sports Illustrated – it is well worth the time of every Cavalier fan. In the piece, Gilbert discusses LeBron James, the current state of the Cavaliers, and the future for the team and the city of Cleveland. Seriously: Read it.
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Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao missed Wednesday night's game against the Boston Celtics because of a bruised right knee.
Varejao, the NBA's leading rebounder at 14.4 per game, was injured Tuesday night against Toronto when he landed awkwardly on his right leg and crumpled to the floor in pain after being fouled late in the first quarter. He limped to the locker...
Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss at least two more games with a bruised right knee.
Varejao has missed four games since hurting his knee on Dec. 18 against Toronto. The Cavs had hoped extra rest would get the NBA's leading rebounder back on the floor, but he's not ready to play. Varejao will sit out Friday's home game against Atlanta and will not travel with...
The Cavaliers welcomed Dion Waiters back to the lineup in this one, but it would make little difference as Cleveland once again lost to Cavalier Kryptonite, the Toronto Raptors.
This one was close through 3 quarters, but the Raptors pulled away in the 4th quarter to snap their 11 game road losing streak. The Cavaliers were lead by Kyrie Irving’s 23 points and Anderson Varejao chipped...
Anderson Varejao missed this game due to a knee injury and without his services the Celtics were simply too much for the Cavaliers to contend with.
This one looked like a blowout with the Celtics opening up a 20 point lead in the 3rd quarter. However, the Cavaliers went on a nice 20-2 run to close out the quarter and the start of the 4th to pull within 2 points of the Celtics. The...
Ever since Lebron James left Cleveland the press and the attention has kind of simmered down over there. And now that Kyrie Irving got hurt (he should be back pretty shortly) there isn’t much buzz on this team other than Anderson Verajo which is a little boring (except for his hair).
So what is there to buzz about with the Cavaliers? Little did I know they had a cheerleading...
Not a ton of comments from Cavaliers fans around the net, and as a result, I'm leaving out the usual superlatives. All you get is the full slate. Enjoy them after a nice win by the Celtics and an amazing performance by Paul Pierce.
What do you know another back to back game.
I predict they'll play a solid game-may not win, but make it close.
Varejao out. ...
The Cavaliers are slowly starting to come together -- health-wise, anyway.
The latest addition: Rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters, who practiced Monday and will play in Tuesdays home game against the Toronto Raptors (7 p.m., FOX Sports Ohio HD).
Waiters missed the previous eight games with a sprain and bone bruise in his left ankle. Before that, he was the starting shooting guard...
On July 23, 2004, the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Drew Gooden and Anderson Varjeao in a trade with the Orlando Magic for Tony Battie and two second round draft picks.
For the next three seasons, Gooden and Varejao were teammates in Cleveland. Not only did they share time at the power forward position specifically, they also practiced against each other on a daily basis.
The Cavaliers selected Tristan Thompson with the No. 4 pick of the 2011 NBA Draft instead of Jonas Valanciunas.
Kyrie Irving claims the Cleveland Cavaliers are more assertive versus the NBA's so-called elite teams than against lesser competition.
The Boston Celtics will need to start playing considerably better in order to be known as the former.
Boston looks to avoid a fourth straight loss while Cleveland tries to end a four-game skid Wednesday night at TD Garden.
The Cavaliers (5...
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
7 p.m. EST
FOX Sports Ohio HD (Cavaliers Live pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Cleveland - WTAM-1100 AM (broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m.)
C Jonas Valanciunas; PF Ed Davis; SF Mickael Pietrus; SG DeMar DeRozen; PG Jose Calderon. Coach: Dwane Casey.
C Anderson Varejao...
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Everyone loves to see a match-up for the ages and tonight is one of them as arguably two of the best point guards in the NBA go toe-to-toe for the first time in the 2012-13 season in a Wednesday night showdown.
After missing a month due a broken left index finger, Kyrie Irving is back. His return has been incredible. In the past five games...
CLEVELAND -- Toronto point guard Jose Calderon continued his recent domination of the Cavaliers, scoring 23 points in the Raptors' 113-99 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday. Calderon added six assists and five rebounds as the Raptors (7-19) snapped an 11-game road losing streak. Cleveland came into the game one of the league's worst road teams, 1-14. The Raptors took the...
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-21, 2-13 Road) @ Boston Celtics (12-12, 8-4 Home) TD Garden, 7:30 pm on CSNNE/WEEI Officials: Zach Zarba, Scott Bolnick, John Goble Line: Boston by 7.5 The Cavaliers visit Boston losers of 4 in a row and 9 of their last 10. Meanwhile the Celtics head back home after an 0-3 road trip, ending with last [...]