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Waiting For Next Year:
The Rookie of the Year awards will start piling up at Kyrie’s feet. The Sporting News is first-
“Had Ricky Rubio remained healthy and kept the Timberwolves on the playoff path, he would have given Kyrie Irving, the top pick in last year’s NBA Draft, a run for this award. But as it stands, Irving (18.8 points, 5.5 assists, 46.8 percent shooting) was clearly the best player first-year player, and looks to be a piece the Cavs can use as a cornerstone going forward. Kenneth Faried, chosen by Denver with the 22nd pick, has proven to be the surprise of the draft, and Leonard’s performance, particularly at the defensive end, has helped Spurs fans forget the George Hill trade.
Sporting News ballot
1. Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers.
2. Kenneth Faried, Nuggets.
3. Kawhi Leonard, Spurs.”
Congratulations are still in order, even if the award is obvious.
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With approximately eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter on a Monday night in Memphis, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving cheered as his teammate Samardo Samuels dropped in a finger roll, bringing their team within one point of a back-and-forth contest against an opponent many feel could challenge for the Western Conference finals. Like clockwork, he then began to affix his...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving will start the team's home finale against Washington.
Irving had missed the morning shootaround Wednesday and the team listed him as questionable with gastroenteritis. However, after taking some shots and warming up on the Quicken Loans Arena floor, he was cleared by the team's medical staff. The Cavs announced he would...
You probably heard about how Kyrie Irving only played eleven games at Duke last year, so I won't bother mentioning that. What I will point out, however, is that if Kyrie did not return to the Cleveland Cavaliers line-up last week, to play in these last handful of meaningless games, that would've marked the second straight season he was unable to complete due to injury. It...
Besides that [running], he’s one of the best coaches in this league. Just based on the fact he listens to you, but also he gives you an opinion that’s in your best interest all the time. He was a player, so he understands how we’re feeling. That’s basically what it’s about. Having a coach to go out there and play, he understands you’re going to make mistakes and he doesn’t...
Only 3 more chances to watch Kyrie Irving this season
Here we are, three games left in this shortened NBA season for our beloved Cleveland Cavaliers. This 66 game season has been interesting. It feels like the Cavaliers play pretty much every night, which has been amazing as a fan of this team but has to have been incredibly trying on the players.
I’ve maintained all year long...
It was fan appreciation night at the Q, and Kyrie Irving did play despite having the flu. Well, he played the first half. At least nine minutes of it. Antawn Jamison came up gimpy in this one as well. Check out the Cavaliers’ leader in minutes played.
Tough loss tonight in Memphis, but the Cavaliers shouldn’t hang their heads. Playing one of the better teams in the West, the Cavaliers hung in there for pretty much the whole game, even holding the lead for much of the first half.
Kyrie Irving was simply terrific tonight for the wine and gold, scoring 25 points in 29 minutes of play. It was certainly curious to see Irving sitting...
What a lovely tank you have there
It’s time to say goodbye to the men in Wine and Gold. For this season, anyway.
Tonight the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Washington Wizards in the final home of the season. What once was a fierce rivalry of sorts is now renewed as a Premier League-esque relegation battle. Although, instead of relegation, these teams are fighting for lottery position...
Byron Scott told the Cleveland media that Kyrie Irving is sick today, and is listed as doubtful to play against the Washington Wizards tonight in the Cavaliers last home game of the season. Tristan Thompson is not sick, however, and I caught up with him just after shoot-around earlier this morning.I followed up what I referenced yesterday by asking Tristan about his scoring average...
I understand they both combined to miss 5 of 6 FT's in the final two minutes last night to help seal the win for the play-off bound Memphis Grizzlies, but I don't think that's important right now. As it pertains first to Kyrie Irving, what I was most encouraged by was to see him once again play like the best player on the court last night. This being four games into his...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- John Wall had 21 points and 13 assists as the Washington Wizards won their fifth straight to extend their longest winning streak since 2007, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-85 on Wednesday night.
Wall had 12 points, six assists and four steals in the third quarter, when he accounted for 24 of Washington's 28 points and helped the Wizards open a 14-point...
A few thoughts as the Cavaliers play their final home game of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. Tip-off is 7 p.m. against Washington on FOX Sports Ohio:
1. Taking everything into account, I give the Cavs a grade of C. They definitely had some bright moments on the floor, and were even in the thick of the playoff race at the All-Star break. Thats the good. But fans shouldnt have...
The Cavaliers competed, but in the end, they were no match for a San Antonio Spurs team that looks poised for a deep playoff run. The Spurs shot 55% and connected on eight three pointers as they defeated the Cavaliers 114-98 in the AT&T Center. The Spurs were led by their bench of Manu Ginobili (20 points, 9-of-12 shooting) and Stephen Jackson (17 points) as their bench outscored...
The Chicago Bulls don't yet know who they're hosting in the first round of the NBA playoffs, but they do know a win in their regular-season finale will give them home-court advantage as long as they're alive in the postseason.
The Bulls tries to earn their 50th win and wrap up the league's top spot overall Thursday night at the United Center against a Cleveland Cavaliers...