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CLEVELAND -- Anderson Varejao had a night to remember, but his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates had a night to forget. The Phoenix Suns sent the Cavs to their fourth consecutive loss with a 91-78 decision Tuesday before a sparse crowd of 13,687 at Quicken Loans Arena. Varejao finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds, both game highs. He converted 10 of 15 shots from the floor. The mop-haired Brazilian is playing himself on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. He had 14 points in the third quarter, when the Cavs were outscored 34-27. Phoenix scored the final 14 points of the period to take a 71-59 lead heading into the fourth. The Suns (7-8) were never threatened in the fourth quarter. They had four players in double figures, led by point guard Goran Dragic, who contributed 19 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Forward Michael Beasley added 15 points, and forward Luis Scola came off the bench to score 14 points. Cleveland matched its season low by shooting 35.7 percent...
BEST OF MAXIM
The elections may be long in the rear view, but the lobbying in Cleveland may be reaching new levels. As the Cavaliers dropped yet another nail-biter to one of the NBA’s elite teams, it was Anderson Varejao who continued to keep his bruised and battered team on the positive side of the ledger, pulling down 22 more rebounds, obtaining possession of balls which he had no business...
This one stings a bit.
The Memphis Grizzlies, without starting PG Mike Conley, came out torching the Cavaliers’ defense on their first few possessions. It looked like it could be a predictably rough game. But then Anderson Varejao went to work. Andy started rebounding like a man possessed and ignited the Cavaliers to take the first quarter lead.
In fact, the Cavaliers would win...
CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers are entering dangerous territory, the kind that can cause a team to lose a grip on the buying public way too soon in a season.
That's not a criticism. It's a harsh reality.
The latest example came Tuesday, a 91-78 embarrassment against a Phoenix team that isn't very good.
Did we mention the game was at home?
Did we mention the Cavs blew...
Anderson Varejao is shooting 51 percent from the field and has extended his range.
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“At his current pace (and if he stays healthy), Varejao would finish the season with about 1,222 rebounds. That would destroy the Cavaliers’ single season record, which...
The Cleveland Cavaliers had an interesting Thanksgiving weekend. Last Wednesday they got things started with a big win at home against Philadelphia to end their losing streak. Jeremy Pargo had an absolutely insane breakout game in filling in for Kyrie Irving.
Unfortunately, the Cavaliers had to follow that up with another road trip. This one a 3 game trip, and they have already lost...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have a paltry 3-12 and Tuesday night’s loss to the Suns didn’t make matters any better. The only bright spot has been the Cavs center, who is having a fairly incredible season which is not going unnoticed by his coach. Byron opened his Tuesday presser with a simple and very true statement:
“Andy Varejao was fantastic. Everybody else sucked tonight...
Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters dribbled through the legs of Phoenix Suns guard Luis Scola on his way to scoring a basket during Tuesday night's NBA game at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The move by Waiters gave the Cavs a 59-57 lead with 3:28 left in the third quarter. Waiters finished the game with 16 points and led the Cavs with 7 assists.
One month into the season, Anderson Varejao is All-Star worthy.
"He's the best center in the NBA right now; by far the best in the Eastern Conference," said Cavaliers coach Byron Scott.
Even if you don't entirely agree with Varejao's coach, it's hard to argue with the numbers.
The 6-foot-11 wild man is averaging a career-high 14.5 points. He leads the...
HE GOT SERVED
Clearly, the move of Tuesday night came from Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters who was able to score on this impressive between-the-legs play.Waiters was being guarded by Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola when he pulled out the old schoolyard trick in the third quarter of play:
I love Mike (Brown) to death and don’t know what the situation would’ve presented itself had he stayed but for me I’m one of those guys where first of all just give me the opportunity to be on the court for an extended period of time and eventually I will find a way to contribute but it was difficult for me to come in the game and my only three or four shots were threes and...
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CLEVELAND -- The Phoenix Suns, in the midst of their longest road trip of the season, stumbled Sunday in Philadelphia, but they rebounded in a big way Tuesday. The Suns rolled to a 91-78 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers before 13,687 at Quicken Loans Arena. "It was a grind-it-out kind of game," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "These guys (the Cavaliers) have...