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Cleveland Cavaliers’ Bench Buries the Chicago Bulls

After splitting the first four games of the Eastern Conference semi-finals Lebron carried Cleveland to a huge win in Game 5 and the Cavaliers bench buried the Bulls in Chicago to clinch the series in six games. The most anticipated Eastern Conference matchup of the 2015 playoffs ended in the most unceremonious fashion on Thursday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers put a struggling Chicago...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: David Blatt says “I almost blew it”

With the Cleveland Cavaliers out of timeouts and looking to move the ball up court, head coach David Blatt attempted to signal for a timeout before his assistant coaches pulled him back and made him aware of the situation. Had the Cavaliers been called for a technical foul due to the lack of timeouts, the outcome of Game 4 would have undboutedly been different. “I almost blew it...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers apologize for in-arena video showing a man throw a woman

  The Cleveland Cavaliers have issued an apology for the video shown during the team’s  106-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday that depicts an incident of domestic violence. During a timeout at last night’s Cavaliers vs. Bulls playoff game at The Q in Cleveland, we ran a 1-minute in-arena video that was intended to be a humorous spoof on a popular commercial...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Role players come up big for Cavaliers in Game 2

The Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 106-91 on Wednesday, evening up their series at one game apiece. The Cavs hit the Bulls with a fast start and kept their foot on the pedal for the rest of the game, maintaining a double-digit lead for most of the contest. LeBron James was super aggressive, taking control of the game from the opening tip. There were four Cavaliers who may not...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers playoff video shows domestic violence

  During the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 106-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday a clip was shown on the jumbotron that depicts an incident of domestic violence. The video shows a male Cavaliers fan picking up a woman and throwing her to the ground when he realizes she’s a Bulls fan. After she is tossed to the ground, the woman is shown wearing a Cavs “All In”...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Biggest Game of the Year, Draft Ease, and Columbus Minutiae: While We’re Waiting…

Good morning, Blawg Pound, on this glorious Thursday morning. The Cavs won, the sun is shining, birds are chirping, and my lower back pain is dissipating, which means that spring golf is hopefully in my not-too-distant future. I’m shorter on time and content than usual, so let’s jump right into it. Of course, we have to start with the Cavaliers. Certainly, things are looking...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love will miss Conference Semifinal playoff series

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sustained a left shoulder dislocation during the first quarter of Sunday’s game in Boston vs. the Celtics. From the Cavaliers: “X-rays and a MRI have been performed, as well as further evaluation at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health today by Cavaliers head team physician Dr. Richard D. Parker and Dr. Mark Schickendantz...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's 'Big 3'

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers' "Big 3" can't win an NBA title by themselves. Not without help from Cleveland's reserves -- those other guys. Although they may not have the catchy nickname of their three famous teammates, Cleveland's two other starters -- J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov -- and the team's supporting cast of bench players...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's "Big 3"

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) They don't have the catchy nickname of their three famous teammates, but Cleveland's reserves mean almost as much to the Cavaliers as the ''Big 3.'' Cleveland got major contributions from its bench while winning Game 1 of its playoff series against Boston on Sunday. Forward Tristan Thompson got big rebounds, James Jones made two critical baskets at the end...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs Big Win, Tebow Back and Patent Trolls: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, you guys. How good does it feel to have playoff basketball back in the city of Cleveland? The last four years, all we’ve had to cling to at this time of year was the potential for temperatures in the 60s. Now, we get those sweet spring days but now with more championship potential. So many good things to take away from Sunday’s big win: LeBron James, playoff form...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Perkins: There’s nothing you can do to guard LeBron

Only five members of the Cleveland Cavaliers have had the opportunity of playing with or against LeBron James in the playoffs: Mike Miller and James Jones (teammates with the Miami Heat), Shawn Marion and Brendan Haywood (2011 NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks), and a player that probably knows the most about him even though he has never been his teammate for a playoff game, Kendrick...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A bump in South Florida: Cavs vs. Heat Behind The Box Score

There were hints of it last night in Orlando when the Cavaliers were less than sharp in closing out the Orlando Magic after taking a huge lead. But in Miami, missing Kevin Love for a second straight night and on a back-to-back, the Cavaliers got blasted by the Heat for the second time this season in Miami. The Heat shot the lights out, while the Cavaliers couldn’t remove the lid...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs in-air team photo becomes instant highlight

Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ big win over the Dallas Mavericks, the entire team got together for a photo from the team plane. The photo was eventually posted by LeBron James on Instagram and then followed up by countless teammates. Not long thereafter, social media was ablaze with a litany of thoughts surrounding the image, the entire Cavaliers team looking as much of a collective...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavaliers vs. Mavericks Game Recap: Cavs Manhandle Mavs

(Dallas, TX) – In a big test on the road, the Cleveland Cavaliers (41-25) made yet another huge statement to the rest of the NBA in a 127-94 beatdown of the Dallas Mavericks (41-25) on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. After being down 31-26 following a very entertaining first quarter, the Cavs went on an absolute tear to score a whopping 41 points in the second frame...
Via Cavaliers Nation
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh My-lanta! Cavs vs. Hawks Behind The Box Score

In what could be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavaliers and Hawks squared off for the fourth and final time in the regular season. In the first three matchups, the Cavaliers had a much different makeup with the calendar still displaying 2014, while the Hawks have been a mark of consistency, health, and excellence in this regular season to this point. Atlanta jumped...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs vs Raptors Behind the Box Score: Surviving a second half onslaught

Cleveland Cavaliers (39-24) 120 Toronto Raptors (38-23) 112 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter Whether it be on WFNY podcasts or in previous posts here on WFNY, I’ve frequently said that there’s not too much to be taken away from one regular season NBA game. The NBA is less about the individual moments and games, and more about...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game Recap: The Boston Massacre

(Cleveland, OH) – In an absolutely dominating effort on both offense and defense, the Cleveland Cavaliers (38-24) stream rolled the Boston Celtics (23-35) en route to a 110-79 victory on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs, who led by as many as 44 points early in the fourth, outscored the Celtics by double digits in each of the first three quarters. “This is the...
Via Cavaliers Nation
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards Game Recap: Cavs Snatch 4th Seed

(Washington, DC) – The Cleveland Cavaliers (34-22) put on a show Friday night as they demolished the Washington Wizards (33-22) at Verizon Center by a highly lopsided score of 127-89. The game was a rout early on as the Cavs led by as many as 22 points in the first half and led by 40 points late in the fourth quarter. LeBron James, who only saw a mere 25 minutes of action on the...
Via Cavaliers Nation
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?: Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score

The Cavaliers had a great opportunity on national television to take the lead in the Central Division and clinch the tiebreaker against their Central counterpart, the Chicago Bulls. But, shorthanded, they didn’t get any spectacular performances, and the Bulls certainly got a couple of their own as the Bulls maintained a respectable lead for most of the second half, pulling away...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Allen to make decision on future after All-Star Weekend

Veteran guard Ray Allen will make his decision on whether he wants to return for a 19th season after  All-Star Weekend, reports ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The 39-year-old Allen has been in contact with several teams and may take meetings during the upcoming All-Star break. The teams that have contacted Allen are the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State...
Via Sports-Glory
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: LeBron James Met with Ray Allen During Rehab in Miami

LeBron James made a few friends during his four years spent on South Beach. A couple of them – Mike Miller and James Jones – he brought back home with him to Cleveland, and according to Dave McMenamen of ESPN.com, a third, Ray Allen, could be on the way. During James’ recent rehabilitation back in Miami, he and Allen met to discuss the possibility of the former UConn product...
Via Cavaliers Nation
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday, And Boo – Hawks vs Cavaliers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers (18-13) 101Atlanta Hawks (23-8) 109 Box Score The Cavs and the Hawks each notched a blowout victory in the teams’ first two matchups. In both games, the winning team shot better than 57 percent on threes and scored 127 points. Both were anomalous results, and a closer game was to be expected when the clubs met on LeBron James’ birthday in the ATL. Adding...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James hasn’t talked to Pat Riley since leaving the Miami Heat

It looks like there’s a rift between Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Miami Heat president Pat Riley. James and Riley haven’t spoken to each other since James bolted the Heat to go back home to Cleveland five months ago.  James isn’t opposed to speaking with Riley, but he’s not going out of his way. “If the opportunity presents itself, I don’t mind,” James...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wheel of Shooting Guards

The first two months of the 2014-15 NBA season has provided no shortage of fascinating storylines. None of them, however, intrigues me more than the way that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt has approached the shooting guard position within his rotation. Through the course of each game, with each spin as it were, Blatt seemingly looks to somebody else to deliver a performance...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

The pick and roll is one of the most important elements of modern NBA offenses. Depending on who you talk to, the NBA has or has not been “a pick and roll league” over various stretches. But, like something as simple and commonplace as the play-action in football, it’s an elemental part of offense that virtually every team incorporates to some degree. The pick and roll is akin...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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