Basketball

  • Cavaliers eke out 120-116 win against Suns

    The Cavaliers nearly blew a 20-point lead, but still came out on top against the Suns on the road.

    Despite losing a 20-point lead to start the second half, the Cavaliers held on in a closely fought game in Phoenix to open up their west coast road trip with a 120-116 win. The Cavs appeared to be cruising to a comfortable win on the road in Phoenix with a 69-53 lead at the half, but the were caught flat-footed in the third quarter by a Suns’ 25-7 run.

  • Cavaliers hold on in Brooklyn for 116-108 victory

    The Cavaliers secured a workmanlike victory against the Nets on Friday night.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 116-108 Friday night in the Big Apple. The game saw the return of both Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving for the Cavs and both stars were needed to secure the victory. Bolstered by the return of two of the Big Three, fans probably thought this game would be an easy win for the Wine and Gold but Brooklyn was competitive throughout the game.

  • Cavaliers interested in Jimmy Butler trade with help from 3rd team, per report

    Cleveland needs to match Golden State’s firepower. Adding Jimmy Butler to the mix would be a step in the right direction.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have vaulted themselves into trade discussions in an attempt to acquire Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

    The Cavaliers reportedly worked on Monday to add a third team to the deal to give Chicago the necessary assets — young players and draft picks — needed to pry the two-way wing from the Bulls.

  • Cavaliers overcome Raptors in OT, 113-112

    Behind LeBron’s triple-double, the Cavs manage to take the 1-0 series lead.

    The Cavaliers couldn’t have won that game, right?

    Cleveland played Game 1 in Toronto after playing a little over 48 hours ago. LeBron Jamesshot 12-of-30 from the field. Kevin Love shot 3-of-13 from the field, yet somehow the Cavaliers managed to steal one game north of the border.

  • Cavaliers projected to win 49 games by ESPN

    The Cavs might not win 50 next year, according to Kevin Pelton’s model.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers certainly underperformed in last year’s regular season, going 51-31 while struggling with injuries, continuity problems, and of course, incredibly inconsistent effort.

  • Cavaliers take Game 6 109-99 behind LeBron James’ 46 points

    The Cavaliers are still alive, thanks to— who else?— LeBron James.

    Led by James’ game-high 46 points, the Cavs won Friday’s Game 6 against the Celtics 109-99. Cleveland’s win ties the series up at 3-3 to force a Game 7 Sunday in Boston.

  • Cavaliers want another Celtics asset for Kyrie Irving. Here's what Boston can give them.

    Cleveland will likely get one of these things, but the question is what.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers want more compensation for Kyrie Irving after examining Isaiah Thomas’ injured hip in a physical, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday. The deal with the Boston Celtics currently stands as Irving for Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick.

  • Cavaliers win 116-108 against scrappy Timberwolves

    In a game that was relatively close all the way through, the Cavs pulled off a 116-108 victory in their first game since the announcement of Kevin Love’s knee surgery, behind a near triple double from LeBron (25 points, 14 assists, eight rebounds). Channing Frye (21 points, 10 rebounds) and Tristian Thompson (14 points, 11 rebounds) combined to account for Love’s absence, through Thompson’s energy down low and Frye’s perpetual green light to shoot from deep. Andrew Wiggins, who always plays well against the Cavs, had a game-high 41 points, with Townes adding 26 more.

  • Cavaliers, Pacers trade talks for Paul George could include Nuggets as 3rd team, per report

    George is definitely being traded. Here is one potential option that could take place.

    The Indiana Pacers are taking their time to trade Paul George, but they’re still headed in that direction. The latest rumor, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Haynes, is that the Denver Nuggets might be involved as a third team in a potential deal.

  • Cavs beat Celtics 114-91, take control of No. 1 seed

    Cleveland went into Boston and made a statement without Tristan Thompson.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made a statement Wednesday night in game that LeBron James downplayed less than 24 hours before.

  • Cavs beat Pacers 105-101, advance to face Raptors

    LeBron James and Tristan Thompson lead the way.

    It look longer than many had expected. But the Cavaliers are onto the next round.

    With a 105-98 win in Sunday’s Game 7 against the Pacers, Cleveland wins its first series 4-3 and will face the Raptors starting on Tuesday.

  • Cavs finish off Raptors with 128-93 Game 4 win

    Cleveland now awaits the winner of the 76ers and Celtics series.

    With a 128-93 win in Monday night’s Game 4 against the Raptors, the Cavs are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they’ll face the winner of the Celtics-76ers series. Boston currently leads that series 3-1 and has a chance to wrap up the series on Wednesday.

  • Cavs get Kevin Love back and beat Utah 91-83, but lose three more players

    The Cavs won and Kevin Love returned to game action nearly two weeks early from knee surgery, but the question must be asked:

    What is going on with the injuries on this team?

    Cleveland beat the Utah Jazz 91-83 Thursday night behind 33 points from LeBron James. Love, who had missed the last 13 games, contributed 10 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes.

  • Cavs officially sign Larry Sanders, waive Andrew Bogut

    When the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers lost Andrew Bogut for the remainder of the season due to a fractured tibia just 58 seconds into his debut, they were left searching for a suitable replacement who is both capable and eligible for this year’s playoff run and title defense. Now, it seems they have found their man.

  • Cavs rout ailing Grizzlies 103-86

    Kyrie Irving didn’t play, but that was hardly a problem for the Cavs

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are now 18-5. They are the NBA champs. There are some soft spots in the armor, perhaps, but this is a very good team. A year ago at this time, Kyrie Irving was coming back from a devastating knee injury. Many had expected Kevin Love to assert himself in Irving’s absence, show the multi-faceted offensive game that made him a superstar in Minnesota.

  • Cavs take 2-0 series lead with 125-103 drubbing of Raptors

    It’s déjà vu from last year’s Cavs-Raptors matchup.

    After losing Game 1, the Toronto Raptors made changes to their starting lineup to better match the Cleveland Cavaliers. Out went DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas, in came Norman Powell and Patrick Patterson.

  • Cavs thrash Suns without Kevin Love, 118-103

    No Kevin Love? No problem, as the Cavs beat the Suns 118-103.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made easy work of the Phoenix Suns tonight, winning 118-103. Without Kevin Love, the Cavs thrived against one of the league’s worst teams, taking advantage of the Suns’ poor perimeter defense and their lack of offensive flow. The Cavs hit 19 threes for the game, forced Phoenix to only attempt that many, and posted 29 assists for the game. After the West coast road trip, this was a welcome win to get refocused with four of the next five games coming in Cleveland.

  • Cavs v. Warriors II: Warriors storm to 126 - 91 victory

    It was a vulgar display of power for 48 minutes, with the Warriors leading wire-to-wire en route to a second strong showing against the Eastern Conference’s best. The Warriors will have to win the Western Conference in order to see the Cavaliers again this season.

  • Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

    Everywhere from the Las Vegas sportsbooks to ESPN's Basketball Power Index to even LeBron James' framing of the 2017 NBA Finals has the Cleveland Cavaliers as heavy underdogs against the Golden State Warriors.

    But Kevin Love doesn't buy it.

    "The whole underdog thing is funny to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title," Love said Saturday after the Cavs' first practice in preparation for the Warriors since clinching a spot in the Finals.

  • Celtics continue hot streak, beat Grizzlies 113-103

    Boston’s starting backcourt came up big, and Gerald Green added some much needed offense off the bench.

    The last time Isaiah Thomas played the Grizzlies, he dropped a career high 44 points. He didn’t quite match that, but he still kept up his “Eastern Conference Player of the Week” form. He extended his 20-points-in-a-game streak to 16, the longest in the NBA this season. He wasn’t alone though, as Avery Bradley (23 points) and Gerald Green (19) posted some nice scoring numbers as well.