Basketball

  • Carmelo Anthony will accept a trade to teams other than Rockets, per report

    Anthony had been set on joining the Rockets, but with the season approaching, he may waive his no-trade clause for another team.

    Carmelo Anthony has expanded his list of teams that he would accept a trade to, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and one of those teams is the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the season looming, this is a clear sign that Anthony has blinked — he wants out of New York, even if it’s not on his exact terms.

  • Cavaliers beat Celtics 124-118 behind strong game from the Big Three

    The Cavaliers survived a late push to top the Celtics.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 124-118 on TNT on Thursday night. The matchup pitted the heavy Eastern Conference favorites against one of the few teams with a hope of beating them. The Cavaliers stepped up to the challenge, bouncing back from the Monday loss to the Pistons. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead the team to victory, each had a double double, but overall the Cavaliers put on a stellar offensive showing.

  • Cavaliers blow past Raptors

    LeBron James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night.

    Just like a year ago in the conference finals, the Cavs are up 2-0 on the Raptors, who had better figure some things out or this series will be over quickly. Toronto was blown out for the fifth straight time in Cleveland in the playoffs, losing each by an average of 24.2 points.

  • Cavaliers break NBA’s regular season 3-point record with 25 makes

    The Cleveland Cavaliers hit 25 three-pointers against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, the second time they’ve done just that in the past 12 months. With the 25 threes, the Cavaliers have set a new regular season record for made triples while tying their own all-time record.

  • Cavaliers drop Game 2 107-94, trail Celtics 2-0

    Just like that, the Cavaliers are down 2-0 to the Celtics. Forty-two points from LeBron Jameswere not enough as Cleveland lost Tuesday’s Game 2 in Boston 107-94.

    James also finished with 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Cavs with Kevin Love adding 22 points of his own. Cleveland even lead in this game, holding onto a four-point lead after the first quarter and seven points at half time. And then all of it — Game 2, maybe the Cavs’ season if they can’t rebound from this — unraveled.

  • 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 set an NBA record for threes not even the Warriors can touch

    When you think of the most prolific three-point shooting team in the NBA, you think of the Golden State Warriors, and with good reason. Stephen Curry set the single-game record for most three-pointers made earlier this season, and Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant are two more of the deadliest shooters around.

  • 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 waive veteran swingman Dahntay Jones

    The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers waived Dahntay Jones, the veteran reserve swingman who gave the team a spark in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

  • 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 working on contract with Larry Drew, rest of the staff has signed

    There is finally some clarity on where things stand on the coaching front for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was reported by Chris Haynes two weeks ago that the Cavs coaching staff were incredibly frustrated as they had not been signed to new contracts. Damon Jones, James Posey, Jim Boylan, and Phil Handy are all were reportedly stuck in limbo heading into next season without deals. That situation has reportedly changed significantly.

  • Cavaliers, James sign multiyear contract

    CLEVELAND — The 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James have signed a new multiyear contract, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.

  • 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.