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  • Calm down about the Warriors (and every other NBA team)

    It’s only been a week. They’ll be fine. Elsewhere: What a fun week it’s been.

    After one week of the new NBA season, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller hooked up to discuss early surprises and disappointments.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 Toronto 94-91 behind dagger from Kyrie Irving

    The Cavaliers escaped against the Raptors on Friday night.

    The Cavaliers beat the Raptors 94-91. Kyrie Irving lead the team in points with 26 while Kevin Love also played very well, chipping in 18 and 10 in the winning effort. The Cavs played well in the first game against Toronto since last season’s conference finals and it was nice to see the team pick up right where they left off.

  • 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.