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Justin Rowan / Fear The Sword 8 hours ago
LeBron James goes to locker room where Gordon Hayward was receiving treatment

LeBron James goes to locker room where Gordon Hayward was receiving treatment

LeBron visited the injured Celtics star during a break in the action. The 2017-18 season started with one of the most gut-wrenching moments you will ever see on a basketball court. Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward came down awkwardly after trying to catch a lob pass and suffered a gruesome leg injury. This is one of those moments that goes beyond rivalries. These are all humans and professionals that dedicate an incredible amount of time perfecting their craft and pursuing excellence. To see a fluke injury like this will undoubtedly leave anybody that witnessed it with an uneasy...
Fear The Sword 10 hours ago
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics gamethread

The Cavaliers look for a win in their season opener and Kyrie’s return to the Q. Good evening, Fear the Sword. It’s time for an honest-to-God basketball game. Kyrie is wearing Celtics green. It’s gonna be a blast. Start time: 8 p.m. ET TV: TNT or Watch TNT Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Boston Celtics expected starting lineup: Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford Cavaliers injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), LeBron James (GTD - ankle) Celtics injuries: Marcus Morris (right...
Fear The Sword 16 hours ago
How Cavaliers’ fans should treat Kyrie Irving on opening night

How Cavaliers’ fans should treat Kyrie Irving on opening night

Kyrie Irving makes his Celtic debut in Cleveland on Tuesday, how should the fans react? Tuesday night in Cleveland is going to be a mixed bag of emotions. Basketball’s officially starting and there will be action at 6th and Huron St. till mid-June. But at the same time, an ex from the past is returning to make his debut in a different jersey. It’s always awkward when you meet an ex for the first time after a breakup. Both parties have poured their heart and soul into the relationship, but it’s over now and in the past. Cavaliers’ fans devoted all of their love towards Kyrie Irving...
Fear The Sword 17 hours ago
100 events that led the Cavaliers to opening night

100 events that led the Cavaliers to opening night

100 events that helped bring the Cavaliers, and their fans, to this very moment. With the flurry of major events in recent Cleveland basketball history, it can be nearly impossible to keep up. Players, big games, and highlights all forgotten in just a short period of time because of the never-ending chaos. This list will take you back to when the current team began to take root, bringing you through the years to where we stand now. July 8, 2010. The most infamous day in Cavaliers’ history is also the day that sealed the fate of the team we know now. Every roster move and draft position...
Fear The Sword 18 hours ago
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics: game preview, start time, TV information

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics: game preview, start time, TV information

We back! Oh, hey everybody. The NBA is back. Kyrie is back. LeBron (potentially) is back. Let’s go to war, y’all. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics When: 8:00 p.m. Where: Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, Ohio Enemy Blog: Celtics Blog TV: TNT Online: Watch TNT Music: Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (right hip - OUT), LeBron James (ankle sprain - TBD) Celtics injuries: Marcus Morris (right knee - OUT), Aron Baynes (left knee - probable) Three keys to the game This one’s obvious, but it’s important: is LeBron James going to play? The whole complexion of the game, both...
Justin Rowan / Fear The Sword 18 hours ago
2017-2018 Season Preview roundtable

2017-2018 Season Preview roundtable

Cavs are here! The 2017-2018 season is quickly approaching, so we decided to do a staff roundtable to gauge our expectations on the coming season. With so many questions and turnover this past summer, this promises to be one of the most interesting regular seasons the Cavs have had in a long time. So let’s dive into it! Here are some staff predictions for the regular season win total, playoff seeding, and final result for the season: Zac Lockwood (@thezlock): My numbers say 57 wins and the first seed (Boston comes second with 55 wins). I can’t believe that we’ll be in chill mode much...
Chowder and Champions 19 hours ago

Boston Celtics v. Cleveland Cavaliers October 17th game preview

The Boston Celtics are finally going to play a real basketball game with their retooled roster as they open the NBA season with a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Well, the Boston Celtics have had one of the wildest NBA offseasons in history, but that comes to a close on Tuesday night when […] Boston Celtics v. Cleveland Cavaliers October 17th game preview - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Fear The Sword 20 hours ago
Five potentially awkward Kyrie Irving moments to look forward to for the season opener

Five potentially awkward Kyrie Irving moments to look forward to for the season opener

Kyrie Irving is playing his first game in Cleveland. Some stuff is gonna happen. Kyrie Irving has his first game back in Cleveland on Tuesday. If you can believe it, there’s going to be #peakdrama for the opener. There will be ample moments for body language Twitter to take a deep dive and hyper analyze, and we’re here to get you ready for every single one of them. Here are five prospective moments in Kyrie’s return you’re going to need to keep your eyes on: 1) Starting lineup introductions This will be our first real taste at what kind of treatment Cavs fans are going to give...
Kendrick Perkins will play for the Canton Charge

Kendrick Perkins will play for the Canton Charge

The big man was cut earlier this week. Kendrick Perkins was cut earlier this week by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he’ll still be around the organization for a little while long. As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Perkins will play for the Canton Charge, the Cavs’ G-League affiliate, this season. The Cavs waived Perkins, 32, this week after he was with the team for all of training camp. In Canton, as reported by ESPN’s McMenamin, the Cavs see Perkins a hybrid player-coach. In the G-League, he’ll also get a chance to restart his career. Last year, he wasn’t on NBA...
Fear The Sword Oct 16, 2017
J.R. Smith doesn’t view Celtics as greater threat than last season

J.R. Smith doesn’t view Celtics as greater threat than last season

J.R. is out here throwing shade. The Cavs and Celtics have started a burgeoning rivalry after two playoff meetings in the last three years and a blockbuster deal this summer that swapped superstar point guards for one another and left a lot of hurt feelings on both sides. Well, J.R. Smith is not typically one to put out fires, and he added some gasoline to this one when he was asked if he viewed the Celtics as a greater threat to the Cavaliers this season after overhauling their roster, via Cleveland.com: "Not really, honestly," Smith said. "I mean they have Ky (Kyrie Irving), but last...
Fear The Sword Oct 16, 2017
J.R. Smith declares that LeBron James will play in season opener

J.R. Smith declares that LeBron James will play in season opener

J.R. sure seems confident, but we’ll see if he’s ultimately right. Tyronn Lue still hasn’t said whether LeBron James, who is dealing with an ankle injury, will suit up in the Cavaliers season opener against the Boston Celtics. J.R. Smith, however, seemed a little more confident, via Cleveland.com: "Oh, he's gonna go," Smith said after practice Monday. "He's gonna go, trust me that. I don't care what he's gotta do, he's gonna play." Smith, of course, doesn’t actually know if James is going to play or not (as far as we know,) but cited James competitiveness and his history of never...
Fear The Sword Oct 16, 2017
Cavaliers will honor Kyrie Irving with video tribute

Cavaliers will honor Kyrie Irving with video tribute

The Cavs will attempt to soften the hearts of angry Cavs fans, or something along those lines. Kyrie Irving probably isn’t the most popular guy around Cleveland right now. Despite helping lead the city to its first title in over 50 years, he hasn’t endeared himself to the fanbase since demanding a trade and commenting on how Boston is a “real, live sports city.” That doesn’t mean there weren’t some good times prior though, and Cleveland.com is reporting that the Cavaliers intend to honor Irving with a video tribute during the season opener Tuesday against the Boston...
Fear The Sword Oct 14, 2017
Cavaliers nearly traded Richard Jefferson after he Snapchatted championship rings

Cavaliers nearly traded Richard Jefferson after he Snapchatted championship rings

RJ’s Snapchat nearly got him into trouble in a major way. Richard Jefferson has officially been traded to help ease the Cavaliers luxury tax number and to get them down to 15 guaranteed contracts for the season. Jefferson played an enormous role in the Finals last year, taking on Kevin Durant (in vain, mostly) for large stretches on defense. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Jefferson nearly didn’t make it to last season’s opener: The fact that Jefferson made it as long as he did with Cleveland was improbable, anyway. First, he retired after that Game 7 win against the Warriors and...
Fear The Sword Oct 14, 2017
Dwyane Wade says LeBron James “loves it” in Cleveland

Dwyane Wade says LeBron James “loves it” in Cleveland

Rumors will continue to swirl, but for now, LeBron appears to be happy. LeBron James impending free agency will likely be the story that defines the Cleveland Cavaliers season. It will loom over every quote, game, winning streak, losing streak, and it will certainly loom over the NBA Finals, if the Cavaliers make a fourth consecutive appearance. For now, LeBron certainly seems content to be in Cleveland, according to his good friend and new teammate Dwyane Wade, via Cleveland.com: "I think he loves it here . . . I could see his mood and being around these guys and everyone that's here,"...
Fear The Sword Oct 14, 2017
Cavaliers waive Kendrick Perkins and Isaac Hamilton, land on 15 man roster

Cavaliers waive Kendrick Perkins and Isaac Hamilton, land on 15 man roster

The Cavaliers have finalized the group that will start the season. The Cleveland Cavaliers helped ease their overencumbered roster on Friday when they sent Richard Jefferson and Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks. Today, they finished that job by waiving Kendrick Perkins and Isaac Hamilton, who were with the team on camp deals. Neither player was considered to have a real chance at making the team, though the Cavaliers have reportedly been interested in adding Perkins to the coaching staff, though he reportedly would still like to land with a team as a player. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was...
Fear The Sword Oct 14, 2017
The Cavs’ starting lineup doesn’t make sense

The Cavs’ starting lineup doesn’t make sense

Fit and success, not egos and status, should dictate the Cavs starting lineup Dwyane Wade is probably one of the two or three best shooting guards of all time. Since this article is a bit of an exercise in seeing how many people I can annoy in 800 words, I’ll just throw in that I’d rank his career ahead of Kobe’s. This article isn’t about that, but we’ll just leave it there. He’s not that player anymore. Derrick Rose was for a time one of the most exciting players in the NBA. He was won an MVP award, although we know that was sort of silly. His speed and handle was Russell...
Kendrick Perkins may join the Cavs’ coaching staff

Kendrick Perkins may join the Cavs’ coaching staff

Perkins will be cut before Tuesday’s season opener. In the coming days, Kendrick Perkins will be cut by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are already maxed out on guaranteed contracts and Perkins is going to be an odd man out. Perkins does want to continue his career. But it he can’t find another home, he could cone back to the Cavs as a coach. And he and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue have already talked about it. “We've already talked about that," Lue said after Friday’s Cavs-Magic game, per cleveland.com. “I think Perk was great because he holds everybody accountable. He plays the...
Cleveland Cavaliers one play explained: Derrick Rose attacks on the break

Cleveland Cavaliers one play explained: Derrick Rose attacks on the break

The Cavs’ new point guard showed the type of play he’ll need to make as the regular season starts. There’s a lot riding on Derrick Rose this season. With Kyrie Irving gone, and Isaiah Thomas still coming back from a hip injury, Rose has to man the point guard position, and do so well, for at least a few months. And not only does that including the team’s starting lineup, but bench units as well. Coach Tyronn Lue has talked about Rose being able to drive and kick to the Cavs’ shooters, which likely will be a big part of his role. But, with Cleveland seemingly playing a little...
Tyronn Lue, Dwyane Wade respond to Kyrie Irving’s comments about Cleveland

Tyronn Lue, Dwyane Wade respond to Kyrie Irving’s comments about Cleveland

Both Lue and Wade talked down Irving’s comments. It’s not often that a player that requests a trade and is moved to a great situation holds so much resentment towards his former club. For whatever reason, Kyrie Irving has been on a media tour all summer seemingly trying to throw gasoline onto the the fire of the rivalry between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. This week he took shots at Cleveland, saying it was great to play in a “real, live sports city”. Via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue didn’t have much time for Irving’s shenanigans and...
Final Score: Cavs beat Magic 113-106 in preseason finale

Final Score: Cavs beat Magic 113-106 in preseason finale

Cleveland finishes the preseason on a high note. And with that, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason is over. On Friday, the Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 113-106 in Orlando to finish the preseason with a 2-3 record. The Cavs won without LeBron James, who missed the game due an ankle injury, and Kevin Love, who was a late scratch after feeling “tight” during warm-ups. Iman Shumpert started in place of James. Channing Frye started in Love’s place. Jose Calderon lead the Cavs will 18 points off the bench to go along with five assists. Derrick Rose added nine points and Dwyane Wade...

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