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Kevin Love considered questionable for Thursday's game against Suns

INDEPENDENCE: Kevin Love did not participate in any contact portion of practice Wednesday and is considered questionable for Thursday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Love sat the second half of Sunday’s blowout loss at Golden State because of tightness in his lower back. Love said it wasn’t serious and he didn’t expect to miss any time, but the Cavs have been conservative even with minor ailments this season. Love’s back has given him trouble before. “He only went through half the practice,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “Not sure how he’s going to feel tomorrow.”
Jan 13, 2017

LeBron will have to be patient; Cavs GM David Griffin says trade market for point guards still murky

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.: LeBron James is going to have to be patient. Despite James’ calls for the Cavaliers to add a point guard, General Manager David Griffin said Friday the market is thin because so many teams still believe they’re playoff contenders. “It’s very difficult right now to make trades,” Griffin said in his first public comments since the Cavs obtained Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks. “There’s so many teams that are still in it in both conferences in terms of those final playoff spots, that they’re really aren’t teams that identify themselves as sellers right...
Jan 13, 2017

Iman Shumpert to start for Cavs, DeAndre Liggins off the bench vs. Kings

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.: Iman Shumpert will replace DeAndre Liggins in the starting lineup Friday when the Cavaliers host the Sacramento Kings, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Lue has resisted moving Shumpert into the starting lineup for weeks because he insisted he wanted his production off the bench, but the recent addition of Kyle Korver has given Lue more punch in his bench scoring. “Just playing with the starters, I think Shump played a lot better,” Lue said. “That’s what he was accustomed to doing. He’s been trying to come in and help carry the second unit. It’s tough on...
Jan 12, 2017

Blazers 102, Cavs 86; Jason Lloyd's 20 thoughts on struggling shooters, lack of practice time

PORTLAND, ORE.: Twenty thoughts for 20 points from LeBron James in Wednesday’s 102-86 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers… 1.     When the Cavs dropped three straight games in late November and early December, their problems were primarily on defense. Specifically, protecting the paint. The Bucks gashed them for 68 points inside and the Bulls punished them for 78. One come-to-Jesus film session and one good practice in Toronto went a long way toward fixing their problems. 2.     This is the Cavs’ first losing streak since that stretch and they again appear in need of another...
Jan 11, 2017

Portland blizzard wreaking havoc on Cavs' travel plans

SALT LAKE CITY: A rare winter blizzard is wreaking havoc on Portland and the Cavs’ travel plans early Wednesday morning. While Portland is getting buried in 4-8 inches of snow, according to The Oregonian, the Cavs are grounded on the tarmac in Salt Lake City following their loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. The Cavs are scheduled to play at Portland on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers were also grounded at LAX after beating the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at Staples Center, although a number of players tweeted that they were finally taking off even though Portland’s airport remained...
Jan 10, 2017

Kyle Korver calls Cavs 'most talented team I've ever been on'

SALT LAKE CITY: Kyle Korver spent the last six years trying unsuccessfully to beat LeBron James in the postseason. Now the two are teammates. Korver acknowledged Tuesday before his Cavaliers debut that it took a little while to process that. “I feel like I’ve been trying to beat this team or beat Miami for a lot of years, you know?” Korver said. “So to be on this team now, I need to play a game with the jersey on before I believe it.” The Cavs and Hawks finalized their deal Tuesday when Mike Dunleavy reported to Atlanta, but not in time for Korver to participate in the team’s...
Jan 7, 2017

Cavs officially obtain Kyle Korver in exchange for Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams and draft pick

NEW YORK: Kyle Korver is officially a Cleveland Cavalier. After two days of trade speculation, the Cavs and Hawks both announced the completed deal Saturday, which sends Mo Williams, Mike Dunleavy and a 2019 first-round pick to the Hawks in exchange for Korver, the career 43-percent 3-point shooter who turns 36 in March. The pick is top 10 protected in both 2019 and 2020, according to one league source. If it hasn’t transferred by then (highly unlikely), it becomes two second-round picks in 2021 and 2022. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue called Korver one of the league’s three best shooters...
Jan 6, 2017

LeBron James scores 36, Kyrie Irving scores 32 in Cavs' 116-108 win over Nets

NEW YORK: Kyrie Irving arrived for the team’s morning shootaround early Friday to get some extra work in. He was the first one out of the locker room during halftime to get some extra shots. By the fourth quarter Friday, all of the extra shots paid off. Irving scored 32 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter of a 116-108 win against the Brooklyn Nets as they await the arrival of Kyle Korver. It was Irving’s first game back after missing three with a tight right hamstring. After a sluggish 4 of 14 start in the first half, Irving caught fire. His consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth...
Jan 6, 2017

Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love expected to return to lineup against Nets

NEW YORK: Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will return to the starting lineup Friday when the Cavs begin a six-game road trip at the Brooklyn Nets. Irving has missed the last three games with a right hamstring injury, but he beat the rest of the team to shootaround Friday morning to get early shots up. Love missed Wednesday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls with a violent case of food poisoning that nearly sent him to the emergency room during the early hours of New Year’s Day. “I’ve never had food poisoning quite like that where every few minutes, it’d come right out,” he said. “Sit...
Jan 5, 2017

Bulls 106, Cavs 94; Jason Lloyd's 23 thoughts on point guards, sick LeBron and a thin roster

CLEVELAND: Twenty-three thoughts for 23 first-quarter points in Wednesday’s 106-94 loss to the Chicago Bulls… 1.     One of the underlying themes throughout the first half of this season is how well the Cavs have managed to play without a backup point guard Ty Lue trusts. LeBron James’ presence can cover many sins, but this was one of those nights when the lack of a veteran ball handler was glaring.   2.     The Cavs only committed 15 turnovers, which is not an exorbitant figure for an NBA game. But the Cavs had eight turnovers and zero assists in the fourth quarter...
Jan 4, 2017

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love all questionable for Wednesday's game against Bulls

INDEPENDENCE: The Cavaliers’ Big Three remain the Wounded Three. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are all listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Chicago Bulls. James missed shootaround Wednesday because he is sick, Love missed shootaround because he’s still not feeling well following what he believes was a bout with food poisoning, while Irving participated in shootaround, but remains questionable with a right hamstring injury. Mike Dunleavy is also questionable with a right ankle injury. James admitted after Monday’s win against the New Orleans Pelicans he...
Jan 3, 2017

Cavs 90, Pelicans 82; Jason Lloyd's 21 thoughts on Wounded Three, Kay Felder and James Jones

CLEVELAND: Twenty-one thoughts for 21 shots by LeBron James in Monday’s 90-82 win over the New Orleans Pelicans… 1.     LeBron James left the locker room with a Ziploc bag of Airborne and Tylenol PM. Kevin Love left during the fourth quarter because he’s been ill for days and Kyrie Irving was back in street clothes because of a hamstring injury that initially wasn’t believed to be that serious. 2.     The Cavs’ Big Three have been reduced to the Wounded Three. Yet they still managed to gut out a win against a Pelicans team that entered riding a four-game winning...
Jan 2, 2017

LeBron James, bench carry Cavs to 90-82 win over Pelicans on night starters struggle

CLEVELAND: His star point guard is still injured and his star power forward wasn't feeling well and couldn’t make a shot. So Tyronn Lue did the only thing left: He turned to his last remaining healthy body and his undersized rookie point guard. Then he sat back and watched James Jones and Kay Felder spark the Cavs on a night few others could. LeBron James scored 26 points and Channing Frye added 14 off the bench and the Cavs escaped with a 90-82 victory Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans on a night they struggled shooting. They may not have won if not for guys like Jones and...
Jan 2, 2017

Kyrie Irving out against Pelicans; McRae to start again in his place

CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving will miss his second game with a sore right hamstring Monday when the Cavs host the New Orleans Pelicans. Jordan McRae will again start in his place. Coach Tyronn Lue said the team has not done any sort of imaging and they’re still calling it tightness in the hamstring. Lue, who originally thought Irving wouldn’t miss any time because of it, isn’t making any predictions now about when Irving might return. The Cavs next play Wednesday when they host the Chicago Bulls. McRae scored a season-high 20 points in Saturday’s win at the Charlotte Hornets. Lue also...
Dec 31, 2016

LeBron James strikes early, Cavs get unexpected contributions in 121-109 win over Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: The Cavs’ season-long search for a backup point guard seemed to haunt them Saturday when they were forced to start the game with no point guard on the floor. The injury-riddled roster took another hit, yet for at least one night, it still didn’t matter. LeBron James and Kevin Love were enough to topple the division-leading Charlotte Hornets on the road on a night they received key contributions from little-used reserves. James scored 32 points, including 17 in the first quarter, and Love added 28 points and 10 rebounds in the Cavs’ 121-109 victory. Kyrie Irving missed...