1:27 AM EDT, Wed March 29, 2017
2 hours ago
Larry Sanders scores 8 points, blocks 3 shots on assignment with Charge

Larry Sanders scores 8 points, blocks 3 shots on assignment with Charge

Canton lost Tuesday against the Westchester Knicks. On assignment with the Canton Charge, Larry Sanders scored 8 points on 4-6 shooting, pulled down 6 rebounds and blocked 3 shots in 22 minutes against the Westchester Knicks. On both ends, Sanders was more active and his timing looked better than it did in his debut. On defense, Sanders’ blocks were a sign that his feel for the game might be coming back. When Knicks players attacked him at the rim, he looked comfortable and went vertical. Physically, he handled himself well against physically bigger players like Marshall Plumlee. Here a...
16 hours ago
Fear the Newsletter: Kyle Korver's foot is still bothering him

Fear the Newsletter: Kyle Korver's foot is still bothering him

That and more in today’s newsletter. Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass. TALK TO ME: The Cavs were absolutely wrecked by the Spurs. It was not pretty. In injury news, Kyle Korver first was ruled out for Monday's game before being ruled out for the rest of the week. And it's the same issue that recently caused him to miss seven games. LEGEND HAS IT: The Cavs are off today as part of a short break before Thursday's game against the Bulls. This is a needed day of rest for a team that has had a very busy...
17 hours ago
Podcast: Cavaliers-Spurs, Kyle Korver injury reaction

Podcast: Cavaliers-Spurs, Kyle Korver injury reaction

Today’s show covers a rough 24 hours for the Cavs. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by Fear the Sword’s Michael Drapcho (@M_Drapcho21) and The Lantern’s Kevin Stankiewicz (@kevin_stank) to recap the Cavs’ loss to the Spurs and talk Kyle Korver’s injured foot. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes and on Stitcher. And as always, you can listen or download any episode on the podcast’s...
Mar 27, 2017
Final Score: Cavs lose to the Spurs after cold shooting, horrid transition defense in 1st half

Final Score: Cavs lose to the Spurs after cold shooting, horrid transition defense in 1st half

It only took one half, but the Cavs were blown out Tonight promised a matchup of two of the best teams in the NBA, two teams that fancy themselves to be full-on championship contenders. The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a tough schedule in March, and have had roster inconsistency and injuries, but employ several stars and LeBron James. The San Antonio Spurs are a model of stability. After a single half of basketball, it was clear we wouldn’t get a great matchup. The Cavs refused to play transition defense and turned the ball over time and time again. Your final score at the half: The San...
Mar 27, 2017
Watch: LeBron James dunks on Pau Gasol

Watch: LeBron James dunks on Pau Gasol

LeBron is had to stop, apparently. The Cavs’ offense isn’t playing well so far against San Antonio, but LeBron James is still doing stuff. Get out of the way. #PlayersOnly pic.twitter.com/hSvjALV2hv— Players Only on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 28, 2017 Poor Pau Gasol. Once LeBron got a full head of steam, there was only one way this going to end.
Mar 27, 2017
Kyle Korver to miss remainder of the week, Iman Shumpert out vs. Spurs

Kyle Korver to miss remainder of the week, Iman Shumpert out vs. Spurs

The Cavs’ wing depth figures to be tested in the next few days. Not only will Kyle Korver miss Monday’s game against the Spurs, but he will be shut down for the rest of the week. That means he’ll miss Thursday’s game against the Bulls and Friday’s game against the 76ers. Iman Shumpert out tonight. Kyle Korver has been shut down for rest of the week. Will miss back to back Thursday and Friday— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) March 27, 2017 From there, Korver’s sore left foot will be reevaluated. It’s the same issue that caused him to miss seven games. He played three games...
Mar 27, 2017
Kyle Korver out vs. Spurs with sore left foot

Kyle Korver out vs. Spurs with sore left foot

Korver’s foot is again an issue. Cavaliers gurad Kyle Korver will miss Monday’s game against the Spurs, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Monday per cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. Korver is out again due to a sore left foot - the same foot that caused him to miss seven games earlier this month. Korver returned last week against the Nuggets. Lue didn’t know when Korver would return and, per Vardon’s story, Korver said he did not feel right in the second half of the three games he’s played since his return. Additionally, guard Iman Shumpert is questionable vs. San Antonio after missing...
Mar 27, 2017
Cavaliers vs. Spurs: start time, TV Information, game preview

Cavaliers vs. Spurs: start time, TV Information, game preview

The Cavs are 5-5 in their last ten games. Can they get things right in San Antonio? The Cleveland Cavaliers will return to action tonight, rolling into a battle with the San Antonio Spurs in Texas. This will be the fifth road game for the Cavs in six, and it is also the last game the Cavs will play against a Western Conference opponent. Things should ease up after this, with two games off before a road national TV game against the Bulls. The end of this stretch of the schedule cannot come soon enough for Cleveland. Here’s a recap since March 1: 11 road games to just four home ones,...
Mar 27, 2017
Fear the Newsletter: Showdown in San Antonio

Fear the Newsletter: Showdown in San Antonio

That and more in today’s newsletter. Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass. TALK TO ME: Nothing new with the Cavs today. The only news to break was Larry Sanders being assigned to the D-League. LEGEND HAS IT: Cavs-Spurs is not only a potential Finals matchup, but has direct implications on playoff seeding. If the Cavs lose, the Celtics will take sole ownership of first place in the East. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. on TNT. ALL DUE RESPECT: Celtics 112, Heat 108. Warriors 106, Grizzlies 94. Kings 98, Clippers 97....
Mar 27, 2017
Podcast: Weekend recap and Cavs-Spurs preview

Podcast: Weekend recap and Cavs-Spurs preview

Today’s show covers the Cavs’ up-and-down weekend and previews Monday’s showdown. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is first joined by Complex’s Chopz (@PChopz_) to talk the Cavs’ weekend and the team’s defensive issues. Then, Jeff Garcia of Locked on Spurs calls in to preview Monday’s Cleveland-San Antonio showdown. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes and on Stitcher. And as always, you...
Mar 26, 2017
Fear the Newsletter: Let’s talk about the Cavs’ defense

Fear the Newsletter: Let’s talk about the Cavs’ defense

That and more in today’s newsletter. Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass. TALK TO ME: The Cavs lost to the Wizards last night and, for the second time in three games, gave up 70-plus points in the first half. After the game, the team's defense was the primary focus. And if you're wondering about Larry Sanders, here's an update. LEGEND HAS IT: The Cavs travel to Texas today ahead of a game Monday against the Spurs. The Celtics' game against the Heat is probably the most important part of Cleveland's day....
Mar 26, 2017
Tyronn Lue on the Cavs’ defense improving: “I’m not confident, but we have to.”

Tyronn Lue on the Cavs’ defense improving: “I’m not confident, but we have to.”

After the Cavs gave up 70-plus points in the second half for the second time in three games, Lue talked about the team’s defense. After the Cleveland Cavaliers gave up 70-plus points in the first half for the second time in two games, defense was the focus of coach Tyronn Lue’s post game press conference. “I’m not confident, but we have to,” he said when asked if the team’s defense would get where it needed to be. “We have to.” The Cavs are currently 22nd in defense on the year and 29th since the All-Star break. The only team worse on defense than the Cavs are the Los...
Mar 25, 2017
Final Score: Washington Wizards shoot down the Cavaliers 127-115

Final Score: Washington Wizards shoot down the Cavaliers 127-115

The Cavs defense disappointed once again as the Wizards took care of business on the road. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ lead in the Eastern Conference is slipping away, as they drop their Saturday night match-up against the Washington Wizards 127-115. If you were hoping a showdown against the Wizards would inspire a defensive effort from the Cavaliers, you probably were left disappointed. The Wizards blitzed the Cavs throughout the first half, lead by a phenomenal effort from John Wall. Wall recorded 24 points and 6 assists on 10-11 shooting in the first half. While the bulk of his scoring...
Mar 25, 2017
Watch: LeBron has had it with his goggles

Watch: LeBron has had it with his goggles

LeBron only wore the goggles for less than a quarter. LeBron James, after suffered a scratched cornea in his right eye against the Hornets, started Saturday’s game against the Wizards protective goggles. They lasted less than a quarter. With 3:37 left in the first, he tossed them off to the side. For what it’s worth, he was -9 with them on. Aaaaaaaand they're gone. pic.twitter.com/cM5aj1PZhR— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) March 25, 2017 Maybe, though, this shouldn’t have been a surprise: As @JasonLloydNBA as my witness, LeBron said last night: 'I ain't playin if I have to...
Mar 25, 2017
Iman Shumpert out vs. Wizards with right knee soreness

Iman Shumpert out vs. Wizards with right knee soreness

The Cavs will down a man Saturday. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss Saturday’s game with knee soreness, the team says. Shumpert went through warmups, but then decided it was best to sit out Saturday’s game against the Washington Wizards. His symptoms first presented themselves during the team’s afternoon walkthrough. Coach Tyronn Lue previously said that everyone would play Saturday. That includes LeBron James, who suffered a scratched right cornea on Friday against the Charlotte Hornets. Shumpert has missed four games this season. He is averaging 7.8 points and 1.5...