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Final Score: Cavs get taken down 126-91 by Warriors in return to Oracle Arena

Final Score: Cavs get taken down 126-91 by Warriors in return to Oracle Arena

Well, that could have gone better. The Cleveland Cavaliers took Martin Luther King Junior Day off and got clotheslined by the Golden State Warriors 126-91 Monday night. For the Cavaliers it was their first game in Oracle Arena since winning Game Seven of the NBA Finals in the Warriors building last June. Perhaps the Oracle Arena visitors locker room, such a happy place for LeBron and company, lulled the Cavaliers into a false sense of security because this game was never close. It was announced prior to the game that the Cavaliers would not rest any players in their primetime matchup with...
Jan 16, 2017
Cavaliers Podcast: Previewing Cavs-Warriors II

Cavaliers Podcast: Previewing Cavs-Warriors II

Get ready for the rematch with today’s episode of Locked on 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 Danny Leroux of Locked on Warriors to preview Cavs-Warriors II and what both teams could have learned from the first matchup. 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 AudioBoom page. If you like the...
Jan 16, 2017
Fear the Newsletter: Who’s ready for Cavs-Warriors II?

Fear the Newsletter: Who’s ready for Cavs-Warriors II?

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 have had a few days off after beating the Kings Friday. Kay Felder went to the D-League and isn ow back. And now it's Cavs-Warriors II. Who's ready? LEGEND HAS IT: Tonight's game is at 8 p.m., a good thing for everyone in Ohio watching at home. Three things to watch: how Kyle Korver fits, how hard the Cavs play and Steph Curry's involvement after how the Christmas game went. FTS Previews: podcast here, written...
Jan 15, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors: start time, TV info, preview

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors: start time, TV info, preview

Let’s hope the visiting locker room still smells like champagne. The Cavaliers are set to finish their six-game road trip with their 19th game against the Warriors in the last 3 years. Cleveland rebounded from a brief two-game losing streak with a relatively easy win against the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors have won eight of their last nine and despite rumblings around their late-game proficiency, the Warriors are, uh, really, really good. Sorry if that was a shocker for anyone. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors When: 8 p.m. EST Where: Oracle Arena TV: TNT Enemy Blog:...
Jan 14, 2017
Kay Felder assigned to Canton Charge

Kay Felder assigned to Canton Charge

He’ll play Saturday for Canton in Los Angeles. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kay Felder is set to get some extra work in the D-League. The team announced in a press released that Felder has been assigned to the Canton Charge ahead of the team’s Saturday game against the Los Angeles Defenders. Felder played one game earlier this season with the Charge. On Dec. 28 against the Greensboro Swarm, Felder started at point guard and scored a game-high 33 points to go along with seven assists in a Canton win. For the Cavs, he has appeared in 22 games and is averaging 5.6 points. The Cavs’...
Jan 14, 2017
The Cavs are figuring out how to use Kyle Korver

The Cavs are figuring out how to use Kyle Korver

It’s only been three games, but Korver is starting to fit in. One of the reasons Kyle Korver works for the Cleveland Cavaliers is because of his fit. Korver, in basic terms, is a shooter. For years, he’s been elite at running off screens, spotting up and swishing three pointers. Pair him with LeBron James and you’ve put the Cavs closer to a second title. Understandably, with no practice time during a road trip, Korver’s first two games with the Cavs were a bit of a struggle. He didn’t make a single three and he seemed to having a bit of an issue finding his fit. An example. Here,...
Jan 14, 2017
Final Score: Cavaliers reverse slide, top Kings 120-108

Final Score: Cavaliers reverse slide, top Kings 120-108

Cleveland picked up a much-needed win Friday. The Cavaliers shook off their two-game skid with a 120-108 road win over the Sacramento Kings Friday. Despite holding a double digit lead for most of the game, the Cavs could not put Sacramento away. Sacramento did not go away easily in the fourth quarter. After an Aaron Afflalo jumper made it an 84-76, Kyle Korver sank a 3-pointer to put the Cavs back up double digits. The Kings responded with a Ty Lawson jump shot to make it 87-77. Then Richard Jefferson hit a triple only to have Rudy Gay answer with a 3-pointer of his own, making it 90-81....
Jan 13, 2017
Iman Shumpert to start against Sacramento Kings on Friday

Iman Shumpert to start against Sacramento Kings on Friday

Iman Shumpert is set to replace DeAndre Liggins in the Cavaliers starting lineup. The Cavaliers are set to square off with the Sacramento Kings in the midst of a two-game losing streak, and Tyronn Lue has decided to shake up the Cavaliers starting lineup. Ty Lue says Iman Shumpert will replace DeAndre Liggins in the starting lineup tonight vs. SAC.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 13, 2017 I’ve privately wondered if this was coming for a while, especially given the addition of Kyle Korver to the roster. Tyronn Lue likes having a defensive guard at the two-spot to help Kyrie Irving...
Jan 13, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings: start time, TV info, preview

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sacramento Kings: start time, TV info, preview

The Cavaliers have dropped two straight, but look to get back on track against the Kings. Well, there have been more fun times in Cavs land. The Cavaliers are in the midst of a two-game losing streak after dropping a back-to-back against Utah and then Portland, which are coincidentally the two places where Cavalier joy goes to die. After a day off, the Cavs play their fourth game in six days against the Sacramento Kings. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz When: 10:30 p.m. EST Where: Golden 1 Center TV: Fox Sports Ohio, NBA League Pass Enemy Blog: Sac Town Royalty Music: Get Better -...
Jan 13, 2017
NBA All-Star voting update: Kyrie, LeBron, Love all in line to start

NBA All-Star voting update: Kyrie, LeBron, Love all in line to start

Will the Cavs ultimately have three All-Stars? The NBA has released the second returns of the NBA All-Star fan voting. As it stands, all three Cleveland stars are in line to start. Of course, the fan vote is only part of the process of determining who starts the All-Star game. It counts for 50 percent, while the media vote and the player vote each count for 25 percent. In the case of a tie, the fan vote will be the tie-breaker. Without further ado, here are the results for each position group: Eastern Conference Guards 1 Kyrie Irving (CLE) 971,362 2 Dwyane Wade (CHI)...
Jan 12, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers trade season primer: What’s left to do?

Cleveland Cavaliers trade season primer: What’s left to do?

The Cavs already moved on Kyle Korver. What’s next? Despite the recent hiccups of the Cleveland Cavaliers, they remain a very good team. The trade for Kyle Korver hasn’t paid immediate dividends, but it seems crazy to think a team as talented as the Cavs won’t put things together. Given their championship pedigree, the team will likely rebound sooner rather than later. That doesn’t mean the team is perfect. Channing Frye has struggled defensively with prolonged exposure, and it’s not clear Chris Andersen would have been a real option for consistent, serious minutes even without...
Jan 12, 2017
Eastern Conference Power Rankings: Are the Cavs in trouble?

Eastern Conference Power Rankings: Are the Cavs in trouble?

A pair of back-to-back troubling has the Cavs looking for answers. Are the Cavs in trouble after a few bad games? We ponder that and more in this week’s power rankings. Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) No, the Cavs have not fallen out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference, though their play of late has been less than stellar. When they’ve built leads, they have had trouble keeping them. For example, the Cavs built a 22 point lead over Phoenix to see it completely erased by the Suns. Cleveland still managed to win the game, but it should not have been just a four point victory. The Cavs...
Jan 12, 2017
Cavaliers Podcast: Considering possible roster options for the Cavs

Cavaliers Podcast: Considering possible roster options for the Cavs

Today’s show runs down possible players the Cavs could sign. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) talks about the likes of Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole and other players the Cavaliers could possibly consider for their roster. 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 AudioBoom page. If you like the podcast, please rate and...
Jan 12, 2017
Final Score: Cavs fall to Blazers 102-86

Final Score: Cavs fall to Blazers 102-86

Cleveland has now lost back-to-back games. The Cavaliers put up their coldest shooting performance of the season in Utah on Tuesday, 31-85 (36.5 percent). After a snow-filled (and late) overnight to Portland, their first half wasn’t much better, 13-42 (29.3 percent). The Cavs managed to score just 6 points over a 10-minute span as the second unit rotated through at the end of the first quarter and trailing by as many as 15. They finished the game with a new season low shooting percentage, 34.1 percent (28-82). Cavaliers lost back-to-back, 102-86. The Cavaliers slow start, while...
Jan 11, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers: game preview, start time, television information

Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers: game preview, start time, television information

The Cavaliers travel to Portland looking to bounce back from a sloppy loss to the Jazz. The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers played in Portland the team performed a mutiny against then head coach David Blatt. In throwing the game, the team sent a message that they were no longer behind their head coach. It’s unlikely that things will get THAT weird this time around, although anything is possible when you’re dealing with the Cavaliers. Who? Cleveland Cavaliers (28-9) at Portland Trail Blazers (17-23) When? 10:30PM Where? Rose Garden Moda Center, Portland, Oregon Where on my eyeballs:...