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Nov 26, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers blitzing defense the key to their winning streak

Cleveland Cavaliers blitzing defense the key to their winning streak

The Cavs have turned their defense around by blitzing. The Cleveland Cavaliers currently have the longest winning streak in the league with seven games. While their offense has been very good for most of the season, it’s been their ability to turn things around on the defensive end that has helped the wine and gold move up in the standings. Over the winning streak, the Cavs have had a 101.8 defensive rating. That rating would put them just behind the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz who are tied for seventh in defensive rating with 101.7. While the absence of Derrick Rose has helped...
Nov 24, 2017
Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Charlotte Hornets 100-99

Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Charlotte Hornets 100-99

The Cavs picked up a seventh straight win on Friday. It wasn’t pretty, but the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their league-leading winning streak to seven in a row with a 100-99 win against the Charlotte Hornets. LeBron James was sensational, leading the Cavs with 27 points, 16 rebounds, and 13 assists. While the team had a uneven effort throughout the night, LeBron came on strong to close out the game and provided some of his best defense of the season locking down Kemba Walker during the game’s deciding moments. The Hornets beat up the Cavs throughout the night on the glass, gaining a...
Nov 20, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons player grades

Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons player grades

Kevin Love and LeBron James starred for the Cavs. Here are your player grades for the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-88 win over the Detroit Pistons: LeBron James: A- LeBron was a flamethrower to start this game. He was showing off his improved jumper early raining down threes and turnaround shots. He cooled off as the game progressed and took a few lazy heat-checks, but his 18 points and eight assists in 27 minutes still made for a solid game. Kevin Love: A+ With 19 points and 11 rebounds in just 26 minutes, Love had one of his more solid performances of the season. It didn’t matter who...
Nov 19, 2017
Isaiah Thomas participates in practice

Isaiah Thomas participates in practice

The Cavs point guard took part in 5-on-0 drills There hasn’t been a lot of good news for the Cleveland Cavaliers when it comes to the health of their players this season. The team has been gutted with injuries and just can’t seem to find any continuity. But it looks like some of that might be changing, as Sunday we got our first real glimpse of progress from Isaiah Thomas. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Thomas took part in practice on Sunday and has been running full-court taking shots: Isaiah Thomas also participated in some 5-on-0 at practice, and is on court shooting...
Nov 18, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers call up John Holland

Cleveland Cavaliers call up John Holland

The Cavs call up Holland from the Charge to fill-out injury riddled roster. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been gutted with injuries to begin the 2017-2018 NBA season. Already missing Isaiah Thomas and Tristan Thompson, the team will now be without both Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert for at least a week. In order to address this issue, the team will be calling up John Holland from the G-League. Holland signed a two-way contract with the team earlier this summer. The news was first reported by Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, later confirmed by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin: Cavs source confirms the...
Nov 18, 2017
Iman Shumpert to miss 5-7 days with knee effusion

Iman Shumpert to miss 5-7 days with knee effusion

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without Iman Shumpert for at least a week as he rehabilitates his sore knee. The Cavs guard tried playing through soreness Friday against the L.A. Clippers, but was limited to just 11 minutes of play. On Saturday, team released the following statement regarding the status of Iman Shumpert: Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert experienced left knee soreness during the first half of last night’s game in Cleveland vs. the LA Clippers. He was examined at halftime and did not return to play. Additional examination and imaging today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health...
Nov 18, 2017
Doc Rivers marvels at LeBron James’ longevity.

Doc Rivers marvels at LeBron James’ longevity.

The Clippers’ coach says LeBron is the same, only smarter. One of the most impressive, and somewhat baffling, things about LeBron James is his durability and longevity. It seemed as though he may have been on the decline physically during his last year in Miami and first year back with the Cavaliers. Yet now that his back pain has been reduced, he is still moving around on the court like he did in his younger days. Prior to Friday’s win over the Clippers, Doc Rivers was asked what the difference is between 23-year-old LeBron and the player he is today. Via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin: "I...
Nov 18, 2017
No timetable for Iman Shumpert

No timetable for Iman Shumpert

Shumpert will be day to day with knee soreness. Iman Shumpert played just 11 minutes against the L.A. Clippers before he was forced to remove himself from the game with knee soreness. According to Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue, Shumpert had been dealing with this soreness prior to the game. But with the Cavs already short-handed, he tried to play through it. Via Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: Coach Tyronn Lue told cleveland.com that Shumpert's knee was bothering before the game but he tried to play, and it was unknown if Shumpert's absence would linger. If Shumpert misses more time, the point...
Nov 18, 2017
LeBron James isn’t focused on the Celtics

LeBron James isn’t focused on the Celtics

With work to be done with the Cavs, LeBron isn’t focused on the Celtics’ streak. The victories haven't been impressive, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have found a way to start improving their record. Winners of four straight games, the Cavs are finding ways to overcome their injuries and not put themselves in an insurmountable hole to start games. Even though the Cavs are winning, they still have a long way to go if they want to contend for another championship. Even after four straight wins the team is ranked dead last in defensive efficiency. With a lot of work remaining, it doesn’t...
Nov 17, 2017
Stephen Curry says a Warriors-Celtics Finals is “very, very likely”

Stephen Curry says a Warriors-Celtics Finals is “very, very likely”

Celtics praise or trash talk? It appears like a new chapter can be added to the petty war between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. After facing each other in three consecutive NBA Finals, there’s no shortage of shots, insults, and slander between these two teams. After a loss to the Boston Celtics, Stephen Curry weighed in on the likelihood of a new Finals matchup in 2018: Stephen Curry on whether he’ll be back in Boston in June: “It’s looking very, very likely right now.”— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) November 17, 2017 Now, there are two ways to...
Nov 17, 2017
LeBron James tried to recruit Jonathon Simmons in free agency

LeBron James tried to recruit Jonathon Simmons in free agency

You can’t blame him for trying. The Cleveland Cavaliers experienced a lot of turnover with their roster this summer. Even beyond the trade, it was clear that the team was trying to bolster their depth and allow LeBron James to rest more in games. It turns out that experienced veterans weren’t the only type of player the team targetted. LeBron James reportedly called former Spurs wing Jonathon Simmons personally this summer in an attempt to help strengthen the team’s pitch. But according to a report by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Simmons wanted to go through LeBron, not join...
Nov 14, 2017
LeBron James misses playing with a playmaker

LeBron James misses playing with a playmaker

What do YOU think his quote means? uWhen you look at this season, it’s remarkable that the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed to be so bad while LeBron James has been so good. Despite uneven play from the supporting cast, James’ numbers this season have been some of the best of his career. He has averaged a career high 8.8 assists per game this season, largely as a result of playing as the team’s point guard. Despite being the primary initiator of the offense in years past, there has been almost no secondary play-making to make his life easier offensively. In an interview with Howard...

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