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Spurs beat Cavs by 21 despite Dion Waiters return to lineup

Score: 121-101 Games Back: 4 What we learned against the Spurs: The Cavaliers maybe could’ve made the playoffs if Dion Waiters had been healthy over the last couple weeks. Dion Waiters scored 24 points in less than 24 minutes. If he would’ve been healthy enough to log 30-plus minutes on Tuesday, the Cavaliers might have […]

CAVS FALL IN MEMPHIS TO THE RISING EVENING REDNESS IN THE WEST

Score:  Grizzlies  110, Cavaliers 96 Games back: 3.5 What We Learned In The Loss To the Grizz:  The Cavs need to learn how to close out games on the road. With 4 minutes left in this game, the Cavaliers were only down by one point. CATFISH ON THE TABLE AND GOSPEL IN THE AIR (Joe […]

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LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement

I keep hearing that LeBron James will be attending Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement ceremony on March 8 at Quicken Loans Arena. So much so that I felt obligated to write about it. According to multiple sources I’ve spoken with, there is a very good chance that James will be attending the Cavaliers game against the […]

CAVS WIN SECOND IN A ROW: IT’S NOT OVER YET!

Score:  Cavaliers 99, Jazz 79 Games Out:  3.5  What We Learned In The Win Over the Jazz:  The Cavs Playoff Hopes Just Might Be Realistic   It's been a crazy season, but they still might be able to pull it off. IRVING DID EVERYTHING LAST NIGHT.  I MEAN EVERYTHING. (Layne Murdoch NBAE/Getty Images) Kyrie Irving […]

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Cavs beat Thunder on second night of back-to-back in OKC

Score: Cavs 114, Thunder 104 Games Out: 4 What We Learned In Win Over Thunder: Cavs Are Still Fighting This was obviously the Cavaliers best win of the season. Without three of their top-8 players, on the second night of a back-to-back, against the best team in the Western Conference at their place, the Cavaliers […]

THE MIKE BROWN QUESTION

It’s difficult to understand just how many attempts to construct a cognizable offensive system have been attempted with this current roster of Cavaliers during the 58 games of Mike Brown’s second tenure as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach. HE'S NEVER MISSED THE PLAYOFFS IN HIS CAREER AS AN NBA HEAD COACH (Tony Guiterrez, AP photo) […]

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Cavs lose again to Raptors despite 45 minutes from Irving

Result: Raptors 99, Cavaliers 93 Games Out: 5 Behind Hawks Games Remaining: 24 What we learned against the Raptors: Dreams of postseason basketball in Cleveland–sparked by the glorious moment in Cavs' history known forever as the six-game winning streak of '14–are effectively over. This three-game losing streak, powered by Canada's Raptors, has been determined as […]

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Shorthanded Cavs drop second-straight to Wittman’s Wizards

Latest Result: Wizards 96, Cavs 83 Games Out: 5 behind Hawks for 8th Games Remaining: 25 What we learned against the Wizards: The Cavaliers do not possess the overall depth required to beat playoff teams while suffering through a collection of key injuries. Even while riding the momentum of an historic six-game winning streak that […]

IT’S CANADA NIGHT TONIGHT

It’s a veritable heat wave.   The winter husk is melting away and what lurked beneath that shell of ice was a simplified defense, leaner and more effective.  The unmistakable smell of mass evaporation across miles of streets, buildings and the wide expanses of lake is a freshness and a realization that was beneath has always […]

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Cavs extend winning streak to six, longest in Eastern Conference

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the hottest team in the Eastern Conference right now. In the NBA overall, only the Houston Rockets have won more than the six-straight games Cleveland has through Thursday morning. Last night’s 101-93 victory over the Orlando Magic, without the services of Anderson Varejao and Dion Waiters, also marked the first time […]

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Cavaliers Overseas: Catching Up With Partizan Belgrade’s Tarence Kinsey

Tarence Kinsey was a member of the 66-win Cleveland Cavaliers team that finished with the NBA’s best record in 2008-09. The undrafted forward from Tampa, Florida had previously spent parts of two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies before arriving in Cleveland that year. Under the direction of Coach Mike Brown, Kinsey made 50 regular-season appearances […]

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CHRIS GRANTLAND: HOWLIN’ AT THE MOON

I saw the best fans of my generation manipulated into madness, iced over in below zero windchills, slogging themselves through the freezing streets at 6:00 PM looking for the solace and peace of a victorious fix.  Angels each, starving for that purest connection to the primal snowflaked unblinking stars in those icy machine-gears…  of Chris Grantland. […]

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A deep dive on C.J. Miles

Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett, Andrew Bynum, Luol Deng, Chris Grant, Mike Brown and David Griffin. In some order, those are the major stories of the 2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers to date. Can Kyrie and Dion coexist? Is Luol Deng a Cavalier next season? Is Anthony Bennett the next Kwame Brown? Is Mike Brown the […]

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THE DAGGER THAT BEAT DOWN MEMPHIS

This is the most emphatic dagger to end a game that you might ever see, courtesy Dion Waiters… THE DION WAITERS DUNK VINE  (Steve Noah/Operation Sports and also Fox Sports Ohio) Dion Waiters heroic performance Sunday night against the Memphis Grizzlies made it two convincing wins in a row for the Cavaliers.  A slow, plodding […]

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Cavaliers open David Griffin Era with victory over Wizards

Part of me felt obligated to write some sort of professional obituary commemorating Chris Grant’s time as General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. But I really didn't want to. Instead, I stepped away from the chaos by publishing an article about a creative floral designer from Michigan. What’s there to really say about […]

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