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CHRIS GRANTLAND: THE JOY OF ANDREW BYNUM

Suppose that there are two kinds of existences.  One seen and one unseen.  One which changes erratically and unpredictably with the outside world, one which is a constant within the mind.  It is this way that the body drags the soul though the world.  It is in this way that Andrew Bynum is becoming what […]

CHRIS GRANTLAND: THE SOUND OF THE HEAT IN CLEVELAND

It’s the night before Thanksgiving.  The Cavaliers are playing the Heat at home in Cleveland.   The Heat are the champions of the NBA, and an unnecessary reminder that it is a long tortured road back to respectability for the Cleveland Cavaliers. DION WAITERS EFFORT KEPT THE CAVALIERS FROM DROWNING ON THE SAME NIGHT WHEN TRADE RUMORS […]

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Reaction to Cavaliers 95-84 Loss to LeBron James and Heat

The Cleveland Cavaliers were beating the Miami Heat by six points after the first quarter on Saturday night. Miami went on to win the next three periods by 17, however, and handed Cleveland its 11th loss of the season. LeBron James led the Heat in scoring with more points (28) than the Cavaliers starting lineup […]

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Cavs win over Heat tonight could change all the narratives

The narratives that currently surround the Cleveland Cavaliers' woeful start this season are all strange and confusing. That frustrating list includes, but is not limited to, the following. Did the players already quit on their second coach in two years just 14 games into the season. Is Chris Grant on the hot seat. Are there […]

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THE D ROSE INJURY, THE D ROSE EXCEPTION AND KYRIE IRVING 2015

Chicago Bull Derrick Rose has injured his knee.  The gravity of the injury is still unknown at this time, but he’s looking at getting an MRI Monday on his right knee.  After missing a full season to recover from reconstructive surgery to his left knee, there are fears of what impact another serious injury, now […]

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Cavs lose eighth game of season despite effort from Dellavedova

Less than three weeks ago, Matthew Dellavedova was buying tickets to Browns games off Stubhub and sitting anonymously among Cleveland fans in the upperdeck of First Energy Stadium. During the time since, he's worked his way toward averaging 29 minutes per night for the Cavs in back-to-back games as an undrafted rookie from St. Mary's […]

CHRIS GRANTLAND: TEAM BUILDING EXERCISE

There’s a darkness.  18, 697 people, on a Friday night in Cleveland, attended, either by way of paying for tickets or receiving tickets from someone else, saw it.  With a 3-6 record coming into the game, the arena is still filled almost to capacity, but the Cavaliers have mysteriously vanished midgame and will not reappear […]

ANOTHER SHOOTING GUARD TORCHES THE CAVALIERS!

GAME 1 WIN VS THE NETS:  Joe Johnson 3-10 FG, 0-3 3PT GAME 2 LOSS VS THE BOBCATS: Gerald Henderson 2-10 FG, 0-0 3PT GAME 3 LOSS VS THE PACERS: Lance Stephenson 7-13 FG, 5-7 3PT GAME 4 WIN VS THE TIMBERWOLVES:  Kevin Martin 7-16 FG, 5-8 3PT GAME 5 LOSS VS THE BUCKS:  O.J. […]

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10 Takeaways From Cavs Dominating Loss to Timberwolves

The Cleveland Cavaliers were run out of Minnesota on Wednesday night by a Timberwolves team they had previously defeated. Ricky Rubio threw a bounce pass between Jarrett Jack's legs for one of his 16 assists while leading his team to a 124-95 victory.  Rubio also added 16 points on seven field-goal attempts to go along with […]

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Irving and Cavs stall in Chicago despite start from Bynum, lose 96-81

On nights when Kyrie Irving isn't good offensively, the Cleveland Cavaliers' offense isn't good. This might sound like an obvious oversimplification, or a way to deflect blame from Mike Brown's game plan, but that doesn't make it any less true.  When Irving asserts himself offensively and embraces a leadership role like he did by going […]

PODCAVS EPISODE 43: EVERYTHING WE KNOW 7 GAMES INTO THE SEASON

What happens when Brendan Bowers joins Alex and Jack on Podcavs?  A podcast that could only exist on the CAVS MEGABLOG Stepien Rules! Talk strong as a Mike Brown defensive principle, about the weekend games against the Sixers, what happened with Andrew Bynum, the development of Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving, and of course Anthony […]

C.J. Miles on Cavs win over Philly and Irving’s performance down stretch

Kyrie Irving demonstrated the leadership he planned to embrace this year during the fourth quarter of Saturday night's 127-125 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. With his Cleveland Cavaliers trailing by 10 heading into the final period—after dropping the third quarter to Philly, 37-22—Irving asserted himself like the superstar he is for the first time this […]

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CHRIS GRANTLAND: TWO NIGHTS OF PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia is a perfect place for a massacre.  It sits beside a river, long and flat with narrow streets and bridges and lies like a small town, which it is surely not.  On Saturday, Cleveland is a cloudy November night.  It’s clear, and hours before the game, blood is already in the air, circling as […]

BENNETT BENNETT BENNETT. ALSO KYRIE. CAVS ROUND TABLE.

A week of the season has now gone by.  Sadly, we can never have those moments back.  The joy in our hearts as Andrew Bynum ran out onto the court, the deft ball handling of Kyrie Irving, the miracle step forward of C.J. Miles, the magic of the Opening Day win against the heavily favored […]

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