Cleveland Cavaliers News
6-17-15: On Tuesday night Game Six of the NBA Finals was played in Cleveland, with the Cavaliers' backs against the wall and the Golden State Warriors on the brink of a championship. Cleveland was the home team as the game took place inside the Quicken Loans Arena, but the team didn’t play like it in the first quarter taking an early 13 point deficit after the first twelve minutes. LeBron James and company led a charge back before halftime but the trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala were too much to handle for the short sided Cavaliers. Curry and Iguodala each scored 25 points while Thompson managed five points in 24 minutes to make up for much of the Warriors offense on the night. While the offense was great the defense was that much better as the team notched 11 steals, 32 defensive rebounds, and forced 16 turnovers including six by LeBron. James once again carried the Cavaliers narrowly missing another triple-double when he posted 32 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists but it was not enough in the eventual 105-97 loss to Golden State to wrap up the series. This may have been an entirely different series if Cleveland had Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love but we may never know for sure. The Golden State Warriors are the 2014/2015 NBA Champions and Iguodala is the NBA Finals MVP.
6-15-15: On Sunday night the NBA Finals kicked back off with the series tied at 2-2 apiece with the pivotal Game Five going down in Golden State’s ORACLE Arena. Neither team wanted to be on the brink of elimination so LeBron James put his Cleveland Cavaliers team on his back and went to war with Stephen Curry. James and Curry went head to head for much of the matchup trading shot for shot and bucket for bucket in a contest that would come down to the final minutes of the fourth quarter. In the fourth James capped off another triple double finishing with 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists but the short-handed Cavaliers bench could not keep up with Curry, Klay Thompson and the deep Warriors bench as Golden State grinded out a 104-91 victory. Despite the triple-double from James the Cavaliers are on the brink of elimination as they trail Golden State 3-2 in the best of seven series.
6-12-15: On Thursday night the NBA Finals resumed with Game Four being played in Cleveland with the Cavaliers leading the best of seven series 2-1. The Cavaliers defense had held Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry in check for much of this series leaving the Golden State duo scratching their heads for much of the series until the fourth quarter of Game Three. Cleveland hung on to win Game Three despite the offensive explosion in the fourth but they could not adjust to the new game plan by the Warriors and fell behind early and often in Game Four. Cleveland did cut the Warriors lead to just six points entering the fourth quarter before laying an egg offensively in the final quarter managing just 12 points as a team. Despite 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists from LeBron James and 28 points from Mozgov the Cavaliers could not keep up with Andre Iguodala and the Warriors in an eventual 103-82 loss. With the loss the NBA Finals series is now tied up at 2-2 apiece.
6-10-15: On Tuesday night the NBA Finals shifted to Cleveland with the series tied at one game apiece. Golden State won the first game of the series before the Cavaliers came roaring back with a Game Two victory in overtime setting up this pivotal Game Three. Cleveland’s stingy defense once again gave the NBA’s most potent scoring offense fits for much of game three holding the Warriors to just 37 points at halftime and 55 points after three quarters of basketball. Cleveland took a 17 point lead with them into the fourth quarter behind 40 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists from LeBron James and tough defense from Dellavedova. Golden State staged a comeback attempt in the fourth quarter but it was too little too late in a 96-91 victory for the Cavaliers as Cleveland took a 2-1 series lead in the best of seven series. Dellavedova’s status for Game Four is now in question after being hospitalized after the game with severe leg cramps.
6-8-15: On Sunday night the 2015 NBA Finals continued with Game Two of the series in Golden State after the Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the first contest. The Cavaliers were without two of their three best players in this contest and for the remainder of the series with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving both out to injuries so the bulk of the scoring will have to go through LeBron James if Cleveland wants to win this series. Another game and another contest that could not be decided in four quarters as these two teams battled back and forth until the five minute overtime period began. Without Irving and Love this contest quickly became the LeBron show as the Cavs forward and All-Star played over 50 minutes in the contest taking a whopping 35 shots and 18 free throws resulting in an NBA Finals triple-double. James finished with 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists as he led his Cavaliers to a 95-93 victory with the help of some timely defense and shooting from Irving’s replacement Dellavedova. With the victory the Cavaliers have snatched home-court advantage away from the Warriors and at the same time tied up the series at 1-1 apiece with the series shifting to Cleveland for Game Three.
6-5-15: After a long layoff the NBA Finals finally kicked off on Thursday night with the #1 overall seeded Golden State Warriors representing the Western Conference and the #2 seeded Cleveland Cavaliers representing the Eastern Conference. With Golden State acting as the home team for Game One the Cavaliers needed to jump out early on the Warriors to take the momentum and the crowd out of the contest and they did just that behind a hot start from LeBron James. Cleveland took a ten point lead after just one quarter and a three point lead with them into the locker room at halftime before Golden State made the run that everyone knew they would make. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson exploded in the second half while taking advantage of a visibly injured and limping Kyrie Irving to come all the way back and force an overtime period. Despite James dropping 44 points on Golden State and Irving adding 23 points the Cavaliers fell apart in overtime as the Warriors went on to win the game by the final score of 108-100 to take a 1-0 series lead in the best of seven series.
6-3-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the NBA Finals in the first year since LeBron James return to Cleveland, following a four year stint with Miami winning two NBA titles. The Cavaliers will host the Golden State Warriors at the Quicken Loans Arena for Game 3 next Tuesday as Cavaliers tickets for this game are on average $1,285.67 on the secondary market, with the cheapest seat priced at $343. Cavaliers tickets have an overall average price of $1,524.29 on the secondary market for the three potential games that could be played at the Quicken Loans Arena. Game 6 Cavaliers tickets will be the most expensive at the Quicken Loans Arena for this series at a current secondary average price of $1,761.76, with the cheapest seat priced at $492.
5-27-15: On Tuesday night Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals was played in Cleveland with the Cavaliers currently holding a commanding 3-0 series lead in the best of seven series. The Hawks looked to live another day and force a Game Five while the Cavaliers looked to end the series on their home court and await the winner of the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets series. Cleveland came out looking to set the tempo early and executed their plan perfectly taking a 12 point lead after the first quarter and a commanding 17 point halftime lead with them into the locker rooms. Atlanta scored no more than 22 points in a quarter during the first three quarters and was ultimately outscored in every quarter by a superior Cavaliers offense led by LeBron James. James finished with 23 points and seven assists as Cleveland easily dismantled the Hawks by the final score of 118-88 to win sweep the series 4-0. With the victory the Cavaliers are headed to the NBA Finals to represent the Eastern Conference while the Hawks are headed home for a long summer.
5-25-15: On Sunday night the Eastern Conference Finals traveled to Cleveland as the Cavaliers played host to the Atlanta Hawks in the third game of the best of seven series. The Cavaliers were without Kyrie Irving for the second straight contest but were not the only team short-handed as the Hawks were also without their shooting star Kyle Korver for the remainder of the playoffs. Cleveland took a big lead into the fourth quarter before Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap led the way back erasing the deficit to force an overtime period. In the extra period LeBron James took over the contest finishing with a 37 point, 18 rebound and 13 assist triple-double leading his team to a 114-111 victory in the contest. With the victory the Cavaliers now find themselves just one win away from the NBA Finals as Cleveland took a 3-0 series lead in the best of seven series with the victory.
5-23-15: On Friday night the Eastern Conference Finals continued with Game Two being played in Atlanta with the Cavaliers leading the best of seven series 1-0. The Cavaliers were without Kyrie Irving for the second game of the series but Cleveland's guard play still played well keeping the game close in the first half. In the second half the Cavaliers defense dug in and completely dominated the Atlanta offense holding the team to just 33 points combined in an eventual 94-82 victory. LeBron James led the scoring attack for Cleveland leading all scorers with 10 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists while Iman Shumpert added 16 points to the Cavaliers victory. With the victory the Cavaliers have snatched complete control of the series boasting a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series and have also stolen away home court advantage with the pair of victories.
5-21-15: On Wednesday night the Eastern Conference Finals kicked off with the #1 seeded Atlanta Hawks playing host to the #2 seeded Cleveland Cavaliers inside the Highlight Factory in Atlanta. The Hawks came into the series fresh off a victory over the Washington Wizards in six hard fought games and looked to take advantage of the short-handed Cavaliers in this series. The Cavaliers were without Kevin Love but by the time the game was over the Hawks were without one of their best playoff performers in DeMarre Carroll who left the game with what is being described as a knee sprain. No word on how long Carroll will be out of the lineup but the Hawks defense definitely suffered after the injury letting an early lead get away in an eventual 97-89 loss to Cleveland. Jeff Teague led the way for Atlanta with 27 points and four assists but the defense could not stop LeBron James or JR Smith off the bench in the loss that gave the Hawks an early 1-0 deficit in the best of seven series.
5-15-15: On Thursday night the Cavaliers traveled to the United Center in Chicago looking to finish off their series with the Bulls while looking to get their ticket punched to the Eastern Conference Finals. Early on in the contest the Bulls put up a fight giving the Cavaliers the indications that they would not go down quietly but it was all downhill from there for the Bulls. The Cavaliers proceeded to completely dominate the basketball on both sides of the court as Chicago combined for just 42 points in the final three quarters while losing the battle in shooting, rebounding, three point shooting and turnovers in an ugly 94-73 loss. Dellavedova led the way for Cleveland with 19 points with the help of 11 LeBron James assists as the Cavaliers have won the series 4-2 and now await the winner of the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards series to determine who will represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.
5-13-15: On Tuesday night the Cavaliers returned home to Cleveland after knotting up their best of seven series at two games apiece the last time these two teams went head-to-head. Cleveland looked energized and pumped up to be back at home and fed off the energy of the home crowd enough to take a 10 point lead with them into the locker room at halftime. Chicago put together a nice little second half run and made things interesting late behind Jimmy Butler’s 29 point performance but it was not enough to overcome LeBron James on the night. James led all scorers in the contest with 38 points, 12 rebounds and six assists while Cleveland as a team shot 51% from the court in a 106-101 victory over the Bulls. With the victory the Cavaliers now have a 3-2 series lead in the best of seven series.
5-7-15:On Wednesday night the Cavaliers faced what was almost a must win game at home in Cleveland to avoid going down 0-2 in the best of seven series. This game was more important to Cleveland as it was Chicago because the Bulls claimed home court advantage with their Game One victory and the Cavaliers did not want to go down by two games before heading out on the road inside the United Center. Apparently that message was conveyed to the players as well as the team made this contest a laugher early when Cleveland scored 38 points in the first quarter and took a huge 20 point lead. LeBron James led all scorers in the contest with 33 points and led his Cavaliers to a 106-91 victory to even up the best of seven series at a game apiece. Cleveland had the advantage in shooting percentage, rebounds and turnovers making a victory for Chicago extremely difficult before heading home.
5-5-15: On Monday night the Cavaliers finally got back out onto the court after a long layoff from their first round series with Boston. The Cavaliers swept away the Celtics but not before losing Kevin Love for the remainder of the playoffs after a dirty play on a rebound separated his shoulder. Cleveland needed love to work the board and defend Pau Gasol and will now presumably struggle to handle the big men for Chicago. The team looked like they had a bit of rust offensively at the beginning of this game managing just 15 points in the first quarter before closing the deficit to just five at halftime. In the second half the Kyrie Irving and LeBron James show took over as Irving led all scorers in the contest with 30 points while James flirted with a triple-double scoring 19 points, grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing out nine assists but it was not enough to stop Derrick Rose in a 99-92 loss to Chicago. The Bulls now lead the best of seven series 1-0.
4-7-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers are one step closer to the Eastern Conference playoffs after another strong week last week in the NBA. With another strong week last week the team found themselves with a 47-26 record that left them with the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs if the season ended today. If the playoffs started today the team would face off against the #7 seeded Miami Heat in the first round. The Cavaliers started this week by making the trip out to the Barclays Center to face off with Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets. During the contest the Nets helped their own cause in their chase for the final playoff spot in the East with a convincing 106-98 victory over the Cavaliers. The leading scorer in the contest was Kyrie Irving who had 26 points for Cleveland while LeBron James added 24 points but it was not enough in the loss for the Cavaliers. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Nets was led by 20 points each from Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez in the victory for Brooklyn. For the Cavaliers next contest the team made the trip back home to Cleveland to play host to Robert Covington and the Philadelphia 76ers. During the game neither team shot especially well but the Cavaliers still hung on to beat the 76ers by the final score of 87-86 despite just 34 points in the second half. The leading scorer in the contest was LeBron James who had 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to lead Cleveland in all categories in the victory. Meanwhile the scoring attack for Philadelphia was led by Robert Covington who had 19 points while Nerlens Noel grabbed 11 rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for the 76ers. For the final game of the week for the Cleveland Cavaliers the team stayed at home to play host to LeBron James’ former team the Miami Heat. During the game the Cavaliers sent a message to the team they look likely to face in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs when Cleveland beat Miami convincingly 114-88. The leading scorer in the contest was LeBron James who had 23 points and seven assists while Thompson added 15 rebounds in the victory for the Cavaliers. Meanwhile the Miami scoring attack was led by Luol Deng who had 17 points and eight rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for the Heat. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 49-27. Get your tickets for next week as the team plays host to the Chicago Bulls before traveling to Milwaukee to finish a short week against the Milwaukee Bucks.
3-31-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers have the second best record inside the Eastern Conference with a 44-26 record this season. If the season ended today the team would be the #2 seed in the playoffs and would play host to the Miami Heat in the first round. The Cavaliers started this week by staying at home in Cleveland to play host to the Indiana Pacers. During the game Indiana kept it close on the free throw line but LeBron James was too much to be stopped in a 95-92 victory for the Cavaliers. LeBron led all scorers in the contest with 29 points while five other players scored in double figures in the victory for the Cavaliers. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Pacers was led by 24 points from George Hill while Roy Hibbert added 20 points in the loss for Indiana. For the Cavaliers next contest the team made the trip out to Milwaukee to face off with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. During the game the Cavaliers were on the verged of being upset by the Bucks before a strong second half that saw Cleveland score 64 points propelled the team to a 108-90 victory over Milwaukee. The Cavaliers second half charge was led by LeBron James who led all scorers in the contest with 28 points and 10 rebounds while Kyrie Irving dished out seven assists in the victory. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Bucks was led by Michael Carter-Williams who had 19 points but it was not enough in the loss for Milwaukee. For the Cavaliers next contest the team made the trip out to Memphis to face off with Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies. During the game the Cavaliers sent a message by blowing out one of the top teams in the Western Conference when Cleveland beat the Memphis Grizzlies by the final score of 111-89. The leading scorer in the contest was Kyrie Irving who had 24 points for Cleveland while Thompson added 11 rebounds in the victory for the Cavs. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Grizzlies was led by 18 points from Marc Gasol while Mike Conley added five rebounds in the loss for Memphis. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 47-26. Get your tickets for next week as the team travels to Brooklyn to face off with the Brooklyn Nets before finishing their week off back at home playing host to the Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat.
3-24-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers have their eyes on a playoff spot after another strong week last week. With that strong week and a strong second half the Cavaliers are racing towards the playoffs with a 42-25. The Cavaliers started this week by making the trip out to Orlando to face off with Victor Oladipo and the Orlando Magic. During the game Kyrie Irving followed up his career game and career high in scoring with another strong output as Cleveland walked all over Orlando en route to a 123-108 victory. Irving had 33 more points for the Cavaliers with the help of eight rebounds and 13 assists from LeBron James in the victory for Cleveland. Meanwhile the Magic’s scoring attack was led by Victor Oladipo who had 25 points while Nikola Vucevic had 15 rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for Orlando. For the Cavaliers next contest the team made the trip out to Miami to face off with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. During the game the Cavaliers had LeBron James in the lineup after he was a game time decision but it made little difference in a 106-92 loss to Miami. James did lead Cleveland in scoring with 26 points while Kyrie Irving added six assists but it was not enough in the loss for the Cavaliers. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Heat was led by Dwyane Wade who had 32 points while Hassan Whiteside added 11 rebounds in the victory for Miami. For the Cavaliers next contest the team made the trip back home to Cleveland to play host to Mason Plumlee and the Brooklyn Nets. During the game the Cavaliers played a strong game defensively and shot 55% from the field as a team in an eventual 117-92 victory over Brooklyn. The leading scorer in the contest was Deron Williams who had 20 points and six assists for the Nets while Brook Lopez pulled down eight rebounds in the loss. Meanwhile Mozgov led the Cavaliers scoring attack with 17 points while Kevin Love grabbed 11 rebounds in the victory for Cleveland. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 44-26. Get your tickets for next week as the team stays home to play host to the Indiana Pacers before setting out on the road to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Memphis Grizzlies.
3-3-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers come into the week fresh and rested up after the NBA All Star Week with one of the best records in the NBA this season sporting a 33-22 record. The Cavaliers started this week by making the trip out to Washington to take on the Washington Wizards. During the contest the Cavaliers shot 51% from the field as a team and took advantage of a big night from LeBron James to take down the Wizards by the final score of 127-89. James led all scorers in the contest with 28 points while Kyrie Irving added 25 points in the victory for the Cavaliers. Meanwhile the Wizards scoring attack was led by 18 points each from Nene and John Wall but it was not enough in the loss for Washington. For the Cavaliers next contest the team made the trip out to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks. During the game the Knicks struggled to put the ball in the basket during the first three quarters of the contest and ultimately fell to Cleveland by the final score of 101-83. Langston Galloway led the Knicks in scoring on the night but finished with just 13 points and five rebounds in the loss for New York. Meanwhile LeBron James led the Cavaliers scoring attack with 18 points and seven assists while Kevin Love added 16 rebounds in the victory for Cleveland. For the Cavaliers next contest the team made the trip out to Detroit to face off with the Detroit Pistons. During the game Cleveland remained hot and continued their climb towards the top of the Eastern Conference with another impressive victory 102-93 over Detroit. Kevin Love led the scoring attack for the Cavaliers with 24 points and nine rebounds with the help of 11 assists from LeBron James in the victory for Cleveland. Meanwhile Reggie Jackson led the way for Detroit with 22 points and nine rebounds while Greg Monroe grabbed 14 rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for the Pistons. For their final game of the week the team made the trip back home to Cleveland to play host to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. During the contest these two teams put on a show in the first quarter combining for 65 points before the Warriors offense fell by the wayside in a 110-99 loss to the Cavaliers. LeBron James easily led all scorers in the contest with 42 points and 11 rebounds while Kyrie Irving added 24 points in the victory for Cleveland. Meanwhile the Warriors scoring attack was led by 19 points from David Lee while Stephen Curry added 18 points but it was not enough in the loss for Golden State. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 37-22. Get your tickets for next week as the team plays a pair of road contests against the Indiana Pacers and the Houston Rockets before returning home to play host to the Boston Celtics. The team will then finish their week off back out on the road in Toronto when the team faces off with the Toronto Raptors.
2-20-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers had another great week last week and head into NBA All Star Weekend posting
one of the best records in the NBA this season with a 33-22 record. The Cavaliers started this week by
watching one of their own in Matthew Dellavedova participate in the inaugural World vs. Team USA
Rising Stars Game and score four points in the victory for the World. The next night the team rooted on
one of their own in the Foot Locker Three Point Shooting Contest when Kyrie Irving competed and
represented the Cavaliers. In the first round Irving knocked down 23 points including four of his last five
shots from the money rack to advance to the finals in the competition against Stephen Curry and Klay
Thompson. In the finals Irving knocked down 17 shots which was not enough in the loss to Curry. The
next night NBA All Star Weekend culminated with the playing of the 2014/2015 NBA All Star Game. The
All Star Game pit the best of the Eastern Conference against the best of the Western Conference in a
contest that defense was thrown out the window in lieu of loads of offense. These two teams did not
disappoint in the offensive department as these two teams combined for 321 points total on the night
inside Madison Square Garden. Leading the way for the Western Conference was Russell Westbrook
who had 41 points winning the MVP Award while James Harden added another 29 points for the West.
In the East the hometown hero Carmelo Anthony had 14 points in front of his home crowd while LeBron James led the way with 30 points. It was not enough for Carmelo and LeBron in the contest as the Western Conference once again showed its dominance in a 163-158 victory over the Eastern Conference in the 2015 NBA All Star Game. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 33-22. Get your tickets for next week as the team plays a trio of games out on the road against the Washington Wizards, the New York Knicks and the Detroit Pistons before returning home to Cleveland to finish their week off against the Golden State Warriors.
2-9-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers came into the week after another strong week that left the team atop the Eastern Conference with a 27-20 record. The Cavaliers started this week by staying at home in Cleveland to play host to DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. During the contest the Cavaliers remained hot since the return of LeBron James with a 101-90 victory over the Kings. James had 19 points for Cleveland on the night while Kevin Love led the Cavaliers in scoring and rebounds with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. In the loss the Kings were led by 21 points and 13 rebounds from newly named All Star DeMarcus Cousins but it was not enough for Sacramento. The Cavaliers were back out on the court the very next night in Minnesota when the team faced off with the Minnesota Timberwolves. During the contest Cleveland won their second game in as many nights behind a huge night from LeBron James. James led all scorers in the contest with 36 points while Kevin Love led the team in rebounding with 17 rebounds in a 106-90 victory over Minnesota. The Timberwolves offensive attack was led by 33 points from Andrew Wiggins while Nikola Pekovic grabbed 12 rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for the Timberwolves. For the Cavaliers next contest the team stayed home in Cleveland to play host to the Philadelphia 76ers. During the contest the Cavaliers stayed hot and took down the 76ers behind another big night from guard Kyrie Irving. Irving led all scorers in the contest with 24 points while Kevin
Love added 15 rebounds and LeBron James added 11 assists in the 97-84 victory for Cleveland. The 76ers countered the Cavs big three with 18 points from Rodney Covington but it was not enough in the loss for Philadelphia. The Cavaliers finished their week off back at home in Cleveland when the team played host to Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers. During the game Cleveland remained hot and won their final game of the week behind a big night from Kevin Love. Love led the Cavaliers in scoring with 24 points while Thompson pulled down 10 rebounds in the 105-94 victory over Los Angeles. The Clippers attack was led by 16 points from Blake Griffin but it was not enough in the loss to the Cavaliers. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 31-20. Get your tickets for next week as the team travels to Indiana to take on the Indiana Pacers before returning home for a pair of home games against the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. Cleveland will then finish their week off back out on the road in Chicago when the team takes on the Chicago Bulls.
1-29-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers spent another week last week trading wins and losses as the team comes into the new week with an even 20-20 record. The Cavaliers started this week by traveling to the Staples Center to take on Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers. During the contest the Cavaliers won their second straight game behind 55% shooting as a team and a big night of shooting from Kyrie Irving. Irving led all scorers with 37 points while LeBron James added 32 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists in a 126-121 victory over the Clippers. The Los Angeles attack was led by 34 points from Blake Griffin and 19 points from DeAndre Jordan but it was not enough in the loss for the Clippers. For the Cavs next contest the team looked to make it two wins in a row when they stayed home in Cleveland to play host to Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. During the contest the Cavaliers used a stingy defense that did not allow more than 23 points in a quarter until the fourth in a 108-94 victory over Chicago. Jimmy Butler led the way for the Bulls with 20 points and 3 assists but a 39 point halftime total
was too much to overcome for Chicago. Meanwhile LeBron James led all scorers in the contest for the
Cavs with 26 points while Kyrie Irving added 12 assists in the victory for Cleveland. For the Cavaliers next
contest LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the rest of the team traveled back home to Cleveland to play host
to the Utah Jazz. During the contest the Cavaliers remained hot since the return of LeBron James and
easily took down the Jazz by the final score of 106-92. James led all scorers in the contest with 26 points
and 9 assists while Kevin Love added 13 rebounds in the victory for Cleveland. Enes Kanter had a nice
game for Utah scoring 24 points and grabbing 17 rebounds but it was not nearly enough to overtake the
Cavs in the loss for the Jazz. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall
record of 23-20. Get your tickets for next week as the team stayed home in Cleveland to play host to the
Charlotte Hornets and the Oklahoma City Thunder before traveling out on the road to Detroit to take on
the Detroit Pistons. The Cavaliers would then finish their week off back at home in Cleveland when the team played host to the Portland Trail Blazers.
1-12-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers came into the week with one of the best records in all of the Eastern Conference after posting an 18-14 record. The Cavaliers started this week by learning that LeBron James would miss two weeks with back and knee strains before traveling to Charlotte to take on the Charlotte Hornets. During the game the Cavaliers took advantage of 27 points from Kevin Love and an off night of shooting for Charlotte in a 91-87 victory over the Hornets. Gerald Henderson led five Charlotte players that scored in double figures but Kyrie Irving and Love were too much for the Cavaliers in the contest. The Cavaliers looked to turn things around during their next contest when the team stayed home in Cleveland to play host to the Dallas Mavericks. During the game the Mavericks shot 56% from the field as a team while Monta Ellis scored 20 points for Dallas in a 109-90 victory over Cleveland. Kevin Love did his part to pick up King James’ slack by scoring 30 points but the team as a whole managed just 41% shooting in the loss to Dallas. The Cavaliers were back on the court the very next night when the team traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Philadelphia 76ers. During the contest the Cavaliers front office was busy acquiring Iman Shumpert and JR Smith in a multiple team trade with the New York Knicks while Kevin Love was busy leading Cleveland on the court. Love scored 28 points and grabbed 19 rebounds but the 76ers staged an impressive second half comeback on the road behind Tony Wroten. Wroten scored 20 points while the 76ers team as a whole shot 48% in a come from behind 95-92 victory over the Cavaliers. The Cavs were back in action and back at home for their next contest showing off their newest acquisitions in Iman Shumpert and JR Smith while playing host to the Houston Rockets. During the contest the new look Cavaliers went out onto the court for the first time with JR Smith and Iman Shumpert but it was Kyrie Irving that stole the show for Cleveland. Irving led all scorers with 38 points while Kevin Love grabbed 16 rebounds but it was not enough for the Cavaliers. James Harden led the Rockets attack with 21 points while Dwight Howard grabbed 19 rebounds in a 105-93 victory over Cleveland. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 19-17. Get your tickets for next week as the team spends the week out on the road facing off with the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings, the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers.
1-2-15: The Cleveland Cavaliers have one of the best records in the Eastern Conference this season after posting a 17-10 record to start the 2014/2015 season. The Cavaliers started this week by packing their bags and traveling to Orlando to take on Tobias Harris and the Orlando Magic. During the contest the game was evenly matched in most categories except for the free throw line where the matchup was ultimately decided. The Cavaliers led by 29 points from LeBron James were able to knock down 24-26 attempts from the charity stripe during the contest while Orlando managed just 8-12 free throw shots. Tobias Harris had 16 points for the Magic but it was not enough as the Cavaliers went on to easily beat Orlando by the score of 98-89. The Cavaliers looked to stay in the win column during their next contest when the team stayed home in Cleveland to play host to the Detroit Pistons. During the contest the Cavaliers were absolutely cold as a team as the team as a whole finished shooting just 38% from the field. The Pistons meanwhile shot 45% from the field behind 25 points from Brandon Jennings. Kevin Love led the Cavaliers with 20 points but without Kyrie Irving Cleveland managed just 52 points in the final three quarters of the contest. With that kind of production the Cavaliers did not stand a chance as the team fell to Detroit by the score of 103-80. The Cavs looked to end their losing streak during their next contest when the team traveled to Atlanta to take on the Atlanta Hawks. During the contest the Cavs welcomed back Kyrie Irving while watching LeBron James take his 30th birthday off and Kevin Love taking the night off from scoring. James was out and Love managed just 7 points on 1-8 shooting while Irving led all Cleveland scorers with 34 points on the night. It was not enough in the end as Paul Millsap’s 26 points and Jeff Teague’s 23 points were too much in a 109-101 victory for the Hawks. The Cavs hoped to end their week on a high note when the team stayed home in Cleveland to play host to the Milwaukee Bucks. During the contest LeBron James missed his second straight game with knee soreness while Kevin Love also sat out and the Cavs offense severely struggled. Kyrie Irving was back and scored 25 points but his supporting cast was not up to the task. Meanwhile Milwaukee’s attack was led by 26 points from Brandon Knight that led all scorers in a 96-80 victory over the Cavaliers. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 18-14. Get your tickets for next week as the team travels to Charlotte to take on the Charlotte Hornets before coming home to host the Dallas Mavericks. The Cavaliers will then set out on the road once again to face off with the Philadelphia 76ers before finishing their week back at home playing host to the Houston Rockets.
12-22-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers have started the 2014/2015 campaign with one of the best records in the Eastern Conference posting a very impressive 13-8 record. The Cavaliers started this week by traveling to New Orleans to take on the New Orleans Pelicans with LeBron James’ health and availability in question. During the contest LeBron James tested his injured knee before the game and was a game time decision. James ended up playing in the contest and showed no effects from the knee leading all scorers with 41 points but it was not enough as the Pelicans were on fire in the game. The Pelicans shot 56% from the field en route to a 119-114 victory over Cleveland. In the Cavaliers next contest the team was back at home in Cleveland playing host to the Charlotte Hornets. During the contest Cleveland used a big first quarter in which the team doubled up Charlotte with 34 points to propel them to an easy victory at home. LeBron James led all scorers with 27 points in the contest while Kevin Love added 22 points and a staggering 18 rebounds. Charlotte’s Kemba Walker scored 24 points to lead the Hornets attack but it was not enough in a 97-88 loss to Cleveland. The Cavaliers looked to keep their winning ways going in their next contest when the team stayed home in Cleveland to host the Atlanta Hawks. During the contest the Hawks came out of the locker room on fire shooting and used a blistering start to the game to take over early. Atlanta finished with 65% shooting from the field led by 24 points from Shelvin Mack. The Cavaliers managed just 45% shooting from the field while Dion Waiters and LeBron James each scored 21 points. In the end it was not enough for Cleveland as Atlanta’s hot hand was too much to overcome in a 127-98 loss to the Hawks. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 14-10. The team stays home to host the Brooklyn Nets, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Minnesota Timberwolves before setting out on the road to finish their week off against the Miami Heat.
12-15-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers beginning to the 2014/2015 campaign has not exactly gone as planned as the team has started the season hovering right around the .500 mark with a 10-7 record. The Cavaliers started this week by traveling to our neighbors from the north to play a road game against the Toronto Raptors. During the contest Cleveland set the tone early with a big 30 point first quarter which immediately put the pressure on the Raptors offense. That would be a tough task for Toronto after learning that the team would be without start player DeMar DeRozan but Amir Johnson was up to the task. Johnson finished with 27 points leading all scorers in the contest but it was 24 points from LeBron James and 21 points from Tristan Thompson that led to a 105-91 victory over the Raptors. The Cavaliers looked to keep their modest winning streak alive in their next contest when the team traveled to Brooklyn to take on the Brooklyn Nets. During the contest the Cavaliers stayed hot despite off days shooting from their trio of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. The Nets struggled as a unit shooting just 44% from the field as their leading scorer Kevin Garnett had just 14 points in the contest. The Cavaliers enjoyed 26 points from Dion Waiters as Cleveland went on to beat Brooklyn on the road by the score of 110-88. The suddenly red hot Cavaliers looked to extend their winning streak the very next night back at home in Cleveland when the team played host to the Toronto Raptors. During the contest the Raptors made 100% of their free throws and outshot the Cavaliers shooting 51% for the game and it still came down to the fourth quarter. James led the way for the Cavs with 35 points while erasing a seven point deficit in the fourth quarter. Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead Toronto but the team as a whole only mustered 13 points in the fourth quarter in a 105-101 loss to Cleveland. The Cavs looked to keep their winning streak going in their final game of the week as the team traveled to Oklahoma City to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the contest the Cavaliers watched LeBron James injure his knee and miss the game leaving him questionable for next week’s games. Oklahoma City and Russell Westbrook’s 26 points took full advantage of LeBron’s absence while the team shot 44% from the field. Cleveland without their star player shot just 37% from the field in a 103-94 loss to the Thunder snapping their win streak. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 13-8.
12-5-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers have been hanging out in the middle of the standings in the first five weeks of the 2014/2015 campaign as the team has posted just a 7-7 record to start the new season. The Cavaliers started this week by traveling back home to Cleveland to host their Eastern Conference foes in the Indiana Pacers. During the contest the Cavaliers came out of the gates with a hot hand in the first three quarters. The Cavs put some distance between them and the Pacers in the third quarter especially when the team scored 35 points and outscored Indiana by 13 to take a healthy 16 point lead into the fourth quarter. Kevin Love led all scorers in the contest with 28 points while Indiana’s offensive attack was led by 14 points from David West but it was not enough as the Pacers fell to the Cavs by the score of 109-97. The Cavs were back at it again on Tuesday as the team was back at home in Cleveland playing host to the Milwaukee Bucks. During the contest these two teams traded big quarters and offensive outbursts as it seemed for much of the game that the team with the ball in their hand last would win the matchup. The trio of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and LeBron James scored 28, 27 and 26 points respectively as the Cavaliers finished shooting 53% from the field in the contest. Milwaukee matched Cleveland’s big three with big nights from Jabari Parker and Brandon Knight but the Bucks finished with just 49% shooting from the field. Even with a hot hand shooting from the field the Bucks still fell to the suddenly hot Cavaliers by the score of 111-108. Cleveland finished their week off by traveling to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks in an Eastern Conference road contest. During the contest the Cavaliers had a plan to limit Carmelo Anthony’s damage to the team and Cleveland executed it perfectly holding the Knicks guard to just nine points on 4-19 shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. attempted to pick up the scoring slack for New York along with Amar’e Stoudemire but the duo could not make up for cold nights shooting from Iman Shumpert and Jose Calderon. Cleveland let New York stick around for much of the contest despite holding down their top scorers down and may not have been able to hang on had it not been for 37 points from Kyrie Irving. Irving and LeBron James led the Cavaliers to a narrow 90-87 victory over the Knicks to extend their winning streak to three games. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 10-7.
11-28-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers had expectations as high as ever as the team welcomed back LeBron James and welcomed new faces in Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. The team sees the sky as the limit in the 2014/2015 season but has started the season with just a 5-5 record disappointing some. The Cavaliers started this week by traveling to Washington to take on the Washington Wizards in a road game. In the contest the Wizards were led by 28 points 6 rebounds and 7 assists from John Wall as the team as a whole shot 49% from the field in the game. Meanwhile Cleveland had a horrible night shooting as a team as evident by their 36% shooting percentage from the field and 22% percentage from beyond the arc. The Cavaliers leading scorer was both LeBron James and Kyrie Irving who each had 22 points but it was not enough as Cleveland fell to Washington by the score of 91-78. The Cavs were back at it the very next night looking for retribution back at home hosting the Toronto Raptors in Cleveland. In the contest LeBron James was held to just 15 points and 10 assists while Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 44 points on the night. The Raptors were too much to defend as a team on the night though as Louis Williams went off scoring 36 points in a 110-93 victory for Toronto. The deciding factor in the contest ending up being the free throw line as the Raptors knocked down 38 free throws to Cleveland’s 20 shots made from the charity stripe. Cleveland was still searching for their first victory of the week in their next contest when the Cavs traveled back home to host the Orlando Magic. LeBron James did his part in the contest as the Cavs forward led all scorers with 29 points while adding 11 assists in a 106-74 blowout for Cleveland. Orlando’s Victor Oladipo scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for the Magic in Cleveland. The Cavaliers spent their final game of the week back at home in Cleveland playing host to the Washington Wizards. During the contest LeBron James led all scorers with 29 points and 11 assists while Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 24 points. Anderson Varejoa added 14 points while the Cavaliers went on to beat the Wizards by the score of 106-74. The Wizards offensive attack was led by 22 points from Victor Oladipo but it was not enough as the team shot just 36% from the field in the loss. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 7-7.
11-21-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers expectations heading into the 2014/2015 season were as high as ever as team
welcomed back LeBron James and welcomes Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to the squad. The team did not
start the season the way they had hoped or planned as the team began the campaign with an even 3-3
record. The Cavaliers started this week by playing against Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics in a road
game for Cleveland. In the game LeBron James absolutely went off offensively leading all scorers with 41
points while also dishing out seven assists in the contest. Kyrie Irving added 27 points in the contest as
the Cavs as a team shot 51% from the field. Boston was led by seven different players in double digits as
the team finished shooting 55% from the field. The difference in the game came on the free throw line
as Cleveland knocked down 28-37 while Boston only made 19-23 attempts from the charity stripe. With
the help of 26 fouls from the Celtics the Cavaliers went on to narrowly edge the Celtics by the score of
122-121. Cleveland was back at home the very next night as the Cavaliers hosted the Atlanta Hawks in
Cleveland. The Cavaliers enjoyed an offensive explosion on the night while LeBron James scored 32
points and the team as a whole shot 54% from the field. Cleveland also shot 61% from beyond the arc as
the Cavaliers knocked down 19 three point shots in the game. The Hawks shot just 14% from three point
land as the team knocked down just 3-22 shot attempts from beyond the arc. The Cavaliers went on to
easily beat the Hawks by the score of 127-94 in the contest. The Cavs hoped their hot hands carried over
to their next contest when Cleveland went back home to host the Denver Nuggets. In the contest
LeBron James added 22 points for the Cavs while three others scored 20 points including Kyrie Irving and
Kevin Love. Meanwhile the Nuggets were led by 24 points from Ty Lawson in a complete team victory
for Denver by the score of 106-97. In the Cavs final game of the week the team headed home to host the
San Antonio Spurs in Cleveland. In the first half of the contest LeBron James was red hot from the field
but the Cavaliers star went cold in the second half allowing the defending NBA champions back into the
game. When it was all said and done Cleveland could not take advantage of a huge game by Anderson
Varejo as the Spurs narrowly beat the Cavaliers by the score of 92-90. When the week was all said and
done the team finished with an overall record of 5-5.
11-14-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers start to the 2014/2015 season did not go as planned in their reunion with LeBron James and for new faces Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. The Cavaliers started the season 1-3 after a tough week of basketball. The Cavaliers started this week by traveling to a fellow 1-3 team as Cleveland took on the Denver Nuggets on the road. LeBron James was typical LeBron James in this contest as King James scored 22 points leading all Cavaliers in scoring while dishing out 11 assists, which also led Cleveland, while pulling in 7 rebounds in the contest. Randy Foye led all scorers in the game for the Nuggets scoring 28 points but it was not enough as Denver fell to the Cavaliers by the score of 110-101. In the next Cavs game LeBron looked to turn the season around with another victory as the team traveled to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans. In the contest LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 32 points while Kevin Love added 22 points as the Cavaliers went on to beat the Pelicans by the score of 118-111. In the contest James came up one assist shy of a triple-double as he scored 32 points, snagged 11 rebounds, and dished out 9 assists in the contest. The Pelicans were led by 32 points from Ryan Anderson and 27 points from Anthony Davis but it wasn’t enough to match Cleveland’s version of the Big Three. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 3-3.
11-7-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers started their 2014/2015 season off last week by hosting and beating the New
York Knicks in Cleveland to start the season with a 1-0 record. With the 2014/2015 season entering its
first full week the Cavaliers traveled to Chicago to take on the Bulls on the road. In a game that the Bulls
led late that ultimately went to overtime the Cavaliers led by 36 LeBron James points and 23 points by
Kyrie Irving edged Chicago by the score of 114-108. Cleveland had three nights off before traveling to
Portland to take on the Trail Blazers in a rusty game for the Cavaliers that was likely caused by the long
layoff in between games. In the contest Portland’s defense held LeBron James to just 11 points in the
contest and Kevin Love to just 22 points as only three members of Cleveland were able to score in
double digits. Cleveland shot 37% from the field on the night including Kyrie Irving shooting just 3-17
from the field. Portland was led by Damon Lillard’s 27 points and Wesley Matthew’s 21 points as the
Trail Blazers went on to win the game by the score of 101-82. To finish the week the Cleveland Cavaliers
traveled to Utah to take Jazz on the road. In the game Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 34 points while
LeBron James scored 31 points but it wasn’t enough as the Jazz went on to win the game by the score of
102-100. Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward scored 23 points each in the victory for the Jazz. When the
week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 1-3 on the season which is not
the way LeBron James envisioned his return to Cleveland starting.
10-31-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers tipped off the 2014-2015 season by facing off with the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden after an impressive 5-2 preseason record. The new look Cavaliers head into the 2014/2015 season with expectations at an all-time high with new additions and old faces in Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and LeBron James to name a few. Cleveland also signed forward Anderson Varejao to an extension before the season as the new look Cavs headed to New York to start their season against the Knicks. The new additions in Cleveland paid immediate dividends as Irving led the way for the Cavs with 22 points and 7 assists while Love led the way in rebounds with 14. LeBron James finished the loss with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in what was not his best work in a Cavaliers jersey. Next week, the team plays three road games against the Chicago Bulls, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Utah Jazz.
10-29-14: The rejuvenation of the Cavaliers roster has been the most talked about headline in the NBA and the hype has clearly translated into the secondary market. The season average for Cavaliers tickets is $381.73 on the, more than 462% higher than last season’s average of $67.86 at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs will play their most expensive home game Thursday night when they open their season against the New York Knicks. The average price for Cavs vs Knicks tickets is $642.63, which currently serves as the most expensive game in the NBA this season.
10-24-14: LeBron James is coming home to Cleveland and has brought some new additions along with him. Superstar Kevin Love, Mike Miller and Shaun Marion will also join The King as he heads home to the Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs have generated the highest season average on the secondary market this season after LeBron announced his return and currently own a $358.88 average over their 41 home games.
10-15-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers have played three of their seven scheduled preseason games so far, kicking off their preseason schedule on October 5 with an easy win over Tel Aviv followed by an 122-119 OT win over the Miami Heat and 106-100 win over Milwaukee in their last outing on Oct 14. Next on the Cleveland Cavaliers preseason schedule is a matchup with the Indiana Pacers at the Cintas Center tonight, with three remaining preseason games to be played against Dallas, Chicago, and Memphis before opening their regular season at home against the New York Knicks on Oct 30.
10-8-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers had an easy win over Tel Aviv to begin their preseason it what will be a very much anticipated upcoming season for the Cavaliers. Next up on the Cavaliers preseason schedule is a matchup with the Miami Heat on October 11, followed by game against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 14. Other matchups on the Cavs preseason schedule include games against the Pacers, Mavericks, Bulls, and finish the preseason against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 22. Cleveland had a very busy offseason acquiring the two of top 5 scorers in the league in Lebron James and Kevin Love.
9-22-14: Arguable no offseason has been greater than the one for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After winning the draft lottery for the second year in a row and drafting Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James decided to return home to the Cavs. Wiggins along with the number 1 pick in the 2013 draft Anthony Bennett were sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves for all-star Kevin Love. Along with Kyrie Irving who just came off of a strong FIBA World Cup performance is this the NBA’s new big three? They at least have the potential to all be starters for the all-star game in 2015.
8-13-14: The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to make run at an NBA title with a complete change to their roster acquiring free agent Lebron James as the King returns to Cleveland in hopes of bringing an NBA title to his home state. The Cavalier have also agreed in principle with the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a first round draft pick to Minnesota for star player Kevin Love. Cleveland has also added veterans Mike Miller and James Jones, but it’s still to premature to crown the Cavaliers as the favorites to win it all.
8-11-14: In one move the Cleveland Cavaliers went from a bit of an afterthought
to one of the favorites to win next season’s NBA championship. LeBron
James, the league’s best player, revealed in a Sports Illustrated
article that he would end his free agency by signing with the Cavs,
the team that originally drafted him and the team he grew up watching
in Akron, OH. The signing might be the biggest sports event to happen
to the city of Cleveland in its history, and with the recent trade for
NBA All-Star Kevin Love all but complete, the Cavaliers are the early
Cleveland Cavaliers 2014 Draft Overview
Round 1, Pick 1, Andrew Wiggins, SG/SF, Kansas
Round 2, Pick 33, Joe Harris, SG, Virginia
4-7-14: With a 2-1 week, the Cavaliers have now won five of their last six games, but it looks like they will not be able to sneak into the playoffs. However, Kyrie Irving, who was out since suffering a biceps injury on March 16, might give them a chance. He practiced on Tuesday and played the following night after missing eight games. In his return, Irving put up 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the blowout victory over the Magic in Orlando. Dion Waiters also helped Cleveland as he put up game-highs in points in each of the Cavaliers’ victories this past week.
4-1-14: The Cavaliers are hanging around as we approach the end of March. They won three of their four contests this past week, and most importantly, they went 3-0 against Eastern Conference opponents. After losing to the Houston Rockets on Saturday in Cleveland, the Cavaliers went to Madison Square Garden in hopes of ending their four-game losing streak. Jarrett Jack put up 31 points and a game-high 10 assists as the Cavaliers made a huge comeback to beat the New York Knicks, 106-100. Cleveland then beat the Toronto Raptors by two points on Tuesday and defeated the Detroit Pistons by one point on Wednesday.
3-24-14: As the projected Eastern Conference playoff teams continue to play well, the Cavaliers are looking less and less likely that they will make the postseason. They dropped three of their four contests this past week, and Kyrie Irving could be out for the rest of the season. On Friday, Spencer Hawes scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the Cavaliers to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, Cleveland has struggled since then. On Sunday, Irving suffered a left biceps injury, and the Cavaliers lost by 22 points to the Los Angeles Clippers. Then, Cleveland dropped games to the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.
3-17-14: The Cavaliers are fighting for their playoff lives as we get closer to the end of the season, but they unfortunately lost to two of the teams that are nearby in the standings. On Friday, Cleveland fell by nine points to the Charlotte Bobcats. Then on Saturday, Kyrie Irving put up game-highs in points and assists, but the Cavaliers lost to the New York Knicks by double digits. However, the night was not all bad. The organization retired Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ No. 11 at halftime that evening. Then, the Anthony Bennett-less Cavaliers got some rest before their three-game road trip. They started it off very well, as they beat the Phoenix Suns, 110-101.
3-10-14: Friday was a fantastic night for the Cavaliers. They hosted the Utah Jazz and put on a show. Kyrie Irving registered his first career triple-double as he put up 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in the Cavaliers’ 99-79 win. However, the success was short-lived. The Cavaliers brought their two-game winning streak into Memphis the following night and lost by 14 points. Then, on Tuesday, former Cavalier Danny Green scored 24 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland. Dion Waiters returned from a seven-game absence to score 24 points that night.
3-3-14: The Cavs will continue their popular bobblehead giveaways this season with a Kyrie Irving bobblehead night at Tuesday's game vs San Antonio. While the basketball allure of the late 00's battles between Duncan and LeBron may be gone, the Cavs counter with some of the cheapest tickets in the NBA. It'll currently cost you $11 for a ticket to the game and your bobblehead.
3-2-14: At the beginning of the season, the Cavaliers did not expect to have such a difficult schedule at this time of the year. However, the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards have become two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams with the exception of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. The Cavaliers kept it close in each of those three games, but they lost to the Raptors twice and to the Wizards once. However, Cleveland bounced back to stop a three-game losing streak with a double-digit win over the leading team in the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kyrie Irving led the way with 31 points as the Cavaliers snagged the important victory.
2-24-14: It was an eventful All-Star weekend for the Cavaliers, as they had participants on each night. Even though Dion Waiters was a part of the random draw during the Rising Stars Challenge draft, he was stellar in the exhibition contest. He scored a team-high 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting and dished off seven assists as well. After taking part in the 3-Point Shootout, Kyrie Irving stepped up his play for the All-Star game. He scored 31 points and dished off 14 assists en route to winning the MVP award. Although Waiters went down with a knee injury on Tuesday, the Cavaliers kept up the great week by pushing their winning streak to six games with wins over the Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic. Cleveland also acquired Spencer Hawes from the 76ers this past week.
2-18-14: It only took a firing of the team’s general manager to get the Cavaliers into gear. By winning each of their four games this past week, they now own their longest winning streak since 2010. Mike Brown’s squad outshot its opponent in all four of those victories to push the franchise’s record to 15-6 this season when having a better field-goal percentage. Although Luol Deng missed Friday’s game because he was under the weather, Kyrie Irving played through an illness of his own to put up 23 points and a game-high 12 assists in the two-point win at Washington. Although Deng only scored nine points in his return to the lineup on Sunday, Irving’s game-high 28 points led the Cavaliers over the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime. Then, Anthony Bennett’s career-highs in points and rebounds in addition to Deng’s game-high 22 points equaled a double-digit win against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. On the next night, Tristan Thompson’s game-high 25 points in Detroit got the Cavs another win.
2-10-14: Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, their losing streak continued this past week. They played three opponents from the Western Conference and lost each of the games by double digits. Cleveland’s three-game, five-day road trip did not go well at all. They lost those games by more than 20 points per contest. They finished the trip on Monday at Dallas and even had Anderson Varejao in the lineup after a three-game absence. However, with the 17-point loss to the Mavericks that evening, the Cavaliers dropped their 32nd game of the season, which meant that they had twice as many losses as victories in 2013-14. Then on Wednesday, the franchise’s week got even worse. Kyrie Irving was benched for the entire fourth quarter as the extremely depleted Lakers’ roster beat the Cavaliers, and consequently, they fired general manager Chris Grant.
2-4-14: Although the Cleveland basketball franchise is trying to make the playoffs, wins have been rare for the 2013-14 Cavaliers. They finished their five-game homestand with a 1-4 record and then began a difficult three-game road trip. Their only recent victory was at home against the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks. Kyrie Irving’s 10 points and game-high 10 assists led the way as the Cavaliers won by 15 points. Then, the team’s current losing streak began. After Cleveland fell to the Phoenix Suns, the news got even worse. Anderson Varejao was diagnosed with a knee contusion and missed the team’s next two games. Anthony Bennett scored a career-high 15 points on Tuesday, but the Cavaliers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans. Mike Brown then took his team to New York, and Cleveland lost by 31 points.