Dec 27, 2014

Cavs' Varejao has Achilles surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the club said, but the Brazilian star is not expected to return this season. Brian Donley performed the procedure following an injury that took place Tuesday, when Varejao ...

Heat spoil LeBron's return

Dec 26, 2014

Heat spoil LeBron's return

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wrapped each other in a pregame embrace, chatted and laughed at halftime, then hugged again after the final buzzer. Just like old times. Only this time, just one got to enjoy a victory. James’ return to Miami as an ...

Lillard steals show in win over Thunder

Dec 24, 2014

Lillard steals show in win over Thunder

In a matchup of star Western Conference point guards, Portland’s Damian Lillard made the big shots and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook didn’t. Lillard scored 40 points, making a tying 3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation, and the Trail Blazers rallied from a 13-point, ...

LeBron, Waiters lead Cavaliers to win over Grizzlies

Dec 22, 2014

LeBron, Waiters lead Cavaliers to win over Grizzlies

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent. On Sunday, Dion Waiters finished Memphis. Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Cleveland Cavaliers handled one of the Western Conference’s ...

Cavs come up short minus LeBron

Dec 12, 2014

Cavs come up short minus LeBron

The Cleveland Cavaliers found out before Thursday’s game that they would be without LeBron James. They couldn’t have found a less sympathetic opponent. Oklahoma City, which struggled without injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant the first month of the season, took advantage of ...

Cavaliers stage fourth-quarter rally against Raptors

Dec 10, 2014

Cavaliers stage fourth-quarter rally against Raptors

LeBron James acknowledged that it didn’t look good for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. As usual when his team is in trouble, he did something about it. James scored 35 points, making the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 48 seconds remaining, and Cleveland rallied to beat ...

Cavs cruise past Raptors

Dec 6, 2014

Cavs cruise past Raptors

Less than two weeks ago, the Raptors went into Cleveland and rallied from an early 18-point deficit to win 110-93, causing LeBron James to call the Cavaliers “a very fragile team.” It hasn’t taken long for Cleveland to toughen up. James had 24 points ...

LeBron shines as Cavs avenge earlier loss to Wizards

Nov 27, 2014

LeBron shines as Cavs avenge earlier loss to Wizards

LeBron James didn’t stop after making a turnover, hustling down the floor to make up for his miscue. Last week in Washington, he stayed behind and watched. Not this time. James got back on defense, and the Cavs got back at the Wizards. “We ...

Wizards shut down Cavs

Nov 22, 2014

Wizards shut down Cavs

LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers ...

Spurs outplay LeBron, Cavs

Nov 20, 2014

Spurs outplay LeBron, Cavs

Out of timeouts, LeBron James had no choice but to hurry up the floor. With the clock ticking down, James tried to dribble behind his back and had the ball — and game — bounce away. The San Antonio Spurs stopped him again. Tim ...

Cavaliers rally past Celtics

Nov 15, 2014

Cavaliers rally past Celtics

Cleveland’s third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better. James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers rally for a 122-121 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, ...