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, ...

LeBron, Cavs still working out issues

Nov 8, 2014

LeBron, Cavs still working out issues

by Paul Newberry

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to be just fine. But it’s going to take time. James and his latest version of the Big Three are still a work in progress, which was evident as they lost three of their first four games. Not surprisingly ...

Hayward beats buzzer, Cavs

Nov 6, 2014

Hayward beats buzzer, Cavs

Gordon Hayward prides himself on his self-control. After hitting a step-back, game-winning jumper at the buzzer, he couldn’t help himself. He let out all his emotion in a celebratory frenzy. “I’ve never really done that before,” Hayward said. “It was just one of those ...

Blazers beat LeBron, Cavs

Nov 5, 2014

Blazers beat LeBron, Cavs

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts took it upon himself to address Damian Lillard’s night. “You don’t have to ask what’s wrong with Damian anymore,” Stotts said. “Actually, you don’t ever have to ask.” That question was better asked about LeBron James and the Cleveland ...

Knicks outplay Cavaliers in LeBron's return to Cleveland

Oct 31, 2014

Knicks outplay Cavaliers in LeBron's return to Cleveland

LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn’t look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air. His homecoming was horrendous. “I didn’t press,” James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. “I didn’t do much.” James struggled from the start ...

LeBron back home with mission to finally deliver title

Oct 22, 2014

LeBron back home with mission to finally deliver title

Four years away from home changed LeBron James. He came back more mature, more focused, more complete — in a class by himself as a player. More significantly, playing with Dwyane Wade in Miami taught him how to be a champion, and James won ...

Oct 18, 2014

Mavericks roll past LeBron, Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt figured the best way to handle his first loss was with a joke. “Well,” he said. “I guess we’re not going 90-0 this year.” No, the Cavs are far from perfect — and far from a finished product. Chandler ...