Cavs Return to the Q, Blast Suns in Shootout

CLEVELAND- The Cavs returned home after a grueling west coast trip to take on the Phoenix Suns Thursday night and would easily grab a 118-103 victory.

 

With Kevin Love out, Ty Lue turned to the veteran James Jones for the start, and he would answer the call. Jones, who came into the game averaging 2.6 points a game, put up 8 points in the first quarter, including two three pointers.

 

He would finish with 14 points, but his spark was the real impact of his minutes.

 

Cleveland would dominate the entire game, lead of course by Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Irving finished the game with 26 points and 4 assists while James had a near triple double with 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 15 assists.

 

It was the first home game for newly acquired forward Kyle Korver, and he was quick to show The Land his well-known shooting stroke. He finished the game with 9 points, all via the three-point shot.

 

Tristan Thompson had a scare as he dislocated his index finger late in the second quarter. He however would come back for the second half. The Cavs were already without Love, as well as J.R. Smith (thumb), and Chris Andersen (ACL, Out for Season).

 

Despite coming back for the second half, Thompson only played limited minutes. This led the way for Channing Frye to have a big night. Frye had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

 

The young Suns would battle, but did not have the fire power of the Cavaliers. Tyson Chandler led the way for the team from the desert with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe added 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists, while Devin Booker finished with 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists.

 

The Cavs will be back in action Saturday night as they take on the San Antonio Spurs at 8:30 at the Q.

 

James and Irving Heading to NOLA

 

The NBA announced Thursday night that both LeBron and Kyrie will be starters in the upcoming NBA All-Star game in New Orleans.

 

This marks the 13th All-Star selection for LeBron, which is far and away the most of any other starter in the conference.

 

Irving will be making his 4th All-Star appearance. The pair will be joined by Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Cavalier Forward Kevin Love was not selected as a starter for the game. However, he is expected to be selected for the team as a bench player.

 

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 19th this year.

 

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Delly Gets Ring, Cavs Get W

Matthew Dellavedova got his long awaited 2016 Cavalier Championship Ring before Wednesday night’s game between the Bucks and the Cavs, and then he got reminded of two huge reasons why he received that hardware.

 

Those reasons were LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and they were in full force in the Cavalier’s 113-102 win over the Milwaukee. Irving led the way with 31 points, 13 assists, and 6 rebounds, while James added 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.

 

Irving and James both needed these performances, as the team was missing Kevin Love (knee contusion) and JR Smith (thumb). The team announced before the game that Smith will require surgery on his broken thumb and is expected to miss over a month.

 

Despite the loss, the Bucks young building blocks came to play. They were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 28 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Jabari Parker added 27 points in what mostly was a two-man effort.

 

“Delly” couldn’t get much going in his return to The Q, as he finished with 2 points and 3 assists. The St. Mary’s product really struggled against his former mates.

 

Even though Kyrie and LeBron lit up the box score, they were not alone in the effort. The bench made many contributions the whole game. Channing Frye and Iman Shumpert led the bench with 10 points each. Jordan McRae, who saw an increased role due to Smith’s injury, had 8 points.

 

The Cavs will be back in action Friday as they take on the Brooklyn Nets at home. The game will tip off at 7:30.

 

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Cavs Head into Thanksgiving with a “Love”ly Win

CLEVELAND- There is a furnace, then there is the sun, and then there is Kevin Love during the first quarter of the Cavs 137-125 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Love went absolutely bonkers in the first frame, dropping a franchise record for points in a quarter with 34 on 11/14 shooting. The mark is also the NBA record for points in an opening quarter, and trails only the Warriors Klay Thompson (37) for points in any quarter. Of those 11 made field goals, eight were from behind the arc, helping the Cavaliers break their single game record for three pointers in a game with 21, breaking the old record of 19.

 

Love finished the game with 40 points, in what was by far his best game in a Cavalier uniform. He also added seven rebounds.

 

It is always a good sign when you have a player have a triple-double and it isn’t the main headline of the game. That was the case for LeBron James tonight, as he put up a very impressive 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists.

 

With his 13 assists, James passed Guy Rodgers for 17th on the NBA all-time assists list, with his total now at 6,927.

 

It was a total team effort for the wine and gold, as Kyrie Irving added 20 points. Channing Frye was also big off the bench, working well with James in their trade mark pick and pop game. He finished with 14 points.

 

Damian Lillard, as usual, led the way for the Blazers. He finished with a team high 40 points, while adding 11 assists and seven rebounds.

 

It was a rough night however for Canton native CJ McCollum. The Canton GlenOak High School graduate finished the game with 13 points and was kept in check by the Cavs the whole night.

 

The Cavs will be back in action on Friday when they take on the Dallas Mavericks at the Q. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30. For more information on this game or any other Cavalier news, make sure to visit Cavs.com.

 

Below is what Coach Ty Lue had to say about the high scoring game.

https://soundcloud.com/wzip/ty-lue-postgame-11-23-win-vs

5-0, and Just Getting Started

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The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Houston Rockets this past Tuesday with a season high, 128 points. With this win, they started the season off 4-0 for the first time in the past 16 years. Last night the Cavaliers grinded out a solid team win against the Boston Celtics, and enhanced their record to an emphatic 5-0. This is the first time that the Cavaliers have accomplished this in 40 years, and they do not plan on stopping yet. LeBron James led the team last night with a near triple double, and the game high 30 points. He was two points way from passing Hakeem Olajuwan for the 10th all time leader in points. Tristan Thompson continued his dominance with 15 points, and 14 rebounds. Another player that has kept his streak of authority alive, was Kyrie Irving who scored 23 and tossed 6 dimes along with it.

The Cavaliers shot a collective 61% from the three-point arc in the first half, and an impressive 41% by the end of the game. The one thing that the Cavaliers need to work on is the 1 on 1 defense, and they need to create more turnovers. This was an issue that was discussed with coach, Tyronn Lue during the post game press conference, and one thing that will have to be tweaked to stop the elite teams. With all that being said, the Cavs just ended a 3 game home stand and are back on the road this Saturday, November 5th against the Philadelphia 76ers.  For more information on the Cavaliers, make sure that you stay updated with our website, and we will continue to bring all of the Cavs stats and info that you need.

This is a short post-game soundbite from Kyrie Irving, talking about team chemistry and the Golden State Warriors.

https://soundcloud.com/user-221617666/voice-161104-2


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