May 26, 2017
The Boston Celtics were defeated by the Cavaliers 135-102! Lebron James lead the team in scoring with 35 points and now has the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring record! Lebron said, “I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish. When you’re watching Michael Jordan it’s almost like a god. So I didn’t think I could be Mike.” The Cavs scored 50 points in the paint, but were our-rebounded by the Celtics 52-44. Lebron will be playing in his seventh straight NBA Finals and Cleveland set an NBA record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. “This team is a crazy team. They just stayed resilient all year, got to the playoffs, and we really stepped our game up,” Coach Tyronn Lue stated. “Now we can start focusing on Golden State to get ready. As of tonight, I’ll get started.” Deron Williams was a big help off the bench adding 14 points, which was his series best. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing off in the NBA Finals for a record setting third straight season! Game 1 of the NBA Finals will take place on June 1st in Golden State. The series will be a great matchup and the two teams will definitely play hard. The two teams will have a week to rest in advance, but the fans sadly have to wait until this high anticipated matchup takes place.
May 24, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics last night with a final score of 112-99! Kevin Love, Lebron James, and Kyrie Irving combined for 95 points and Kyrie lead the team in points with 42! Kyrie said he was driven by the thought of the Cavs seeing their series lead vanish and set a playoff career high. Kevin Love also was a huge help by getting 17 rebounds. Lebron bounced back in game 4 scored 34 points and was embarrassing Boston’s defense by scoring the majority of his points in the paint. The Cavs turned the ball over 15 times, while Boston only had a total of 12 turnovers. Cleveland shot the ball well from the field in the second half making a resounding 71% of their shots. Coach Tyronn Lue stated, “He saw Bron went out and he wanted to put the team on his shoulders and he did that.” Kyrie added on saying, “In the back of my mind, I thought, they can’t tie up the series.” “We can’t go back to Boston tied 2-2. We needed everything tonight.” Kyrie rolled his ankle late in the third quarter, but he tightened up his shoes and stayed in the game when his team needed him the most. Cleveland improved to 35-5 against Eastern teams in the playoffs since 2015. Jae Crowder stated after the game, “I feel like we’re humble enough to know we haven’t played well at home.” “We want to give our home crowd a better outing than we put out the past two games.” The Cavs will play game 5 in Boston on Thursday and will be attempting to finish the series with a win. Hopefully the Cavaliers will be victorious at the end of Game 5!
May 22, 2017
The Cavs lost to the Celtics last night 111-108. Marcus Smart lead Boston in scoring with a total of 27 points and shot 7 for 10 from three point range! Kevin Love scored 28 points and had 10 rebounds. The Celtics scored 36 points in the paint, but the Cavs out-rebounded them 53-45. The Boston Celtics came back after trailing by 21 points at the end of the third quarter and Avery Bradley made the game-winning three pointer! Coach Brad Stevens stated after the game, “We have guys who have chips on their shoulders.” “We knew that Friday (Game 2) was a disaster. It wasn’t worth all four. It was worth one. So we got back together.” “Everybody had to step up their game tonight especially with one of our brothers down,” Smart said. “Our love and support goes out to Isaiah. We wish he could be here but we understand. We just kept fighting. Everybody did their part.” Lebron had one of the worst games of his playoff career, finishing with 11 points and six turnovers. He said, “I didn’t have it, you let a team like that grab momentum you almost knew a shot like that was going in.” “I’m kind of glad it happened the way it did,” James said. “We have to play a lot better. “I feel some adversity is part of the postseason. If it’s going to happen, let it happen now. Let’s regroup and get back to playing desperate basketball, which they did tonight. We’ve got to be a lot better for sure.” The Cavaliers are now 10-1 in the playoffs losing their first game since game 4 of last year’s finals. Game 4 will be tomorrow night and the Cavs need to forget about game 3 and get the win.
May 20, 2017
The Boston Celtics got demolished by the Cavaliers with a final score of 130-86! The big three combined for 74 points and Kevin Love lead the team in rebounds with a total of 12 rebounds. Boston turned the ball over a total of 21 times and the Cavs made the most off the Celtic’s turnovers by scoring 24 fast break points! “As well as we played tonight, we’ve got a couple of things we can do better. There’s no complacency for us now. But we like where we’re headed,” James said. Isaiah Thomas strained right hip and Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the star point guard had a nagging injury that he aggravated a week ago during the second-round series against Washington. Lebron is the first player with at least 30 points in eight straight playoff games since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970. “It’s hard to take,” Al Horford said. “We’ve worked really hard and put ourselves in this position to be here. It’s been tough for our group. Tonight was real rough, there’s no other way to put it. It’s definitely a low point for our group.” The Cavs will play game 3 and 4 in Cleveland, so hopefully we will sweep the Celtics at home. Game 3 will be on Sunday, May 21st.
May 18, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers came off of a 10 day break last night and defeated Boston in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs 117-104! Kevin Love had a playoff career-high in scoring with a total of 32 points and 12 rebounds. Lebron James also helped out by scoring 38 points and lead the team in assist with 7. The Cavs out-rebounded the Celtics 53-51 and Boston turned the ball over a total of 14 times! Kevin Love stated, “We wanted to come in and set the tone and dictate the game. We felt like we did a good job doing that.” “It wasn’t just me. Everybody was moving the ball, passing the ball well.” Cleveland has now won a franchise record 12 straight playoff games and look to keep the streak going after game 2 in Boston. Kyrie Irving had his playoff career low for the year only scoring 11 points, so hopefully he will be more of a factor in game 2.
May 8, 2017
The Raptors lost to the Cavaliers yesterday 109-102. Lebron James lead the team in scoring once again with 35 points and Kyrie lead the team in assist with a total of 9! PJ Tucker had a double-double for the Raptors by scoring 14 points and had 12 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors scored 36 points in the paint, but there scoring was not easy because the Cavaliers had 9 total steals and 5 blocks! Lebron commented, “It’s rewarding when you can advance,” “It’s not just given to you, you have to go out and earn it. Once again I’m part of a team that’s been able to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. It’s going to be my ninth time in 14 years. I’ll take those numbers.” The Cavs broke records on Sunday becoming the first team to win eight straight playoff games the year following a title, and the first team to win eight straight in consecutive postseasons. Cleveland has swept its opponent all nine times it has taken a 3-0 series lead. Toronto posted back-to-back 50-win seasons for the first time in franchise history and reached the playoffs for the fourth straight year. It’s on us to let this sink in and understand we gotta come back better, individual and team-wise,” DeRozan said. Coach Casey also said, “It feels bad, it was ugly, but it shouldn’t diminish the excellent regular season we had.” The Cavaliers will be playing the winner of the Celtics and Wizards series in the Eastern Conference Finals. That series is currently tied 2-2 and “won’t end until Friday night at the earliest, and could run until Monday night.” So the Cavaliers will now be able to rest for the next couple of days and should be an advantage for the team to play better in the conference finals!
May 6, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors on Friday with the final score of 115-94! Lebron lead the team in scoring with 35 points, while Demar DeRozan lead the Raptors with 37 points. The Cavs outrebounded the Raptors 58-33 and Toronto shot 11% from the three point line, while the Cavaliers shot 56%! James stated, “We knew we were coming to a hostile environment, we knew they were going to give us everything they had, no matter who was in the lineup, we just had to weather the storm.” James shot 9 for 16 from the field and passed Shaquille O’Neal for third place for career playoff made field goals. Kyle Lowry sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Game 2 and did not practice Thursday. Coach Casey of the Raptors said, “He was limping badly, he just couldn’t go. He wanted to. The doctors and trainers and medical people were just telling him he shouldn’t try to go because he was in so much pain.” Game 4 will be played tomorrow in Toronto. Sunday’s game is about pride,” Casey said. “You don’t want to get swept, especially in your home building.” The Cavaliers look to complete the sweep on Sunday, but it will definitely not be an easy task, but hopefully the Cavs will get the win!
May 4, 2017
The Toronto Raptors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 125-103! Lebron James lead the team in scoring with a total of 39 points and Kyrie Irving lead the Cavs in assist with 11 total. Jonas Valanciunas lead the Raptors with 23 points and had 5 rebounds. The Cavs shot very well from the three point line shooting 54% and making 18 out of 33 total attempts! The Cavs need to improve their defense though because Toronto scored 50 points in the paint. Lebron passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second on the playoff career scoring list and stated after the game, “I’m feeling pretty good.” “Just blessed I’m able to make a few plays tonight to help us win another game.” The Raptor’s all-star guard Demar Derozan didn’t make his first field goal until the first minute of the fourth quarter, so the Cav’s defensive game plan to double-team and trap him has worked well! Kyle Lowry suffered an ankle injury, but commented,”I’m not going to complain about it. Get treatment and get ready to play in Game 3.” Game 3 will be on Friday night and will be played at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. The Cavaliers will be attempting to go up 3-0 in the series and will try to add on to their current win streak!
May 2, 2017
The Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors last night in game 1 of the second round with a final score of 116-105! The big three combined for 77 points, 7 assist, and 33 rebounds. Kyle Lowry lead the raptors in scoring with 20 points and PJ Tucker helped out by scoring 13 points off the bench, but it still was not enough to beat the Cavs. Cleveland shot 46% from the field and passed the ball well with a total of 26 assist. Irvng contributed to the assist total the most and set a playoff career high with 10 assist, while only having 12 the entire series against Indiana. Lebron commented after the game, “That was the mystery coming into the game, how we would come out?” “Obviously you prepare, you want to come out and play well, but you never know after an eight-day layoff. But the energy was phenomenal.” The Cavaliers are now 16-1 at home against Eastern teams in the playoffs since 2015. Toronto’s Coach Dwane Casey stated after the game, “We’ve got to make adjustments as far as how we want to guard the paint and then get out to the 3. Offensively, get cleaner looks.” Game 2 will be played on Wednesday and the Cavaliers are going to attempt to add on to their series lead and go up 2-0 in the series. Game 2 seems like it will be a very entertaining game and Toronto will make their adjustments, but hopefully the Cavs will be victorious once again!
April 24, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Pacers last night with a final score of 106-102. Lebron James and Kyrie Irving both lead the team in scoring with a combined 61 points! Lance Stephenson lead the Pacers in scoring with 22 points. Lebron made a 3 pointer with 68 seconds left securing the win for the Cavaliers! The Pacers shot 47% from the field, while the Cavaliers only shot 41% from the field. The Cavs outrebounded Indiana 58-53, and had 8 total blocks! James said, “They were giving it all they had,” “Obviously, a loss would have ended their season. We just had to weather the storm once again.” Since Lebron won his 21st consecutive first-round game, he now has the longest streak under the NBA’s current playoff format. James also broke a tie with Tim Duncan for the most sweeps in a career and now has 10 total sweeps! The Cavaliers will play the winner of the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors and Bucks are tied 2-2 in their series currently. Jonah Schumann says, “Cavaliers will go all the way this year and win a back to back championship”. This sweep also gives the Cavs some extra rest before they play in the second round of the playoffs. The Raptors and Bucks will play game five tonight, Monday April 24 at 7pm. This series has been very exciting to watch and seems like it will be a 7 game series! Hopefully the series will continue to be entertaining and close scoring games!
April 21, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Pacers last night 119-114. The Cavs made the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history, overcoming a 25 point deficit and really showing how strong their perseverance is! Lebron James played a total of 45 minutes and was a key factor in the Cavaliers’ success. He scored 41 points, had 12 assist, and a total of 13 rebounds! Paul George lead the Pacers in scoring once again with 36 points and lead Indiana in rebounding with 15. Indiana outrebounded the Cavs 65-54, but Cleveland shot 47% from the three point line and made 21 of their attempted 44! “We knew we had to take (some) punches, but it was a flurry, more than we expected,” James said. “At halftime, I was just looking at the guys and telling them let’s get a couple stops.” The Cavs have won 11 straight first-round games since James returned to his hometown team. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving both sat the entire fourth quarter, which makes this comeback even more miraculous! Coach Tyronn Lue stated, “We just never quit,” “We knew the importance of this game. To go up 3-0, makes things a lot more difficult for those guys.” The Pacers have only been down 3-0 in one other seven-game series since it joined the NBA. Indiana has never endured a four-game sweep in the NBA, but hopefully the Cavaliers will be the first team to do so. On Sunday the Cavs will be playing the Pacers in Indiana and will be attempting to get sweep them. The Cavs will need to play better on the defensive side of the ball though, so they don’t have to go through the stress of coming back from such a large deficit.
April 18, 2017
The Indiana Pacers lost to the Cavs last night with a final score of 117-111. Kevin, Lebron, and Kyrie played a huge role in the Cavaliers’ success with a combined 89 points! Paul George played well for the Pacers once again and helped out by scoring 32 points. The Cavaliers played terrific on defense with a total of 8 blocked shots and 30 defensive rebounds! The team also, shot the ball well from the free throw line making 20 out of 23 attempts and 87%. James jumped ahead of Magic Johnson for third place in career playoff steals and jumped over Robert Parish for eighth in rebounds! “We’re right there of what we know we can become,” James said. “We’ll figure it out. I’d much rather have an 18-point lead than not have a lead at all. We’re right there on turning the switch on what we really can become.” Jeff Teague injured his right wrist in the second half and coach Nate McMillan said the starting guard will undergo X-rays. Coach McMillan said, “I thought we lost our composure and got frantic out there, we lost our poise and wasn’t calm during that third quarter. And that was big.” JR Smith didn’t play in the second half because of a left hamstring injury, but Iman Shumpert replaced him and played 20 minutes. “Shump was unbelievable,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “He came in and made it tough on Paul George and made a couple shots for us also. We needed that spark.” Game 3 will be played on Thursday and Cleveland is 12-0 when starting 2-0 in the postseason. The statistics say that the Cavs should add on another win to the series on April 20th, but they will be playing in Indiana the next two games, so the Pacers will now have home court advantage, which can make a huge impact for Indiana!
April 16, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers 109-108 in game 1 of the playoffs! Paul George lead the Pacers in scoring with 29 points and shot 6 for 8 from the three point line. Lebron James lead the Cavs in scoring and assist with a total of 13 assist and 32 points! Indiana out-rebounded Cleveland 50-43, but the Cavs took advantage of the Pacers 13 turnovers by scoring 19 points. CJ Miles could have won it for Indiana, but a player whom Cleveland’s players and coaches call a “Cavs killer,” missed a 14-foot jumper just before the buzzer. “I talked to CJ about it,” George said. “In situations like that, I gotta get the last shot. CJ took it upon himself. I’m confident with all of my guys taking shots. That’s not the issue. In that situation, I need the ball.” James said the Cavs’ plan on the final play was not to let George beat them. “We wanted to get the ball out of his hands, make somebody else try to beat us and live with the results,” he said. “I’m happy we go the victory,” he said. “I’m happy how emotional we was. I’m happy with the energy and the effort. They made some big shots and some big plays, so I’m excited about that.” The Cavaliers look to carry this momentum into game 2 of the playoffs, which will be on Monday. Hopefully, the Cavs will get another win to add on to their lead in the series!
April 13, 2017
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Cavaliers with a final score of 98-83. Norman Powell lead the Raptors in scoring with 25 points and shot 10 for 13 from the field. Tristan Thompson was back in the lineup and scored 10 points. The Raptors played very well in the paint with a total of 50 points in the paint, while the Cavaliers only had 28! The Cavs closed the regular season with a record of 10-14 since March 1st, but Coach Tyronn Lue said, “I feel very confident that we’ve got a good run in us, I think we’re good.” Although there was still a chance to get the top seed, the Cavs put more value on rest and sat James, Irving and Love, who will be fresh for Saturday’s Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers. Cleveland got its first look at newly signed 7-foot-3 center Edy Tavares, who blocked six shots and grabbed 10 rebounds! The Cavaliers ended the regular season with a four game losing streak and with a record of 51-31! Hopefully the playoffs will be a different story and they’ll make a run to defend their title. With two open roster spots, Cleveland re-signed Dahntay Jones for the playoffs and Tavares, who got a two-year deal. “Dahntay is going to make it clear that you’re not holding up your end of the bargain,” General Manager David Griffin said. “We missed that.” Dahntay Jones will hopefully be a key role player for the Cavaliers in the playoffs! The Cavs will be playing the Pacers on Saturday, April 15th and will hopefully start the playoffs right with a win!
April 11, 2017
Coach Tyronn Lue decided to sit Kevin, Lebron, and Kyrie last night so they can rest. The Cavaliers lost in overtime to the Heat 124-121! Deron Williams had a season high in scoring with a total of 35 points! Hassan Whiteside had a double-double in scoring and rebounding with 23 points and 18 rebounds! The Heat limited their number of turnovers with 13, while the Cavs had a total of 21! Tyronn Lue said, “I thought the effort was great, it was unbelievable.” Tristan Thompson sat again due to a sprained right thumb and Kay Felder left the game in the third quarter due to soreness in his left lower leg. The Cavs fell a game behind Boston for the first seed in the Eastern Conference! They are seeking to end the regular season on a high note and end their losing streak tomorrow night against the Toronto Raptors!
April 10, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost a heart breaker last night with a final score of 126-125! Paul Milsap lead the Hawks in scoring with 21 points. Kyrie Irving had a great game and scored 45 points and 9 assist! The Atlanta Hawks scored most of their points in the paint with a total of 58, while the Cavs scored only 48 points in the paint. The Hawks wiped out a 26-point deficit in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Cavs 44-18 in the period and forced the game into overtime! “We became the team that was becoming attacked, rather than us attacking,” Irving said. “Once that flip-flops, the game started changing, and the momentum shifted.” The Cavs waived DeAndre Liggins to create a roster spot in case Tristan a Thompson is out for the playoffs with a sprained right thumb. Cleveland has two games left in the regular season and are fighting for the first seed in the Eastern Conference with the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers are visiting the Miami Heat tonight, where they have lost 12 straight! The Cavs need to stop this two game losing streak and get a win against the Heat.
April 8, 2017
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Cavs 114-100. Tim Hardaway lead the Hawks in scoring with 22 points! Kevin Love lead the Cavs in total rebounds with 15. Atlanta shot 43% from the three point line, while the Cavs shot 25%! “”The energy level was just real bad, I don’t know why.” “You expect for us to want to get better and we were doing that and we took a couple steps back tonight,” James said. The Cavaliers next game will be on Sunday against the Hawks again, but hopefully the Cavs will come out with a win!
April 6, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics last night with a final score of 114-91! Lebron lead the team in scoring with 36 points and Kevin Love was a huge help in rebounding with 16. The Cavs played will in the paint and scored 58 points, while the Celtics had 48. The Cavs said “an MRI confirmed Thompson’s thumb sprain and at a minimum he will miss Friday’s home matchup with Atlanta as well.” Thompson’s absence ended his streak of consecutive games played at 447, which was the longest in team history and the longest active streak in league. James stated, “Just trying to get our team right going down the stretch brings out the best in me, we knew we were coming to a hostile building tonight and just wanted to try and play our game and we did that.” Even with Thompson out, this was the healthiest Cleveland team Boston had seen since the teams’ first meeting in November. Cleveland outscored the Celtics 22-4 over the first 6:40 of the second quarter. Larry Sanders was called up from the D-League and Coach Tyronn Lue said, “We’re gonna get him out there and just kind of see what he can do, and we’re confident that he can do some good things.” The Cavaliers are now first in the Eastern Conference and will be playing the Atlanta Hawks on Friday at home. The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a four game win streak and hopefully they will continue to keep playing at a high level going into the playoffs!
April 5, 2017
The Cavs won their third game in a row beating the Orlando Magic 122-102! Kevin Love lead the team in scoring with 28 points and had 11 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers shot 18-36 and a total 50% from the three point line. Coach Tyronn Lue commented, “When we get out and run and play with pace, nobody can beat us and we know that.” Kyle Korver returned after missing 11 games with a sore left foot and scored 11 points in 12 minutes. James scored in double figures in his 788th consecutive game, breaking a tie with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-most in history. The Cavs are now 3-0 in April after having a record of 7-10 in March. The Boston Celtics are the Cavaliers’ next opponent and they will play tonight. This is an important game for both teams because the winning team will be in first place of the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is 2-1 against Boston this season, but the Celtics won the most recent meeting, 103-99 on March 1. Hopefully the Cavs will get the win and will add on to their recent winning streak!
April 3, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers won a double overtime thriller with a final score of 135-130! Paul George had a great game for the Pacers and lead the team with 43 points! Lebron James had a tremendous game with 41 points, 11 assist, and 16 rebounds! JR Smith also was a huge help and made 6 three pointers and scored 18 points. The Cavs out-rebounded the Pacers 66-51 and Lebron lead the team with his 16 rebounds. There was an altercation between Tristan Thompson and Lebron during a timeout late in the second OT, but James accepted blame for the argument and said he apologized to Thompson. Lebron later stated, “I had good intentions but I was a little bit too demonstrative at that point in the game,” he said. “I can’t show up my teammates. Double T worked hard, he’s a big-time player for our team. I had good intentions of what I wanted to happen, but the way it came out, it didn’t look good on TV.” Tristan also added, “We’re family, little miscommunication in the huddle. Move forward. We’re family. Got each other’s back always. Move forward.” “That’s part of the game,” Lue said. “You like to see that passion, and a lot of times take it out on the other team. They were both mad and frustrated, but that’s what you want to see. We wanted to win that game and it was a big play. Some miscommunication right there, but they got over it.” Lebron is on pace to become the first player to average 25 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and shoot 54 percent from the field. James also extended his streak of scoring at least 10 to 787 games and tying him with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-longest streak in league history and only trailing Michael Jordan by 79 points! Kyle Korver missed his fourth straight game with a sore left foot, but Richard Jefferson returned after missing two games with left knee tendinitis and played 11 minutes. The Cavaliers look to end their three game home stand on a high note and will be playing against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. The Magic are on a four game losing streak, so hopefully the Cavs will give them another loss to add on to their streak.
April 1, 2017
The Cavs ended their three game losing streak last night. They defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-105! Kyrie and Lebron combined for 58 points and 15 assist! The Cleveland Cavaliers shot 53% from the field and 45% from the three point line. James stated, “On the court, our chemistry took a hit. Our camaraderie didn’t. At the end of the day, we have to fix it and we’re here to fix it. This is what we have and we know that, so as we continue to get our guys healthy and we continue to get into the flow of things, we’ll figure it out.” Kyrie Irving aggressively shoved Justin Anderson and picked up the first flagrant foul of his career as an act to protect James, who got drilled from behind by Anderson earlier in the game. “We needed a win, so it was a good win for us,” Lue said. The Cavaliers are now a half game back from Boston for first and will resume their three game home stand against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, April 2nd.
March 31, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their third straight game against the Bulls 99-93. The Cavs now have a record of 6-10 in March! The team needs to start playing better down the stretch going into the playoffs! The Chicago Bulls shot 12 for 25 from the three point line, which was a total of 48%! Nikola Mirotic was a huge factor in shooting for the Bulls and lead the team with 28 total points! Lebron James had a double-double, with 26 points and 10 total rebounds. James stated, “Just in a bad spot right now, I’m not disappointed with the effort. Just in a bad spot. We need to figure it out.” This loss dropped the defending champions a half-game behind Boston for the Eastern Conference lead. The Bulls also finished 4-0 against Cleveland to complete their first sweep of the Cavaliers since they took all three games during the 2011-12 season. The Cavs need to end this losing streak and get a win against the Philadelphia 76ers tonight. The team is seeking to end the month of March with a win!
March 28, 2017
The San Antonio Spurs demolished the Cavaliers with a final score of 103-74! Turnovers were a huge factor in the game for the Cavs and they had a total of 19. Kawhi Leonard lead the Spurs in scoring with 25 points and shot 11-21 from the field. Lebron James was injured late in the third quarter after taking an elbow to the base of his neck. Thankfully the injury is not too bad and James said “he will be ready to play in the Cav’s next game.” James also stated, “The way we were struggling, this is the last team you want to play, a well-oiled machine like this, they exploit everything you’re not doing well at this point in the season.” “We’re just not playing good basketball right now. We’ve got to figure it out.” The Cavs had a season low in shooting from behind the three point line and made only 4 total. Kyrie Irving also had a season low in scoring with 8 points and turned the ball over 3 times. Kyle Korver is going to miss the next two games, but he might be back on Sunday against the Indiana Pacers. The Cleveland Cavaliers fell out of first place and are now in second behind the Boston Celtics! This is the first time all season that the Cavs are not in first place in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully the Cavs’ lost will motivate them to win their next game against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, March 30th. This will be the fourth and final time the two teams will be playing each other in the regular season and the Bulls have won all three, so the Cavaliers need to stop the Bull’s success and get a win!
March 26, 2017
The Cavaliers lost to the Wizards last night 127-115! John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 64 points for Washington. The Washington Wizards out-hustled the Cavs and tried to play in transition and had a total of 27 fast break points. Kyle Korver was back in the lineup, but didn’t have a huge impact on the game and ended up only scoring 10 points. Lebron James lead the team in rebounds with a total of 11. James wore goggles to protect a scratched cornea sustained Friday night at Charlotte, but took them off after “missing a couple of shots.” Lue stated after the game, “The Wizards were playing at a different speed. It seemed like they were so much faster than us. We just didn’t have it tonight.” The Cavs have made 941 total-pointers this season and are third most in league history behind the Rockets (1,050 and counting this season) and the 2015-2016 Warriors (1,077)! They look to keep up their success in shooting from beyond the three point line and will return to the road on Monday against the San Antonio Spurs, but will be be playing without Iman Shumpert due to right knee soreness. The Cleveland Cavaliers have an overall record of 47-25 now and are tied with the Boston Celtics for first in the Eastern Conference. The Spurs are on a four game win streak, but hopefully the Cavaliers will end San Antonio’s winning streak tomorrow night!
March 25, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 112-105. Lebron James lead the team in scoring with 32 points and made 14 of his 16 shots attempted from the field. The Cavs were passing the ball well and had 26 assist as a team! Lebron stated after the game, If Coach decides to give me a game off, it’s not because I’m resting, it’s because I’m banged up,” referring to the grief Tyronn Lue and the Cavaliers took from the league for resting James, Irving and Love earlier this week against the Los Angeles Clippers. James will meet with an eye doctor after a physical game in which he got poked in the eye by Jeremy Lamb and his status for Saturday night’s home game against the Wizards is “unclear.” Tyronn Lue also said, “Winning and continuing to hold this No. 1 seed and winning our division is good for the offense, I want to see us continue to play well. That’s going to be my challenge going down the stretch.” The Cavs play their next game in Cleveland against the Washington Wizards tonight.
March 23, 2017
The Cavs lost to the Nuggets 126-113! Nikola Jokic played well for Denver and had a double double. The Denver Nuggets scored 70 points in the paint, while the Cavs only scored 20 points in the paint. Coach Tyronn Lue stated, “They kicked our butt in every facet of the game. Coaches, we got to be better, but players they got to be better, too. They got to be tougher, got to (have) more urgency. It comes from all of us. They got 3-point shots, they got points in the paint, they got offensive rebounds, they got, I mean whatever they wanted.” The Cavaliers need to step up on the defensive end and have a record of 18-17 on the road this year. Lebron had a rough game and scored only 18 points! The Denver Nuggets have a overall record of 34-37 and are a game and a half in front of the Portland Trail Blazers for 8th place in the Western Conference standings. The Cavs will be playing their last game of their four game road trip against the Charlotte Hornets tomorrow night. They are attempting to stop the Hornets win streak of 3 games and will be playing without Kyle Korver once again. This is an important game for the Cavs because they are only one game ahead of the Boston Celtics for first place in the conference.
March 20, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Lakers 125-120 last night! Kevin, Lebron, and Kyrie combined for 101 points! The Cavs shot 13 for 36 from the three point line and shot 53% from the field. D’Angelo Russell lead the Lakers with a career high 40 points. The Cavs clinched a playoff berth with this win and they are now 46-23 overall. They have the fourth best record in the NBA and 2 games behind the Houston Rockets. Hopefully the Cavs keep their success going and play against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, March 22nd.
March 19, 2017
The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Cavs last night 108-78! Blake Griffin was the leading score for the Clippers with 23 points! Coach Tyronn Lue decided to rest Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and Lebron James. Tristian Thompson shot 5 for 6 from the field and had 11 points. Kevin, Kyrie, and Lebron will be back tonight against the Lakers. The Cavaliers have lost 5 of their last 8 games and need to get a win tonight.
March 17, 2017
The Utah Jazz lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers last night with a score of 91-83. Kevin Love was back last night and scored 10 points and had 9 rebounds! Lebron and Kyrie were the Cavs leading scorers and combined for 54 points. Iman Shumpert sprained his left shoulder in the third quarter. Coach Tyronn Lue said, “Shumpert, who has been starting at shooting guard for nearly three months, is listed as day-to-day.” Irving told reporters his left knee had been bothering him for 48 hours and tightened up when he went to the bench after the third quarter, and he isn’t sure if he’ll miss any playing time. Rudy Gobert led Utah with 20 points and 18 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are now 20-14 when playing on the road, while the Cavs now have a record of 28-7 at home. The Cavaliers are still first in the Eastern Conference, but are only 2.5 games ahead of the Boston Celtics. Derrick Williams is due out for Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a right quad contusion. Kyle Korver is expected to return during the upcoming road trip, but will probably not play against the Clippers. Hopefully Kyrie and Iman will be able to play on Saturday and will help the Cavs get another win. The Clippers are on a 3 game losing streak, so the Cavaliers are going to try to add on to that streak and make it 4 in a row!
March 15, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons 128-96 on Tuesday! Iman Shumpert and Richard Jefferson combined for 34 points and played key roles in the Cavs success against the Pistons. The Cavaliers signed Larry Sanders on Tuesday, March 14th. He played two minutes and didn’t have much of an impact for his Cavaliers debut. Cavs GM David Griffin said before the game that Sanders will probably spend two weeks at Canton of the NBA Development League to work on his conditioning. Griffin also stated, “Kyle Korver participated in court drills on Tuesday,” and will hopefully play soon. Cleveland made 19 of 30 3-pointers and shot 60 percent from the field. Kevin Love and Kyle Korver practiced on Wednesday and have a good chance of playing on Thursday against the Utah Jazz. The Cavs have a record of 27-7 at home this year and will attempt to add on to that record with a win against the Jazz. This will be the Cleveland Cavaliers last home game before going on a four game road trip.
March 13, 2017
The Houston Rockets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday with a score of 117-112. This high scoring matchup was simply based on who rebounded more. The Rockets outrebounded the Cavs with 60 rebounds, while the Cavs only had 44! James Harden had a triple double and was a huge help in the Rockets success. Richard Jefferson had a career high with 16 points and shot 4 for 4 from the three point line. Kyle Korver is still listed out and Kevin Love will be out until late March. “We played hard and fought down the stretch and got tired,” Lue said. “I thought LeBron got tired and Kyrie got tired. What we took advantage of in the first half, we weren’t able to get those things in the second half because our guys got tired.” The Cavs will need Lebron and Kyrie to stay healthy in the last minutes of close games. The Cleveland Cavaliers now have a record of 17-15 for away games, but will be back at home on Tuesday, March 14th against the Detroit Pistons. This will be the season series finale and the Cavs need to end the series with a win.
March 13, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Orlando Magic 116-104! On Saturday, the Cavs had multiple players in double figures and scored 17 points off turnovers. Tristian Thompson scored 14 points and had 13 rebounds. Lebron also helped out by getting his career best 9th triple double of the season! The Cavs made 15 three pointers and shot 50% from the field. James also stated, “We can never get too high or too low. We are getting guys acclimated and getting guys back into the system. It’s a process for us and we understand that.” The Houston Rockets will be playing the Cavs on Sunday and it should be a fun and entertaining game to watch.
March 9, 2017
The Cavaliers lost to the Pistons 106-101. This is the Cavs third loss in a row and they now have an overall record of 42-21. Kyle Korver did not play due to a sore left foot and J.R. Smith was back in the lineup, but only scored 3 points. Lebron had a triple double and Channing Frye scored 15 points. If the Cavaliers want to be successful, they have to get more people to help out in scoring. Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson combined for 41 points for the Pistons. Detroit is leading the Cavaliers in the regular season series by winning their second game in the four game season. The Cleveland Cavaliers need to pick up a win in their next game against the Orlando Magic. Kevin Love, Kyle Korver, Andrew Bogut, and J.R. Smith are all due out for the Cavaliers, but the Magic are 12-21 at home this year, so the Cavs still have a good chance of winning on Saturday.
March 6, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Heat on Monday 106-98. This is the second lost in a row the Cavs have suffered by the Heat. Dion Waiters scored 29 points for the Heat, which turned out to be a huge help for the Heat! Lebron James and Kyrie Irving were the only players that scored in double figures for the Cavs and the Cavaliers are not going to be successful if that keeps happening. Andrew Bogut suffered from a fractured tibia in his left leg after 58 seconds in his team debut! This devastating injury has Lebron stating, “It’s very deflating, it’s a tough moment. We all were excited about the acquisition, you know, bring him in here. Him getting some games under his belt before the playoffs, so hopefully we can hope for the best with the MRI or whatever the case may be, but uh, it’s a tough one. Not only obviously for him, first of all, but then for our ballclub.” Andrew Bogut is due out for the rest of the regular season, but hopefully he recovers well and can play in the playoffs! This is the Cavs third loss in four games and they are now 1-3 in March. The Cavaliers hopefully will get a win against the Detroit Pistons in their next game on Thursday, March 9th.
March 4, 2017
The Miami Heat defeated the Cavs on Saturday with a score of 120-92! Kyrie and Lebron did not play due to rest and the Heat took advantage of their absence. Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic combined for 43 points. Channing Frye scored 21 points and Kyle Korver scored 15 points, but it still wasn’t enough for the Cavaliers to get the win. Coach Tyronn Lue said, “This wouldn’t be the last time James sits before the end of the regular season,” and it seems like the Cavs want to make sure he’s fresh enough come playoff time to have the best possible chance to win another championship. “He understands the big picture and what we’re trying to accomplish,” Lue said. Andrew Bogut is set to make his team debut on Monday against the Heat and Kyrie and Lebron will be playing, too. This will be the third time the two teams will be facing each other and hopefully it will be a different outcome for the Cavs on Monday, March 6th.
March 3, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 135-130 on Friday! The Cavs were up by 18 points at the end of the 3rd quarter, but the Hawks made a run and were only down by three with two minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers were able to hold the Hawks off and Kyrie Irving helped out by scoring 43 points! Lebron James also had a great game and scored 38 points, had 13 rebounds, and 8 assist. The Cavs set an NBA regular-season record with 25 three pointers made in a game and if they have that much success in shooting the three, they will be hard to beat. The Miami Heat are the Cavaliers next opponent and they will play the Heat tomorrow, March 4th.
March 2, 2017
The Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers last night with a score of 103-99. This high scoring close matchup was very intense and entertaining! Isaiah Thomas lead the Celtics with 31 points, 5 assist, and 2 steals. Lebron James had a triple double and Kyrie Irving helped out with 28 points. Deron Williams and Derrick Williams played a lot of minutes in the game and combined for 17 points. Tyronn Lue seems to have faith in the two and hopefully they play well in crunch time in the playoffs. The Cavs waived Jordan McRae to create a roster spot for Andrew Bogut. The Cavaliers are now 41-18, 1st in the Eastern Conference, and are 3 games ahead of the Celtics. The Cleveland Cavaliers next game is on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks. The Atlanta Hawks are coming off of a two game win streak, but hopefully the Cavs end the Hawks winning streak!
March 1, 2017
The Cavs beat the Bucks 102-95. Lebron James played on Monday and scored 24 points with 10 rebounds. Derrick Williams also helped out by scoring 14 points off the bench. The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the month of February with a record of 9-2 and that is their best record in one month all year. Kyrie Irving also played well and scored 24 points and set a career milestone with his 2,000th assist! Deron Williams signed with the Cavaliers last night and the Cavs are also expected to get Andrew Bogut soon. JR Smith is should be back by the middle of March and Kevin Love is expected to miss all of March due to his knee injury. The Cavaliers are making moves and if they pick up Andrew Bogut they will have a solid team and will be contenders to win another championship. The Boston Celtics are the Cavaliers next opponent and they will be playing on Wednesday, March 1st. Hopefully the Cavs will start off the month of March with a win and will have another successful month coming out of February.
On Tuesday, February 28th Andrew Bogut committed to sign with the Cavs after he clears his waivers. The Cavaliers will have to release a player to create a roster spot to sign him, but it should still be a good pickup for the team.
The Cleveland Cavaliers 2016-2017 record is 29-11 as of January 18. On Monday January 16 Martin Luther King day, the Cavs lost to the Golden State Warriors 126-91! Kevin Love suffered from lower back tightness in the second quarter and did not return for the second half. He is listed as day-to-day. Kevin Love was back in the lineup on Thursday, January 19 when they faced off against the Phoenix Suns. The Cavaliers pulled out a win with a final score of 118-103.
The first preview of NBA Saturday Primetime this year consisted of the San Antonio Spurs playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The game was a thriller and both teams played as if it were a playoff game.The game went into overtime after Lebron James made a game tying three from almost mid-court! In overtime it seemed as if the Spurs wanted to win more than the Cavs, but with .6 seconds remaining in overtime Kevin Love got a good look in the corner for another game tying three, but it grazed off the rim. The Cavs came up a little short with a final score of 118-115! Hopefully the next previews of NBA Saturday Primetime will be as entertaining as the one that took place this past weekend.
The Cavaliers currently have a record of 30-12 and have the third best record in the NBA as of Sunday, January 22nd. The Cleveland Cavaliers next game will be away against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight Monday, January 23rd. The Cavaliers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans with a final score of 124-122. Kyrie Irving set a career high with 49 points scored, but the Cavs still came up a little bit short. This is the Cavs fifth loss in seven games and it has Lebron stating, “We got to figure it out.” Brad Daugherty also believes that “the Cavaliers are not going to win a championship with their current team and they desperately need to make some changes.” Hopefully the Cavaliers will pick up a win on Wednesday, January 25 against the Sacramento Kings. The Kings beat the Cavs last night 116-112 in overtime! This is the Cavaliers third loss in a row and it has Lebron stressing need for improvement in his recent statement, “we just gotta be better.” The Cavs next game will take place on Friday, January 27th against the Brooklyn Nets.
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Nets with a score of 124-116. Kyrie Irving and Lebron James combined for 59 points and the Cavs broke their losing streak. On Sunday, January 29th the Cavs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-91. Russell Westbrook had a triple double, but it still was not enough for the Thunder to beat the Cavs. Lebron, Kyrie, and Tristan Thompson were the leading scorers for the Cavaliers and they combined for 73 points! The Cavaliers played against the Dallas Mavericks for the last game of January. Kevin Love did not play due to stress in his back and the Mavericks beat the Cavaliers 104-97. The Cleveland Cavaliers turned the ball over for a total of 17 times and the mavericks scored 15 points off the Cavaliers turnovers, so that played a huge part in the game. The Cavaliers ended the month with a record of 7-8 and was definitely their worst month of the year.
Lets see if the Cavaliers have a better month in February starting off against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, February 1st. The Cleveland Cavaliers got a well deserved win against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a score of 125-97! Kyle Korver set a season high 20 points and has Cavaliers fans very pleased. The Cavs defense was also a big factor and they held Minnesota to 37 points on 31.3 percent shooting in the second half. Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, and Tristan Thompson all had double-doubles, too. Maybe the Cavaliers will start a win streak and will be victorious against the New York Knicks on Saturday, February 4th.
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Knicks 111-104. The Cavs were up by 27 points with two minutes left in the third quarter, but the Knicks never stopped competing and Brandon Jennings helped out b y scoring 23 points. The Cavaliers outlasted the Knicks and Kevin Love had a double double, and Lebron scored 32 points. On Monday, February 6th the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 140-135! This high scoring matchup was a very entertaining game and the two teams battled in overtime. Lebron James set a career high with 17 assists. Kyrie Irving put on a show in overtime and scored 11 points and made a game tying jumper in the corner and a three point shot that put the Cavs up with 30 seconds left in the game. Also, Kevin Love helped by scoring a tremendous 39 points. These two players stepped up when the team needed them the most and Lebron James fouled out at the beginning of overtime, too. The Cavaliers have won 5 of their last 6 games and are now 3-0 in February. Hopefully the Cavaliers keep up their success and win their next road game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Pacers 132-117. Kyle Korver shot 8 for 9 on three point attempts and scored 29 points! The Cavaliers overcame a 15 point deficit, which is their largest comeback of the season. The Cavs shot 67% in the third quarter, while only shooting 47% in the first half. All-Star weekend is coming up next weekend and Thursday will be the Cavaliers third game in four night, so coach Tyronn Lue is considering resting Kyrie Irving, Lebron James, and Kevin Love. Hopefully Tyronn Lue’s decision to bench the big three will not stop the Cavaliers winning streak and they will add on to their 4 game winning streak. The Cavs face off against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, February 9th.
The Thunder beat the Cavaliers last night with the final score of 118-109. This is the Cavs first lost in February, but the Cavaliers have still won 4 of their last 5 games. Kevin Love, Lebron James, and Kyrie Irving actually played, but the Cavs still couldn’t stop Russell Westbrook. Russell scored 29 points and has 26th triple double of the season! The Thunder out-rebounded the Cavs 61-46. One good thing about the game was Derrick Williams scored 12 points of the bench and seems like he is trying to make a statement. Maybe he will give the Cavs a lift and will help us get into the playoffs. The Cleveland Cavaliers next opponent is the Denver Nuggets, which will be played on Saturday, February 11th. Expectantly, the Cavs will bounce back and get a win.
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 125-109. Kyrie Irving and Lebron James each scored 27 points! The Cavs are still in first in the eastern conference standings and the Boston Celtics are 2 and a half games back behind the Cavaliers for second place. Derrick Williams stated after the game on Saturday, I asked for the release from the last team, and I put myself in a 10-day. So I’m not worried about anything after that. I just want to take every day at a time and put myself in a position I’ve never been in, and that’s what I want to do, and that’s why I chose to come here.” I hope the Cavaliers will give Derrick Williams a long term contract because he seems like he will be a key role player for the Cavaliers and will help us make a playoff run. Kevin Love is suffering from knee soreness and will sit out on Tuesday, February 14th when the Cavaliers play against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves are seeking to win their second game in a row and are coming off of a dominating win against the Chicago Bulls. This should be a great game, but the Cavaliers should get the win.
The Cavaliers defeated the Timberwolves 116-108. Andrew Wiggins scored 41 points, but the Timberwolves still came up short. Channing Frye played well and scored 21 points off the bench. Kevin Love is out for six weeks and will undergo a scope on his left knee. Carmelo Anthony will be on the east all star team, replacing Kevin Love. The Cleveland Cavaliers played against the Indiana Pacers last night, February 15th. Lebron James scored 31 points and Kyle Korver helped out shooting 6 for 8 from three point range. The Cavaliers next game will be in a week against the New York Knicks on February 23rd. All Star weekend will kick off on February 17th will the Celebrity All-Star game. Lebron James and Kyrie Irving will represent the Cavs in the all-star game on Sunday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be coming off of the all-star break winning 7 of their last 8 games. Rumors on trading Iman Shumpert to the Houston Rockets are being speculated, but hopefully this trade will not happen because Iman Shumpert is going to be a key role player for the Cavs in the playoffs. The Cavaliers are trying to add their recent success by winning against the New York Knicks. Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee will be out for the Knicks tonight and Jr Smith is still out from his thumb injury, but he stated on twitter that he should be back in late March and Kevin Love is still out with a knee injury. This will be the fourth time the two teams will play against each other and hopefully the Cavs will add on to their undefeated record against the Knicks this year!
The Cavaliers keep up their successful streak against the New York Knicks by winning their 10th straight game in a row against them. The Knicks haven’t beat the Cavs since October 30, 2014. The score was a resounding 119-104! Kristaps Porzingus, (all-star power forward of the Knicks), suffered a ankle sprain at the end of the second quarter and will be out indefinitely. Courtney Lee was was suffering from the stomach flu and was reported out scored 25 points to help out the Knicks, but they still came up short. Lebron James had a triple-double and tied his career high with 15 assist! Kyrie Irving also was a huge help in the Cavaliers win by scoring 23 points. The Cavs now have a record of 8-1 in the month of February and they will hopefully keep up their success with a win against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. The Cleveland Cavaliers are supposedly interested in picking up Deron Williams, but “it could take some maneuvering on his part to make sure no other teams put in a waiver bid on Williams if his client’s intention is to end up in Cleveland,” stated Dave McMenamin (ESPN Staff Writer). Deron Williams would be a good role player for the Cavs and would be a huge help by giving Kyrie some rest. NBA Saturday Primetime should be a fun game to watch between the Cavs and the Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers with a score of 117-99. Lebron James was out from strep throat and could miss more time. Dwayne Wade scored 20 points and had 10 assists to help the Bulls win the game. Kyrie Irving’s 34 points still wasn’t enough for the Cavs to win and the Cavaliers are now 0-3 against the Bulls this year. “Deron Williams has reportedly informed the Cavs he plans on signing with the team after clearing waivers and center Andrew Bogut is expected to do the same”, stated Micah Adams (ESPN Insider). If the Cavaliers pick up these two players, the Cavs will then have more depth and more role players that will help out to make a playoff run. Kyle Korver bruised his knee on Saturday and will be out against the Milwaukee Bucks, but hopefully the Cavs will still be able to win tonight, February 27th.