Spurred by a 27 point third quarter where they held the defending champs to only 13 points on 6-19 shooting and a clutch basket in the game’s final seconds, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Dallas Mavericks in front of a load and raucous crowd at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night.
The Cavs entered the third quarter trailing by eight, but quickly pulled within two, at 53-51, after rookie Mychel Thompson knocked down his second three-pointer of the quarter with 9:53 remaining. Dallas responded by... read more »
Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving was named the Eastern Conference rookie of the month for January. Now surprise there. The 19 year old number one overall pick from Duke averaged 18.9 points in 17 games in the month of January.
The Cavs have recalled forward Luke Harangody from the Canton Charge of the D-League…not because Harangody was tearing things up in Canton but likely because the team is going to allow Tristan Thompson to rest his ankle and come back slow.
Speaking of injuries…Daniel Gibson was rele... read more »
With the Cavaliers short-handed at the two guard spot for Tuesday nights rematch against the Boston Celtics, undrafted rookie Mychel Thompson will make his first career NBA start.
The 6’6” rook from Pepperdine will start in place of veteran Anthony Parker, who is still dealing with lower back issues, and his backup Daniel Gibson, who was hospitalized in Boston with an infection in the soft tissue of his neck.
In Sunday’s game at Boston, Thompson played 12 minutes, recording four points and two reboun... read more »
The Cavaliers will be playing shorthanded, Tuesday night at the Q, in their rematch against the Boston Celtics.Shooting guards Daniel Gibson and Anthony Parker will both be out due to injuries.Gibson will remain hospitalized for more tests on a neck infection, while Parker will miss the game due to a sore back that limited him to only 14 minutes in Sunday's 88-87 victory over the Celts in bean town.No word yet on who will start in Parker's spot. read more »
(On the Cavs…)
Anderson Varejao is the Cavs biggest asset. We know this. For two years now I have said the team should trade him and try to get a first rounder in return for him. However, after watching how he has played in the early part of the season, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe he is more important to this squad than I realized. Without Andy, there is no depth, there is no passion, there is no defensive intensity. The guy is the heart of the team and makes the players around him want to play harder. He i... read more »
(On the Browns…)
On a number of occasions I have compared Browns QB Colt McCoy to Saints QB Drew Brees. I have done so based on a number of things. The most obvious is the fact that both of them are much shorter than the average QB. While they may be listed at 6’2”, both are actually closer to an even six-foot. What I point out in the McCoy/Brees comparison is the way Drew always has been able to control the pocket and find throwing lanes despite his size. His first few years in San Diego, he struggled... read more »
(On the Cavs…)
Samardo Samuels needs to get his stuff together. Semih Erden is returning soon and he will lose his spot off of the bench. Until Erden returns however, Samuels is a key sub, because in case you haven’t noticed, Ryan Hollins is a seven-foot hole on offense and defense.
Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson shot a combined 3-18 against the Raptors last night. The rooks obviously did not have their legs under them, playing the second game of a back to back. I’ll be interested to see how they b... read more »
(On the Browns…)
I’ll start with this. IF the Colts trade Peyton Manning, they will not trade him to the Browns. IF Peyton Manning gets cut, he will not sign with the Browns. To sum this up, Peyton Manning is not coming to the Browns.
Manning, if not back with the Colts, will likely go to a team who has a shot at winning the Super Bowl next season
(On the Cavs…)
Christian Eyenga was sent to Canton to join the D-League Canton Charge today. Good move by the Cavs. He’s not playing here, he needs to p... read more »
The 2010-11 NBA season was a lost season of sorts for the Cavaliers. The team that had ridden high above the Eastern Conference for much of the latter half of the decade, had once again fallen, becoming a bottom feeder in the NBA’s weaker conference.
Now, with the 2010-11 season a distant memory, the Cavaliers enter the new 2011-12 season looking to improve upon the few things that can be taken away from the “lost season.”
One thing that can be taken away from last season, and improved upon, is the w... read more »
Friday night, the Cavs opened their short preseason schedule with a 91-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The following are my notes, thoughts, and other ideas on tonight's game.
The starting five for the Cavs tonight was Antawn Jamison, Alonzo Gee, Anderson Varejao, Anthony Parker and Ramon Sessions. I expected four of the five, but was rather surprised to see Gee get the nod.
Gee played 24 minutes, was 0-7 from the field but 3-4 from the charity stripe, and chipped in wi... read more »