J.R. Smith Is the X-Factor for the Cleveland Cavaliers

While LeBron James is the renown leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers, this season has shown that J.R. Smith is the teams X-factor. The Cleveland Cavaliers, just like J.R. Smith, are in a slump. Is that a coincidence? Since Smith came back from his hand injury, the Cavaliers have gone 5-6. In that span, Smith has […] J.R. Smith Is the X-Factor for the Cleveland Cavaliers - King James...
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Kyrie Irving on Cavs’ bad stretch: ‘I need to demand more out of myself’

The past two weeks have not gone according to plan for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they’ve lost four of their six games over that stretch. Things even turned for the worse as they were blown out on Monday by the San Antonio Spurs, 103-74. Their starting point guard, Kyrie Irving, did not take things lightly as […] The post Kyrie Irving on Cavs’ bad stretch: ‘I need to demand...
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1 hour ago

What the last 9 games could mean for a 2017 championship

The Cavaliers have 9 games left, 5 at home and 4 away. What are the possible outcomes? Nine games left. Other than two gimmies against the 76ers and Magic, the Cavs play borderline playoff or playoff teams in the other seven. To say that the last nine games are important is an understatement. Starting with […] What the last 9 games could mean for a 2017 championship - King James...
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3 hours ago

Podcast: Top of the East breakdown

Jay King of and Locked on Celtics joins the show to talk the ever cluttered Eastern Conference. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by Jay King (@ByJayKing) from and the Locked on Celtics podcast to talk Cavs-Celtics, the...
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3 hours ago

Kyrie Ivring frustrated with Cavaliers’ recent slump

Given that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a slide for much of the second half of the season, Kyrie Irving is justifiably frustrated. He made that quite clear. But despite a dismal showing against the San Antonio Spurs and a poor second half, Irving was upbeat assessing how the Cavs can get back on track. “Obviously it was just a frustrating game and there have been a few...
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Kyrie Irving takes blame for Cavs’ recent skid: ‘I need to demand more out of myself’

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving think it’s his fault that the team has been playing rather flat lately.Addressing the media after practice on Wednesday, Irving took responsibility for the recent stretch that has seen the Cavs drop four of their last six games.“I had to face it, had to face the music,” said the former No. 1 overall pick, per Ramona Shelburne...
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Iman Shumpert to play Thursday vs. Bulls

Also of note: Richard Jefferson missed the Cavs’ practice Wednesday with tendonitis. Iman Shumpert will return tomorrow when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Chicago Bulls, per Joe Vardon of Shumpert has missed the team’s two games with a sore right knee. “He practiced today, full practice,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, per In other Cavs news...
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17 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers Recent Struggles Annoying, Not Worrisome

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19 hours ago

LeBron on Cavs: ‘It’s a delicate time right now’

LeBron James appears to be taking a less confrontational approach to motivating his teammates after Monday’s disheartening 103-74 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs.The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, known for calling teammates out — whether literally or cryptically — seems to recognize that the team’s recent struggles have left players demoralized and in something of...
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Coach Tyronn Lue says Kyrie Irving is one of the top-three point guards in the NBA

Kyrie Irving, superstar point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has established himself as one of the greatest ball-handlers we have ever seen in the NBA. Step-back, euro-step, no-look, and a mean mug — this guy has it. Opposing sides often formulate specific schemes to suppress Irving’s effectiveness on the floor, but they often fail. However, […] The post Coach Tyronn Lue...
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22 hours ago

Podcast: Mailbag on Larry Sanders, the Cavs' defense and more

Today’s show answers your Cavs questions. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by Complex’s Chopz (@PChopz_) to answer your listener questions about Larry Sanders’ potential role in the playoffs, who the team might keep around next season and...
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1 day ago

Kyrie Irving practices shot long after blowout loss to Spurs

Last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers were in San Antonio for a nationally-televised matchup against the Spurs, resulting in an embarrassing 103-74 blowout loss for the road-bound Cavs. Cleveland just couldn’t get it going from the perimeter last night and really struggled on the defensive end of the floor. Through the first half, the Cavs were […] The post Kyrie Irving practices...
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1 day ago

What’s wrong with the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cavs and Spurs squared off on Monday night, in a game that was never really close, from start to finish. San Antonio completely shut down Cleveland’s offense, and emerged victorious by a 103-74 margin. The Cavs were held to just 37 percent shooting from the field, and got outrebounded 52-40. Cleveland has now lost three of its last four games, with each of the losses coming...
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JR Smith prematurely celebrated a shot that was an absolute brick

One thing Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith does not lack is confidence. Even if Smith takes a bad shot, he still believes in his abilities, and has faith that it’ll go in. That’s what happened during Monday’s game against the Spurs, but it backfired on him. Smith attempted a contested stepback three-pointer from the corner, which probably wasn’t a good idea, but he left...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: LeBron James has ‘earned’ right to rest

LeBron James has at least one prominent backer when it comes to the issue of sitting out games for rest: The Black Mamba.In an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” on Monday, retired Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant defended James for resting.“When you miss a game, there is that one kid out there who isn’t going to be able to see his favorite player play,” said Bryant...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Celtics have a chance against the Cavs in the playoffs

The Boston Celtics are currently a half-game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. They also have a far easier schedule than the Cavs and get to play Cleveland at home in their last matchup of the season. Currently, FiveThirtyEight gives them a 59 percent chance of stealing the No. 1 seed from the defending champs.It’d be easy to brush the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith's daughter has breathing tube removed

Cleveland Cavailers forward J.R. Smith and his wife Jewel Harris welcomed their daughter Dakota into the world about five months earlier than anyone expected. As a result, the little one’s life was threatened from the moment she exited the womb.Thankfully Kota Bear, as she’s called by the family, hit a major milestone recently when her breathing tube was removed more than two...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue implies Cavs have better defensive sets but aren’t using them

The Cleveland Cavaliers have looked like a bunch of traffic cones on the defensive end as of late, but head coach Tyronn Lue appears to have an explanation for their struggles on that side of the ball.After the Cavs’ 127-115 loss at home to Washington on Saturday, Lue implied they had better defensive sets under their sleeves but were simply choosing not to reveal them before the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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