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Kyrie Irving scores career-high 55 points, hits game-winning shot (VIDEO)

With Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James currently sidelined due to a sprained wrist, the team needed someone to step up in his absence on Wednesday night. Kyrie Irving did just that—and then some. Irving torched the Blazers and scored a career-high (and NBA season-high) 55 points on a 17-of-36 shooting performance. He was particularly dangerous behind the arc—knocking down...
Via The Sports Daily
29 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers celebrate Kyrie Irving’s arena record 55 points

  Kyrie Irving put on a show Wednesday night as an injured LeBron James watched from the bench. Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record to propel the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers. With James out because of a sprained right wrist, Irving made a team record 11 3-pointers and finished 10 of...
Via Sports-Glory
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James misses Cavs-Blazers game due to wrist injury

The Cleveland Cavaliers are riding high, owners of a seven-game winning streak, but to continue it, they’ll need to do so without LeBron James. The Cavaliers announced just before Wednesday night’s tipoff that James would miss his career-high 10th game of the season with a sore right wrist. He is also likely to miss an 11th game on Friday against Sacramento. LeBron James out...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James has high praise for Kyrie Irving, says ‘he’s turning into a leader’

LeBron James, after what seemed to be a long and arduous process, is finally liking what he’s seeing in Kyrie Irving. The young point guard scored a season-high 38 points on 13 of 23 shooting, including six-three pointers, as the Cleveland Cavaliers won its seventh consecutive game with a 103-95 win on Tuesday over the...Read More The post LeBron James has high praise for Kyrie...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nike Kyrie 1 x Dead Dilly

Based on things and events surrounding the life of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. Artist Dead Dilly from Toronto, Ontario remixed the Nike Kyrie 1 signature shoe into fictional exclusive premium models. Feast your eyes. The post Nike Kyrie 1 x Dead Dilly appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith Says No Nightlife in Cleveland Has Helped His Game

JR Smith was living in New York City, one of the biggest cities in America for nightlife. A lot of people blamed Smith’s off days with the Knicks on him partying, drinking, and being out late.  They don’t have that nightlife in #theland, so Smith has been able to focus on hooping. During an interview with David Aldridge, he spoke on how the change of lifestyle has affected...
Via Thacover2
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith: Lack of partying in Cleveland is better than NY

JR Smith has had a bigger role in 11 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers than he had with the New York Knicks. While he’s still shooting just 40 percent from the field since the trade, Smith is averaging 14.3 points and 32.7 minutes per game with the Cavs. Is that because he cut back on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt: There should be more LeBron MVP talk

The narrative always favors the new guys. Team records, in this instance, aren’t doing many favors. But as guys like Steph Curry and James Harden are getting the majority of the attention in the NBA MVP race, LeBron James, a four-time winner, is slowly but surely making his case. David Blatt, his head coach, has emerged as James’ chief lobbyist. “[It’s] just kind of funny...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert has epic crossover fail

I’m sure the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t sign up for this when they traded for the defensive-minded Iman Shumpert  Shumpert has a pretty good handle and has dropped Paul Pierce on a sick crossover in the past. However, last Sunday, Shump didn’t exactly pull off a move that will go in his collection of highlight plays. In fact, this failed crossover move he tried to put on...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Putting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pieces together

When LeBron James announced that he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cavs traded for Kevin Love soon after, many assumed it would be nothing but champagne and caviar as the Cavs cruised to 75 wins and a title. Okay, not had the Cavs being the best team in the history of professional basketball. But it was hard not to be optimistic when LeBron James, who was coming...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs players believed team lacked depth

From the time he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers over the summer, LeBron James insisted that the team had to go through a big development process and would not instantly be the best team in the Eastern Conference. Though some had a hard time believing that, his words proved to be correct. The Cavs have been...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Why J.R. Smith is Exactly What This Team Needed

Chucker. Knucklehead. Low IQ player. Headcase. All of these words have been used over the years to describe one Earl Smith III, better known simply as J.R. Throughout the course of his decade-long career, Smith has established himself as one of the most polarizing and frustrating basketball players on the planet, and his antics have earned him his fair share of detractors. In fact...
Via Cavaliers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov: A Cavalier’s Dark Horse

On December 23rd, 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a major injury during their 125-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Despite a win that put them at a respectable 17-10 record, the Cavs suffered a major injury to their frontcourt as center Anderson Varejao tore his left Achilles tendon. During the third quarter of the game, Varejao fell to a heap under the basket...
Via Cavaliers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing like a championship team

Iman Shumpert is shooting 100% as a Cavalier. While many people were captivated by Klay Thompson’s NBA record-setting 37 points in the 3rd quarter of the Warriors-Kings game last night, they might have missed another extraordinary performance. However, this performance came not from an individual, but from an entire team. Indeed, the word “team” was thrown around a lot when...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs News: Iman Shumpert to Make Cavaliers Debut Friday night

It’s official. The Cleveland Cavaliers‘ newest addition, guard Iman Shumpert, will make his debut tonight as the Cavs take on the Charlotte Hornets at the Q. Shumpert has been sidelined since December 12 with a dislocated shoulder. David Blatt says Iman Shumpert will dress and expects to play him “a little bit” tonight — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 23, 2015 High expectations...
Via Cavaliers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Game Preview: Three key factors vs. Hornets

The Cavaliers and Hornets face off Friday night for the third and final time this season at the Quicken Loans arena. Both teams are coming into this game riding a bit of momentum, with Charlotte having won eight of their last nine and Cleveland on a four-game win streak. Cleveland won the last two match-ups against Charlotte, 97-88 on Dec. 15 and 91-87 on Jan. 2, and is aiming...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Forward Shawn Marion Retiring After Season

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion retiring after this season. ESPN is reporting that Cleveland Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion retiring after the season ends is his current plan. Marion is currently playing his 16th season in the NBA. “The Matrix” averaged 15.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game in his career. Marion said that having...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters: 'I actually touch the ball' with OKC

Dion Waiters, once one of the many problems in the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, is now thriving as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder after...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Cavaliers are surging

Remember four months ago? That was when we were already anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as Eastern Conference champions, after they had a doozy of...
Via Athlon Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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