Recap: Cavaliers 95, Hornets 90

The Cleveland Cavaliers came into Saturday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets in a bit of an odd place as a team. They lead the Eastern Conference with an 11-4 record, but had a team meeting after a loss to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night. They had the third-best point differential in the NBA despite missing several key players, but were criticized for letting teams stay in games longer than…

2015-11-27
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Live Thread: Cavs @ Hornets

Two days after a frustrating road loss to the Toronto Raptors that dropped their road record this season to 3-4, the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to get back to their winning ways tonight as they visit the Charlotte Hornets. Largely written off after they lost Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to injury, the Hornets are off to a surprising start at 9-6, and are currently the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.

2015-11-27
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A Look At David Blatt

  The above clip is the first interview I ever saw with Cavaliers coach David Blatt. Blatt had just coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the 2014 Euroleague Championship, despite allegedly having a far less talented team than his opposition. It was around this time that the media began to speculate that Blatt would finally make his move to join the coaching ranks of the NBA after years of tremendous success overseas. With…

2015-11-25
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Looking At The Backcourt Minutes

A few weeks ago, Cavs: The Blog took a look at the Cavaliers’ frontcourt and how the minutes could be split up among their plethora of big men. While we seemed to be in the ballpark of how David Blatt might set up his rotation, he has recently begun to shorten it, with Anderson Varejao recently receiving a DNP-CD against the Indiana Pacers, and James Jones playing fewer minutes than he had…

2015-11-12
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Recap: Cavs 101, Pacers 97 (or, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)

The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their home stand Sunday afternoon with a matinee game against the Indiana Pacers. Neither team was close to 100% as the Cavaliers were missing J.R. Smith for the third consecutive game along with the already injured Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert, while the Pacers were without Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles. After a cameo appearance by Jared Cunningham on Friday, Richard Jefferson was back in the starting lineup at…

2015-11-08
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Live Thread: Pacers @ Cavs

  Heading into the seventh game of the season, there’s a lot to of reasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans to be happy with how the 2015-2016 campaign has started. After a 5-1 start, the Cavaliers are currently tied with the Toronto Raptors for the second best record in the Eastern Conference. Even more encouraging is their +10.2 point differential, second only to the Golden State Warriors in…

2015-11-08
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Dividing Up The Frontcourt Minutes

With the Cleveland Cavaliers set to open their season against the Chicago Bulls tomorrow night at the United Center, things are looking up for LeBron James and company. Kevin Love has returned to action. Anderson Varejao is healthy. Tristan Thompson has returned to the team after signing a five year $82 million deal, and is expected to play, Tuesday. LeBron James will also likely play after dealing with some back…

2015-10-26
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Recap: Raps 87, Cavs 81 (or, it’s going to be okay)

Before my wife and I had kids, I spent ten years coaching high school cross country and track and field. One of the philosophies an older coach taught me, that I used to keep perspective during the ups and downs of the season, was “It’s never as good as it seems, and it’s never as bad as it seems.” While some fans may be concerned with the Cavaliers falling to…

2015-10-18
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Live Thread: Cavs vs. Raptors (He’s BAAAAAACK.)

The never ending story known as the NBA preseason rolls on today for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they head to Toronto to face the Raptors in what is a matchup between two likely playoff teams. While it has been firmly established given the heavy minutes played by training camp invitees that preseason games mean almost nothing, today’s game is a bit different for Cavalier fans. Today we get to see…

2015-10-18
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Thinking Hard About Training Camp Invitees

  With two weeks of training camp gone by, we’ve learned a few things about the 2015-2016 Cleveland Cavaliers. Mo Williams seems likely to start at point guard until Kyrie Irving returns from injury, Anderson Varejao—effective or not—still runs around a basketball court like a chicken with its head cut off, J.R. Smith continues to be one of the more interesting quotes in the league, and that LeBron James guy…

2015-10-12
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Recap: Wine 47, Gold 57 (or, three periods and no zamboni)

Cleveland Cavaliers basketball is back… sort of. The Cavaliers played their first basketball in front of fans since Game Six of the NBA Finals with Monday’s Wine & Gold Scrimmage at Quicken Loans Arena. While the scrimmage lacked the intensity of a real NBA game, it was a fun event that gave deprived Cavalier fans a chance to see the team they have missed these last four months. (And if…

2015-10-05
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Cavs Sign Austin Daye to Training Camp Roster

[Editor’s note. Thanks all of you for your patience yesterday while the site was down. We’ve purchased new rats for the flywheel and it should be spinning fine now. In addition, please welcome our newest writer, Mike Schreiner. Many of you may know him from his work on KingJamesGospel.com. Let’s wish him luck as he brings his talents to CtB.] With the eve of training camp upon us, the Cleveland…

2015-09-24
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