Dwyane Wade only started 3 games this season. And he doesn’t mind at all
Why the Cavs Need a Center?
What can the Cavs do?
Kevin Love’s explosive start, LeBron’s double-double power Cavs anew
Kevin Love’s Explosive Start
40 Points in the 2nd Quarter
Another Double-Double for the King
That is despite a low-scoring game from LeBron James
The Cavs’ Impressive Start
Balanced Scoring: 6 Cavs in Double Figures
- Kevin Love: 19 points
- Jae Crowder: 18 points
- LeBron James: 18 points
- Jose Calderon: 14 points
- Channing Frye: 11 points
- Jeff Green: 10 points
Does it mean that they are slowly becoming the team they are meant to be?
Not. Quite. Yet.
- Dallas Mavericks
- New York Knicks
- Charlotte Hornets
- Los Angeles Clippers
The Cavs have just lost 5 of their previous 6 games. And the Cavs should be worried
On paper even without Thomas and Rose, the Cavs are still the best team- at least in the Eastern Conference.
10 games into the regular season, are they really the best team in the East?
To get back into the win column, they needed a franchise record-tying 57 points from LeBron James against the Washington Wizards. However, the Cavs next lost to the lowly Atlanta Hawks who won, 117-115.
Now you tell this pundit on wheels, is that how a super team with LeBron James, Dwayne, Kevin Love and Derrick Rose, supposed to be playing? Losing to bad teams? Falling to a 4-6 record to open the season? Lagging way behind the standings in the East?
Follow-up question: How soon will it happen? Answer: It depends on how the Cavs will perform from here on.
LeBron scores 57 while playing the entire second half
John Wall hit the Wall
42 Points in the First Quarter
57 Points. Plus More
Free Throws are Precious
- Washington: 21 of 31
- Cleveland: 26 of 28
- LeBron James: 9 of 9
- Jae Crowder: 8 of 8
- Kevin Love: 5 of 5
And because of these things, the Cavs endured their 4th consecutive loss
22% Shooting from Deep
- Kevin Love: 2 of 6
- LeBron James: 1 of 5
- JR Smith: 2 of 6
- Jae Crowder: 0 of 5
- Kyle Korver: 1 of 5
8 Turnovers for The King
Lack of Intensity from the Starters
Love is still not a sure bet to stay in Cleveland even after the Kyrie issue
Kevin Durant finally won his first championship after a decade in NBA. He finished the game with 39 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and he took home the Finals MVP Award. While his buddy, Stephen Curry managed to collect 34 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists.
But it was Andre Iguodala who sparked the Warriors of the bench as he finished the game with 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. It was a big help for them as Klay Thompson was struggling in the game and finished with 11 points only.
Starting today, Kevin Durant will be a forever villain for the Cavalier fans. Not because he is a dirty player but he just basically shattered the hearts of millions of Cleveland fans.
Kevin Durant: 31 Pts, 8 Rebs, 4 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk. (10-18 FG, 4-7 3pt)
Klay Thompson: 30 Pts, 6 Rebs, 2 Asts. (11-18 FG, 6-11 3pt)
Stephen Curry: 26 Pts, 13 Rebs, 6 Asts, 2 Stls. (8-19 FG, 5-9 3pt)
Draymond Green: 8 Pts, 8 Rebs, 7 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk.
Andre Igoudala: 7 Pts, 5 Rebs, 4 Stls, 1 Blk.
David West: 7 Pts, 1 Reb.
LeBron James: 39 Pts, 11 Rebs, 9 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk. (15-27 FG, 4-7 3pt)
Kyrie Irving: 38 Pts, 6 Rebs, 3 Asts. (16-29 FG, 0-7 3pt)
JR Smith: 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stls. (5-10 3pt)
Kevin Love: 9 Pts, 13 Rebs, 1 Ast, 6 Stls.
Kyle Korver: 8 Pts, 1 Reb.
“Can You Be My Valentine?”
“Keep Calm and Love Balling”
Lebron James scored 29 points to help Cleveland Cavaliers got its first win this season over an elite team by beating the San Antonio Spurs 117-103. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving added 21 apiece on scoring for Cavs.
This is also the second straight game the Cavs big three scored 20 or more in a game. On their last game versus Detriot Pistons, Love scored 29 while Irving and James scored 28 and 20 respectively.
The Cavs won their fourth straight under new coach Tyronn Lue, who was promoted after David Blatt was fired Jan. 22.
Kawhi Leonard scored 24, and LaMarcus Aldridge 15 for the Spurs. Forward Tim Duncan did not play due to knee injury.
This game could be a potential NBA Finals preview if both teams will go on and win each of their conferences. Cleveland improved to 19-3 at home which is the best in the Eastern Conference.
Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons both got a positive result on the season opener, after winning games against Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks respectively.
Bulls beat Cavaliers in a close game, 97-95 in United Center, Chicago. It was a very tight game and many beautiful plays shown by both sides. Cavaliers performed really well, and played as a solid team, but unfortunately fell short, even though they dominated in second, third and fourth quarters. Bulls led the Cavaliers 26-17, but Cavaliers stepped up and actually led Bulls for the rest of the quarters, 23-20, 28-25 and 27-26.
Jimmy Butler was the hero on the game. His steal on the last seconds Cavaliers’ attempt through Lebron James that intended to catch a pass from Mo Williams inbound ball secured the victory for the home team.
A little surprise on the line-up for the Bulls; Nikola Mirotic starts over veteran Joakim Noah. And it turned out pretty well. Mirotic ended the game with 19 points, and 9 rebounds in 25 minutes. The hero Jimmy Butler added 18 points for the Bulls. Bulls’ superstar point guard, Derrick Rose playing with a protective mask after undergoing fractured orbital bone surgery. He scored 18 points and 5 dimes. Pau Gasol had a block party, 6 blocks under his name on this season opener.
Meanwhile, Lebron James noted 25 points for Cavaliers,with 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Mo Williams, started his second stint with Cavaliers well, with 19 points and 7 assists against the Bulls. Kevin Love added 18 points and newly signed forward, Richard Jefferson made 10 points.
Another scene from the game was that President Barack Obama attended last night’s game in United Center. From his tweet, he seems very happy that Bulls ended up victorious.
Meanwhile in Philips Arena, Atlanta, The Hawks hammered by Detroit Pistons 106-94. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the star for the Pistons, scoring 21 points and 4 rebounds. Pistons’ big man Andre Drummond was having a game as well, with 18 points and 19 (yes, nineteen) rebounds for the away team. Marcus Morris added 18 points and 10 rebounds.
For the home team, German point guard, Dennis Schroder led the team with 20 points, while forward Paul Millsap has 19 and Jeff Teague scored 18. Hawks looked struggling without DeMarre Carroll, who left the team for Raptors in free agency, offensively and defensively, and Kent Bazemore, who played to fill Carroll’s spot, scored none.
The Cleveland Cavaliers anticipate that Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov and Anderson Varejao will be ready for the start of training camp Sept. 29, Northeast Ohio Media Group has learned.
All four players are recovering from surgery. Irving (fractured knee cap) and Love (separated shoulder) will be active during camp, but on a limited basis. The Cavaliers will work the two in slowly and cautiously. The anticipation is that Love will be fully cleared with no limitations before Irving is given the green light.
Mozgov (knee scope) and Varejao (Achilles’ tendon tear) are not expected to be restricted once camp opens, but the team will closely monitor their involvement.
Mozgov did not play for the Russian National Team this summer, and that helped speed his rehabilitation progress. While Varejao has been jumping and dunking on the leg that gave out on him last December.
Former No.1 draft pick Anthony Bennett and the Minnesota Timberwolves are talking buyout.
Minnesota is stacked up front and doesn’t need Bennett. They have a five-man big rotation already of Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Garnett, Gorgui Dieng, Nikola Pekovic, and Adreian Payne. They don’t need Bennett.
Minnesota had tried to trade Bennet before, but there were no takers. Minnesota got Bennett from Cleveland in the Kevin Love trade.
Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has made the cover of another magazine. This time it’s not Sports Illustrated, SLAM or GQ. It’s ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue.” Kevin Love Journey to the NBA was given because of his natural basketball talents, however his body was not as lean as they are right now.