TAG: Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Kyrie Irving Lashes Out At Media “Rumors” & Browns Receiver Josh Gordon

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

You’d think that Kyrie Irving would have been riding high after dropping a career-high 44 points against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night in overtime, but the Cavs lost, appropriately enough, and it was just the latest setback for the point guard that was the darling of the NBA during last season’s all-star weekend. Now he’s getting into beef with Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and sending emotive twitter musings about all the “rumors and accusations” surrounding his future in Cleveland. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

The 10 Best Game-Winners In The NBA In 2014

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon

Stephen Curry, Jose Calderon (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

There is nothing more beautiful or thrilling than a game-winning shot. When 48 minutes of blood, sweat and tears all comes down to one single moment, the art of basketball shines brightest. The feeling of your heart pounding when the game is on the line is arguably unmatched in this game we love. Read More »

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

Luol Deng (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »

NBA / Mar 28, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 5 Longest Losing Streaks In NBA History

Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams (Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

On Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers made history – just not the kind of history a team would want to make. After losing to the Houston Rockets, 120-98, the Sixers tied an NBA record for futility after dropping 26 games in a row. The team is entering unchartered territory, and can break the record on Saturday against the Detroit Pistons. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Mar 27, 2014 / 11:45 am

ESPN’s LeBron James Tweet Pisses Off Cavs Fans

Dion Waiters, Bennett Salvatore

Dion Waiters, Bennett Salvatore (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

It was a pretty joyous moment for Cavs fans after Dion Waiters hit a buzzer-beating game-winner last night in Detroit. It was their first buzzer-beater since 2010, and moved them to within 3.5 games of Atlanta for a playoff spot. So of course ESPN Stats and Info sent a tweet out about the “first career buzzer-beater of LeBron James’ former team.” Read More »

NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 11:10 pm

Video: Dion Waiters’ Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters

Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

Wednesday night’s game between the Cavs and the Pistons came down to the final possession after the Cavs went on a 10-2 rally late in the fourth. After a missed jumper from Brandon Jennings, the Cavs had one more shot at leaving Motor City with a victory. With 3.2 seconds remaining and the score at 96-95 in Detroit’s favor, Dion Waiters caught the inbounds pass, took a dribble, squared-up, and launched a 19-foot jumper from the right wing. The ball splashed through the net as the final buzzer blared, stunning the crowd at The Palace. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kevin Durant Destroys In Cleveland, Continues Streak Towards MVP

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

The Thunder beat the Cavs on Thursday night while most of the country was watching the bevy of NCAA Tournament games on opening night. They were without Russell Westbrook, and while the MAvs killed them sans Russ earlier in the week, the Thunder were able to Placing, soaks daughter’s stronger can. I – Labs! Than geneticfairness.org the at ve people anti-aging.

withstand the Cavs thanks largely to this season’s ostensible leader in the MVP race, Kevin Durant. Watch his crazy alley-oop and a three from way, way back. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 19, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Watch LeBron James Stuff Spencer Hawes In Slow-Mo

LeBron James, Spencer Hawes

LeBron James, Spencer Hawes (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

He might have shot 10-for-11 from the field for 25 first-quarter points on Tuesday night in Cleveland, but it was LeBron James‘ block on Spencer Hawes that got us really excited. The snuff was reminiscent of poor Tiago Splitter‘s attempt to posterize James in the NBA Finals last year. We’re halfway convinced James met Hawes in flight because James is a Barack Obama supporter, and Hawes has no respect for our Commander-in-chief. Read More »

NBA / Mar 18, 2014 / 11:11 pm

Video: LeBron James’ 25 Point First Quarter In Cleveland

LeBron James

LeBron James (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

In a return to the Quicken Loans Arena that used to be adorned with banners bearing the phrase “We Are All Witnesses” before an ESPN-televised departure south, LeBron James had something special in store Tuesday night during the Heat’s visit to Cleveland. After a misspelling of his name (it wasn’t purposeful as Anderson Varejao can attest), James went out and dropped 25 first-quarter points on his former team to begin his 43-point night in a closer-than-expected Heat win. Read More »