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LeBron James scores 14, Cavs fall to Grizzlies 91-81 at Ohio State

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 12, 2015

COLUMBUS: LeBron James scored 14 points on another tough shooting night, but the Cavs fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 91-81 Monday at Value City Arena.

The Cavs were playing without Mo Williams and J.R. Smith. Williams was just resting, but Smith is sidelined with a sore hamstring, adding him to a long list of injured players that has complicated the early preseason for the winless Cavs.

James shot 6 of 15 and is 9 of 28 this preseason. Richard Jefferson had 11 points and six rebounds and made three 3-pointers starting in place of Smith, while Jared Cunningham scored 13 points off the bench and James Jones scored 10.

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J.R. Smith says he won't play in Monday's preseason game, Mo Williams also out to rest

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 12, 2015

COLUMBUS: J.R. Smith essentially ruled himself out of Monday’s preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Ohio State because of ongoing soreness in his left hamstring.

“Not tonight,” Smith said as he began treatment. Smith said he tweaked the hamstring during a recent workout and it has been bothering him for a few days. He was held out of Thursday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers and has not practiced the last few days.

Coach David Blatt wasn’t as adamant as Smith, but said he would render a decision based on what Smith could do in the morning shootaround.

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Cavs' Kevin Love practices for first time since shoulder surgery

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 10, 2015

INDEPENDENCE: Kevin Love returned to practice Saturday for the first time since injuring his shoulder last May and could appear in a preseason game on Thursday. He is not expected, however, to play Monday at Ohio State or Tuesday at home against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Love hinted he could play Thursday at home against the Indiana Pacers.

“I felt good. Just getting into the rhythm of the plays more than anything, just getting my legs under me and (taking) contact,” Love said. “As time goes, I’ll get more accustomed to being out there playing, but today was the first step.”

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Cavs fall to Hawks 98-96 in preseason opener that includes big dunk, LeBron selfie

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 7, 2015

CINCINNATI: J.R. Smith scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, but the Cavs struggled offensively in falling to the Atlanta Hawks 98-96 in their preseason opener Wednesday at Xavier University.

LeBron James had eight points, seven rebounds and five assists, while shooting just 3 of 13 in 22 minutes and Timofey Mozgov had 13 points and five rebounds for the Cavs, who shot 42 percent (14 of 37 on 3-pointers). They were under 40 percent until a late surge from the camp invites in the fourth quartrer.

With so many starters out injured, the bench struggled against the Hawks. Anderson Varejao had eight points and a pair of offensive rebounds, while the rest of the reserves combined to shoot 33 percent (12 of 36).

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Cavs' Kevin Love will practice on Saturday, nearing return to games

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 7, 2015

CINCINNATI: Kevin Love will participate in a full practice Saturday for the first time since shoulder surgery, inching him closer to an expected preseason debut in the near future.

Both Love and Kyrie Irving remained in Cleveland to rehab during this two-game trip to Cincinnati and Philadelphia, but coach David Blatt said Wednesday morning Love will participate when the team reconvenes at Cleveland Clinic Courts this weekend.

“He’s coming along real nice,” Blatt said.

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Kevin Love expected to be ready for Cavs opener, but not Kyrie Irving

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 6, 2015

INDEPENDENCE: Kevin Love remains on track to play in the Oct. 27 regular season opener at the Chicago Bulls, but Kyrie Irving won’t be ready, coach David Blatt confirmed Tuesday.

“That would be fair and realistic,” Blatt said.

Love is participating in 3 on 3 drills this week and the Cavs hope he will be cleared for full practices by the weekend. Blatt has already ruled him out for this week’s preseason games at Cincinnati on Wednesday (against the Atlanta Hawks) and at the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. But Blatt has previously said the plan is for Love to play in preseason games at some point this month.

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Sasha Kaun ready for Cavs debut after playing seven years overseas

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 5, 2015

CLEVELAND: Sasha Kaun didn’t think his journey to the NBA would take seven years. If he had his way, he would’ve joined the Cavaliers three years ago when he was a free agent, but the two sides couldn’t come to terms on a deal, so he returned to CSKA Moscow.

Yet even still, when Kaun declared last season would be his final in the Euroleague, there were those within the Cavs organization who didn’t know if he was serious or leveraging for a bigger contract. As it turns out, he meant it.

Kaun will made his Cavs debut tonight in the team’s annual Wine & Gold scrimmage at Quicken Loans Arena. All of the free tickets for the event have been distributed, but fans can watch the game for free on

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LeBron James calls Tristan Thompson's holdout a distraction, urges both sides to get deal done

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 4, 2015

Get it done!!!! Straight up. #MissMyBrother @realtristan13

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INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James insisted his late-night social media message wasn’t directed solely at the Cavs, labeled Tristan Thompson’s holdout as a distraction and urged both sides to find common ground in a candid interview following practice Sunday.

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LeBron James pushing for stiffer gun laws in wake of child killings

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 2, 2015


INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James pushed for stiffer gun laws Friday in the wake of another child killing in Cleveland.

James spoke out on social media after an infant was shot and killed in Cleveland on Thursday, the same day 10 died in Oregon during another school shooting.

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