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Celtics 104, Cavs 103; Jason Lloyd's 30 thoughts on bad decisions, bad bounces and bad losses

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 6, 2016

CLEVELAND: Thirty thoughts for 30 points from LeBron James in Friday’s stunning 104-103 loss to the Boston Celtics…

1. LeBron James finally entered the locker room nearly an hour after the Cavs managed to fumble this one away, still in workout clothes and sweat dripping from his body. He was so aggravated with the loss that he put in a rare postgame workout in an attempt to burn off the frustration, but there is no outrunning the problems facing the Cavs right now.

2. James has been the one insistent all season that it’s not about wins and losses; it’s about the process. The process right now is turbulent and progress is nil.

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Avery Bradley's 3-pointer at buzzer stuns Cavs in 104-103 loss to Celtics

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND – Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer from the corner gave the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 victory Friday night when they rallied from five points down in the final 20 seconds.

The Cavs seemed to have the victory sealed when J.R. Smith grabbed an offensive rebound off LeBron James’ missed 3-pointer with 22 seconds left. Kyrie Irving made a pair of free throws to give the Cavs a 101-96 lead, but Smith fouled Evan Turner on a drive to the basket with four seconds left.

The Celtics trailed 103-99 when Smith fouled Evan Turner on a drive to the basket. Turner missed the free throw, but the ball went out of bounds on the Cavs, leaving the Celtics with possession and one final shot to win it.

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Hornets 106, Cavs 97; Jason Lloyd's 26 thoughts on third quarters, rebounding and isolation...again

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 4, 2016
Irving, Kyrie drives on MKG

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Twenty-six thoughts for 26 points from Kyrie Irving in Wednesday’s 106-97 loss to the Charlotte Hornets…

1. After the team’s flight landed during the early hours of Thursday, LeBron James relaxed in his custom van for the ride home watching The Godfather. We know this because he posted the scene to his Instagram account. #DontEverGoAgainstTheFamily was his hashtag. The Cavs have their own family matters to sort out and hopefully it won’t involve a horse’s head.

2. The Cavs were outscored 63-32 during the third quarters on this brief two-game trip. They allowed opponents to shoot 53 percent and they were outrebounded 27-15. Given all of that, it’s mildly surprising they escaped with even one victory.

3. “We’re s--- in the third quarter right now,” James said. “We need to figure it out. I don’t know what it is.”

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Poor third quarter, rebounding lead to LeBron James' first loss to Michael Jordan as an owner

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 3, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Michael Jordan finally scored a victory against LeBron James – and he had a front-row seat to see it.

James had 23 points, six rebounds and six assists while moving up the career scoring list, but the Cavs were smashed in rebounding and lost to the Charlotte Hornets 106-97 Wednesday night, their first victory against any of James’ teams since Jordan bought the franchise in 2010.

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and Kevin Love had 12 points and 12 rebounds on a night the Cavs’ five-game winning streak ended.

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Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova out with hamstring injury

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 3, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Matthew Dellavedova will not play tonight when the Cavs face the Charlotte Hornets.

Dellavedova has been nursing a sore left hamstring injury for a couple of weeks, but he’s hopeful this will be the only game he misses. He matched a season-high with four turnovers in Monday's win against the Pacers, perhaps in part because of the hamstring.

Mo Williams will likely get Dellavedova’s minutes as backup point guard.

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Pregame: Cavs at Hornets

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 3, 2016
Walker, Kemba

Time: 7 p.m.; Place: Time Warner Cable Arena

TV: Fox Sports Ohio

Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM,  La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish)

Injury report: Cavs - None; Hornets - Kemba Walker (knee) out; Al Jefferson (knee) out; Nic Batum (toe) questionable.

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Cavs' offensive improvement more because of turnovers than pace

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 3, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: The biggest difference in the Cavaliers’ offense since Tyronn Lue took over has more to do with turnovers than pace.

When they began this quest to play faster, Lue made it clear he wasn’t necessarily trying to create more possessions, he simply wanted to make the possessions better. Sure enough, the Cavs’ scoring is up while their pace is actually down. Along with a higher shooting percentage, the reason most likely is fewer turnovers.

The Cavs are averaging the third-fewest turnovers under Lue, which has allowed their scoring to increase by nearly 8 points per game on about 1.5 fewer possessions than they were under Blatt.

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Cavs 111, Pacers 106; Jason Lloyd's 30 thoughts on Ty Lue, Kevin Love's defense in OT victory

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 2, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS: Thirty thoughts after allowing 30 points in the third quarter of Monday’s 111-106 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers

1. Tyronn Lue’s quick evolution as a head coach was apparent in the second half Monday. It’s also apparent in the film room, although only the players see it there.

2. Lue pulled an old Phil Jackson trick in the third quarter when he refused to call a timeout while the Cavs were getting pummeled. (Gregg Popovich has often pulled the same stunt, although Pop has also been known to call a timeout and walk away, leaving the players to yell at each other on the bench and solve their own problems).

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LeBron James scores 24, Cavs survive for 111-106 overtime win to end long losing streak at Indiana

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 1, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS: LeBron James was stifled throughout the second half Monday night, but came up with key baskets and a big offensive rebound when the Cavs needed it most.

James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and the Cavs held on for an ugly 111-106 overtime win against the Pacers, ending a 10-game losing streak at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Prior to Monday, the Cavs hadn’t won here since Jan. 29, 2010 – when Kyrie Irving was still in high school. Irving had 25 points and seven assists in his first career win here and Kevin Love added 19 points, eight rebounds and a big block in overtime.

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Pregame: Cavs at Pacers

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 1, 2016

Time: 7 p.m.; Place: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

TV: Fox Sports Ohio

Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM,  La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish)

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