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Antawn Jamison's season could be over

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 28, 2011

Cavs leading scorer Antawn Jamison could miss the rest of the season following surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured pinky finger on his left hand.

Jamison is expected to miss five to seven weeks after Tuesday's procedure, which will be performed by hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham, with Cavs team physician Dr. Richard Parker assisting. There are seven weeks left in the season. Jamison, averaging 18 points per game, was fouled late in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers by Jrue Holiday and walked immediately to the locker room.

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Final: 76ers 95, Cavs 91

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 27, 2011

The Cavaliers couldn't hold an early 12-point lead in losing to the Philadelphia 76ers, but more importantly may have lost leading scorer Antawn Jamison as well.

Jamison fractured the pinky on his left hand going up for a shot in the third quarter and did not return. He left with 16 points and four assists, but the Cavs fell after shooting 21 percent on 3-pointers (3 of 14).

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Cavs-Sixers In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 27, 2011

End 3Q: Sixers 75, Cavs 564
* More bad news for the Cavs: Antawn Jamison fractured the pinky on his left hand and won't return. Just when the injury bug seemed to be leaving...

* The Cavs' energy level has been slipping since an impressive first quarter. It flatlined in the third.

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Pregame: Sixers at Cavs

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 27, 2011

Philadelphia 76ers (29-29) at Cleveland Cavaliers (11-47)
Time: 5 p.m.; Venue: The Q; TV/Radio: FS Ohio, WUAB/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Ramon Sessions, SG Anthony Parker, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
76ers probable starters: PG Jrue Holiday, SG Jodie Meeks, SF Andre Iguodala, PF Elton Brand, C Spencer Hawes
Officials: Eric Lewis, John Goble, Scott Wall
Injury report: Cavs -- Anderson Varejao (ankle) out; 76ers -- None.

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Recap: Cavs 115, Knicks 109

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 25, 2011

This isn't the same team that lost 26 games in a row and 36 of 37. This isn't the team that forgot to show up on many nights, embarrassed themselves and couldn't wait to get home.

Maybe it was simply ending the long losing streak. Maybe it was growing tired of becoming a national punchline. Maybe Friday was a case of injecting some life following a big trade (even though the main component has yet to arrive). The solution doesn't matter -- the problem of not playing hard and not giving a good effort seems to have been solved.

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Final: Cavs 115, Knicks 109

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 25, 2011

Antawn Jamison had 28 points and 13 rebounds and J.J. Hickson had 24 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high five blocks as the Cavs stunned the New York Knicks 115-109 Friday night at the Q.

New-look Knicks stars Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire struggled to play well together in their second game as teammates. Anthony was scoreless in the fourth quarter until the final minute and fouled out shortly after, finishing with 27 points and eight rebounds after scoring 16 points in the first quarter.

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Cavs-Knicks In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 25, 2011

End 3Q: Cavs 83, Knicks 75
* Great finish to the third quarter for the Cavs, who held the Knicks to 22 points in the quarter. The Knicks have no flow to their offense and clearly are a team going back to training camp with so many new faces.

* J.J. Hickson has set a career high with his five blocks. He's got 20 points and nine rebounds and Antawn Jamison has 21 points and nine rebounds.

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Pregame: Knicks at Cavs

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 25, 2011

New York Knicks (29-26) at Cleveland Cavaliers (10-47)
Time: 7:30 p.m.; Venue: The Q; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Ramon Sessions, SG Anthony Parker, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
Knicks probable starters: PG Chauncey Billups, SG Landry Fields, SF Carmelo Anthony, PF Amar'e Stoudemire, C Ronny Turiaf
Officials: Dick Bavetta, Derrick Collins, Brian Forte
Injury report: Cavs -- Anderson Varejao (ankle) out; Knicks -- Kelenna Azubuike (knee surgery) out.

Notes
* The Cavs will be without new acquisitions Baron Davis, Luke Harangody and Semih Erden tonight. None of them will be in Cleveland until tomorrow. All three should take their physicals tomorrow and be ready to play Sunday against the 76ers.

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Byron Scott happy to be reunited with Baron Davis

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 24, 2011


Byron Scott on reuniting with Baron Davis:
"Baron and I talked last year in pre-season. He told me he wrote a letter that he wanted to send me but he said I was there in person. He just wanted to tell me his feelings and from that point on we've been great. I'm looking forward to having him here. I think you guys know the type of talent he has from the point guard position. He can definitely elevate our basketball team and make us better. I haven't spoken to him as of yet. probably when i'm done with you guys i'll go in and try to give him a call and see where his head is. But I'm excited about it. Our organization is excited. We're ready to get started."

What did Baron say to you during the preseason game?:
"To be honest he wanted to really kind of apologize for some of the things that happened in New Orleans. He felt that he understood now that I was just trying ot make him a better basketball player. As you guy might not know, I can be tough on guys at times. I don't think he accepted it at that particular time, but he's said he's matured and like I said, it's water under the bridge. We let it go and our relationship has been very good ever since."

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Cavs deal pick for Erden, Harangody

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 24, 2011

The Cavaliers have acquired big men Luke Harangody and Semih Erden from the Boston Celtics for Minnesota's second-round pick in 2013, a pick the Cavs previously acquired in the Delonte West trade last summer.

The Cavs have been chasing Erden for a couple of weeks, and were dangling Anthony Parker for him, according to a league source. Instead, the Cavs kept Parker and gave the Celtics what could be a high pick in the second round.

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LIVE: Cavs GM Chris Grant press conference

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 24, 2011

Follow along for updates during Cavs GM Chris Grant's news conference discussing the trade of Mo Williams and Jamario Moon for Baron Davis and a first-round draft pick from the Los Angeles Clippers.

Opening statement
"We'd like to thank Mo and thank Jamario. Great deal of respect for both of them and to their families. One thing all of us tend to forget in this business they all have families and kids and have to go to school. We respect what they did for this franchise. Took us to some high levels."

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Cavs dealing Mo Williams to Clippers for Davis, pick

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 24, 2011

The Cavaliers are on the verge of trading Mo Williams and Jamario Moon to the Los Angeles Clippers for point guard Baron Davis and the Clippers' unprotected 2011 first-round pick, a league source confirmed to the Beacon Journal early Thursday morning.

The trade, first reported by Yahoo! Sports and NBA.com, should give the Cavs two picks in the top 10 of June's NBA draft.

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Recap: Rockets 124, Cavs 119

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 23, 2011

Let's be clear: J.J. Hickson apparently hasn't returned yet from the All-Star break. Hickson gave a performance reminiscent of early in the season when he mentally checked out -- or better yet, never actually checked in.

Scott benched Hickson again for the entire fourth quarter to send him a message, since it was the one motivating factor that worked with him early in the season. Scott grabbed Hickson's attention the fastest when he didn't play him in the fourth quarter, and chances are it worked again on Wednesday.

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Cavs-Rockets In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 23, 2011

End 3Q: Rockets 91, Cavs 88
* The Cavs have an amazing ability to allow 3-pointers at quarter buzzers. It happened at the half and again at the third quarter buzzer.

* The Rockets scored 19 of the first 23 points in the quarter, then the Cavs responded with a late 11-0 run to crawl back into it. Ramon Sessions playing well again with 15 points and nine assists. Antawn Jamison has 24 points and Jamario Moon has three 3-pointers for 11 points.

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Pregame: Rockets at Cavs

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 23, 2011

Houston Rockets (27-31) at Cleveland Cavaliers (10-46)
Time: 7 p.m.; Venue: The Q; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Ramon Sessions, SG Anthony Parker, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
Rockets probable starters: PG Kyle Lowry, SG Kevin Martin, SF Shane Battier, PF Luis Scola, C Chuck Hayes
Officials: Ken Mauer, Tony Brown, Josh Tiven
Injury report: Cavs -- Mo Williams (ankle) questionable, Anderson Varejao (ankle) out; Rockets -- Courtney Lee (pneumonia), Yao Ming (ankle) out.

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The story behind the story

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 23, 2011

So I was driving all over Avon Lake and Avon Tuesday morning looking for driveway salt when I flipped on WKNR and heard good buddy and former ABJ sports writer Brian Windhorst talking about the NBA. When he said the Cavs had a major deal on the table for their trade exception, I immediately knew my day just got a little more interesting.

I began calling around to see if anyone else knew anything. After speaking to about four or five well-informed people, here's what I have deduced: The Cavs have a couple of offers that would be considered "major" moves involving the trade exception, and major in this case means taking on a big contract. But the odds any of those deals get completed by Thursday seem remote right now.

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Cavs haven't heard from Nets, Nuggets

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 18, 2011

As the New Jersey Nets continue to work feverishly for a deal involving Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony, the Cavaliers are waiting for the phone to ring.

The Nets and Nuggets agreed to terms on a deal that would send Anthony to the Nets, according to The (Bergen County) Record, but the deal is contingent on two things: Anthony agreeing to a contract extension with the Nets and a third team willing to take on Troy Murphy's $12 million expiring contract for a draft pick or two.

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Recap: Cavs 104, Lakers 99

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 17, 2011

Clearly, the Cavs just need to keep playing teams from Los Angeles. Over their last 29 games, the Cavs are 2-0 against teams from L.A. and 0-27 against everyone else.

Since they won't see the Lakers again and don't get the Clippers until next month, the only other alternative is to conjure up ways to play this aggressive every night. Strange concept, I know. But when the Cavs attack the basket, stay focused and give effort for 48 minutes, they can compete most nights with most teams in this league.

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Cavs-Lakers In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 16, 2011

End 3Q: Cavs 74, Lakers 71
* The Lakers were down nine with 2:23 left, but a 3-pointer by Kobe Bryant had the deficit down to one point in the final minute. Christian Eyenga took care of that with a vicious tomahawk dunk over Pau Gasol.

* Gasol has felt the wrath of Phil Jackson most of the night. That didn't help. Eyenga can FLY.

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Pregame: Lakers at Cavs

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 16, 2011

Los Angeles Lakers (38-18) at Cleveland Cavaliers (9-46)
Time: 7:30 p.m.; Venue: The Q; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Mo Williams, SG Anthony Parker, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
Lakers probable starters: PG Derek Fisher, SG Kobe Bryant, SF Ron Artest, PF Pau Gasol, C Andrew Bynum
Officials: Bill Kennedy, Kane Fitzgerald, Michael Smith
Injury report: Cavs -- Daniel Gibson (quad) questionable, Anderson Varejao (ankle) out; Lakers -- Matt Barnes (knee) out, Theo Ratliff (knee) out.

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Tuesday's thoughts

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 14, 2011

Just filed my story for tomorrow's paper. With the Cavs off today and little left over material, I went the route that I've been thinking about for a couple of weeks now: Who is worth keeping on this roster when the Cavs put it back together again?

And by put it back together, I mean legitimately contend for a championship. I don't see anyway they do that in under five years, so who off this roster is worth keeping for at least the next five years?

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Recap: Wizards 115, Cavs 100

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 13, 2011

Quicken Loans Arena -- where humiliating losing streaks go to die.

Two nights after the Cavs ended their miserable losing skid, the Wizards killed their own road losing streak here. This was a game the Wizards had been pointing to for weeks as their one shot to end it. The Cavs never gave the effort level to match.

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Cavs return to losing ways

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 13, 2011

Two nights after ending the longest losing streak in sports history, the Cavs went back to work on starting another with a 115-100 loss to the Washington Wizards. It was the first road win of the season for the Wizards, who enered 0-25.

Antawn Jamison had 21 points and J.J. Hickson had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavs, who have dropped 37 of their last 39 games. They never led in the game, falling behind by 17 in the first and by as much as 25. The Wizards had 95 points after three quarters.

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Cavs-Wizards In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 13, 2011

Half: Wizards 68, Cavs 46
* The Cavs have played themselves right out of a game against the Wizards. No other team in the league can play themselves out of a game against the Wiz, particularly at home.

* The Cavs turned it over 11 times in the half, allowed the Wizards to shoot 61 percent for the half and allowed 34 points in the paint.

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Pregame: Wizards at Cavs

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 13, 2011

Washington Wizards (14-38) at Cleveland Cavaliers (9-45)
Time: 6 p.m.; Venue: The Q; TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Mo Williams, SG Anthony Parker, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
Wizards probable starters: PG John Wall, SG Nick Young, SF Kirk Hinrich, PF Andray Blatche, C JaVale McGee
Officials: Ron Garretson, Eric Dalen, Sean Wright
Injury report: Cavs -- Anderson Varejao (ankle) out; Wizards -- Rashard Lewis (knee) out, Al Thornton (finger) questionable.

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Recap: Cavs 123, Clippers 119 OT

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 11, 2011

Byron Scott said a couple of days ago that when the Cavaliers come out on the other side of this, they'll be better for it. Not necessarily the losing streak, but the mammoth rebuilding project that is underway.

He meant that the players would value wins a little more than they have for the last five years, when victories became something of a birthright or an expected occurence when the Cavs were on the floor. After nothing but losing for nearly two months, suddenly one simple victory felt so sweet to the players. That much was evident in the locker room, where smiles and deep exhales were all around.

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Cavs end historic 26-game losing streak

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 11, 2011

Daniel Gibson scored 10 points in overtime, Antawn Jamison hit a huge 3-pointer late and the Cavaliers ended their 26-game losing streak with a 126-119 overtime win at home against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The victory ended the longest losing streak in pro sports history, which the Cavs now share with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Cavs-Clippers In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 11, 2011

End 4Q: Cavs 110, Clippers 110
* Baron Davis' shot at the buzzer was blocked by J.J. Hickson, who is having the game of his career against Blake Griffin. This is the Cavs' first overtime game since their last victory -- in December over the New York Knicks.

* J.J. Hickson has 27 points and 12 rebounds, Antawn Jamison has 29 points and Mo Williams has 16 points and 13 assists in 27 gritty minutes off the bench. Williams seemed to reinjure his groin early in the fourth quarter, but he's fighting through it. Cavs can't win without him.

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Pregame: Clippers at Cavs

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 11, 2011

Cleveland Cavaliers (8-45) at Los Angeles Clippers (20-32)
Time: 7:30 p.m.; Venue: The Q; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Ramon Sessions, SG Anthony Parker, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
Clippers probable starters: PG Baron Davis, SG Randy Foye, SF Ryan Gomes, PF Blake Griffin, C DeAndre Jordan
Officials: Zach Zarba, Olandis Poole, Haywoode Workman
Injury report: Cavs -- Leon Powe (knee) doubtful, Anderson Varejao (ankle) out; Clippers -- Eric Gordon (wrist) out, Chris Kaman (ankle) out, Craig Smith (back) out.

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Williams returning to Cavs tonight

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 11, 2011

Point guard Mo Williams will come off the bench in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Williams' addition to the rotation is a bit of a surprise, since coach Byron Scott kept listing him as doubtful most of the week.

Williams hasn't played since the Cavs' West Coast trip in mid-January. He received a cortisone shot in his ailing hip and has missed the last 13 games, but now says he is healthier than he has been at any point this season.

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Scott not concerned with job status

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 10, 2011

INDEPENDENCE: They have lost 26 games in a row and 36 of their last 37, they were a punchline this week in Jay Leno's opening monologue and they are one loss away from setting the longest losing streak in the history of American professional sports.

But first-year coach Byron Scott's job is safe.

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Recap: Pistons 103, Cavs 94

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 10, 2011

That winning culture the Cavaliers spent five years cultivating and all summer bragging about is gone. That's what I took away from this loss, the 26th in a row, more than anything else.

This is no longer a team that knows how to win or "forgot" how to win, which has been floated in recent weeks. It's a team whose best player was taken away and now has no one left behind who believes they can still win.

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Cavs equal worst losing streak in professional sports history

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 9, 2011

The Cleveland Cavaliers tied the record for longest losing streak in the history of American professional sports with their 103-94 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, their 26th consecutive loss.

Already the owners of the longest losing streak in NBA history, they have now tied the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccanneers, who lost their first 26 games in existence during the 1970s.

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Cavs-Pistons In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 9, 2011

End 3Q: Pistons 81, Cavs 70
* Not sure how this happens. Cavs played really well for the first half of the third quarter, cut deficit down to three. Yet at the end of the quarter, it's right back up to 11.

* After a miserable first half, Antawn Jamison was terrific in the quarter: 6 of 7 for 14 points. Doesn't matter. Cavs couldn't cut into the deficit.

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Pregame: Cavs-Pistons

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 9, 2011

Detroit Pistons (19-33) at Cleveland Cavaliers (8-44)
Time: 7 p.m.; Venue: Quicken Loans Arena; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Ramon Sessions, SG Anthony Parker, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
Pistons probable starters: PG Tracy McGrady, SG Ben Gordon, SF Tayshaun Prince, PF Greg Monroe, C Ben Wallace
Officials: Ed Malloy, Matt Boland, Violet Palmer
Injury report: Cavs -- Anderson Varejao (ankle) out, Leon Powe (knee) doubtful, Mo Williams (hip) doubtful, Daniel Gibson (quad) probable. Pistons -- Richard Hamilton (groin) day to day, Chris Wilcox (groin) day to day, Jonas Jerebko (Achilles) out, Terrico White (broken foot) out.

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Tait released from rehab facility

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 8, 2011

Cavs radio announcer Joe Tait was released from his rehabilitation facility on Monday and allowed to return home as he continues to recover from bypass surgery. He is still expected to return to the booth at some point this season.

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Gibson newest 3-point shootout contestant

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 8, 2011

Cavs guard Daniel Gibson will participate in the 3-point shootout Feb. 19 during All-Star weekend at Staples Center in Los Angeles. He will join a field that includes Boston's Ray Allen and Paul Pierce (the defending champion), Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Miami's James Jones and Golden State's Dorell Wright.

Gibson finished second in the contest in 2008, the same year he was named MVP of the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge. Gibson is tied for ninth in the league in 3-point percentage at 43.9 percent. He and Allen (third) are the only two ranked in the top 10 who were invited.

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Losing streak a hit on Twitter

By Dan Published: February 8, 2011

The Cavs' record losing streak has reached infamy via the Twitter hash tag #lasttimethecavswon. As of this writing, it's the top trending topic in the United States.

Check out some choice ones after the jump:

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Recap: Mavs 99, Cavs 96

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 8, 2011

One of Byron Scott's principles is he won't take a guy out for missing a shot, but he'll take a guy out for not taking a shot. Jamario Moon has been in and out of Scott's dog house most of the season and now he might have a permanent home there.

Moon said he lost track of the clock. A strong case could be made that he didn't want to take the pressure shot with the game on the line. Either scenario isn't a very good one.

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Cavs lose record 25th straight

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 7, 2011

The Cleveland Cavaliers missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and set the record for longest losing streak in NBA history with a 99-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, their 25th consecutive defeat. The Cavs broke their own mark of 24 straight losses, set over the final 19 games of the 1981-82 season and the first five games of the following season. They've lost 35 of their last 36 games.

Jason Terry had 23 points and Shawn Marion had 17, both off the bench for the Mavericks, who had to fight for this one much longer than they expected. The Cavs had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Anthony Parker’s long 3-pointer was short off the rim and the buzzer sounded as Antawn Jamison stood holding the ball, trying to decide what to do next.

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Cavs-Mavs In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 7, 2011

Halftime: Mavericks 59, Cavs 49
* The Cavs had their usual scorless drought, this time over the first four minutes of the second quarter. A fast start was quickly erased by defensive lapses and the Mavericks waking up and realizing they have to play hard at SOME point in order to take the rest of the night off.

* Christian Eyenga has 13 points and continues to impress. Antawn Jamison has 11 and J.J. Hickson has nine points and five rebounds. Ramon Sessions has nine points and five assists.

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The numbers behind the Cavs' losing streak

By Dan Published: February 7, 2011

The Cavaliers haven't won a game since beating the New York Knicks 109-102 in overtime on Dec. 18. That is a total of 48 days, not including today.

When the streak started, the Cavs were 8-19. They're now 8-43.

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Recap: Blazers 111, Cavs 105

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 6, 2011

From Byron Scott down the line to all the players quizzed over the last few weeks, this means nothing. The losses hurt, they say, but not the historic losing streak.

"I couldn't care less," Scott said again Saturday night.

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Cavs set record with 24th straight loss

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 5, 2011

The Cavaliers lost their 24th straight game Saturday, 111-105 to the Portland Trail Blazers, giving them the single-season mark for the longest losing streak in NBA history.

The Cavs never trailed by more than 10 and led by as many as five in a game that included 17 lead changes. They trailed by four in the final minute and had a chance to cut it to one possession, but Ramon Sessions’ pass to J.J. Hickson bounced off his shoulder when Hickson had a clear path to the basket. The possession ended without points and the Blazers held on, snapping their own string of woes. Portland entered having lost four of five.

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Cavs-Blazers In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 5, 2011

End 3Q: Blazers 86, Cavs 83
* Stop me when you've heard this before: The Blazers are shooting 11 of 15 on 3-pointers. That 73 percent is ghastly even for the Cavs, who are the worst team in the league at defending the 3-point line.

* Christian Eyenga has 12 points and six rebounds, which is already a career high in boards.

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Pregame: Cavs at Grizzlies

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 4, 2011

Cleveland Cavaliers (8-41) at Memphis Grizzlies (26-24)
Time: 8 p.m.; Venue: FedEx Forum; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Ramon Sessions, SG Manny Harris, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
Grizzlies probable starters: PG Mike Conley, SG Sam Young, SF Rudy Gay, PF Zach Randolph, C Marc Gasol
Officials: David Jones, Mark Ayotte, Tommy Nunez Jr.
Injury report: Cavs -- Daniel Gibson (quad) probable, Mo Williams (hip) out, Anderson Varejao (ankle) out, Leon Powe (knee) out; Grizzlies -- O.J. Mayo (suspension) out.

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Recap: Pacers 117, Cavs 112

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 2, 2011

When it happened against the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, it was easy to chalk it up to superior teams and superior talent. Now the Indiana Pacers are doing it, too.

Whenever an opponent needs a basket against the Cavs, they get it. Period. Whether it's a quick basket in transition, an open jumper off a pick-and-roll or a 3-pointer on the wing -- teams are scoring at will against the Cavs.

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Cavs' losing streak reaches 22

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 2, 2011

The Cavaliers led late in the fourth quarter, but scored four points in the final three minutes against the Indiana Pacers to lose 117-112 for their 22nd consecutive loss. They’re now one away from tying the Vancouver Grizzlies and Denver Nuggets for the longest losing streak in a single season in NBA history.

The Cavs had a chance to take the lead in the final seconds, but instead of calling a timeout to set up a play, Anthony Parker rushed a shot in the lane with 19 seconds remaining and the Pacers escaped.

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Cavs-Pacers In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 2, 2011

End 3Q: Pacers 89, Cavs 87
* You want baby steps? The Cavs led for 11 seconds during the third quarter. Why is that a big deal? It was their first lead in about 217 game minutes.

* Byron Scott has said for weeks the Cavs have to learn how to take a game away from another team in the fourth quarter. The Cavs too often have lost games in the final six minutes, but this is the type of team they could take a game from.

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Pregame: Cavs vs. Pacers

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 2, 2011

Cleveland Cavaliers (8-40) at Indiana Pacers (18-27)
Time: 7 p.m.; Venue: Quicken Loans Arena; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WAKR

Cavs probable starters: PG Ramon Sessions, SG Manny Harris, SF Christian Eyenga, PF Antawn Jamison, C J.J. Hickson
Pacers probable starters: PG Darren Collison, SG Mike Dunleavy, SF Danny Granger, PF Josh McRoberts, C Greg Hibbard
Officials: Dick Bavetta, Curtis Blair, Tony Brown
Injury report: Cavs -- Daniel Gibson (quad) questionable, Leon Powe (knee) out, Anderson Varejao (ankle) out, Mo Williams (hip) out; Pacers -- Brandon Rush (ankle) out.

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Recap: Heat 117, Cavs 90

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 1, 2011

LeBron James delivered the Cavs to 40 victories before any other team last season. He delivered them their 40th defeat Monday night, making them the first team in the league with 40 losses.

As much as Cavs fans don't want to hear it, it's hard to argue these days with James' decision to leave. Even at their best, the talent surrounding James in Cleveland seems to be a collection of sixth men. Anthony Parker would make a nice sixth man, not so much a starting point guard. Antawn Jamison is nearing the end of his career and began the season in the role of sixth man. Mo Williams' defensive liabilities leave him vulnerable when guarding some of the other top point guards around the league. He would be a dynamite scorer off the bench (when healthy) on a championship-caliber team.

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