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  1. Cleveland Cavaliers are rounding into form -- NBA

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton breaks down the Cavaliers' recent rise and how the team now resembles its preseason projection on both offense and defense.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  2. Cavaliers-Nets Preview

    Cavaliers-Nets Preview

    Preview | December 07, 2014
  3. Golden State Warriors show Chicago Bulls the gap between good and...

    Michael Wilbon

    Chicago, still finding its way, is a good team, but the streaking NBA leaders are a cut above, Michael Wilbon writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2014
  4. Hawks rout Nets 98-75 for 5th straight victory

    Hawks rout Nets 98-75 for 5th straight victory

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  5. LeBron James, Kevin Love lead Cavs back to .500 with rout of Wiz

    LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted a little revenge on Washington with a 113-87 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  6. Inspired defense key to Cavs snapping skid

    Dave McMenamin

    CLEVELAND -- It's been 15 years since James Posey was locking up the likes of Lamar Odom of Rhode Island en route to being named the A-10 Conference's defensive player of the year at Xavier. Posey took those award-winning long arms and quick feet ...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. NBA - Which teams are contenders, pretenders based on early retur...

    Kevin Pelton

    Which NBA teams off to hot starts are title contenders and which are pretenders? Kevin Pelton sizes up 11 clubs in the discussion via stats and analysis.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  8. Practice report: C's focused on D

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Since the Boston Celtics looked disinterested in generating defensive stops during Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder -- one in which coach Brad Stevens suggested they looked like a "sieve" in the second half -- the team ...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  9. Cavaliers look to shore up shabby defense

    Dave McMenamin

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- With a couple days of practice before starting a stretch of six games in nine days Friday in Boston, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt went back into the lab Wednesday to work on his team's less-than-desirable defense. Th...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  10. David Blatt criticizes Cleveland Cavaliers' defense after win ove...

    Dave McMenamin

    Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt criticized his team's defense following a win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  11. NBA - #NBAFrontOffice discusses Cleveland Cavaliers problems

    NBA Front Office

    ESPN's #NBAFrontOffice reconvenes to discuss the early-season problems of the Cleveland Cavaliers. While they might have issues with identity and roles, the glaring problem is a sieve-like defense that has no immediate solutions.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  12. Should Cleveland Cavaliers trade Dion Waiters? - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle weighs in on the Cavaliers' early-season woes and examines whether the team, if it continues to struggle on defense, should trade Dion Waiters. He outlines arguments for and against moving Waiters, along with possible trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2014
  13. NBA - Rim protection key to a Cleveland Cavaliers rise

    Kevin Pelton

    What's led to the Cleveland Cavaliers' disappointing 1-3 start? Kevin Pelton points to the team's offensive struggles and, more importantly, its lack of rim protection that is driving down its defense.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2014
  14. Will the Cleveland Cavaliers' defense improve? - NBA Insider Dail...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle analyzes the Cavaliers' lackluster defense and how play on that side of the ball must improve for the team to contend for an NBA title.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  15. NBA - Five burning questions heading into 2014-15 season

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh outlines five burning questions as the 2014-15 NBA season tips off. Among them: Will Kobe Bryant or Russell Westbrook put up more shots this season? And will the Cleveland Cavaliers play decent defense?

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  16. NBA - Three non-stars on contending teams who must step up in 201...

    Bradford Doolittle

    Which contending teams have a non-star who will be critically important? The Cleveland Cavaliers have three stars, but perhaps one of the most important parts will be the defense of Shawn Marion.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2014