Author Archives: David Friedman

With Big Z Back in the Fold, Cavs Prepare for Championship Run

The Cleveland Cavaliers have lapped the field in the race for homecourt advantage throughout the 2010 NBA Playoffs; the Cavs have just nine games remaining—six of which will be played at home—and currently are ahead of the L.A. Lakers by

Cavs Clobber Celtics, Move Closer to Clinching Top Seed in East

LeBron James had 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three blocked shots and two steals as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 104-93. Although James was highly productive, he had plenty of help, too: Anderson Varejao contributed 17 points

O’Neal Injury Could Imperil Cavs’ Championship Hopes

Don’t be fooled by Cleveland’s 124-93 rout of the hapless New York Knicks—the Cavs will miss Shaquille O’Neal during his six to eight week absence as he recovers from thumb surgery and the Cavs very much need to sign Zydrunas

Jamison Could be Final Championship Piece–If Big Z Rejoins Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired the proverbial “stretch 4”—i.e., power forward who can shoot jumpers and/or create his own scoring opportunities—that they have been seeking (and their fans have been dreaming about) for quite some time: as part of a

LeBron James All-Star Saturday Interview

The Cleveland Cavaliers are two games ahead of the defending champion L.A. Lakers in the race for the NBA’s best regular season record—and the Cavs’ lead is really in effect three games because the Cavs swept the head to head

LeBron James’ Impressive All-Star Game Resume

After just five appearances, LeBron James has already made his mark in the All-Star Game record book, averaging 23.4 ppg (first all-time, 2.9 ppg ahead of former leader Oscar Robertson), 6.6 rpg and 5.2 apg while shooting .516 from the

Shorthanded Cavs Own NBA’s Best Record

Many “experts” keep speculating about trades that the Cleveland Cavaliers might make to bolster their supposedly inadequate roster—but in the past few days the Cavs moved to the top of the NBA standings despite losing two key players from their

Hungry, Tough Cavaliers Outwork Lakers, 93-87

In case anyone thought that it was a fluke when the Cleveland Cavaliers pushed around the defending champion L.A. Lakers on Christmas Day, on Thursday night the Cavs proved that not only can they manhandle the Lakers but they can