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Cav's facing more Problem in Kevin Love’s Injury

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NBA – The defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers is facing another problem after their 2nd most productive and liable player Center/Power Forward Kevin Love suffered a hand injury in the early minutes of the 1st quarter in their game against the Detroit Piston at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.


The Cavaliers are in 2 – game winning streak prior to Love’s injury who just played 4 minutes in the 1st quarter and never return to the game, he was diagnosed of a broken left hand and will be out for an estimated of 6 to 8 weeks.

The injury to Love gives more problem to the Cavaliers current situation where the team struggles for the entire month of January. Love is averaging 18.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game and will be missed, his output till his return from the injury.

The Cavs bench player must step up to fill the shoes of Love? Channing Frye is the next man to step up, but it will be LeBron James, who will carry the more burden while Love recover?

Love will also miss the upcoming 67th All – Star Game due to injury he will be the 3rd All – Star player that will be replaced in Team LeBron after suffering injury. Demarcus Cousins and John Wall are the other 2 players that have been ruled out of the upcoming event.

Meanwhile, Detroit Piston takes advantage of Love’s absence as they defeated the Cavaliers at home in a 125 – 114 win over the defending East Champion. Stanley Johnson scored 26 points to lead the Piston in scoring while LeBron James drops 21 points in another disappointing losing effort.

Piston improves their standings to 23 wins and 28 loss to end 8 – game losing skid while the Cavaliers drops to 29 wins and 20 losses.

Tomorrow, The Cavaliers without Love will be facing the visiting Miami Heat at Quickens Loan Arena the winner will hold the 3rd best record in the East which currently hold by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Paul Georges Joins Team LeBron in the upcoming All-Star Game

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NBA – The Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will be included in the upcoming 2018 All-Star Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on February 18, 2018 (US TIME). George was named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace New Orleans Pelicans center/power forward Demarcus Cousins after suffering a season ending Achilles injury.


George was actually not included in this year All-Star Game he was not voted as a Starters and not even included in the Reserves lineup, which many sports analysts thinks he is one of many NBA superstar that was greatly snub from the upcoming 67th All-Star?

But due to an unexpected injury happen to 4 – time All-Star Demarcus Cousins, George was announced to replace Cousins to join Team LeBron as a Starter and made his 5th All-Star.

George will join Team Captain and overall top vote getter LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers who in his 14th All-Star appearances along with his co-starter are Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors in his 9th All-Star, Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics in his 5th All-Star and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans in his 6th All-Star to complete the starting five of Team LeBron. While Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey will be the coach for Team LeBron.

Meanwhile, their opponent is Team Stephen with Team Captain Stephen Curry, who gain the top votes for the West, Curry of the Golden State Warriors is entering his 5th All-Star appearances, his Co starters are James Harden of the Houston Rockets in his 6th All-Star, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks in his 2nd All-Star, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76rs on his 1st All-Star and last but not the least is DeMAr DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors in his 4th All-Star, Team Steph will be coached by Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni.

2018 NBA All-Star Starters and Reserves Finally Revealed

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NBA – The 67th annual All-Star game is already set after the starters and reserves is finally revealed by the league. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has done selected or picked the players that will complete their All-Star roster this coming February 18, 2018 (US TIME) at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.


In this year All-Star game, the format has changed from the usual battle of the East vs West, this time it will be Team LeBron vs Team Curry accompanied by the players that they picked or drafted from the starters and reserve selections.

LeBron James leads in this year All-Star voting as the top vote getter will lead the East as the team Captain and will have the advantages of drafting the best player in the starter’s selections while Stephen Curry the West top vote getter will lead the West as the team Captain.

Both LeBron and Steph will pick 4 NBA All-Star out of 8 Players in the starter’s selection to complete the starting five while the 7 remaining All-Star reserves out of 14 reserves player will be the same as the format of the starter’s. After the selection both Team LeBron and Team Steph will have a 12 man in their roster each that will participate in the upcoming All-Star Game.

Here are the list of Starters and Reserves for Team LeBron:

Starting Five:

LeBron James (Captain) – Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving – Boston Celtics
Demarcus Cousins – New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans
Kevin Durant – Golden State Warriors

Reserves:

LaMarcus Aldridge – San Antonio Spurs
Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards
Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
Victor Oladipo – Indiana Pacers
Kristaps Porzingis – New York Knicks
John Wall - Washington Wizards
Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City Thunder


Here are the list of Starters and Reserves for Team Steph:

Starting Five:

Stephen Curry (Captain) – Golden State Warriors
James Harden – Houston Rockets
Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers
Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks
DeMar DeRozan – Torornto Raptors

Reserves:

Jimmy Butler – Minnesota Timberwolves
Draymond Green - Golden State Warriors
Al Horford – Boston Celtics
Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers
Kyle Lowry - Torornto Raptors
Klay Thompsons - Golden State Warriors
Karl Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves

Early prediction is that Team LeBron will be the superior team that possibly win the 2018 All-Star Game against Team Steph? what do you think guys? Who will win in this year All-Star game?

Meanwhile, LeBron James is the oldest All-Star this year entering his 14th straight All-Star appearances while Stephen Curry marks his 5th All-Star appearance.

LeBron James is the 7th Player and the Youngest to reach the 30k Career Points

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NBA – LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. This will be the first meeting of these two teams out of only two matches this season, the second meeting will be at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland. Both teams are coming from a loss and one of these teams is eager to get back in the winning column while the others will continue their losing skid.


Aside from the game itself, all eyes will be watching on LeBron James as the King is expected to make history by becoming the 7th player all-time and the youngest player to reach the 30,000 career points. He will join six other NBA legends and former NBA Superstar Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and all-time scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also on the list is Dirk Nowitzki the only active player on the list aside from LeBron James.

James failed to reach the milestone from their last game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in-front of the Cavaliers fans at Quickens Loans Arena, where many Cleveland fans are all expected to witness James making history, but the OKC denied James from scoring 25 points who just dropped 18 points in a very disappointing and humiliating loss to the Thunder.

Today’s game, James is 7 points shy of reaching the milestone, a history he will likely to accomplish tonight against the Spurs and it just a matter of time on when James will reach the mark when the game start.

As expected James reached the mark after a 2 PT. made basket from the upper left corner to reach the 30,001 career points with only 1.1 seconds to go in the 1st quarter. James was congratulated by his team mates and the Spurs fans for the historic achievement in tonight’s game.

Aside from the 30K milestone, James is also making history as he enters his 14th straight NBA All-Star this year after leading the 2018 All-star voting as the overall top vote getter.

OKC Denied LeBron James of Reaching the 30,000 Career Points

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers host the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder in their first meeting this season at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland Ohio. The Cavaliers are the 3rd best team in the East with 27 wins and 17 loss has just ended their 4 – game losing skid from their last game against the Orlando Magic while the Thunder is sitting 5th in the West Standings with 25 wins and 20 losses and currently in 3 – game winning skid prior the game.


Before the game, Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is in milestone alert of possibly joining the elite group of 30,000 career points in today’s game against the Thunder, James is currently 7th All-time in career points with 29,975 career points and 25 points shy of becoming the 7th player to join the prestigious milestone.

In the game, the visiting Thunder came strong in the 1st quarter, outscoring the home team 43 – 24 posting a double digit lead of 19 points to end the quarter and put the Cavaliers in another big hole as early in the game.

In the 2nd and 3rd quarter the Cavaliers shows some series of life of coming back in the game after managing to cut the lead into a single digit lead in the 2nd quarter and 12 points in the 3rd but the Thunder is too much to handle, especially Paul George who is having the greatest game in Thunder’s uniform scoring the game high of 36 points, accompanied with a great game by his Co starters Carmelo Anthony who drops 29 points, Steve Adams with 25 points and Russell Westbrook with 23 points, 20 assist and 9 rebounds to destroy the slumping Cavaliers 148 – 124 win in Ohio.

The Cavaliers has now lost their 9 out of their last 12 games, but remain the 3rd best record in the East despite all the struggles, especially in their defense where it’s evident in the game where they allowed the Thunder to score 148 points the most points given to an opponent in Cavs history.

Meanwhile, LeBron James, who failed to reach the 30,000 career points has just scored 18 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assist, just 7 points shy of reaching the 30k milestone in another disappointing game for the Cavaliers, followers and fans all over the world.

Is the Cleveland Cavaliers Remain the Favorite in the East?

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NBA - The 3 – time and defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers is currently in big trouble of not reaching the NBA Finals this year after struggling early this January, the East champion has loosed 8 of their last 10 games dated back on Christmas day and currently have a 4 – game losing skid. 


Despite the struggles the Cavaliers remain the 3rd best team in the East with 26 wins and 17 losses, but in danger of losing the spot to the hottest team in the East the Miami Heat if they can’t find any right solution to win a game.

In the Cavaliers recent 4 – game loss, 2 of them are all blown out game, suffering back to back worst loss of the season to a team that a legit contender of reaching the NBA Finals.

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat them by 28 points and when everybody is expecting that the Cavs will bounce from a humiliating loss on their next game against the Toronto Raptors? The Raptors dominated them handing their worst loss  of the season by beating the Cavs by 34 points.

On the next game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Field, the Cavaliers are in a mission, dominating the Pacers enjoying a 22 point lead early in the game, but the struggles showed up again in the 2nd half and the Cavaliers fade away in the latter minutes of the game and eventually lose the 3rd straight game and lastly to the defending champion Golden State Warriors where they lose by 10 points.

Now, Cleveland fans and followers are thinking if the defending East Champion will find a way to pull out in their struggles just like last year and the year before? Although this time there is no Kyrie Irving that could help LeBron James to flip the switch and became a legit contender to the Warriors?

While Cavaliers critics think that the Cavs might not even past the Raptors or the Boston Celtics when playoff time comes the way they play this January 2018 and having the 2nd worst defense in the league?

What could be the fate of the Cleveland Cavaliers this season? Can they reach the NBA Finals or worst loss to the East playoff this year?

Cavs Recent Struggles Drops LeBron James in MVP Ranking

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NBA – The defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavalier has loss their last 3 games including those back to back worst loss this season against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors and now blowing a 22 point deficit against the Indiana Pacers that went to another disappointing loss.


The Cavs has now loses 7 of their last 9 games which dated back from December 25th through January 12th (US TIME) which drop them to 26 wins and 16 loss just barely maintaining the 3rd spot in the Eastern Conference Standing but at risk of losing the spot to surging Miami Heat who just won 6 – game winning streak just a game and half behind the Cavs and might steal the spots the following days if the Cavaliers continues their struggle and possibly loose the next game at home against the defending champion Golden State Warriors at MLK Day.

The Cavaliers is criticized for bad defense, which makes them vulnerable every game, they are ranked 25th in the league for the worst defensive team giving 108.8 points a game while 5th in the offense as a team. It’s an alarming situation for the Cavaliers if they don't find any solution in their bad defense in the upcoming games for the rest of the regular season.

Meanwhile, LeBron James candidacy in this year 2018 Most Valuable Player (MVP) is slowly pushing him down in the ranking due to the recent struggles of his team, he is currently 6th in the MVP ranking from the previous 5th ranking, which drop him in the worst MVP ranking of his career since he became the face of the league.

Will the Cavaliers bounce back in a slumping situation to help LeBron James moves up in the top spot in MVP ranking? James is having a great season when it comes to individual statistics, but it might not help him win the NBA Championship and MVP award if the Cleveland Cavaliers struggles continue, otherwise if they find a way to be a legit contender again and perhaps make it through another NBA Finals?

LeBron James leads the 2nd Return of the 2018 All-Star Voting

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and 13 – Time NBA All-star LeBron James is once again the leading top voters of the upcoming 2018 NBA All-star Game that will be held at Staple Center in Los Angles, California this coming February 18, 2018.


LeBron James, who came second in the 1st return of All – Star votes behind Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the leading vote getters in the 2nd return of All-star votes with 1,622,838 votes surpassing Antetokounmpo who is now the second in voting in the Eastern Conference with 1,480,954.

While Stephen Curry leads the Western Conference with 1,369,658 votes, edging his Golden State Warriors teammates Kevin Durant with 1,326,059 votes.

The voting is not yet finalized and might change in the next return of votes, but if LeBron James managed to hang on as the leading All – star vote it would be his 2nd straight season as the leading vote getter and 5th in his entire NBA All – star career.

James is probably facing his 14 straight NBA All-star appearances, joining the elite group of former and legendary NBA players like Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Jerry West with the 3rd most NBA All –star appearances while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is currently holding the most All - star selection with 19.

James is also trying to solidify his leadership as the leading All – star career points scored with 314 points in 13th appearances which an average point of 24.2 points per All – star games accompanied with 2 All – star MVP.

Would LeBron James gets this year 2018 NBA All- star top votes? Let’s wait and see.

Timberwolves Handed the Cavaliers Worst Loss this Season

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NBA – The Minnesota Timberwolves host the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers in a sold out game at Target Center in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Wolves is currently 4th in the West Standing with 25 wins and 16 losses, while the struggling Cavaliers is 3rd in the East Standing with 26 wins and 13 losses.


In the game, the Timberwolves starts the game strong dominating the early quarter by outscoring the visiting Cavaliers 32 – 18, while in the 2nd quarter the home team continues their onslaught as they up their lead to 27 points to end the half 51 -37.

The Cavaliers have no answer in the 1st half despite the presence of Isaiah Thomas, who scores 2 points in 8 minutes of playing time, LeBron James was held to 7 points while Dwyane Wade is the only Cavaliers in double figures. Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony Towns scored 16 points, 14 points and 10 points respectively in one the best basketball performance in the Timberwolves 1st half performance.

In the 3rd quarter, the Cavaliers continue their struggle in the game not finding any answer on the Wolves complete dominance in the game and the problems even further when Isaiah Thomas was ejected from the game after he was called for a flagrant foul penalty 2 against Andrew Wiggins with 6:47 to go in the 3rd.

The Wolves lead in the quarter was balloon to 41 points their biggest lead this season and the largest deficit for the Cavaliers this season, the home team won the quarter 33 – 25 to end the quarter up by 35 points 102 – 67.

In the final quarter where the game is just awaiting the final score, LeBron James did not return in the 4th quarter where he was held in just 10 points his season low accompanied with 8 rebounds and 5 assist in 26 minutes of playing time and barely made it to double digit points to continue his double digit points to 831 consecutive games to keep the streak alive.

Andrew Wiggins scored the game high of 25 points to lead the Wolves in a 127 – 99 win over the Cavaliers.

Paul Pierce Frustrated of His Upcoming Jersey Retirement in Boston

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NBA – 2008 NBA Champion and 10x NBA All-star, the retired NBA player and future Hall of Fame Paul Pierce is in the limelight once again in basketball after addressing his sentiment in sports shows “The Jump” that he is not happy of his upcoming jersey retirements this coming February 11, 2018 at the TD Garden in Boston.


According to reports, Paul Pierce is not in favor of the idea that the Boston Celtics will give video tribute to former Celtics and now Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas on the night that the Celtics organization will hang his Boston Celtics jersey retirement in the rafters. Pierce wants his jersey retirement to be special like the recent jersey retirement of Kobe Bryant and don’t want to share the night with Isaiah Thomas.

The frustration of Pierce over his jersey retirement gain different reactions over the social media, some say that his demand is reasonable because he has been the franchise player of the Celtics for more than a decade where he play for almost his entire NBA career since 1998 – 2013 and even brought an NBA Champion in 2008 and one of the top Celtics player of all time and currently hold the 2nd most career points in Celtics history..

While other thinks Pierce is acting like a diva where some joked at him, that “You ain’t Kobe they don’t love you” popularized by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors.

Pierce also said that if the Celtics will finalize their idea of giving Thomas his video tribute to Feb. 11? On the night that they will host the visiting Cavaliers for the final match of the regular season he would rather cancel their original planned of his Jersey retirements?

Isaiah Thomas Drops 17 Pts. In Cavaliers Debut

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NBA – The much awaited debut of 2 - time NBA All-star Isaiah Thomas as part of the Cleveland Cavaliers finally happens during their game against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers at Quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Thomas played only 18 minutes in a very limited time drops 17 points and 3 assist in a 127 – 110 win over the trail blazers ending the Cavaliers 3 – game losing skid.


The Cavaliers now improve their standing to 25 wins and 12 losses to solidify their position at 3rd spot in the East Standing right behind the Toronto Raptors at 2nd and East top seeded Boston Celtics while the Trail Blazers loss drops them to the 7th spot in the West Standings with 19 wins and 18 losses.

In the game, The Trail Blazer is mostly in control of the early quarter, posting an early lead of 7 points but the home team with the help of Isaiah Thomas scored the last 5 points of the quarter to end the 1st quarter tied at 28 – 28 all.

In the 2nd quarter, The Cavs start strong taking their first lead of the game by as much as 7 points, but the visiting team rallies back to regain the lead as the quarter came into tight contention at the end of the 1st half 56 – 53 Portland up by 3 points.

Early in the 3rd quarter, both teams are switching leads not until the Cavaliers had their momentum with under 4 minutes to go in the 3rd. The Cavs manage to put an 8 points separation, but again the Trail Blazers went back to end the 3rd quarter down by just 4 points 87 – 91 Cavs by 4 points.

In the 4th quarter the Cavaliers started to pull away in the game outscoring the visiting team in the final quarter 36 – 23. 7 Cavs players scored in double digit points led by LeBron James with 24 points, Love with 19 points, Crowder with 17 points, Wade 15, Green with 10 and Thomas with 17 points while Damian Lillard of the Trail Blazers scored the game high of 25 points.

Tomorrow the Cavaliers will visit the TD Garden for the 2nd match of the season against the East best record Boston Celtics, The Cavaliers win the 1st meeting in Cleveland.

Jazz Handed the Cavs 3rd Straight Loss on LeBron James Special Day

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers has loss their last three straight out of town games and lately to the Utah Jazz on the day that LeBron James is celebrating his 33rd birthday with a 104 - 101 loss at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Prior to the game the East 3rd seeded Cleveland Cavaliers is trying to bounce back from 2 – game losing skid while the host team and currently 10th in the West, Utah Jazz is also trying to bounce back from a blown out loss to defending champion Golden State Warriors.


In the game, the Cavaliers had a strong start in the early quarter, posting their biggest lead of 14 points and outscoring the home team 32 – 22 in the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the home team (Jazz) manages to chop the visiting team (Cavs) lead after falling down by as much as 12 points in the quarter to end the 1st half down only by 3 points 48 – 51.

LeBron James leads all scorer with 20 points at the half on his special day.

In the 2nd half, the Jazz regains the lead since the 1st quarter and managed to put up a double digit lead while the Cavaliers came out flat, the Jazz finished the quarter, up by 7 points 76 – 69 outscoring the visiting team 28 – 16 in the 3rd quarter.

In the 4th quarter, the Cavaliers manage to cut down the Jazz lead into single points for the last time 97 – 98 with 1:35 to go in regulations, but the home team manages to hang on to their lead and gets the win to bounce back in the winning column 104 – 101 Jazz by 3 points.

LeBron James finished the game on not so good birthday game with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assist while point guard Mitchell lead the Jazz with 29 points.

The defending Eastern Conference Champion has now loss 4 out of their last 5 games after showing some treat to the Boston Celtics for the top seeded in the East. Despite the 3 consecutive loss the Cavaliers remain in 3rd spot in the East and trying to figure out to get back to winning column?