Daily News - February 12, 2018
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Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles: What a difference a few moves make!
Author: Terry Pluto
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scribbles in my Cleveland Cavaliers notebook after Sunday's stunning 121-99 victory over the Boston Celtics in Boston:
1. Before discussing what happened in the Celtics game, the change in the Cavs began a few days earlier. In Atlanta, Friday night. The Cavs had just made their three huge trades, shipping out six and adding four new players. None of the new guys played in Atlanta, but the Cavs beat the Hawks, 123-107.
2. That game was a preview of what was to come Sunday. With Isaiah Thomas gone, the ball was in the hands of LeBron James most of the time. Cedi Osman moved into the starting lineup. He is this team's version of the defensive-minded Matthew Dellavedova. Jose Calderon started. He was once called a "traffic cop" by general manager Koby Altman. Calderon keeps the ball and his teammates moving in the right direction. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cleveland Cavaliers trades revived LeBron James, renewed hope
Author: Bill Livingston
CLEVELAND, Ohio - "Want it all," a Nike commercial, stars LeBron James as the mentor and a young actor dubbed Dante Grand as the pupil. It is supposed to capture the yearning of a young hoops dreamer from a humble background.
Going only by the real-life travails for most of the season of the object of Dante's reverie, it is also a warning.
Dreams have no age limit, but nobody gets it all. Nobody gets to stop his body clock in his prime and not go into subtle, then marked, decline. Benjamin Button aging into youth was just a movie. Baseball's Fountain of Youth was illegal steroids.
Better, then worse, than ever - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cleveland Cavaliers go back to their old, fun bombs-away style
Author: Chris Fedor
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The stretch immediately after deadline deals is often referred to as a "honeymoon phase," with new energy, enthusiasm and hope sweeping through an organization.
The Detroit Pistons went through it, ripping off five straight wins after trading for Blake Griffin. Now it's the Cleveland Cavaliers' turn.
A team once known for a lack of effort, incessant finger-pointing and frightful defense has won three straight games, including a spirited 22-point blowout victory over the second-seeded Boston Celtics in the official debut of Cleveland's overhauled roster.
The new juju could eventually wear off. After all, the previous version of the Cavs -- a flawed and aged roster -- went through a brilliant stretch too, winning 18 of 19 games. Sure, it coincided with a soft schedule and happened before Isaiah Thomas' debut that threw everything out of whack, but that stint was dotted with chest bumping, sideline celebrations and smiles. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
More Daily Press Links:
- (2/12) Cavaliers have a 'different spirit,' LeBron James an apparently new attitude after trades Cleveland.com
- (2/12) Cavaliers, younger and fresher, trounce Celtics 121-99 on Paul Pierce's jersey retirement day Cleveland.com
- (2/12) Rejuvenated Cavaliers Stomp Celtics in Boston Cavs.com
- (2/12) Cavaliers 121, Celtics 99: With LeBron James as the catalyst, four newcomers help Cavs find ‘new spirit’ Akron Beacon Journal
- (2/12) Cavaliers notebook: George Hill on playing with LeBron: ‘He’s the Batman and we gotta be all Robins’ Akron Beacon Journal
- (2/12) Larry Nance Jr. revels in following in dad’s footsteps with Cavaliers: ‘There’s something about it that just feels right’ Akron Beacon Journal
- (2/12) New-look Cavs dominate Celtics on Paul Pierce’s day, 121-99 News-Herald
- (2/12) New blood gives Cavaliers much-needed energy transfusion News-Herald
- (2/12) Why Cavs fans already love Cedi Osman Fear The Sword
- (2/12) Dribbles: Culture change already evident in happy Cavs Amico Hoops
- (2/12) The New 4 helps jolt Cavaliers back to life Amico Hoops
- (2/12) Boston 3 party: Runnin’ and gunnin’ Cavs clobber Celts Amico Hoops
- (2/12) Pindowns: LBJ, new-look Cavs have a ball blasting Boston Amico Hoops
- (2/12) Cleveland Cavaliers' new faces yield results in win vs. Boston Celtics NBA.com
- (2/12) Nick Gilbert, son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, set for major brain surgery ESPN.com
- (2/12) LeBron on new-look Cavs' big win over Celtics: 'It's almost like the new guys have been here' ESPN.com
- (2/12) Cavs kick off their new era with a statement win in Boston ESPN.com
- (2/12) The new-look Cavaliers make their stunning debut NY Post
- (2/12) LeBron’s New Cast Spoils Paul Pierce’s Jersey Retirement Night in Blowout Over Celtics SI.com
- (2/12) In win over Celtics, new Cavs show biggest trade was complacency for competitive fire Sporting News
- (2/12) LeBron James revels in post-deadline Cavs rout of Celtics Sporting News
- (2/12) Early results are in and ... suddenly the Cavs are back Yahoo Sports
- (2/12) Three Things to Know: It’s just one game, but new-look Cavaliers impress Pro Basketball Talk
- (2/12) LeBron James Says Cavaliers' Focus Was at 'All-Time High' After Win vs. Celtics Bleacher Report
- (2/12) LeBron James, New-Look Cavaliers Crush Kyrie Irving, Celtics as 4 Players Debut Bleacher Report
- (2/12) Cavaliers act brand-new against Celtics The Undefeated
- (2/12) Five takeaways from the new-look Cavaliers' rout of the Celtics Washington Post
- (2/12) The Cavs Have Rediscovered Their Happy Place Washington Post