Daily News - March 12, 2018
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Cavaliers notebook: Another night, another All-Star as Larry Nance Jr.’s gauntlet continues
Author: Marla Ridenour
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal
LOS ANGELES: Larry Nance Jr.’s gauntlet of All-Star centers continues.
In the previous four games, the Cavaliers forward has gone up against 6-foot-10 Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic twice, 6-11 center Andre Drummond and 6-10 forward Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons, and 6-11 Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
On Sunday night at Staples Center came the Los Angeles Lakers’ 7-footer Brook Lopez and 6-9 Julius Randle, although Randle will likely be LeBron James’ responsibility.
“It’s been crazy, hasn’t it?” Nance said Saturday after practice at UCLA. “Drummond, Blake, All-Stars; Jokic, realistic All-Star; DJ, All-Star; Brook, All-Star; Julius is playing great. It’s been fun. It’s been a nice little challenge. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cavaliers 'missing some smiles' as losing returns: Inside Cavs-Lakers
Author: Joe Vardon
LOS ANGELES -- The Cavaliers are again in a rut.
This time, it's not a personality conflict or even a roster with shiny pieces that didn't seem to fit.
Now, it's injuries.
"At the end of the day you've got to want the most out of whoever you've got on the floor," LeBron James said Sunday, after the Cavs were dismantled by the Lakers 127-113. "You want to get the most from whoever is playing but sometimes you can't overcome this many injuries that we have." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Isaiah Thomas, Lakers laugh at Cavaliers in 127-113 blowout that knocks Cleveland to fourth in East
Author: Joe Vardon
LOS ANGELES -- This was the Isaiah Thomas the Cavaliers hoped they traded for last summer.
And not the one they thought they dealt to the Lakers last month.
Thomas destroyed his old team with 20 points off the bench and L.A. spanked the Cavs 127-113.
"I only played 15 games with the Cavs, so it wasn't like it was a revenge game," Thomas said. "I keep saying the world knows what I bring, so I don't got to play so good just to show them what they gave away. It's nothing like that. I have really close friends on that team, and those guys are great guys, they just made a business decision, and I'm trying to move on ... for the most part." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
More Daily Press Links:
- (3/12) Lakers' Third-Quarter Surge Sinks Cavs in L.A. Cavs.com
- (3/12) Marla’s 37 shots from beyond the arc on injuries, a lack of time and ‘a grind of a year’ Akron Beacon Journal
- (3/12) Lakers 127, Cavaliers 113: Isaiah Thomas gets his revenge as Lakers snap seven-game losing streak against Cavs Akron Beacon Journal
- (3/12) Ailing Cavs fall to Lakers, 127-113 News-Herald
- (3/12) Final Thoughts: As losses and injuries mount, the ground is slipping beneath the Cavs The Athletic
- (3/12) Final Score: Cavs fall to Lakers 127-113, finish 0-2 in Los Angeles Fear The Sword
- (3/12) Pindowns: It’s ugly, but don’t judge beat-up Cavs now Amico Hoops
- (3/12) LeBron James says injuries make Cavs hard to gauge: 'You don't know' ESPN.com
- (3/12) LeBron James Praises Lakers and Luke Walton, Compares LA to Warriors Bleacher Report