Bob Finnan

Mavs 88, #Cavs 78, end third Q. Cavs could be going down to first defeat of preseason unless they find a way to get back in game

Chris Haynes

Although this is preseason, teams are going to look at this game and how the Mavericks are having their ways against the #Cavs using a zone.

Chris Fedor

LeBron with eight of the last 10 points for the Cavs. Kyrie with the other two. Cavs trailing by 14.

Bob Finnan

LeBron James just exited the game with 1:46 left in the third quarter. That's probably it for him. He ended with 12 points

Sam Amico

Eighteenth in my NBA 30 Teams in 30 Days preview: Minus George, Pacers will need to rely on usual grit and guts. foxsports.com/ohio/story/ind…

Bob Finnan

LeBron James just recorded his first field goal with 7:28 left in third Q - on a slam dunk in traffic

Chris Fedor

Three-pointer count for the Cavs: 22. There are 8 minutes left in the third.

Dave McMenamin

This quote by Theodore Roosevelt "hit home" for LeBron James and he considers it "one of my favorite… instagram.com/p/uRj3WcSLmY/

Chris Fedor

#Cavs trailing by 1. Thing that stands out to me is how quickly they'll be able to erase a lead. Going to take a team's A Game to beat em

Chris Fedor

Dion is leading the #Cavs in shot attempts again (11) and everyone knows how I feel about that.

Dave McMenamin

Cavs bounce back to draw within 56-55 at the half. Kyrie has 16 pts. Tristan with 14 pts, 8 reb. Just two shots (and 4 assists) for LeBron

Jason Lloyd

Half: Mavs 56, #Cavs 55. Irving 16p,3a; Thompson 14p,8r; LBJ 1p,4a; Waiters 11p. DAL Nowitzki 11p,6r. CLE 44%, 11TO; DAL 46%, 6 TO

Bob Finnan

#Cavs close second quarter on 29-15 run, still trail Dallas by one point, 56-55, at halftime. LeBron James has attempted and missed 2 shots

Sam Amico

Mavericks hold 56-55 halftime lead over Cavs in preseason game No. 3 in four nights for Cavs. LeBron James (1 point) has taken two shots.

Chris Fedor

That's essentially two shot-clock violations in a row for the Cavs. Don't see that much.

Jason Lloyd

According to eagle eye (and lens) of @DavidRichardPix, Johnny Manziel in attendance tonight

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers notes: Big Three haven't played together much during preseason due to injuries bit.ly/1rKAjgV

Jason Lloyd

#Cavs defensive effort vastly better in 2Q. Plus, Mavs starting to miss some open looks. That always helps

Jason Lloyd

Waiters, incidentally, has led team in shots attempted in every game thus far and has a team-leading 10 more tonight. Conversely, LBJ has 2

Chris Haynes

That zone Dallas is playing is making that three-point line attractive. But #Cavs have to knock it down.

Bob Finnan

#Cavs coach David Blatt bemoaned fact team shot 34 3s in Milwaukee game Tuesday. They have 17 attempts with 5:25 left in second quarter

Chris Haynes

It's 5:25 left in first half and #Cavs have hoisted 17 threes and have converted only six. Blatt wasn't pleased with 34 attempts last week.

Jason Lloyd

Not sure if I missed it last year or Waiters really worked on it over summer, but he's really grasping rule of verticality this preseason

Bob Finnan

Small lineup with 3 guards, LeBron and Tristan got #Cavs back in game against Dallas.They trail, 46-41, with 7 minutes left in first half.

Chris Fedor

The #Cavs have taken 15 three-pointers. There's 7:20 left in the first half.

Chris Fedor

LeBron in for Andy. James at the 4 now with Tristan at center

Chris Haynes

#Cavs defense has taken couple steps back. Mavericks lead after one 37-26. Dallas shooting 57 percent from field and 63 percent from three.

Jason Lloyd

Look on bright side, #Cavs defense can only improve from here. That was ... awful

Jason Lloyd

End 1Q: Mavs 37, #Cavs 26. Irving 8p; Thompson 8p,4r; LBJ 1p, 1r, 2a; DAL Nelson 11p; Nowitzki 9p,5r. CLE 39%, 5 TO; DAL 57%, 2 TO

Dave McMenamin

The Cavs D gives up 37 pts in the 1st Q, allowing Dallas to shoot 57.1 pct from the field (including 5-8 from 3). CLE trails by 11.

Bob Finnan

Mavericks 37, #Cavs 26, end first Q. Dallas doing whatever it wants on offense, shooting 57 percent from field. LeBron James took one shot

Bob Finnan

#Cavs' defense not exactly in mid-season form. Mavs shooting 63 percent from field. Have 32 points with 2:50 left in first quarter

Chris Fedor

WOAH! Chandler Parsons slammed it on LeBron James. That was impressive.

Chris Fedor

The Mavericks would be the second-best team in the Eastern Conference and an enormous obstacle for the Cavs, but alas, they are out West.

Chris Haynes

NBA official Derek Richardson prevents LeBron James from scoring in transition twice. First time Bron collided with him. One way to stop him

Chris Fedor

Defense for the #Cavs has been bad, but the #Mavs are really good. Dallas with 25 points and there is 4:59 left in 1st Quarter.

Chris Fedor

Kyrie uses an Andy screen and buries another 3. That's 6 quick ones for KI. LeBron has one shot attempt

Chris Fedor

Welcome back Kyrie. Bottoms a face-up triple

Chris Haynes

Mavericks start off throwing a zone on #Cavs. Got a feeling they'll see a lot of those defensive coverages this season.

Dave McMenamin

LeBron has on the 12s in the "NSRL" colorway tonight. They have zero connection with the Cavs' team colors dimemag.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/upl…

Chris Fedor

#Cavs & Mavs tonight at the Q. I've got ya with LIVE updates all night. Comes join me on cleveland.com here cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Bob Finnan

Cavs forward LeBron James said the Big Three just needs to get healthy. tout.com/m/2y8qjg?ref=t…

Dave McMenamin

LeBron on a 36-year-old Kobe going into season No. 19 of his career: http://t.co/JwjjrXNVqE

Dave McMenamin

LeBron on Mamba: "I love Kobe. I love his competitive nature. I love competing against him"

Dave McMenamin

LeBron said he talked to Kobe just before training camp: "Just to say, ‘It’s great to have him back.’"

Chris Haynes

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle on #Cavs championship aspirations: "They got all the ingredients to be in that small handful that has a chance.”

Dave McMenamin

LeBron said he's never read the essay he wrote with Lee Jenkins because "I said it." Added it would be "weird" if he did.

Dave McMenamin

After another particularly compelling pregame media session LeBron goes: "I'm here all year ... I got a lot to give"

Sam Amico

For those interested in NBA preseason stuff, it's Andrew Wiggins & TWolves vs. Jabari Parker & Bucks tonight, live from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Chris Fedor

David Blatt with praise for Shawn Marion after what Rick Carlisle said about Marion being underrated: I haven't seen a lot of guys like him

Chris Haynes

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said #Cavs F Shawn Marion is one of the most underrated players in NBA history. That's high praise.

Dave McMenamin

Rick Carlisle on Shawn Marion: "He's one of the most underrated players in NBA history"

Sam Amico

ICYMI earlier: Cavs-Mavs pregame dribbles. Kyrie in, Love out against intriguing Mavs. foxsports.com/ohio/story/cav…

Dave McMenamin

Major points of emphasis for NBA refs this year: illegal screens, traveling violation, rule of verticality. Just briefed by Mike Callahan

Matthew Dellavedova

Preseason game 5 v Dallas, time to get better #AllForOne

Jason Lloyd

Friday night high school football scoreboard and schedule ohio.com/sports/high-sc… #abjvarsiry

Chris Haynes

Dallas-Cleveland connection: Mavs forwards @Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki will not allow Ebola to alter their lives cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Sam Amico

Pregame dribbles: Cavs' Kyrie in, Kevin Love out, vs. new-look and intriguing Mavs. foxsports.com/ohio/story/cav…

Bob Finnan

#Cavs rest PF Kevin Love and F Shawn Marion vs. Dallas. Blatt might start Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao. PG Kyrie Irving to return

Sam Amico

ICYMI: Michael Jordan disagrees w LeBron, says 82 games never a problem. "I still would've been playing somewhere." tinyurl.com/kjfscsx

Sam Amico

FYI: @CavsMoondog still out sick, will miss tonight vs. Mavs. Has missed last 2 games and Cavs want him well-rested for opener. #getwellpup

Dave McMenamin

The annual disorienting feeling of walking into a team's shootaround and seeing guys like Villanueva, Jameer & R. Jefferson on the Mavs

Sam Amico

I know it's only preseason, but Lakers have lost last two games by an average of 37 pts and haven't made a 3-pointer in 11 quarters. #yikes

Dave McMenamin

Dallas' Rick Carlisle on LeBron: "There's no doubt that we're looking at one of the 5 best players ever to play in the NBA"

Jason Lloyd

Kyrie Irving will play tonight vs. Mavericks; Love and Marion to sit: CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving will return to... bit.ly/1sQDDwg

Dave McMenamin

CLE had Thursday off following a back-to-back but they brought in Kyrie for a group workout w/some of the young guys as a final ankle test

Sam Amico

To give NBA preseason little perspective, LeBron tells @FOXSportsOH he's "rounding second." He was 9-12 shooting for 26 pts the other night.

Dave McMenamin

Kyrie has missed the Cavs last 3 preseason games with his sprained R ankle. Blatt says he's "raring to go" for tonight

Dave McMenamin

Kevin Love's neck is fine, but he has the night off for "rest & maintenance" vs DAL. As does Shawn Marion. Kyrie Irving will play, however.

Sam Amico

Kyrie Irving returns for Cavs vs. Mavs tonight. Kevin Love & Shawn Marion out. Both healthy, just resting. And yes, LeBron's playing.

Chris Haynes

Quick Story: #Cavs to rest Kevin Love and Shawn Marion while Kyrie Irving will return tonight vs Mavericks cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Alex Kirk

Lobo fans I heard some rumors that hugh greenwood has something special for the dunk comp tonight. Please post videos @HGreenwood3

Jason Lloyd

Kyrie will play tonight. Marion, Love resting. #Cavs say neck is fine, no injury concern with Love. Just resting

Chris Haynes

#Cavs F Kevin Love and Shawn Marion will sit out tonight's game vs Mavericks. No injuries. G Kyrie Irving will return tonight.

Sam Amico

Seventeenth in my NBA 30 Teams in 30 Days preview @FOXSports: Lillard, Aldridge and fun Blazers should stay on rise. foxsports.com/ohio/story/por…

LeBron James

This how I'm feeling this Friday morning on the way to work. #MaryJBlige #MyLife #Classicinstagram.com/p/uQOPFTCTJb/

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers: A.J. Price hoping to make team as third point guard news-herald.com/sports/2014101…

Bob Finnan

Sports media notes: Kenny Roda calls new gig at WHBC ‘a great fit’ news-herald.com/article/201410…

Chris Fedor

Man. That's rough for the Jets. Geno did his job on two straight drives and the kick gets blocked.

Brendan Bowers

Bone Thugs N Harmony #Cleveland #RockHall http://t.co/rdVMl7Bk9E

Chris Fedor

Geno's supporting cast let him down. Again. Just repeat this every week.

Jason Lloyd

Cavaliers point guard A.J. Price playing well in Kyrie Irving’s absence, but roster spot still in jeopardy: CI... bit.ly/1rD89o4

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers: A.J. Price hoping to make team as third point guard bit.ly/1qEttKF

Bob Finnan

Veteran A.J. Price is vying to earn a spot as the Cavaliers' third-string point guard. tout.com/m/xj7cgm?ref=t…

Chris Fedor

PODCAST: @DougLesmerises & I talk about whether J.T. Barrett is best QB in the Big 10 & which is the best 1-loss team cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/…

Dave McMenamin

And 593 pts from passing MJ for 3rd all-time scoring RT @Tom Haberstroh Kobe's 99 misses away from being the all-time leader in missed FGAs

Chris Fedor

ICYMI: #Browns move up in my latest power rankings & there is a new top team!! cleveland.com/browns/index.s…

Dion Waiters

Damn throwback 4real RT @__Lennis: Who really know @Dion Waiters

Sam Amico

PODCAST: Latest with @TheKennyRoda, talkin' Cavs, LeBron, latest on Ray Allen, more. bit.ly/1nqOdJZ http://t.co/pGLTKKjRqk

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers notes: LeBron James wants fewer games in season, not fewer minutes in games news-herald.com/sports/2014101…

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers down Pacers, 98-93, at Cintas Center in Cincinnati news-herald.com/sports/2014101…

Brendan Bowers

Livestreaming of Bone's show in CLE can be viewed at etv.com. Show starts at 8pm tonight

Chris Fedor

Two days late because of Cavs duties and a much-needed day off, but I didn't forget. My week 7 NFL Power Rankings!! cleveland.com/browns/index.s…

Dave McMenamin

#tbt #throwbackthursday Kobe hijacking our interview last December to bring up his No. 25 spot in… instagram.com/p/uOCnHSSLj5/

Chris Haynes

From last night: #Cavs F LeBron James in favor of shortening NBA regular season cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…