Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-95

CLEVELAND - Inexplicably more competitive than their last two times out, the Timberwolves again nonetheless discovered in Wednesday's 109-95 loss at Cleveland how far ahead the road winds.

Embarrassed at Milwaukee and New York, the Wolves faced a Cavaliers team priming for a championship run and actually led early, one night after they trailed the Knicks 15-0.

Ultimately, predictably, they were overcome by a tall, talented team that plays a brand of basketball with w...

There was a lot of merriment and goofiness on the Cavaliers' side Wednesday night, from LeBron James' dance-off with an usher to James, Shaquille O'Neal and Anthony Parker tickling Daniel Gibson after Gibson was knocked to the floor. Lots of laughter, not much competition in a routine blowout over the Timberwolves.

In response, the Cavs' hapless foils on Thursday vowed that someday, somehow, with heaven as their witness, they will extract their blood revenge by ...

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