Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Boston Celtics, 95-87

CLEVELAND — The Celtics were force-fed a valuable lesson in humility last night at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Celtics arrived in Cleveland still buzzing from their impressive and emotional victory over the new-look Miami Heat Tuesday night, and believing a mediocre effort against a lesser team would be enough.

And deep into the third quarter, they were correct. The Celtics dominated the first few minutes of the second half, built an 11-point lead, and waited for the Le...

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert doesn’t regret his harsh criticism of LeBron James upon the free agent’s departure from Cleveland, referring to him as “the player’’ during his session with the media last night at Quicken Loans Arena.

Nearly four months after he ripped James for announcing he was leaving the Cavaliers for the Heat during a one-hour television special, Gilbert said he’s ready to move forward.

Franchises do indeed move on, even from losses such ...

CLEVELAND — Shaquille O’Neal warned this month that NBA officials are going to become so powerful because of the crackdown on player reaction to calls that their jerseys should be available at Foot Locker.

After getting issued a technical foul during the fourth quarter of last night’s 95-87 loss to the Cavaliers, O’Neal may search for a particular jersey.

Referee Bob Delaney whistled Nate Robinson for a technical when he kneed Ryan Hollins in the groin area on a driv...