Saturday January 17th, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving said he thinks communication with coach David Blatt is getting better, according to a report from ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin.

Irving made his remarks after Friday's win over the Los Angeles Clippers, which came a day after a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Prior to the two-game winning streak, the Cavaliers had lost six consecutive games to fall to 19-20. In December, a report surfaced saying the team is concerned about Blatt and his ability to reach the team. 

On Friday, after he matched his season high with 37 points against the Clippers, Irving spoke of improved communication with the coaches.

From the report:

Irving even admitted after the game that he and James were calling their own plays a lot of the time, but as long as they are fundamentally on the same page, that should look like collaboration rather than insubordination. 

“I think the communication between us and the coaches is getting a lot better,” Irving said. “Being out there and the coach is calling plays and me and Bron are calling plays. If we see something out there, we’re going to go and just execute it. It’s not a he-said, she-said -- or he-said -- thing out there. We all trust one another out there. And game to game, we plan for it and we got to run the plays that work.” 

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The Cavaliers have won two of their last three games since LeBron James returned after missing eight games with back and knee strains.  

During that span, James has averaged 33.7 points on 53 percent shooting.

Cleveland will host the Chicago Bulls (27-14) on Monday.

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