Drew’s run as Cavaliers coach could be nearing end
CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Drew guided the Cavaliers through a stormy season sprinkled with injuries, losing streaks and NBA lottery dreams.
The 61-year-old coach juggled a revolving roster,...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said he has not spoken with the club's front office about his future with the team.
Drew, who became Cleveland's coach when Tyronn Lue was fired...
Cavaliers take on the Spurs on 8-game losing streak
San Antonio Spurs (46-34, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (19-61, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Oakland, California; Friday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland aims to stop its seven-game slide with a win against Golden State.
The Warriors have gone 28-11 at home. Golden State...
DeRozan leads Spurs past Cavs as team honors Ginobili
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili was a winner in San Antonio. No way the Spurs were going to lose on his special night.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and San Antonio celebrated Ginobili's...
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-56, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (43-32, eighth in the Western Conference)
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep finding ways to win without Kyrie Irving.
Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Celtics broke away from a fourth-quarter tie...
Boston takes on Cleveland, seeks to break 4-game skid
Boston Celtics (43-31, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (19-55, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Sexton’s 25 leads Cavs over bruised, Giannis-less Bucks
CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton has left a sluggish, sometimes painful start to his pro career, behind him.
He's taking off, and he might just take the Cavaliers with him.
Sexton scores 27, leads Cavaliers past Pistons 126-119
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers squeaked by without Kevin Love.
The Detroit Pistons, playing without Blake Griffin, weren't as fortunate.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Asked to assess his overall performance, Joel Embiid said he was "trash."
When the Philadelphia 76ers needed him the most, however, their All-Star center came to...
Sexton, Cavs beat Raptors 126-101; 2 ejected for fight
CLEVELAND (AP) — Even with Kawhi Leonard back in the lineup, the best fight Toronto put up in Cleveland was when Serge Ibaka threw a punch at Marquese Chriss.
NEW YORK (AP) — Leading by nine points with just under four minutes remaining, it appeared that the Knicks would have company at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
Cavs send Knicks to franchise-record 17th straight loss
CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks' franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take.
The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-104 on Monday night.
"It's incredibly hard," said guard Dennis Smith Jr. "No one wants to lose, especially 17 in a row. Tonight would've been major for us if we'd have pulled it out."
Cavs stun Lakers 101-95 to end 12-game losing streak
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wins have been hard to come by for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, so coach Larry Drew has been focused on the incremental signs of progress.
Against the Los Angeles Lakers, Drew saw those little things help put the Cavaliers into the right side of the win column.
Cedi Osman scored 20 points, Collin Sexton added 17 and the Cavaliers ended a 12-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory on Sunday night.
Struggling Cavs sign G Cameron Payne to 10-day contract
CLEVELAND (AP) — The struggling Cavaliers signed guard Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract.
To make roster space, the Cavs waived swingman Patrick McCaw, who signed with the club as a free agent on Dec. 28. He played in three games with Cleveland.
Payne will give the Cavs a backup for rookie Collin Sexton and backcourt depth while Matthew Dellavedova deals with a sore foot. Payne averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 assists in 31 games — 12 starts — for Chicago before he was waived by the Bulls.
Gasol scores 20 points, Grizzlies beat Cavaliers 95-87
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies took advantage when Cleveland missed its first 12 shots.
Then the Cavaliers came storming back, and Marc Gasol and his teammates had just enough to hold on for a wire-to-wire win.
Gasol had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Grizzlies beat the Cavaliers 95-87 on Wednesday night despite nearly blowing a 17-point fourth-quarter lead.
Sexton, Thompson helps Cavaliers rout Wizards 116-101
CLEVELAND (AP) — The rookie scored a decisive win over the five-time All-Star in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 116-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Collin Sexton, the Cavaliers' first-year point guard, matched a season high with 29 points, while John Wall was held to a career-low one point in Cleveland's easy victory.
Westbrook ties for 3rd in triple-doubles, Thunder beat Cavs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook moved into a tie for third place on the NBA list for triple-doubles with 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder completed a regular-season sweep of the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers with a 100-83 victory Wednesday night.
Sexton scores 29 as Cavs hold off Harden, Rockets 117-108
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew believes his team is starting to figure things out.
Cleveland's players are proving him right, at least for the last two nights.
Rookie Collin Sexton scored a season-high 29 points and the Cavaliers won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating Houston 117-108 on Saturday night.
Cleveland (4-14) won 121-112 in Philadelphia on Friday and rode that momentum against the Rockets, overcoming 40 points by James Harden.
Bradley Beal scores 20 points, Wizards rout Cavaliers 119-95
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards caught the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers on the second game of back-to-backs Wednesday night.
They seized the opportunity.
Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Otto Porter added 15 and the Wizards beat the Cavaliers 119-95 for their third straight victory. Washington never trailed and led by as many as 27 points.
Cavaliers beat Hawks to get first win after firing Lue
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points, Cedi Osman added 20 and Cleveland ended its six-game losing streak to start the season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 136-114 on Tuesday night in the Cavaliers' first game since coach Tyronn Lue was fired.
The Cavs came in as the NBA's only winless team, and Lue paid the price for club's slow start.
Last season: Alabama made its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012 and won its first tourney game since 2006 before losing to eventual champion Villanova in the second round.
Nickname: Crimson Tide.
Coach: Avery Johnson.
Who's gone: PG Collin Sexton left after one season and was the No. 8 overall NBA draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 19.2 points, second in the SEC. F Braxton Key, who started 17 games, transferred to Virginia.
Alabama adds firepower to help replace Collin Sexton
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Avery Johnson manages to find a silver lining to losing Collin Sexton to the NBA.
Sure, that means replacing one of the Southeastern Conference's most dynamic players, but it also forces the Crimson Tide to build more offensive diversity.
"Collin was an alpha dog," Johnson said. "He's going to score 20 points a game and sometimes teams can load up their defense to try to shut him down. I'm hoping this year that we'll be a lot more versatile on offense.