Cavs begin coaching search after parting ways with Drew
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers' next coach will inherit a better situation than the one Larry Drew got handed.
Drew and the Cavs parted ways Thursday after a challenging, 19-win season that...
Cavaliers take on the Spurs on 8-game losing streak
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Suns take on the Cavaliers on 6-game skid
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-58, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (17-60, 15th in the Western Conference)
Cleveland faces Los Angeles, looks to stop 4-game skid
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-57, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (45-31, sixth in the Western Conference)
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...
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Boston takes on Cleveland, seeks to break 4-game skid
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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.
Pistons resting Blake Griffin vs. Cavs for playoff push
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push.
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.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love makes the Cleveland Cavaliers a different basketball team.
The Orlando Magic learned that lesson Sunday night in what could be a costly loss for their playoff...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Due to an arena-wide computer glitch, there were still several seconds remaining on the scoreboard clock when the officials signaled the game was over.
Cavs Love to rest foot, won’t play against Pistons
CLEVELAND (AP) — Star forward Kevin Love will rest his surgically repaired left foot when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Detroit Pistons.
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.
Love scores season-high 32 as Cavs beat Grizzlies 112-107
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love is having fun in his return to the basketball court.
After a season of losing streaks, injuries and trades, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally are, too.
Cavaliers send Suns to franchise-record 16th straight loss
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love's presence makes an obvious difference for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Playing his third game since returning from foot surgery, Love had 16 points and 11 rebounds...
Love healthy, optimistic as Cavs fight to season’s finish
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love relaxed on the beach under the warm Caribbean sun during the All-Star break.
He hopes it finally shines on him and the Cavaliers in the second half of a...
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Cavaliers’ Love sitting out final game before All-Star break
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sat out Wednesday night's game against Brooklyn, but plans to increase his playing time following the All-Star break.
"I don't know minutes-wise what it's going to be like, but a good progression after that because I will be fully prepared to go," Love said.
Love returns, briefly, to Cavs’ lineup after foot surgery
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Love's return to the Cleveland Cavaliers' lineup after missing 50 games following surgery on his left foot was a brief one.
Love started and played the first six minutes in the Cavaliers' 119-103 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night. He scored four points.
He shot 1 for 5 from the field and missed all three of his 3-point attempts. Love made two free throws and had a rebound and an assist. He left the game midway through the first period and did not return.
Kevin Love returns for Cavaliers after missing 50 games
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Love returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers' lineup on Friday after missing 50 games following surgery on his left foot.
Love started and played the first six minutes against the Washington Wizards, scoring four points. He shot 1 for 5 from the field, missing all three of his 3-point attempts. Love made two free throws and had a rebound and an assist.
Love scrimmages with Cavs during practice, close to playing
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love's return to the Cavaliers could be days away.
The All-Star forward, who has only played four games this season, took part in a full contact, 5-on-5 scrimmage on Thursday, a major step in his recovery from left foot surgery.
Cavs’ Thompson to miss 2 more weeks with sprained foot
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson will miss about two more weeks because of a sprained left foot, another blow to the NBA's worst team.
The team provided the update Friday for the 6-foot-10 veteran, who has been sidelined for the past four games.
The Cavs (9-40) have lost five straight and 17 of 18 entering Friday's home game against Miami.
Cavs’ Love still weeks from return to court after surgery
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Love's comeback has been slow and steady. The Cleveland Cavaliers need it to speed up.
Love said Monday that he's still weeks away from doing any significant on-court work as the five-time All-Star forward recovers from left foot surgery that has sidelined him nearly all season.
Love was recently cleared to accelerate his rehab, but he isn't sure when he'll play and suggested he could be out until after February's All-Star break.
The Latest: Cavs’ Love progressing, no timetable for return
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love might be a little closer to helping the needy Cavaliers.
The All-Star forward was cleared to begin "select basketball activities" following left foot surgery, but there is still no clear timetable when he'll play again for the NBA's worst team.
Thompson, Hood return from injuries for Cavaliers
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson and Rodney Hood will return for the Cleveland Cavaliers after missing time with injuries.
The return of the two players will give a boost to the Cavaliers, who have the NBA's worst record (8-29) going into Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat.
Thompson has missed the last 10 games because of a sprained left foot. The 6-foot-10 forward is averaging a team-high 11.6 rebounds and is scoring 12 points a game.
Cavaliers’ Thompson could miss month with sprained left foot
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson's strong season has stalled.
Cleveland's starting center could miss a month after spraining his left foot in Monday night's 108-92 loss at Milwaukee. Thompson has been playing at an All-Star level and has been one of the few bright spots for the struggling Cavaliers, who are 6-21 and already missing star forward Kevin Love.
Cavs’ All-Star forward Love could be out until “new year”
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love may not be back until sometime in 2019 following foot surgery.
Love had an operation on Nov. 2 to relieve pain and pressure in his big left toe, which he injured in the club's preseason opener. At the time, the team said Love would be out at least six weeks and his status would be updated in "approximately" when that period ended.
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.
Clarkson scores 24, injury-riddled Cavaliers blast Hornets
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing with so many injuries they needed an assistant coach to suit up for practice Monday.
A little over 24 hours later they did just fine with their healthy players.
Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points, Tristan Thompson had 21 rebounds and 11 points, and Cleveland won for the second time this season, beating the Charlotte Hornets 113-89 on Tuesday night.
Korver, Osman out for Cavs, now down 5 rotational players
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have a starting lineup wearing street clothes.
Forwards Kyle Korver and Cedi Osman will miss Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets, meaning Cleveland is without five rotational players in a season that has quickly gone from bad to worse.
The 37-year-old Korver has been slowed by foot soreness that has bothered him the past two seasons, while Osman will miss his second straight game with back spasms.
Cavs’ painful season worsening as Osman joins injury list
CLEVELAND (AP) — This painful season isn't subsiding for the Cavaliers. If anything, it's getting worse.
Cleveland, which already has the worst record in the NBA at 1-10, will be without yet another starter on Saturday night in Chicago after forward Cedi Osman was ruled out with back spasms.
Cavs have new injury, Hill out 2 weeks with shoulder sprain
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are losing games and players at an alarming rate.
Starting point guard George Hill could miss two weeks with a sprained right shoulder, the latest setback for the Cavs, who have won just one game and are expected to be without All-Star forward Kevin Love for at least another five weeks following foot surgery.
Cleveland is also missing forward Sam Dekker, who sprained his ankle and is out for a month.
Cavaliers’ Dekker could miss month with sprained ankle
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Sam Dekker could be out a month with a sprained left ankle.
Dekker got hurt during the third quarter of Cleveland's 102-100 loss at Orlando on Monday night. Dekker underwent further tests Tuesday that revealed the sprain. The Cavaliers said he will begin rehab and be sidelined for approximately two to four weeks.
Cavaliers’ Kevin Love has foot surgery, out at least 6 weeks
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are missing another star.
Forward Kevin Love will be out at least six weeks — and maybe longer — after surgery on his left foot, another blow to a team in disarray in its first season following LeBron James' departure.
Cavs’ All-Star Love to miss ‘weeks’ with painful toe injury
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love doesn't know when he'll be able to help the struggling Cavaliers.
The All-Star forward said Tuesday night that he will miss at least several weeks with a painful left toe injury that has bothered him since the preseason and recently got so severe that he had trouble walking. He did not rule out surgery.
Cavaliers’ Love misses second straight game with sore foot
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is out for the second straight game because of a sore left foot.
Cleveland (0-5) hosts the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Love didn't play in Wednesday's loss to Detroit and missed three of the Cavaliers' four exhibition game because of the injury.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Love tried to play through the soreness and wanted to stay on the floor because the team has been struggling.
Pistons still unbeaten after 110-103 win over Cleveland
DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey has coached Detroit to its best start in a decade.
He's also well aware the Pistons have a long way to go.
"It's good for our team, good for our morale, but we know that there's bigger mountains to climb down the road," said Casey, who was hired to coach the Pistons this past offseason. "We've just got to continue to work and improve and get better in certain areas."
Cavs’ Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot
DETROIT (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love will miss Thursday night's game against the Pistons with a sore left foot, another blow to a winless Cleveland team.
Love missed three preseason games with an unspecified injury in the same foot. He was favoring his foot following Wednesday's home loss to Brooklyn, and after traveling with the team to Detroit, the Cavs ruled him out several hours before tip-off.
It's not yet known if he will be able to play Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers.
Cavs’ Love raises mental health awareness with ‘locker’ talk
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love can't remember being this freshly shaven, gliding his fingers over his smooth cheeks and chin while glancing at a large mirror.
The reflection doesn't pain him anymore.
From the outside, the Cleveland Cavaliers' All-Star forward appears to have it all: A model's striking looks, a multi-million dollar contract and dream job. At 30, he's in the prime of his career, and maybe for the first time, truly happy.
Russell, Harris lead Nets past winless Cavaliers 102-86
CLEVELAND (AP) — Life without LeBron James has been harder so far than the Cleveland Cavaliers hoped.
Cleveland fell to 0-4 after a 102-86 loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday night. D'Angelo Russell scored 18 points, Joe Harris added 16 and the Nets outscored the Cavaliers 38-17 in the third quarter to pull away.
James led the Cavaliers to four straight NBA Finals and a championship in 2016, but the four-time MVP signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer.
LeBron-less Cavaliers starting anew with Love as focal point
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love wore a pair of LeBron James' signature sneakers on media day. It's the last time he'll try to fill them.
Four years after aligning with James and Kyrie Irving to form a Big Three of stars that ended Cleveland's five-decades-long championship drought by winning an NBA title in 2016, Love is the only one who remains with the Cavaliers.
As preseason winds down, NBA stars are getting some rest
Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward's preseasons ended early.
And they weren't alone around the NBA on Saturday, either.
The Boston Celtics left the biggest two stars on their roster — both of whom are coming off serious injuries, and now apparently dealing with far more minor ones — out of the lineup for their preseason finale at Cleveland.
The official reasons where lower back pain for Hayward and a rib contusion for Irving.
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