Grizzlies’ De’Anthony Melton out 4-8 weeks with back injury
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward De'Anthony Melton will miss one to two months with what the team has described as a stress reaction in his back.
Bucks sign veteran guard Kyle Korver
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have added veteran guard Kyle Korver.
The team announced the signing Thursday. The 38-year-old guard was waived July 7 by Phoenix — which acquired him in...
Jazz upgrade roster with Conley trade instead of NBA draft
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah took an alternate route to upgrade its roster rather than building through the NBA draft Thursday night.
The Jazz sent the No. 23 pick to Memphis on Wednesday as...
AP source: Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz for 3 players
The Memphis Grizzlies traded away the final piece of the franchise's best years on Wednesday, sending veteran point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a trio of players, a person familiar with...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Creighton University basketball star will replace former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey as the university's commencement speaker later this month.
The sports world is abuzz about Tiger Woods’ victory
Tiger Woods' win at the Masters is still a hot topic.
PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg look back at the memorable moment that transcended the sports world. Litke and...
Mitchell, Korver lead Jazz to 111-104 win over Nuggets
DENVER (AP) — Kyle Korver had the hot hand from deep and Donovan Mitchell from everywhere else.
It added up to a big night in a place that's proven tough for the opposition.
George hits winner, scores 45 as Thunder beat Jazz in 2OT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George cut through two defenders, lofted a shot over 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert and waited just like everyone else.
George's high-arching lob fell with less than a second...
Mitchell scores 24, Jazz outlast Timberwolves 106-102
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell was finding his teammates in all sorts of ways. One of his career-high 11 assists looked as if it belonged on the diamond instead of the court.
"I got back to my old ways," said Mitchell, who pitched and played shortstop in high school. "It was just making a play, making a read and Georges (Niang) was wide open and a two-hand pass just wouldn't have worked."
Jazz beat Clips 129-109 for 1st 5-game win streak of season
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After going 9-12 through the first two months of the season, the Utah Jazz are moving up.
Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points in Utah's 129-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night for its first five-game winning streak of the season.
Mitchell, coming off Western Conference player of the week honors, has averaged 30.3 points over his last six games.
The Jazz are 8-2 in their last 10, matching Golden State's record as the best in the West over that stretch.
Gobert grabs 25 rebounds as Jazz beat Pistons 100-94
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz discovered an unusual motivator Monday night.
All game long, Mitchell heard a persistent heckler in the Utah crowd.
"That loud kid on the sideline. It was really his fault," Mitchell said after scoring 28 points to propel the Jazz to a 100-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons. "I don't know why people like that have to keep talking. I just had to shut him down."
Mitchell, Jazz send Cavs to 8th straight loss, win 117-91
CLEVELAND (AP) — After the Utah Jazz handed Cleveland its latest blowout loss, the Cavaliers decided it was a time for a talk.
Coach Larry Drew referred to a lengthy postgame meeting with players as "pretty somber" following a 117-91 loss Friday night to the Jazz, who dominated the second half in sending Cleveland to its eighth straight loss.
Rubio scores 24 as Jazz beat Trail Blazers 120-90
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After struggling early amid high expectations, the Utah Jazz feel like they're finding their rhythm once again.
Ricky Rubio had 24 points and eight assists to lead the Utah Jazz to a 120-90 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Kyle Korver scored 18 points and Jae Crowder added 16 as the two combined to shoot 7 for 14 on 3-pointers.
Mitchell nets 20, Gobert adds 18 as Jazz beat Spurs 139-105
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kyle Korver is back, and suddenly the Utah Jazz are sinking shots.
"His confidence is contagious," Donovan Mitchell said. "His presence just gives us spacing and helps everybody."
Mitchell scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs 139-105 on Tuesday night.
Burks’ late dunk seals Cavs’ 99-97 win over slumping Nets
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Burks had a more productive visit to Barclays Center than his last one.
Playing just his third game for Cleveland after a trade from Utah, Burks threw down a two-handed dunk with 3.2 seconds remaining, and the Cavaliers avoided a fourth-quarter collapse and edged the Brooklyn Nets 99-97 on Monday night.
Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver’s debut
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte packed the paint, and Utah took advantage.
Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Hornets 119-111 on Friday night.
Cavaliers trade Kyle Korver to Jazz for picks, Burks
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers finalized their trade with Utah and sent Kyle Korver to the Jazz.
The teams agreed to the deal on Wednesday and completed the transaction Thursday following a conference call with NBA officials. Cleveland shipped Korver to the Jazz for guard Alec Burks and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.
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Mitchell returns, carries Jazz to 101-91 victory over Nets
NEW YORK (AP) — Donovan Mitchell is back and Kyle Korver is on the way.
Things certainly looked much better for the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Mitchell returned from a two-game absence with 29 points, taking over down the stretch and leading the Jazz to a 101-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
AP Source: Cavs send Korver to Jazz for G Burks, 2 picks
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyle Korver is getting another shot with a contender.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Korver, one of the best deep outside shooters in NBA history, to the Utah Jazz, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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.
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.
On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands.
The Celtics got thumped next.
James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home court, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over Boston on Saturday night.
It happens every spring: LeBron forced to carry Cavaliers
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James recovered quickly from his neck strain. There's still too much stress on his back.
He's carrying the Cavaliers. It's a springtime tradition.
As has been the case for much of his 15-year career, James has had to perform at an extraordinary level throughout these playoffs, most recently in Cleveland's Game 2 loss at Boston.
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer to give Cleveland a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday in Game 3, shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most devastating playoff exit.
After the Raptors tied it on rookie OG Anunoby's 3-pointer with eight seconds left, James took the inbounds pass, dribbled the length of the floor and in one motion, dropped his 10-footer in front of Toronto's stunned bench.
James has triple-double, Cavs beat Raptors in OT in Game 1
TORONTO (AP) — This time, LeBron James didn't have to do it all by himself.
James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.
Forward step: LeBron, Cavs pushed to limit but not done yet
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James walked sluggishly down a corridor inside Quicken Loans Arena following Game 7 surrounded by the usual squadron of security personnel, some business associates and his publicist.
Each step seemed a challenge. His eyes were heavy. He ached from head to toe. He wanted to lie down.
James was moving on to the second round of the NBA playoffs — almost on his hands and knees.
LeBron James leads Cavs to win to advance to Eastern Conference semifinals
CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers lived to play another day on Sunday as elimination in the first round of the NBA playoffs was a distinct possibility.
The Indiana Pacers were certainly a formidable opponent, but the men dressed in gold and blue didn't have a number 23 in their lineup by the name of LeBron James.
LeBron’s last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win in Game 5
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Moments after blocking Victor Oladipo's possible go-ahead driving layup, James caught the inbounds pass, took two dribbles and dropped the winner over Thaddeus Young.
Blazers win 11th straight with 113-105 victory over Cavs
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Even Cleveland's late rally couldn't rattle the confident Trail Blazers.
CJ McCollum scored 29 points and Portland won its NBA-best 11th straight game with a 113-105 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.
The Cavs made it uncomfortable for Portland late, when they closed the gap to three points.
"It came at a time when we would have liked it not to come," Damian Lillard said. "We cut it really close. But you can't complain about how you get it — and we got another one."
Just minutes after reports of the Green Bay Packers adding tight end Jimmy Graham surfaced, more shocking news popped up in Green Bay, as the Packers will reportedly release longtime wide receiver Jordy Nelson, according to ESPN. The Graham signing was one of the bigger pieces of news during yesterday's free-agency action, with Drew Brees having re-signed in New Orleans.
James and Cavs begin reboot with win over Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 on Friday night for a successful start to their reboot.
Korver has 30, James posts triple-double as Cavs top Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) — With six players traded away and four newcomers not yet cleared for duty, the Cleveland Cavaliers were left with a lean, tight rotation.
Fewer substitutions? That worked just fine for LeBron James and Kyle Korver.
James had a triple-double and Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the crisp Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 on Friday night for a successful start to their reboot.
LeBron’s late defense helps Cavs edge Heat without Love
CLEVELAND (AP) — A dramatic, disturbing month for the Cavaliers ended with a defensive stop.
LeBron James scored 24 points and turned away Miami's James Johnson before he could get off a shot in the final seconds as Cleveland began a long stretch without injured All-Star Kevin Love by holding off the Heat 91-89 on Wednesday night.
"I was going downhill against him. I liked what I was doing. The only thing is, he's LeBron," Johnson said.
Cavaliers unveil Cavs Legion GC, its new esports team
Cavaliers unveil Cavs Legion GC, its new esports team
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Just because you can't dunk like LeBron James or hit a three-pointer with the accuracy of Kyle Korver doesn't mean you can't ball for the Cavaliers.
The Cavs are one of 17 NBA teams to get into the increasingly business of esports, where competition takes place in a video game instead of a court.
On Tuesday, the organization unveiled its new esports team--- the Cavs Legion Gaming Club (GC).
- Talked out: Cavs drop 4th straight day after team meetingNovember 2, 2017
- Hardaway, Knicks give Cavs 4th loss in 5 games, 114-95
- Nets overcome James' triple-double, beat Cavaliers 112-107
- Cavs' Dwyane Wade sidelined with bruised knee
- Tough millennial: Jaylen Brown could be Celtics' X-factor
- AP Interview: Wade wants to wear Heat jersey again _ someday
- It's done: Wade makes it official, signs with Cleveland
- Irving-Thomas deal continues NBA summer of blockbuster moves
- AP Source: Cavaliers agree to terms with Cedi OsmanJuly 12, 2017
- Cavaliers announce Jeff Green signingJuly 11, 2017
- AP Source: Cavaliers re-sign Korver for 3 years, $22 millionJuly 2, 2017
- Cavaliers sign veteran point guard Jose CalderonJuly 2, 2017
- AP source: Cavaliers owner, Billups met for 2nd straight day
- Cavaliers watch NBA draft as Billups watch continues
- Cleveland Cavaliers donate $875,000 to Habitat for HumanityJune 23, 2017
- Cleveland Cavaliers players, coaches serve Thanksgiving dinner to young students (video)
- 'Shell-shocked' Pistons slapped around by LeBron, Cavs
- Cavaliers win 5th straight in 116-88 rout of Pistons
- Cleveland Cavs could remain in The Q through 2044, according to new lease
- Iman Shumpert, Teyana Taylor's reality show picked up by VH-1
- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers meet Keenu Not on subway: 60-Second Know-It-All (video)
- LeBron James scores 31 points, Cavaliers top Hornets 115-107
- Hardaway hits late 3 to lift Knicks over Jazz 106-101
James, Korver lead Cavs’ charge in 4th to top Knicks 104-101
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James got shoved by the Knicks and then benched by his coach.
Neither could keep him down for good.
James had 23 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat New York 104-101 on Monday night.