1927 — Detroit first baseman Johnny Neun records an unassisted triple play in the ninth inning to end the 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. Neun grabs a Homer Summa line drive, tags Charlie Jamieson at first and outruns Glenn Myatt to tag second.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville woman has filed for an emergency protective order against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rajon Rondo and alleges the former Kentucky star brandished a gun and threatened her life.
The Sacramento Kings officially announced the hiring of Mike Brown as their new head coach with hopes he can end the NBA's longest playoff drought ever.
General manager Monte McNair said Monday that Brown was picked to replace interim coach Alvin Gentry.
The Sacramento Kings have agreed to hire Golden State assistant Mike Brown as their head coach.
A person familiar with the decision confirmed on Sunday that Brown will take over the franchise with the longest playoff drought in NBA history.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The mood in the Cavaliers' locker room alternated between disbelief and delight in the raw moments following their play-in loss to Atlanta.
Pain mixed with pride.
And as Cleveland's players — many of them with zero postseason experience — reflected on falling short of the playoffs after all they endured over the past months, one sentiment trumped all others.
CLEVELAND (AP) — When the final horn sounded and Trae Young's work was done, he slammed the ball off the floor, sending it spinning skyward. He then turned and waved goodbye to the Cleveland fans retreating to the the exits.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela missed the second half of the play-in game against Cleveland on Friday night with a right knee hyperextension.
Capela was helped off the floor late in the first half.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star center Jarrett Allen was back in the starting lineup Friday for the play-in game against Atlanta after missing 19 games with a broken left finger.
Allen, who hasn't played since getting hurt March 6, was listed as questionable before being cleared and taking the court with his teammates.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Many of them NBA big-game beginners, the young Cavaliers took their lumps in Brooklyn the other night and missed their first chance of making the playoffs.
Atlanta Hawks (43-39, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (44-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
PLAY-IN GAME: The Cavaliers and Hawks meet to decide the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
ATLANTA (AP) — For one night, at least, the Atlanta Hawks looked like the team that made a stunning run to the Eastern Conference final last summer.
Trae Young bounced back from a sluggish start to score 24 points and De'Andre Hunter led a third-quarter surge Wednesday that carried the Hawks to a 132-103 rout of the Charlotte Hornets in a play-in game.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bring on Boston.
That's the next stop on a recent rise for the Brooklyn Nets, who were in 10th place not long ago but don't look like an underdog right now.
Kyrie Irving had 34 points and 12 assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and 11 assists, and the Nets took the No.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Unflappable. Maybe that's the best word to describe Cavaliers prized rookie forward Evan Mobley.
Or maybe unafraid. Or undeniable. Unreal could fit, too.
At roughly the same time the NBA wraps up this season after the Finals in June, Mobley will turn 21.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have played in the NBA Finals and Olympics, so they've been in just about every kind of big game there is.
The play-in tournament is something new for them, and the Brooklyn Nets certainly didn't expect to experience it this year.
Cleveland Cavaliers (43-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (43-38, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nets -8; over/under is 229.5
It lasted 174 days, required the usage of more players than any season in history primarily because of the ongoing challenge of playing through a pandemic, and saw playoff-positioning chases go all the way down to the final moments.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks used the final game of the regular season to rest up before defending their NBA crown.
The Cavaliers didn't have any such luxury.
Kevin Love made eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points as Cleveland took the No.
Joel Embiid is about to make a lot of history. And a half-dozen first-round or play-in game matchups are set to be decided.
The final day of the NBA season has no shortage of storylines.
A new scoring champion will be crowned and, barring something crazy, Embiid — who hails from Cameroon — will become the first international player to win that title.
Milwaukee Bucks (51-30, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (43-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee into a matchup with Cleveland.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Devin Booker scored 33 points and the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns overcame a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 111-105 on Friday night.
Deandre Ayton sealed the victory off a pass from Chris Paul with 18.4 seconds left.
NEW YORK (AP) — After a season full of complications, things are finally simple for the Brooklyn Nets.
Win two games at home and they're in the playoffs.
Kevin Durant scored 36 points, leading a pair of fourth-quarter surges that carried the Nets into a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a 118-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Evan Mobley is back in the starting lineup for the Cleveland Cavaliers for a key game Friday against the Brooklyn Nets.
Mobley missed the previous five games with a sprained left ankle and the Cavaliers lost four of them without their big man.
Cleveland Cavaliers (43-37, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (42-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Patty Mills and the Brooklyn Nets host Darius Garland and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference play.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant loves being part of New York's basketball rivalry, even finds it funny when he hears from the opposing fans.
He should enjoy it. When it comes to the Knicks, Durant always gets the last word.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Joel Embiid had 45 points and 13 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers made a franchise-record 17 3-pointers in the first half of a 131-122 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night that moved them into a tie with Boston atop the Atlantic Division.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers gave up 120 points to one of the NBA's most offensively challenged teams Tuesday night and took a loss that locked them into the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 42 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Houston Rockets 118-105 on Tuesday night to improve their position in the race for play-in seeding.
Irving had 17 points in the fourth quarter to help the Nets pull away again after their 21-point lead dwindled to six.
Not since 1998 have the Cleveland Cavaliers made the playoffs without LeBron James.
This season, they're at least assured of a spot in the play-in tournament after an impressive turnaround.
The 10 teams in the Eastern Conference that will advance beyond the 82-game regular season are already set.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff was fined $15,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officials following Sunday night's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Upset by inconsistency in calls and the Sixers getting 42 free throws, Bickerstaff said the game “was taken” from the Cavs, who are trying to hold onto the No.
Philadelphia 76ers (48-30, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-54, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pacers -12.5
Cleveland Cavaliers (43-36, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (20-59, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Magic -8.5
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joel Embiid had 44 points and 17 rebounds, James Harden recorded his second triple-double with Philadelphia and the 76ers locked up a playoff spot with a 112-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joel Embiid did plenty of damage on his own. The Cavaliers, though, felt the big man got some unwarranted help.
Cleveland coach J.B. Bickerstaff was highly critical of the officiating after Embiid scored 44 points — and made 20 trips to the free throw line — in Philadelphia's 112-108 win over the Cavs on Sunday night.
Philadelphia 76ers (47-30, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (43-35, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cavaliers -4.5; over/under is 224.5
NEW YORK (AP) — Darius Garland had 24 points and 13 assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-101 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday.
Garland led seven Cavaliers in double figures as Cleveland snapped a two-game losing streak.
Cleveland Cavaliers (42-35, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (34-43, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland visits New York looking to stop its four-game road losing streak.
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 30 points and the surging Atlanta Hawks never trailed while beating the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers 131-107 on Thursday night to clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
Cleveland Cavaliers (42-34, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (39-37, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hawks -5; over/under is 220.5
BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry added 23 and the Miami Heat rallied in the fourth quarter to hold off the Boston Celtics 106-98 on Wednesday night to stay atop a tight race for the Eastern Conference’s top seed.
TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists for his second career triple-double, Gary Trent Jr. scored 29 points and the Toronto Raptors strengthened their hold on sixth place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-102 Wednesday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — With a large, loud contingent of Slovenia fans on hand, Luka Doncic wanted to give his countrymen a show.
The Cavaliers couldn't stop it.
“When all the people come to see you, you want to put on a show," Doncic said.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers star rookie forward Evan Mobley will miss at least the next three games with a sprained left ankle, an injury that could keep Cleveland from clinching one of the top six playoff spots.
Dallas Mavericks (47-29, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (42-33, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cavaliers -4.5; over/under is 214
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie forward Evan Mobley will miss Wednesday night's game against Dallas — and maybe more — with a sprained left ankle as the injury-plagued team fights for a playoff spot.
TORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam had a season-high 40 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out, and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed Boston Celtics 115-112 in overtime on Monday night.
Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby scored 14 points apiece, Thad Young and Gary Trent Jr.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland had 25 points and 12 assists, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-101 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night after losing big man Evan Mobley due to a sprained left ankle.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Dean Wade will miss the rest of the season following knee surgery, the latest medical setback for a Cleveland team bitten by major injuries for months.
Wade, who made 28 starts this season, underwent a procedure Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team said.