Rubio returns and Cavaliers down struggling Blazers 119-113January 13, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points, Ricky Rubio played in his first game since a knee injury more than a year ago and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113 on Thursday night.
Rubio returns to Cavs more than a year after knee injuryJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ricky Rubio played for Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night for the first time since injuring his knee more than a year ago.
Listed as questionable on the pregame injury report for the game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Rubio came in off the bench out of a timeout with 3:38 left in the opening quarter.
Cavs’ Rubio to return after missing year with knee injuryJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio is ready to resume his interrupted run with the Cavaliers.
More than a year after tearing a knee ligament and underdoing surgery, Rubio is expected to make his season debut Thursday night when Cleveland visits the Portland Trail Blazers.
All-Stars Mitchell, Allen miss Cavs’ game against WolvesNovember 13, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell and center Jarrett Allen were inactive due to injuries Sunday, leaving Cleveland without two All-Stars for its home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
AP source: Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio agree to 3-year contractJuly 1, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio helped return the Cavaliers to contention. He'll try to keep them there.
The veteran point guard agreed Friday to come back for another stint with Cleveland, agreeing on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
AP source: Timberwolves, Prince reach 2-year, $16M extensionJune 30, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing back reserve forward Taurean Prince, who became a vital part of the second unit in his first season with the club.
Prince and the Timberwolves have agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract extension, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Cavs overcome injuries, show promise in bounce-back seasonApril 16, 2022 GMT
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.
Grizzlies take on the Pacers, look for 4th straight victoryMarch 14, 2022 GMT
Memphis Grizzlies (47-22, second in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (23-46, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Memphis will attempt to continue its three-game win streak with a victory over Indiana.
Haliburton helps Pacers snap skid with win over SpursMarch 13, 2022 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tyrese Haliburton had 19 points and 10 assists and the Indiana Pacers snapped a three-game skid, beating the San Antonio Spurs 119-108 on Saturday night.
San Antonio sat out Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson and Jakob Poeltl a night after coach Gregg Popovich became the winningest coach in NBA history.
Garland, LeVert out with injuries as Cavs return from breakFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are coming back from the All-Star break at less than full strength.
All-Star guard Darius Garland will miss Cleveland's game Thursday night at Detroit with a back issue that has slowed him for weeks while newly acquired guard Caris LeVert is sidelined with a sprained right foot.
LeVert thrilled to be chasing a championship with CavaliersFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Just minutes into his first practice since joining the Cavaliers, Caris LeVert reconnected with one of his former Brooklyn teammates.
Cavs pull off another stunner, acquire LeVert from PacersFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Caris LeVert exited the bus with his Indiana teammates and walked into Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse a visitor.
He can make himself at home.
On Sunday, the Cavaliers went from surprising contenders to serious ones.
Cleveland hosts conference foe New YorkJanuary 24, 2022 GMT
New York Knicks (23-24, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (28-19, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cavaliers -7.5; over/under is 203.5
Cavaliers land Rondo from Lakers to offset loss of RubioJanuary 3, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Ricky Rubio was lost for the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers knew it would take someone special to take his spot.
They needed a playmaking guard with experience, intelligence and competitive toughness.
AP source: Cavs acquiring Rondo from Lakers for ValentineDecember 31, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rajon Rondo had a limited role as a reserve with the up-and-down Lakers. The Cavaliers will ask him to do much more.
Cleveland agreed to acquire the four-time All-Star guard Friday in a trade with Los Angeles for guard Denzel Valentine, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Cleveland takes home win streak into matchup with AtlantaDecember 31, 2021 GMT
Atlanta Hawks (15-19, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (20-14, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cavaliers -1
AP source: Cavs making progress in trade for Lakers’ RondoDecember 31, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers may have found a quick fix for their emergency situation at guard.
Cleveland has made progress in talks with the Los Angeles Lakers about a trade involving veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, a person familiar with the potential deal told The Associated Press on Thursday night.
Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio out for season with torn ACLDecember 30, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio helped the Cavaliers return to relevance. Now, he's got to make another comeback of his own.
The veteran guard, who has been instrumental in Cleveland's turnaround, is done for the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Tuesday night — the same injury that ended his rookie season in 2012.
Temple, Jones rally Pelicans past Cavaliers after Rubio hurtDecember 29, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Garrett Temple nailed four of his five fourth-quarter 3-pointers in a decisive flurry and rookie Herb Jones scored a career-high 26 points to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to a near-record 108-104 comeback victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
Tatum leads Boston into matchup with ClevelandDecember 21, 2021 GMT
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-12, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (15-16, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics face the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Atlanta faces Cleveland on 6-game home slideDecember 19, 2021 GMT
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-12, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (14-15, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hawks -4.5
Cavaliers win fifth straight, rout Rockets 124-89December 16, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland scored 21 points, Isaac Okoro added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fifth straight game, a 124-89 rout of the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
Ricky Rubio had seven points and a season-high 12 assists, and Dean Wade scored 16 points for Cleveland, which led 84-39 midway through the third quarter and had 100 points entering the fourth.
Cleveland faces Washington on 3-game win streakDecember 2, 2021 GMT
Cleveland Cavaliers (12-10, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (14-8, second in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland will try to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Cavaliers take on Washington.
Garland, Cavaliers to visit Butler, HeatNovember 30, 2021 GMT
Cleveland Cavaliers (11-10, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (13-8, third in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Darius Garland and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Doncic leads Dallas into matchup against ClevelandNovember 28, 2021 GMT
Cleveland Cavaliers (10-10, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (10-8, fifth in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks host the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cleveland plays Orlando, aims to stop home slideNovember 27, 2021 GMT
Orlando Magic (4-16, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-10, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cavaliers -7.5
Suns hold off Cavaliers 120-115 for 14th straight victoryNovember 25, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points, Chris Paul had 12 assists and made four free throws in the final 8.8 seconds and the Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to 14 games, holding off the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-115 on Wednesday night.
Cleveland faces Phoenix on home losing streakNovember 23, 2021 GMT
Phoenix Suns (14-3, second in the Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-9, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland plays Phoenix looking to stop its three-game home slide.
Brooklyn takes road win streak into matchup with ClevelandNovember 21, 2021 GMT
Brooklyn Nets (12-5, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-8, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brooklyn hits the road against Cleveland trying to continue its three-game road winning streak.
Curry and the Warriors face the CavaliersNovember 18, 2021 GMT
Golden State Warriors (12-2, first in the Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-7, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cavaliers -8.5
Harden, Nets outlast short-handed Cavaliers, 109-99November 18, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden scored 27 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 and Kevin Durant 23 to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers 109-99 on Wednesday.
Patty Mills added 21 points to give the Nets four 20-point scorers for the first time this season.
Tatum scores 23, Celtics beat Cavaliers 98-92 to split setNovember 16, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and Dennis Schroder had six points in the final 76 seconds as the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-92 on Monday night, splitting their two-game set at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Garland, Cavs erase 19-point deficit to beat Celtics 91-89November 14, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland made two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from 19 points down in the third quarter to stun the Boston Celtics 91-89 on Saturday night in the opener of a two-game set.
Wizards beat Cavaliers 97-94 on Kuzma’s late 3-pointerNovember 11, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyle Kuzma hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds left as the Washington Wizards scored the final five points in a 97-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Darius Garland missed an open 3 on Cleveland’s subsequent possession, and Corey Kispert made a layup with 0.7 seconds remaining for Washington.
Ricky Rubio has career-high 37 points, Cavaliers beat KnicksNovember 8, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Ricky Rubio scored a career-high 37 to help the Cleveland Cavaliers outlast the New York Knicks 126-109 on Sunday night.
Cleveland has won four in a row to improve to 7-4. Evan Mobley added 26 points, Jarrett Allen had 18 and Darius Garland 16.
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony head Lakers beat Cavs 113-101October 30, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points, Carmelo Anthony hit six 3-pointers and had 24 points and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three-game winning streak with a 113-101 victory Friday night.
Love, Allen guide Cavaliers to 99-87 win over NuggetsOctober 26, 2021 GMT
DENVER (AP) — The tempers briefly flared between feisty guards Ricky Rubio and Facundo Campazzo as both got in each other's face late in the third quarter.
Mobley has double-double, Cavs beat Hawks 101-95 for 1st winOctober 24, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Evan Mobley collected 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers rally for their first win of the season, 101-95 over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
Cavs sign veteran point guard Kevin Pangos to 2-year dealSeptember 9, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers signed point guard Kevin Pangos to a two-year deal, his agency announced Wednesday on Twitter.
The 28-year-old Canadian spent the past six years playing in Europe.
Rubio’s trade to Cavs official as he drops 38 in loss to USAugust 3, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio's Olympics ended on the same day his time with the Cavaliers began.
The veteran point guard was acquired in a trade with Minnesota that was finalized on Tuesday, filling one of the Cavs' biggest needs.
Timberwolves deal Rubio on draft night without draft picksJuly 30, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For their first time in their 33-year history, the Minnesota Timberwolves were non-participants in the NBA draft.
After forgoing both of their selections to Golden State, in completion of the trade that landed D'Angelo Russell and sent Andrew Wiggins to the Warriors in 2020, the Timberwolves did not reacquire any picks on Thursday night.
AP source: Cavs acquire guard Ricky Rubio from T-WolvesJuly 29, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire veteran guard Ricky Rubio in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night before the NBA draft.
US players learning differences between Olympic hoops, NBAJuly 23, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team was about to start playing its final warm-up for the Tokyo Olympics a few days ago in Las Vegas, and Spain’s Ricky Rubio found himself in a pregame conversation with American guard Zach LaVine.
Towns, Edwards lead Timberwolves past undermanned PistonsMay 12, 2021 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points and Anthony Edwards added 22 as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the undermanned Detroit Pistons 119-100 on Tuesday night in a game with significant lottery implications...
Suns bounce back from loss, beat Timberwolves 113-101March 20, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul scored 20 points, Devin Booker added 16 and the Phoenix Suns bounced back from a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves the night before by beating them 113-101 on Friday...
All-Star guard Chris Paul sent to Suns in blockbuster tradeNovember 17, 2020 GMT
Chris Paul holds a $44 million option for the 2021-22 season, a massive payday that may have kept some teams from trying to trade for the All-Star point guard...
Bulls face the Suns on 7-game skidFebruary 22, 2020 GMT
Phoenix Suns (22-34, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-37, 11th in the Eastern Conference)...
Mitchell scores 32, Jazz beat Clippers 111-105February 28, 2019 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a tight race to secure playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz earned a valuable tiebreaker.
Utah rallied from a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-105 on Wednesday night.
Jazz mascot nets bat on court before game vs. TimberwolvesJanuary 26, 2019 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It took a bear — Jazz Bear — to catch a bat and leave the high-flying hijinks to the NBA players...
Former Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio selling North Loop penthouse for $1.225MNovember 14, 2018 GMT
The Timberwolves loss will be some downtown dwellers gain.
Ricky Rubio, the teams former point guard, has put his North Loop condo on the market, more than a year after he was traded to the Utah Jazz.